russian military conducts a public test run of a new hypersonic strategic missile. footage of the. british newspaper the times interviews a chance in fighting against the government forces in eastern ukraine he says there are members of islamic states in his ranks. i understand off develops around man in northern syria government forces are massing baramin fears of a turkish offensive against local kurdish forces.
here in moscow. the live with me. for joining us this hour. new missile delivery system called god will enter russian service next year artie's the first channel to show unique footage from the defense ministries first public test run of fence ministries first public test of the weapon which is capable of firing nuclear missiles. it's picking off to the launch of russia's ivan guard ludmer putin who oversaw a live personally from defense ministries control and command center here in moscow
to explain the importance of wednesday a vent saying it was great success as it was excellent new year's eve to the entire nation adding a tooling sure russia's security for generations to come. the system is invulnerable to any current or prospective missile defense system of a potential enemy this is a big victory for a country. russia claims it is a unique equipment and it is better than anything that any country in the world at face moment has let's take a look at some of the best features of a gun guard. as
russia's president puts it it's all about protecting the country and its population in the vanguard sounds indeed like a very powerful weapon if you words about what happened exactly today the weapon was launched from the virus key military base in russia than. as kremlin reporters successfully heat the training target on the. precious some six thousand kilometers away of course there were different concerns over the use and the launch of an gart guard weapon in the west with critics say it does not comply with the global treaties especially the so called after treaty intermediate range nuclear treaty require in the us and back then the u.s.s.r. of the treaty was signed thirty years ago in ninety eighty seven all nuclear and conventional weapons with the ranges of up to fifty five hundred kilometers
but russia says it does not now violate the treaty in any way and putin said today after the launch that vice versa. it restores the global balance the global security balance just to remind you of unguarded was a month due to nuclear weapons that putin presented earlier in march say in the dry shahad to develop its military industry in response to us says success in this fear and developing their missile and anti missile defenses so definitely putin sees. floor inch and developments of military industry in russia as a response to us is moves but definitely not everybody sees it the same way we discuss the situation with a different side of the thought of an who believes that the current political
climate will spark a new arms race. well i think the u.s. is also working on these types of things in the first one to launch one doesn't always get to win the contest as the as we saw in the age and also in the space race so but certainly. the u.s. existing u.s. is defenses can't deal with them but existing u.s. defenses aren't that good against regular missiles so it is start this. doing away with the a.b.m. treaty is start a new arms race but i think you know we're just building more and more nuclear weapons when we should be trying to limit them and the new start treaty is coming which is the arms limitation for the longer range missiles is coming up in twenty twenty one so you know that would be a good time to cool you know cool off the arms race and you know lock in
some limits on these types of weapons as well. britain's times newspaper has printed a honey controversial interview with a chechen fighting against anti-government forces in eastern ukraine ahead of his battalion mitzvot his fighters wage jihad in syria and even the leader will sponsor a terror group committing atrocities in russia trenker looks into the story. so a big piece in the times on chechens on east ukraine front lines from a few dozens to more than one hundred there shoulder to shoulder with kiev's army but technically aren't part of it they're absolutely frank and open about their background saying we've been to syria in iraq we've been taught to kill by jihad it's there here's an extract from the times some of the potential ians gunman admit to having home the combat skills and islamic state training camps in iraq and syria this horrific background does get
a mention what the times journalists don't mention is other elements of the commander's biography like being part of an underground movement behind the past terrorist attacks in russia which took hundreds of lives earlier another british newspaper reported that the very same commander was against murdering civilians however he said those bloodbaths were understandable and were the only way to make moscow hear something as to why he and his fighters are in donbass now here's what it says in the times report the bichon had a simple explanation for fighting for ukraine against kremlin backed separatists putin is our enemy he said he brings a really evil we did hear about ethnic chechen groups fighting on both sides of the front line a long time ago so why would the times bring it up now the peace follows plenty of articles on ukraine versus russia that came out late the here are some of the
headlines moscow's always been described as an aggressor think the kurds straight naval clashes first of all yet when it comes to this report on chechen militias ukraine's deputy minister of information policy is thinking putin's propaganda on purpose or maybe not people who home the ukrainian media space and play along to. putin's propaganda recruit agents some are just useful idiots when i asked russian diplomats about i saw a linked fighters siding with kiev's forces i was told after years of various external attempts to radicalize ukraine there isn't really much of a surprise that you could prolong military conflicts especially supported by arms and money from outside have always attracted people different views the same happened in syria we've evil who support religious fundamentalism coming from far away and who ows will do fine in ukraine these jihadi fighters help ukraine realise
its agenda of suppressing dissent all parts of quite a familiar story with a couple of new twists and we have asked the ukrainian government and military as well to comment on the times reports about them working alongside terror linked chechen fighters we'll let you know if we do get any kind of response. there's a growing of an armed confrontation in northern syria around the kurdish held city of man bridge the syrian government has reportedly sent troops there after threats of a turkish offensive against the kurds a middle east correspondent paula slayer has the latest. this has been confirmed by r.t. sources that syrian troops have arrived in the province of man bridge which is in northern syria and it is an area that is controlled by the u.s. backed kurdish fighters they've arrived with some forty pickup trucks two tanks alawi's and armored personnel carriers it follows a request that was given last week by the kurds to the syrian soldiers to come and
assist them and we are hearing. that they are planning an offensive so certainly the situation on the ground is intensifying not only between the troops but also between those who support them in other words the united states versus turkey now this comes hot on the heels of the surprise announcement by the american president that the united states will be withdrawing american troops from syria. we do not support and we would oppose efforts to move south and in gaijin activities against the syrian democratic forces kurdish commanders have made commitments that they will turn over areas to local populations as they have been so tremendously sisk successful in liberating those areas from dash.
