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live. american senators say they didn't know the u.s. had troops operating in the questions over a deadly ambush earlier this month. but i didn't know there was a thousand troops and larger units underground or you didn't know we had a thousand troops in egypt did you. know i didn't there are a muslim couple in france run the investigation by the authorities after they attempt to register their newborn child in the name of jihad and also to kill the eighty days of independence and learn to read the book appears in schools and powerful in an attempt to hook in the very young to the idea of breaking away from spam.
so welcome thanks to company today watching r.t. where it's just gone or three o'clock here in moscow now our top story this hour is the u.s. military and congress try to piece together what led to the deaths of american servicemen in the early this month it does seem that many lawmakers had no idea about the presence of their troops in that african country three weeks ago for us this moment and local troops were killed in an ambush by eisel fighters the pentagon says the group had no for their support until two hours after the battle began well according to estimates has the second largest u.s. military presence in africa eight hundred out of six thousand troops across the continent djibouti has the most with four thousand servicemen then comes somalia
and cameroon with four hundred and three hundred soldiers respectively but soon it could actually be difficult to tell how many troops the u.s. has anywhere is america report. so it's official washington has intervene in many so. different countries senators seem to have lost track but i didn't know there was a thousand troops and this is an endless war without. a geography and senator graham is not the only one senator graham there you didn't know we had a thousand troops and did you know i didn't and there you have it two sitting senior senators one republican and the other a democrat had no idea the u.s. currently has troops so how is this possible past administrations have used the authorization for use of military force against terrorists or the to use force against those who planned it committed or aided the nine eleven attacks and only one person voted against it congressman. let's step back for
a moment let's just cause just for a minute and think through the implications of our actions today so that this does not spiral out of control according to a two thousand and sixteen congressional research office report the bush and obama administrations used on thirty seven occasions to initiate military action in over a dozen countries and now with trump it appears there's even less oversight the pentagon has just announced that they will no longer disclose troop numbers in iraq and syria but can this apply to other regions besides iraq and syria there was an already. consistent considerable complete. lack of. transparency and accountability during ministration you know it's gotten significantly worse and the tribe has touted this is reform. reform this
policy mine or my wonderful reform you're going to have even less information. how many troops are in place. when the former defense secretary and cia director leon panetta was once asked about. how many wars the u.s. was engaged in seems rather lost it's a good question but you know if you have. to stop and think about this now with very little transparency in u.s. operations overseas it may not exactly be quite the subject to laugh about some iraq on r.t.e. washington d.c. . the syrian city of raka recently liberated from islamic state was once home to around three hundred thousand people but after months of military operations there by the u.s. backed forces less than one percent of its original population actually remain and those who've been left behind still remain vulnerable and i still defacto capital.
fire but questions do remain over the group's allegiances and their status as heroes in the country is it now reports. this is the newest you tube video of the syria civil defense group aka the white helmets they're saving lives after a rocket attack on a residential area just to the east of damascus so says the description i'm not trying to say they've been doing a bad job at rescuing but there are things that can destroy a reputation even if it's been built on saving lives social networks will show. how to look at the page of some a wearing a white helmet and his profile pink jihad ists for the sake of god how's that for a facebook job field moving on to posted images this is the leader of jaish thought to.
