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blue. sea diver heard of. president of the world bank they. were. seriously sent us an e-mail. thousands of iraqi kurds flee the city of kirkuk fearing clashes between the army and local militias as baghdad. security. independence referendum. and noise ignited by locals made their feelings well and truly heard following the arrest of two leaders in catalonia as the independence crisis rather. victims of crime shoplifting in london might not get much help from the police in a few years' time as budget cuts now see the. offenses.
are good morning for me kevin i just turned nine am here in moscow now thanks for choosing to out international with you our around the world today starting with this thousands of kurds have fled the city of cook after iraqi government forces launched a major offensive in the area kurdish peshmerga forces described the move as a declaration of war another vowed a heavy response. i . think god our combat spirit is very high and we have been searching for the first mover fighter since yesterday. who are you searching for exactly. the fighters who have left the city. of the north and since then we've been. nothing happened besides this of course you
know it's like they tried to resist they opened fire but. what i saw was that we have nothing to do with all of this but the children were terrified and we were afraid there would be clashes and that mortars might hit i was well that's what i'm worried about i have children in life we are very sad because we are losing. we have been sold out we have been sold out kirkuk has been sold out. local journalist mahmood abraham described to us the situation right now and can cook. iraqi army has attack at the city for a last night from. three sides some. not again units have pulled back from their owners and let the iraqi army corps enter the city from mocked up khalid and from. other places. in the city and some control it is has to fall in from both sides as. well to from the shabby
people mobilization units and by talking about. medicare and i know that the same thing is. almost completely under. which is nearby the iraqi army the federal police and people ization units. so the iraqi government says the move was to increase security but the oil rich city has been under the control of kurdish forces since twenty forty that's when the iraqi army fled the area initially to scape islamic state and it trying to a correspondent has more next than on holiday the war on terror in iraq has turned into a battle of. gunshots and one of the largest cities in the north of iraq that had nothing to do with terrorists. i mean it's about the terrorists not being there anymore after the kurdish units
also known as and the iraqi army in cold war largely successful against eisel it is now all about showing who's boss and northern iraq and in particular in kirkuk back in two thousand and fourteen the kurds basically took full control of it while the iraqi army were hopelessly losing the country to islamic state i'm not saying these latest kirkuk clashes put iraq on the brink of a new civil war although the general command did call it a declaration of. war on the people of kurdistan but here's what the u.s. central command called the takeover of a whole city after a fierce gun battle masses of locals clean the area coalition forces reports of a limited exchange of fire but believing gauge when this morning was a misunderstanding and not deliberate elements at times it's a link up the limits of visibility conditions clearly this is
a difficult time. and the startler is isis so how's that iraq your only. thought a lot of mobilization forces are also. so now the u.s. finds difficult position this is going to make it very difficult for the trump administration to resolve this issue very quickly across the border in syria similar story the kurdish units have done a great job in taking over land from die and no matter what the government in damascus has to say they want to keep it period we will never handed over our law is clear the land that runs with the blood of martyrs belongs to the people and we will not handed over to any force the stakes are high the oil fields rich oil fields are there so what months if not years of misunderstanding all out fighting
for the land left behind by eisel begin. focus on catalonia later is that two key members of the catalan independence movement have been detained and questioned on charges of sedition they're accused of playing crucial roles in organizing catalonia is disputed referendum which of course madrid says is illegal people protested on monday night against the move banging pots and pans together. i. was nine hundred. thousand. cattle odious president for his part slammed madrid then expressing regret that they were arrested for simply organizing peaceful rallies he said the separatist leaders called on the public to remain strong however during what they called this hard period for the region. as that but about it we're disappointed with the
judge's decision to deprive us of our freedom the sakte is aligned with the principles of justice its goal is to frighten and punish us get out. despite the times we're living in and the limitless repression of the state to try and stop this democratic wave we're experiencing in catalonia i want you to be more serious than ever we must become aware of the importance of the historical moment. that ok well one of those detained is the leader of the council our national assembly the organization james for the independence of the region it was created back in twenty eleven and has over eighty thousand members the other is the president of an organization that promotes catalan language and culture it's also in favor of course of secession now these arrests of the latest move in a series of measures taken against those calling for separation as you know if you've been watching us be covering it at length now julia sanchez chips in the wiki leaks editor he's described the politicians as the first high level political prisoners in his view over this referendum he's also
a vocal supporter of cotland independence. from political commentator john white who told us that he believes madrid has made a mistake here now with these arrests dafter the ugly scenes of violence that we witnessed the whole world witnessed on october the first that the best friend that cattle and independence has is actually the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy and he's a was telling me of spanish unity because of my mind to his actions. along with every step of the we have only served to force the ball fire the determination of those already supported cattle on independence but people have added new converts to the cause mr hoyer actions well the me. and wayne with the constitution are sadly in politics in my view because no one. will accept regardless of where they stand on this question that democratic politicians elected politicians. presenting because
a lot of regional parliament should be detained on this basis so it's a very very serious escalation and i contend it is a very very serious mistake on the part of the major government to take this measure well they wrestle not the first step the spanish government of course has taken to try to prevent catalonia from breaking away. but. i. did i deny. the canceling governments will be pretty high going to challenge to walk or existence to see in the illegal activities they should abandon their objectives.
elsewhere this choose their morning with islamic state suffering heavy losses in syria in iraq many children are being left behind as their parents die fighting for the terror group it's a fact. thing to film one orphanage in iraq where some of these youngsters were clearly aware of the cause their relatives were fighting for.
countries are grappling with now with head to rehabilitate potentially rather close youngsters when they said to live with their relatives again. we have a moral obligation to judy now to help fix. the damage the last thing damage in the legacy of our intervention and of previous governments. claim to be acting on our behalf we have to try and fix the mess we've created in a in an evidence based in a moderate way not with bullets i don't think that we can you know straight away go all you know western intervention is to blame for this isis is to blame for this extremism is to blame for this the parents who were extreme in their beliefs are to blame for this this isn't you know i didn't write a colossus children i didn't teach the children that their parents were martyrs by isn't my doing in the is a western intervention doing that was a doing of those who were extreme that were behaving in history manner when
a people are under threat of being wiped out then the people who talk the toughest game they rise to prominence in such a society i was as i was about to explain like here when people think that immigrants are stealing their jobs then. immigration far right parties you know come to the fore and rally people around them what you're saying is that children in the area on the ground day that were killed by by a terrorist extremist radicalized muslim that well those parents should you couldn't blame them if they now came out became violent i don't want to see any child go through that and obviously we we do need to do whatever we can do but the moral compass is not only on the west it just isn't for these children we need to first hold them and put them out of immediate danger and then in co-create a strong sense of identity in them as you know m i five report in two thousand and
eight suggested and confirmed a world brand of islam an identity religious identity is actually a fire wall a preventative measure to political violated less islam not more of it right now. the debate went on much more to come here this morning some crime victims in london might struggle to get help from the police in the coming years we'll tell you why the seconds away.
