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this is a. better than. a c. heard of. the. president of the world bank very. seriously send us an e-mail. well i'm says this. entire. leave behind plenty of surprises. every read r.t. travels to be iraqi city of tel afar where government forces now face the painstaking and dangerous scope of making the city safe enough for civilians to return. also ahead this hour muslims on refugees are the least welcomed groups in germany according to a new major study. merkle to continue open door policy for migrants. and we bring you the story of
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a six year old girl who survived. led coalition air strike in yemen that killed at least. twenty four hour news live from the russian capital this is our team international good to have your company i'm going to not only our top story this hour the iraqi army house declared that most of the city of tal afar has been liberated from islam mixtape it had been a militant stronghold in the northwest of the country there is a long way to go before things can return to some sort of normalcy though terrorists are still holed up in basements. and tunnels in the city for us. islamiya by the islamic state remain you'll find fiji like that
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plastered over the bridges and buildings in tied up frog iraq he sent his haven't yet gotten around to covering them up what with being busy fighting a day off to the victory was announced here and tired of fighting still hasn't died down isis hiding throughout the city and why are there any geographic areas or districts in thailand they're hiding in basements and buildings and in time rooms underneath the city waiting to ambush patrolling iraqi soldiers. why the lawyer doesn't look at them for what. well i says has been beaten in tal afar they're made sure to leave behind plenty of surprises booby traps every red intel a frog they have to turn the city into a sap as nightmare and come in here we were bloomed multiple times not to touch
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anything no matter how innocent it might seem for we knew behind these. could be explosives booby traps bradman's behind the time even in the right switches. i would be one where officers went into a house and sat on a sofa exploded and along with the house they had booby trapped the sofa another example they were explosive to light switches when you turn on their lights the house explodes they were bombs into refrigerators and even the door handles when you open the door and explodes. i've just come back from telefon you can didn't lie down on the bed without cyprus check and first drop bombs and wires everywhere we don't touch anything. i will do all we can to disarm everything but there is only so much we can do some houses will have to be destroyed. this bomb was intended for
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those but the planes and helicopters destroyed the roads and i still couldn't get the car bomb out our engineers found it and dismantled it if it had been used it would have done as great damage they disarm the explosive canisters and detonated them in a controlled explosion but it's strange isis folded almost too quickly . there is evidence that around four hundred families of isis fighters were allowed to leave on august twenty fifth in an unspecified direction the rumor among iraqi troops is that as many as two thousand isis fighters have been given safe passage out of tal afar into syria again this is a rumor and we conned confirm it but it would explain the unexpectedly easy fight
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iraqi troops wouldn't let us into the center of telephone thing would still far too dangerous but having spent some time here in the suburbs we haven't seen a single civilian most of them ran when the opportunity presented itself as the battle began braving the months in the desert in order to get away but fear of the iraqi ministry in the u.s. led to release and brits the best might file a fraud list of them through and we'll come back to question how much of tal afar there be left to come back to more i guys do you have from talib iraq. meanwhile in syria government forces have started an offensive to liberate another isel stronghold der is aware these are the latest pictures we have of the earth strikes on terrorists positions there are teams from on cos fred has more on the
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pivotal operation. russian defense ministry reports on another successful operation meant to bring peace to syria and so this is the latest video released by the russian military following a successful offensive by the syrian army with the help of russian air and space forces i saw a minute since have now no words at cern but regroup in there as or they brought in heavy equipment including tanks and other high caliber weapons into the area but russian defense ministry said that overnight and on monday russian airplanes destroyed multiple targets including tanks armored cars and militants artillery positions this way the syrian army were able to continue its offensive there as a war with the ultimate goal of freedom and of course there is or by the way is the largest city in eastern syria and it's been under siege since twenty fourteen with over one hundred thousand civilians still trapped there now happens that there is
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or is the final frontier of international terrorism in syria saw a victory there could mean more peaceful times and. almost a fifth of people in germany have said they would not welcome having muslim or refugee neighbors that's according to a recent survey as the country continues to try and enter great an influx of migrants the poll revealed that nineteen percent of germans were against the idea of chancellor merkel has promoted an open door policy since the beginning of the refugee crisis but has occasionally backtracked on the issue of the study's findings come less than a month before germany's federal election. only the latest figures you can see here behind me suggest the angle of merkel's party is well out in front martin schultz's party ahead of the rest among those trailing the front runners in the poll is the alternative for germany party also known as they have to the other
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opposition parties are more stylish in german politics with the e.f. they considered newcomers to berlin set up several years ago the party has gained popularity by criticizing merkel's open door policy and putting the interests of native germans first just today continued the party's attack on the german chancellor. but will initiate an investigation committee and then give the merkel in palm and it will dispute breaches of law and not only with the refugee crisis but also with the euro rescue policy which violate it is. if you ask me when her political career is over and should be taken to an ordinary german court and try it is a private citizen so that she is fairly judged breaches of the rule our europe correspondent peter all of her now looks at how they use shoe of integration could influence voters in next month's german election. angle merkel currently sits
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around sixteen to seventeen points clear in the polls ahead of elections that are in well just under one month's time here in germany when she was talking in a recent interview about the twenty fifteen refugee crisis well she said that if she could go back in time to that point she wouldn't change a thing in the past the german chancellor has spoken differently on this issue we didn't embrace the problem in an appropriate we the d.l.c. goes for protecting the external borders of the area in previous times those statements have helped or at least been part of giving her a kick in the polls well something she clearly doesn't need out the moment in response her main challenger barton schultz of the social democratic party here in germany also of course remember the former president of the european parliament well he described the german chancellor is out of touch and aloof however that isn't seemingly pulling him back on until
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a merkel's lead at the moment but of course we also can't have an election in europe these days without russia getting a mention in this time it's come courtesy of hans the old math and he's the head of the b f l it's the same as say the f.b.i. in the united states or m i five in the united kingdom the internal intelligence service he said that russia has the potential to carry out sophisticated hacks that hell every day and went on to say that there's absolutely no evidence to suggest that this is in the pipeline at all that it's set to happen which leaves many questioning why he decided to give that interview in the first place but the situation we have at the moment is that with angela merkel so far out in front in the polls it does look like this is a german election whereby the interests of voters may take something of a back seat as the focus turns inwards towards what type of governments angle or merkel will be able to form
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a what. of coalition she will hope for when she ultimately returns as the german chancellor. not being a top diplomat can mean your every word being scrutinized and i lack of care has landed germany's foreign minister in or qward situation online. u.s. defense giants lockheed martin on ray fiennes seeing
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a huge surge in sales they've both been awarded nine hundred million dollar contracts by the pentagon it comes as u.s. north korea nuclear tension continues to simmer samir a town takes a look now at trump seeming obsession with nuclear weapons and how it's sparking fears of a war on the campaign trail donald trump promised to boost a weakening military as soon as i take office i will ask congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester and will submit a new budget to rebuild our military it is so depleted we will be there. now the u.s. is already the global leader in military spending with a defense budget that's roughly the size of these nine countries combined despite this president trump says he wants more and here's how he's planning on spending u.s. taxpayer money we are committed to expanding and improving a state of the art missile defense system to shoot down missiles in flight. and we're getting better and better and better at it it's actually incredible what's
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taking place but missile defense systems are just the tip of the iceberg in this latest military gold rush on thursday it was announced that the us air force will develop a new nuclear cruise missile a project that's been in the pipeline for years but now given the green light thanks to commander in chief president trump and this is all great news for industry giants lockheed martin and raytheon both have been enjoying soaring stock market values ever since trump's inauguration but with the money flowing the risks are apparently being overlooked back in two thousand and fifteen former secretary of defense william j. perry said the nuclear missile project should be dropped because they can be launched without warning incoming both nuclear and conventional variants cruise missiles are uniquely destabilizing type of weapon but destabilization seems to be the least of concerns for the new administration the effect of the trillion dollar trillion dollar plus so-called modernization would have the effect of making it
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possible for u.s. policy makers to believe that they could launch a first strike nuclear war there would be to extremely dangerous development and it reminds us of in the nineteen fifties when the soviet union was really very far behind the united states there are repeated discussions at the highest levels of the us government whether or not to launch a preemptive nuclear war since the end of world war two peace has been achieved through nuclear deterrence and the balance of power hopefully this concept isn't lost on president trump as he sets out on his quest for an even stronger military so our t. washington d.c. the news continues in ninety seconds.
