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corporations run washington washington controls the media the media over voters elected to businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. headlines. the u.s. state department. terrorists do chemical weapons in syria russia says it's the first admission of its sort. of allegations that only the government carries out chemical attacks in syria. a lot of it. will take retaliatory measures against the u.s. if washington continues to crack down on russian media in america. washington stresses the importance of a unified iraq. which. cambridge
university you know being issued with warnings of a potentially distressing material in classic literature a movie that is seen as excessive. if you're reading literature you should expect to have some surprises with the world these days is just so much focus on being offended by everything that people are just so scared of what they can actually say oh. very well welcome to you from all of us here at the national in moscow. headlights . the u.s. state department in its latest syria travel says the al nusra a terrorist group. uses chemical weapons in syria russia's defense ministry
has reacted to the statement saying it's the first admission of its sort of to years of allegations that only the assad government carries out chemical attacks in syria tactics of isis. and other violent extremist groups include the use of suicide bombers kidnapping small and heavy. vised explosive devices and chemical weapons they have targeted major city senses in damascus aleppo how mama dollar homes it lip and dare is old provinces. and it's just more details on this here on the program. joining us live on the significance of this admission by the u.s. of a al nasra formerly known as al nusra this group using chemical weapons in syria . laurie good morning well where the russian ministry of defense is reacting to an update on a u.s. state department travel warning there must be
a good reason for that and according to the russian army spokesperson what is in that update appears to be the first ever and vacation by washington that the harir are shot the rebranded version of jab a new straw also known as al qaida in syria an internationally recognized terrorist organization doesn't only possess chemical weapons but also uses them it's a part of their regular tactics now that is the issue that russia has been following going on about for a very long time and in this document the u.s. is referring to the effectivity of terry arshad i.e. nusra in the province but according to the russian army spokesperson the fact of only one chemical attack has been established in that region and that was of course in april this year when the use of chemical weapons resulted in some
eighty deaths and back then the americans were absolutely sure that it is the syrian government to blame for that terrorist attack. from yesterday morning. we awoke to pictures to children of beautiful little babies being carried in the arms of desperate parents these heinous actions by the assad regime. cannot be tolerated. we're remember what these words resulted in that was the u.s. military launching strikes on a syrian army base and a different problems that led to a massive escalation of the syrian crisis washington fell out with moscow over this and i remember back then the russian foreign minister calling on the international community for an independent international investigation of this but nobody
bothered to do this there were no un investigators on the sea and this was very often the case with other instances of chemical attacks in syria they were not investigated but the play was immediately put on the assad government. on syria you know you lose. who. is. going to be i don't know who. the.
hell am i what i'm not. doing. any attacks against russian media won't go unanswered vladimir putin warns that if washington continues with this pressure campaign against channel and other outlets moscow will take similar measures. this is just. what we're seeing right now and what is happening around our media isn't comparable and much less powerful than our u.s. and u.k. counterparts i don't even know what to call it they're flipping everything upside down. we're going to mirror any action we take and we will take action fast as soon
as we see any steps being taken to restrict our media outlets the witchhunt as the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman describes it spiraled last month when the justice department demanded that r.t. america register under the cold war era foreign agents act russia says the move hinders our work in america and will have quote serious legal consequences and as the pressure grows he has also been pulled from you tube's premium advertising list in america with no notice in response moscow has now said it's not ruling out counter measures against a us media outlets working here in russia and with a foreign agent deadline now. america still not registering washington's next move remains to be seen. daniel holkins filed this report from the valdai discussion club. putin was very clear that any move to restrict such press freedoms would result in very much negative media environment this is all part of what he also
described as a wave of anti russian new styria anti russian campaigning and rhetoric in the united states which really began in earnest towards the end of last year the start of this year when hillary clinton lost the presidential election to donald trump and has continued to this day with attempts by government officials by media to find any links to russia wherever possible in any controversial american issue evidence of russian hacking russian meddling interference operations by intelligence services etc he also added that the us actions against russian diplomats russian diplomatic facilities across the united states was the result of a build up of problems issues between the two states. it's the us who put up with this some precedent in the russian campaign which was not provoked by anything someone lost the elections to mr trump and russia was blamed for this then the unfolded the russian hysteria and now any failure will be connected to us it wasn't
all negative however putin did believe that such problems are resolved in the long run and its forums such as the valdai were here today that provided an opportunity to discuss debate and share ideas about how exactly to go forward in constructive dialogue to resolve these issues as opposed to engage in hostile ramping up of rhetoric and threats on both sides we discuss the issue with vice chair of the libertarian national committee. you believe that the campaign against the russian media contradicts the very idea of democracy that the us takes itself to be promoting. so it does seem that the american people are completely unable to think for themselves or that are to you know there are no other media companies or some have somehow become the dominant media in america and that's just first of all not true and it's also just not very likely our most fundamental principle is the freedom of press which says that as press you have the right to share information without explaining yourself to anybody and that is