with this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the famous. one percent. we can all middle of the room. again one fifty moscow time now before the break than seems victims of certain crimes in london might need to think twice before calling the police in a couple of years the force faces drastic cuts and police chiefs say that's going
to mean they might have to stop investigating what's termed low level crime and the situation has been getting the details and reaction. imagine you get robbed on the street and the police tells you sorry we will be able to investigate it the police here in london seem to have had enough of being stretched to their limits with a force now saying it will have to ignore low level crime the idea is to say four hundred million pounds by twenty twentieth's and ease the burden on the just over thirty thousand police officers in the capital in addition gun crime crohn's and sex offenses are up and calls to non non non have risen but some percent all this against the backdrop of the current sort of threat and unwavering commitment to keep london and london a safe so we're having to balance the books with fewer offices and less money the met police are reassuring the public that the new approach is not going to affect homicide investigations kidnapping sexual offenses hate crime or domestic violence
but rather lower level offenses such as shoplifting car crime and criminal damage. the home office says there's nothing to worry about there is more money and more officers for each londoner than anywhere else in the country and this government will continue to ensure that the metropolitan police have the resources they need to cut crime and keep our community safe but what does the public make of all this so i can encourage that people would commit more low level crimes wouldn't it because if you know that there's no repercussion for your crime sort of leaves it
open ended doesn't that we hear a lot of things going on in the street and i'm terrified to go outside to be honest with you because you don't want to get involved in something like that. so if they're going to start separating that i made my calls that night or my neighbor's calls at night may not be answered anymore makes me quite nervous they will start to do something more and more of an krios not police or as a retired police officer i kind of hate in any way you've got it's important to differentiate between not investigate because as i understand they will go over and report the crime but if there's no leads afterwards there nothink it's reasonable not to investigate and as i said you're going to i'd see a lot. less likely things up a bit now show me the russian reporter resort of sochi is a melting pot for youngsters from around the globe right now with the world festival you some students started yesterday as well in the way huge turnout that first of all denies a say this year they've tried to have twenty five thousand visitors no less and
they all get to enjoy a mixed week of the vents covering cultures and science as well as discussing world issues that matter the most like social justice bridge to getting a quiz social and humanitarian activists is what a senior politicians official are also exhibitions and loads of entertainment late on as well now over the decades the festival's program to be life changing for a lot of people when the next them meet manford this morning who recalls what it was like for him at that event in moscow way back in nineteen fifty seven. months ago it was something you couldn't imagine in those times. my mother said watch they don't send you to siberia.
donald trump's nudist threat to pull america read of the iran nuclear deal on monday said the total terminations remains possible and also didn't rule out the agreement could be saved though as well the already there's something that i felt had to be done and we'll see what face to face just might be positive it might be very negative might be a total germination that's a very real possibility some would say that's a greater possibility but it also could turn out to be very hard to see what happens so which way is it going to go a last week trump announced that he wouldn't certified surrounds compliance with the deal and the us regulations asking congress to come up with some fixes to it as he put it the reaction to that was strong and swift leaders across the e.u. opposed the decision for a start the french president says he personally warned trump against the pull out while the german foreign minister is worried he could reverse a decade long international effort these foreign policy chief two argues that any
additional restrictions are off the table author journalist mike blumenthal thinks sed strums strategy here can bring no positive outcome. the adamant posture from europe in support of the iran deal along with the fact that iran has abided by the deal in every aspect faithfully and there is simply no evidence of its violation means that the only thing that can really sabotage the deal which is a very real possibility is trump strategy which is to send the deal back to congress for another vote as congress has the x. factor here it could sabotage the deal irrespective of what the europeans want and this would set the stage for more dangerous scenario in the region around iran so trump promising a more positive result seems absurd what he's setting the stage for is more danger. well the standoff ongoing with iran and the crisis with north korea
has brought the whole issue of nuclear weapons back at a sharp focus earlier this month a group pushing for disarmament receive the nobel peace prize their efforts helped get a u.n. prohibition treaty signed this summer we are still member of the group about the possibility of renegotiating the iran deal and what they thought about it the deal is the deal you can't ask to revise the deal and we have two very important for us because you know say that they are not trust they run and you are the members will trust you and wants you to port there and you even need to say that maybe it's not the best agreement we obtained but you know and there were much in that never the best the important fight is that we arrive after. fourteen years twelve years to work these diplomacy we don't have any war we don't have any conflict with iran and the rest of the world and we arrived to have a negre month and he said well it's do or wait that we should do just to continue to show up then that the reason all. across the middle east and around the world.
now if you're into tech and gadget she going to love this story policing in dubai is literally about to take off why well off as they could should be responding to instance on russian developed. these things of great shape. i i i. told you want to cover their bags or one of the developers of the high tech crime fighting drone by told us how nothing else on earth.
conquered the sky the next step was transporting humans were the pioneers of this was started as a noncommercial project and wanted to encourage people in popular science just leave it in you know it feels like nothing on earth use it like you would on a cross-country bike but at the same time you feel the ground disappearing from under your feet is very unusual. you can find more. details of those rather cool rush machines on the. track to all the latest headlines including on the front page today more about the korean peninsula the tension still running up i'm kevin i win for now from a very good morning and thanks for watching us live from moscow. what about the. prosecution agreement. during the.
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titles look ma that what i can now maybe i'm moving on moving forward after. we all willingly accepted the real sick of being shot wounded taken prisoner but noone signed up to be friggin poisoned by our own people that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam will polystyrene batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between berm pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman and sailor that was on the ground that are complaining about illnesses from their exposure from the berm pits would really literally send
a be a broke and they don't want to pay it so the waiting decades a lot of those soldiers will die in time and they will have to pay and. call for help and get the middle finger to the movies tomorrow or the slow. delayed and i hope you don't. greetings and. do you ever wonder watchers why some news stories are given massive newspaper headlines and whoa whoa coverage all over the cable news well other stories just as important maybe even more so get pushed to the back of the line to wither and die on the buy of alternative news media these are the questions that we should be asking so today let's let's take a look at
a couple of those stories that deserve more than just a single blurb or headlines stories that should not be ignored or allowed to dry up and blow away starting in somalia where a car bombing in the center of mogadishu took the lives of over three hundred people and counting last saturday and according to the guardian one of the few news outlets to give the story any kind of major coverage the casualties included senior civil servants five paramedic volunteers a journalist but most were ordinary people on one of the busiest thoroughfares of mogadishu in fact the guardian reports the death toll could reach as high as five hundred but where is where is the walled in all news coverage that vegas paris and orlando received after violently at violent attacks tragically struck those cities i don't see that for somalia no hashtag mogadishu strong on facebook anywhere because the rules of coverage are different for countries with predominantly lighter skin and
a higher gross domestic product. you know what else doesn't get the kind of coverage that say your average hollywood divorce does the military industrial complex i mean why bother with extensive coverage of a tax dollar leeching bureaucracy that according to the pentagon's own data has cost the average american taxpayer some seventy five hundred dollars per person since nine eleven when hey we can target by impulse and start to jonah's brother much more important or why or why bother reporting that the boondoggle of the up thirty five was given twenty billion tax dollars worth of obsolete fighter jets when there is russia meddling in poky to talk about. what we don't talk about the trivial here so let's roll up our sleeves and give coverage just some real news stories of the day as we continue watching the hawks.