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welcome back to the program he led coalition or a strike in the yemeni capital killed at least fourteen civilians on friday the destruction brought on a whole apartment block but one girl managed to survive a warning you may find the following image is this true. they know. fame to get you to date. and if you get a scarce get a look and she is the only child who survived the air strikes that hit the house and at san all of her family died her father mother and siblings. their parish. we found multiple fractures in her left cheek as well as cracks in the bone round her eye and across her forehead. hundreds of locals returned to the scene of the strike protesting against riyadh's
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continued bombing campaign in yemen in another incident last week a hotel near son was hit killing fifty one among the dead were both civilians and hutu rebels relatives of the victims from the bombardment are also blaming the saudi led coalition demanding justice. can read about i know they were just workers trying to make a living and they were targeted by warplanes the yemeni people want to show their anger at this crime committed against them such as. my sons' were martyred by the saudi aggressors they were farmers they had nothing to do with the war i appealed to the international community to the united nations to punish those who committed this crime was and i would demand that the international community and the united nations which is remaining silent find a solution for these disparate people. or the saudi led coalition described the hotel bombing as a technical mistake
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a spokesman expressed regret the collateral damage and offered condolences to the families of the victims kim sharif the director of human rights for yemen told us the u.n. won't stop the strikes because it's not in its interest. they have to be held responsible under international law unfortunately what we have is the power of the international politics that is supporting the saudi led coalition that is causing untold amounts of these war crimes secretly council is dominated by two prominent members who are the ones who are selling the weapons to the saudi regime and that is where the main obstacle lies and fortunately and every move to commission an international investigation you will find that these two countries britain and the us do everything they can to obstruct or that the saudi regime along with all those who are assisting them in this unfortunate creation of man made catastrophe in the
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end have to be tried for war crimes sooner or later. rival protests on sunday in the u.s. city of berkeley california descended into chaos. demonstrators broke through police barricades during a so named rally against hate and clashed with right wing activists. god god. god. prior to the unrest police bond sticks mosques and any potential weapons but dozens of anti fascist protesters disregarded those restrictions one left wing demonstrate a retard a photographer and others reportedly threaten people who were trying to film the
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violence some scenes were nevertheless caught on camera. list video appears to show radio host al letson shilling a mom from a group of must be fascist protestors in a separate incident a mom called to be a donald trump supporter was a touched by a mob after he pepper sprayed some of the counter protesters six people were injured in the berkeley unrest on thirteen arrests from. here outside of work in the civic center in downtown berkeley california as you can see around me there's a huge crowd of people calling themselves anti fascist protesters these are people that assemble to calendar a right wing rally that was called enough for today for this afternoon to the slogan say no to marxism well these are posts here that object to a number of the people involved with that recorded right wing rally talking to the white supremacy and fascism assemble to denounce it while the nazis may have
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a right to demonstrate we've got a right to show that there are a million twenty four of us ignore them any time a group reaches the hatred that you've seen from the out right i think it's only human toe match that even if it's not the most mature reaction it's only human to match that with some kind of anger and aggression really want to stand for nonviolence he would take the side against people that speak for violence including politicians such as donald trump one thing that is widely present is the folks who call themselves anti fos some of them also would call themselves the black bloc people with masks over their faces are you know how many goggles there are here for a fight almost i mean they give that impression be seen repeatedly from folks try to come into the crowd began you know begin spent sending out their message state making statements in support of doll trial out of the crowd going to circling up the police moving in and scuffles breaking out. the market there is just one illustration of the ongoing division that continues to
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take place across the united states especially. the aftermath of charlottesville a lot of different views being expressed here a lot of anger but a lot of folks that just say they're worried about their country it's been quite a crazy scene here in downtown berkeley california. after targeting confederate monuments the split in us society is not focusing on the arts a cinema in memphis stopped its a new will screening of the nineteen thirty nine classic gone with the wind some have accused the iconic film about love during the civil war of being racist and insensitive but political activists and writer jeffrey mark klein believes the country's left wing is contradicting itself. i feel like most people recognize that the removal of historical statues seems to be an attempt to rewrite america's history and not showing historically significant movie would also be an example of trying to rewrite america's history. based on margaret mitchell novel
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gone with the wind is set on a southern plantation during the civil war and reconstruction period it's thought to be one of the greatest love stories ever to make it to the selfish. in the memphis cinemas consolation after thirty four years has fired up social media some were incredulous the film was dropped others stress that art should be kept out of politics some tweets were also accompanied with the hashtag mcdaniel after the actress who played the host made and she became the first american african-american to be nominated for on to win an academy award back then the film's producer worked closely with rights groups to prevent accusations of racism
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jeffrey moore climb again believes people should be celebrating the achievements of a classic film looking at why it could be considered insensitive. it's kind of insane that they would claim this movie is insensitive when i had a mcdaniel is the first black person to win an oscar so that movie has very historical significance even just for the fact it's a it's a cinematic feat it progressed film forward both in terms of the art of filmmaking the art of storytelling and progressiveness i mean that a lot of people who claim this movies and sensitive care so much about identity politics they should be excited about the fact that hattie mcdaniel is an oscar winner because of this movie. it's really as president has accused the united nations of discriminating against his country the u.n. secretary general admitted that the semitism is alive and well invited to do all
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they can to stop it the u.n. chief is currently on a three day visit to israel and the palestinian territories to discuss reviving the peace process paula sillier brings us more. it's his first since taking office back in january now he's already met with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu netanyahu saying that there are a host of issues the two need to discuss and they'll do so in the coming days the secretary general will also be meeting with high ranking palestinian officials in the west bank and traveling to gaza now all of this comes against the backdrop as i say of a spike in tensions between israel and the united nations you have the israeli deputy foreign minister saying that israel can no longer tolerate and i'm quoting the united nations and israel bias take a listen we are seeking a dramatic change in the way the u.n. treats israel it's time to place the issue squarely on the table and address it head on if the u.n. doesn't dress to go he changes behavior it will lose both support and funding this
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war of words between israel and the united nations is nothing new it goes back quite some years and in fact if you ask most israelis they'll tell you that they believe that the international body is biased against them you have for example the united nations and i'm quoting calling on israel to stop imposing an apartheid regime on the palestinians you also have the united nations security council that voted unanimously urging israel to end with its settlement expansion project and of course it's still days in terms of what these meetings will yield but one thing is clear and that is that at this stage the relationship between israel the united nations is on edge. or are two programs are right ahead. the to. kill.
