tv Documentary RT August 7, 2018 10:30pm-11:01pm EDT
i'm praised jones work and while people on social media have clashed over the bow i don't support alex jones or what in four was produces he's not a conservative however banning him and his out what's wrong is not just a slippery slope it's a dangerous cliff apple removing alex jones him in for worse isn't some terrible form of censorship against conservatives he said sandy hook wasn't real he's seeing parents from the school he said the holocaust wasn't real his not just a conservative is a conspiracy theorist hurts people in four wars it has been banned by facebook for and specified hate speech regardless of the facts in this case there bill it's facebook to censor rival publishers is a global anti trust problem. for the school contessa gina loudon believes the decision could prove damaging for social media giants. whether or not you agree with alex jones i would be just the same amount of adamant that i think it's bad
policy to ban people no matter what i mean that really no matter what i mean in the united states we have a concept of free speech that we love very much it means a lot to us now these are private companies they can do what they want to do i'm not saying they shouldn't be able to do this and i'm certainly not saying that government should regulate whether or not private companies can make decisions like this but i am saying i think it's a bad decision and i think that in the long run it will not pay off for these companies it is it extremely slippery slope i do believe ultimately that probably some conservative it t. will come up with competitive platforms for the ones that are doing the banning and the censoring and ultimately they will have stiff competition that may even relegate them to relative obscurity because of things like this especially if they remain so one sided. european companies switch trade with iran are caught
in the crossfire between brussels and washington they now face punishment if they comply with u.s. sanctions or refuse to comply if you companies guard guy u.s. second research actions they will in turn be sanctioned by the european union iran sanctions have officially been cast these are the most biting sanctions ever imposed and in november they ratchet up to yet another level anyone doing business with iran will not be doing business with the united states i'm asking for world peace nothing less. for the u.s. government reimpose sanctions on iran after pulling out of an international nuclear deal the first round of sanctions restricts iran's trade in u.s. dollars and precious metals also punishes countries that use the iranian real when trading with iran. i think now to shabbir razvi who's a financial analyst in fact is the director of international finance solutions
associates very good evening to you share a bit the situation we have is that many european companies who trade with iran the likes of nestlé. what are they supposed to do now that they use threatening them with sanctions if they abide by the u.s. sanctions. good evening you took two companies as examples nestle and to tally is in the oil business therefore it becomes very difficult for a company in the oil industry to continue doing business in iran and at the same time to be able to do business with the u.s. entities so there is a possibility that they would be fined perhaps they would lose business that they're doing in the usa however company like nestle which is a consumer product company they've got bottled water soft drinks chocolates and so
on and this is the interesting part of what's happening in iran your fast moving consumer products which ordinary people use on a daily bases there is very little import of these products coming from the european union or from the usa iran produces domestically its own shampoos its own so its own sort of soft drinks you name it there have it so they don't need a sort of international branding on the particular bottle and sort of pay twenty percent premium to coca-cola or what have you over the last ten fifteen twenty year iran has been quite comfortably producing products that are needed by the ordinary consumers food products domestic sort of uses that have made off many other sort of. items that are required in a grocery basket so at that level
a company like nestle may lose out but not iran so i think the challenge is not that iran is able to cope with some of the companies not trading with it is it that those companies would be able to cope with not having a business in iran. well it's an interesting situation for those companies a difficult one the use promised to protect companies who deal with iran let's just hear the latest statement of foreign policy chief federica ma green we believe that it is and it has to be up to the europeans and its case to decide with home to trade. so what is more green is up to the companies themselves yet her own aid as just very recently said that the companies will be sanctioned if they comply themselves with what the us wants i mean it sounds like brussels is being inconsistent within itself here. well i don't know if they're being inconsistent
but what's interesting to note is that your large companies are sort of companies operating in the financial sector where they have bank or commerce bank or daimler benz because they've got interests in the usa and they were doing business in iran has there have a potential to be penalized and hence they have sort of come out of business you know there are over one hundred companies which have decided over the last three months not to engage with business in iran however if you sort of follow the full statement of fredricka mug really and assistant what they were talking about is that perhaps the essay me sector in europe and this is an interesting possibility which is developing that the s m e sect a new europe may want to do business with iran because they have got no exposure to the usa and what we must realize is that in any country where this you care
germany france italy is the s in the sector which creates a lot of employment for the nation and similarly the s.m.b. sector in iran is quite buoyant so there may be some convergence that could take place in the se me sector to create business opportunities however the situation that's developing is that on the one hand companies would be penalized by usa for doing business in iran and at the same time if they're follow their diktats from washington the potential of those companies being penalized in the european union so it puts these companies in a very difficult situation but this i think is only applicable to the very large multinational corporation is that have exposure to different regions but this as in the sector could possibly benefit from what's happening at this moment nonetheless
