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as civilians flee u.s. led coalition airstrikes. in the embattled iraqi city of. humanitarian organizations warn people could face the same devastation witnessed in mosul. he travels from the hometown of a mom who's suspected of masterminding this attacks. understood to have attended prayers led by. he's been accused of being the ringmaster behind these terrorists. and widening social divisions the u.s. mainstream media pushes the idea it's big business that's the country's new moral
compass new yorkers whether they want to be inspired by corporations. morning just gone nine am here in moscow. today thanks for joining us this. with the u.s. backed coalition forces advancing against islamic state in the iraqi city of thousands of civilians are being displaced forced to flee from both. the threat posed by terrorists the situation in the city has deteriorated dramatically causing humanitarian organizations to draw comparisons to the devastation witnessed in mosul. we were in from the shelling from. the people.
our children a sick we're stranded here without there is no fresh water and some of the aid workers have been here but. this is my son he is suffering. far is the latest objective in the u.s. backed war on islamic state of the recapture of mosul. that left much of the city in ruins over the operation to liberate. control for three years now a little to ease the suffering of civilians. as more. fodder is the new ground zero in iraq on the one hand you have a massive formation of iraqi forces backed by u.s.
led coalition air power versus. entrenched in the area for three years in the middle of that you have desperate civilians and it isn't an easy choice for them staying. being used as human shields. being killed by the coalition air strike or make a run for it. but there is that in the merciless heat in the hope that you get out it isn't an easy choice. we are hungry we need we need food and water yesterday we get contaminated water even the animals from drink it we're living in terrible conditions the u.n. fears for civilians and. suffering that they enjoy the deadly danger of the face but getting away from isis may only be the first part of the journey. plenty more obstacles to go if you travel throughout iraq it's very heavily militarized.
numerous checkpoints on magic transport routes to get through those checkpoints you need documentation if you don't have this or if you have the wrong kind of documentation you are prevented from moving further on the people who fled to understand it being prevented from going into east mosul and settling then and also coming into the could. fail and other places in. displacement camps when it comes to refugees there's a sense of paranoia here soldiers manning the checkpoint and seeing refugees approaching him. a real refugee from an infiltrator were a suicide bomber who's just trying to get close to blow his vest so the security precautions are absolutely necessary but they don't make the lives of refugees and
the. operation to liberate is less than a week old and while. much smaller we can only hope it doesn't end like mosul a city in ruins thousands dead more. and with nobody to hold accountable. to the u.n. up to thirty thousand civilians remain trapped in the city basic necessities including food and medicine are scarce we've spoken to representatives of humanitarian groups working at refugee camps close by they say the situation in the city is extremely concerning and the operations there have been moving forward of we're thinking that there are a lot of the good in it of course the people in. what the woman are from very love for what you're. going to get more i'm going to be from what he will be able. to lean on you
know then when. not if i won't be shocked if we receive. one we've where children must be going through which. displaced iraqi cloth games this woman told us she had been walking for three days yet the sleeping ship part of this that has been killed by sniper fire some time back and she saw dead bodies out sniper fire and eating landmines all day way she was in a state of deep shock and trauma she said yet he survived the gaunt dirty water and bread for three months you can imagine a lot we have to read she didn't deserve the kind of cases we receive you know what kind. belgian authorities contacted the spanish counterparts last year amid concerns that a man who suspected of masterminding last week's twin atrocities in spain may have
had tara legs it's claimed spanish police at the time deny the imaam had any connection to terrorism are the main focus of attention is now on the small spanish town of report just south of the french border question preached in the local mosque there it's also where all the members of the terrorists grew up. last week they carried out twin robbing attacks in barcelona as well as the coastal resort of brill's leaving fifteen dead now that came just a day after what was believed to be their bomb making factory in just a little bit further south here was destroyed in an explosion peter all of a travel to the pole to find the homes of the suspects and speak to locals who had known them since childhood. radicalizing force. in the uk in borneo police now believe the revolt was at the center of the plot. this small spanish town took away in the foothills of the pyrenees is hardly what
you think of as a hotbed of islamic terrorism but it was here in the fall that the terrorist cell which attacked barcelona recruited were indoctrinated and radicalized eventually going on to carry out their deadly mission. was. but it was here that the terrorists that rammed his truck into crowds of people and boss a loner lived. the twenty two year old moroccan was gunned down on monday following eight four day manhunt by authorities. the our. local people here say they can't believe he lived within their community. they
