the u.n. security council fails to agree on how to investigate an alleged chemical attack in syria during a potential escalation in the conflict a step closer. to such cases bush was the wrong. with the u.s. threatening military action against them without any investigation a mission by the international watchdog only set to arrive in syria by the end of the week. also in headlines facebook's bosses probed over election meddling and data leaks but it turns out those c.e.o. have been financially supported by him in the past meanwhile the social media giant faces a fiery battle from some of its block users. we want to be. seeing
. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international for the latest global headlines i'm daniel hawkins. a war of words has broken out over the war in syria after three resolutions over the latest alleged chemical attack in the country were shot down in the u.n. security council. good someone clearly explained to me why this alleged chemical attack was necessary for the massacres especially for almost all militants were bucket of. today they vetoed for the sixth time a resolution condemning aside for chemical weapons attacks on his own people the remotely you have already a point to guilt in such cases bush in the wrong. way we are not able to
support the text it would be like watching a fire and identifying that there's a fire and doing nothing to put it out to relieve unfortunately american partners and colleagues the real investigation. attentions reached breaking point following claims by the controversial white helmets group of a chemical weapons attack on the town of duma russian experts have been to the area and found nothing to show any such strike has taken place leading moscow to cry foul its called for international investigators to immediately visit the area washington's calling for immediate action we are being with our military and everybody else. to make some major decision. will be learning you know british. russia's envoy to lebanon says any missiles will be shot down and launch sites destroyed if u.s.
aggression in syria takes place right now washington is reportedly deploying an aircraft carrier group to the middle east and europe replacing another already there were other alarming signs of appeared also that it seemed to flag up a possible action against syria let's take a look at some of them now the e.u.'s safety bodies issued an alert they've said all flights around the mediterranean in the next seventy two hours you can see a lot of increased flight activity here should exercise caution they've stated that a potential strike against the masochists would be ungrounded russia put forward a resolution that would require experts from the chemical weapons watchdog to carry out onsite investigations of all supposed incidents that's contrary to washington's proposal russia also rejects the notion they should be tossed with attributing blame to the sure you would move the u.s. delegations if they made one more step towards confrontation as a pro draft vote which doesn't have the full support of the u.n.
security council members this text is nothing more than an attempt to remove the joint investigative mechanism in syria which investigated a previous chemical attack jim became a puppet in the hands of forces and was disgraced as a judge the sovereign state in spite of a lack of credible proof. despite the obvious time machine between the russian and american envoys before the meeting they still exchanged the friendly kiss they also talked for a while they're still in a benz or seemingly not very willing to let nikki haley go you can see their chat did end though with a handshake. now let's hope they'll be some clarity on the situation later this week when a fact finding mission arrives in syria that's according to the un's chemical watchdog until now the u.s. is not even sure which chemical agent could have been used. now we do know that some sort of a substance was used a chemical was use we're just not sure at this point today exactly what was what
used this has nothing to do with the alleged use of chemical weapons this has everything to do with a geo political agenda that wants to put the iranians in a box wants to confront the russians and syria that is really upset over the thought that the effort that's been going on for seven years by western powers that are local friends like like saudi arabia has failed and that the assad government will remain in power they've been seeking a pretext to try to change that so this really has nothing to do with the truth or falsehood of the allegations about duma the french president has also been calling for a tough response on syria following the reported chemical incident it is not a view shared by all politicians in his country though everyone knows perfectly that in war time the first victim is truth what happens on the ground is almost unknown to us the chemical attack which evidently took place is abominable we must condemn it but we still have to find out who committed it so it sounds
a lot like an excuse for the united states of america and their allies to get back in the game and to engage in an armed conflict i think that currently france is contributing to the creation of the we creation of a certain form of the cold war with russia it's pointless because it doesn't benefit france or its economy or international relations to let the u.s. seeking to stir up a conflict with russia moscow surround during tuesday's security council meeting the u.s. ambassador nikki haley proclaimed russia's hands are covered in the blood of syrian children and i did that same in russia with pictures of those kids hasn't worked a lot easier to try and go takes a look now at the pictures of children the u.s. envoy chose not to show. to shame the russians all u.s. officials think they have to do is say one word kids or russian regime who three arms are all covered in the blood and syrian children i'm not being streamed by
pictures of its grip terms. we turned back and you see mrs haley said it out loud there used to telling the world about kids russia's friends killed with the latest chemical attack call like always the american media were there to spread the word these images are so disturbing the children the families in such distress what you see on their mouth has to be flown that's a sign of a chemical attack hundred thick images of syrian children fighting for us accusing russian and syrian president assad ruined children's lives thousands of graves that weren't meant to be dug so early stories from war ravaged parts of the middle east will make you cry and all of them must be told but i can't help asking why for u.s. officials or journalists these agonizing stories from mosul iraq or rocca in syria
don't exist. no on some channels you'll never see their stories maybe because there are scars or how america's top military man puts it a fact of life civilian casualties are a fact of life civilians will get caught in the crossfire civilians will get hurt civilians will get killed if you want to liberate your towns and cities it comes at a price the responsibility for civilian casualties in iraq and syria lies with isis that is on them not on us we are the good guys and munitions people on a battlefield know the difference kids lives in another arab country yemen have turned into a disaster that's a fact so say humanitarian groups and it is a fact of life in a sense that washington is pretty much at hand when saudi arabia is bombing