as. you know that i got. the. welcome one and all are watching the hawks i robot and that top and. i know right now what do you know that no one is talking about no one ever talks of no leggo blurb maybe a headline something as big as as big as somalia which in this and this attack this which is horribly tragic incredibly has a over the weekend you know less you are really paying attention you would be like oh well it's my heart that something happened and we've talked about it before when things have happened over the last couple of years every time one of these things happens there's always other cases that have more of that have there are more tragic more civilians killed and out. places but as we've said before if it's not
in a chic metropolitan city. listen a lot of white people around people just don't pay attention. but there's a lot of white people in africa there were thousands and wearing uniforms and where this happened you can't be surprised that people are going to die in a place where you're going in with weapons of war and you're waging war and you're dropping bombs you're in an environment that's going to happen but to pretend like it's important enough for us to be there it should be important enough for the u.s. press for the money a minute amount to let the american people know where where our soldiers are where or where they're fighting most definitely. they don't. you know you look at it like this it's like clint smith the teacher writer ph d. candidate at harvard i think the most important question imagine if two hundred fifty plus people in the u.s. or u.k. or france were killed in a truck bomb that's just what happened in somalia they deserved to be born so yes i
think we do deserve to take more the loss of those people and i hope the brave. they can recover from this small is not a bad shape yours but let's talk about that other favorite wonderful wonderful well again that we could be giving the people of somalia we could be giving you know countries in africa how we could be giving them you know what we can build in roads yeah that's the country doing things like can help them and said we're putting all this money into ridiculous things like wasting twenty million with a b. twenty billion dollars on f. thirty five that are pretty much useless yes a so the u.s. military is now canceling upgrades to more than one hundred of these early model after thirty five stealth fighters that were used in the reasoning is that. they one hundred or so of them have this to be called the to be block block to be
software and what that does is allow. a plane that actually has the capability physical capability to drop a number of different kinds of missiles because it has this one software it can only do like four different guns oh so we need for something like seventeen hundred and sixty percent of them are useless totally they can't do anything they're supposed to do so yeah that leaves us with about twenty billion dollars of stuff that we have an incredible time they have no they have no six percent twenty billion of these they don't work they don't have any capabilities that we paid for and there's a really enjoy. twenty billion dollar and search about ways to i would love to hear how twenty billion dollars does it is because of something called speed over quality it's because of a strategy concurrent see. greater an analyst with the project on government oversight in washington d.c. told the daily beast there's the risk but the services would be stuck with less than capable aircraft as one that the pentagon knowingly took with leaders decided
to overwhelm the development and the testing of the program with the production so basically it's a deliberate strategy concurrency which as they say is designed to speed up no design not that's just doing things poorly this is what you think is the dumbest thing i've ever heard they get away with it because we just throw money at the military without any any any kind of oversight with anything in our guidelines that yukos research then development then production then distribution it's like day three of business school you might want to write things were different in the private and they say we can only read it once you do what they wanted they have taxpayer dollars to waste not held accountable to better that's the problem because the moment you try to hold them accountable they're say well why are you why are you preventing the soldiers you know from doing what they need i want to know why you're preventing you're wasting away twenty billion dollars that twenty billion dollars could have fed every single kid who goes hungry in this country somalia two
and some up. you know we have some left over for legs only there's always i'm sure you were you know i brought us a little over seventy five hundred dollars for your person in the united states who pays taxes since nine eleven what's really interesting though is the opposite of how much we spend on diplomacy a lot less it's about forty one hundred nine eleven per person so they out of our tax money only forty one hundred for diplomacy and seventy five hundred for just you know bridging i don't get it i just don't understand that sometimes you get i want to ask are we a war like society one point five trillion dollars you know afghanistan iraq and syria one point five trillion dollars and you're telling me we can't feed people or take care of our elderly we should get rid of social security because who cares about old people although one point five actually jumps up to five trillion dollars . include things like the military no one knows when you start including black budgets and cia operations just. for nearly
a week flames continue to burn in northern california scores dead and thousands more evacuated compounded by strong winds the flames have been spreading like wildfire and sending paths of smoke hundreds of miles across the region the same winds reignited the fires this saturday causing yet more evacuations and panic while at least a dozen people remain missing and economic and sell to physical injury the fires are hitting california's wine country a major economic engine in this state the hardest actually had the latest weather reports do bring hope that a weather system out of alaska will bring much needed rainfall later this week to help quell the flames but in the meantime eleven thousand firefighters are on the front lines risking everything to help stop the destruction artist natasha suite has more out of los angeles. and tyrrell you know the largest x. factor of this disaster as you mentioned are those unrelenting winds we understand that the winds carried the smoke some fire. hundred fifty miles all the way to the
mexico border and nasa is mota satellite passed over california on friday capturing these images and you can see the decline of smoke coming from santa rosa into the pacific ocean parallel to the northern edge of mexico so those winds like you mentioned are just very very strong still at this point looks a lot like the same. in the seventy's just to decide whether images of over the bridges of the fires have burned over two hundred thousand acres leaving california's fire crews essentially exhausted and spread remarkably despite eleven thousand them how is the state handling this crisis. well we understand that the state actually released you know federal emergency funds but we understand there's also one hundred thousand firefighters from neighboring states coming in to help with this effort one hundred thousand firefighters and then another eight hundred eighty fire engines one hundred thirty four bulldozers two hundred twenty four hand
crews and one hundred thirty eight water tenders and first thing saturday morning there were fourteen helicopters in the air conducting water drops wow it's pretty amazing now according to authorities you have about one hundred thousand people under these evacuation orders forty people dead fifty seven hundred homes and businesses already destroyed what comes next for the survivors. yeah you know it's a great question according to authorities there are one hundred thousand californians that are under evacuation orders right now as we speak forty people dead fifty seven hundred homes and businesses destroyed and survivors they've just been stunned by the and president of destruction wow and you spoke with two of the survivors i believe earlier greg that we could take a look i did. and then the winds came up the fire was like a fire tsunami it was like a fireball the winds were so fierce so fierce so there's very little time i ran in
and grabbed our grandson. it was staying with us seven years old my wife and our two party dogs thrown in my car and we backed out and as we backed out the house just went up in flames so we're very fortunate to get out. this incredible testimony as you hear there and also i don't want to miss this either you also spoke with some fire representatives or fire california fire spokesperson about their efforts and what they're doing let's let's take a look at that as well. but that's pretty stunning figure that the fact that we burned almost as much in a week that we burned all year long so it's a it's a fire season in a week resources are stretched pretty thin but the crews are still in good spirits this is a late season fire and this is typically when california severs its most devastating fires. that just i mean the most fires that they normally have in a season in one we are saying that. obviously these fires are having a stronger than usual impact on the economy got about forty seconds just how hard
is this state you know has this hit the wine industry there. well we understand at least fifteen wineries smaller wineries have been destroyed but if you think about it the wineries in general they're accounts of course fifty seven billion dollars for the california state economy so it's a huge effort here in california you know people go there to get married in the wine country they just had the p.g.a. tour there just a little more than a week ago vacation there and there's about one hundred thousand jobs there are winery based as well so too early to tell exactly how damaging destroyed everything is we understand a lot of groups are already harvested but as far as the wineries being you know back up and running it's still too early to tell thank you so much and such a sweet great great reporting out there all right as we go to break don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our poll shows at our t.v. dot com and coming up we present the second part of sean's loans interview with pentagon papers whistleblower daniel ellsberg about the group. ken burns
documentary series of the be at war stay to watch. colon is still exist. or rico's treated as one as our own no economy calls on the hind fulsomely throw them a hundred point zero three cool as you can i know a lot of it doesn't make. the island is controlled by the us government but some puerto ricans crave independence joe it was the almighty god you know it was getting about on a global good at either way but i'm going to sort of randomly go over that again again my aim point to last year obviously. still many do wish to join the us hundreds more leave every day. beings. with the country at a crossroads anger of the island is on the rise. with
