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a u.s. military commander has warned about the emergence of a new terrorist threat to point to. demand accountability for violations of international law in mosul by coalition. america's hoping to silence up thirty five jets to germany despite increasing concerns over their combat readiness and record breaking costs. and ahead of the u.s. and french leaders meeting later on thursday we look at what needs a reset in their relations now.
if you want to live from our moscow studio with me to do it welcome to the program . a standoff between rights groups and the u.s. military of a coalition actions during the liberation of mosul is heating up to amnesty international issued a report accusing the coalition of partial responsibility for mass civilian casualties a senior u.s. commander called the allegations disrespectful and naive. the iraqi security forces have put the safety of civilians is the absolute centerpiece of the liberation of the city in providing support to the iraqi security forces we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that when we strike we only kill the enemy. of my children were killed in fighting between iraqi forces in ny still i blew a six years old when my youngest girl was five this year my older daughter also died she was seventeen she was killed by a man strike by using explosive weapons with wide area facts disproportionate
airstrikes in downstate populated areas the u.s. led coalition and iraqi forces failed to adapt their tactics to the reality on the ground during the operation in mosul iraqi and u.s. led forces used unguided artillery mortars and improvised bombs these weapons are highly empathize and according to human rights watch their use in heavily populated areas like mosul can be unlawfully indiscriminate the coalition also used white phosphorus which in rare cases is allowed under international law however child should bridge a former counterterrorism intelligence officer says the use of white phosphorus in populated areas could be considered a war crime. if these weapons such as white phosphorus or. tools such as white phosphorus are used as weapons in civilian areas it is likely to constitute a war crime in any case because you're using
a weapon that is an incendiary either against civilians or in a way that is reckless as to whether civilians are endangered and therefore it will be court considered like this because it is a disproportionate use of that tall as a weapon the obligation legally is to use weapons in a proportionate manner to minimize the risk as fast as possible to civilians but what we see again and again isn't just the use of heavy weapons such as a five hundred thousand pound two hundred fifty five hundred kilo weight bombs and so on being you. heavy weapons from across the largely indiscriminate unguarded weapons such as rocket launchers such as artillery and mortars these come because many of them or not we saw a precision weapons being used by the americans a couple of months ago that the target was to kill two snipers and yet one hundred four civilians were admitted body americans to have been killed in that attack even using precise weapons. human rights watch has published
a new report accusing iraqi security forces of committing war crimes it also says almost two hundred families with alleged i still members were sent to a camp against their will to receive ideological and psychological rehabilitation the mass deportations took place in five regions at least ten women and children are thought to have died on their way to the camp after a rifle my colleague talked to senior iraq researcher for human rights watch i had the opportunity to visit this town only two days ago and i can tell you fred a big lead also no humanitarian services and you know hundreds of families of women have no understanding of how long they're going to be there and by their essentially being held prisoner there's a comply with international law. absolutely not for one thing people displaced have the right to free movement big get to decide where they go on forms
of force displacement are indeed a war crime and i have whole idea of collective punishment punishing a woman for being the wife of a fighter or punishing children for being the children of a fighter that is an absolute violation of international law which does not allow you to punish people for something they did not do the entire occupy iraq operation would not be happening without the support of the us led coalition and pollution forces have a significant level of obligation to make sure that this operation is conducted in line with international law and when we are facing such a grave violation of international law absolutely coalition partners have an obligation to be weighing in and to be saying to the iraqis this is unacceptable and we need to see swift action to unravel these developments. after the victory over iceland the u.s. command warned the iraqi government about the possible reemergence of an upgraded
version of the terrorist organization caleb maupin delved deep into the story. making sure that i still doesn't set up shop again might be just as hard as getting rid of it in the first place amal everyone is celebrating the liberation of mosul a top u.s. commander in iraq says to be aware of isis two point zero if we keep isis two point zero from the iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different so what exactly should the iraqi government do differently any advice i think the primary condition that caused the rise of isis was the fact that a significant portion of the iraqi population this case the sunni's disaffected the iraqis have to make sure after isis is defeated that all iraqis government in baghdad is their government so sectarian violence is the main destabilizing factor now didn't everything start to go wrong a few years back after