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i'm after a town saying this is going underground as u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson travels to the middle east to try and avert a war in the persian gulf of a cost coming up in the show we speak to oscar nominated comedian and writer just steve goodman about islamophobia the trip and whether bailing out the past mistakes of the city of london is destroying the future of britain as the government announces de facto pay cuts for school teachers and eleven years to the day the lebanese war began which would end in victory over the u.k. back to me we speak to the director and star of the new playtoy celebrating about a poet whose life was turned upside down on that day plus from palestine to britain we speak to an organization that records. incidents in the u.k. about whether the mainstream media is to blame for a rise in islamophobia tags and his british campaign is lose their bid to block
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sales to saudi arabia what exactly was u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson doing in concert to mediate the push and gulf crisis all the civil war going up and today is going underground but first will schoolchildren understand tomorrow's e.u. talks in ukraine will they understand that the e.u. backed government in kiev as we do far right groups associated with anti semitism after ukraine's tragic world war two history that there is a contextual nazi past to this week's ordering by donald trump of u.s. missile warships and hundreds of soldiers to the black sea maybe not here in the u.k. few even realize the historical context behind tourism is billion pound deal with a party recently allied paramilitaries to stay prime minister here for instance is now u.k. school children are educated about. northern ireland it says the protestant majority discriminated against catholics and that the ira used terrorist attacks and that
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the troubles involved many high profile attacks no where is any sign of the word gerrymandering or colonialism if curricular are being attacked for being imperialist attacks on schools by government austerity are also under attack oscar nominated star steve coogan and campaigner alison ali founder of save our schools accompanied m.p.'s and schoolchildren recently to downing street to protest the slashing of education budgets this even before theresa may said school teachers will continue to face cuts in salary steve coogan a shot to fame with his creation of bumbling rightwing chapter of host alan partridge one two oscar nominations for his film philomena his latest production was the trip to spain and the rewritten version of the police's message in a bottle sung by protesting school children. we caught up with steve demanding the founder of britain's sable schools down the somali right in front of the door number ten downing street what do you do out here when trays i'm
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a she says is busy balancing the books in there. with the save our schools campaign the they all started to measure the kind of imposing the last seven eight is i think people have had enough of. this sort of fly the flag for state the state education system which has borne the brunt of many of these austerity measures and i don't know whether it's because the government don't use the state education system or many of them. education system but the priority for them but the overnights three percent of the people in this country used to education and it's a right not a privilege and the government needs to. provide a decent education system which of the moment it's not doing. the material facts already even the public accounts committee says the government suffering from collective delusion if you think you can make any further. savings by imposing three million three billion pounds a year cuts. in material that's already teaching staff are being laid off
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assistance or all the peripheral support stuff that schools need to operate are being laid off and the arts music sport things are deemed on essential bear the brunt of those cuts and those of the very subject to enhance the lives of schoolchildren and make a huge cultural contribution to the standing of this country throughout the world. the n.h.s. the lone education we are told continually in britain not to politicize austerity what do you say to that i say balderdash quite frankly i say as the fifth largest economy in the world we can surely afford to provide a world class education system for. all the states as ninety three percent of kids who actually use the state's education system we have had these three billion a year in cuts are coming on top of seven years of funding cuts to schools head
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teachers are cracking under the stress that this school is a cracking and distrust of it as i've said before class sizes are exploding sometimes forty children plus per class we are not prepared to see off school to become as steve has described it a safety net for the poorest in the slums while while the all sports and rich subjects become the province of the lucky few who can actually afford to pay for it privately futurism a says more and more people are going to school and they're being funded by the taxpayer. that's what the taxpayer should do that's the responsibility part of the. taxation system is that you from the decent a decent education system a decent health service that's thing that most people agree with that's what most people's country with a poll recently said of fifty percent population would approve of increased taxation to. pay for these services is part and also because of recent events i think the national debate has changed it's shifted whereas the majority in this
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country realize that the government's responsibility is to look after the whole community to look after the many not the few and that that debate has shifted now and i think the government on the back foot about it many of the cabinet breaking ranks should ease austerity measures so there's no you there's no. unity in the government ranks about this about any of these issues to do with how education or even the sort of the safety of our our councils and civil servants and politicians behind you are horrified to hear of corbin's proposals that each private schools should be treated. for taxation purposes in a way that is not subsidized by the taxpayer it's just like that's separate issue i mean our views on that i think that we need to basically. if something is a privilege like that then i think should be should. i think people who have money should pay more money so that we don't have money we need to redistribute wealth in this country because of course there's the system is set up so those who have money
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make more money on fastest and we need to readjust that system so that people have the. equality of opportunity and that is even better than them in all such a society and can i just start on the subject of grenfell tower you know which was obviously an absolutely devastating chant today and made us all just. we you know from the heart felt place that the national audit office is such that school buildings themselves need six point seven billion pounds spending on and for those buildings to be brought up to a satisfactory standard is the extent to which the which the government has been has been getting away with quite frankly six point seven billion is needed just bring the buildings up to scratch not. be full before you've paid for the paper the books the teachers the all the music all the things that we started seeping last in
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again and again we hear again this phrase balancing the books we have to pay off the bailouts for the banks because of the twenty eight crash. it's a choice this is where you re appropriate. phones and i mean paul is the problem coming so making like michael go free schools experiment which needs another two and a half billion just to buy the land for the promised five hundred schools he said he would deliver which is the whole the whole project's been seen as a folly that money's like almost the money suggested should be cut from schools every year. fifty million on the on the project resistance of vanity projects that's just an example of of irresponsible use of public phones the whole grammar school and which is which is a p.r. exercise because certain tabloid right wing tabloid newspapers are obsessed with them and that again is an irrelevance it's
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a distraction from what we should be doing which is funding our state system properly yet just vitally britain has been involved in wars of course we do have money for that in your most recent t.v. work the trip you seem to me being kidnapped by isis israel carried away you know i was what was the humor in that was that i was there was he read it because i was doing was showing i was trying to talk about the history of islam and i see how historically the. more tolerant of christianity historically something has gone to the more than yes cetera et cetera and then my innate or all societies innate islamophobia is like just rivers its head picks its head above the parapet and the final scene you have to watch it's on the sombong going on about and steve thank you. i wor drilling actor and writer steve coogan there what he sees as his innate islamophobia joining me now as he has mogul founder of tell
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mama ngo that records and measures and team was slim attacks in the u.k. for years that so much for coming back on the show before he goes islamophobia your reaction to tory m.p. marie morris using the n word symptomatic of selling still institutionally bigoted . i think there is certainly something institutionally that has not been challenged around terminology like this and yes i think there is a challenge around some of the endemic racism around language that is still prevalent we can see in this case i mean what does it say where a tory m.p. thinks that language like this is acceptable but i think in today's world a tory m.p. or a labor m.p. any m.p. who makes comments like this can't hang on to their job is clear is that you know this is unacceptable and these common should never have been made man she has to face the consequences of this. to tell the statistics having heard about islam of attacks since so-called ices. up five hundred percent of the island
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bridge attacks britain's responding in exactly the way i want precisely to respond sadly this is you and i know this is exactly what they want to separate communities they want muslim community to feel victimized nice lated and the wider community is effectively to fracture and not connect with muslim communities so you know hate crimes actually feed into that we've got a very clear hate crimes targeting any member of the muslim community or any member of a community particularly the muslim committee feed into his narrative the other factor as you mentioned you're absolutely right you know after after london bridge we saw a spike in hate crimes and a incidences same aftermath just a very very large one after manchester and these spikes have been continuing the only one we didn't see a spike in was after the westminster parliament attack and we're looking into that as we would we need to do some work as to why society or members of society didn't react in relation to that incident the fact is these peaks these very high peaks are not good for communities are not good for society they're not good for cohesion and actually they. may also as you rightly said play into the very narrative we're trying to corrode and undermine which is separation ism promotion of extremist
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narratives these things we need to corrode and undermine but actually hate crimes and reaction to hate crimes by targeting muslims feed into that which is you started the ngo far right attacks like the one we saw in france republic mosque treated very differently still though in stream media in this country compared to your absolutely right i think you're an outgrowth of newspaper headlines think you're absolutely right the denial that far right extremism leads to deaths is really atrocious we know that actually three people have now been killed by extremism far right extremist and narratives three muslims but in the newspapers we see a downplaying of these issues we see a downplaying of the narrative issues of how dangerous far right extremism is and actually then in many instances these individuals are unbalanced they've been you know they've had hard lives and they're mentally ill they may be issues in their lives but we have to get down to the crux of it if we're talking about ideology of isis let's talk about the ideology of it the extremist far right communities small
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number but they're there in our society and let's talk about it i mean you look at today i had coming into our twitter feeds britain first's activities today reaching out to members of the polish community who i'm sure will reject the narrative but we are how we are allowing this to continue how the newspapers not saying the b.b.c. picked it up so you know or power to their elbow but actually the fact of matter is why we're not challenging this. really because of identity politics or they're obsessed with it and just very briefly no sign of any letter from british muslims in being stopped in the streets by prevent officers with their way five business skirts to try to infiltrate communities i wouldn't know about that but i would say . what you've been stopped well i mean i i would have often i would hope i was which is where other parties are against i would say clearly if that ever happen. it has a huge detrimental impact on the individual who is stopped and it doesn't build trust in any way shape or form i would say that but i'm also going to say this that
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actually if people feel that they have been targeted for whatever reason whether it's whether it's true farai or other movements reported in to us reported in to us we will pick it up we will do casework we have to sometimes challenge those people who think it's ok just to target members of any community particularly in this case because we were the muslim community. thank you thank you very much after the break as thousands of refugees across the mediterranean destroyed libya we speak to the director and star of the new play it tells one man's story of the impact of terror that made refugees of hundreds of thousands of palestinians and after monday's decision in london his britain's multi-billion military support the saudi arabian destruction in yemen.
