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we would be told by the coalition it was very clear that they were in the area the un expresses the over the mounting civilian casualties in the syrian city of raka coalition airstrikes reportedly killed dozens. of the. protests erupt outside a trump rally in the us state of arizona following the president's keynote speech about the charlottesville violence and its change to war over. age twelve in just three years has undergone twenty three operations in
a country gripped by conflict between the rebels and the government supported by saudi arabia. and morning just wrong i am here in moscow grove you are thanks so much for joining us here on the program today. the u.n. is raising the alarm over reports strikes conducted by the u.s. led coalition killed dozens of civilians in the syrian city of raka. in recent days and weeks scores of civilians have reportedly been killed or injured in iraq juda air strikes and shelling and up to twenty five thousand people remain trapped in the city the u.n. condemns any attack that is directed against civilians or civilian infrastructure
at first it was a media room of the united states led coalition had me state again bombing a house packed with civilians in raca leaving dozens and dozens of innocents dead and many more buried under the rubble one thing to know more travel to a hospital in iraq and you know if witness and survivor testimony is anything to go by these things happen regularly is that the finish second was we were directly targeted by the coalition it was very clear that they would new insurgents in the area.
locations that have capacity to absorb them every once in so everyone's sorry regretful when civilians die but nothing changes it's the same exact scenario playing out over and over again civilians made to bear the brunt of liberation to pay its cost with their lives all for nicholas davis who's written about the invasion of iraq believes the us doesn't take responsibility for civilian casualties they are not taking responsibility for the truth scale of civilian casualties in two thousand and seven the un said very clearly 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 essentially what the u.s. has done in the last sixteen years has been to to remain normalize the bombing of cities i'm i'm sure many of us have seen video of mosul at the end of this this bombing campaign or of other cities like a. c.r.t. in libya that have simply been reduced to rubble by u.s. bombing and the tillery fire. u.s. air force says it may intensify its have strikes in afghanistan following president from decision to step up the sixteen year long military campaign on monday trumpet out that open ended surge of troops and money to the country in a major u. turn on his election promises he then headed to a reserve unit to speak in front of his supporters was met with protests outside
the venue. the. police formed a barrier to prevent unrest and smoke bombs and fall works being thrown at them hundreds came out to protest for more than a week off 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. neo nazis racial tensions have intensified in recent days it seems they've overshadowed from drugs the country into a dead end the war as just one of the reports. the way president donald trump is portrayed you think he is an 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 one of the most radical you know speeches take a look at what some of the neo nazis are saying about his speech. even terms announcement of a new afghan strategy 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 zero 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 sound familiar on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military. nations 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 yet given what's at stake in afghanistan i am firmly convinced that we should make this extra effort. i don't well 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 tradition 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 interaction or gender always regime change or military intervention is always the order of the day and 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 understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now. to our effort is intended to put pressure on the taleban through the taliban on the street and you will not win the battle there we may not win one but you do he's jumped straight back into the swamp than anything but clearing it off and clearing it things are going to get worse for the people of afghanistan especially civilians we're going to see formal 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. in afghanistan for at least fifty years. i can easily see that
happening because there's hardly any opposition to so despite the 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 is being kept secret america's top commander for the middle east. as the first new forces could arrive in just a few weeks you asked former u.s. congressman ron paul about the implications 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 not into nation building but that 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 perpetual war nobody knows exactly who the enemy is and nobody will know when it is ended but i think trump has been maybe a little bit more up front 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 in 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 well the generals are in charge the generals in charge let them make all the decisions. that have he flip flops and goes along with the neo cons which it looks like he has he's not going to win them over the people who support mccain and graham and rubio they're not going to follow us
and 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 and he's accepting the neo con position approach or most always for you coming up just off to the right. it's. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to be president. wanted. to go on to be the same like them before three of them can't be good. i'm interested always in the water.
dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles. that you saw the predator tell you the gossip the tabloids but. i'm telling you on the cool enough to buy products. that we all. want. to see the spanish town of. all the investigation into last week's terror attacks many members of the cell which carried out those twin atrocities killing
fifteen have grown up together i mean radicalized in this small town just under the french border. police investigators have identified the less rambus terrorist and skewness the suspected driver of the van comes from the pier in ian town of ripple. the. police searched the apartment of an im aman reporter who he said could have been a radicalizing force over here they leave to their normal life i used to see them walking to buy bread over there on
a small community and up until now we lived peacefully together but this piece has been broken. but i just do believe at the moment there are twelve people in this terrorist cell. this shows us that we have a president some of whom these are radical islamists are are there not just people growing in the suburbs of our town in the doldrums outside of the cost city centers we can find them anywhere in europe in society today you know in small villages which will seem religious nobody would talk about it ripples very picturesque village and 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. we sent peter all over to the town over to paul on a mission of his own to morrow you'll be able to see for yourself just what he finds the taste of what's coming up though in the meantime the image of the school located in the building just behind me. 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 challenged to convict the 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 three madrid train bombing. so these are the suspected members of the terrorist cell in question there's been
widespread surprise among much public how young many of them were at the barcelona attack a for instance was only twenty two years old radicalized teenagers are not a new phenomenon in europe just last year a sixteen year old syrian teenager was arrested on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack in the german city of cologne a fifteen year old boy was arrested in paris on suspicion of planning attacks in public spaces then two girls aged fourteen and fifteen back then were arrested on the same suspicions and their homes were raided apart from their young ages the members of the terror cell have another thing in common. the twelve suspects in the box loon cumberlands terrorist attacks girl from morocco and the mosque in mind 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. plus there are two spanish enclaves
in morocco which are frequently been stoned by my critics. the popularity of the root 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 over north africa is a problem but yes i mean there are a lot of moroccans in the u.k. there of markings throughout europe and some of them are obvious i mean radicalize the countries as well world but i think the problem is east very close to europe so it's a monday so much easier transit point and they remember there are large numbers of americans living in a europe so obvious say that that may have something to do with it. the spain attacks clearly demonstrated radicalization is getting younger but in belgium employees of one kindergarten have reported signs of islamic radicalization even among toddlers sold in was said to have made death threats to unbelievers calling
them pigs and even displayed hand gestures imitating throat cutting its claim they've been reciting verses from the koran during playtime while they've reportedly skip classes because the kindergartens vision does not fit in with their believes and we spoke to the co-ordination director of the facility. he says they're even more concerned now about their children after what happened in spain in fact there was a leak. about an internal document made up by kindergarten leaders in the framework of an initiative to strengthen their garden leaders and to train them to recognize signs of possible radicalize ation is a very early stage with toddlers and in the aftermath of the divorce tax it's you know we're very it she you know reticulated nation and
islam related terrorism or jihad is. the problem could be much wider issue since twenty sixteen a network of experts on islam have opened almost five hundred cases for schools with radicalization issues. in yemen r.t. has visited a boy age twelve who's had almost double that number in operations after falling victim to armed clashes in his country yemen's gripped in a conflict between hutu rebels and the government which is supported by saudi airstrikes and just a warning you may find the following images upsetting. me to really get the charts to leave hospital he's constantly battling cholera the
saudi led coalition is accused of being responsible for the outbreak of the disease in germany which has been described as the worst in the world so after a cut off supplies of medicine and food to the rebel controlled areas means father says all these tragic episodes in the boy's life explain why he's so vulnerable the devastating epidemic that swept the country. had a project to be at even a slight cough affects him badly he's very weak his elbow has been damaged by frequent falls as you can see his neck is injured as well all these tragedies come from war the boy spent a month in intensive care before regaining consciousness he's undergone surgery many times and will need more operations who could all his injuries he's lost all his hair. the number of cases of cholera and eleven has now exceeded half a million the outbreak of the waterborne diseases when fueled by the destruction of the country's infrastructure during the war and ongoing saudi led air strikes the
world health organization has made very clear the problem says if there were only one hundred people in yemen more than half of them wouldn't have access to clean water and would have been no risk of famine the red cross in the region stressed the catastrophe in yemen is manmade. we have a bit less than two thousand people who have died half of the people who are affected by the color our children and a quarter of the people who have died from six suspected killer cases are children everything of the country has collapsed that includes the water system and it includes the health system it also includes the fact that there is no garbage collection in the country that is a water borne disease when you don't have garbage collection when you don't have proper treatment of the water it's a whole number of factors that make that that cause this outbreak to be as serious as it is and as it was the situation in yemen internet is extremely bad it's a manmade situation it's due to the fact that there is
a war going on in the country and there are people who are civilians who are being the highest price off of this war. the french president's plan is to relax the country's labor laws could unleash a wave of unrest after one of france's biggest threatened strikes in september when she was there the government began the last round of talks with the unions and employer groups the final version of microbes reform plans are expected by the end of this month they were one of the main pillars of his election campaign the former investment banker wants to allow employers to negotiate work conditions at a company level that's rather than sticking to trade union requirements the reform also sees a cap on compensation for dismissals and proposes to downsize workers councils critics say the plan puts business interests before employees similar reform attempts by the previous socialist government resulted in mass protests across the country last year.
i. was i. i. was. i was crying i cry i. cry. the french interior ministry seems to be repairing for the worst and outstay twenty two million euro tender for riot gear and includes non lethal weaponry for controlling crowds such as stun grenade launchers and tear gas a regional head of the trade union which is threatened the strikes in september believes a repeat of last year's violence is highly likely. there are already many unemployed people in front of the simplifying the foreign procedure brazenly
point we don't want to split it's ability because the government is a secret we want to jump streets and for work kids and i think this reform is coming from people with backgrounds in the financial sector like mr macro we think there will be crashes and people would be injured at the next protest the police need to keep a distance from the crowd in the forty clashes we arming the police not to fight terrorism but to crush trade you citizen terrible idea. you can find more of that story on our website dot com as well as all all of the global headlines i'll be back of course with you at the top of the next hour see that. yes we advocate going to a place called they police a key to keep. my
this is going underground as debate over whether the u.k. government will full reaches fever pitch in the wake of what some are calling to raise amaze hurricane katrina coming up in the show with this book we are getting by states possible culture and austerity britain dr lisa mackenzie if state backed neglect corruption. social cleansing at the ground felt in west london this week and we asked the co-chair of britain's all party safety and rescue group.