a fundamental constitutional freedom on which this country was founded the idea of going against that in this kind of really petty bureaucratic way is absolutely something that we oppose and the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley appears to be following the trend just mentioned the envoy to russia for alleged meddling that the twenty two sixteen election and i.q. situation being made in america for almost a year now that's never been supported by and you concrete evidence that haley went even alleging the kremlin was engaged in a war against a vast number of countries one country can come interfere and another country's elections that is warfare it really is because you're making sure that the democracy shifts from what the people want to giving out that less information and we didn't just see here you can look at france and you can look at other countries they are doing this everywhere this is their new weapon of choice why are americans anti russian and why have we done the sanctions well don't interfere in our
elections and we won't be anti russian nikki haley is not alone in the foreign accusations of russia with one of the loudest critics being the very post new claims she lost the election due to russian better. in germany members of parliament have been hacked by russia. and france. the campaign was hit by a massive cyber attack just before their presidential election. you know the evidence that russia has a hard q emails no civil civil war that is not possible to see it's obviously
a state it still would see a criminal group it really can be anyone. still the simplicity of the technical part can make us think it's just a simple person who created it and so this person can be in any country with any kind of motivation. maybe you've even seen the ads in london underground from one russian state funded propaganda distort bragging watch our t.v. and find out who we are planning to attack. the fact is they're also opening a new scottish bureau. all she wants to do is continue to blame other people and continue to cast doubt and she choose russia causing discord in the united states but really in the speech that she gave recently she actually cast the most discord by saying that it's everybody else's fault and the government failed in its russia's fault that she lost and nobody is
even claiming that russia cast votes for people and americans made the decisions that they made so i think with hillary clinton bringing up europe that was her attempt to say i'm not just blaming russia it's isn't just baseless they've done elsewhere it. there there are some voices of the american public that actually are saying they're sick of it they don't want to read it anymore they don't want to see anymore headlines of russia when they know there has to be other things going on in the world. u.k. lawmakers are once again at odds over the country's role in syria and the debate in the house of lords questions were raised over the funding of the syrian opposition and what exactly taxpayers' money is really being used for if the government gives two hundred million to opposition groups and only fourteen or four didn't quite catch which it was was for political support what on earth was the rush for the forty million this specifically in terms of political support other examples for
example thirty nine million has been spent on roads i will of course look right to the noble lord in terms of specific breakdown but it's very much about the system the coalition the syrian opposition to actually stand on its feet and why does the majesty's government not recognize that it is not going anywhere does my noble friend really think that british taxpayers want fourteen million pounds spent on supporting so-called opposition surely that would be better spent on fuel poverty will eventually government change their priorities from providing that massive financial support to opposition groups which are not moderate and make every effort to achieve the lifting of sanctions by carline cogs raise the issue of the u.k.'s spending in syria in the british parliament calling for greater transparency in fact she actually traveled to syria herself to get a better understanding of the conflict there but says the british government isn't too keen on getting that side of the story. we got some amazing figures something like two hundred million
a year and the government said is going to moderate opposition but our concern is that there really is not believed to be any moderate opposition and tool so we're very concerned it's actually going to islamist related groups and that it may be prolonging the war would be putting down more questions to ask the government to give more explicit and detailed information precisely how much is going where it's going and i would rather british government was doing more to keep would positive proposals to help the syrian people and particularly the lifting of sanctions i. i got a lot of aggression after a visit to syria we did meet president to said i do not in any way condone some of the very serious things he has done but i want to listen to the syrian people the british government was not pleased with me because they tried to prevent me from going they tried to tell me how dangerous it was well i spent a lot of my life working with people who are suffering from war and depression and
persecution and i used my vote in the house of lords to try to be a voice for these is voices are not heard one top either you human rights official also found himself in the line of fire after visiting syria and was forced to resign in the wake of the trip earlier this year petro agreement joined russian lawmakers during a visit to damascus where he met with president bashar al assad e.u. officials however took serious issue with the rendezvous you sense quit europe's main human rights watchdog there were he says he does not regret taking the controversial trip. but at this process and with all of the employees to up innocent people i saw a lot over a short period of time i only spent twenty four hours there but i noticed a strong russian influence on the country it was just there so that russia was very serious about fighting international terrorism and i saw guys other countries including turkey and those in the u.s. led international coalition are also making considerable efforts to put an end of what's causing the majority of europe's problems to terrorism the influx of
refugees and migration of them most of which are rooted in syria seeing that i realize that much closer cooperation between the countries of combating terrorism is needed but as i've said before some parliaments would prefer to return to the cold of europe but times have changed and i've always considered russia to be a european country in that europe is inconceivable without russia and vice versa look at all those some didn't like it i did what i wanted and if i had a chance to go back in time i would have done everything just the same as i including i would have even travel to syria you know i thought i learned of course by sharing a friday with us so far on the program here on r.t. international could it be a case of a p.c. gone mad shakespeare's plays now come with a warning label that cambridge university more than four hundred years after they were written will try to explain why after the break.
