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america is going to say we are verily better than nothing. and see people you've never heard of low down to the next president of the world bank so very. seriously send us an e-mail. the attacker who went on a deadly stabbing rampage in finland on friday is said to have moved from germany raising fresh concerns on the lack of border controls. now says the hunt intensifies for a twenty two year old moroccan born man believed to be behind the bars alone a van attack or parties are concerned he may have already escaped across the border with the suspected barcelona soccer have crossed into france we don't have any specific information on what it cannot be ruled out. until fascists disrupt
a right wing rallies both in the canadian city of the bank and in california after the surge in violence over racism in recent days points to a growing social divide. and president trying to set to announce his highly anticipated new strategy for the afghan war we have some expecting a radical change in approach to the sixteen year old. thank you for joining us you're watching aussie international broadcasting to you live from moscow i'm a caring. now financial thirties have named the name first back behind friday's terror attack in a city as turku as abir app around then in the cac in the knowledge team moved from germany and late twenty fifteen police apparently knew about the suspects possible
radicalization a year before the attack peter oliver has more from berlin finnish courts of started giving out more information about their main suspect in friday's deadly stabbing attack deadly knife attack on the streets of the south western city of who they named their main suspect is eighteen year old abdel rahman meche car moroccan national who had according to the authorities failed in an asylum application in finland it's also been revealed though that he had spent time in germany now. is the main suspect as he was shot at the scene following the attack that took place on friday that left two people dead eight more wounded in what authorities are saying is an attack that was designed to target women now it's also being put across is that the it's the first ever terrorist attack that's taken place in
finland it does throw more questions about one of the key founding principles of the european union that of freedom of movement when we look the. it seems was able to travel from germany where they understood he lived back in twenty fifteen over to finland we don't know the route in which he took but he's he hasn't so far appeared on any. authority as watch lists along that way before popping up in finland as as they say being the main suspect in this fatal attack. spanish media citing catalan officials have identified you know as rb yaku the man behind the will in last week's deadly barcelona van attack police believe the suspects may now have fled to france and also warn that he's dangerous and might be armed are you cooper is believed to have been part of a twelve member cell responsible for the deadliest terror attacks in spain in thirteen years the incidents took place in barcelona and come brill's according to
the latest figures fifteen people were killed in the two attacks. new pictures of the alleged perpetrators have also emerged showing them in the cars before they carried out the cities with the manhunt for the barcelona driver still under way right county have breaks down how open borders have long been playing into the hands of the hardest on the run. in this day and age of tootle surveillance radicals who are often known to police could move down more than one hundred people in broad daylight and get away they can cross twenty six european countries and there will be a single border checkpoint the entire way could the suspected barcelona have crossed into france we don't have any specific information on this but it cannot be ruled out frightening isn't it you would have thought europe might have learned its
lesson the first time around or the second or the third how many terror attacks of their even being in the last three years the sad and tragic truth is europeans have largely lost track hearts were broken by the attacks in paris nice berlin stockholm manchester london and other cities these days unfortunately the wave of international terrorism is brutally hitting us turning barcelona and campbell's into the latest scenes of terrorist injustice here is a little map of recent europe trips undertaken by jihad ists i miss amery runs over almost seventy people in burlington and makes it as far as italy before he's accidentally caught out mud mohammed traveled all the way from greece to france through at least eight european countries with a fake passport before blowing himself up in paris salah adel salam involved
in terrorist attacks that killed and injured need five hundred people traveled through at least nine european states before the attack he was on terror watch lists and they eventually found him in belgium often it's been the case that the powers that the. authorities already had word being used but notwithstanding that they then introduced the authorities the government's new legislation giving new powers to the police and security services notwithstanding that it wasn't any lack of those powers in the first place that led to the intelligence failures and it may well be that that's true here the same applies to border controls but it remains a possibility doing in may have crossed the spanish border anybody that knows that border as indeed is the case throughout very much of western europe those borders are extremely porous you can go across as a car in a car in the back of
a vehicle or even walk across in some cases they see it isn't punishment that the deters crime it's the the ability of punishment but thanks to europe's open borders perspective terrorists can be sure no matter what they always have that chance to slip away meanwhile in the southern french city of mass say one person has been killed and another seriously injured after a car rammed into people to bus stops there driver has been arrested and is being questioned he was described as already having a police record and also possibly suffering from mental illness issues they thought he was safe and now there is no indication the incident should be treated as terrorism. group of anti racism protesters has clashed with police in canada it happened after the demonstrators attempted to disrupt
a right wing rally in the city of quebec. the . dozens of anti fascist protesters dressed in black threw smoke bombs and firecrackers at the police who tried to separate the two rallies the second was a planned right wing a vent against the michael and policies of the canadian government the two sides also exchanged info. but you know what. i mean i think. there's nothing wrong with showing up at right wing demonstrations but there is something wrong with coming there with billboards and placards that you're only carrying for the express purpose of using the stick on which the paper is fastened
