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the accuracy of coalition. and a migrant. swells raising fears about. the notorious cleared just across the border and they're on the program. just a few weeks ago there were many people and now as you can see from the evidence around us many more people. face. a very warm welcome to you. to syria now where the battle for what was once considered islamic states to capital is to. a horrendous toll on civilians caught
up in the crossfire the u.n. estimates now dozens of civilians are being killed on a daily basis. the u.n. estimates that's an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq every day. up to twenty five thousand civilians still remain trapped in the city and they're increasingly exposed to the crossfire of the ongoing fighting. they risk being killed either by airstrikes will but i still snipers all mines if they try to flee. there is. constant air raids from the coalition so the cash and civilian casualties are. large and they
seem to be no real escape for these civilians. but one of the planes bombed us heavily this happened in downtown misled and around i still slaughtering people that as many were killed and houses were destroyed in a coalition shelling targets civilians hit civilians four story houses full of people all over the neighborhood certainly many have been killed among the my cousin he died in iraq in an airstrike. that we count with around twenty thousand people ereka. them. children.
now the u.s. led coalition has been bombing what was once considered a. capital in syria the city of raka and you can see here it is a densely populated area and ultimately civilians are finding themselves caught up in the crossfire. i think the pentagon has made a determination that they can accept a certain number of civilian casualties if they're going after high value targets and but but it's just unconscionable to be doing aerial bombing on very densely populated city areas and they know there will be casualties and yet they're willing to accept that and the way that this is being conducted is a guarantee for civilian casualties and i'm very very high number only recent the coalition that is that by the united states issued a every poor twit by they claim that only about six hundred twenty four civilians
died since they started operations three years ago against the so there is a huge mismatch between what the reality is and what this coalition. you know nobody still can about people who probably do not deny the tragedy that is taking place in unfolding before they are. within days iraq's prime minister is expected to announce the full liberation of the city of tal afar from islamic state thought to be the last stronghold of a terror group in the north of the country but how close to pace really is the war weary nation what i speak to people on the ground. for the bits of pots of food is iraq and with violence and it has adapted following invasion and occupation by america iraq has steadily grew in its military now it's just and we are. whether the even knew just how many
soldiers protecting them the only one in. the whole didn't need to be. on how they. could be at the moment couldn't play for the. here is some perspective iraq's population ignoring kurdistan is roughly thirty million of those approximately nine million adult men and one in three a third of all men as soldiers.
it's a vicious cycle workman hanging up their overalls teaches leaving schools. abandoning their fields and why not service pays much better. to mosul university once the second biggest in iraq but it's seen better days just like everything else in the city here's the kicker though classes are in session war those with walls and ceilings still intact nevertheless young men are abandoning study in favor of easy money in the police forces
they get guns. and opportunity. too often you'll hear those stories everywhere troops raised in jews this private armies shakedowns turf wars salute seeing and protection rackets violence has become a currency. but surely this con cluster you might think isis will be defeated and there'll be no need for this huge on me perhaps so but as america and britain showed iraq food scene years ago violence sometimes is a solution the system has a name it's called
a war economy whereby an entire nation adapts to live and thrive in perpetual war where guys do you have see from mosul iraq. the brutal fight to force i saw out of iraq including from tal afar as devastated civilian lives particularly those of children and here in r.t. we're continuing the campaign to find relatives of children abandoned by their parents fighting for the terrorist organization a more such kids in this case for most school have recently been brought to a baghdad orphanage. and they're coming to see yet. another group. will be especially the key to.
a new. community. a new option of. the girl's name here is how the job foot was badly burnt amid the country's ongoing violence and this boy is mohammad who's struggling with a new young jury. both children are still under a lot of stress and refuse to talk but the kids who are with them say they are from chechnya if you might recognize either of them. children of t.v. . now authorities in brussels are concerned that a new migrant camp is starting to form similar to the infamous jungle in the french quarter which was cleared last year fears were sparked by the hundreds of refugees now sleeping near one of the city's train stations that's where our. reports from the remnants of a makeshift migrant camp
a in down town brussels is being described as sums potentially in the next jungle a reference that that notoriously squalid camp in cali in neighboring france that was dismantled a year ago and one medical charity working here in brussels the said that just a few weeks ago there were any handful of people and now as you can see from the evidence around us many more people have been using this as a base most people are travelling here from countries like sit down and eritrea but even. people you know. because people who stay here. is not played some migrants only agreed to speak to us if we didn't shoot their whole face may be i got a bright future. but it was my fault. to hear you faced with more difficult things in the past it difficult to survive from
knowing. sometimes you couldn't be able to get in a foot. over the people as the rain is coming down now here in brussels some people have moved under the trees to try and gain what little shelter they can now this new makeshift camp is just. fifteen minutes away from the european commission's building i'm just a stone's throw away from some of the main railway stations here in brussels including the one that the euro style goes through to go to the u.k. and that's leading to fears from some people that some of the migrants he will be so desperate to get to the u.k. that they will actually try and board the trains i mean for me when i hear about things like that it makes me wonder makes me more concerned about what's going on than the countries where they're coming from personally rather makes making me worry about the fact that they're trying to come to the u.k. shelter and refuge and i'm more worried about walking why they're forced into
a situation in the first place i'm a bit scared because i don't know. and of this people and the owd they feel. a lot more could be done you know they don't have to stay out in parks and i think that that's kind of more my worry is where the why are they here and things like about is that they're not being taken care of here so what's being done by the authorities well according to the charity midst. not a lot. of the situation is that there are actually around four hundred or five hundred migrants now in the belgian dorothy's are not really doing. that because they consider that. migrants want to be held the issue would apply for asylum in belgium as the authorities seem to be so reluctant to do anything some concerned
pockmarks a million could become a new symbol of europe's refugee crisis just like cali before even ski. brussels. we discussed the matter with french mayor and republican party politician . he believes the showing going to free movement agreement is a key factor making the whole crisis more difficult to cope with. it is very true that today not only shane gan but many aspects of the european construction are not functioning properly shen gan isn't a port unity to improve control of our frontiers unfortunately we should reach store the internal control at our borders to prevent people to smuggle in and this is why i do believe that the schengen agreement should be revisited on
a more let's say realistic bases than this utopian you know principle of having a free zone without any control at the internal front is the internal borders and i criticism of the e.u. is internal borders not an isolated voice or some of those behind europe's deadly terror attacks travelled freely across the continent after carrying out the atrocities if you haven't managed to spend weeks passing through different borders before being caught.
even france because of the terrorist attack as restore you know very quick control and at our borders in the specially in the airports and also at the land borders so it shows that step by step the european states recon izing facing reality as it is and not has they have dreamed of in the past you know in the past. it is already international law after a very quick break we explain why so many americans are reportedly going to ditch the two party political system ahead of the twenty eight twenty election details in just a month. the
outgoing american ambassador to russia has given a series of interviews on the stage of u.s. russia relations it all boils down to we have a problem and russia needs to fix it does blaming the other side as a political strategy. here's what people have been saying about rejecting. the only show i go out of my way to. really pack them. all over a party american. parents better than. see people you've never heard of. back to the night president of the world bank they.