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welcome back joining me now to go through some of this week's headlines is abdel bari atwan editor in chief of arabic news outlets thanks so much abdel for going back we're going to have two palestinian stars on later in the show i should say it's eleven years as well and they're well aid to the u.s. and u.k. by the tree forces in the fight against as well the one that victory eleven years ago in the twenty six lebanon war to reflections on the i believe it was a turning point in the middle east in history managed to pass for thirty two days and he inflicted huge defeat on the israeli army's because they. considered one of the strongest in the middle east maybe the fourth of the work that is really. the strongest country in the middle east actually was tarnished by that war. emerged as
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a strong power well arguably amnesty international campaign against the arms trade were defeated i go in london your first headline middle east absolutely shocked rich until. two blocks. these small arms ammunition. used against one of the words why this is actually. how the british government who told us their foreign policy is whiter than white cords as the secretary of state of britain was rational to include the saudi that coalition was not deliberately targeting civilians more than ten thousand civilian must a killed by these kind of i mean now it is legal to bomb them it is legal to kill them it is legal to destroy the infrastructure legal does ill weapons and training. the saudis are going to be good news for britain's words when a factual company b. systems that's going to do an extra hour of course which has been working with
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a pseudo yemeni government based in saudi arabia a bit later this. year we are meets with share in latest effort to mediate gulf crisis does he know. is he experienced enough and actually to handle this personally i believe the war goes through three stages the first is the media war which is a read these quality the second is that sanction or economy which is also at its peak and the third state if the two states are not going to work but thirds the could be military intervention whether to under the pretext of helping internal coup or actually to invade the country and teeth of it so i believe there is collusion there is a danger of war and the foreign minister to foreign ministers of britain united states that i mean to defuse that situation whether they are going to succeed personally i got well arguably trump may be more worried about massive mainstream
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media the united states talking about are you going to go into power because of the kremlin is southern southern lord or your lawyer this is from the world's oceans web site suggesting it might not be putin the patrol in the waiter's a new study shows clinton lost election because of growing working class opposition war this report though saying that the casualties highest casualties were in the poorest and least educated there is going to stay yes it is a vote of merely middle seats the people actually were supplying the american army with fighters and a very heavy price for that at least thirty thousand people were injured in iraq and about five thousand people were killed so those were signals this is our red card you are not allowed to do so and we are not going to vote for you or abstain from voting and of course we have to mention the millions displaced wounded or. or killed your next story from global research quite disturbing about syria or tel
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aviv pays fighters salaries the c.v. and what was worse kept secret that could actually become. a real nightmare as it is say israel is that it's helping isis yes they are they are helping and how do we know this it was documented person we have seen a lot of pictures of binyamin netanyahu the prime minister of israel visiting that syrian fighters opposition fighters fighters in the end. how does the israeli public over the photograph of prime minister netanyahu the knowing that he's helping isis and the israeli taxpayers helping soldiers they don't want hizbullah forces or maybe she's all syrian army to be closer to the golan heights border so if those who can create a buffer zone for the israeli why not. put each that border with the syrian army. will finance and support the militia i believe is that it would be would be
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in a very very position. thank you. eleven years ago today israel declared war on lebanon beginning a thirty three day conflict with hizbollah now fighting with u.s. and u.k. troops to combat isis day in syria was victorious israel's weapons in the twenty years since lebanon war was supplied by britain which bears responsibility for the belfer declaration signed one hundred years ago while u.k. prime minister is amazing is the balfour declaration as a source of pride it led to what the palestinians called knuckler day and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people one of them was the poet and his story is recounted the new playtoy showing no at london's young vic theatre i'm joined by the writer and star and director i mean is hours or everything's. going and we're it is amazing it's a one man show with or without restoring it. and yet it was a double we're seeing hundreds of thousands of refugees drowning or risk in the mediterranean hundreds of thousands of. it's all distilled in
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a sense in this in this one poet what is a better way to understand the catastrophe of many. except single izing one and really telling a story deep because in the refugee camps in lebanon the arab world where palestinians have been made refugees in forty eight each one of them is a complete person with a complete life and today with the syrian catastrophe looming and happening all around us and thousands of people hundreds of thousands of people being misplaced each of them is a ta each of them is a complete person with aspirations and dreams and and have been unsung talents that might be revealed later or not but every one of them is a complete person and we tend to forget that when we talk about big masses so actually reducing the prism and talking about one person and in the medium of theatre which is the most intimate of all mediums to tell a story to recount
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a story because we in the audience share the same space the same air we breathe that means that the audience and the performer are both the same creature. i mean you you focus on one person the prime minister of britain says we should be celebrating the declaration one hundred years since the signing of it this year twenty seventeen i think balfour declaration took the right from the palestinians to to be a nation and to have their state and independence which is you know until today we suffer like we palestinians who are citizens in israel and palestinians in the west bank but a senior policy in the arab world or of refugees millions we are still suffering from balfour declaration and we we are i hope that you know the british government . would. you know would that make justice with palestinians and not celebrating balfour declaration because this declaration. was displaced and and was exhausted
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and here it was living in a you know different place from his origin a village and he got you know he had a very you know hard hard life to rebuild his life from this killer is in the village destroyed destroyed disorder now there's a settlement chords. which is near the lands of so for myself me i'm and i'm coming from the same same refugee family you know from other village which my ground rather my grandfather's was the same story of and this is you know this is started with but for the liberation like the green line was to you know it's. not about to happen it was. this declaration which was will you people if people maybe maybe their excuse could be ignorant because they're not watching plays like the ones you guys are involved it. talks about the b.b.c.
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educating them in these day in the village in the war to be before. before ninety forty eight and then later actually. what do you think make of the way mainstream media are covering palestine these days i mean the b.b.c. did not cover was not banned even the raising of money funds from the gaza conflict. recently would you think it would have made it you know in world press as a general rule our story has been overlooked and unjustified. portrayed for sure you know our narrative is the one that is not being put on the table openly. and i think a play like does big service for be telling our narrative from our perspective. you know muser segments of voice bites they're not they're not the reality in any
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way in the reality is always more complicated than what our t.v. or b.b.c. can cover at the same time. there is there is a need for balanced coverage but this is impossible because there is no balance in nature you know the history is one is written by the victors that was always the case. in today's world in two thousand and seventeen when you have a free press on line and you've got a completely. you know revolutionary way to get informed i think our story will start seeping through because it's like water you know it will go to the first crack at find and there's much more information out there maybe not yet in the mainstream media but will it will get to the mainstream media because there is there's no way of suffocating that story for so long world. will that really result in change on the ground i don't know we're not politicians we're
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theater makers. our responsibility is to tell the human stories as honestly as we can and as profoundly and. in the most complicated way to raise questions not to have answers if i'm honest i think having answer is about politics is always a reduction of who we are we are complicated you know america and me are part of the palestinians who live inside the state of israel our relationship with the other is complicated it's not straightforward but that's great that's not a bad thing we spend our times working in the west bank. we have a very strong relationship with our palestinian diaspora that's who we are. trying to reduce the palestinians to a political headline is bad for the palestinians it's bad too for us. because it's reducing the way we perceive ourselves and that's the first thing that we need to fight against when we talk about occupation. thank you very much recovering and.
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the man who killed my father and raised our own expelling me into a narrow country and if he killed me i would dressed up last and therefore i worry i would take my advantage but i would not to murder him if it were soon made clear that he had brothers or sisters who loved him and constantly longed to see him or if he had the wife to greet him children who couldn't burn his absence but if he turned out to be only his own cut off like a branch from a tree without a mother or father was neither a brother or nor sister wife without a child and without can all neighbors or friends come. legs companions then i would not
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a thing. within. myself that spraying him no attention in that cell was for a friend. i hope you enjoyed that request a favorite show from the latest season of going underground we'll be back with another great season of going underground on saturday the second of september but till then keep in touch via social media we'll still be reading all your communication with the team. the two thousand and eight economic crisis turn some countries into pigs these are the countries with weaker economies that needed austerity policies if you are in a situation of flow bloat even the recession austerity is a very bad idea it doesn't work and it makes millions of people very unhappy those
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who are unemployed see their wages decline almost a decade how good are the results she saw all of these were pulled by the people gathered in greece to watch the world get people to see what i do. believe will be she was i mean if a legal. challenge nothing more than this she was always think it's just something not getting paid while the same mission is still in place to one of the consequences to. blue bird flu despite. will first one of the suits the truth be considered is the consequences are actually quite acceptable to the decision making.