half a century may have passes. the brutality of the vietnam war yet there are as many unanswered questions about the conflict as there are tombstones in arlington cemetery from allegations that the cia's air america led the charge of drug smuggling under the cover of the vietnam and a war and a war and laos to a white house juggling act that sought to balance strategic combat decisions with political calculations back at home the war has left an ocean of questions and its pop putting in doubt almost every single statement our government officials have publicly made on the topic to explore these questions and how many of our domestic problems are linked to the wars we find ourselves in johnstone was joined earlier by daniel ellsberg the former us military analyst and whistleblower behind the famous pentagon papers here as what he thinks were missing in the debate over vietnam. the fact that we had a heroin epidemic here when we were fighting a covert war in part and then an open war in. asia southeast asia later
a cocaine epidemic we were fighting covert wars in nicaragua and in central america and again the heroin epidemic go beyond. when we are fighting a war in afghanistan which by the way a lot of that heroin as i understand it goes to russia and creates to a degree epidemic there of heroin addiction so the fact is that our cia has as you know and its. history and al mccoy has brought out frequently one of the first to bring that out the cia has backed. drug gangs essentially and facilitated them in many parts of the world as part of their covert operations or clandestine operations which are to be denied and which can't be openly financed and a lot of that financing comes from allowing or even facilitating drug dealers to run drugs into the u.s. europe and and. now now russia but another aspect of course is
very significant when left out of the series is the draft resister and so i think there's one shot of someone burning a draft card no mention whatever of the people who chose to go to prison nonviolently to send a message to the country that this was wrong that they couldn't participate in it and that it was it was a wrongful war altogether they could have gone to canada or been ceo's or gotten deferments or various kinds over four thousand people went to prison it was example of people like that that i met just on their way to prison that. made me realize that i could do the same that i could do something that would bring the truth out and send a message to the people of all wrongful this wars if i were willing to go to prison as i was when i when i saw their example they do go into the pentagon papers to
some degree but. they don't at all bring out what induced me to do that without a draft resisters no pentagon papers it wouldn't have occurred to me to do that and for whatever good that did do and that's another story the people who chose to go to prison were part of that story. you know but up even before you decided to divulge the pentagon papers you had a you had come to a place of realizing that the war itself was the wrong war you must have been disenchanted what was that point for you what was your breaking point to realize this is this the wrong effort wrong place completely futile on america's part well there was stages of that some of that is clear in the film not including to meet not related to me but to the marines and the others realizing that this was a stalemated war that it was not achieving any progress in the to continue it was a quote waste of lives on both sides really that it shouldn't be continued and as
somebody who was in vietnam and who used my former marine experience as a former marine company rifle company commander i walked with troops as a civilian and did experience combat a good deal and saw that war up close so i got that impression which is very widely shared inside the government and by the troops and officers what did you do about that though is another question i worked on the inside for a couple of years trying to and induce them to get a negotiated outcome solution or to extricate ourselves but in sixty nine i read the earliest parts of the pentagon papers and it came through much more clearly than it does in the film that the united states had no business killing any vietnamese from the very beginning or supporting the french obviously from forty five and forty six on and all the more from one nine hundred fifty on that was not
a noble cause it wasn't even a just cause it was criminal actually in terms of american ideals and american values of self-determination that meant to me that all that killing i've described and there were some three million vietnamese who died in that war that all of it was basically a result. of u.s. policy in the light by the way of a determination by many vietnamese for independence from foreign control and they would have above all like to do that as it was agreed in the geneva accords of one nine hundred fifty four that that happened by election and we knew that an election would result in a government we didn't like namely the ones that had achieved leadership of the nationalist cause by defeating the french on the ground in one nine hundred fifty four fifty three and fifty four so it would have been a communist led government of unification byelection and his eyes and our pointed
out everyone agreed that that would have been an overwhelming victory. the film does not make clear at all that it was u.s. policy not to hold those elections they attributed to president node in the z.m. but we had picked no didn't see him for that purpose and as you mentioned general and stale was an advisor to him a cia advisor who advised him on running an election that was a mock election essentially a rigged election against the so-called emperor of vietnam and and that in fact lansdale had told him that something like a sixty percent to win was quite adequate for the purpose but z.m. wasn't content with that he had to get something like ninety nine percent and in fact that that made him shoot for something like one hundred four percent of the voters in saigon area where he was stronger to compensate for less elsewhere the point is it was the us who decided there would be no election for unification the
election i've just described was for running the south essentially as a separate country geneva had not contemplated that at all south vietnam was a us creation as a country like panama you might say so when people say it wasn't ours to lose in a certain sense it was ours to lose we'd created south vietnam. as a foreign power that didn't give us a real right to it but it a psychological sense that no president wanted to be accused of having lost so if he had my way anymore then presidents in the more recent past wanted to moves panama to real independence seoul or alaska but say so. that point does not come out in any case i did realize that in sixty nine and that meant to me that all of these three million deaths were unjustified result result of a mom justified us policy and unjustified deliberate homicide meant to be
murder mass murder and that was something that i couldn't. relate to simply as a bystander or be the look for a graceful face saving way out over a period of years but something i had to try to and as quickly as possible of course i couldn't do that and even the american people can't do that and they didn't prove able for some years through that it went on for years after the pentagon papers came out but i did hope that an informed public would would add to get us out. speaking of the disenchantment one one document that i think should have been addressed in the documentary and it's not really touched upon by most mainstream historians as national security action memo two six three basically kennedy's proposal in september to bring one thousand
visors back in sixty sixty four basically and in spite of the five to draw down the commitment to vietnam this is a sea change as far as what could have been it had kennedy lived but doesn't get into that do you think that a lot of people dismissed through six three and seven two six three but don't you think that as a very. important document for historical analysis yes and no let me move beyond that for a moment i do believe that i was as mcnamara said i think it was right about this that kennedy intended to get out in sixty five after the election he might or might not have reduced troops since continued to reduce troops in sixty four before the election i don't believe he intended to or would have gotten out before the election and expose himself to charges from. goldwater that he had lost vietnam he wasn't prepared to do that so it's not to his credit that he chose to
prolong the war through the election and of course he didn't survive the you didn't live that long and he was succeeded by somebody who was determined not to move the war in sixty five or ever and then by another president nixon who felt the same way i do think that of kennedy had lived it was his intention to get out and his brother told me. no one could say exactly what he would have done had he lived that's what bobby said to me but he said i know what he intended to do and that was to get the combat troops and to end our involvement actually after the election he was the only president in that chain of succession after the second world war who even entertained such a thought and who intended to act on it and i think it would have made a great difference if he had lived likewise actually i believe that humphrey secretly intended to get out there's a lot of evidence for that not particularly into dad in the in the film and the his
last nixon i think kept the war from being ended in sixty nine. while it's very important for us all to take a much closer look at how we have the world around us objectifies women and men found time money charts a little too fast that happened recently when they put up for that and i was. word winning charity planned a visit to this new city south dakota v.a. hospital the group has published a yearly calendar featuring female military veterans dressed in one nine hundred forty s. era clothing in the incredibly innocent pent up style a style that is a very large part of world war two military culture was even used to recruitment posters at the time the board of the sioux city facility initially claimed that the calendar and the women's clothing might contribute to the disrespect of women veterans in their roles as equals and perpetuate objectification of women in general now collectively the women of this year's pent up for events calendar have served one hundred forty five years in military service they have traveled to every
state in the country to spend time with a veteran stuck in hospitals and nursing homes what they are not doing is degrading themselves or weapon donning a retro hairstyle and dress doesn't oppressive women but assuming a draft makes these women and their work inappropriate and offensive to women is actually some pretty patronizing nonsense so here's to veterans and civilians who make up pick ups for vats of reality every year bringing joy and financial assistance to their fellow that we salute you we really do believe gentlemen is our show for you today remember everyone in this world we are not told your local store to wall you i robot and on top of that while watching all those hawks all third of a great day and night everybody.