sent us an e-mail. could have you with us today for your news the governor afghanistan's local province says eleven afghan civilians have been killed when a nato helicopter struck a house thought to be hiding taliban fighters. the taliban took position in a civilian house. the house so big the taliban to leave but they didn't they called the took a turn came and hit this house that cools these deaths the locals however say there were no taliban fighters in the house at that time. the jet plane bombed here it bombed the house all the houses were destroyed only two or three people survived look at the house you can ask people whether the taliban were here or not and there's been no confirmation of the strike so far from nato or the u.s. led coalition but a spokesperson for the nato led mission in kabul says the reports are being
investigated if the strike would be the second deadly air bombardment of afghan civilians in just the last four days on monday civilians were killed and over a dozen wounded in an air strike on the western heritage province the government said it was targeting taliban fighters but locals again say the militants had left the area hours before the strike at two incidents demonstrate the huge risk of civilian casualties from the intensified raids on the country. meanwhile the u.s. has acknowledged that it has eleven thousand military personnel in afghanistan that's two and a half thousand more than previously stated but the pentagon insists there's been no increase in troop numbers just a change in the way it counts them previously overlooked it seems was troops on a temporary assignment along with contractors who fell outside the eighty four hundred strong personnel cap introduced by barack obama but now the u.s.
defense department says each and every head will be counted. we will all forces necessary for the steady state missions of training advise assist and counterterrorism as total forces included in total forces in afghanistan will be the troops required for short duration missions which vary based upon operational conditions but are not needed for the duration of the operation and all this comes a week off the president's new strategy on afghanistan although some believe he has all teary eyed motives. we are going to participate in economic development to help defray the cost of this war to us president trump is very interested in afghanistan's economic potential are estimated one trillion dollars worth of corporate or a million gold. and lithium. analysts believe afghanistan's natural resources could provide the us with
a return on its investments washington has already spent over seven hundred billion dollars on the conflict in the money just keeps on flowing whereas the potential value of resources in afghanistan varies from one to three trillion dollars among other resources afghanistan has deposits of gold precious metals and gemstones it's even been dubbed the saudi arabia of lithium and many of the center for conflict and peace studies believes trump is simply being a businessman in afghanistan. president. meeting president actually pitched this idea to encourage him and tell him that look up on a stand is not only a liability but it can also be an assett it's expected a president from given he's a business tycoon and he cares about saving money for the americans or the lucrative resources of afghanistan have long been attracted to china beijing is there on the frontlines of mining and development projects and is one of the
country's major trading partners. believes there are fresh plans to afghanistan's riches. making money out above. seem a bit difficult although it's not a very new in twenty thirteen americans were encouraging the brazilians to take over the chinese investment arguing that we are paying a heavy cost so why the chinese should take all the business investments in the profit out of. mind the standing is that this is going to be a sort of new competition with the chinese to take on to take it from them. encourage the american businessmen and companies to be involved here. i made a record low approval ratings with donald trump it seems the majority of americans are also not happy with the president's style of behavior according to a new poll by the pew research center only sixteen percent like the way trump
conducts himself as a u.s. leader dissatisfactions also spreading to the entire traditional two party system as now investigates here in the u.s. capitol it seems that republicans and democrats alike are struggling to gain any traction politically when it comes to the left our recent poll shows that only forty two percent of the public views the party in a positive light and the funding is coming to a crawl and as we earlier saw in new york many say the party is really. what many struggling to find. any clear policy message the policy proposals. i mean specifically. i'm not sure oh no. i think i was the right thing now. i can mention one i asked the other questions about the g.o.p. here in d.c. and it seems they're not fairing any better be getting. out of line. with you. i don't know what you. say.
to your wife nothing major. and minor i'm trying to think there have been some minor things but i can't think of them that's so minor they are despite the fact that republicans control both chambers of congress only one in six of their voters approve of what's happening here on capitol hill and all time low for the past year so many promises were made about the achievements that would finally be seen now that they have the majority in the american people expect this to be done they're ready for us to tackle listen come up with a better health care program for our country who want to tax code built for growth literally designed to go jobs and salaries in the u.s. economy not just for wall but a great wall we will do this that will start early in next year and yet we're still waiting for those big ideas to come to fruition well i think it's correct that both parties have failed the american people were in the midst of maybe the most incompetent presidential administration ever and and yet the democrats don't seem
to be offering very much of a good alternative the american people have been ready for an alternative party for multiparty democracy for a very long time this situation has just become critical at this point so nothing is actually getting done and politicians are dragging one another through the mud trying to find someone to blame but perhaps the two party system itself the problem according to a gallup poll by twenty twenty it's possible that over half of american voters could be right. as independent not being affiliated with either party or perhaps they could be connected to something new dissatisfaction with the republican and democratic parties is so high that people are now seriously discussing the idea of bringing together progressive groups to form a third major political party a move that parties washington d.c. . thanks for joining us here for the program today we are back with more of your world news in about thirty minutes.
russia relationship which will come down to two major points we have a problem and russia needs to fix it blaming the other is one of the most common behavioral strategies in kindergarden but doesn't stand a chance in today's global politics well to discuss that i'm now a joined by hebert london president of the london center for policy research mr linden's great to talk to you thank you for making time for us pleasure to be with you thank you now it's very interesting for us here in moscow to see how both president trump and his predecessor president obama are strongly reviled by certain parts of the american political class but regardless of whether they dislike president tromp of president obama more some americans tend to blame president putin for all their failures and i see you are among them aren't you because you were very unhappy with president obama but he doesn't get even half of their wrath that you reserved for mr putin well let me say the following i think there are
areas of potential convergence between russia and the united states and many areas of divergence in the areas of convergence is perfectly clear that where you have is a russia that could work with the united states to deal with this long with terrorism that is an area that is in the interest of both nations and then if you're interested in areas of divergence all you have to do is look at the russian alliance with iran and the possibility that iran wants to create a swath of land from iran to the mediterranean which is very ambitious and will undoubtedly lead to see. in direct confrontation with the united states the russians do not want that confrontation neither do we now while russians continue to pursue dive partnership with iran because they believe that it is in their national interest i can understand your argument the united states doesn't like it but i wonder if your major concern your major problem here is with putin personally russia's national interest or didn't notion that this country would defend its national interest or pursues its national interest in this case with iran i don't
think that it is in the national interest of russia to be aligned with iran and let me explain why the iranians will dictate policy to you their ambitions are far greater than russian ambitions if you look at what is happening in the map of the middle east the iranians want to create their own shia empire that empire is a very ambitious goal and it's ambitious so ambitious they're all evil and circle saudi arabia obviously that is neither in russia's interest nor in america's interest so i think the russians have overplayed their hand here well i think one of the reasons why russia may be more to be to to do that is to counted the influence of and not the empire in this case the american empire and if you actually look at the polls i think there is a very strong support among the russian public you tried to contour what many russians see as counterproductive rack less destructive and sometimes incompetent american engagement abroad particularly in the middle east i'm sure you wouldn't argue. iraq or libya or syria for that matter turned out well so i wonder if
