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we would be told by the coalition it was very clear that they would new insurgents in the area. the u.n. expresses deep concern over the mounting civilian casualties in the syrian city of raka after coalition airstrikes reportedly killed dozens. of. protests erupt outside a trump rally in the united states. following the president's keynote speech about the charlottesville. and its change to war promote over the afghanistan war.
also coming up this hour r t heads to the small spanish. comes to light twelve members of the cell behind last week's twin terror attacks in barcelona drew up their. morning from moscow just here in the russian capital we're watching all the international live with me. welcome to the program and to syria where the u.n. is raising reports that strikes conducted by the u.s. led coalition killed dozens of civilians in the syrian city of raka let's get more on this now joined live correspondents in the region. thanks for joining us just bring us up to speed on the developments in iraq.
well at first it was a mere room up the u.s. led coalition had missed again hitting a house bombing a house full of civilians leaving dozens and dozens of innocents dead and more buried under the rubble at first it was a rumor but witness and some vive a testimony is filling in the gaps and confirming the reports. the missed that in effect and what we were directly targeted by the coalition it was very clear that they would no insurgents in the area there were children playing in the streets and we were carrying water from a tap on house and civilly and homes were directly targeted on the source of the most we heard that the coalition used white phosphorous near iraq it was dropped by the warplanes who else could have done it and had to be the planes they were targeting a civilian neighborhood. regardless
of what public relations folks will tell you there is no such thing as pinpoint accurate as strikes in a city civilians a growing to be hit anyway you look at it a bomb doesn't care whether it falls on a house full of civilians oh isis fighters it will blow will in any case and it will kill the people in that house and in nearby houses all too often and that's the problem u.s. led coalition has been hitting the wrong people all too much. or humanitarian colleagues tell us they're deeply concerned by unconfirmed reports of a high number of civilians killed by airstrike in iraq a city over the last twenty four hours yesterday unconfirmed reports indicate that over thirty people were reportedly killed in the us keeney neighborhood while eight internally displaced people from the same family were killed in
a separate attack in another part of the city these attacks if confirmed or shocking reminder that civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict in many parts of syria right now as our correspondent ghazi if bring us up to date on iraq we're going to get back to him very shortly for you soon as we restore that connection in the meantime though nicholas davies who's written about the invasion of iraq believes the u.s. doesn't take responsibility for the casualties it causes by asteroids. they are not taking responsibility for the true scale of civilian casualties in two thousand and seven the un said very clearly you know the bombing of. civilian areas is a violation of international human rights law and that the presence of a few competitions in
a civilian area does not change the nature of that area it is still a civilian area. well i see but in touch with the u.s. led coalition we wanted to hear what the what they had to say and we got the template response they said again that they take everything very seriously and as always they're they're investigating here we've got to say that you know who nor likelihood will get another template apology and more well practiced condolences but not a lot will change the blitz will continue in the rocker and in iraq in california for example where the rockies and the u.s. led coalition have launched a new operation to clear the area of telephonic where there are tens of thousands of people who are now it's essentially trapped in the crossfire between the u.s.
led coalition the iraqi army and isis they say conditions are desperate and people are trying to get out but take my word for it trying to flee a battlefield over open ground in this heat forty five degree heat is no we see task and for many turns out to be deadly here's what it was that managed to get out that telling us. now a lot of people are in chaos everything you know life is destroyed this is my mother she couldn't walk so i put her over my shoulder and we walk like that thirteen hours but now we are here and we have nothing now did nobody live here is difficult there is no air conditioning there is no food we prefer to run food the transit the solution. that was all reports and. reporting from the region bring us up to date on those operations in syria now the u.s.
