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the u.s. military command has warned about the emergence of a new terrorist threat eisold two point zero. international demands accountability for what it calls of international noise in mosul by coalition forces. america's hoping to thirty five fighter jets to germany despite increasing concerns over their readiness and the 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.
we want to international line from almost close to you with me and 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 after amnesty international issued a report accusing the coalition of partial responsibility for massive 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 when it's one of my children were killed in fighting between iraqi forces in ny still i will sixty years old and my youngest girl was five this year my older daughter also died she was seventeen she was killed by an air strike by using explosive weapons with wide
area facts disproportionate air strikes in down to the populated areas the u.s. led coalition and iraqi forces failed to adapt their tactics to the reality on the ground hearing the n.t.i. thought peroration in mosul iraqi and u.s. led forces used unguided artillery mortars and improvised bombs these weapons are highly imprecise and according to human rights watch they 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 charles shu 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 are using
a weapon that is an incendiary against civilians or in a way that is reckless as to whether civilians are endangered and therefore will be court considered because it is a disproportionate use of that tall as a weapon the obligation legally is to use weapons in a proportionate amount of to minimize the risk as far as is 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 used heavy weapons from across largely indiscriminate unguarded weapons such as rocket launchers such as artillery and mortars these can be quite accurate but many of them on not we saw a precision weapons being used by the americans a couple of months ago that the target was to kill two isis snipers and yet one hundred four civilians were admitted body americans to have been killed in the attack even using precise weapons. human rights watch has
published a new report accusing iraqi security forces of committing war crimes it says almost two hundred families with alleged deisel members were sent to a camp against their will to receive ideological and psychological we have been a taishan 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 all after arrival my colleague will talk to senior iraq we search for human rights watch. i had the opportunity to visit this town only two days ago and i can tell you fred being bullied 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 vicarious actually 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 b. 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 of iceland most of us command warned the iraqi government about the possible
reemergence of an upgraded version of the terrorist organization. and 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 as 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 feel see 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 so. and in 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 hey look mop and art see new york. the pentagon has briefed the german military on the new at thirty five fighter jet
as the european nation considers it as a possible replacement for its aging tornado will planes auntie's jacking examines whether 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 while 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 in 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 going to die a slow when i get it isn't that so 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 an acceptable flying qualities but surely it has top notch persuasion accuracy. i'm given no only if the target is clearly marked and underfunded 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. i
. 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 thirty
it's now become a project it'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 a turkey can fly at least a little bit about something jacqueline bogart t. washington d.c. . the us president is in paris for a two day visit to the in the disagreements with the french leader donald trump and then money to hold a meeting later today and attend a bus deal day parade on friday. that your friends are going to france you love friends you know love it any more they're not going to he said i wouldn't go to france france is no longer france france is no longer france or the all the earth. president trouble there's appears to celebrate the president is scheduled to visit our as president heads to paris.
between the presidents might be eased on thursday evening with a bit of wining and dining as my car is poised to take to the famous eiffel tower for a red 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. the planet. is welcome to construct for stuck up in our rooms and super. don't need. to come i can run. there now does it really small spots tell people to put books tell me it is a pistol. true it's ours it's a good sophie's many pieces many pets their money is only their way on the vision moving. like this well yeah. she mentioned don't push him down being believe good. you know. the book
was to come the superman. movie can come out it's not dead even the book dreams ok michael ok just like you know him you know came out composed. and is from prime to totally airport near paris german chancellor angela merkel and to be at least a palace of talks on full string ties between the two countries despite the american and german leaders both coming to the french presidential palace within hours of each other according to the shuttles that false won't be crossing. more news after this break.
welcome back to the u.k. lawmakers have concluded that a joint mission with the e.u. aimed at stopping human trafficking in the mediterranean has filed the report states that the operation north in twenty fifteen failed to achieve its objective and should be scrapped and also found that irregular migration has increased as have the number of deaths during crossings we talked to one of those behind the report. who is the chair of the e.u. external affairs subcommittee in the u.k. house of lords. i think the committee's mandate was to look at whether operations if they had worked. you've come to the conclusion obvious that you know we need to carry on saving lives but do we need to use the vessels that we're currently using they're expensive have they deterred the smugglers know maybe there are more
appropriate vessels that can be used i know a coordinate better coordinated response the migrant crisis has not decreased but what's happened of course is that was with intervened through operation severe with very sophisticated naval vessels these smugglers have decided to transfer their people the trafficked people into less safe vessels and so they're taking them in these dignities and then take them thirty kilometers away from libyan shores and then just leave them there and of course that's extremely dangerous the report also states that smuggling networks can only be effectively ford if the situation in libya is stabilized we need to look at the problem at source we need to look at the start of the pipeline rather than by the time the people have come to libya and all then getting into these and see where the vessels
and trying to cross the mediterranean this is a problem for all of europe it is dealt with with a coalition of partners on working together but we also have to be able to work with the libyan government to not this moment in time we don't have a libyan government that we can constructively work with. 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. but i just accept that people who are bad people share interests and he's sharing a chinese leader in the one hundred thirty eight saying hillary is an attack to us i think he's insane and you can think it's insane all you want he should compared me to a nazi apologist because i asked a simple question he is as bad as hitler. and since donald trump stepped into office the fuehrer comparison started flooding and. now this government is hand in hand with i know the classiest traum trump being there reminded me of
hitler addressing the nazi party can i feel better in these streets a moustache traded for i do you like ninety percent of what he says i'm like this guy gets to have protesters may have been given a taste of their own medicine they were filmed cheering a rally speech by a prankster comprised entirely of quotes by. there is one thing we must never forget the majority can never replace them their life is like a mirror. bronze. if you smile they return. donald trump seems to all of you don't worry until the rebuttal you know it will be only it's not the truth that matters. right. political analyst charles will tell tell us the extreme allegations against from
being used as a distraction. 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 through 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 where you'll see the washington post do it the new york times the mainstream media see. i don't recall if i you know i wasn't following it continually during obama's eight years i don't recall protracted assaults against obama under the theory that he was some kind of hitler to call somebody hitler me that's a very serious accusation to make if you know anything at all about history. and so i think that people are making those accusations that they should be ashamed of themselves. the u.s. tested its fired missile system on tuesday by shooting down
a simulated incoming intermediate range ballistic missile similar to the one illegibly being developed in north korea meantime pyongyang has known that 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 from express dissatisfaction with china for not putting more pressure on north korea he sued 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 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 oh well. you are what. this baby's affection. china understands what the p.r. 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 thrilled 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 could 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 you know that has to be dealing with me or sation the secretary said he's not going to negotiate his way back to the negotiating table. 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 support the fire. a recent fire that swept through a moscow shopping center left fourteen people into that things could have been far worse had it not been for the bravery of some of the people at the scene we spoke to a security guard who was there on the day. when i was going through the smoke i found a woman near the bakery she was lying unconscious i picked her up and carried her to the exits i took her outside and later on
a bench then i put some water over next likely my mask went back in i took my torch and turned it on i heard some other people screaming inside i got on my knees there was less smoke billowed started moving i was trying to find more people assume i am crawling i took his hands and we went towards the exits and other security men were also using flashlights to help us because the smoke was black we could hardly see our main aim was to help people just to remind you of the story the fire broke out at the rio shopping center in the northeast of moscow for fourteen people interested in a critical. condition the place spread to cover over a file. before firefighters. back at the top of the hour.
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