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tv   Cross Talk  RT  August 13, 2018 3:30am-4:01am EDT

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or it will ratchet up the penalties to a whole new level with even talk of branding russia a state sponsor of terrorism regardless of trump wanting russia as a partner in his fight against terror and the tool so it doesn't seem to matter that the us itself has a long history of consulting with groups branded as terrorists for instance america's support for the union movement which techie label to terror groups organizing and attempted. sooner or later the united states will make a choice either to. either the. country walk or see. or how about the american officials who they arraign extremist group then wish i had the coke the headquarters of the republic party there is a viable opposition to the rule of the. position is centered in this room.
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and let's not forget how america stood alongside the afghan wish i had been in its battle against the soviet union only to say that group to form into al-qaeda the people we are fighting today we funded twenty years ago. does america dealing with a spot and groups amount to sponsoring terrorism while the state department has a good answer for that i will leave it to others to characterize the current state of our own standing meanwhile president trump has doubled steel tariffs on turkey amid a diplomatic feud and the e.u. is also counting the cost of u.s. trade restrictions the german economy minister has voiced his alarm saying that the u.s. tariffs are causing far reaching damage international relations professor peter shergold believes the u.s. is using trade as a foreign policy tool. but you got this diet off the trump administration and just personal appearances and public affairs
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a rationale behind something he is trying to wage economic war against even against us and by doing this off. threatening them that it would annoy and loyalty this obedience and partnership dominated by the united states i think that trump understands military means to me safety and that i do not solve problems anymore you have to do it indirectly by by economic political or financial means and this is what this conflict is playing out and i think because this is a this is a policy we have to get on sets for and i don't see it's a moment apart from the public appearances of europeans no read and so a conscious strategy. dozens of families are in mourning in yemen after a saudi airstrike hit a school bus on thursday killing twenty nine children u.s. state department called on the coalition to investigate but underlined that saudi
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arabia is a key regional partner we call on the saudi led coalition to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident you also supply the tremendous amount of weaponry and then the data for targeting to the saudis so that . sorry no lie wrong is that wrong sorry of these ladies every hear a laughing. and that i would refer you to the department of defense that is involved in that but you as you know saudi arabia is an important strategic partner in the region to the united states. video of the aftermath of the attack shows the extent of the children's injuries now please be warned that the video we're about to show is upsetting the strike hit the north of the country which is under the control of the rebels saudi arabia and intervention against them in two thousand and fifteen the latest un data says that the majority of people killed in the consulate died as a result of coalition air strikes that's over ten thousand fatalities redcross told
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r.t. the situation. we have received twenty nine identified these are children up to fourteen years old and forty forty eight injured among them thirty children but for the overall top. this needs to be referred to the ministry of health and population of yemen humanitarian situation in the country is catastrophic it's a book relation that has been brought to the brink of collapse the whole system is decimate the movement of population is growing because of. conflicts and hostilities going on so we really do think that more hostilities and you know the expansion of those hostilities with it
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will exacerbate an already dire humanitarian situation even more we see violations cross the country and it's nice to. issue or speak about civilian casualties in a matter of less than a week so for us this is painful and whenever we see civilian casualties we i mean. this is just horrific. saudi arabia says it will launch a probe into the incident and also defended its actions the targeting today is a legitimate military action conducted in conformity with the international humanitarian law to target the militants responsible for planning and targeting civilians which resulted in killing and injuring them. a woman in southern russia has been sentenced to eight years in prison on terrorism charges after she
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followed her husband to syria or to munich coach and over went to meet her. the clock is ticking on its current life sentenced to eight years behind bars for being part of an illegal armed group she won't actually go to jail until her youngest child turns fourteen and she's only one right now less than twelve months ago her life was old very different i was twenty nine when i left i went to turkey first with my husband i never thought i would end up there. within seven months as i could that was living in syria and pregnant with her child she says her husband had been drawn to islam and a better life. he told me it was safe to go there he said it wasn't how it was being shown that was snowball me he said no war but the reality turned out to be far more spin anything on t.v.