russia is a convenient if we call in some sort of way to deflect from responsibility for your own foreign policy there's no question about errors that have been made in american foreign policy but the establishment of an american empire in the middle east is it's a rather foolhardy comment there's no american empire in the middle east and if you're looking for a role that has been played by russia all you have to do is look at the nefarious role that the russians have played in syria look at. aleppo today has been devastated by russian bombs russian airplanes so keep that in mind as well while a missile and i actually have visited all up on the number of occasions and i invite you to visit that city as well because the united nations has just released figures saying that around six hundred thousand syrians return after russia managed to force the jihadi militants supported by your country out of that city but i don't think we need to become the the modes of operation in military terms because
i'm sure you know that they operation american operation in mosul was perhaps even more detrimental as far as the human death toll is concerned but what i want to ask you about is the comment you just made that peroration in mosul was conducted by american special forces it keep in mind that it would be included the iranians as well as. a lot of regional hardy's there been fighting in that area so it wasn't just the americans that went into mosul iraq i'll keep that in mind well my my point was that there were lots and lots of civilians who died and died operation and perhaps it could have been handled better but i want to come back to your comment about the absence of the lack of the american empire because in all of the american commentary especially republican commentary i see a certain sounds of entitlement that the united states still has to well it's not dictated down and please leave in. offering solutions for the middle east and i
think from the russian point of view and from the point of view of many countries the united states is simply even competent and capable of doing that well keep in mind there are pathologies in the middle east that neither the russians nor the americans can solve and that has been going on for decades in one nine hundred seventy three the russians were forced out of the middle east by saddam who did not want them there and keep in mind that it was the united states and the incompetence of obama that invited the russians back in to deal with the poison gas question in two thousand and fourteen. so what we are talking about here is a russia that is hardly wanted in that part of the world yet the russians have been able to establish an aircraft carrier base in part to use and of course on their base and latakia so they are become a very powerful influence in the east mediterranean and as far as i'm concerned that influence is highly welcomed by many unwelcome in parts of the region as well well somebody but they even know it's where it always goes for all of the countries i'm sure you know that the american influence or the american presence is not
welcome there or the iranian presence for that matter so the question is why why do you still stick to the old way of doing things you know putting countries in the camps of anime's and friends why not to talk to everybody including iran or russia for that matter well first of all i don't put everyone in those camps i don't believe in dealing with matters in that way as palmerston pointed out in the nineteenth century its national interests are really count so i'm concerned about national interest as i indicated to you right at the outset where our interests converge with the russians i think there should be a level of cooperation so i'm not putting the russians and any sort of enemy silo well mr la on the you wrote recently that putin's agenda is to grow russian influence ad the expanse of washington and if we applied that to the conflict where russia is most engaged militarily in syria the american influence there was never particularly strong in the u.s. support of various armed groups in that region didn't earn you much leverage of
anything it was moscow who had long established ties with that country so how are the russian operations there chipping and the thing away at the united states while keep in mind one very important fact that you've overlooked in your analysis in two thousand and eleven when the civil war in syria began president obama had an opportunity to intervene perhaps even bring the matter to a close very rapidly he chose not to do so as a consequence we had a lot of forces arrayed against. one another and the civil war led to the destruction of a signal significant part of syria and a war that is still ongoing in that country the russians have intervened in my judgment enough variously joining with the iranians in creating and the shia influence in a part of the world that was one sunni now you have the syrian government still controlled by assad the same assad who is responsible poisoning a significant portion of his own population that it seems to me is hardly
a recommendation for russian policy well mr longdon as i'm sure you're aware russia highly contested rendition of the events many in moscow don't believe that president assad ever used chemical weapons or at least in this particular conflict but i think the evidence is incontrovertible even the un has made that point and they used the u.n. didn't make that point and nobody has seen the evidence let's be clear here it was russian a number of regional i'm sorry we have seen the evidence we've seen the evidence of young people with foam coming out of their mouths please i think there's a lot of evidence no minister on the ballot that is hardly any evidence i think every have also seen a lot of pictures of the jihadi groups trying to stage all sorts of attacks and let me just mention that many of those groups are supported by a by your own government but. again i don't want to discuss that because i don't think we can come to any conclusion here my point here is that you mentioned that
president obama didn't intervene but he himself made it clear that he doesn't believe that he's intervention would have made things any better he intervened in libya that didn't help so do you do you try to argue that the united states has some sort of a right to adopt kind of policy and that it should be precluded from any kind of pushback against it especially from the countries that are directly and adversely affected by that policy of attention well whether i believe so or not there are. always push back just as there is pushback against the russian intervention in the middle east sure they'll be pushed back as i've indicated to you at the outset there are pathologies in the middle east of which the united states did not that did not create and obviously has no control those pathologies will continue into the future until the middle east finally comes to the realization that the warlords and many of the groups in the middle east have finally got to come to peace or some sort of understanding about peace maybe stability is
a better word this is at least one point that i would hope of fully in full heartedly agree with you on but i don't think that's in the offing especially after a number of disaster a prolonged interventions i want to ask you something about what i see as a major difference between russian and american approach to the middle east i think you still see the world in terms of friends and enemies you still talk about alliances and foes whereas russia sees everybody as a friend in me as somebody to be engaged and somebody to mistrust. don't you think that washington also needs to be a little bit more flexible in its approach to foreign policy and. i think i mean i you seem to ignore the words that i've used i've said to you that there are moments where there are a possible convergence between american interests and russian interests our foreign policy is based on promoting american interest it is not a question of seeing only enemies and only friends it's
a question of recognizing the fact that we have interests that may bridge the gap of enemies and friends and i think it's important to note that i think that it's kind of silly to put people into silos i said that as well but i think you and a lot of american experts do tend to have this approach to iran and i actually heard you suggest that the united states needs to try to peel russia away from what you call dell lives with his ball and iran given at. i think you sad about russia given the the current state of the us russia relationship what is there of the incentives that could potentially months of aid to russia to break off with iran a country that it has a burgeoning trade with with which it also has some overlapping political and military interests and joint washington do you really think that russia craves american company that much i don't know whether a craves american company that much but i can only tell you that the alliance with
iran will have a distinctly dilatoriness effect on russian policy and the reason why i say that is because the ambitions of the iranians go well beyond any ambitions that the russians have in the middle east if they don't iranians are dictating policy to the russians it will not prove to be a satisfactory outcome for the russian government while with all due respect mr london that washington has tried to dictate its policy to the russians it didn't succeed i doubt that task has that ability even with all due respect well as i can as i indicated to you before there are things that the iranians are doing but which they expect russian cooperation it's science strikes me that if you look at the map of the middle east and the role that the iranians are playing and the creation of the shia crescent this is a very dangerous gambit and it's again but that will ultimately lead to some confrontation with the united states while mr london may have to take a short break now but to be back in just a few moments stay tuned. player
eight economic crisis turns some countries into pigs these are the countries with. needed austerity policies if you are in a situation or. even the recession. very bad idea it doesn't work it makes millions of people very happy an employer see their wages decline almost a decade how good are the results. while still in place who want. to.
