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i don't think most times you call me. i a city on edge this tension in barcelona the swelling as people they come to terms with the terror tragedy has left fourteen dead and with a killer still a large. team from clues is yet another key figure now his divisive chief strategist steve bannon is out. we didn't see any benefit from the u.s. target civilian houses but we don't target. stalled progress but increasing casualties the people of afghanistan are growing increasingly angry at the u.s.
led campaign as donald trump delays deciding what to do next in this sixteen year long war. very good morning eight thirty am saturday morning here in moscow watching our c international with me kevin first of a spade we're going again the manhunt in spain still underway for the suspected driver of the van involved in the attack in barcelona the vehicle plowed into crowds in a tourist area in the city killing thirteen and injuring over one hundred hours later a car crashed into a group of people in the resort town of two there a woman died of or injuries later in hospital many more wounded partridges in barcelona where tempers flare during anti islam and counter demonstrations. as you can see now in their own blow the people are starting to return new stuff and to be
a little bit calmer than it was previously as we know we speed a road to coast today not only do we have the tragic incident that was so state when we had the found moaning down people and people sadly lost their lives or were injured. then the lights up and you around seven o'clock local time on friday when there was a protest that was a demonstration when you had two sides of the political spectrum from the time to migrate section the of the more left wing and a more in in favor of a moderate community had met for a demonstration the benefit to be almost a call for a demonstration in the book or a outside of a career which is right in the sense of the round up where the founded it symbolically come to a close. i
mean while it was also a particularly poignant time for one particular family who'd been caught not only in the tragic events of lot on by but also at the back such as the a to in paris back in twenty fifty. it was painfully familiar you knew immediately what what was going on i was just getting people's reaction the same but it was strange because no one was asking why any of this had happened no one in the morning started listening to the politicians and the reporters on t.v. tell us the same platitudes and of course they tore into one another blaming one another for why everyone was clueless about something everyone knew was going to happen before him. i've been. working in these immigrant communities and i've been working on jihadi
networks all across europe and i thought immediately it's most likely a moroccan network was interesting because isis had always use as this principal. jumping off point for getting recruits into turkey and syria and the question for me is while isis was in control the attacks were fairly local but now i ask myself that these networks are starting to pick up on on their own and whether they'll become just more widespread and cross your. yes the fruit seller across from the bar. in brussels what's going on here to a hell of a lot more that was going on with the police but no one seems to be engaged in understanding what is going on in these networks so as the sun comes down in barcelona we can see that the police presence has died down the demonstrations have
gone away and a relative sense of normality returns as more of the toy start to come out to enjoy that time here in the center apostle and. there in the center of it all you know it's sad sign of the times these days that there are more and more cases of the same family sometimes even the same papal being exposed to terror attacks in europe apart from scott actually head of there and kate's report seems his daughter was caught up in the paris battle plan massacre in twenty fifteen then there was the manchester bombing survivor chris pulley also managing to escape death again on last round bliss for another survivor julia monaco the boss loner attack was her third brush with tara we spoke to counterterrorism experts tell me top a low dose says the authorities in the muslim community must take a much tougher stance on the extremism. there's no doubt in my mind that we are now going into a new phase of extremism you know being carried out by islamic jihadists i think we need to change our narrative and the way in which we put these individuals need to
be much tougher with them we need to and make them understand humility is not absolute you comes to equity moscato equity with clean hands and this individuals who know get away with this barbaric act that they're carrying out think we need to start becoming more aware i think there is more that could be done by the muslim community in trying to rain down some of the individuals that they're dead for being vulnerable to extremism or reporting them to security agencies to the muslim community a factor you know saying that you know this kind of action is not a separate will individuals involved and their parents should be walking out to no to their kids who are carrying out these acts security cameras captured the moment that van sped past the shop on most ramblers in barcelona pedestrians could be same trying to get out of its path islamic state like to claim of responsibility for what happened. and yet another attack to report this time in the city of turku in
finland where two people were killed and six others injured in a stabbing attack in a market square police say it's unclear whether or not the instance linked to terrorism the main suspect has there been taken into custody of course the news immediately sparked panic within the culture next takes a closer look at how the fear of terrorists become a new reality these days for many. the incident that took place in phelan's was quick to spark parenting with alarming post about another terror attack spreading through social media and this is the new reality really when people see you have lines like this these outlines popped up just within the first hour after the attack now we see words like knife attack or multiple victims stabbing terror well people immediately think of yet another terrorist attack and no one even waits for any confirmation from officials and this just demonstrates the level of fear many