. says it may intensify its airstrikes in afghanistan following president trump's decision to step up the sixteen year old military campaign. but i was that open ended surge of troops and money to the country in a major u. turn on his election promises he then added to our reserve to speak in front of his supporters he was met with protests outside the venue. the police formed a barrier to prevent unrest wood smoke bombs and fireworks being thrown at them hundreds came out to protest more than a week after the deadly violence in charlottesville on the president's controversial remarks on the role of hate groups from defended his response during the rally calling out the k.k.k. . groups racial tensions have intensified in recent days and it seems they've ever shadowed trumps the solution to drag the country into a dead end war as reports. the way president donald trump is portrayed you think
you've been evil leader the likes of which america has never seen shadow of moscow seems to haunt president trump the world's shining light of democracy as. you know if you're a speech is take a look at what some of the neo nazis are saying about his speech. even trump announcement of a new afghan strategy to supposedly show how the president was stirring up racial tension the president began his nationally televised address monday night urging americans to come together to rise above racial and ethnic divisions he wanted to speak to the nation about charlottesville and his comments he should have spoken to the nation about stroke and modeled it by putting it into a speech about afghanistan that's what i thought as an american can we just get back to afghanistan for a second the president just made a fairly hawkish decision. to boost america's military presence in the country unfamiliar 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 i don't know of what both previous presidents both democrat and republican chose to do so it seems hard but clearly not impossible to chalk it up as just another misstep by the big bad billionaire we will also expand authority for american armed forces to target the terrorist and criminal networks that so violence and chaos throughout afghanistan this is in traditional with all u.s. president trump is no continuing that long held tradition and if we look at u.s. foreign policy over the decades it is one long today pretty much on broken into our action or gender or why these regime change or military intervention is always the
order of the day diplomacy always takes a backseat over the years afghanistan has been a massive drain on both u.s. financial and human resources and yet trump is choosing to soldier on. and all of those resources have led to little measurable success loss to the quagmire of the afghan conflict but understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now. this in tahrir is until. did you put pressure on the taliban to have the taliban understand if you will not win a battlefield victory we may not win one but neither will you he's jumped straight
back into the swamp rather than anything but clearing it off and clearing it things are going to get worse for the people of afghanistan especially the civilians we're going to see far more casualties their country in general is going to continue to spiral out of control some of the neo con generals the retired generals a couple years ago talked about a military u.s. military presence in afghanistan for at least fifty years they might be exaggerating but i can easily see that happening because this is hardly an opposition so despite promises of making america great again that it seems that washington is just going to continue to fight and this war that seems almost impossible of actually winning. washington d.c. i want to trump's new plan the u.s. is expected to send up to four thousand troops to afghanistan however the exact number of course is being kept secret america's top commander for the middle east joseph votel says the first new forces could arrive in just a matter of weeks we asked former u.s.
congressman ron paul about the implication of the president's decision. he changes the words and makes it sound like the world will come apart if we don't continue to be the world's policeman he says he's no into nation building but there was a pretense anyway how many nations that we can really build or improve we've torn nations apart so he is seen as a flip flopper which i think politically is a bad position to be. going to be a perpetual war nobody knows exactly who the enemy is and nobody will know when it is ended i think trump has been maybe a little bit more upfront that his goal isn't to get done in six months or a year it looks like he's planning to be there for the long term. he wants to increase the troop levels than he will but we don't know exactly and we who are on the pro peace side think that he should do very very little without the
consent of the congress and yet it sounds to me like even he wants to give away some of his authority and say will the generals are in charge the generals in charge let them make all the decisions. even if he flip flops and goes along with the neo cons which it looks like he had he's not going to win them over the people who support mccain and graham and rubio they're not going to all of them say oh yeah it looks like trump is one of us now we're going to support up so i think he loses i think he loses in a political way he loses support from some of his base and he's not going to gain any support from the people who are now saying oh he looks like he's waking up in the he's accepting the neo con position approach to a war signs of islamic radicalization among total is reported in belgium not story just after this break.
because. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. welcome back to also international the spanish town over to paul as found itself at the center of the investigation into last week's terror attacks many members of the cell which carried out the atrocities killing fifteen in spain have grown up together i mean radicalized in this small town on the border with fronts. police investigators have identified the less rambus terrorist as eunice koussa suspected driver of the van comes from the pier in ian town of recall.
if. police searched the apartment of an im aman recall who it said could have been a radicalizing force over here they were used to the normal life i used to see them walking to buy bread over there you know on t.v. where you see a small community up until now when that is put together but this piece has been broken. just people leave the room that there are twelve people in this terrorist so. this shows us that we have prejudice some of these are radical islamists are others
not just people growing in the suburbs of our town told jobs outside of the cost city centers we can find them anywhere in europe in society today know in small villages which was religious nobody would talk about it ripples very picturesque village and no catalonia and even there we have islamist basis i think that this shows how widespread this status movement or trend is in europe today it's much bigger than what people thought and it can be actually anywhere. currently spanish police are looking for any information about the mom who is believed to have been the mastermind behind the deadliest attacks in spain in thirteen years all of visited the city on the mosque where he preached. the image of the mosque located in the building just behind me. he is understood accused of being the mastermind behind the terror attacks he spent time in prison
in twenty ten until twenty fourteen after he was charged and convicted for smuggling hasheesh it's understood broke while he was in prison he turned to radical islam and may well have met with planned and carried out the two thousand and four madrid train bombing. the mall a big district in was only discovered as a whole. terrorism after a cell had carried out their deadly plot and people here are mourning the fact that the it. was also only uncovered after they'd taken lives but it leaves people with the questions how many of the groups are located and how many other small quiet towns across spain across wide in europe just waiting to strike next.