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i'm. sure it's a leave behind plenty of surprises. everywhere party travels to be a rocky city of tel afar where government forces painstaking. making the city safe enough for civilians to return. welcome troops in germany according to a new study. continue or open door policy for migrants. and we bring you this story of a six year old girl who survived friday's allayed suddenly led coalition air strike
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in yemen killed up against four teens have been. just after ten pm here in moscow this monday august the twenty eighth welcome to our team international our top story this hour the iraqi army how is that clear that most of the city of tal afar has been liberated from islamic state it had been the militant stronghold in the northwest of the country there is a long way to go before things can return to some sort of normalcy though terrorists are still holed up in basements and underground tunnels in the city for us is maracas the. then the islamiya by the islamic state will remain you'll find fiji like that plastered whenever the bridges and buildings
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entitle frog iraq he sent his haven't yet gotten around to covering them up what with being busy fighting a day off to the victory was announced here in thailand fighting still hasn't died down isis hygiene throughout the city and while they don't hold any geographic areas or districts in thailand they're hiding in basements and buildings and timers underneath the city waiting to ambush patrolling iraqi soldiers. was. one lawyer doesn't look at them. well i says has been beaten in tal afar they're made sure to leave behind plenty of surprises booby traps every red intel a five they have ten the city interests up as nightmare and come in here we were
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bloomed multiple times not to touch anything no matter how innocent it might seem for we know behind any of these. could be explosives booby traps brehm's behind the time even in the right switches. i would be one where officers went into a house and sat on a sofa exploded along with the house they had booby trapped the sofa another example they were explosive to light switches when you turn on their lights the house explodes they were bombs into refrigerators and even the door handles when you open the door and explodes it all. i've just come back from telefon you can didn't lie down on the bed without cyprus check and first drop bombs and was everywhere we don't touch anything. i will do all we can to disarm everything but there's only so much we can do some houses will have to be destroyed. this bomb was
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intended for does but the planes and helicopters destroyed the roads and i still couldn't get the car bomb out our engineers found it and dismantled it if it had been used it would have done as great damage they disarm the explosive canisters and detonated them in a controlled explosion but it's strange isis folded almost too quickly. there is evidence that around four hundred families of isis fighters were allowed to leave on august twenty fifth in an unspecified direction the rumor among iraqi troops is that as many as two thousand isis fighters have been given safe passage out of tal afar into syria again this is a rumor and we conned confirm it but it would explain the unexpected easy fight
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iraqi troops wouldn't let us into the center of telephone saying would still far too dangerous but having spent some time here in the suburbs we haven't seen a single civilian most of them ran when the opportunity presented itself as the bopper began bringing them us from the desert in order to get away the fear of the iraqi ministry in the u.s. led to release and brits to bet might file a fraud most of them through and come back the question of how much of qualified they're being left to come back to more i'd guys dia. from talib iraq. meanwhile in syria government forces have started on offensive to liberate another eisold stronghold der is were these are the latest pictures of earth strikes on terrorist positions there are. more on the pivotal operation russian defense
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ministry reports on another successful operation meant to bring peace to syria and so this is the latest video released by the russian military following a successful offensive by the syrian army with the help of russian air and space forces i saw a minute since have now no words at cern but regroup in there as or they brought in heavy equipment including tanks and other high caliber weapons into the area but russian defense ministry said that overnight and on monday russian airplanes destroyed multiple targets including tanks armored cars and militants artillery positions this way the syrian army were able to continue its offensive there as a war with the ultimate goal of freedom and of course there is or by the way is the largest city in eastern syria and it's been under siege still since twenty fourteen with over one hundred thousand civilians still trapped there now happens that there
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is or is the final frontier of international terrorism in syria saw a victory there could mean more peaceful times and. almost a fifth of people in germany said they would no want to welcome having muslim or refugee neighbors about courting to a recent survey as the country continues to try and integrate an influx of migrants the poll revealed that nineteen percent of germans were against the idea chancellor merkel has promoted open door policy since the beginning of the refugee crisis but as occasionally backtracked on the issue the study's findings come less than a month before germany's federal election. well the latest figures you can see behind me suggest the angle of merkel's christian democrats are well in front for the election martin schultz's party ahead of the rest among those trailing the frontrunners in the poll is the alternative for germany party the other opposition
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parties are more stylish with the f.t. much newer to the german political scene set up several years ago the party has gained popularity by criticizing merkel's open door policy and putting the interests of native germans first just today the if day counter that continue the party's attack on the german chancellor. oh goodness she didn't this committee and then going to merkel in palm and it will dispute breaches of floor and not only with the refugee crisis but also with the euro rescue policy which violate it is. if you ask me why her political career is over and american should be taken to an ordinary german court and try it is a private citizen so that she is fairly judged for breaches of the rule of our europe correspondent peter all of her looks now at how the issue of integration could influence voters in next month's german election. angela merkel currently
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sits around sixteen to seventeen points clear in the polls ahead of elections that are in well just under one month's time here in germany when she was talking in a recent interview about the twenty fifteen refugee crisis well she said that if she could go back in time to that point she wouldn't change a thing in the past the german chancellor has spoken differently on this issue we didn't embrace the problem in an appropriate we did elsa goes for protecting the external border area in previous times those statements have helped or at least been part of giving her a kick in the polls well something she clearly doesn't need out the moment in response her main challenger barton schultz of the social democratic party here in germany also of course remember the former president of the european parliament well he described the german chancellor is out of touch and aloof however that is and seemingly pulling him back on the lead at the moment but of course we also
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can't have an election in europe these days without russia getting a mention and this time it's come courtesy of hans your mouth and he's the head of the b f l it's the same as say the f.b.i. in the united states or m i five in the united kingdom the internal intelligence service he said that russia has the potential to carry out sophisticated hacks that how every then went on to say that there's absolutely no evidence to suggest that this is in the pipeline at all that it's set to happen which leaves many questioning why he decided to give that interview in the first place but the situation we have at the moment is that with angela merkel so far out in front in the polls it does look like this is a german election whereby the interests of voters may take something of a back seat as the focus turns inwards towards what type of governments angle or merkel will be able to form and what type of coalition she will opt for when she
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ultimately returns as the german chancellor. now european leaders there are african country parts met in parlous to discuss the migrant crisis the e.u.'s foreign affairs chief federica maga rini spoke about large scale investment for african states to stem the flow of refugees while the countries on today's summit will now look to forge a united strategy well to discuss this further i'm putting to say we're joined by the daily telegraph columnist elizabeth muti on the program you're very welcome to the program just on one of the specifics of today on the list but it has been announced that european countries will look to process asylum applications for vulnerable people within africa a number of countries there instead of the countries that the refugees the migrants actually land into in europe why wasn't don before risking a lot of people's lives breaking chaos throughout europe. well first
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of all it took some time for the various governments to agree on the policy and it took some time as well because many of those countries were themselves in such a state of disarray that it was impossible indeed too dangerous to set up what is known as hot spots informally to process migrants only on the african side of the mediterranean take libya for instance ever since the intervention in twenty eleven libya has been prey to a civil war and aid to begin with there was question of having those processing centers in libya but the government of libya was completely unable to guarantee the safety of the processes in places like benghazi for instance so now the question is more to have them in places like child and nigeria and. neighboring countries to the south of libya and start as accepted by those governments all the condition
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that lee west will give them funds to invest and probably to provide jobs to all of those who would be immigrants to europe who do not fulfill the conditions because europe is committed by by international treaties and the new geneva calls to accept political migrants and migrants who are in fear for their lives what they are not supposed to process and to accept economic migrants and these all the immense majority of migrants right now they are young men to places of almost all countries in africa and sometimes this was far southeast asia we do know though that the e.u. has already given support funding to transit countries caught up in the crisis what's different about this meeting and indeed the results. well this meeting has many different aims are from the point of view of the man who convened it and who is french president emmanuel back home first of all within europe the greek government and eight government have been complaining bitterly that under
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european policy they all suffering the onslaught of migrants much more because the law or european law says that you must process the migrants in the country where they arrive what this means is that in a sense italy is processing migrants who want to go of course to all of europe and not so much italy and that's the same for greece at the very time when greece and italy were undergoing a difficult economic crisis after the financial crisis so both those countries feel that nobody else is pulling their weight except germany on the european continent not for almost. certainly not countries like hungary and the czech republic and poland who are blocking in slovenia who are blocking migrants to leave countries like greece and italy spain as well has been seeing different types of migrants arrive but still lots of migrant as well especially from the straits of gibraltar so all those countries are coming to paris a country that has been seen as taking in far fewer migrants than say germany or