a london i know that you're in favor of the idea of the so-called arab nato with saudi arabia and egypt at the top what makes you believe that a military organization with membership that is based on the this city and six tearing affiliation could be a force for good in that part of the world well i believe that because i think that the sunni's by a large a very upset and deeply concerned about the role the rather imperial role that iran is playing at the moment the creation of this defense condominium would serve as a counterweight to the ambitions of the iranians and it also strikes me that the united states will be a partner in this arrangement but certainly not put boots on the ground but mr longdon even if we take their regional made and i think it's clear i think it's clear that ensuring any kind if you need to is already becoming increasingly challenging take turkey the united states keeps its tactical nuclear weapons in turkey but the turks are working against you across the board do you think ensuring any kind of solidarity among arabs won't be any more challenging especially with
the recent deception on the part of qatar well look it will be fractious because there are always fractious interventions in the middle east but when you said turkey is operating across the board it is still a member of nato it is still very active in providing the southern flank of the nato and even though arrow one is undoubtedly an unreliable partner and has very often one foot in the radical camp he hasn't yet extricated himself from nato well a turkish president raised up to a pair the one whom you just mentioned. on monday that turkey and iran have discussed possible joint military action against kurdish armed groups in syria groups that are considered to be. american allies i just wonder what tools of persuasion the united states can use against its so-called l.a. here well again i don't know the tools of persuasion but i can tell you if in fact the turks and the iranians are organized to go to war against the kurds in syria it
will be a major major issue that washington will have to confront and how exactly can it come from that because i mean we have heard this bluster coming out from some people in washington but what can you do if mr decides to receive his way you are not in that region you don't know what you do not want to stand your troops on the ground doesn't he control pretty much the situation on the ground there well he has more leverage than we do but that doesn't mean that we don't have any leverage particularly air power that the united states still possesses in the region so you would recommend air power to be used against air though i'm not recommending anything because we do not know how events will unfold and that part of the world we do not know whether in fact there will be an attack against the kurds and we do not know how the peshmerga will respond absolutely we are all just speculating here but i guess my question is more concerning this idea of creating another military alliance in the region because the country. stores your tactical nuclear weapons
couldn't be bothered to take your policy recommendations seriously and you just mentioned the presence of american air force as a possible measure all of. you know preventing them from attacking your allies again it seems that the american foreign policy despite being very assertive. very intitled i would even say doesn't have much teeth to it well first of all you use terms that i find rather offensive we're not entitled to anything an american foreign policy doesn't deal with entitlement nor do we assert ourselves in fact one of the problems that i've had with the obama administration. is unwilling done willingness to assert ourselves and any corner of the globe so i do not accept the terminology they use using during the course of this conversation and again american air power is nothing to do to a simply dismiss it certainly can play a role here how much of a role well we're engaging in nothing more than going than
a conjectural analysis and in this conjecture it's very difficult to say whether in fact they'll be a full scale attack against the kurds or not well you know mr landa maybe you're right it's never good to speculate it's even worse to speculate about the potential major war so let me switch gears a little bit and ask you about the station in the united states domestic station which at least from our vantage point is becoming pretty volatile the trumpet ministration is hugely under stuff that there are major disagreements between large sections of the american society on both he and the president politically motivated violence is back on the streets not to mention that president trump is highly divisive figure do you think he's administration has they banned the web address all the challenges that we've argued about on this program well as no way of knowing i mean i think that the national security team that has been assembled with john kelly and john and jim mattis is
a first rate team so i have very high hopes for the development of american foreign policy and military deployments but again as far as the defense of president is concerned you don't have a division president because you don't have a democracy so obviously democracies are very messy and when they're messy you will have divisions in the country well it's interesting you say that because we are having presidential elections next year and a lot of people who actually arguing about that mr putin should stand the election the role whether he has been too long in power but this is not a program about russia if you want to have what happened to mr nemtsov tell me about mr numbskull and what do you want to hear about mr nam i want to know why he was killed. i want to know who is responsible i want to know why it happened within one hundred yards of the. of the. your palm and well mr london as far as i know a court in moscow has already sent and five people for taking part in that despicable murder and i'm sure you would agree with me political violence is not unique to
russia. there are people being killed on the streets of the united states for dire political views as well as one recent example would be charlotte's well well look any kind of violence political violence concerns me but when the government has the complete control over every aspect of power it is very different from the kind of democracy where people are quite free to express their opinions even the very often violent opinions on the streets of berkeley and charlottesville this is a very different kind of country something that is very difficult for russians to appreciate well mr missile on the i actually have a much better appreciation of the united states when you have a fresh if you don't know that you don't know often i've been in russia nor do you have any knowledge of what i do know about russia but it's not a contest about you like your country i like mine and i don't see why we should compete on that i agree with your point that the russian my mum engaged in a contest i'm merely stating i'm merely stating my observations about russia it's
not a contest and we're happy to you brought. these observations on the state funded channel as speaking about freedom of speech and the us about is democracy but if i can come bring you back to my original question about donald trump because i found your argument on russia's illogic meddling in american elections very very interesting i think it's actually unique because what you claim is that by interfering with the elections russia has forced president of mistreatment into a political crisis do you think that was premeditated do you actually aim for that . i have no idea what must go in for i do know that any kind of meddling of this kind is distinctly inappropriate but it has happened in the past we've seen illustrations of it in the past this is not the first time that it's occurred and again i do not know whether in fact it had any influence on the outcome of the election at all i have no way of knowing and i'm somewhat dubious about that conclusion now mr longdon there are people in moscow who would actually claim that
the by sabotaging mr mr trump his opponents are delivering essentially what moscow wants because it allows the trauma bay stray sion to be destructed it allows it to be absent in many parts of the world that russia sees as critical would you agree with that point of view look there are many in the united states who are relentlessly opposed to donald trump and will do everything in their power to undermine this presidency and this administration there are many people who do not believe that donald trump was elected appropriately or legitimately and as a consequence you have in the united states today a force against donald trump that is not going to go away and will be there for a least the next three years i think you describe there is people never trumper as people who contend that even if the chums policies our ideas are consistent with our own philosophical suppose issues they will remain firm and that position no matter what i'm sure you do not consider yourself as never
a chump or but i wonder if you would describe yourself as a never put in there. well i wouldn't describe myself that way either but i would say that there are many areas in which i'm very much opposed to mr trump but at the same time recognize the fact that he's president of the united states i care about my country and i care about our national interest and i'm particularly interested in the development of our foreign policy and speaking about foreign policy as you wrote the book that was called the transformation of the day could reach i believe you examine how the united states has changed internally and ideologic. from two thousand and wanted two thousand and eight and i would argue this is my personal opinion that the following day kick starting approximately in two thousand and eleven to present day has been even more transformational for the world the world has fundamentally changed from how it used to be back in two thousand and eight and america just as russia china iran and anybody else with ambitions needs to work
really really hard to earn the respect of the world. would you what would you say what do you think about that i don't know i don't disagree with that comment i mean look i think that the united states his policies have to earn the respect of our allies and people across the globe including many people who are suspicious about american ambitions but there is no doubt we have to win the respect of many people across the globe one of the real problems i have with the obama administration is that i do not believe that trump predecessor worked hard enough to win the confidence of our allies and in fact many people who are a political about the role of the united states and how does mr chung fare in that regard well i think it's it's premature to talk about what he will do i think the riyadh speech was an attempt to win the confidence of people who had lost confidence in the united states i think was exceedingly important and i think the speech that he gave boland about the defense of western civilization was also
exceedingly important well it's interesting you you talk about the speeches because my impression from interviewing a number of foreign policy officials some of them in very high positions of power around the world they they wait from the united they are looking forward for more than the speeches they actually look for policy do you think mr trump has delivered already well the speech is set out a policy speech is in a way the pathway to a policy there is no doubt that there are a lot of a gaps that exist and there's a lot to be said about the direction of american foreign policy i couldn't agree with you. more but it is a little premature to make any judgments about this since a president who's only been there seven months well mr london we don't know how long he's going to be in office so i guess it's better to discuss some of those things sooner rather than later anyway we have to leave it there i greatly appreciate your being here and tell viewers please share your comments on our twitter facebook and youtube pages and i hope to see you again same place same time
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now. the u.n. estimates that's an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq every day. both coalition air strikes terrorists. and alleged nato airstrikes killed. raising new questions about the accuracy of coalition bombardments. and of migrant brussels swells and raising fears of. the notorious cleared just across the border and on the program.