iran doesn't officially sound very pleased about the u.s. approach this is let's have a listen now to the foreign minister talking about donald trump. reminder international relations is not a beauty pageant with tired cliches about a desire for world peace and it's not the first time that a warmonger claims he's waging war for world peace so the scription of donald trump was that he's a war monger what do you think of that description. i think that's very abundantly clear mr desirous has really quite sort of eloquently put that at the hypocrisy the dichotomy in this statement and the total sort of. bewilderment that the world would look at that mr trump since the treaty statement saying he wants world peace in capital letters so in reality what he's saying that you know i am giving a fake narrative that's the reason i'm putting it in capital letters and the
reality is that and this is abundantly clear that iran has memories of long history back in one thousand fifty three not to sound boring but i think it's important to remember that it was back in fifty three that a democratically elected most of that was got rid of by usa and that that time the u.s. authorities said we will not unwarranted but you know god behold fifty years later it is very clear b.b.c. has made documentaries everyone has clearly admitted that america and britain were in wall in getting rid of the said that so merica continuously together with so the arabia and israel have been their sort of fountain of problems in the middle east wars that are taking place in syria crisis in iraq problems in one is than situation in yemen all over the place is this really three
countries which have created the problem and then the head of that is the usa and. mr trump has the audacity to talk about peace when really he is the mother and father of all the terrorism in the middle east. so we're good to speak to appreciate your time my guess the silent shabbir razvi director international finance solutions associates thank you. onto other news now gang warfare took over the streets of chicago this weekend with numerous bystanders caught up in the crossfire twelve people were killed sixty six injured including several children police say armed gangsters in the city simply don't fear the law.
the being killed in chicago's. locals have taken to calling their hometown shy rat . one of the biggest street gangs. so. how easy is it. we need to create a culture of accountability picking up a gun and using. local politicians are now appealing to the president to intervene directly even though the city's mayor once declared chicago a trouble free zone. i think what he's doing is wrong for the direction the city is not how i wanted the election to turn out and so we've declared chicago's going to
try to be a trump free zone we have to make sure that prison trump reckon that is that not everyone believes that chicago is a trump freezone if he's serious about helping the people in chicago especially on the west side of chicago. gang violence took place right after a street protest on thursday this time the bloodshed is being caused by official corruption in chicago. congo was intentionally segregated segregated in terms of geography. segregated in terms of educational assets health care assets capital investment it's been second gated for quite a long time matter of fact we martin king said all throughout the soft he had large chicago was the most segregated city he had ever been in and we're still facing the the the byproduct of this legacy because when you segregate the city you insulate one part of the city is such a way in comfort and you ostracize the other in
a lack of a lack of assets poverty challenge of disadvantage which generate a certain level of violence. international chemical weapons experts heading to the english town of amesbury next week the nerve agent poisoning that was left one person dead and another severely. the experts from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons returned to the u.k. to continue their work to independently confirm the identity of the nerve agent which resulted in the death of one british national in angry and left another seriously you presumably they're going to be able to try to help move the investigation forward we do know that they'll be collecting further sound balls they will be sending those back to o.p.c. w. labs and then reporting back to the u.k. and of course this comes as investigators continue to try to piece together what it
is exactly that unraveled on june thirtieth and amesbury one two british citizens were taken to hospital and treated on suspicions of nava chalk poisoning and of course one of those people died and what it is that happened on march fourth when former double agent sergei script hall and his daughter yulia were poisoned leading to a major international scandal because still as we speak right now today both of these cases continue to be plagued really with the lack of any tangible findings some of the latest details circulating here in the british press have included claims citing sources close to the investigation that police had reportedly identified two suspects in the poisoning claiming that they were russians those reports even suggested that british authorities are getting ready to ask for those people to be extradited however those are very quickly played down in russia of course said that they've received no such request and have talked about the number of speculations that have been flying around involving these cases says this incident there have
been no less than one hundred reports based on leaks and sources that's why we shouldn't rely on this information we don't trust unconfirmed reports in the media hopefully with this latest upcoming o.p.c. w. visit more information will be shed on those two cases security analyst charles shubert says it could get even harder for the british government done beaded to stun by the story. the question of course is that it's been asked is whether it's going to be the same batch what it's going to be actually linked this new finding of novacek if it turns out that they weren't linked that of course would stretch the level of imagination coincidence really two incredibly incredibly lutie in a way because that would suggest that there were two separate proxy or perhaps two sources of navi chalk and therefore i think even the british government you've already alluded in your report to the various different leaks and different stories
that have come out in the british media i think even the british media and british government would be hard pressed to explain that particular coincidence of what we factually got here from the u.k. authorities is a media blackout that media blackout has lasted now for more than five months there have been you can count on one hand the number of times police have made a statement about this cripple case or the answer case combined and most of those are literally public information around public safety issues very unusually for such an intensive investigation such a high profile high profile investigation. the son of a jailed bahraini opposition figures going on hunger strike over his father's alleged mistreatment in prison. is protesting outside the country's london and the city he spoke to r.t. .
