get the bill for peace and. believe. the collapse of the caliphate in syria full major military forces have retaken the last significant city held by islamic states. iranian president warned saudi arabia that the bush chief nothing by making threats we look at how the middle east has become a chessboard for the adverse to reason and to rome. cia director mike pump a.o. has come under fire for meeting with the n.s.a. whistleblower william binney he believes the d.n.c. hacks could not have been carried out from abroad here on the program we speak to binney. well i don't buy into mindless dribble with any back to work but that's
basically what they are what their situation. with. prosecutors reveal the true extent of a us navy scandal with hundreds of officers and admirals accused of trading military secrets for sex money and alcohol they're being charged though not with espionage but with corruption. a warm welcome you're watching r.t. international broadcasting to you live from the russian capital i'm neki aaron good to have you with us our top story this hour a significant day for syria as the last islamic state stronghold in the country the city of kemal is liberated this was confirmed by the syrian army we'll show you in just a moment pictures from the vicinity of the city where syrian on. iraqi backed militias
joined forces to surround. was confined to just a few desert regions villages and scattered outposts he factors in this conducting major operations throughout the region in the lead up to the assault. and let's take a look at some of the many people are also asking what comes next of course as in the northern parts of syria as we saw in the south on the map there in our various forces pitted against each other the syrian army with its allies the russian. with
russian backing the s.d.f. an amalgamation of kurds and arabs backed by washington and in the south in the region it's not clear also where washington's thoughts on this will happen how they will continue to support the syrian democratic forces or not there's a lot of negotiation reconciliation and compromise to happen with a lot of potential for local fighting local conflicts that break out in syria as we've seen recently in iraq for example the phase against the fighting is so maybe coming to an end but there is still a long way to go before syria sees peace. we've got reaction from experts on what the latest development means fourth area. that's a huge knockdown. territory and yeah i would say. it looks like it that's almost washed up for. doesn't mean they can't commit acts of terrorism but it doesn't mean they controlled territory anymore i think one
thing that syria has in its favor is that. the eastern part of syria as a lot of syria's oil such as it is and so getting full control of eastern syria . deprives eisel of a lot of the revenues that i think the fact that that region and that country will remain on stable for the forseeable future the islamic state is one of many militant groups in that country i mean given that i think that the civil war will continue so i do think that assad's power of the syrian government's power is expanding throughout the country but i don't expect him to have all of the country under wraps because there is still room in you know tens of thousands of people prepared to fight against the syrian arab army and its militia. staying in the region the spots between iran and saudi arabia has escalated after
a missile attack near riyadh at ports carried out by his he weapons in yemen iran's president warned saudi arabia on wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of iran after saudi arabia laid the blame for the attack on to wrong. you know the might and position of the republic people more powerful than you have been unable to do anything against the iranian people you're not strong enough to do that. well some of our concern that the ongoing and under reported proxy war between the two regional powers could turn into a direct confrontation. look at how saudi arabia continues to add feel to the fire recently barely a days seems to go by without saudi arabia making headlines and it almost always boils down to its arch enemy iran it is
a game of chess that spans an entire region on every front in every country that the saudis could only describe as a rainy and aggression. iran's role and its direct command of his hooty proxy in this matter constitutes a clear act of aggression the coalition's command considers this a blatant active military aggression by the iranian regime and could rise to be considered as an act of war against the kingdom of saudi arabia the saudis also ready to throw that allies under the bus to create an excuse to denigrate iran. q the lebanese prime minister holding a successful meeting with the iranians and then going to saudi arabia and out of the balloon without warning declaring his resignation while launching into a tirade about evil reigning in influence plunging the region into chaos and
destruction. were of iranian prison to plant discord and destruction attested to by interference in our countries in lebanon syria iraq every human well i would like to say which iran and its followers that they would be losers in their intervention in arab. nation will wake up because in that in the past and they have times in the region because. you lose a poor and gain an opening then there's the blockade of cattle. a trade embargo severed ties ultimatums and warnings punishment some say for cattle daring to deal with the rain ians and then there's syria the saudi sponsored rebellion is dying their jihad just allies are losing an aside is winning
this isn't what riyadh planned we hope that and expect that during the interim period of the of the transition period bush on our side will exit because he has absolutely no role to play in the future is here and while syria may have unexpectedly checkmated riyadh here the saudis around picking up attacks on iran on other fronts truly this is an international game of chess with nations and populations at stake ironic given that last year saudi arabia's highest islamic cleric banned chess saying that the game causes and miti and hatred between people and even when played on a giant geopolitical scale well it looks like he was right. in the wake of violent clashes in hamburg during the g twenty this summer the german left party is now considering filing a legal complaint against
a police commander who was in charge of the operation against protesters he claims he broke german law and allegedly permitted the use of combat weapons during the protests artie's peter all of our takes a closer look at the claims where the g twenty goes riots do tend to follow both the thousands of police that struggle to keep the peace this year and homburg have been accused of going too far and using a weapon that they're not allowed to. was . this is the bit of kit in question the m p one multi-purpose pistol during rioting that started on the sixth of july and run through till the eighth this particular weapon was used fifteen times
to fire rubber bullets and sixty seven times to disperse tear gas canisters the police say it's a pistol and therefore they are allowed to use it however government documents that were leaked to the press here in germany seem to show that it is classified as a combat weapon and therefore shouldn't be deployed at public events the h.k. sixty nine an h k one sixty nine are considered grenades which are classified as war weapons by the war weapons list the company that manufactures it also doesn't classify it as a pistol when contacted by r.t. hamburg police doubled down on their insistence that they were well within their rights to use the m. said p. one the facts have not changed and remain as follows there is a press the limb accordance with ties to eighteen part four of security in order
act the operation was carried out in full compliance with the existing hamburg regulations it was understood before the summit that police hadn't intended to use rubber bullets or tear gas but after rioting raged out of control they changed tack the decision to employ the m. said p one has seen lawmakers from the opposition left party consider legal action against the police chief for breaching the wall weapons act. regulations what. true state of germany and what he used. you would see that. it was a local. constituent. to use it. and i think that is an abuse which. is the. repercussions from the violence seen at this year's g.