just a few weeks ago there were many people and now as you can see from the evidence around many more people. are joining us here on r.t. international just off the midday here in moscow we have the latest world headlines . to syria now where the battle for what was once considered the defacto capital of islamic state is taking a horrendous toll on civilians caught up in the crossfire that the u.n. estimates now dozens of civilians are being killed on a daily basis. the u.n. estimates that's an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq every
day. up to twenty five thousand civilians still remain trapped in the city during christian be exposed to the crossfire of the ongoing fighting. they risk being killed either by asteroids. mines if they try to flee the. area. there is a constant air raids from the coalition show that can shoot civilian casualties are. large and they seem to be no real escape for these civilians.
planes bombed us heavily this happens in downtown bend around i still slaughtering people that has mainly been killed and houses were destroyed in the. coalition shelling targets civilians and hit civilians four story houses full of people all over the neighborhood certainly many have been killed among them my cousin died in iraq in an asteroid. if we count we found twenty five some people. have. children. family of the children especially. since getting. our u.s. led coalition has been bombing what was once considered to be arseholes de facto capital in syria as you can see well the city is densely populated and civilians are finding themselves caught up in the crossfire. i think the pentagon has made
a determination that they can accept a certain number of civilian casualties if they're going after high value targets and but but it's just unconscionable to be doing aerial bombing on very densely populated city areas they know there will be casualties and yet they're willing to accept that and the way that this is being conducted is a guarantee for civilian casualties and i'm very very high number only recent the coalition that is that by the united states issued. a every poor twit by they claim that only about six hundred twenty four civilians died since they started operations three years ago against the irish so there is a huge mismatch between what the reality is and what this coalition is saying you know nobody's talking about the people who probably do not know is the tragedy that
is taking place in unfolding over there. the governor of arkansas stands logar province says eleven afghan civilians have been confirmed killed when a nato helicopter struck a house thought to be hiding taliban fighters. the jet plane bombed hear it bombed the house all the houses were destroyed only two or three people survived look at the house you can ask people whether the taliban were here or not. but there's been no confirmation of the strike so far from nato well the u.s. led coalition but a spokesperson for the nato led mission in kabul says the reports are being investigated if the strike would be the second deadly air bombardment of afghan civilians in just the last four days on monday thirteen civilians were confirmed
killed and over a dozen wounded in as strike on the western province the government said it was targeting taliban fighters but locals again say the militants had left the area hours before the strike two incidents demonstrate the huge risk of civilian casualties from the intensified raids on the country meanwhile the u.s. has acknowledged that it has eleven thousand military personnel in afghanistan two and a half thousand more than previously stated at the pentagon insists there's been no increase in troop numbers just a change in the way it. previously overlooked it seems were troops on temporary assignment along with contractors who fell outside the eighty four hundred strong posts and cap introduced by barack obama but now the u.s. defense department says each and every head will be counted. we will characterize all forces necessary for the steady state missions of train advise
assist and counterterrorism as total forces included in total forces in afghanistan will be the troops required for short duration missions which vary based upon operational conditions but are not needed for the duration of the operation and all of this comes a week off the president trump analysis a new strategy on afghanistan although some believe he may have ulterior motives we are going to participate in economic development to help defray the cost of this war to us president trump is very interested in afghanistan's economic potential the rest mated one trillion dollars worth of culpa i know already around the. gold silver zinc mercury and lithium. believe afghanistan's natural resources could provide the usa with a return on its investments washington has already spent over seven hundred billion dollars on the call and the money just keeps flowing in whereas the potential value
of resources in afghanistan varies from one to three trillion dollars now among other resources. afghanistan deposits of gold precious metals and gemstones you've been dubbed the saudi arabia of lithium and hekmatyar of the center for conflict and peace studies believes trump is just being a businessman in afghanistan. president it's only it was meeting president actually pitched this idea to encourage him and tell them that look up honest on is not only a liability but it can also be an assett it's expected a president from given his business tycoon and he cares about saving money for the americans. well the lucrative resources of afghanistan have long been attractive to china beijing is there on the frontline of mining and development projects and is one of the country's major trading partners and believes there are fresh plans to
cough up afghanistan's riches. making money out above. seem a bit difficult although it's not very new in twenty thirteen the americans were encouraging the presidents to take over the chinese investment arguing that we are paying a heavy cost so why the chinese should take all of the business investments in the profit out of afghanistan so mind the standing is that this is going to be a sort of new competition with the chinese to take on to take it from them. encourage the american businessmen and companies to be involved here within days iraq's prime minister is expected to announce the full liberation of the city of tal afar from islamic state thought to be the last stronghold of the terror group in the north of the country but how close to peace really is the war weary nation but i guess the speaks to people on the ground. for the better part of fourteen
years iraq with violence and it has adapted following invasion and occupation by america iraq has steadily grown its military now its vost and. rocky's whether they even knew just how many soldiers are protecting them the a million in. the. manner. he is some perspective iraq's population ignoring kurdistan is roughly thirty million of those approximately nine million men and one in
better days just like everything else in the city here's the kicker though classes are in session. with walls and ceilings still intact nevertheless young men are abandoning study in favor of easy money in the police forces they get guns. and opportunity. you'll hear those stories everywhere troops raised and use this private shakedowns. and protection rackets violence has become a currency. but this cluster you might
think isis will be defeated and there'll be no need for this huge. perhaps but america. years ago violence sometimes. we now have a problem with kurds. who have to. it's called a war economy. an entire nation adapts to live and thrive in perpetual war. from iraq. to international news continues in just a. for
a man named jed barely got the family to know some crude came from bubbling crude oil that is black gold texas tea well in the opening credits that t.v. show they show the series beverly hills mansion and that mansion has just traded in the market and took a huge discount move many many many millions of dollars in discount it's poetic justice that jed clampett the original oil baron in los angeles his mansion is giving hammered in the market so boil obviously is not working anymore. global war horse sold you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battle for food still. produce offspring to tell you that what we gossip and probably one of the most important news today. off of advertising tells me you are not cool enough and that's to buy their product. all the hawks along the border will want.
with us for the program today authorities in brussels are concerned about a brand new bike starting to fall from there as well. reports the remnants of a makeshift migrant camp a in down town brussels is being described as sums potentially in the next jungle a reference that that new tourist the squalid camp in cali in neighboring france that was dismantled a year ago and one medical charity working here in brussels the said that just a few weeks ago there were any handful of people and now as you can see from the evidence around us many more people have been using this as a base most people are traveling hate from countries like sudan and eritrea but even. people you know. because.
they did use these not play these some migrants only agreed to speak to us if we didn't shoot their whole face may be. bred future. but it was my fault. to hear. more difficult things in the past it difficult to survive. sometimes to get in a foot to foot. people as the rain is coming down now here in brussels some people have moved under the trees to try and gain what little shelter they can now this new makeshift camp is just fifteen minutes away from the european commission's building and just a stone's throw away from some of the main railway stations here in brussels including the one that the euro still goes through to go to the u.k.