play football together on the beach nearby with other kids from the neighborhood they were brought up here since they were little but. of course. they were behind what happened around here can believe it the seem to be very nice people who want to see the whole roaming around but it's just here they came up to the ball saluted with a whole slew of things that the sale melted into a full society attending the local high school and being a fixture on local football fields so how did say seemingly quiet group of quiet teenage is on a quiet town and is part of a jihad to sell the answers to that many are looking towards the mosque that they attended it's here that they're understood to have attended prayers led by our society who's been accused of being the real. behind this terrorist cell the
authorities pointed the finger at him and now that's being reiterated by some of those accused of being part of the cell have appeared in court but who will. see what do we know about the. moroccan national we know that he had a criminal past in front back in twenty ten he was sent to prison here in spain for his part in a drug smuggling operation and it's in jail where he's understood to have become radicalized in fact he's believed to have spent time with those who plotted and carried out the madrid bombings we also know that back in twenty sixteen he spent time in belgium around the time of the bombings on the metro the airports in brussels. he is believed to have been killed it was announced by authorities that his d.n.a. was found at the site of a bomb making factory did exploded in at the moment the authorities are writing
that off as that his potential weapons of. course him out in the end. as the investigation continues arrests continue to be made including that of the owner of an internet cafe that suspected members of the terrorist cell and no into a frequent it begs the question just how many small communities like this could potentially be harboring fatal terrorist cells peter all of a. head of germany's general election both the chancellor and one of her key rivals from the social democrats aren't all that happy with the country's closest ally last hit south america first policy while modern schultz promised to remove u.s. nuclear weapons from germany if he becomes chancellor with more on the deepening rift with washington here. for years it seemed that you could safely assume germany
and the u.s. would be best friends forever but as the trumpet ministration charges forward with its america first approach to foreign policy they might as well be leaving behind one of their closest and most important allies take the rising tensions with north korea for example that has shown a clear divide and opinions trump saber rattle and lashed out with. make it work threats to the united states. they will be met with fire fury while merkel flat out refused to back trump's plan and i have to answer that no i do not see a military solution from north korea i cannot accept that and just this week after trump announced america's old i'm sorry new afghan strategy you know more troops and no end to the war in sight that also didn't exactly line up with expectations it is important that the us discuss with europeans how we can work together to ensure that the country becomes more peaceful and secure so the people in
afghanistan do not have to flee to us we expect the worst to move cooled makes his actions with europe so it seems berlin is increasingly irked if not utterly hostile toward the number of moves coming from washington even when it comes to one of their usual mutual enemies russia germany was fuming when trump signed off on a fresh wave of sanctions against moscow no not out of some sudden newfound affection towards russia but because the measures were approved without heeding europe's business interests and could actually end up threatening them that must not happen we generally reject sanctions with extraterritorial fact meaning an impact on third countries friendship is as they say a two way street so perhaps washington should be wary of the fact that america first could end up turning into america alone. r.t. washington d.c. . with critics claiming america's moral compass has lost donald trump the u.s. mainstream media is repeatedly pushing the idea it's big business leaders who know the best god it's ok to new york you ask people where they. view there's so much
chaos and confusion these days many americans are looking for a new source of moral guidance so who should be giving that stuff i think the founding fathers had a lot of inspiration there donald trump is the moral compass the u.n. secretary general antonio guitarists jimmy carter you like jimmy carter yes a lot of mainstream media outlets have another voice in mind the top dogs of corporate america. that's right the big boys in the boardrooms are now standing up for justice and fighting the power after charlottesville they just can't hold back any longer hatred be condemned and has no place in a country that draws its strength from our diversity and humanity prison draw missed a critical opiates unity to help bring our country together the most clarifying
voice has been the voice of business the chief executives have taken the risk to speak truth to power yes truth to power and these men are just known for their good deeds j.p. morgan got caught overcharging thousands of military families for their mortgages and had predatory lending practices that specifically targeted black and hispanic people walmart is known to get their clothes from sweat shops in bangladesh where the workers get paid fourteen cents an hour oh and over here they've been caught paying out millions of dollars in bribes in order to get building permits and deron walkers pepsi co they've been caught with discrimination in hiring practices and been forced to pay out millions of dollars in settlements and who can forget their oh so classy advertisement featuring police brutality protests.
