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progress but increasing casualties the people of afghanistan a growing increasingly angry at the u.s. led campaign. deciding on what to do next in the six. international with me first breaking news that came in. police in finland have confirmed that they're now treating friday's stabbing rampage there which left two people dead as terrorism officers shot a suspect in the leg he's now in hospital in custody. he is he's an eighteen year
old moroccan who was known to the police in a few minutes we're going to get an update from a journalist who's in the city of to the latest developments so we'll take you there when that happens but reminded to spain let's go there next which sold two separate incidents on thursday that left a total of fourteen people dead and over to take part fridges in barcelona forest where tempers flared during anti islam and counter them spanish. was a protest there was a demonstration when you have two sides of the political spectrum one the on to migrate section the of that more left wing and a more in in favor of a migrant community had met for a demonstration that being effectively almost a call for demonstration in the book or a outside of a career which is right in the center of la rambla where the fact that it symbolically come to a close. was .
i mean one it was also a particularly poignant time for one particular family who had been caught not only in the tragic events of last round but also at the back the trophy a in paris back in twenty fifty. it was painfully familiar you knew immediately what what was going on i was just getting people's reactions 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 wanted mother blaming one another for why everyone was clueless about something everyone knew was going to happen before him. i've been working in in these. communities and i've been working on jihadi networks
all across europe and i thought immediately that it's most likely a moroccan network was interesting because isis had always use spain 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 localized but now i ask myself if these networks are starting to pick up on on their own and whether they'll become just more widespread across europe. yes the fruit seller across from the bar in. brussels what's going on he knew a hell of a lot more that was going on than the police but no one seems to be engaged in understanding what is going on in these networks and the other side to this real sad sign of the times might be these days is that there are more and more cases of
the same family sometimes even the same people being exposed to terror attacks in europe you saw scott after in the head in kate's report there's the manchester bombing survivor chris pulley he also managed to escape death again he was less ramblas close call another survivor julia monaco her name is she's in news wall here the barcelona are tight was her third brush with tara what bad luck is that we spoke to counterterrorism experts tell me topia lo do says the authorities and the muslim community must take a much tougher stance on 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 at equal need to be much tougher with them we need to and make them understand humor that is not absolute u. conn's to equity moscato equity with clean hands and this individuals who are not
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 violence extremism are reporting there to security agencies to the muslim community. 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 know to their kids who are carrying out these acts leave the past alone a story for minutes at these pictures the security cameras capturing the moment that van sped past a shop or less rambles in barcelona there are thick but there strains seem trying to so quickly go the path wondering what the heck's going on around the islamic state later claimed responsibility. and what's happening in the house from this this weekend donald trump's chief strategist steve bannon is leaving the white house even before donald trump took office but i was seen as a key figure in
a city however you spent only six months as the president's chief strategist statement explain the decision for brennan's departure is a mutual one seems he'll now return to being the executive chairman of breitbart news one commentator we spoke to that balance exit now is going to help trump in 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 and 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 to from a political standpoint so bad and now is the latest in
a long list of losses in team trump experts we spoke to think the white house establishment is simply trying to push those who try to challenge them. 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 embedded others were trying to change that but they came up against i think some globalists here which way the rapid rate of resignations and dismissals in the white says a proving to be a boon for therapists as more and more anxious americans head for the therapy couch to cope these days with life in the trouble here.
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 almost a year out of the election if you think about it. the university of kansas reminded students therapy dogs are a. trump . thanks. to be happy that you. talk to your doctor to see if you like.
i think you could you should be treated with less fake news i 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 of real people rather day and being in a day to fake news or fake people well one slice of real life right now the protesters in the u.s. capitol have pulled red paint over the statue of a confederate military officer on the demanding to be taken down the issue of racially divisive monuments right now is playing out across a swathe of the country after the removal of a similar violent unrest in the city of charlottesville a week ago and fixations after that it seems no historical figures untouched right now is colored mopin explained. not long ago we were out here on the streets of new york 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 no i think it's fine so if one person is the first people there will be by 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 human beings 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 insatiable 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 right that was about. that was wrong yeah but if you want talk about owning slaves you should talk about thomas jefferson 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 going to launch a full scale war against history just probably expect that there's going to be collateral damage. to.