ok let's take a look at the suspected members of the terror cell in question here you can see them on the monitor there's been widespread surprise at just how young many of them are you can see one thousand nine hundred twenty barcelona attack was only twenty two for instance now radicalized teenagers is not a new phenomenon in europe at all just last year a sixteen year old syrian teenager or suspected there was a restaurant suspicion of plotting a bomb attack in a german city of cologne a fifteen year old boy was arrested in paris on suspicion of planning attacks in public spaces following that two girls aged fourteen and fifteen back then were arrested on the same suspicions and their homes were raided. director of jihad watch robert spencer explained to us how young people are being recruited by geodes concerted efforts to recruit young people among groups like isis in iraq and they
make their best efforts to appeal to young people on the basis of a sense of religious responsibility and allegiance to the group and the idea that the group is being attacked and needs to defend itself and of course it's not that difficult to do this because they're catching these young people at a very impressionable age where you have places areas such as baek and enclaves in malmo in sweden and areas all over europe now where there is essentially a state within a state in those areas there is taught the primacy of islamic law and the superiority of islamic law over the european laws and so these people even if they're born and raised in these countries they only grow up with a contempt for the society and the mores of the country they were born. despite the young ages of the spanish terror cell a link to morocco the country where the moderate influx into spain is highest. the
twelve suspects in the box learning cumberlands terrorist attacks are all from morocco and the mastermind is thought to have traveled to morocco before the killings. worker in spain is separated by the straits of gibraltar and the sea route between the countries has become a favorite for those seeking to reach europe. because there are two spanish increase in morocco which are frequently been stormed by my colleagues. the popularity of the route continues to group spain has seen a three fold increase in refugee numbers since last year. i don't think just morocco i think it's north africa is a problem but yes i mean there are a lot of americans in u.k. they're all americans throughout europe and some of them are obviously more radicalized the countries as well world but i think the problem is the very close to europe so it's
a monday so much easier transit point and remember there are large numbers of americans living in a new europe so obviously that that may have something to do with it. meanwhile employees at a kindergarten in belgium have reported signs of islamic radicalization among toddlers we spoke to the coordination director of the facility the fact there was a leak about an internal document. made up by a kindergarten leaders in the framework of an initiative to strengthen their garden leaders and to train them to recognize signs of possible radicalization in a very early stage with dollars. our children were said to have made death threats to unbelievers calling them pigs even displayed hand gestures imitating throat cutting claim they've been reciting verses from the koran during playtime
while they've reportedly skip classes because the can the gardens vision does not fit in with their beliefs good to speak again says they are even more concerned now about the children after what happened in spain. in the aftermath of the divorce tax it's you know. we're very. you know reticulated nation and islam. related terrorism or jihad is. it is sixteen more than five hundred european schools have been investigated for radicalization issues director of jihad watch robert spencer explained why the younger the better phenomenon does work the people who are carrying out this indoctrination believe that they are serving god and doing a great thing and so the league has to really start and no doubt the parents are also involved and very happy that this is going on there's no doubt that it's
a pattern for europe there's no doubt all over europe under the eyes already sewer denying the existence of the problem there are concerted efforts to indoctrinate young people into the most violent understandings of islam this is clear because we know that isis the islamic state as valid repeatedly to infiltrate the refugee stream into europe and to bring jihadi is there and they're not just bringing them there to carry out attacks themselves but also to raise a future generation of jihad. promises to be the future of combat unlike anything that's taking to the skies before they reach new highs quite literally has it set to travel in space but much secrecy of course all surrounds just what the russian fighter jet will do will this make forty one will easily outpace its rivals setting a thundering speed great of a match for on to the teeth that will even have lasers designed to intercept any
missiles. the airplane will be flying between four six or six times they will have certain elements of. intelligence built into the jet but because obviously flying at those speeds the human brain is not capable of thinking that fast so you're going to have to have an interface with it without sufficient reason to be able to control the cockpits a lot of new technology is going to be put into this aircraft to show the other one it is we can about to be included in the design is the ability to have laser weapons and the laser weapons will allow this intercept the aircraft to aid to set and in the michel's and design gauge them before they hit the targets are all from me for this for allowed to construct any of our stories online at all to dot com all we would hear again and a whole file. i
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but then my feeling started chain. and you talked about war like it was again still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our arc and i secretly promised to never again like it said one does not leave a funeral the same as one enters the mind it's consumed with death this one differs i speak to you now because there are no other takers. to claim that mainstream media has met its maker. stance and glance only learned of this case through the documents we showed him. the approaches that they used to attack the person doing the research on linking cured meats with cancer were the standard things they do one is to go through her work with a fine tooth comb and find every little thing they could possibly complain about and because the issues tend to be fairly technical you know if you're
a politician or if you're a reporter or english or a highly specialized reporter all you hear is well this person said there was something bad and this other person said that they didn't know what they were talking about and some of these efforts to go after the scientists and to discredit the scientists is a key element of a much larger strategy to just gum up the entire policymaking process to the point where nothing happens that translates into hundreds of billions of dollars of sales and profits for them so the whole game is just to slow down. in the documents on dr preston martin other even more machiavellian scenarios were studied. here it was suggested that talks be held with the scientist. and hear a proposed seminar in order to lure her. to the aim to influence her and even shape
the conclusions of her future studies. the common point of these documents they all come from the same lobbying firm multinational business services. already hired by philip morris to contest the effects of passive smoking on health and headed by a certain jim toth see a master of influence. amazingly in washington the heart of american power this law. if it is still well established. as he never answered our requests for an interview we went to see him without an appointment with our documents in hand and a hidden camera. so.