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italy by force and the french are in a sense saying we are going to pull or wait we're going to find a solution we're going to try and help you we're not separated from you and leading you to what's happening to you right now. one of the things of course is to pick up on something you said earlier that the french president had voted to tackle people smugglers and improve stability in libya dollars the results coming out of this meeting what more can be done that wasn't done before. in terms of libya to be frank i suspect a great deal of this is complete wishful thinking because if more could have been done they would have done it the truth is that the the libyan leader who was in paris does not control his own country and therefore it pleases him to hear that he's going to get help in getting this done it is going to be interesting to see whether it can be it's a bit different with the neighboring countries especially
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a child which has tight relations with fronts two and need a hand nigeria that is probably more likely. but this to some extent we also know that those leaders feel that investment in their countries is a good thing and how much of that investment is going to be channeled directly to helping migrants nobody knows but there has to be some so what the french want to convey in the square what other governments in europe wants to convey is there's a kind of bush telegraph that say's there's a weak spot on this is where you must immigrate and that's where the people traffickers convened and that's where they organize those those dangerous boats across the mediterranean and that's something the message is we will not the exposed coman and the hope is that those migrants economic migrants that come from the fall will think this is too dangerous we're not going to do it this time we appreciate your take on the meeting today on elizabeth daily telegraph columnist and political analyst thank you. well while mccrone is trying to strengthen his
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position on the international stage there is dissatisfaction looming at home according to this latest poll conducted for a french newspaper less than half of those surveyed approve of his policies it's not good reading is it for him well at the same point in their presidencies his predecessors nicolas sarkozy sixty nine percent supported even france where are long and who became known as mr unpopular had fifty four the spike that a government spokesman say's the figures can be ignored amok or will quote transform the country we are some people in power it's about the president's apparent fall from grace so it doesn't surprise me that what he's doing is making human popular nobody supports his proposal for extending working hours. the french people are too closed minded when it comes to changing benefit from so it's not surprising that his ratings of food in. this very rare for presidents popularity to
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increase some not too surprised we need to give him time to get things done here on their actions so we need to live with that all mccollum's labor reform program has become one of the main points of discontent leading to violent protests across the country he's also come into criticism for slashing public spending and curbing the military's pledge was another rather erupted when benefits work. on this plumbing ratings it's believed mccraw has changed his communication strategy making it more open the editor in chief of belgium's the people magazine takes a closer look at what's behind people's dissatisfaction of my craw. he has come to the end of the spirit of grace maybe it's no surprise to anybody. french is satisfied with the. situation with middle. east ready to
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polish promise to say that this remark was out of. strike because what he said. what he said he may do so later he's going to try to press. criticise cold. truth racist something which is totally to much and one person might say things that are credible said for example the french zero zero one two maybe. they were referring to. the way surviving against a young girl is rescued after an earth strike in yemen which killed more than a dozen details and moments.
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coins saul's for trust it's a mathematical formula that solves for think about all the institutions in your life that require trust you trust people on the road are going to be not crashing into you you trust that the doctor is professional and you trust the hospital is working and you trust third parties all day long but the point is the first trust international currency doesn't require trust it just requires consensus to buy into every ten minutes the protocol and why would you not be buying into the protocol if you're getting fabulously wealthy or watching central banks collapse i like about it i mean wealth comes and goes and watching central banks crawl into their desk and pee themselves and cry that's what i like.
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welcome back to the program an alleged led coalition air strike in the yemeni capital killed at least fourteen civilians on friday the destruction brought on an entire apartment block but one girl managed to survive a warning you may find the following images. well you know. then t.j. to date. and every gate scares get a little heat and she is the only child who survived the air strikes that hit the house and at san all of her family died her father mother and siblings. their care. we found multiple fractures in her left cheek as well as cracks in the bone around her eye and across her forehead.
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hundreds of locals return to the scene of the strike protesting against riyadh's continued bombing campaign in yemen in another incident last week at a hotel near sun was hit killing fifty one among the dead were both civilians and forty reports relatives of the victims from the bombardment are also blaming the saudi led coalition demanding justice. i can read about and they were just workers trying to make a living and they were targeted by warplane the yemeni people want to show their anger at this crime committed against them such as to my sons' were martyred by the saudi aggressors they were farmers they had nothing to do with the war i appealed to the international community to the united nations to punish those who committed this crime alarm goes on i would demand that the international community and the united nations which is remaining silent find a solution for these disparate people. in the saudi led coalition described the
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hotel bombing as a technical mistake a spokesman expressed regret at the collateral damage and offered condolences to the families of the victims can be sure if the director of human rights for yemen believes those with the power to stop saudi arabia want to use it. they have to be held responsible under international law unfortunately what we have is the power of the international politics that is supporting the saudi led coalition that is causing untold amounts of these war crimes secret council is dominated by two prominent members who are the ones who are selling the weapons to the saudi regime and that is where the main obstacle lies unfortunately and every move to commission an international investigation you will find that these two countries britain and the u.s. do everything they can to obstruct so that the saudi regime along with all those who are assisting them in this unfortunate creation but
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a manmade catastrophe in the yemen have to be tried for war crimes sooner or later . having state side now where rival protests on sunday in the u.s. city of berkeley in california descended into chaos on tea fascist demonstrators broke through police barricades during a so named rally against hate cluster with right wing activists. it was. was. was was. was was was prior to the on respite response sticks mosques any potential weapons but dozens of anti fascist protesters destroyed guarded those restrictions one left wing demonstrator attacked a photographer and others reportedly threatened people who were trying to film the
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violence some scenes were nevertheless caught on camera. right now thank you for this video appears to show radio host let's and shielding. bystander from a group of must be fractious protesters in a separate incident a mom full to be adult from supporter was a touch by a mall boster he pepper sprayed some of the counter protesters six people were injured in the berkeley unrest thirteen arrests were made. well here outside of civic center in downtown berkeley california as you can see around me there's a crowd of people calling themselves anti fascist protesters these are people that assembled to counter a right wing rally that was called the pussy day for this afternoon under the slogan say no to marxism well these are posts here that object to a number of the people involved with that recorded right wing rally i consider them to be white supremacy and fascism assemble to denounce it while the nazis may have
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a right to demonstrate we've got a right to show that there are a million calling for a fuss ignores them any time a group reaches the hatred that we've seen from the outright i think it's only human toe match that even if it's not the most mature reaction it's only human to match that with some kind of anger and aggression really want to stand for nonviolence who would take the side against people that speak for violence including politicians such as donald trump one grouping that is widely present is the folks who call themselves and teapot some of them also would call themselves the black bloc people with masks over their faces you know how many goggles there are here for a fight almost i mean they give that impression we've seen repeatedly from folks try to come into the crowd began you know begin spent sending out their message state making statements in support of doll trial out in the crowd kind of circling up the police moving in and scuffles breaking out. in fact the market. is just one illustration of the ongoing division that continues
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to take place across the united states especially in the aftermath of charlottesville a lot of different views being expressed here a lot of anger but a lot of folks that just say they're worried about their country than quite a crazy scene here in downtown berkeley california. israel's president has accused the united nations of the scrimmage moving against his country the u.n. secretary general until a new good tear is admitted that anti semitism is quote alive and well and vowed to do all the can to stamp it out the u.n. chief is currently on a three day visit to israel the palestinian territories to discuss reviving the peace process here maybe east correspondent paula slater it's his first trip here since taking office back in january now he's already met with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu netanyahu saying that there are a host of issues the two need to discuss and they'll do so in the coming days the secretary general will also be meeting with high ranking palestinian officials in the west bank and traveling to gaza now all of this comes against the backdrop as i
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say of a spike in tensions between israel and the united nations you have the israeli deputy foreign minister saying that israel can no longer tolerate and i'm quoting the united nations and israel bias take a listen we are seeking a dramatic change in the way the u.n. treats israel it's time to place the issue squarely on the table and address it head on if the u.n. doesn't dress to go he changes behavior it will lose both support and funding this war of words between israel and the united nations is nothing new it goes back quite some years and in fact if you ask most israelis they'll tell you that they believe that the international body is biased against them you have for example the united nations and i'm quoting calling on israel to stop imposing an apartheid regime on the palestinians you also have the united nations security council that voted unanimously urging israel to end with that settlement expansion project and of course is still in terms of what these meetings will yield but one thing is
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clear and that is that at this stage the relationship between israel the united nations is on edge. i'll see you again in around thirty minutes time with more global news sport for more r t programming. little. league.