a certain little military intervention you know iraq invasion one point zero the consequence was that if we were trying to rehabilitate the country for those elements we're trying to rake terry in violence and that is what we did not foresee so after reducing a formerly stable country to over a decade and a half of chaos the usa now warns baghdad that it better start building bridges and enforcing reconciliation the usa for its part intends to stay the iraqi government has expressed an interest in having the u.s. forces and coalition forces remain after the defeat of isis our government is equally interested in that as are several coalition governments have expressed an interest in joining in that effort so all of this help with sectarian violence the violence in iraq and syria has only made the long standing feud between the. sunni and the shia worse on top of that you have the kurds and their upcoming independence referendum
a lot of this sounds like shutting the barn door after the horse has already bolted it's almost like a case of national amnesia we forget what happened in two thousand and three when president bush said mission accomplished we've done everything we need to do a great victory the reality is that just created the problems that we're still fighting today so the idea that we're going to do the same thing which is to defeat so-called enemy there and then remain indefinitely and somehow the result will be different i think is is an absolute fantasy so we won't necessarily turn iraq into switzerland if we leave but it's inevitable but that somehow the iraqis will have to solve their own problems in one way or the other so stay or go it looks like either way the united states will have to make the best of a bad choice mop and art see new york. the pentagon has briefed the german military on the new f. thirty five find to act as the european nation considers it as
a possible replacement for its aging tornado will play on t.v. checking examines what the f. thirty five would make a good substitute. the f. thirty five was meant to be the ultimate aircraft the swiss army knife fighter jets ready and equipped for everything the project has been years in the making worked on by the brightest minds from all over the globe and has cost billions and billions of dollars. looks awesome right well the creation of this jack of all trades plane has been a bumpy road the project has seen numerous drafts due to various issues including having the blueprints stolen at one point and the budget has expanded over time as well nearly doubling the initial figure of thirty five program programs record of
performance has been both a scandal and a tragedy that his experience issues with cost is going to become completely and affordable aircraft deliveries amount to no more than a mere trickle relative to the original promises of the program what's going to happen with that airplane is it's going to die a slow when i get it isn't that what is so great about the f. thirty five it must be perfect for air combat well now according to a report released by the department of defense it displays objectionable or unacceptable flying qualities but surely it has top notch perception accuracy. i'm given no only if the target is clearly marked and undefended the department of defense says the f. thirty five will be forced to fly much closer to the ground to engage targets and those will likely need to be only lightly defended ones at most well at least it must be great for a pilot to fly wrong again. ok
last try has it been a good value well now it's been dubbed the most expensive plane anywhere ever i think you know the answer i know its production costs could yet again another seven percent hitting four hundred six point five billion dollars just for a bit of perspective belgium's entire g.d.p. in two thousand and fifteen was four hundred and fifty four billion dollars so with all of that in mind you think the project might have been reconsidered already i think the united states government is to fall too far along with the f. thirty five just to abandon it at this point you have other governments now that have committed in there whether nato and nato that committed to the f. thirty it's now become
a project that's too big to fail but surely when so much money has been thrown at it there must be something to be proud of so what is it good it's not good at anything. ok i turkey can fly at least a little bit about something jack of r t washington d.c. . the us president is in paris for a two day visit to the disagreements with the french leader donald trump and in money well to hold a meeting later today and attend a best deal day parade on friday. why are friends are going to france to let friends you know love it any more they're not going he said i wouldn't go to france france no longer france france is no longer friends after the fall of the earth. president trouble there's appears to celebrate the president is scheduled to visit our as president heads to paris.
a bit of wining and dining is poised to take to the famous eiffel tower for a rare blue lobster dinner. meanwhile some see the upcoming meeting as a battle between two superheroes so we hit the streets of paris to find out what people think about the two men's alleged superpowers. up the planet. he's welcome to come stay friends got to know our rooms and supervillains. we still need. to come i can run. the judges he repeats most books tell people to put books tell me it is a pistol. true flowers and sophie maybe peter can pick me pick up where money is only their way on the visual moving. like this well yeah . she mentioned young push him down. you know.