civilian. across the border the saudis have spent billions on what on call sam has to offer and donald trump loves selling guns to riyadh in terms of dollars very very you know and five hundred thirty three million dollars five hundred twenty five million dollars. besides in case someone forgot the americans themselves have for years been taken away and a cent lives in afghanistan must have been explosions happen i was with my uncle and cousins american soldiers opened fire and a bullet flew by my face. this is my younger brother. he was killed by u.s. troops this is my brother shot of fats. and this is my father's dead groom he was killed as well i want the government to avenge my father and kill his killers reversing reason or hurting arms are all covered in the blood of syrian children
are not being streamed by pictures of its victims. or a million put franco in moscow or the man who led his own war zone country into war under questionable circumstances tony blair has weighed in it was syria it seems he still believes military interventions are a good idea. this would be action in support of of military intervention by the us if you don't respond to this too to the use of chemical weapons against civilians then obviously you know we're ignoring what the international community has said which is that this is unacceptable than those that use such measures methods should be held to account i gave the order for british forces to take part in military action in iraq this threat is real growing and of an entirely different nature to any conventional threat to our security that britain has faced before. the program
in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought so i could apologize for that i could also apologized by the way for some of the mistakes in planning and certainly our mistake in in our understanding of what would happen once you remove the regime. for all of this i express more. sorrow regret. and apology that you may have a no. or complete and just to remind you the iraq inquiry known as the chilcote reports was published in twenty sixteen it uncovered so-called mistakes in the u.k. six year long campaign in iraq it revealed there were no imminent threats to the u.k. from saddam hussein but also highlighted the certainty iraq was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction including chemical and biological agents was unjustified.
so-called russian box seem to be behind many news headlines in the united states lately and the media is increasingly branding any opinion it doesn't like as russian the organization which monitors internet activity dismissing multiple claims of blocked activity is r.t. . more. everyone seems to love a russian port story shadowy russian troll farm used a number of fake accounts russian bards attempted to use this tragedy to russia when bots are hyping terms like russian linked trolls are at it again trying to sow discord in america both are apparently to blame for trending hashtags or pro-gun campaigns after shooting the candidate so close so that when you find they cite one source in particular all that bought information how multan sixty eight.
this neck is how milton sixty eight doesn't specialize in trucking quite russian both it's a recent change and say that monitors are around six hundred accounts they simply belief may be linked to russian operations regardless of what even means we don't track bots we've tried to make this point clear in all our published reporting yet most of the third party reporting on the dashboard continues to appear with some variation of the headline russian bots are pushing x. this is inherently inaccurate said the mole hamilton sixty eight admits they suppose it russian into counts on seoul even based where people might seem they are not all in russia we don't even think they're all commanded in russia but all we think some of them are legitimately passionate people that are just really into promoting russia one news outlet with that red faced track to this russian claims and was forced to clarify what kind of accounts the group actually tracks that most
media simply ignores the facts and runs with that conspiracy theory but who can blame the mainstream media off to roll russian bolt sounds so much more menacing then the account of just quote someone who really likes russia it's the worst journalism it's criminal journalism there is such a thing the journalist to. this dashboards that there's a twenty eight hundred per cent increase in and i paraphrase laura ingram references based upon bots m.a.d. atlee upon which the dashboard company said no this merely to tax changes in reference or in in reference to the particular name and that can be misleading you could have a six thousand percent increase and have four tweets or five tweets from nothing that's number one and number two it said there's no way to determine if these are
put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. the president. wanted. to go on to be with you what about for three of them or can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters of our. city. welcome back to the program a military aircraft has crashed in algeria reportedly killing more than two hundred people on board and these are some pictures coming in from the scene of the crash the aleutian seventy six plane came down about thirty kilometers from the country's
capital local media citing military officials claim there were no survivors the plane had been carrying algerian military personnel and equipment on board. u.s. social media sensation say facebook still hasn't inform them why it suddenly restricted their viral pro trump page. yeah. yeah. media person you really thought people were there because we have. this here. and i see these two on talent. i say they are the greatest. then became a web sensation for their comments on the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election but it's not the first time they've been blocked online use
to be monetized almost all of their content a year ago here's how facebook commented on the issue we have communicated directly with diamond and fuk about this issue the message they received last week was inaccurate and not reflective of the way we communicate with our community and the people who run pages on our platform we have provided them with information about our policies and the tools that the ripley people to their page look forward to the opportunity to speak with them. would you have a claim a social media joint cuts the notifications to the millions of subscribers without explanation the company claimed the content was unsafe before clarifying it was because of inappropriate behavior we got to speak to you themselves they accuse facebook of discrimination i didn't understand it and when he said that our candidate and our brand is unsafe to the community our brand is that i'm going to still die i mean the circus to black chicks that's down with politics right now we