pepsi are they a good moral company. i mean personally i don't think their products moral i think i don't think feeding sugar to you know americans in the quantities of nestle overall they are dependent on their products that are maybe not good for. not good for your health. no no if you want to do you think j.p. morgan the banking firm is a good moral compass for america i don't really trust any banking institutions don't think that a corporation should be morally reprehensible what about wal-mart do you think they're a good moral compass for america probably too big or too big of a monopoly when you hear people's experience it will not get one inside it doesn't seem so they employ a lot of people minimum wage laws are what they are perhaps it isn't just a burning cash in for social justice in the wall street suites but rather that they discovered that social justice is
a great marketing strategy caleb oppen artsy new york or expects economist because the agreeing he doesn't believe the moral ideals of wall street's big wigs make them a good fit for the role they're taking the moral high road is because they're being pressured by the system that doesn't support trump you see the entire system the establishment media the establishment elites are against donald trump he wasn't supposed to win the election so they've got to take him out so they're incentivized by money and what they're trying to do is create this fiction divide the american people keep us focused on each other this is a very effective strategy it's definitely incentivized with a profit motive that's that's number one for these companies these companies have zero moral highground. oh i just thousand claiming russia is putting almost directly in the hands of the taliban washington steps back from those allegations we'll have all of these holes for you off the bright.
brings peace to the chicken hawks. the new socks try to tell you that we gossip but. i'm telling you on the cool and. the hawks that we all know what. the current situation is that there's concerns on the part of the four arab countries egypt saudi arabia emirates. relates to policies of. have to be addressed to a very adverse impact on national security and the case of material evidence exists . of policies that adversely impacted. the loss of
life in egypt this is a. situation. the program u.s. state department has backpedaled on accusations. that's just a day. made the exact moment. as the united states believe that russia is ending the bit i don't have the official state department answer for you on that russia is supplying arms to the taliban that is a violation obviously international norms is a violation of us curity council norms however it's not only russia that the us things to blame for the afghan stalemate is similar calling with more seems that this is the new strategy coming from washington to pull in as many countries as
possible to the afghan conflict in his speech on monday trump accused baucus john of providing safe havens for terrorists adding that the us is growing impatient and wants to see a stronger commitment to anti terror efforts coming from pakistan this time for pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilization order and to peace pakistan has reacted quite angrily to donald trump's allegations accusing washington of trying to find a scapegoat for its own failures in afghanistan and at the same time washington is calling upon india support to resolve the terror crisis another key player in the region we've got to put the pressure on india that they have to be part of the political solution or doing it together it's not the united states alone so it seems that after a moment washington could just be searching for an exit strategy from a sixteen year deadlock in afghanistan by trying not to just share the burden and the blame but also by issuing what some believe are unjustified demands of these
statements full of the adoption of a new strategy for america's longest war or the troops pull out and the u.s. is expected to send up to four thousand troops to afghanistan although the exact number will remain a secret america's top commander for the middle east joseph votel says the first new forces could arrive within just weeks political analyst brought back i believe the u.s. is not actually interested and in a war that brings in millions of dollars for the arms industry. the pentagon doesn't want to end the war they're perfectly happy with the stalemate as it is it's a cash cow for the pentagon and for u.s. war contractors i think the reason for trump's decided animosity and announced animosity towards pakistan and that was seconded by mike pence the vice president who has now said as of today pakistan has been put on notice is that pakistan has been reaching out to russia in the last few months and drawing russia in and asking
russia to actually be the primary stabilizing force in a possible peaceful outcome in afghanistan the u.s. does not want russia meddling in afghanistan for us to spend a couple trillion dollars as i said a big cash cow there's many many pentagon bases in afghanistan these are long term projects on the part of the pentagon they don't want russia to come in they don't want peace to break out in afghanistan. now is a shot at still virginia where a controversial monument of a confederate general has been covered in a black shroud it was carried out a spot of the mourning for a woman that was killed in the recent mayhem that erupted over that particular statute and the violence broke out almost two weeks ago when a rally in support of the money would place the town to protest since then a war on a confederate heritage has been playing different crossing the country several monuments already demolished though sometimes the targets are more unusual.