this type of actions should have been taken then perhaps fifty years ago with the civil rights movement 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 that drop is a racist or that everybody that supported trump is a racist or even going further that every single white person is racist and i'm
completely against this. feud in this lunchtime you should read to cure on the screen there the breaking news the friday's deadly stabbing rampage in finland is now being investigated as an act of terror the police say seems an eighteen year old moroccan suspects in custody let's cross to the city of genesis attilla says that it's nice to see again this was for the people of to barely a day after this atrocity that indeed we are is now being treated as not to terrorism. yes hello of the city of who is in sauk right off to the police announced that the yesterday stop being a street it s. an act of terrorism to people have died both of them are finished citizens and eight people of wounded including the perpetrator behind me where the actual crime happened thousands of people came out in shock and paying a tribute by placing a flower or candle and no one on the stands how is it possible that in
a peaceful two or quintile on the streets or feel on the streets of two of who can beat this anything like this we know that the eighteen years old morricone is the perpetrator he's at the moment in intensive care and the police have taken four of the people in custody overnight of and they raided more of course apartments all we heard from the media police we'll hold a press conference two o'clock here into a pool where the school is probably more details about the perpetrator and then the investigation as to stress the sort of a suspect in this case shell that is pre-treat is terrorism take us through what happened in turku on friday. yesterday of four o'clock four zero two exactly finish on moscow time a person approach to the square behind me actually where the people are standing across the square from that direction and constantly started to attack people stopped the first person and of the old woman died and then he was carrying on on
his path the police came rather quickly twenty posts for the police were already out here and then they had taken. perpetrator out of it one shot and he did on the lower part of the body and off that that he had been taken to the hospital including the other people other eight victims of this tragic incident. what equal analyzers finish media saying that the perpetrator probably had political or religious motif but death yet to be discovered because the police could not talk to the american person last night they were hearing their american go in a hospital to day and so we're looking forward to the press conference this afternoon or i will let you get your ear back to the ground there when that happens maybe come by tell us what said in some more detail from and fill in the genocide
can you see the damaged house they dropped the mother bombs in that area we didn't get any benefit from the u.s. they target civilian houses but they don't target i still militant they say the operation has to finish but in fact they don't most of its target value what islamic state groups are active. when the u.s. and afghan commandos came here they first dropped the mother of all bombs in an area in the last six months they only captured 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 with one hundred armed men i could clear this valley of enemies in a matter of hours but they didn't do it. and that doesn't look to be any end in sight either at the moment with donald trump again deferring making
a decision on how to try and turn the tide in america's longest war in washington is jacqueline. 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 and 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 stores 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 ensure that 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 we will move this toward a decision as i said i think it was yesterday publicly we are coming very close to a decision and to spend it in the 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. up or down just look up r.t. washington d.c. in other news this weekend the u.s. state department says numerous countries including china and iran violate religious freedom that's come out from an annual report on the issue but those singled out fighting back no saying america has no moral right to judge them as samir account
explains from the beginning america has been a place that is cherish 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 nation's 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. . the syrian army's advancing in the embattled city of resort which has been besieged by eisel for three years now has taken 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 sieging hunger led to these the trees have gone and we now bury i would bet here locals just can't get outside the city to bury those killed by i still shelling. it was a terrorist burying our dead in cemeteries and snipers are positioned along the
roads. it's not only this park others too are all bare and have been turned to disseminate risk. and the idea and my friends is to play in the swings in the dark but they were destroyed in the shelling. life and there is all these days continue to follow that story. and all of the platforms along with a plethora of the rest of the news so we got lined up for this weekend so much and i'm kevin always thanks for watching this live news update from moscow of a good weekend. seem wrong. but i. just don't. get to shape out just because educated and engaged equals betrayal.
when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. up. we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but no force signed up to be friggin poisoned by our own people saying stuff that was literal biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam polystyrene says batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between perm periods and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman and sailor there was only ground that are complaining about illnesses from their exposure from the berm pits would really literally send of be a broker and they don't want to pay it so the waiting in decades