as a battering ram or as a as a sword or or as a baseball bat to hit your opposing demonstrators so it seems to be the case here is that especially the side has been showing up masked and carrying weapons and has been attempting to provoke a crisis. well similar scenes also took place across the border in the u.s. where thousands of left wing activists showed up to confront a twenty people strong rally against illegal immigration. some two hundred riot police attended the scene in order to keep the peace two people were arrested a left wing activist for pushing a trump supporter and identifying person with a knife tensions between americans left and right have been increasing following the violence in charlottesville where a neo nazi round his car into
a crowd of protesters. rallies similar to the ones in california have taken place across america throughout the past week the largest in the city of boston left wing protesters showed up to disrupt planned rightwinger vents resulting in clashes and arrests. one of the sides has upped the ante by launching a petition on the white house website calling for anti fire to be declared a terrorist organization nearly one hundred forty eight thousand people have already signed in just three days and now the administration has to issue a response has joined again with his thoughts on the message the petition sends. i think the white house is going to have to play a moderate line here and is going to have to reject the petition but the petition will serve as a warning to organizers that they neither are there have to police themselves
or they will be facing more serious sanctions in the future we're seeing even have the phrase for the salem witch hunt which which originates in the united states where they burned people if they if they didn't float on water and so on i think that if you interviewed one one hundred members of anti far and ask them what the meaning of the word fascist is and what the history of the fascist parties in europe are they wouldn't know even the first word of how to answer that question. and the prospects of violence have forced one canadian university to cancel a discussion on stifling free speech and thought to a backlash from left wing activists on social media they accused the event of giving a platform to quote fascists and threaten to disrupt it with a massive rally ryerson university shut down the discussion citing safety concerns so who are the speakers who caused such outrage among the left activists well one
of them is professor jordan peterson who control the sea with a war against political correctness especially when it comes to gender neutral titles another was behavioral scientist god slant who's against so-called thought police on campuses. it was quite extraordinary that the people who are organizing this protest who are trying to disrupt the event or accusing the speakers myself included of being fascists nazis anti semites what kind of person could actually accuse a person with my background of being a nazi and an anti-semite but in any case ryerson university has advanced cancer so the event so on the stifling of freedom of speech on campuses. i'm not sure that i need to say anything else unto others because we're
a conservative generalist as well as fine colleges are and i might say he told us that opponents authentically using labels instead of having a productive discussion are not promoting hatred or are promoting fascism bigotry or anything of the sort look at the truth behind the labels is what we're trying to promote so this was a boat trying to compel people to be able to speak up to be able to have again you know on this discussion and civil discourse with people maybe you disagree with we're trying to promote the right way to have these kinds of discussions because it's not working the way it's been going for the last few years so identity politics is people have become so simplistic that if you don't fit into this category that they like if you're not in with them then you're automatically the enemy today's world if you aren't on the far left you are seen as a nazi islamic thanks seven a significant defeat in syria we've got more on the stories off this short break.
yet to shape out to stay active. and engaged with equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. and i welcome back a president trump is set to announce his new strategy for dealing with the afghan conflict that's according to a white house statement but decision is said to have been reached on friday is a meeting with u.s. army chiefs but the president has held off on announcements until now chimes previous comments on the fight against terrorism make it hard to guess what his latest decision may be. this destructive cycle of intervention and chaos must finally folks come to an end and took over
a mess and we're going to. make it a lot less messy we will destroy radical islamic terrorism well as discuss this further now with our guest political analyst chris bambery mr boundary well can see r.t. international good to have you on the program so what you think we can expect from trump in this statement do you think it's going to be an escalation in the number of troops or do you think there's going to be a radical new approach to the war what it looks like is there is going to be an escalation of the number of troops the figure of a quarter in the media is four thousand extra american troops but an escalation of the american military presence in afghanistan but nor strategy for what they're going to do because the simple truth in afghanistan is is every occupying power be the british the soviet union and the americans have never been able to take control of the country and this is a country where there is
a field state there is no stable government the security forces the digit security forces are all liable and the taliban is on the rise what difference for those the american troops is going to make i don't know but even for those down the road the americans fail to defeat and crush the taliban during over a decade of occupation even with substantially more troops being sent in over the over time i can't see how this is really going to alter the fundamentals of the situation now is only recently that the u.s. commander in afghanistan placed his full support for local troops do you think this could be a hint as to this new strategy. i think the truth is is that they were flown during the ever tempted to afghan allies the war if you like by turning it over to afghan for afghan forces this strategy is not succeeding the taliban have increased the amount of territory they control they've gone stronger than grown more and it would seem to me that yes there are some hopes that no afghan special forces might be of