what about the terms of h.s.b.c.'s deferred prosecution agreement they made with their holders office during the period in which they were laundering billions for the several lower drug cartel just violate that differ. prosecution will h.s.b.c. finally be prosecuted how can a bank get into further prosecute if. we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but noone signed up to be friggin poisoned by our own people i've seen stuff that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam will polystyrene batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection
between berm pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman and sailor that was on the ground that are complaining about illnesses from their exposure from the burn pits would really literally send a v.a. broke and they don't want to pay it so the way to the decades a lot of those soldiers will die in time and they won't have to pay. all grow up and get the middle finger to move used to model is. delayed and i hope you don't. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the us actually it's the law in austin well the only show i go out of my way to lunch you know really what it is that really packs a punch elite yampa is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than two thousand and six and see people you never heard of love
redacted the night president of the world bank hey i'm going to write me seriously send us an e-mail. it's ten in the morning here in moscow right now in the headlines today thousands of iraqi kurds have. the city of kirkuk fearing clashes between the army and local militias as baghdad digs in on imposing security following an outlawed independence referendum head to. the noisy night it was impassable over last night locals making their feelings heard loud and clear following the arrest of two leaders in catalonia as the independence crisis rumbles on. and victims of burglary can crumble shoplifting in london might not get much help from the police in the coming years as budget cuts cedar falls consider scaling right back investigating certain minor
offenses. tuesday morning the seventeenth of october i'm kevin zero in for a good morning for me a moscow then thanks for watching out international review tuned in around the world for thousands of kurds have fled the city of kut a cook after iraqi government forces launched a major offensive in the area kiddish peshmerga forces described the move as a declaration of war now and they vowed a heavy response. i . think god our combat spirit is very high we have been searching for the best mother fighter since yesterday who are you searching for exactly. the fighters who haven't left the city yet nearly eight to fighters were killed at the beginning
and since then we haven't found anyone so nothing happened besides this of course no they tried to resist they opened fire at us but no one was hurt what i say was that we have nothing to do with all of this but the children were terrified we were afraid there would be clashes and that mortars might hit i was that's what i'm worried about i have children we're very sad because we are leaving but we have been sold out we have been sold out kill cuts has been sold out. local journalist mahmoud abraham described the situation than now. iraqi army has attack at the city for a last night from. three sides some. not again units have pulled back from their own house and let the iraqi army corps enter the city from mocked up college and from. the places south and. talk of the city
and some control it is has fallen from both sides is talking about it from the shabby people mobilization units and by talking about ten. that i know that the city is. almost completely under the cultural. forces. which is nearby the iraqi army the federal police and people ization units iraqi government says the move was to increase security but they all read cities been under the control of kurdish forces since twenty fourteen that's when the iraqi army fled the area to escape islamic state and to try and has more now and how the war on terror in iraq has turned into a battle for territory. gunshots and one of the largest cities in the north of iraq that had nothing to do with terrorists. i mean it's about the terrorists not being there anymore after the kurdish units
also known as push mariga and the iraqi army in cold war largely successful against eisel it is now all about showing who's boss and northern iraq and in particular in kirkuk back in two thousand and fourteen the kurds basically took full control of it while the iraqi army were hopelessly losing the country to islamic state i'm not saying these latest kirkuk clashes put iraq on the brink of a new civil war although the general command did call it a declaration of war on the people of kurdistan but here's what the. a west central command called the takeover of a whole city after a fierce gun battle and masses of locals cleaned the area coalition forces reports of a limited exchange of fire but believing gauge one this morning was a misunderstanding and not deliberate elements at times it's a link up the limits of visibility conditions clearly this is
a difficult time for the united states their troops are important players and the startler is isis so has the rocket only and although the u.s. does not certain eyes are booked up your own mobilization forces also played an important role so now the us finds itself in a difficult position this is going to make it very difficult for the trump administration to resolve this issue very quickly across the border in syria similar story the kurdish units have done a great job in taking over land from die and no matter what the government and damascus has to say they want to keep it period we will never handed over our law is clear the land that runs with the blood of martyrs belongs to the people and we will not handed over to any force the battle against isis is it's not finished it's largely finished and they've been able to come up with a plan the war of words got hotter and hotter and they have to move special
forces but it's oil it's all about oil this is very important for iraq to take a city which they believe is theirs the government and to establish very quickly now that their military is stronger as proven itself against isis has become organized and well received machine that they wanted to strike while the iron is hot. two key members of the kaplan independence movement have been detained and questioned on charges of sedition they're accused of playing crucial roles in organizing catalonia has disputed referendum which madrid of course says was illegal people protested monday night against the move of a budding pots and pans loudly as you're about to hear. were.
and the. catalonians president slammed madrid then expressing regret that they were arrested for simply organizing peaceful rallies the separatist leaders called on the public to remain strong during this what they termed hard period for the region as that but about and were disappointed with the judge's decision to deprive us of our freedom the sacked isn't aligned with the principles of justice its goal is to frighten and punish us that are alston's because then despite the times we're living in and the limitless repression of the state to try and stop this democratic wave we're experiencing in catalonia i want you to be more serious than ever we must become aware of the importance of the historical moment. one of those detained is the leader of a cattle a national assembly an organization which aims for the independence of the region to some just now it was created in twenty eleven has got over eighty thousand members thus far the other is the president of an organization that promotes catalan language and culture it's also of course in favor of secession now these
arrests the latest move in a series of measures taken against the those calling for separation and secession by madrid as we've covered at length the now this goes chipped in as well but he said it's a julian assange she's described the politicians as the first high level political prisoners as he turned it held over the referendum it will be interesting to see what the kickback is on this he is a vocal supporter as well of catalan independence political commentator john white told us that he believes madrid has made a mistake. after the ugly scenes of violence that we witnessed the whole world witnessed on october the first that the best friend that caught our eye on independence has is actually the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy and he's the worst enemy of spanish unity because there's no doubt in my mind that his actions and every along this every step of the way of only self to first of all fire the determination of those already supporting cathal on independence but people have
added new concepts to the cause midst of a horse actions while the media and one with the constitution assembly and politics in my view because no one in kata would be awol except regardless of where they stand on this question that democratic politicians elected politicians represented in the catalog of regional parliament should be detained on this basis so it's a very very serious escalation and i i contend it is a very very serious mistake on the part of the madrid government to take this measure well as mentioned these arrests are not the first step the spanish government's taken to prevent catalonian from breaking away.
i. mean. a lot of responsibility there are democratic values in children the cancelling governments will be truths hygienists dillies challenge to walk or existence on the seats in the illegal activities they should abandon their objectives. store is going to run for a while we'll keep track of it this one too it seems as well with islamic states suffering heavy losses in syria and iraq many children are being left behind is their children's die fighting for the terror group artie's been to film one orphanage in iraq where some youngsters were clearly aware of the cause their
and. didn't. it's a big part of life or you don't see reported on house where so much we're covering it as if life wasn't tough enough for these children we've been hearing how countries are grappling with how to rehabilitate potentially radicalize youngsters when they're sent to live with their other relatives maybe back home again. we have a moral obligation agility now to help fix. the damage the last thing damage and the legacy of our intervention and of previous governments. claim to be acting on our behalf we have to try and fix the mess we've created in a in an evidence based in a moderate way and not with bullets i don't think that we can you know straight away go all you know western intervention is to blame for this isis is to blame for
this extremism is to blame for this the parents who were extreme in their beliefs are to blame for this this isn't you know i didn't write a colossus children i didn't teach the children that their parents were martyrs but isn't my doing in the is a western intervention doing that was a doing of those who were extreme that were behaving in history manner when a people are under threat of being wiped out then the people who talk the toughest game they rise to prominence in such a society i was as i was about to explain like here when people think that immigrants are stealing their jobs then. immigration far right parties you know come to the fore and rally people around them what you're saying is that children in the area on the ground day that were killed by by a terrorist extremist radicalized muslim that what those parents should you couldn't blame them if they now came out became violent i don't want to see any
child go through that and obviously we we do need to do whatever we can do but the moral compass is not only on the west it just isn't for these children we need to first hold them and put them out of immediate danger and then in co create a strong sense of identity in them as you know m i five report in two thousand and eight suggested and confirm a world brand of islam an identity religious identity is actually a fire wall a preventative measure to political violate the law. more of it right now. much longer conversation it's ten fourteen here moscow now this morning how we choose days go and ok i'm going to stay with me too for at least next fifteen minutes but one news to come including a report out that some crime victims in london might now struggle to get help from police in the coming year is going to be alarming to lot of people will tell you why that is.