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hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle is an american inspired attack on north korea in evitable one certainly gets that impression listening to washington's war hawks and theirs to knock occurs in the corporate liberal media is north korea a growing military threat of course it is but it is also under threat is there still time for diplomacy. across talking north korea i'm joined by my guest when the one in washington is the chief political correspondent and c g p n america in boston we have paul atwood he is a professor emeritus of american studies at the university of massachusetts and author
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of war and empire the american way of life and in beirut we cross the logic he is a philosopher novelist filmmaker and investigative journalist or a gentleman crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want but i always appreciate it ok weighing in washington let me go to you first here let me read a few quotes here says china could easily solve this problem meaning the north korean problem that unfortunate character the u.s. has at the united nations that nikki haley says time for talk is over before we get to how the u.s. and its allies look at north korea can you explain to us how the north koreans see their dilemma be threatening western powers and their neighbor to the south. well peter let's not forget the north korean issue was largely issue resulted from the cold war i mean the cold war largely waged by president harry truman based on an i c sixty eight document largely about the perception of soviet fear rather than the
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factual assertions about soviet fear and then of course the invaded the north korea the korean peninsula which was one country throughout much of history up until the second world war it was one country one people one culture but then unfortunately the war happened and twenty percent of the north korean population were wiped out of this earth thanks largely due to the u.s. invasion so the memory of history is still fresh and currently the north koreans have. i'm not defending the north koreans but they do have legitimate security concerns you know one hundred sixty thousand u.s. troops stationed across western pacific the cold war architecture for deployment remaining largely intact and also around military exercises between south korea and the u.s. so the regime of course thinking about its survival and is also feeling threatened both in memory of history and recent developments by the u.s. industrial military industrial complex poland in boston you know one of the
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remarkable things here is we we every few years we go through this you know this is north korea mania that i call it ok and it of course actions and reactions things that north korea does and reactions to in south korea in the united states and the actions of the south koreans and the americans because of the north korea ok but one of the interesting things here is that why doesn't if there's such great tension in this inevitability of conflict why don't the two sides to sit down and talk because the americans refused to do that why not go ahead paul. well the united states have to go back to why the united states wants to be in asia at all ok why does the united states intervene ten thousand miles from mature and to and to answer that question you have to go back to the open door policy sounds boring but the bedrock foreign policy of the united states is the open door policy and when china closed the door after world war two initially the united states wanted
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to set up a client regime in china but that failed the communists took over and closed the open door and so the united states decided that korea would be its first bastin against the encroachment of china and the closing of asia to american economic penetration ok but i mean let's talk about this the in this new killer thread i mean why don't they want to talk about that that's very important and that's pressing right now can you answer that boris go ahead home well you know the the real the real threat for the united states from the beginning was always china and you know we talk about one hundred sixty thousand troops stationed across the. western pacific but there are also nuclear weapons surrounding china china is aware of that and you know the united states uses south korea as its primary base
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to you know basically send messages to china that. want so the united states is talking about a possible war a nuclear war with north korea because of china well that i don't know that that doesn't seem what. we well what what i'm saying is that you know that there's the chinese they have an angle in all of this the let me go to andriy in beirut i mean the chinese are not there to settle all scores in that part of the world because the united states has such a huge military footprint there the chinese have made it very clear that they want to go she should they have limited ability to push the north. marine regime and they've offered a number of things solution diplomacy a freeze freeze and there's a lot of diplomatic talk coming out of beijing so i think you know it's really incumbent on the united states to react to that go ahead andrea in beirut. yes of course actually china. is acting extremely peaceful in its own
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region and in the asia pacific it is being constantly provoke on several fronts and companies that are. trying to reach peace agreements like the philippines are being contaminated and even at the overthrow their governments there are of course north korea is sitting. between i mean there is a border with china and there for russia and just imagine what interests of the west are if there is a so-called reunification of korea hostile the unification if there is a war and let's say north korea is going to collapse then the western regime is going to or west of the empire is going to expand right to the border with both russia and especially with china so this took on the sort of big snow on the hitlist sort of being contaminated by the worst both china and russia the two allies and the north korea would actually be. a
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new. hostile power because it would become one of its kind of understood that if there is a unification of korea it would be like germany it would basically. it's of the principle stand and we saw alliances and we saw that happen with nato expansion here when let me go back to you in in washington i mean this is really the crux of it all is that you know the united states is making demands for its client state south korea but you know the united states could make a major move a good gesture i would even say of taking out its troops what are those troops are there for i mean south korea is a very affluent country as twice the population of the north it has it has it's more than able to defend itself here. that would be one step in the right direction i mean the united states is tying itself to an alliance that is a really
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a no win win for all korea and china and russia but you know if there's a war there i don't think people in meant this are going to be worried about it ok and i think that's a very cynical go ahead in washington. well peter i think partly it is etiology and also it is about like i said military industrial complex wars or the prospect of wars are good business let's not forget ten percent of the u.s. manufacturing sector are weapons manufacturing so largest weapons manufacturer in the world also i'd like to respond very quickly to china to make some clarifications because president trump recently tweeted about china quote unquote doing nothing about north korea could do everything to solve the problem and he said they will not allow this to continue well it's really a myth because for one thing how can he or it washington expect china to do everything in turn in terms of security for the united states washington sells arms to taiwan patrolling south china sea regularly and much of its cold war for it
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employment intact and secondly china did do quite a lot quite a bit actually under as a member of the security council imports from north korea down thirteen percent imports of coal from north korea down seventy five percent western headlines focused largely on the overall trade volume increasing but that happened largely before the u.n. sanctions kicked in finally present argument was that you know how can china why didn't china stop trading with the north koreans not using leverage against north korea well that's it is a logical leap flawed argument if china did all trade with north korea how could beijing's leverage gorgons come from of course of course you know paul can you weigh in on that there because the united states doesn't recognise that north korea respectively how you feel about the regime in north korea it does have security interest in the united states doesn't recognise that it has north korea as a sovereign country a member of the united nations and has
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a right to protected so but it doesn't recognise it particularly if you look at the mainstream media go ahead in boston. well the american government clearly recognizes that they have a legitimate security interest the american public that doesn't seem to understand that because we don't have a sense of history in our country the united states intervened in a civil war in korea in one nine hundred fifty and turned it into a major conflagration in which millions of koreans on both sides of the border died where millions more of orphans and widows and the maimed were created. and you know the north korean regime doesn't want to see that happen again and as the south but if there is another war it is korean war true there will be an absolute apocalyptic collapse catastrophe in east asia. north korea has i'm to itself with the deepest sense of security that it thinks it needs to protect itself against another onslaught by the united states it's very simple. and the north koreans are not
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going to preemptively launch their nuclear missiles against the united states although they can't do it right now. the only time they will you they're not suicidal the only time they'll use them is if they believe the united states is about to take them out. so essentially it is it is to preserve the regime in the in the current political order there but seems quite reasonable here i did in the i'm glad you mention it calling the north korean regime in sane on balance and all that it does not help whatsoever it's very rational to protect yourself or a gentleman going to jump in here we're going to go to a short break and after that short break we'll continue our discussion on north korea and stay with. what. they did accept or reject.