twenty continue to rumble on long after many have forgotten what world leaders actually gathered at the g. twenty to discuss in the first place. russia's media watchdog has threatened to retaliate if the u.s. adopts a proposed north targeting of russian outlets where with more are now joined by our very fickle studio thanks for coming in jacki now what prompted this statement from russia's communications watchdog well this is actually in response to a point in the national defense authorization act for next year which congress is reviewing right now now that legislation is of course in general just meant to determine the budget of the u.s. department of defense and there are huge sums in there i mean the cap overall is seven hundred billion dollars for national defense and they note in there that that's actually twenty six billion more than the president requested in fact but putting that aside it's
a defense act and therefore of course it should come as no surprise that russia is mentioned there there's a whole page dedicated to countering russian aggression and in that section huge sums of money are proposed to be dedicated on a number of fronts from authorizing billions to reassure america's nato allies in europe to setting aside three hundred fifty million dollars for assisting the security of ukraine and then it goes on to call for the development of comprehensive strategies to counter the threats and influence of the russian federation and of course that's when media comes into the picture and the most interesting point is the addition of the. that cable and satellite providers may not be required to carry video content that is owned or controlled or financed by the kremlin and of course our channel would fall under those parameters we've never hidden the fact that we do receive funding from the russian government now this time to see as i said a few allegations leveled out today against it against it over the past few months
hasn't it and i would say that would be putting it lightly our use of our ads on social media has been scrutinized by the sudden senate intelligence committee who is of course investigating russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen election twitter even chose to ban all of our ads outright with no warning likely over those that sort of scrutiny and in general are just being attacked by us politicians left and right often false referring to our content as fake news and saying that it should be restricted of course r.t.d. has denied all such accusations saying that it's just politically motivated not based in facts and the irony of the situation really can't be ignored we have the us who is a country who is constantly talking about the freedom of speech how important it is and here they are trying to at least restrict what would be seen as an alternative view the russian president of course recently commented on what sort of response could be seen if and will be seen if russian media in the us is restricted.
shifting to 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 they take and we will take action fast as soon as we see any steps being taken to restrict their media outlets so course it's important to note that this bill has yet to be passed and it would just simply not require any providers to show russian content but it's a step in the direction of restricting these use such as ours. such as ours and that's a threat that's really been looming for quite a while and this is just edging closer and closer to that which is of course concerning and thanks for the update on saudis jack and vica thanks for coming on. and they raise the announced meeting on friday between the presidents of russia and america still on the cause will find out after the show break.