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they lived for two years in the city of topic which at the times was under isolates control than they moved to rocca and she spent every day living in fear. even my girl knew she was only eight years old but she could tell the difference what was coming and american her kids explain a fighter jet drone she could tell by the sound of it. what are they hiding yes well they either went downstairs or just simply stayed at home i took them out into the hole and we laid on the floor so that any shrapnel wouldn't hit us zagat had struggles to share her story she tries to stay emotionally distant from the past speaks quietly rarely looking into the camera she says she wanted to return home right from the start i told my husband that i want to go back but i couldn't live at the moment i started talking about it we have fights he told me if you want to
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leave leave but i will not let you take the kids away. i knew he was able to do that he had that sort of character and i was afraid later on when they were living and rock her husband was killed in a drone strike leavings and he died all alone with three children i started looking for ways to get out but it's not that easy you can't just leave that place it all has to be done in secret there are people that can sell you out trick i only talk to those who i knew well and one day i was told that there was this wrote that there was a way out. that claims she had no way dia alive she was leading would leave her on the wrong side of russia's anti terror laws. i stayed at home all the time i had my children i had no time for anything else i was at home taking care of my kids. she was one of the seven women and fourteen children brought back to russia in the
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autumn twenty seventeen as part of a companion organized by chechen officials to repaginate the families of men who went to fight with islam ic terrorists. i'm very grateful to everyone who helped launch this conveying to save many women and children. but while they were lucky to escape from the war in syria upon arrival in grozny she was detained by police three months later she was convicted and sentenced for being part of an illegal armed group. and while the law she broke is designed to help thwart terror attacks some people argue that family members of radicalized individuals should not be targeted. these people need rehabilitation they need to be close to their family members under the care of their mothers they're under huge dress and prison will not help them it will only make them more harsh i believe it's wrong to put
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them behind bars for now is that good at leaves with her mother in dagestan she has to report. to the police and can't leave the region it's difficult for both her and her brother to find work as they're on the official police list it means they all have to get by on their mother's small salary as a post office worker despite all this they could add sas she's just happy to see her children safe. to go to visit i was literally suffering now because i was unable to provide food for my children he told me constantly mom we are hungry they were climbing. and now he's sad because that's gone to the merry go round let's go to the seaside now we go and you know where i don't get it now we go everywhere. mommy's heart and so my lovely hussein. was you. are eighty dagestan. the other two episodes in that series are available on our
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you tube channel they tell the story of russian sisters found in an iraqi orphanage and people desperate for news of family members that joined islamic state. israel and gaza are in the grip of a deadly wave of violence the israeli military carried out dozens of airstrikes over the past week in response to rocket fire from militants three palestinians were killed including a pregnant woman. in one of the israeli bombing raids a cultural center in gaza city was hit and we've been in thousand people injured.
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or are as he was. according to the israeli military one hundred eighty rockets were fired from gaza into southern israel seven israeli civilians were injured in response israel bombed one hundred fifty militant targets in gaza. tensions also boiled over at the border fence between israel and gaza after four months of weekly demonstrations.
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or. social media giants have been in the spotlight over the past few days numerous accounts belonging to libertarian and conservative figures in the u.s. have been banned over allegations of hate speech. what matters are all of the stories we hear from all of you about the impact your connections have had on your lives you can choose from an infinite range of topics that interest you and then usually follow that topic in the news countries and cultures are brought together like yesterday.