and that's leading to fears from some people this. the migrants here we be so desperate to get to the u.k. that they will actually try and board the trains i'm in for me when i hear about things like that and makes me wonder and makes me more concerned about what's going on in the countries with it coming from personally rather than makes making me worry about the fact that they try to come to the u.k. shelter and refuge and i'm more worried about walking why they're forced into a situation in the first place i'm a bit scared because i don't know. and of the disk people and the audi feel i just taking. a lot more could be done and i didn't have to stay out in parks and i think that that's kind of more my worry is where the why are they here and things like about is that they're not being taken care of here so what's being done by the authorities well according to the charity midst. a lot. of the situation is
that there are actually around four hundred or five hundred migrants now in the belgian old story not really doing anything to. because they consider dad's migrants one to be held in the issue of applied for asylum in belgium as the authorities seem to be so reluctant to do anything some concerned pockmarks a million could become a new symbol of europe's refugee crisis just like cali before even ski altie brussels we discussed the whole with french republican party politician jacques myard he believes the showing again free movement agreement is a key factor making the whole migrant crisis more difficult to cope with. it is very true that today not only shingo end but many aspects of the european construction are not functioning properly shen gan isn't
a port unity to improve control of our frontiers unfortunately we should reach store the internal control at our borders to prevent people to smuggle in and this is why i do believe that the schengen agreement should be revisited on a more let's say realistic bases than this utopian you know principle of having a free zone without any control at the internal front is at the internet all borders and i criticism of the use internal borders is not an isolated voice some of those behind europe's deadly terror attacks travelled freely across the continent after carrying out the atrocities if you have managed to spend weeks passed in through different borders before being caught.
even france because of the terrorist attack as restore you know very quick control and our borders in the specially in the airports and also at the land borders so it shows that step by step the european states recon izing are facing reality as it is and not as they have dreamed of in the past you know in the past.
amid record low approval ratings for donald trump it seems a majority of americans are also not happy with the president's behavior according to a new poll by the pew research center only sixteen percent like the way to conduct himself as u.s. leader dissatisfactions also spreading to the entire traditional two party system as. here in the u.s. capitol it seems that republicans and democrats alike are struggling to gain any traction politically when it comes to the left our recent poll shows that only forty two percent of the public views the party in a positive light and the funding coming to a crawl and as we earlier saw in new york many see the party as purely an take trump with many struggling to define any clear policy message the policy proposals . i mean specifically. i'm not sure oh no. nothing nothing no now. i can mention one i asked the other questions about the
g.o.p. here in d.c. and it seems they're not fairing any better getting. out of line. with you. i don't know what you. say. your wife nothing major. and minor i'm trying to think there have been some minor things but i can't think of one that's so minor they are despite the fact that republicans control both chambers of congress only one in six of their voters approve of what's happening here on capitol hill and all time low for the past year so many promises were made about the achievements that would finally be seen now that they have the majority in the american people expect this to be done they're ready for us to talk to listen come up with a better health care program for our country who want to tax code built for growth literally designed to go jobs and salaries in the u.s. economy not just to wall but a great wall we will do this that will start early in next year and yet we're still
waiting for those big ideas to come to fruition well i think it's correct that both parties have failed the american people were in the midst of maybe the most incompetent presidential administration ever and yet the democrats don't seem to be offering very much of a good alternative the american people have been ready for an alternative party for multipart. democracy for a very long time the situation has just become critical at this point so nothing is actually getting done and politicians are dragging one another through the mud trying to find someone to blame but perhaps it's the two party system itself that's the problem according to a gallup poll by twenty twenty it's possible that over half of american voters could be registered as independent not being affiliated with either party or perhaps they could be connected to something new dissatisfaction with the republican and democratic parties is so high that people are now seriously discussing the idea of bringing together progressive groups to form a third major political party just look at our t. washington d.c.
. in today's age of fake news you probably think you've seen it all but there are still some willing to push it a little bit. donald trump plus sex trafficking you believe it while she does you might have already heard of the former british m.p. turned journalist louise mensch she eagerly retreated her colleague called taylor's post about alleged evidence on this very creepy subject well no wonder it came from mr taylor who happens to be a former bill clinton staffer meanwhile the guardian followed the story through its source who turned out to be a prankster who apparently got so tired of the news that she decided to add some oil to the fire and sent it to a person who she knew as she said would not double check the information which is exactly what happened ladies and gents taylor was quick to make an apology but luis mench was not so quick to give up on this big news story she referred to her own sources now let's take
a look at what her sources have revealed to her in the past. i absolutely believe that andrew breitbart was murdered by putin just as the founder of r.t. was murdered by putin's russia has been running active measures all over the e.u. involving islamic extremists they train and fund on bernie sanders who definitely is a traitor in league with putin i'm mildly surprised to see tweets missing the obvious this didn't stop her from somehow getting her own op at the new york times on the subject of russian hacking and you may find it hard to believe but it's true she's still a regular on much of the primetime mainstream media will separate fact from fiction good to have you thank you for having me all these much you claim to know in november that the f.b.i. had secured a court warrant to monitor communications between trump tower in new york and two russian banks what i reported was that my sources that i should say at the outset i don't have a piece of paper with the find that weren't in front of me louise mensch thank you
so much for joining us thank you for having me first of all after the steel dossier if i would buy would not be talking about leaks ladies and gentlemen welcome to the new reality of mainstream reporting right. fake news and stand your ground even when you know they're coming for you. go r.t. . for joining us i thought i hear what all of the international news continues in about thirty to. welcome to the wonderful world of blood donation i come here every three weeks to get my transfusion to be specific i receive immunoglobulin my body gets and some bodies that i cannot produce itself around the world giving blood is seen as a symbol of generosity no one does this because it helps people it's just that one of the side effects is that it. applies more. to put money
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america has or this is the kaiser report. who you know i'm doing this is my impression packed a lot of people out there want to do is oh it's because those. born in the sixty's . don't remember apollo. and what's going on those were back in the days of course when we were still in the gold standard so everything had to make sense things no longer need to make sense max in fact they could be bizarre for a very long time here's how you can understand the bizarre decade that markets have experience since the financial crisis this is a headline from the financial times they themselves are coming around to what kaiser report has been telling you for years since the financial crisis this chart
starts in two thousand and nine no coincidence because that's when the kaiser report was also born the pink line is the federal reserve balance sheet the blue line is that s. and p. five hundred as you see is starting to take a lot more money printing to get the s. and p. five hundred to stay right the money printers are the pac-man they're eating out all the bad debt in all the world that's thrown off by the corrupt bankers who launder a criminal money they're engaged in terrorism big banks and the big banks for america big banks and friends and then those loans those debts go bad and then the central bank comes in and they buy the dead so they put them on their balance sheet and so that the central bank doesn't go bankrupt they lower rates to zero because those debts. to be rolled over all the time if they're rolled over at any interest rate that's reflects the genuine economic reality let's say three or four percent