your attention to what the hash tag stands for j. shelf attack represents me and my family and then smiley face feeling grateful. next profile with white helmets emblems and a bun but here's something else remember how russia's ambassador in turkey was shot in the back and killed right in front of an exhibition audience if you go back to the post from december two thousand and sixteen on that profile and find the picture of the gunmen followed by peace to your soul champ. civil defense and says this man's job description no worries till you get to the
photo section with this pic and the text right next to it a smile is praising a member of eisel after his death you wished. and you got what you wished for and you won with god's willing just some of what he wrote there and there's a couple of photos of his smile you featuring terrorist symbols and actual faces all who are written over an older flag of all new straw in syria and terrorist fighters themselves i also remember the video i saw somewhere else. speaking of the white helmet some time spotted together with nusra even an al jazeera documentary telling the brave story of the serious civil defense can make you suspicious of how close the helmets could get to the jihad is why would activists keep the nusra front flag at a place where they rest and i've got
a question to ask whoever edited the subtitles of that film at al-jazeera. some of the. good he added. as i've said reputation means a lot and nobel peace prize nomination and an oscar winning film have certainly helped cement it but it seems there is more to bear in mind for whoever next decides to award the white helmets with the prize. it was a. french couple is having a run in with the authorities at the moment over their choice of their new born baby the concern that was perhaps predictable is the proud parents want to call the child she had been skiing has been getting reaction in paris. i think. he had one. thing that comes to mind muslim terror and terrorism and bobbins so what apparently has been
a particular deal getter id maybe they don't intend it's words but i wouldn't call my my son i think it's nice there is no problem to give any man you know i don't like it personally but i think. you should be able to call your child whatever you one quote from bath exactly what one couple probably moved to he didn't name that he thought. the team is the choice are they in a country that suffered a wave of deadly terror attacks. have been to bring forty it's not the first time a child has been called jihad in france it was a popular arabic name but how times have changed in two thousand and thirteen a mother thought it would be funny to send his three year old child to school wearing a top with the slogan i am a bomb on the back it had the boy's name jihad and his birthday september
eleventh the school didn't find the stunt funny and the mother ended up with a suspended jail sentence but now even the suggestion of cooling the child she had provokes controversy because of its perceived connotations in the media in france and particularly in europe of the word jihad is associated with violence the word jihad at its root in its etymology means that effort of working on oneself self control and work towards a form of moral spiritual and ethical completeness it has nothing to do with the concept of holy war there is no holy war in islam it is a bad translation which unfortunately prevailed in societies representation of this concept. france has strict rules when it comes to policing baby names and looking at what's been added to the banned list over the years it seems parents have been courting ever more controversy.
we can all middle of the room. welcome back to wate now you chief business officer has been scrutinized in the media even appearance he made on this channel five years ago robert can still has been accused of having a cozy relationship with r.t. and criticise for boosting our online presence but let's get more details now from the king and he joins us in the studio mickey said what exactly then is it done that's been deemed to be so bad well it seems like the new york times has been sifting through its archives and it's in marked the year twenty. now you might
remember that was a pretty good year it was the year that we became the first news network to surpass the one billion views benchmark a remarkable achievement for any news network and so we decided to mark the occasion by inviting a few guests on to the show something we often do so here's what we invite well someone from you tube of course and so we invited robert kinslow who happens to be the vice president at the time so he joined our presenter as a special guest we discussed our achievement we just sit discuss some of the most popular videos here's a clip. i think users generally appreciate its authenticity that's very apparent from everything that's going on on you tube so instead of having aspirational programming or agenda propagandists people really respond to simply what you saw happening with arab spring for instance schools authentic video footage that was happening what you saw in iran whatever managed to sort of break through it was all authentic the audience that watches this was with them to study
and with those who provided to them now almost five years later we're very proud to say that r.t. is the most watched news network on you tube and we now have over five million views but our apparent success is very suspicious to some people and now you tube and what kinsley in particular been flagged up as having played some crucial rolling helping to build and expand r.t. and then a neighboring it to go on to commit quote information warfare the fact that the new york times decided to use what it conceals name appears to be an attempt to name and shame him for daring to appear on r.t. even though it was years before he was accused of doing anything along the lines of meddling in elections or anything else scandalous like that but it just adds to the ongoing pressure that's been exerted on r.t. from all angles from the u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson and shaming members of the opposition party for daring to appear as guests on r.t. even though members every zone party and even his own father have appeared on some
of our t.v. shows to a european think tank calling itself the european values issue in their report listing thousands of people who have appeared on r.t. and branding them useful idiots. including ourselves right mickey thanks for the. state rex tillerson has advised around backed militias and other foreign fighters to leave iraq is the country edges closer to defeating islamic state. lucia's iraq five years. ago close those solutions need to go any further fighters in iraq need to go. where the iraqi prime minister had the office was quick to respond stressing that no one has the right to interfere in iraq's affairs the phrase however didn't come directly from the prime minister but instead a so-called source close to him next to list and arrived in baghdad on monday and