cool enough to buy their products. that meet him on the on walking. hello welcome back now that all question marks out of a potential meeting between president putin and his american counterpart donald trump during the apec summit being held right now and vietnam west cost plus live to our correspondent who's there for i think if they're trying to answer what do we know about the possibility of this meeting at this point. nikki hello well on the one hand we have the lot of our putin foreign policy adviser saying that he has actually confirmed that the second putin tromp meeting
in history will take place on friday november tenth here at the summit on the other hand we have the american secretary of state rex tillerson saying that so far there has been no agreement on a face to face meeting mr tillerson also added that right now the american side is only figuring out if there is sufficient substance for a formal meeting so at this point one can only guess what is going on between the two administration and why there is so much contradiction anyway when or if the two presidents meet here in the vietnamese city of down the long at the apec summit that is bound to become the number one story at the event steve first time mr trump and mr putin met each other was at a different some at the g. twenty in hamburg back then the talks lasted three times longer than it was
initially expected that was when rex tillerson said that no one could stop the two the leaders including the wife of mr trump melania trump but back then obviously the relationships were in a terrible state be. we are still in that state of course but things did come out of that meeting including the progress on the syrian cease fire and the deescalation zones will then trump bring up syria if the meat's end up meeting here in vietnam most likely yes the enormous difficulties in how washington and moscow get along with each other allegations of russian meddling everyone here is sure that somehow this will surface was ukraine and of course north korea donald trump has been on a tour around east asia so the two presidents must have a lot of things to say to each other and hear from each other on the north korean
crisis so we're all waiting for when this happens and we'll have to keep an eye on president trump and president putin here in vietnam. where they do what they don't know is there in vietnam for example brings us all the latest thanks lilia. now cia director mike pompei a has come under fire for a meeting a former intelligence official over the alleged attack of the democratic party back in twenty sixteen the u.s. intelligence community has been laying the blame for the almost good pump am met with william binney a former national security agency official turned whistleblower binny believes the alleged heart of the democratic national committee was in fact an inside leak carried out by a d.n.c. employee he also coauthored a memo to the president on the issue back in july now let us remind you about the d.n.c. hack announced by a cyber security firm working for the d.n.c.
in june twenty sixth it was blamed on two russian the linked groups the next day an anonymous hacker gustava to two point zero claims responsibility for the attack something unconfirmed by the d.n.c. later he also took credit for a breach in july and at the end of that month wiki leaks released thousands of the democratic party's e-mails when my colleague neil harvey spoke to william binney who believes the hat from the throat couldn't have been involved. i didn't believe the intelligence agencies were telling him or the president the truth so i went through the technical data that we as the veteran intelligent rational who have technical experience all of the technical data that we had available and could look at the analyze and from there it was very clear that it was a local download because of the speeds and all i mean we've even tried to transfer data across the atlantic through the web. and see what speeds we could achieve the
most we got was like twelve megabytes per second and you needed at least thirty eight megabytes just to pass the data not counting housekeeping so that meant that the capacity was about one fourth the one eight what would be necessary to transfer that data to somewhere in europe for example and when you spoke about wi on the lies the data is that meaning i was reading about an expert forensic aids or is it the person who was an allies in the data for you well he was looking at the data yes and so were about five or six other people. and i was looking at the output of that trying to assess that. just to verify and we also tried to test it in the real world not in the speculative world trying to do the transfer to make it something that would be compatible with that download rate and we could not achieve that either so it had to be done locally there was no substantive evidence anywhere if they could produce some factual evidence that we could look at and analyze find but so far they produced absolutely nothing. colossal bribery and
fraud has ingolf the u.s. navy has according to prosecutors in the so-called fact leonard case who have now revealed the true extent of the scandal four hundred forty personnel have been indicted included a sixty admirals and hundreds of offices all of them are accused of sharing secret information in return for bribes such as alcohol and women something is being treated as fraud not as being honest however the identities of the people implicated has been kept back to avoid jeopardizing the investigation. the release of such information would likely reveal sensitive details about the breadth and scope of the criminal investigation and pending cases kellam open explains how the terms espionage and corruption appear to have been mixed up in this inquiry. but what did they do well allegedly they were seduced by leonard francis aka fat leonard he offered them booed parties luxury hotels and cash in exchange for
information about where u.s. navy ships were going in the pacific ocean he did this in order to earn contracts now fat leonard aka leonard francis is the san diego jail so giving away military information launched an inquiry into corruption now these navy officers admitted to giving away ship schedules and they pleaded guilty to bribery but leaking and giving up classified government information under u.s. law isn't called bribery it's called espionage why is the espionage act not being applied to corrupt navy officers christian saucer took some photos with his cell phone in a classified area of a u.s. nuclear submarine nobody paid him anything and he didn't leak them to anyone he simply lost his cell phone well he ended up getting sentenced to a year in prison now his mother thinks her son got a raw deal in two thousand and nine there was no cell phone ban on submarines at that time technology was new and didn't catch
a navy hadn't caught up yet i really have no doubt in my mind that it was a twenty two year old guy that wanted to take it out of where he worked yeah we were ready to took pictures and so grow louder now when it comes to whistleblowers who reveal u.s. forces killing civilians or the n.s.a.'s massive surveillance it doesn't take long for them to be charged with espionage. months later i started with the agency where you were at the time were you tube.
so it looks like photographers without malintent and whistle blowers get hit with stiff penalties but if you're a good ole boy in the u.s. navy brass and you trade military secrets for sex and cash well it looks like the stiff penalties just don't apply kill them up and are seeing new york. but to get in touch and share your thoughts on the day's stories by following those on facebook and twitter you can also find me there at mccarran r.t. and join me again at the top of the hour for the latest headlines.
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