broadcast booth for next saturday's college football season opener because of the similarity between his name and the famed confederate icon. this is a perfect example of what kind of a lunacy our country is going through connally's rice said it beautifully these are my these this is our history right and what the left is engaging is a storable revisionism this is the reality for better or for worse of what the us was in its most of our founding fathers were slave owners right they were participating in the evil of slavery so exactly we have tear them down so we take
washington off the one dollar bill it's a teachable moment when you walk in with your kids through the south and you see your mind at the jefferson davis or whoever it might be it's a moment to sit with your child to reflect on what was and how we moved from it i think we're heading to a very dark place and it scares me quite a bit. seems the war on one of months is now crossing oceans journalist for a major you can use paper is calling for nelson's column in london to be toppled in flames the country's naval hero was a defender of slavery we asked people in london whether that's reason enough to give a moral nelson his marching orders. i think they should be put in some type of museum i think it's about public opinion and it's about what the monument was about that memory i mean i don't know about nelson's on slavery so i think it was to commemorate a success in a bottle there's always someone who's going to be upset by something but at the same time you start to think about you know who are your country's values right now should definitely stay on and to not iconic you know stop you yeah rubbish the
point is that rubbish because it's part of our history supremacist all know that state's history history just because it doesn't suit you know time to get rid of yeah no one well you know you can't get rid of is that. tends to show some of that the old fun stuff that you can get rid of all. right that's all for headlines this hour about with more news from around the world and i'll find out.
what is it when the swiss national bank is such a bank and others. central banks on behalf of governments are now the biggest owners of stocks when japan is the biggest seller of exchange traded funds that's called nationalization that's socialism and combined with the central bank the polish bureau that is fixing the price of money it's not a free money market for money and combined with purchases of open assets and that's moscow's assets that's pretty good talent is all that's nationalism that's why this
job global economy is shrinking because these social banks amount to what danny blanchflower power says they're not operating in ways to free markets. greetings and salutations the average salary of all us human beings and having those small blue planets that somewhere around seventeen to twenty thousand dollars a year or to the international labor organization here in the united states your average salary sits around forty four thousand dollars a year in other words most people aren't living large these days which makes it a tad disconcerting when we see millions upon millions of dollars being wasted by governments corporations and other groups around the world here in the united states where the universal champion braga was an hour of wasting tax dollars this
is due primarily to our obsession with the military industrial complex take for example the amount of money we've wasted on the beautiful island retreat to guantanamo bay cuba the gorgeous beach beach side war on terror prison resort and military base surrounded by a very fertile minefield just a stone's throw away from a ban on miami beach this beauty has cost u.s. taxpayers about five point six billion dollars over the years for just the prison facility alone and of course like a kid in college or your favorite political party it always needs more. yes according to the miami herald the pentagon is looking to spend nearly five hundred million dollars in new construction at the naval base including two hundred fifty million for a new earthquake proof hospital bed hospital two hundred fifty million dollars five beds five beds to fifty pentagon mathematics at its very.