some use in this battle but if you're going to send in for those the extra american troops on to the grow do seem to indicate that really the americans are going to have to step up and join the fight directly rather from in the back road as we've seen to an extent in iraq against so-called islamic state so i think the danger here is that of escalation and coup as it was said in your package this is something on the campaign trail donald trump attacked a fundamentally antiwar message in attacking what happened in iraq and also by implication afghanistan and now he seems to be going back in that many supporters will be disappointed in that and many of the republican party are questioning what the strategy is here because there doesn't seem nor clear strategy as to how any increase in american troops is going to defeat the taliban and i suppose the crucial question is are u.s. allies going to be on board with whatever it is they're trying comes up with well
i'm sure american allies will provide welcome rewards for all this but the simple truth is i don't see anyone rushing even the british rushing to put more boots on the ground in afghanistan given the disastrous record of the need to led occupation of that country and given everything the history teaches in afghanistan so i suspect chunk of gets a war of words but i don't think there's going be a rush to send in troops from american our countries chris bambery political analyst thank you for your time. now islamic state suffered another significant blow in syria after his convoy was hit by the russian air force that's according to the ministry of defense in moscow earlier i discussed the details with . among the things that saul have lost in this strike by the washington air force are several tanks over two dozen armored vehicles with high caliber weapons on board plus more than two hundred terrorists have been killed as well
this is according to the russian military now with these kind of figures any such anti strike would count as a big success in any part of syria but let me just point out the strategic and geographical importance of this particular one this islamic state convoy was heading to the city of daire as zoar and as you can see on this map this city is still controlled by the syrian government but it has been completely encircled by islamic state for three years now the russian army is now saying that if they manage to kick out state from this province and this case we will find ourselves in a situation essentially when we are very close to the end of islamic state in syria he said indeed anything can gain and i feel has been losing a lot of ground in syria recently as well just look at this map the area which is
black is indeed the areas that are still controlled body still but if we looked at this map just three weeks ago most of this area this is mostly the hama and homs provinces was controlled by islamic state as you can see the yellow bits this is where the kurds and the allies have made significant gains north of their resort but again these particular gains and territorial advances advances by the syrian army they were made possible thanks to several successful operations by the syrian government army backed by the russian air force and as you can see in this particular case just east of hama they were even able to encircle islamic state.
well of course completely kicking. out of the province is a massive challenge indeed a tough one but of course the military commanders in syria are contemplating dad day when that can be done because this will really signal the final chapter of islamic state in syria. tensions remain high on the korean peninsula as the u.s. and found cool rare have started large scale joint war games it comes amid continuing anger from pyongyang prior to the drills north korea threatened
a merciless strike and wounded washington at the risk of uncontrollable nuclear war the annual show of force will last for ten days and simulate a military conflict pyongyang claims the drills practiced an invasion or the u.s. maintains their defensive in nature this year more than seventeen thousand american troops are taking part with land sea and exercises along with computer simulations about despite to have the key mediators in the north korean crisis russia and china are proposing a halt to the war games in exchange for a free. missile tests east asia expert andrew long says that the drills coming made an extremely volatile situation those two sides have reach a state of stalemate as it were president trump has already two in his rhetoric a little bit but on the other hand this and you exercise with south korea is allowed to carry on at this very sensitive time and russia. has to support the card
before you meet the seizure of hostilities and also. turning down the rhetoric on all size one time with some wary concrete. kind of terms were agreed but you came to nothing because there was a suspicion that back of the minds of the united states there was always. it's an agenda of change. the military exercises come after north korea earliest that it would hold off on strikes hunting the next move to washington let's remind you of how the recent crisis between pyongyang going to washington has been unfolding.
stand together. in the months and years ahead with the people of south korea. this is a very dangerous situation. and what has happened in the past when north korea is that the path. has always be it is a time south korean military navy gets. on a steep hill to attack american forces i mean there would be retaliation again you
should ever think of this declared intention to used what could be. weapons as an empty threat because it is possible now and it may have been used before i don't think that north korea wants to risk a nuclear war i mean it would have to be crazy to do so and actually is not at all crazy. well i'll be back in about thirty minutes with the more news in the meantime get in touch and share your thoughts on our facebook page and twitter. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the senate is full on awesome the only show i go out of my way to launch you know what it is that really packs a punch oh yeah it is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are
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are showing a large drop in support for prime minister theresa theresa may changes have a manifesto policy on social care after just four days but insists it's not a u. turn nothing has changed. nothing has changed the polls are once again the shifting business of leaders narrowed considerably it may come down to the scottish national party to be the kingmakers what was a sure bet from the start of the campaign is now not so obvious let's just go forward together for the mandate not the few i want you to have your choice over your future. buds twenty seventeen and here are the numbers there is going to be a hung parliament it was a gamble it appears to work backfire this is a disaster for teasing me obviously who took move there.