my father was seventy years or serving life in prison and behind it was they thought chilling they were telling him they are doing the denial for medical treatment there for me because the x. is the book even what if what i. spied my father court for robbing the decade of redeeming my country i'm talking are above the basic rights which is medical treatment to man who is seventy years old. i'm calling for family visitation because he did i mean see my family family from here in a few months but is that he's in for denial medical people for seventy years one
man there is not nor a single feed there is not a support reason. there. he continues to receive medical attention along with these prescribed medications and the special diet the spiral of his medical regime. i got looked up to when movies. were you more i started and i was asian about my father situation but because nothing changed and they've been my father is dying destroyed. we asked the bahraini foreign ministry to comment on the claims of prisoner abuse were awaiting their response from. the pentagon as banned the use of geolocation tracking applications by soldiers saying that they can put missions at risk. effective immediately defense department personnel pretty booted from using geo location features and functionality own government and non-government issued
devices applications and services while in locations does it meet as operational areas the bomba comes after revelations earlier this year that secret american bases could be found when searching for joking tracks on the global map of the straw of a fitness platform that started in two thousand and seven star of a skull more than a billion jugging and sock over its logged by users around the world but close analysis revealed concentrated patterns in remote areas in northern syria and afghanistan its claim that it was likely this was troops camping fit saw the defendant status saying all users have to opt in to being shown on the map. retired u.s. army major general paul valet told us such restrictions will only increase in the future you can take your i phone your other cell phones know and others can track you family members and so on but when it comes to operational areas there are troops who are fighting in or operating and we certainly don't want anybody
especially the enemy to be able to track their location target them you have to keep in mind many more soldiers have their own private cell phones and use for personal matters the family also you have a government issued so satellite phones that are given to the troops in the field you have to be restricted to only from the standpoint. there are communicating with family and other members i think it's going to be more restrictive in the future because we're technology used to do it in twenty eight days and the ability for others to tap into your phone conversations or actually through social media or facebook or whatever may be. back here with the latest and off analyse the.
superman superman to superhero is also a journalist clark kent is a journalist they're both fighting for the american way think about that stacy. china think about it and it's confusing to me but you know what we're going to do a little bit of a summer solution sort of episode here to match the one we did last week at the same time whereby we talked about the united states of inequality and how that is impacting not only global trade but the u.s. political system and therefore the global geo political system we were discussing that perhaps this is a seismic shift in geo political power many people talk about china as being the next rising superpower they certainly have on
a person power parity and economy bigger than the united states but whether or not china will be the new next superpower and one of the things you and i have been covering for the last few months is that one belt one road policy whereby they're spending billions of dollars trillions of dollars in fact to build roads ports bridges railroad to basically do a new silk road whereby they can trade easier with right now untapped parts of the world so china overloading poor nations with debt top u.s. official says china saddling poor nations with unsustainable debt through large scale infrastructure projects that are not economically viable ahead of the u.s. overseas private investment corporation oh pick said monday. are we supposed to be overloading countries with four countries at the source or
the mimicking the u.s. policy of the empire of debt or is are they making a book like they want to take over for the u.s. they want to compete with the u.s. they have artificial intelligence driving their policy does the ai boss driving china policy in the polar bear of china tell them that they should be alone in this park with what we're going to get into that ai story in a few headlines from now but i do want to stick on this story in terms of the debt of course yes. the nice days did get very wealthy at the banks to get wealthy by loading up poor nations with debt and then having the i.m.f. i.m.f. come in take those private debts and make them national decimate socialize those debts and impose austerity on various countries around the world the us also got wealthy even earlier than that by being yankees i started to as the dutch called them they were stealing all their copyright ideas they were stealing their intellectual property and things like that hundreds of years ago and china is doing the same now and we complain so here yes it is a bit ironic for us well this is
a u.s. official with opaque us overseas private investment corporation so he's complaining publicly and getting reuters and likes that to publish says but then look what happens well the criticism of beijing targeted by president trump in a trade war has sent ripples through economies around the world comes as washington seeks to ramp up development finance in the face of china's global ambitions these lawmakers in the united states now are introducing advancing a new law called the bill act beat i b u i l d through congress that washburn this guy the head of this oh pick the private investment corporation says should bolster private u.s. investment in developing nations by doubling opec's access to u.s. treasury credit to sixty billion dollars but i when i was a way. look china have the policy for decades now to go into