then the central banks of the world immediately declare insolvency every major bank in the world immediately declares and say so one of the by products of all this shit man again is that you've got the s. and p. five hundred plus other. parking places for cash like real estate in various cities or fine art or yachts or shadows go up wildly in price which of course can be used as collateral you give those to your bank who ends a by proxy giving notice to the central bank to make another loan at zero percent interest rate to buy another yacht then or a medieval yani or picasso that goes up again in price which gives you more collateral value so this is the ponzi scheme of ponzi schemes central bank and mabel and we've been talking about it for years for all of this the financial times probably because they're now owned by the nikkei people in japan they're willing to tell the truth now the japanese can accept the false hoods that were being
published under the previous management url so you have to perform ceremonial sucka . oh oh oh oh well this reminds me of another thing that we have covered and that's the red queen syndrome we see in fracking this is the same thing they're fracking the wealth of the nation and it costs more in war debt creation in order to keep the bubble afloat. of course it also reminds me of the cia sort of reports on. how you should look at the economy and the world around you that trust their propaganda not anybody else's propaganda or take on the story so remember in that cia report. you know the twenty six to twenty sixteen election that they said that the fact there are tea covered occupy wall street shows that it was propaganda they were trying to create anti-american feel. this is this is what occupy wall street responding to fracking
is another issue and that is also here we have the financial times copying us covering the story as we're covering it here the next headline max it is from the wall street journal information and this is the latest red flag for you as shale we read this information here comes from the wall street journal the u.s. shell industry has had a rough few weeks with a growing number of reports suggesting that the industry is facing much more financial trouble than many analysts had expected except for analysts who. does. so now a new report as further evidence to the notion that shale is losing its luster and a fifty dollars per barrel market with producers for going shell in favor of older wells so they turn to the wall street journal report this is the report they're talking about the wall street journal says that although although wall street has
showered the shale industry with billions of dollars in capital and although that surge and although that has led to a surge in oil production shale producers by and large are still not profitable at today's prices the wall street journal says quote most producers are losing money on every barrel they pump they are losing money on every barrel they pump you can say it's propaganda but who best are starting to notice that they are losing money on every barrel they pump they can deny it they can talk themselves until they're blue in the face that someday they'll become profitable but right now they're still losing money on every barrel they pump more they make it up on volume. well no as we've been saying now for a few years. dig into this a little bit the fracking industry or shale industry is economically on buyable or
inviolable which i'm not sure what is the proper usage in that cause even landed zero percent interest rates well just what happens they an energy company will be able to borrow from a central bank again the central bank will lend them a billion dollars or a billion pounds if you're in the u.k. they will then start to frack and they'll cause ecological devastation and they'll pay themselves a lot of money then after three or four years that that fracking project is no longer generating any any energy whatsoever because the fracking wells are very short lived the bondholders who put up the money then all have bonds been sold in the very special accounts they go to zero the stocks if they're public they get hit the executives the company declared bankruptcy and the ecological devastation which is now billions of pounds of this or in the u.k. for example will be picked up by the taxpayer yet but every choir's a lot of capital a lot of water it costs for a conventional oil well oil rig cost one million dollars to drill for for
a fracking one eight million so what they point out the wall street journal points out that all these oil companies are actually turning instead to all the wells that have been abandoned for fifty sixty years stuff outside of los angeles and they're only producing maybe one hundred barrels a day and that however it costs them nothing to turn on those old wells right now they'd rather just do that because that's being extracted at just like basically the equivalent of saudi or iraqi oil fifteen bucks a barrel it costs them to take that out where you know the they're not making any money as i said the wall street journal points they're losing money on every barrel now you mention the u.k. where it's even more expensive to extract fracking well they're going to frac mostly natural gas there rather than oil but here here's total the french energy giant there in the number one player in the north sea oil sector so here are they
speaking about their latest investments. total snubs expensive u.s. shale with north sea focused deal so again. wall street journal says fracking loses money on every single barrel they produce despite all there have been a lot of you know improvements in efficiency and extraction and all that stuff has been great improvements but still total one of the biggest energy giants in the world says that on monday the french energy giant agreed to buy the oil and gas unit of a.p. moeller maersk its biggest purchase since one thousand nine hundred nine the seven point four five billion dollars deal including debt reinforces total footprint and conventional oil and gas assets in europe and africa u.s. shale his development over the past decade is up ended the balance in the oil market won't be part of the portfolio chief executive officer patrick poyan said
shale assets were quote quite expensive and that total wasn't the best company to develop them the deal puts a value of about fifty dollars to fifty five dollars a barrel on marriage while u.s. shell he says is closer to eighty dollars a barrel so you need eighty dollars a barrel this guy who's the c.e.o. of one of the biggest oil companies in the world he says you know i i can't afford to be political to be ideological to be take sides in some cold war my bottom line matters and i have to report shareholders and what i'm telling you is that i lose money i would lose thirty dollars a barrel he's putting the price at on us shell so why do it i'm not going to do it and he says his shareholders wouldn't be happy with him. that's why it's all so crazy that the u.s. wants to ship their energy to germany. prices that are completely an economic
collapse and one germany is throwing herself into the arms of russia because that's where they get the two percent well let's go back to the actual data the money beyond any and like who's better or that countries great who live in this country who wave this flag beyond that it's just the simple facts and somebody out there might be very ideology. ideology full and you know patriotic for one country or the other might say well what does total know about us shale well they're actually a big player already in us shell and what they say is. while total is expose us shale gas by its barnett assets in north texas and the utica assets in ohio it bought for two point three billion in two thousand and twelve it has the smallest presence in the shale patch among european nature majors price has so far been a deterrent to expansion again because he says quote you have to put eighty dollars a barrel assumption in the model and i'm not ready at all to acquire assets eighty dollars a barrel when you remember the beverly hillbillies a t.v.
show. man named joe barely kept his family for some crude and some bubbling crude oil that is black gold texas tea well in the opening credits of the t.v. show they show the beverly hills mansion and that mansion has just traded in the market and took a huge discount many many many millions of dollars in discount it's poetic justice the jed clampett the original oil baron in los angeles his mansion is getting hammered in the market so oil obviously is not working anymore people are firing up the old rigs that you know the airport the l.a.x. you drive into santa monica the seals all pumps are working by the side of the highway you know they're trying to get the last drop down with they used to have this is part of the argument of peak oil they said there is the oil there is oil there is fracking oil and this guy from total the c.e.o. of one of the largest oil companies in the world says it's eighty dollars a barrel at least you need that so you can get oil but it's going to cost you more
and at that price does solar does all the renewable energy does a battery power make more sense that's what's the point is that you have you need eighty dollars a barrel to get that oil right well good point good point. cracking is a. good of course some country. starting us in europe in. the periphery over there on the sea rained out all day they want hear about this for like two years. they were going to go take a break come back after the break much more which forced on you know the smart guy they run. with manufacture consent to steal public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the final.