he defended the role of the around backed fighters in his opening speech. as for the popular mobilization forces there an armed group abiding by iraqi law and the constitution they become highly disciplined we should encourage them and take care of them because they will give hope to this country and the region. well despite washington's opposition to the popular mobilization its presence in iraq the u.s. has been fighting alongside them against i still feel it is already the group is mostly comprised of shia militants who are trained financed by its iran and iran is also giving its support to baghdad against the region of iraqi kurdistan and its push for independence also iranian foreign minister also commented on the situation saying the militants shouldn't have to leave because they are already home we're joined now by. who is a political analyst to talk more about this good afternoon. what do you make of
tell us and state and then calling on the around backed mobilization units to actually leave iraq. it's known that there are certain. finds himself in washington find itself. to please the saudis and the rest of the gulf countries the sunni majority those countries and this. war between iran and the rest of them and of course many players in the region are quite upset by the growing growing leverage iran has an iraq and different countries in the area so this is on one hand on this on the other hand after the tantrum president charm thrown against rein in agreement us iranian agreement. it's also
a way to put pressure on iran which of course when when they signed this agreement they invested their. invested a lot in expanding their power in the region so this is it to them equal to the nuclear weapon they promised to do just to stop seeking so and iran sees itself as a big player and will not accept any pressure and of course the iraqi government is also backing and trying to protect you run. long partnership iran iraq partnership mr tillerson urged all foreign fighters that need to leave i said is almost defeated although no mention of american troops. can you please repeat the question yes mr tillotson said that he believed all foreign fighters should not leave given that i saw is almost defeated but he didn't
mention the future of american troops in the region. definitely not because and now with syria coming to an end i think the war in syria coming to an end and the heavy presence of the russian troops in syria i don't think the americans will throw any troops on the country i would expect them to send some more. you know like it's. however talking about this shia militia i think they're not all iranians of course they are trained but you ron they are financed probably but they are also iraqis so i find it very hard for the those you know those troops to to leave to go anywhere it's like hezbollah in lebanon there are lebanese and iraqi militia iraqi militia back but you know on it's too late you know late they should have thought
of allowing isis to take it because those who supported them financed isis in iraq will bear the consequences of that have a presence of iran in iraq today and i think america will be surprised by iraq's response to this because they've come out and defended haven't they these iranian mobilization units. i don't think that they are surprised and probably this is part of the show they're putting because they're trying to appease as much as possible the saudis and but also lake this is business to them because the more they. they play along putting pressure on iran the more money they will get from the arab countries so i don't take it seriously i don't i don't see where they're trying to get with that. ok we'll leave it there good to get you thought i would think it was only
a show ok that was a political analyst thank you. know the fate of catalonia remains in limbo the spanish regions parliament will now meet on thursday to decide whether to push ahead with independence in response to the threat of direct rule from madrid both sides continue to blame each other for the crisis is the route from. a spaniard screeners acting like a dictatorship they want to frighten and intimidators physically and the a little instruments while accusing us of sedition and rebellion is going to put up this whole mess when i got up we must remind the catalan government that in accordance with the constitution there is also president and councillors that the glory is there not to keep buying their positions by divine right that well while the politicians do tussle over what to do next the pro independence movement seems to be rallying support among the very young those are correspondent impasse alona has
been finding. while consul on is last hanging waiting for the local parliament to decide whether it will yield to madrid's demands the idea of independence has spread far beyond political wrangling or mass street demonstrations now this is what we found in one a bookshop located right and the heart of a barcelona on sale at the children's section an alphabet of independence where teaching letters isn't the only lesson children will learn for example in this book i am stands for the a word when it is not yet which is the kaplan for both money faster or demonstration or it can be a letter as which stands for the word or yes well those behind the south of clearly wanted people to vote and they wrap around on no prices for gasoline for what i stands for and it is no force dependence well if an aid susie's threatens to lose
the attention off some children there were other alternatives on the shelves and some even came with a free gift this lack of an independent counsel law as we are in barcelona we decided to take to the streets and ask young kaplan parents if they want independence spelt out to their children with the alphabet book i think they don't have to learn about police they are definitely too small they will have time to learn about it but maybe in ten years not know or you know the thing if you know what is going on well why not i can give it to my daughter i think it is a bit simple and doesn't properly explain things but still why not it can be interesting for her one line i. mean you should be screened of things to pete's i think it's something they have to learn by events. at this age children don't have the ability to form their opinion properly
they believe in what we told them i don't support the idea of independence and therefore i won't show this to my children i want them to have the right to decide for themselves. now dana putting the questions there on the streets of barcelona that's how the news looks i thought that i hear an r.t. i'll be back with more in just over half an. hour. but i'll go. with the. give me no must is this and that i'm the not to run eventually get the last of him
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