people are experiencing there are constantly expecting attacks to take place and believe nowhere is safe anymore i witnesses on local t.v. were claiming that there were three attackers and that they were not fins they had dark skin now a few moments after the incident took place a video emerged apparently showing the attacker screaming god is great in arabic right before being shot by police people where we posting this video repeating the claim that he was shouting just that but then it turned out that someone in the video was just screaming look out and finish all this just shows that people are saying terror after it we're now. chief strategist steve bannon is leaving a void before donald trump took office but it was seen as a key figure in his team however you spend six months as the president's chief strategist a white house statement explaining the decision for bottom this departure is
a mutual one if you remember to bring the executive chairman of news one commentator we spoke to the exit will trouble the long run. and it is the one guy in the white house that the deplorable like they know him they like him they admire him and the fact that he's been hated by the media and hated by all the lefties is just the. icing on the cake for these people they will if they like him they you know the fact that he's being in that band is being attacked raises him in there and there are steam so the fact that trump fired him will hurt trump it's going to i think the white house polling is going to show him after this sinks in to everybody that it's hurt him with his own base it's not something he going to ford by the way does from a political standpoint. but on and then is the latest in a long list of losses for team trump these days experts we spoke to think the white house establishment is just pushing those who try to challenge him. trump is still
determined to fight unregulated globalism to preserve the constitution of this country to reform the vast excesses in spending in our government spend six trillion dollars a year all governments inside the united states just on government six trillion dollars is an awful lot of money to be spending on government and he and he embedded others were trying to change that but they came up against i think some globalists. well aside to this the rapid rate of resignations and dismissals in the white house is proving a boon for therapists as more and more anxious americans head for the therapy couch to cope with the era of living with trump.
apparently there is this culling industry i don't know about it's coddling is cool now because you got a rapper in a safe space from president obama's two year out of the election if you think about it. the university of kansas reminded students therapy dogs. trump. thinks if your child. to be. talk to your doctor to see if.
you could you should be treated with less fake news heavy dose of real news just a dose of reality rather than fiction people need to step. out of their comfort zones and echo chambers and experience real life with real people rather day and being in a day to fake news or fake people while talking to real life after those violent protests shook the city of charlottesville in the us state of virginia the man i was calling for the removal of the confederate general statue the rest in the first place the issue of racially divisive monuments is playing out across a swathe of the country right now and it seems no historical figure is an. open explains. not long ago we were out here on the streets of new york asking people if they thought that every monument to a slave owner should be demolished even if their founding fathers. did they stop madison avenue. and rename it yeah i think it's fine so if one person
is the football that will be the city you'd be a good idea to take it to. anything that's owned by a slave owner should be changed yeah it should be washington didn't go to war to defend slavery and i think concerts is very important even though we didn't expect people to want to tear down monuments to figures that are almost sacred in american history like george washington or thomas jefferson the idea now seems to be gaining momentum he wasn't protecting my freedom i wasn't someone who my ancestors weren't deemed to be to him and so to me i don't care if it's a george washington statue or a thomas jefferson statue or robert e. lee statue they all need to calm down and if those two aren't enough for you how about we try let's blow up mt rushmore that was actually the title of an article from vice media before they changed it to something a little less and say tional but the point was pretty much the same now it's certainly true that george washington and thomas jefferson owned slaves mr
president look i think the issue is that you and robert e. lee both owned slaves. that was about. that was wrong yeah but if you want talk about owning slaves she would talk about thomas jefferson whoa whoa whoa. abraham lincoln certainly did not own slaves he was always an outspoken opponent of slavery which he ended up abolishing in the context of a civil war now you would think he wouldn't be a target for anger but the people who did this certainly think he is this type of action should have been taken then perhaps fifty years ago with the civil rights movement because i mean at the time if we're talking about slavery and racism and think that it's all about black people and you know attacking people on minorities but i am completely against the fact that we're going to go now and try to destroy monuments like you are like the road becoming an isis terrorist group and i think this is whole situation has been created by certain media outlets like for example c.n.n. that they have you know pushed down on the narrative on the fact that you know the
troposphere race is so that everybody that support a tribe is a racist or even going further that every single white person is racist and i'm completely against this we're going to launch a full scale war against history you should probably expect that there's going to be collateral damage to the mob and artsy new york could have a state moscow times thanks for being with us a lot more to come with me kevin when he went out to including german troops abroad and yet another far right scandal it's my story.
selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles. that you stopped by to tell you that gossiping i'd like but. i think you will and by. that we. will walk. straight to the afghans are growing increasingly uneasy over the u.s. led military campaign in their country saying the civilian deaths and destruction
yielding few results in the ongoing fight against isis. can you see that damaged house they dropped the mother of all bombs in that area we didn't get any benefit from the u.s. they target civilian houses but they don't target i saw militants they say their operation us to finish high school but in fact they don't most of its own they don't target the valley where islamic state groups are active. but. when the u.s. and afghan commandos came here they first dropped the mother of all bombs in the area in the last six months they only captured a one kilometer area from islamic state militants we don't know what the problems were why they didn't advance if i had two helicopters or the hundred armed i could
clear this valley of enemies in a matter of hours but they didn't do it. it doesn't have to be any end in sight either with donald trump deferring making a decision on what to do next in the sixty eight campaign that seen four presidents and thousands of american troops come and go jack lucas go more in america's longest war. america's war in afghanistan has been ongoing for sixteen years and seen three different presidents come and go on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime in afghanistan i know that many of you have grown weary of this conflict. as you are well aware i do not support the idea of endless war given what's at stake in afghanistan i am firmly convinced that we should make this extra effort seventeen years or longer smores it's a very big decision for me took over a mess and we're going to. make it
a lot less messy the results while even u.s. generals have a rather bleak outlook on the progress made or not but understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate at this point u.s. casualties in afghanistan are approaching the same numbers as the victims of the nine eleven attack the tragedy that triggered the u.s. campaign the taliban still controls a significant part of the country and is making efforts to expand its influence investing in afghan forces at this point doesn't seem justifiable so far little has been achieved a new strategy settled on so what is team trump doing about it we know what the strategy was for the last eight years don't lose that hasn't worked when can we expect the congress united states to get a strategy for afghanistan that is a departure from the last eight years which is don't lose well on friday the
president has national security team were moving over the options and according to some reports trump has option a and b. one boots on the ground preferred by military officials hoping a strategy to break this stalemate and is it going to require additional u.s. troops and do believe it will involve additional forces to do. sure there we can. make the advise and assist mission more more effective or move out of afghanistan altogether and let private contractors help local afghan forces either way the u.s. defense secretary has indicated a decision is imminent it will move us toward a decision as i said i think it was yesterday publicly we are going very close to a decision and just better than a very near future so for now we all just have to wait on the edge of our seats to see which way the american troops rollercoaster will roll this time up or down doesn't look up r.t. washington d.c. . the syrian army is advancing in the embattled city which has been besieged by i
saw for three years this take a crippling toll on the city and its people. this public park was one of the most beautiful parks in this neighborhood it was full of trees. the trees have. just can't get outside the city to bury those i still shelling. the terrorists have abandoned airing our dead in cemeteries position. it's not only this park others too are all bare and have been turned to decentralize.