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that was the online world as we used to know it all fluids to any of those pesky folks trying to set limits and two thousand and eighteen you'll be told to hold up if twitter decides there are spots of your world that shouldn't be discovered what if you're keen to know what someone has to say let it be former u.s. diplomat peter van buren you might as well unfollowing your interests the man's profile is shut down for good because he jokingly wish someone had eaten the face of his opponent in a twitter rant honestly that's by far not the most offensive thing you can find online but what's abusive about showing mr van buren some support to users who did so god bands to it's not about me it's not about the group of us who have band together i think it's a bigger issue and it's an issue that's that's raised his head this week people
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like us who are not part of the legacy media we're not new york times shapers of opinion we're also allowed to have our say so if someone from the new york times or the washington post put something up that we know is false we can refute it almost in real time that's very threatening i think for the powers that be this tendency to want to shut people down if they disagree with you is very dangerous it's going down a very slippery slippery slope toward totalitarianism there's a word for that see and ask. someone saw it coming when even perhaps the most controversial online talking head alex jones was told get outta here by all major platforms we remove hate speech to keep people safe. after all they all have to stick to their own rules and keep people safe from hate speech but then even those anti-left who come to hate jones went on alert could be because they thought someone would click on their profiles and see
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a hold up pop up alex jones a bad guy but the problem is that once you start saying that hate speech is a rationale for banning people from social media you get in some very very big territory. i'm no fan of jones some other things he has a habit of repeatedly slandering my dad by falsely and absurdly accusing him of killing j.f.k. but who the hell made facebook the arbiter of political speech free speech includes views you disagree with but there's no turning back when it comes to the online censorship evolution so i'm not sure it works like that anymore mr cruz plus people on the left are ecstatic bring it on is their call and if it is even a crucial step forward in the fight against fake news and fringe extremism. info was is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies the uses sites like facebook can use you to tear our nation oppose these companies must do more than take down one website the
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survival of our democracy depends on it the world is getting older and a bit more author a tarion only lately a top u.s. intelligence committee democrat has come up with twenty legislative proposals for keeping online platforms under a close watch brace yourself as you might soon have to say goodbye to things like anonymous posts or accounts that can be tracked down yeah that covers just two of the twenty libertarian politician are involved rob thanks social media has deviated from its original purpose. the idea of freedom of speech is a legal protection that says the government cannot restrict any freedom of speech it doesn't say whether or not private companies can and what facebook and twitter are doing are ok legally morally it is absolutely reprehensible morally as the leaders in communication twitter and facebook have
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a responsibility to encourage an open exchange of ideas not to give a huge buy to the established pros state pro status quo old ideas they need to give space to the ideas that challenge the status quo that's what has made the what made the of these media useful in their early days but today these media are not taking true to their early promise instead they are turning out to be just another tool of the status quo. large parts of china's guangdong province are under water after heavy downpours over the weekend according to local media two people have been killed in the floods and thousands have been forced to abandon their homes a massive operation is now underway to relocate them as you can see entire neighborhoods have been submerged and roads turned into rivers the flooding has also affected nearby provinces some of them actually torrential rains are expected
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to continue into wednesday on china's southeast coast what has that does it for me i'll be back with more of the week we have top the hour you're watching international stay with us.
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you know world a big partisan group a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bats and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.
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con welcome to worlds apart as a popular american song goes there is no justice in the world and the palestinians may know it better than anyone else expelled from the land bad with empty statehood promises for seventy years and now shot at and killed and mass for the sake of providing security for israel is that likely to prompt any international response beyond this condemnations well to discuss that i'm now joined by saber erica the secretary general of the palestine liberation organization mr erekat that's good to talk to you at this critical moment thank you very much for your time and a pleasure now first of all let me express our deep felt condolences just as deeply felt rage a mass killing on the gaza border is there anything at this point that you can do
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to stop it first of all i appreciate your kindness and. your understanding of the situation and your condolences to the palestinian people we have witnessed the. massacre sixty four people were killed. totally and i and in their land none of them cross their israel and then there's really army sixty four and one day two thousand five hundred and there was a bank and gaza and and the line the line that we hear from israel is that israel defend itself i don't know defend itself against what and against whom. and then the united states nikki haley then best i'm going to say it's really becoming to be the spokesperson of the israeli government and this american administration has really thrown this region down the bath of extremism violence and counter-violence and bloodshed let's not sort of diminish it only to you the united states is there
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israel obviously there is also an international community and you cannot say that it has entirely turned a blind eye to what has happened and number of countries have recalled their ambassador is the u.n. human rights spokesman called the monday violence appalling and deadly the europeans including the russians expressed condemnation do you think though this reaction is proportionate to what has happened as you pointed out more than sixty people killed on the one day and more than twenty seven hundred injured well first of all we appreciate the support of the international community to support those countries will stood tall and stood trial the to shoulder with the palestinian people in their moment of sadness and darkness it was too tall to condemn the mass israeli massacres and war crimes being committed here and that i think the majority of the nations of the earth have expressed their mission of such act them out of