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welcome back to the kaiser report time out of turn cement fire's time in new york city plan a ponzi mets welcome back thanks for having me great to be here again max great to have you match what's happening with the market is it going up some or i mean what's happening here trump came in the opposite of skyrocketed what's happening well you know i've had that i've had a consistent view with the markets the markets are have been manipulated by the central banks up in the hundreds of trillions of dollars in liquidity into the global system so i mean this is one of the biggest mirages of history that we've seen i mean look at the swiss national bank and their holdings in the u.s. equity market so there's got to be a reason behind that i mean the swiss national bank is one of the biggest holders
of apple they have half a half a million shares of tesla the european central bank now as the german i cor has asked the e.u. court to review their. quantitative easing program because it's monetary financing which is against the law which is what's happening in central banks are picking winners and losers and influencing the trading in stocks stocks of because detached from economic reality i mean the past two days we've seen a three hundred point move down or volatility is still relatively low we traded below nine nine and in the vix index which we've spoken about many times you know three hundred point move is not a lot because we're still historically near record highs because central banks are coming in purchasing equities i think you know the whole quantitative easing the federal reserve policy the european central bank the bank of japan and the bank of england this is policy failure and mess and instead of turning it around and trying
to adopt a different policy they're doubling down on a bad that is doomed to fail and this will end in a catastrophic lead bad manner well mess if a country like venezuela takes a company an energy company and the government buys it. that's col nationalization and everyone likes that says oh my god those people are anti-capitalist they're evil but of a central bank prints money and buys back controlling interest or huge swathes of stock as in the case the swiss national bank or the bank of japan isn't that nationalization meant yeah of course it's nationalization that they don't want to call it nationalization and you've got the european central bank has bought you know we have a chart actually that we can go to that will show you what their balance sheet looks like their balance sheet is exploded i mean it's five trillion euros in debt
i mean italy has already said they're not going to repay that debt but getting back to your point of nationalization what's happening is they're buying all the corporate bonds they can buy some of these bonds are probably jock these bonds are not called junk or high yield reason it's because they have a high probability of defaulting the only thing that low interest rates and we will see zero interest rate policy in many more countries to come is that it keeps alive and zombies zombie institutions for a longer period of time rather than dealing with the market mechanism call bankruptcy which is what should happen to businesses that don't make money they shouldn't get bailed out and get out of their loans for given what they should do is get wiped out and i mean that's how the capitalism system of capitalism works well what they want to do now because the central banks have amassed in the governments have amassed so much debt they've got to raise the you know lower the interest rate bar so that they don't pay back any interest on all the debt i mean
it's it's it's mathematically impossible for the united states to repay its debt. because the total amount of debt it's owed something like two hundred fifty trillion dollars and the number that they they they toss around of twenty six are two hundred forty trillion so the number that they tossed around is twenty trillion but that number of course doesn't include the liabilities such as social security medicare medicaid all the other social welfare payment programs so when you talk about the total debt which is what we need to offer all liabilities it's a zero it's going to be impossible of pay them back and especially when we have an event that makes interest rates go higher and exoticness of that in the markets have been so complacent for the past nine years central banks have been loading people into a very very false sense of security that this is the new normal there's no volatility companies don't need to make profits and when you've got
a record number of unicorn companies out there look at snap chat is all you issue money sayas fifty two billion dollars and that company will never make money i mean the people have gotten used to seeing bailouts bail out infiniti and financialization and the axle let's tackle the debt doesn't mean that they can keep going for ever i mean obviously it's going to hit a wall at some point that's why i talk about planet ponzi when it's going to hit a wall is very difficult to predict whether it will hit the wall is a certainty now one is another rescue arm in the way that the. banks and corporations and the government are behaving and colluding with each other to prop up stock prices artificially and the mame of attempting to engine air some growth is of course been proven to be a complete dead end and not only that but that of courage is
a lot of reckless behavior and fraud take for example wells fargo they just finished paying honor and a five million in fines for fraud. only opening millions of fake bank accounts for their customers they've been caught fraudulently selling customer's insurance products they've just been caught fraudulently closing customer accounts they've been caught oh going into customers accounts and stealing money and then they pay a small fine for this they call moral hazard but when you have rot at the top as fredrik boss he had said in his classic text of eighteen something or other you have rocked at the bottom and that they're encouraging crime so i don't see why america has a gel why do they have jails why do they lock people up for protests why are they're upset about nazis running around wildly upset about of riots and then stores being set on fire and people being murdered i don't get it why are they upset if there's no rule of law in america why selectively apply only to black
people match why are the white people and wells fargo people example no rule of law myth can you explain that to me. we've got a couple of things going on here is that we've discussed many times before wells fargo for example is you know one of the major shareholders is is no doubt warren buffett and you know he's got a fair amount of connections in the financial markets and in the government so you because you reach a point where i think the last attorney general that we had holder said you met actually an interview it's said that too many financial institutions or certain financial institutions are too connected or too big to prosecute these are too big to prosecute too connected too big to bail too big to fail and too big to jail well this is a new attitude so unless you're really big there's a. two tiered system of justice one for the elites and one for the plain american folk they're the ones who are going to be left holding the bag so when the
next round of bailouts columns what's going to happen as you said gross what they're trying to. you know the theory was in keynesian economic theory like larry summers the harvard professor the extraction ri secretary who caused the credit crisis by getting rid of glass steagall which allowed for securitizations which allowed for the credit crisis to happen with those mortgages in the mortgage fraud that was all larry summers doing with citibank and with bill clinton that's what you have to go back and look at but so what's going to happen this time is the taxpayer is going to be on the because what they want to do is they want to ban all cash that's the new program you have to keep your money in a bank account so that the government can control what you do and where you spend it and they have one hundred percent control over what you're doing because the next bailout is going to be a ballot where they're going to have sanctioned deposit confiscations cyprus was
the first model. banking system that did that i think you're going to see a lot of that throughout europe and then you're going to see it here in the united states will be a war on cash and will be a war to make the average american and every american pick up the tab for the next bail out because there will be a next bailout and the taxpayers going to be on the hook for not the banks not the point zero one percent that's what we're seeing now in politics this is an incredible sideshow because if you think last week and i think there were thirty people that were killed in chicago they were mowed down on the streets but you didn't even see a minor headline to talk about the people in chicago were killed and you didn't see any headlines about what's going to that chinese incursions into india and you didn't see any of the other global events that have been happening although they talked about where the riots down in in in charlottesville and the way the president and all that because what they want to do is they don't want to ever drain the swamp so both the republican party and the democratic party want to go
back to business as usual or they can collect their facts tax in washington. and the out of the cesspool of filled with lots of cash coming from the likes of people like george shuras well you know the people in germany not taking the standing down so they're taking the easy bait a core of her the acid buys the accumulation of junk and the continuation of ponzi konami as you describe in your book. pond is also a nation if it wasn't because again it's not a plan a ponzi plan a policy by much fires time ok the german people are not taking it down there are suggestions that this could be another french revolutionary moment another reign of terror a moment another let's take three thousand only found a class concordant to capitated the moment they are the german people are not idiots like the american people they know what money is they value a savings they value gold right so germany other term are people going to rise up
and say enough is enough and start doing what they do in china they take these bankers down to jell that. and they take carol you know i think what's going to happen i think what's going to happen and people don't realize this but but germany is not going to go join in several liable for the across to get debt the problem in southern european countries debt so in other words italy has what three trillion euros worth of debt on the books italy already has said we're not going to repay i mean so italy's debt is massive france's debt is massive spain's debt is massive and the e.c.b. is making believe that nothing is going on or what they're doing is illegal if it's not in accordance with their mandate so this is going to be up to the euro game court of justice to decide whether they want to to uphold the law to have a banking crisis or whether they want to just keep chinua to wallpaper the ponzi scheme so you know there's going to reach
a point in time where either france leaves the euro italy leaves the euro. spain leads the euro but the euro won't last because unless you have a central treasury that determines these things which they don't have and they leave it up to each country to ask you can't have a monetary union that they want with the twenty eight countries it just won't work so you know the best thing to do is short the euro against the dollar where it is right now because the european union won't be around in five years as we know it today and he may so i semiconscious twenty seven of them countries got one on the side of blow their own heads off exactly what i've already well we've got to leave it on that note thanks so much for being on the kaiser report. well it wait to be back again oh that i can't wait i'm going to count the days and that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max kaiser and stacy i would like
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