my friends used to play in the swings in the park but they were destroyed in the shelling. oh hello there the u.s. state department says numerous countries including china and iran the violate religious freedom that's from an annual report on the issue but those singled out all fighting back saying america's got no moral right to judge them and samir khan explains from the beginning america has been a place that has cherished their freedom of worship sadly many around the globe do not enjoy this freedom donald trump said out his goal to defend religious freedom around the world and the first trump era report on the issue has been released by the u.s. state department revealing religious freedom in over two hundred different countries and territories however it seems like not every country is ready to just sit quietly and accept washington's latest assessment the report included china as a violator of religious freedoms but beijing has urged the usa to deal with its own
issues everyone has seen that the facts prove the united states is not totally perfect we urge the united states to respect the facts and probably manage its own affairs and stop using the wrong means of the so-called religious freedom issue to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries the same report also attacks the iranian government for continuing to harass interrogate and arrest religious minorities and for imposing harsh restrictions on its citizens iran's supreme leader then took to twitter to criticize america for not focusing on other more pressing affairs. if u.s. has any power they better manage their country tackle of white supremacy rather than meddle in nations affairs washington however insists its mission is to be a moral conscience for the rest of the world and that's on exaggeration it's an actual quote from america's u.n. ambassador united states is the moral conscience of the world we will not walk away
from this role there are some people naive people in the united states who actually believe that they're doing a favor to the rest of the world but i think to a large degree yes it is a mechanism through which the americans convince their own people and themselves that they are somehow superior embracing the role of the world's moral compass the u.s. is pointing its finger pretty much all around the globe from venezuela to india but given the division and racial tension inside america at the moment we just have to wonder how many more countries are going to tell washington to mind its own business samir khan r.t. washington d.c. . you know the news this morning another branch of the german military is being investigated over far right this time and elite units accused of giving not seen salutes and playing neo nazi rock music at a party there's been a series of similar scandal stretching but months to go france's santiago reports. have you ever heard of germany's special forces command that's right probably not
because this is a german special ops team the process to join which the so-called k s k a rigorous only a handful of soldiers are accepted out of hundreds of proper ations and conflict zones all over the world just recently a young woman came forward in german t.v. channel claiming that she had been invited to a k. s.k. farewell party her task was to police the commander with the prize but it's alleged the chaos broke out nazi salutes were flying all over the room alcohol was being consumed to excesses and even a pig's head was being thrown about all to a backdrop of a german nazi song being blasted out of the speakers with this we called some of the lyrics showing how some feel nostalgic for the once powerful regime we are examining the incident the investigation may eventually be taken over by the stuttgart attorney and to look up drones to symbols have not been confirmed so far
headlines about right wing extremism in the ranks of german armed forces have been plaguing its military with some reports suggesting more than twenty five hundred cases have been registered in germany and unnecessary distraction to the many threats it's facing as of now it's very as problem is that most of the digital military is not really a threat and more. of course if you are of the military this is a mob that is not excepted by the majority of people of your country when you were in the military and you are alone. except by your friends and by the public because you get to take my list protos you are not really into this and you do get the best people going to charity and so you see the bit in germany as a crisis. for that reason it is simply in the. if you haven't read she reverted to quote you have
a lot of the sticks you know all of the states that have. a king into a computer user requires some degree of skills but seems in the not so distant future just a bit of d.n.a. could be enough us research has created a synthetic d.n.a. strand into which they inserted a malicious program and then use it to take over a computer for the first time when the computer then tried to decode it released malware only goes it takes a special machine to do it and it's not something that you're likely to have at home but for eminent philosophers level it's a slippery path to start to go down. it's just an interesting thing to procedure at least it's not very complicated but we should look at the big beat that bank debt owed by human life our identity and it due to a series of us so we had to effectively end getting some kind of
a post. where everything out you know to most identity and be reduced. the fact that it was possible to break into a computer through a dean d.n.a. means that our i. mean by d.n.a. is nothing more than just and that a computer. and these are the things watching this late as we can use right from moscow i'm kevin this is out to international.
we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but not signed up to be friggin poisoned by our own people that was loose or biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam polystyrene batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between berm pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman. sailor there was on the ground that are complaining about illnesses from their exposure from the berm pits would really literally send a be a pro and they don't want to pay it so the waiting in decades a lot of those soldiers will die in time and they won't have to pay a. call for help and get the middle finger.