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the condemnation what do we do about it. what do we do about it since march thirtieth to now we have hundred and four palestinian killed mostly women and children five thousand wondered what do we do to morrow israel feels immune and then of the day. we have done everything humanly possible as palestinians as leadership here to achieve peace with israel we have organized as a right to exist on the sixty seven lines we have accepted the two state solution we have worked so hard with the quartet americans are european union and united nations to achieve peace but there is really government refused the two state solution refuse the creation of palestinian state continue to build settlements and dictation on the ground and then comes the united states administration to support all the israeli more than steps and to dictate on us that's just throwing. international diplomacy towards chaos lawlessness and enter now mr erekat as i said
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in my introduction this is a hugely hugely unfair world and this is not the first time that these really sarah resorted to such disproportionate and in my view callous violence against your people but let me repeat my question again do you think there is anything that other countries can do. to change that what exactly you would like to see russia the european union china any of your supporters in the arab world to do at this point i would like or the people who stand with international law the countries that stands to defend international like russia china and the european union. organizations like the u.n. and other countries to hold israel accountable they cannot continue business as usual with israel they cannot continue receiving israeli prime ministers and their capitals they cannot continue that appeared with israel as long as they do these things. is a must be held accountable if any country on earth does this to its people and to
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the people to take to that to their neighbors what would enter national unity do. now this government feels immune feels that people one statement condemning saying it's bad and then in this critical time we have an american veto in the general assembly we have solutions that are inevitably mental so if you want me to be very frank i want these nations because if to stand tall and hold the israeli government accountable now we have made it a fair deal for the international criminal court we want the help of the members of the international court criminal court to open to help us open an official investigation and this war crimes against the israeli prime minister and defense minister and others or officials we have a case now in the human rights council calling for an investigation committee we won the support of the international community to send and compel israel to accept this investigation committee to begin its work that's that's what we need but then
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a view of. that they can continue building settlements massacring palestinians and then it's business as usual and their occupation and their the militia of arms and collective punishment and then and and then business as usual if i say there are people who tell me that's not realistic how can we be part of making peace while we treat as well i guess israel has a government that is one partner we don't have a partner for peace anymore this israeli government is there to destroy the two state solution and to destroy hope for peace mr arafat you made it clear on a number of occasions that you don't do not see the united states as an honest or independent peace broker and i think many people at least in moscow would totally agree to that but with the united states absent who can possibly come power and this is i mean this is a painful question but i have to ask you who can possibly compel israel to negotiate in good faith or even sees what doing what it's doing that's that's up to
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the international community that's up to the moral standards of nations if they want this region because who's been. i think now from such actions as a rail and united states the united states is not only not a partner they cannot be a partner they are not a broker they have taken the seats of netanya they are dictating the solution this wrong in this region towards lawlessness extremists in this region have been strengthened and bravado demolition by these american israeli citizens and actions will end and before moderates and the arab world people like me have been destroyed so the nations of the world if they can't get through security council if they can get through the international criminal court if they can do anything about their trip that means you're telling the arab people the only way for you is do is while and the only way we're for you is to support extremism and that's what we've been fighting against as arabs because we we want to live and let live we want we want to human rights we want to human rights women's rights democracy the rule of law we
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want peace but with such actions such fascism such up our side being exercised by israel and israel getting away with it i think this is opening the get of this region speaking about who is benefiting from it i think there is a deliberate effort on the israeli side now to paint all the gas the protesters as hamas which they clearly weren't having said that do you think there's any truth to the argument that hamas may find these demonstrations and the violence welcome distraction allowing it to refocus you know the growing frustration with that same group in gaza into anger against israel well i don't you know this is this is the israeli argument all the time israel is defending itself how many israelis were on that ohman israelis were killed how many israelis were threatened none how mass has nothing to do with this demonstration there are people from all
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spectrums of the listing and civic society they are your reporters are there with you. see a single palestinian and this is the most nations with a gun with a weapon with anything nothing women and children and men and all are from societies from all policy and factions from all parts of the world but then as well as line is that iran how mass hezbollah threatened destruction of israel their destroying their hitting syria they're hitting lebanon they're just killing the palestinians and then they clear that they claim to be the victims and that's the irony that's the irony of fascism we have seen such pretext given by all fascists who want to throw this history israel is killing and destroying a palestinian civilian population under occupation under israeli occupation under international law civilians should be protected and then the national community must move in the direction of providing international.

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