one else seemed wrong but all in all just don't call. me i'll get to shape out this day etiquette and indeed many. trail. once on find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. we're in sochi russia. on this edition of. the new us pressure. so we have received this information and we agree with some of the issues raised in the report there was some others. clearly never had a state sponsor system in russia which is the primary accusation in the report we
have never had any institutional conspiracy. thanks for joining us. re took their positions along the road of bill could a cook road on thursday use this one here heading up north west the iraqi army has taken up positions further to the south here just three days earlier they pushed kurds from ca to cook up a northwards of this whole strategic oil rich city had been under the control of codice forces since the fall of saddam hussein in two thousand and three the government operation in the city began after the kurds independence referendum in september which was declared illegal by iraq's prime minister iraqi government explain that the move was to quote impose security despite previous u.s. claims and support of the kurds washington is now talking about
a unified iraq with federal elections looming in baghdad the controversy here explained with artie's so america. ever since the invasion of iraq in the early two thousand is the internal politics of the country has been of great importance to us especially when it comes to the region and the us has now found itself in a tight spot over its alliance with the kurds but the kurds were once a top u.s. ally i think we need to arm and train and equip their pressure to help the kurdish government in a deal and they're strong and starch allies we should be using we should be doing the kurdish region to be that this matters really proving to be the most really do it sort of been a long long standing. supporting the kurds or the peshmerga who are on the front lines fighting us and now us trying to government troops are clashing with kurdish forces in kirkuk and the pentagon is trying to downplay the conflict this all comes at a pivotal time for iraqi kurds right after september independence referendum which
the u.s. has shown no sign of supporting we hope for a unified. iraq to annihilate isis and certainly a unified iraq to push back on iran so if the us has named bron as the second greatest threat after i saw so countering iran could very well be the driving force behind the us abandoning its support kurds i don't want to use the word betrayal but we definitely feel the united states has been negligent iraq's upcoming elections set for april two thousand and eight thousand may become a make or break moment for the us and could possibly affect its objectives in the region april's election is a choice between the vice president the leaking all to describe the suddenly into the u.s. and iran and the current president a body is that odds with what you have here the moment you have a prime minister in iraq who is supported by the americans the previous prime minister who is waiting in the wings which is the extreme part which is very close
to the very least of interest and the united states made it clear to the kurdish leadership before they're a friend this is a last. september that they wished to delay the refer them at least to the iraqi election the next spring so if the u.s. seeks to resolve this problem of kurdish resistance washington will be forced to choose between two allies it's apparently not the kurds samir khan washington d.c. . students at cambridge university being warned over the plains of shakespeare in case of potential distress some of the worst contained scenes of sex and violence. takes a closer look at why the body is suddenly causing concern so many centuries later. ok to me from their worse than killing last and tumble me into some loathsome pit whenever man's i may behold my body do this and be a charitable murderer so should i rode my sweet sons of their fee no let them
satisfy their lost on the that's a snippet from shakespeare is a first tragedy titus andronicus the play features graphic violence gang rape and fourteen murders and now certain english lecturers at cambridge university are putting special warnings on that timetables when they're going to be covering potentially distressing topics like these they're going to have to have a lot of disclaimers with the works of shakespeare though some of his plays can be very gory they feature things like incest rape murder and suicide they also happen to have kept people talking about thorny issues like claws relations race relations and anti semitism for centuries i want to know what the people visiting the famous shakespeare globe theatre in london have to say about the warnings i think.
demis down the students. maturing for smart enough to be able to handle this without a warning. being good enough for them. if you're reading literature you should expect to have some surprises you expect to be shocked to see or simulate that particular student i think the problem with the world these days is that there's just so much focus on being offended by everything that people are just so scared of what they can actually say or do cambridge university has told me that any warnings that they put out are the initiative of individual professes and that it's not a policy adopted by the english department as a whole. by the way when the globe says to stage titus andronicus three years ago several people fainted from the graphic violence including one of the theater critics reviewing the show that very same critics still gave the production an
exceptional review art isn't always comfortable the most challenging art can be anything bots and now there are growing concerns not just in academic circles that modern students are being too morally called old if they can't handle the content in classic literature how are they going to cope with life in general the professors who issued the warning have been criticized for it the artistic director at the cambridge shakespeare festival so students shouldn't study literature if they're not aware of what is works portrayed the same warning perhaps it seems could also be applied to other works as well.
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