apparently better than. a c. people you've never heard of love jack tonight. president of the world bank so take . me seriously send us an e-mail. good morning so victims of certain crimes in london might need to think twice before calling the police in the coming years the force faces drastic cuts and police chiefs say that's going to mean they might have to stop investigating what's termed low level crime and this is a church that has been getting the details and reaction to it. imagine you get robbed on the street and the police tells you sorry we won't be able to investigate it the police here in london seem to have had enough of being stretched to their limits with a force now saying it will have to ignore low level crime the idea is to say four hundred million pounds by twenty twentieth's and ease the burden on the just over thirty thousand police officers in the capital in addition gun crime crohn's and
sex offenses are up and calls to non non non have risen but some percent of all this against the backdrop of the current set of threats and unwavering commitment to keep london and london the safe so we're having to balance the books with fewer offices and less money the met police are reassuring the public that the new approach is not going to affect homicide investigations kidnapping sexual offenses hate crime or domestic violence but rather lower level offenses such as shoplifting car crime and criminal damage.
the home office says there's nothing to worry about there is more money and more officers for each londoner than anywhere else in the country and this government will continue to ensure that the metropolitan police have the resources they need to cut crime and keep our community safe but what does the public make of all this so i can encourage that people would commit more low level crimes wouldn't it because if you know that there's no repercussion for your crime sort of leaves it open and it doesn't and we hear a lot of things going on in the street and i'm terrified to go outside to be honest with you because you don't want to get involved in something like that. if they're going to start separating that and maybe my cause that night or my neighbor's cause at night may not be answered anymore makes me quite nervous they will start to do something more and more of an krios not police or as a retired police officer i kind of hate in any way you've got it's important to
differentiate between not investigate because as i understand they will go over and report the crime but if there's no leads afterwards they're not think it's reasonable not to investigate and started shooting archie but. they're slightly off a bit now the russian resort of sochi is a melting pot right now for youngsters from around the globe with the youth festival of world of world students as well underway first localizes say this year they've attractive twenty four thousand visitors and they get to enjoy a mixed week of events including culture sport and science as well as discussing the world issues that matter to them like social and injust is very important for young people getting the quids social he and humanitarian activists as well as senior politicians and officials there are also exhibitions and loads of entertainment laid on as well over the decades as a lot of history to this festival proved to be quite life changing for some people who've gone there next to meet manfred the recalls what it was like for him at the event in moscow back in one nine hundred fifty seven.
donald trump for a new just threat to pull america out of the iran nuclear deal on monday said that a total terminations remains possible but also didn't rule out that the agreement could be saved to the already is something that i felt had to be done and we'll see what face to face just might be positive in or might be very negative might be a total germination that's a very real possibility some would say that's a greater possibility but it also could turn out to be very odd to see what happens
so one to watch certainly last week trump announced that he wouldn't certified surrounds compliance with a deal in the us regular regulations asking congress in fact to come up with some fixes as he said to it when leaders across the e.u. oppose the decision the french president says he personally warned trump against the pull out while the german foreign minister is worried it could reverse a decade long international effort come into from the e.u. foreign policy chief arguing that any additional restrictions are off the table comment as well from journalist and author mike split and thought things trump strategy will bring no positive outcome. the adamant posture from europe in support of the iran deal along with the fact that iran has abided by the deal in every aspect faithfully and there is simply no evidence of its violation means that the only thing that can really sabotage the deal which is a very real possibility is trump strategy which is to send the deal back to congress for another vote as congress has the x.
factor here it could sabotage the deal irrespective of what the europeans want and this would set the stage for a dangerous scenario in the region around iran so trump promising a more positive result seems absurd what he's setting the stage for is more danger the standoff with iran of the crisis with north korea has brought the whole issue of nuclear weapons back into sharp focus than earlier this month the group pushing for disarmament receive the nobel peace prize their efforts helped get a u.n. prohibition treaty signed this summer most a member of the group about the possibility of negotiating with iran deal now. the deal is the deal you count on us to revise the deal and we have two very important position the us position you say that they are not trust they run dean and you are their members trust their friends and wants you to port there and even if they say that's maybe it's not the best arguments to obtain but you know and there were much
in that never the best the important fact is that we arrive after. fourteen years twelve years to work is diplomacy we don't have any war we don't have any conflict with iran and the rest of the world and we arrived to have a net remotes and disagreements to a way that we should do just to continue to show our tent that there is no war. across the middle east and around the world. could this be a few for the future but a cool technology there which where these pictures are policing in dubai is literally about to take off as they can simply responding to instance on russian developed all the bugs.
good one of the developers the the high tech crime fighting drug. one feels. the only. conquered the sky the next step is transporting. were the pioneers of this was started as a noncommercial project and wanted to encourage people in popular science it just feels like nothing on earth use it like you would on a cross-country bike but at the same time you feel the ground disappearing from under your feet it feels very unusual. hold on tight shorts and take details of those rather cool russian machines. on the front page there as well exclusive video for you to iraqi forces. do make
so it. can you know so it was if you have the multiple injuries among country next to sew them to yourself you most of the work but the show's rioja mars on the phone to the book on the if you can book a complete professional services say yes but you know it's a booking and morals and what it might. hanumant have nothing to laugh aloud with. something that'll save you up. on long enough something that said. the model s. and the tunnels look not that cold but up to now maybe i maybe not maybe forward after.
we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but noone signed up to be free poisoned by our own people that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam all polystyrene batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between berm pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman and sailor that was on the ground that are complaining about illnesses from exposure from the berm pits where. literally send to be a broke and they don't want to pay it so the wady and the decades a lot of those soldiers will die in time and they will have to pay a. call for help and get the middle finger that he is in my hole is. delayed and i hope he does.
because of this is because a report wow it's windy on lake michigan and here is chicago were things are happening so max i'm going to talk into this too because it's fluffy and it helps with the audio i think i think does this sound better is the sound better we're going to cut back and forth between the various. i want to show you a little tweet i saw on twitter from sky news i thought you would get a kick out of this one max teresa mayes spokes man has hinted the prime minister supports stripping harvey weinstein of his c b e
following sexual harassment allegations against him so the c.b.e. is the commander of the most excellent order of the british empire so he was awarded you know it's not a knighthood but it's just below a knighthood which is i think o.b.e. so what do you think about the fact that you know the british monarchy is granting out all sorts of knighthoods and honors to the likes of harvey weinstein before him there was jimmy savile so when you think of it as well the. titles are handed out by the monarchy to keep the monarchy of the aristocracy in business so i mean this is part of the problem when you have folks in positions of unelected how are dictating social norms so here they have legitimized this alleged rapist offering him an official title now should they pull that title back well when they
get rid of jimmy savile's knighthood. i'm not sure if they got rid of it posthumously but i thought it was really interesting because this harvey weinstein story is ongoing we have the district attorney in new york and by the way you know you will hear we are in a city so you'll hear sirens going by arrests for ordinary joe baca donuts you won't hear any arrests going on for the likes of m.f. global or john corey sign or any of the high frequency traders in the background you'll hear somebody might litter and they will get in trouble they'll get arrested and thrown in guantanamo bay just so you know and you'll hear wind so this is something that has to be told to the audience this is a live backdrop it's not a green screen and it's real just imagine there's a hurricane reporting on a hurricane so another story that happened this week while we've been traveling across america traveling across the great plains is just we see has been in the news just we see of course you and i confronted the former attorney general of the united states of america eric holder he told us that you know. he was tough on each
s.b.c. because you find them some money are blah blah blah so here's a just we see in the news however about another market manipulation for which they're being charged it just we see effects executive said i think we got away with that jury hears jurors in the trial of former h.s.b.c. foreign currency exchange executive mark johnson on friday heard nearly twenty recorded phone calls surrounding a three point five billion dollar four x. deal that prosecutors say defrauded oil and gas developer care and energy with johnson saying at one point i think we got away with it the phone recordings max there is no sort of indication that these h.s.b.c. executives when they think what they basically did is they had a client karen energy who had three point five billion dollars in u.s. dollars that needed to be converted into pounds so what the bank did they're
alleging in this case and kind of they openly admit it in these audio recordings is that they front run it they basically drove sterling up they were trying to make it not too high and then they were recorded saying oh my god you two are too high it's going to be too obvious karen energy is going to notice that we've done this anyway they made eight million dollars off this deal their client lost money and now he's suing them or the karen is suing h.s.b.c. right well what about the terms of h.s.b.c.'s deferred prosecution agreement they may with eric holder his office during the period in which they were called laundering billions from the sun to lower drug cartel there's this violate that deferred prosecution will h.s.b.c. finally be prosecuted how can a bank get a firm prosecution you know there's as we've been saying for a while you know the point of reporting on all this financial crime is that it spills over into the general economy so when you let's say in the. because h.s.b.c.