the book was to come the superman. movie can come out it's not that even the book gangs ok michael ok just like you know him you know came from perth. and arrived with all of the paris german charts i'm going to macklin to the palace for talks on fostering ties between the two countries despite the american and german leaders both coming to the french presidential palace for the now as of each other according to the chef jules that paul won't be crossing. and on tea trying to rally sees protesters shout out hitler quotes more a lot of the stories after this break. in
welcome back to the program hitler analogies in u.s. politics have become something of a trend this year this time the victim was fox news host tucker carlson for suggesting the u.s. should work with russia in syria and i just accept that people who are bad people share interest and you sound like chinese leader the nine hundred thirty eight saying hillary has been attacked and i think he's seen. you can think it's insane all you want he just compared me to a nazi apologist because i asked a simple question he is as bad as hitler. as soon as donald trump stepped into office the fuehrer comparison started flooding in. now the scrubwoman is hand in hand with the no go fast she's trying to trump being there reminded me of her addressing the nazi party can i feel better in these streets
a moustache traded for a jew like ninety percent of what he says i'm like this guy gets. however on to try protesters may have been given a taste of their own medicine they were filmed chairing a rally speech by a prankster comprised entirely of quotes by. there is one thing we must never forget richard you can never replace them their life is like a mirror the road from. you smile the return. donald trump seems to will forgive them for i don't recall you know it will be only it's not the truth that matters. political analyst charles will tell told us the extreme allegations against from being used as a destruction. just think there's an element on the left that is very fond of gaslighting that is to say when trouble is approaching they come up with the most
incendiary comments to distract from the real damage that's going to come the hillary clinton side they've come up with this enormous canard they get the press whipped up and over here our mainstream press moves in lockstep so if the theme comes down that we've got to compare trump to hitler you'll see the washington post do it the new york times the mainstream media c.n.n. etc i don't recall i wasn't following it continually during obama's eight years i don't recall protracted assaults against obama under a theory that he was some kind of hitler to call somebody hitler may that's a very serious accusation to make if you know anything at all about history and so i think the people who are making those accusations today should be ashamed of themselves. the killer of russian opposition politician has just been sentenced daniel pearl can has more on how the trial went. spin around
two and a half years since opposition figure boris themself was gunned down in broad daylight in central moscow just meters from the kremlin it was a case that resonated here in russia and abroad as well accusations speculation was very quick to fly in all directions about the motives of the killers and he was actually responsible now authorities very quickly pledged to find those guilty of the killing and after a complex investigation of five men were arrested all from the southern russian republic of chechnya and they were charged with murder at the end of twenty fifteen last month they were found guilty and today the sentences were finally handed down one of the key men involved diouf was named as the actual gunman who pulled the trigger he was given a twenty year sentence he was a former officer in the chechen security services four other men were given sentences of between eleven and nineteen years for their roles in the organ. of the murder itself. you say one of the masterminds. is still wanted at large and another
one was killed by security forces in an attempt to detain him now it's worth noting the dive himself confessed initially to the murder saying it was carried out in revenge for themselves alleged negative comments about islam he subsequently they were tracked to dart and maintained his innocence as the four other suspects we know at least one of them their legal team will be appealing this result. is that even his family they view this case and trial they allege that this was a cover up on that the men were poor simply covering up for somebody responsible for the murder they say they will continue to seek justice many others though will view this as a final chapter and a welcome closure in a tragic case that has of course become one of russia's most high profile murder cases of recent years. the u.s. tested its missile system on tuesday by shooting down a simulated incoming intermediate range ballistic missile similar to the one
allegedly being developed in north korea meantime pyongyang has warned the time any kind of military confrontation will quote inevitably lead the u.s. to self-destruction and vowed to turn america into a pile of ash although the drill was planned months ago it's being seen as a response to north korea's latest missile test a week ago. after that test expressed dissatisfaction with china for not putting more pressure on north korea. looks at how washington is trying to lean on regional powers. even before the eleven missile tests north korea conducted this year the u.s. has long demanded beijing to do more to curb pyongyang's nuclear program this rhetoric even got a term of its own the china responsibility theory which angered beijing if you don't don't change usually conjunction or is neither a focal points of contradictions over the issue no real driving force behind the current escalation of tensions on the peninsula if china is striving to put out the
foil while the other is a fueling the flame how can china's if it's achieve expected outcomes how can the tension be eased to be fair china is only major diplomatic ally and key economic partner so it makes sense for the u.s. and others to urge beijing to use its leverage on north korea china and other regional partners should also step up their efforts to help shove the security situation we need to work together to deal with some of the pressing difficult issues such as the threat from north korea but is it fair to expect beijing to ease tensions on the peninsula while washington fans the crisis by flexing its military muscles in the region every chance it gets. on top of that we are talking about trump and kim two politicians who have little to agree on except maybe their desire for attention we are going to beat these
aliens because we've got the best military you want to see well what. do i what. this baby some attacks that. china understands what the p.r. nyang government actually thinks that came junk in government thinks they believe that nuclear weapons are absolutely essential for their own security the u.s. government carries out war exercises simulating the destruction of north korea twice a year they just did. a nuclear bomb dropping drill the chinese never had the ability to tell north korea what to do donald trump either did not understand this another words of failure on his part to actually understand the relationship or he was just trying to do arm twisting against china but we can see now from china's statement that they have run out of patience that they consider it to be an abrogation of u.s. responsibility to find a way to come to a solution in the korean crisis bear in mind that north korea also said its ruling
to return to the negotiating table if the u.s. is willing to meet the hermit state half way namely to stop large scale joint military exercises with south korea and this is how the u.s. responded i know that has to be me or sation the secretary said he's not going to negotiate his way back to the negotiating table plane is the full so instead of the china responsibility theory perhaps washington should stop provoking north korea and take heed of the chinese proverb don't fan the flames that's the point the fire . watching that next here on out. with lawmakers manufacture consent to step into public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final
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