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so when you want to be president and you. want. to going to be this is what before three of the people. interested in the water. coin saul's for trust it's a mathematical formula. think about all the institutions in your life that require trust you trust people on the road are going to be not crashing into you you trust of the doctor is professional and you trust the hospital is working and you trust third parties all day long but the point is the first international currency doesn't require trust it just requires consensus to buy into every ten minutes the protocol and why would you not be buying into the protocol if you're getting fabulously wealthy or watching central banks collapse i like about it i mean wealth
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comes and goes but watching central banks crawl into their p. themselves and try. last time we chased. each one of the carrying twenty kilos of drugs. pushed. me in the morning.
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i don't know. right. now well. welcome back across the uk where all things considered you were discussing north korea. ok let me go back to beirut under me one of the things i find quite terrifying is how callous the mainstream media talks about the situation in the in the korean korean peninsula because you know what we've heard from paul and weighing in this would be a crowded catastrophic event in very destructive here i mean seoul is what twenty
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miles away from the d.m.z. in of course in any kind of military assault north korea would be it would be turned into a moonscape like they did during the americans did during the korean war i mean by the end of the first year there were there were no targets to hit for air. by the end of the pursed year not the third year. how do you tell how do you explain this i mean that big callously talking about we've run out of time we did we have no more patience you know we don't want to talk about resolutions here it sounds so exactly like they're going on a war footing there and how why do you why would you expect the north koreans to defend themselves again not defending the regime but in the biz the international order of sovereign states that's what i'm talking about go ahead andre in beirut well first of all if you listen to north koreans and i listen to them a lot. of their governments are of their artists of their people when i went three years ago a spot of the delegation of france a clark former u.s.
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attorney general so if you talk to north koreans that actually they have very legitimate concerns the they suffered tremendously during the korean war let's remember that the media coverage biodiverse to media western media coverage of the korean peninsula was always extremely biased or scandalous one of the greatest journalists of all time of the twentieth century. in australian journalist who actually went to the war and he who covered the conflict. wrote think about the thousands of for tens of thousands of north koreans being literally destroyed murdered in the tunnels burnt alive in the tunnels he even lost the australian citizenship for this coverage and he was declared an enemy awful strelley and stayed very good friends of his son and all of this with our lives so i know the entire story it was always boys the let's go back to history also and see why it's
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north korea so much hate it it's not only because of the standoff between north and south korea let's remember that north korea together with cuba almost single handedly liberated the african continent from the colonialism so. north korean troops and i lived in africa for many years and i will say i think about it's a lot the fault in the movie the fault in the goal of the fourth against south african authorities even through mix egyptian makes against israel during the war. dr. many african culture is evil. rich going through slick more dishes to hope to build that acacia system this is not discussed but this is one of the reasons the verse never forgave north korea for wrestling. ok let's just let's say we stay with the current tensions here on the peninsula here when let me
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go back to you here and i'm so happy to have you on the program to give a very clear. presentation to our viewers about how china thinks about this i mean china does not want to see the north korean regime collapse you would have a refugee problem that would create a security problem and of course as it's already been mentioned on this program is that you would have american military personnel and material going all the way up to the chinese border china has no interest in seeing that happen and it does have an interest in seeing it negotiated again china has come out with some good talking points to start negotiations is i mean has the chinese given up on it and just rolling their shoulders thinking what the americans are going to do next i mean we saw donald trump you know just attack syria based on no imperial evidence at least it was never presented to the public i mean if it was a gross violation of sovereignty and even a war crime i would say so wang again you know kind of explain to us how the chinese see all this saber rattling. we need to remember that if the u.s.
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has one southern border to secure china has thirteen borders to secure and then of our current or former nuclear powers and north korea is just one of them if there were to be a regime collapse in north korea the refugees would be a great burden to. there northeast eastern chinese provinces three of currently under economic arrests from the economic transformation huge problems for local population and local economy and also i do not think that the us can wage a war easily because if history is of any reminder look at the countries they invaded afghanistan and iraq recently knob the new countries well they didn't they didn't do very well and i go back in there well they didn't equip themselves very well in the korean war ok by the way go ahead go ahead keep going. and panama back in the eighty's non of them have a w and. or a cuba like you said and north korea back in the fifty's and sixty's that beginning
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year decade of the cold war none of them or a nuclear powered country so i did not think that pentagon would easily go to war with the united states an estimate of how much casualty it would there be was provided by bill clinton aide back in the ninety ninety four period when he told bill clinton or who was seriously considering a war with north korea he said there could be one million casualties on top of that one billion one trillion actually economic losses so i'm not sure if the united states wants to go to war with a nuclear power never done so ok but here it's well you know about that and that is one of the reasons why people say that north korea develop nuclear weapons or a program in the first place because they saw iraq they saw libya they don't want to be the next victim here you know paul. can you explain to me i mean why do we have this kind of rhetoric coming from the president from the u.s. ambassador to the united nations i mean really it sounds like they're trying to put the public on a war footing they were talking about you know with their patients is gone would.
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this. diplomatic approach patients from clinton through obama the been exhausted i mean what is the next step here are they do you think in your mind they're contemplating a real military conflict against north korea or is it just talking points. and intimidation go ahead well if they were to launch a nuclear war an assault on north korea that would inevitably lead to nuclear war. the north koreans have short range missiles capable of carrying nukes as far as japan from everything i've heard. why would the united states want to ramp up the tension on this. i don't know it's too dangerous. it just boggles the mind you know i'm always telling my students that. allowing nuclear weapons to exist on planet earth is like leaving a loaded gun in a kindergarten soon sooner or later you know if we don't abolish these weapons they
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will abolish us and yet you know we continue to put them at the front of our. of our ability to threaten when they say oh it's very interesting that you're saying that it's very interesting that you're saying that it's because there's only one country in the world that is ever use nuclear weapons against the civilian population under me let me go to you in beirut i want to ask and i want to go to through right and they should not repeat that same mistake on that i want to ask you and then my other guest the same question now here why doesn't the world accepted north korea will be a nuclear power. the soviet union than russia was china adversaries why can't we live without and mitigate its negative potential ok recognize the country as a nuclear power and go from there i mean i think that is one of the only ways out it's not the best solution i don't see any good solutions to this but the worst solution would be war ok go ahead on the way. i actually think that the walt is
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accepting the fact that the north korea is a nuclear power not except to the us were authority in the us and in the west north korea we keep talking about the north korean regime and how dangerous it is i don't see it as dangerous and i don't really think if you talk to people here in the middle east if you talk to people in latin america or if you talk to even people in asia they see it as something but it dangerous again it's something that this it's a big hype that. chicago or in los angeles or far away from north korea anyway and you know you see this look i know people walk all over the nation philippines. you know thailand based in thailand partially nobody even think about this issue it's absolutely no issue so it's again some kind of and never will be an
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issue on this north korea provoked an attack north korea is still going to do anything to put this through southeast asia so i'm going to do and i think most likely do to attack japan unless the attack against north korea will come for a walk you know about from the u.s. basis and then of course the delegation will not be against the u.s. but against okinawa for exactly exactly that's the thing about if you're in but if you're in most of the parts of the world north korea is not a threat it's not seen as when one of the things this brings up in something and i've been very critical of over the years is this in tangle ing. treaties and alliances the united states gets itself into because it ends up being wag the dog you have them with the south koreans who depending on what regime is there at the time would political flavor is that the time they can use the united states as low bridge for what it wants in its security and the japanese do the same thing i mean another alternative and i know that this is again one very bad solution is that you know then south korea and japan. and should have their nuclear programs there do
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you think north korea is going to like that maybe that's going to make them think twice and is thinking out of the box here because what we've been doing the same it's this the same treadmill round and round every few years we know my goodness north korea is going to destroy the world ok i mean we need new thinking like that when going to the last minute of the program go ahead of course the united states argues that it is a force for good look at what happened after world war two the risk reconstruction of asia pacific the prosperity of japan korea but they should also bear in mind that at the same time when it takes sides complicated the situation and created more conflicts look at territorial disputes between russia and japan washington always stand on the side of their allies and when there's a south china sea dispute washington stand stood on the side of the philippines and when there is a east china sea island dispute standing on the side of the japanese again so without regarding the historical issues of comfort women issue the korean war issue
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those issues were largely forgotten but they should bear in mind those historical perspectives to truly understand the realities of today and if they did that maybe western audience would think differently about this what i would say manufactured crisis that we see every couple of years and i want to thank my guests in washington boston and in beirut and thanks to our viewers for watching us here r.t. see you next time and remember rules. oh oh
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