is british company grunfeld tower for example incinerated killed a bunch of people the people responsible they use the defense of banks use like we don't care you know we're above the law there's no rule of law joe people we don't care and they get away with it just b.c. guys said i think we got away with it they will get away with it there is no rule of law and it trickles down to other aspects of society and you've got total lawlessness and people simply throw up their arms and say well what do you want what i expect you know i'm i've got a title i'm like harvey weinstein i'm an alleged rapist with the u.k. government gives me a title i'm practically a knight you know i'm practically i'm having tea with the duchess of shaul option lost. to shush shush shush and having scones encroachments with you know some other fricken tough i have no law applied to me and of course america did the
revolutionary war to get rid of these. you know i my my language of course is now such that i cannot be exactly how i feel so former h.s.b.c. for extruder frank cahill carried out the two point two five billion pound deal and told jurors last week of how he made aggressive tree is that cause the price of sterling to rise in the lead up to an afternoon benchmarks fix price that cameron had agreed would be the exchange rate price to turn the dollars in just sterling as i'm saying like here is another benchmark this is the benchmark these fix the gold fakes the goal you know all these various is defects libel or rate all of these are fixes that were set in london all of these were. basically used to read the global monetary and financial system as you know every single contract in the world was based on all of these fixes in london and this is one of the fixes that happen so
here we have an h.s.b.c. trader who is responsible for this deal he's saying. he did we get an inclusion it's a conspiracy a global conspiracy because it goes on further to note that the jury has also heard of how johnson and scott enlisted other four x. traders in london and new york to buy sterling ahead of the deal and cashed out at the fixed price the highest price point that day for sterling to u.s. dollar a currency pair known in the four x. industry as cable so member again here we have new york involved in this new york district attorney side dance he said democrat he's a top democrat he's part of the establishment he declined to prosecute harvey weinstein even though he heard the audio recording that the police and try back to new york city at the manhattan police provided an audio of of basically harvey weinstein thrusting himself onto it an actress a model and actress and they declined to prosecute here he's going to hear the same
audio a crime that was committed with the help apparently and allegedly of a new york trader and will he ever prosecute it's apparently not right well ok so you have gate keepers ok ok sorry weinstein is a gate keeper to hollywood so the academy awards the abuse a position allegedly raped a bunch of women groped a bunch of women and was abusive toward many women. in london with the fix the live or effects or any other of these benchmarks that are used to price deals those are effectively gate keeping its operations and situations and the traders who are involved in this fast and this larceny or gatekeepers to the price it was in good keeping to academy award with their gatekeepers to the transaction and they raped me financially raped this customer h.s.b.c.
financially rapes many customers so does j.p. morgan. so there's lloyd blankfein of goldman sachs and what is in the business of making a market or adding liquidity is flame initially raping customers and they do it on an industrial scale and as a result the economy is suffering and they should be met with the same you know in france when we were in paris there was a concept of financial pedophilia where the traders of being p. and other for pranks they're the judiciary came up with an idea that they should be branded and painted in the same way we treat pedophiles that was in france there was a guest we have luke so ca he had been a former j.p. morgan i believe it was a lawyer for them and he came up with the idea that here in the united states we have a first amendment and it's sacrosanct except for in the case of child paedophilia and then how can we make that work with financial news but you know so that
standard should be applied to this industry yeah so let's in the last two minutes that we have here i want to turn to the rest of serve because you know hollywood has also invented this notion of russia gate and this is also part of this story the these sort of hoaxes and conspiracies that then get to basically provide cover for the likes of harvey weinstein by the way there are already people online and democratic twitter who are saying that this is another russia conspiracy is harvey weinstein so here on this h.s.b.c. story where they allegedly defrauded their own client karen out of some money based on this deal here we have when they were afraid of getting caught because they drove the price of sterling so obvious and sharp right before this fix was about to happen so in that dialogue the audio that the jury heard you hear them say and they said well you know it jumped his conversation with karen he said well you know it
jumped a bit sterling who else was buying. karen their client asked h.s.b.c. and we said the usual russian names other central banks all that sort of stuff johnson said on the call previously in the trial jurors have heard of how scott told a karen executive and his advisor for rothschild that trading by a russian central bank was driving up the price of sterling prosecutors contend there was no such russian and city driving up the dollar is sterling exchange rate it was trading activity of h.s.b.c. traders who were trading on sterling at the three pm fags so. another hoax exposed look i mean if people want to grasp the craven misbehavior of a just b. c. they need to put into their brains the image of harvey weinstein masturbating into
a pot of plants that was part of the evidence that came out during the harvey weinstein scandal that's just b.c. and their role of the do sherry's and trusted intermediaries is served by the fact that they're like harvey with the plans that's what you've got to think oh same thing with barclays lloyds. and r.b.s. and they're they're all run by lords and knights and c.b.s. and o.b.e.'s and all these honors conferred on the sort of people who then get to be these honors absolve them and make. more powerful gate keepers i mean gate keepers by the way the original gatekeepers were the feudal sort of lords right and this is what we have in hollywood this is what we have a wall street we've got to go to the second half yeah i mean make harvey weinstein the head of raul bank of scotland they'd love it and i'm sure the customers would
love it and i'm sure margaret thatcher i mean a truce and they would love it well we've got to go to the second half of the way much more coming your way. and when else seems wrong. why don't we all just don't call. me. just to see pout just to come after. and in detroit because betrayal. when something you find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground .
max kaiser here with the kaiser report we are in chicago on lake michigan it's very windy out there american marc bolan mark welcome back to the sig and let's talk about the wind for a second what type of wind would is this a normal when it's here october in chicago how would you classify this unpredictable the other day was beautiful weather so cubs game tonight so the hopefully the wind turns and blows out that's always fun to watch oh fantastic all right so last time you were on mark it was oh my gosh years ago during the m.f. global financial crisis and you know we've been covering financial crises for years now that was a seminal moment when jamie diamond decided to subvert all finance laws and securities laws by getting a personal bailout corazon at the time in putting all the other creditors in the back of the boss and of course it was just part and parcel for jamie dimon but since the time this is to a xtian is gotten in the area of financial crimes an area that you cover as
a journalist it's gotten worse right it's certainly an era seen h.s.b.c. admitted the other day that they almost got away with it as a recorded conversation of them saying that so that acknowledges that they had premeditation they knew what they were doing was wrong and they did it anyway i want to focus on this for a second so h.s.b.c. this is a bank that was involved in laundering billions from the center a low of mexican drug cartel that eric holder former attorney general said was too big to prosecute that got representation on the regulatory bodies here in america even though there's a foreign entity it's a british bank to subvert american law subvert the american constitution and there they are on tape saying that they almost got away with it and moving guilts and yet still no prosecutions course i got a deferred prosecution. known going to jail no deterrent is that about the size of
it i think you're focusing on the right issues because what's really at stake here is there is no determines there is a great study done city university in london and wales university of behavior after financial ization and you called it accountable and i think that's what we're witnessing right now we're witnessing the seeds that have been sown by a not addressing blocked investigations and blocked prosecutions so in other words there's been no deterrence a topic we've talked about on this show many times a just b.c. clearly committing massive fraud as well as many other banks including j.p. morgan lloyd blankfein over there goldman sachs lloyd's of london other london banks barclays except for and because there's been no deterrence there is now a crime wave in america and it's spreading to other industries so you see it in the pharmaceutical industry the insurance industry the housing industry all industries
now are mimicking wall street and is contributing to a collapse of america. you hate to see that happen but you can document what you're saying so what you're saying is now out of the ballpark of truth and what can be proven. if i were in the pharmaceutical industry and i looked at what the banking industry got away with it would seem natural to me to want the same treatment i give you a quick example in chicago they're trying to court amazon they've had some discussions with amazon and a similar group says that they are not married to chicago so you know you've got i got this corporates identity where people are kind of doing what they want to do and getting away with that without any consequences yeah i think that's people say it's a victimless crime when banks steal money like wells fargo they went into people's accounts and just stole money you know they was no to turn into they never even got it's censored for this maybe they pay a small fine but again with the jamie dimon and j.p. morgan case it was just revealed that the money they used to pay one of their big
fines was used by going in and defrauding mortgage holders again and saw that are there so where is the determined and we're seeing no deterrence the number of fines that the banks have racked up since the two thousand and eight financial crisis has just been absurd so that obviously is not working and they have the source of paying those fines come from recidivist behavior they simply commit the same crimes if i commit a crime and i'm fine for that crime but there's the told not to commit that crime i can just commit that crime again is the case with h.s.b.c. or jamie diamond at j.p. morgan to pay the fine and maybe incur a new fine but it just encourages me again to commit the same fraud it's an interesting dichotomy we've got ourselves into and i know people in government who want to address this problem and it's a big problem you know m.f. global to me is the heart of the problem the investigation was documented blocked on when you block investigations i think that is the most devious method of
controlling the justices going into that because that's where you where you as a journalist got into that with some. degree of detail the m.f. global blocked investigation walk us through that ok first off it's you can document it blocked in the public domain terry duffy the head of simeon group acknowledged that it was blocked in congressional testimony. there is congressional testimony acknowledging that the primary suspects were never questioned on the evidence that i delivered i delivered evidence to federal investigators in the case it wasn't targeted necessarily at john corazon it was targeted at someone who had evidence but i was being told i was not they were not allowed to question this person ok so run through the crime again just to refresh people's memory what happened at that level ok i'm going to i'm going to talk about what hasn't banned by and large report ok great ok so there was a general idea that things were going bad and i'm a global regulators are documented to have told them not to transfer assets out
of m.f. global regulators also called john corps on john course i would not take calls he did not return regulator calls money was illegally transferred regulators have determined. unlawful transfer when he went out or legally there were falsified reports delivered to regulators that hid the asset transfers a someone who goes out and in was pretty much of the reason crime and if you will if you look and you understand what happens in some of the compliance departments where a bank transfer went from one j.p. morgan accounts into their proprietary account that's an obvious transfer. the indications are that the j.p. morgan compliance department fly that it was brought to the attention of it's an obvious illegal transfer. ok so you've got the farmer attorney general of america
of course a stand slips a shareholder eric holder who said that these banks are too big a process. there are integral to the financial system so he gave a green light to fraud i mean here in chicago with the bone if the response to al capone's reign of terror and gangsterism in the thirty's from the federal government was to say well he's too big to prosecute we don't want to break the suitable the economy i mean a measure of almost bootlegging was shut down whatever the chicago economy will just make a president that states will just elevate him to the highest standards of office and make him the attorney general in the story of america be quite different i'm very concerned at this point that if you let this criminality spread to other parts economy like you're saying the pharmaceutical industry if there's no accountability and the pharmaceutical industry now the biggest cause or second biggest cause of death in america opiate addiction and overdose that's a direct result of there being no deterrence for criminality as we've witnessed in the financial sector it's spreading to every part of the economy the economy is collapsing it's going through a like when the wall came down in the soviet union collapsed alcoholism spiked
and the country wanted to freefall here in america the wall of glass steagall has collapsed under clinton opiate addiction skyrocketing and the country's going straight into the garbage pail because there's no attention to the rule of law yes or no. obvious you said a lot but i can speak to as i have examined the trend of blocked federal investigation significantly and i can tell you that and if lobel was unique because john corps time was not economically or systemically important he was a powerful individual and you can document how john corazon evaded regulators he was able to get out of regulation of the national futures association m.f. global also was given granted access to the fed's discount window and of quo had no right what so ever to be given that that privilege but they were granted rights so
john corazon was given a different set of rules. all the way throughout and then the investigation the investigation was documented blocked and then there was a fight that occurred inside of governments to set things straight and you know they're the unsung heroes in my opinion who. i people inside the federal bureau of investigation i know people inside regulators who stood up a give you a funny indications are that there was a point corazon got question this is all sealed of course and but there was a point where a federal investigator went off script these guys are tightly controlled about what they can ask what they can ask but he was unleashed and he put someone in a position to be there having to tell the truth and admit guilt or lie and that admits that there was a lot now and these are the indications that i have but if you why do
a federal investigator that's a crime here in illinois the former speaker of the house was convicted for a line to a federal investigator now i don't know if that happened for certain because i don't have the documents but i'll tell you if john corazon or any other and the global investigator lied to a federal investigator why aren't they being prosecuted h.s.b.c. those guys on say admit it that they were culpable in massive fraud they said willis got away with it john corazon is not systematically important h.s.b.c. is a bank john corps and has no systemic or economic significance m.f. global was not an economic powerhouse even the course i want to turn to in the goldman sachs and he probably had a legitimate shot and he almost did it are almost got past the problems ok so you're saying basically here it's case of trani capitalism where in the case of h.s.b.c. because are signatories to the bank of international settlements and other regulatory authorities that oversee global finance they are part of protected class of
criminal or is karzai is not even part of the pie. the class of criminals he just pulled a few strings and he's a crony asst and a few bribes to payoff is just straight up and down kind of backroom shyster ism on a pretty epic scale where a lot of people got hurt and jamie diamond stinky little paws are all over it well i don't i can't speak to bribes i can't speak to more of a system that provides elites a way of operating in the way of making profit without any accountability and it was bad in two thousand and eleven when i'm a fool who went down and only got worse so right now we're seeing the consequences of not holding elites elites financial interests accountable ok so diamond had a billion dollars at risk at m.f. global he was sitting ben in line with the other creditors and his money was yanked out of all other creditors died in an act of brazen illegal behavior he committed
a massive crime and he went on to commit other crimes and to pay those fines he committed war crimes so he said he's a serial fraudster that's undermining as you just pointed out the american economy in a way that no one has been able to do with munitions or arms is much more dangerous than any of those people or any of those threats and it can stay for another segment yes we'll get into some more of this. and that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max keiser and stacy herbert like to thank our guest mark alone he's a journalist look him up he's good to her it's on twitter as kaiser report you can follow me on my you tube channel max kaiser t.v. a. until next time. that i'll be here. to
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