have that we are conservative we love our country we love our president ok so when i said that i was offended by it we with our part by it we look at this has been censorship discrimination defamation of character and even a byelection of our civil rights to black women as if we are some type of animal or limbs are somebody just out there just get out and say that is appalling to me your face book is going to have to answer to that why what was the reason because we don't know that's right and we can appeal that they said that we could not appeal that and this was final phase because a big huge entity ok it is an entity that people from around the world join facebook so we don't want to get into this here our are lying where you have one person dictating what people can see and what people can hear on this platform when a star has millions our round the world not just in the united states but millions
around the world because that's where it gets dangerous that's right do not drive or are silent people very speech that's where it's dangerous that you've got to be balanced and we know that they want to say that they are private entity but you are open to the public and i know you are open to the public you cannot discriminate. around five hours of friendly chat that's what facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg faced the sales of questions from senators. as he'd previously donated money to some of their election campaigns including rather large sums in some cases the committee probe him on personal data misuse the alleged russian ties to the us presidential election were these people eighty seven million people users concentrated in certain states are you able to figure out where they're from do you think we need consistent privacy protections for consumers across the entire
internet ecosystem have you heard of total information awareness you know i'm talking about no i do not ok this is what is facebook doing to prevent foreign actors from interfering in u.s. elections as we discussed in my office yesterday the line between legitimate political discourse and hate speech can sometimes be hard to identify it can you discuss what steps that facebook currently takes when making these evaluations would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night. no. i think you're genuine i got. conversing with you you want to do the right thing you want to enact reforms. it was a move designed to eliminate discrimination in the u.k. but it seems that it's having the opposite effect so by adverts which they only
minority groups can apply they were tutor takes up the story. positive discrimination is not a new concept but once again it's sowing discord this time the body preserving the english heritage is at the center of the dispute our inheritance our legacy. to stick to mcleod. alive has stirred up the question of how acceptable it is to replace an entire internship speaking with one of the targets minority groups so there are thirteen sort of after placements all along but only to that across the u.k. a graduate training scheme can be hard to find so there's been a particular to it's a backlash over the offer only to black asian or other minority groups. i would love to have applied for this have you got any more heritage training
placements available for those who are not an ethnic minority i'm a minority immigrant and i still believe this is racist whoever decided on this should be investigated and fired understand that these opportunities are aimed at being me community and the reasons why however paid entry level placements in heritage sector gold dust. some are even going as far as to cancel their membership of the organization historic england introduce the scheme as the government toss them with improving the ethnic makeup of their workforce but some might question whether or not they should be the cost of not i think graduates having a stab at climbing up that career ladder two for example they could have split the number of placements offered a set number possibly to ethnic minorities only and opened up the floor for the rest here's how they responded the initiative aims to inspire
a. number of people from black asian minority backgrounds to consider a career in heritage that response unfortunately won't help those who are a little perturbed at the lack of placements in the industry hence the debate for positive discrimination is unlocked once again and firstly can you describe how you felt when you first read the. i don't know it's. a little bit really i think when i read it and a little bit surprised. at it why quite a large portion of the population would be an absolutely from applying for the job and i think probably the place of the angry was was my first thought well the company itself has explained that the government had task. with the job of increasing the number of ethnic minorities within their workforce well i would
say my was actually an ethnic minority i think i would. but i was having to have the opportunity to make with a load of people because i'm quite sure there's a lot of my own to that we do a wonderful job in those roles and on marriott and i think i would be equally insulted as part of that community as i would be from the community that sex. new safety roads have appeared in the netherlands that contain special rumble strips that recreate a local anthem with motorists are travelling at the correct speed it was hoped it would encourage drivers to slow down to hear the song correctly of the move driving locals around the bend due to the constant noise.
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hello and welcome to cross talk where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle the drive towards war against syria is unmistakable the pretext is still another alleged chemical attack as usual no evidence is presented as usual conclusions are drawn before an independent investigation but this time there is a difference syria can defend itself and has powerful allies we live in a very dangerous time. talking syria i'm joined by my guest joe lauria in washington he's the editor in
chief of consortium news dot com and author of how i lost my hillary clinton with a forward by joining us also in washington we have michael maloof he is a former senior security policy analyst in the office of secretary of defense and in new york we have richard murphy he is a former u.s. career embassador to syria and currently an adjunct scholar at the middle east institute or across the rules in effect that means he can jump in anytime you want i always appreciate let me go to joe first in washington it seems to me that you know we have we have as president somebody very different than ran as president as little as a week ago donald trump made a very public announcement that we'd be withdrawing from syria fast forward up the last few days or so it looks like he's being forced to stay there even if he doesn't want to stay there we have an entire chorus of the media driving for war the deep state is on board of course john bolton is in place and i have to me.