countries and build stuff bridges tunnels schools and to get a piece of that action the u.s. policy for decades has been the going to countries and bomb stuff bomb schools bomber oh was bomb people terrorize people and still stuff so now you're saying that the u.s. is going to change gears here they're going to be like way maybe we should stop bombing stuff and start building stuff. no there's no talk of. our sort of policy of bombing and having the unique you know my not lee has forced china to have to do trade deals and. basically offer many carrots to people around the world but here this trade representative this guy who wants some free basically taxpayer money from the united states sixty billion dollars worth to go compete with china what if peacenik is a hippie now. to whom by zero enjoyment we're supposed to be bombing where america
will you know so they can't bomb these countries this is china china has one point three billion people and a massive military the biggest military in the world. and road is going through places like russia we can't bomb them either we can bomb we can bomb libya we could bomb iraq places that are deserts in the middle now where and those are the places that we go into we can't even bomb the likes of vietnam anymore because we've learned our lesson so here they're basically he's saying well that's really unfair went to china is doing they're loading up these countries with debt like in sri lanka sri lanka they had a porch or a bridge or something built from china and they couldn't pay the debt so now china owns that port so this is what they're doing this is what the united states did before but this this guy is going to the u.s. people saying how dare look at this horrible situation over there give us some money and we'll go and compete who will well offer our own unfair to you know there is a precedent in the u.s. history of course of the one nine hundred eighty s. citibank i believe under walter wriston loaded up argentina yes with
a lot of debt and then they did something that nobody had done before they defaulted their sovereign debt default and then the u.s. came in and they started running argentina and they started running it into the ground in a very still suffering today so china will they avoid this outcome are they once they start loaning these folks all this money and there is a problem is paying on. the stuff back are they going to then do america citibank argentina or they how are they can they figure that bit out yet or are they just going to blindly go to make the same mistakes that american spirit well they've already worked through the w t o to get things to their advantage against the united states or other trading partners and i'm sure they'll use the you know these are contracts they're written under international law and abide by international law they're giving them money in these countries need poor say need railroads but private investment hasn't been there nor has. it whether they're given the money
that's our money they've got trillions of dollars of due us dollars they took whereas they sold junk to wal-mart in exchange for our jobs now they're going to give it to other people our money and to compete with us that's not fair stacy well it's interesting is that they decide they are clearly not confrontational as you mentioned they don't bomb and they don't invade in order to execute these trade deals but they are targeting areas that the u.s. does not have already advanced relationships with they're not doing this in places like mexico they're targeting places that the u.s. doesn't enter u.s. corporations and particular don't enter like africa and we're going to talk about african the second half so they're looking at places that the u.s. is not already powerful and like mexico like canada you can't really compete with those united states there. you know so they're they're they're building and they're executing their trade deals in places that like for a long africa these are not places that u.s.
corporations are very active in but this is a way for them to continue to build their technology their innovation their you know first mover advantage of course the extractive industries like mining minerals energy or a what drove the debt and financial revolutions of the past few decades but we're entering now into a purely digital economy so these. areas that you mention there like sri lanka ok there's nothing to extract from the. core of the earth and run away with but they do have brains they have people and they are connected to a global network and they will be part of chinese incursion into global fin tech and things like that so there's a lot of folks out there that are not part of the you know the unbanked for example if china were to say hey you know what there's like three billion people that citibank doesn't control we want to have them on and financial you know jack miles company or some chinese company gave gives us incredible operating leverage in the
twenty first century so you know we've overlooked we're obviously overlooking the trillions of billions of people in the in the global economy that china's failures is going to be a huge asset. if i may say yeah and the nightly news here by the way the cable news you would think it's all russia russia russia while we've been focused on first for twelve fifteen years and now russia russia russia like so much is happening around the world it's unbelievable that like how rapidly china is taking our place economically and you we can't control that we can't compete economically sun even russia it's russia nine hundred fifty five yeah but we in terms of this story that i'm talking about is we the united states cannot compete economically anymore against china so we focus where we can compete and we have the absolute moral authority to bomb and basically invade and sanction any country on earth.