we noticed more movement from the euphrates shield along the front line as turkey before its military operation on a free and threatened that manned beach would be the next target as i said before our relationship is at critical juncture either we must put it back on track or move further deteriorate question of. is one that as i said is going to be given priority in our joint work in their effort in this is one of the information a good one of the issues fresh to work together with. we are a part of syria and we don't support super it isn't what you want an agreement to be reached and saw from the street as part of free syria at the same time tensions are also increasing between israel on the one hand and syria and lebanon on the
other the lebanese are drafting and urgent complained to the united nations security council over what they say is israeli military jets infringement of lebanese airspace it follows his waiting strikes overnight tuesday in which israel hit a number of targets in the damascus area this is what the lebanese transport minister has to say humanitarian disaster which could have affected passengers of two civilian aircraft in lebanon airspace during the israeli air cross invasion force strikes on the south of damascus was there we avoided now at the same time the russian defense ministry has issued a statement in which it says that when those israeli strikes were happening there were two civilian planes that were coming in to land in beirut and in lebanon and that the israeli operations endangered or could have potentially endangered civilian lives the israeli operations happened an act and saw the syrians having to activate their ground to air missile defense systems at the same time we syrian
soldiers were injured and an arms depot was badly damaged joshua landis director of the center for middle east studies at oklahoma university told us the man with jerry has become a focal point for several conflicting interests in syria. well membership is right at the corner where all these forces meet the u.s. forces and s.t.'s the kurdish forces as well as the arab militias that are supported by turkey and turkey has demanded the handover of this town meant for months now the united states and and turkey had in a sense divided up north syria the us was going to get everything to the east of the euphrates turkey to the west and now the u.s. is pulling out turkey is determined to take that town but the syrian government is equally determined to get in there and stop turkey from moving eastward right
through where the american troops were so it could be a stand off. i mean while turkey is warning france against backing kurdish militias in syria that's after the country pledged to keep troops in the country following the u.s. withdrawal. if france is thing to contribute to syria's future great but if you're doing this to protect the militia this will bring no benefit to anyone mccraw and doesn't want to leave right after trump left because if he leaves right after trump left he's going to look like he's going to look like he's playing follow the leader he's going to look like an american puppet he's going look like he's on the bad side of a ventriloquist act with president trump and he doesn't want to look like that he wants to look strong when we look at french the french role in syria it's basically been non-existent they've played second fiddle to the united states if they would think they can fill in the shoes of the united states and continue the coalition fight against isis without the u.s. france has neither the money to finance the finance this operation they don't have
the boots on the ground to support the operation so it it's basically a lose lose situation with france right now a u.s. president has made a surprise trip to iraq that story and more off of this short break. you know world of big partisan movies 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 back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the
hawks. make this manufactured insensitive to the public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final merry go round be the one percent. in the middle of the room sick. welcome back to the program the president trump has made an unannounced christmas trip to iraq to meet u.s. forces he gave a speech saying there are no plans for a withdrawal from the country. well maintaining the u.s. presence in iraq to prevent it isis resurgence and to protect u.s.
interests and also to always watch very closely over any potential reform ation of isis and also to watch over iran. is the president's first trip to iraq since taking office more than five thousand american troops austin the country says the u.s. will use any pretext to defend its interests in the region if america. wants the oil rich countries in the war in iraq so well it's nationalized. now there are. oil. interests there the u.s. . is trying to win it's. in the middle east or in any case the presence of u.s. troops. in syria in iraq and they should be if
a military force from another country is inside the borders of your country. and that is that the patient i mean i don't. trump strip comes amid critical changes in his middle east policy including pulling troops out of syria as well as talks of slashing the military presence in afghanistan the policy shifts come right off the u.s. defense secretary james mattis resigned just last week he also advised to keep troops in afghanistan opposing the idea of using private contractors in war but now that idea seems precisely like something that could happen next as reports. imagine you're sitting there on your porch reading about guns and huntin and all things good and then you see this ad we are coming blackwater judging by the logo the infamous private security group who is trigger happy antics further
just last week a former blackwater contractor was charged with first degree murder for his part in that slaughter it was then that things went iffy for the mercenary group which was then rebranded renamed and resold into obscurity but it's presumably back now in a state to spent dearly in blood and treasure in time in afghanistan every prince co-founder of the original blackwater now that everyone's fearful over trumps of ghana stan withdrawal erik prince sees an opportunity the option i was pushing the options that were considered by some of the. white house and irregular warfare option that would use cia capability special forces capability some contracted capability to strengthen to give a skeletal support structure to the afghan security forces prince is selling a new kind of war private war war waged not by governments but by
corporations the plan is simple six thousand mercenaries backed up by the few thousand u.s. special forces guys give them a small air force private their force and the blue cost to about five billion dollars a year a year for reference the afghan war has cost on average five billion a month for seventeen years but the pentagon is reluctant you just can't trust national security priest these reputation to merck's to guys willing to kill for money when the american put put their mission credibility on the line privatizing it is probably not a why it's idea every prince's been absent for years he's been selling this plan since he found out that the president wanted to get out of afghanistan the president was right to campaign against endless wars that he resented her message
to him he's going after all the maddest for this to happen if we leave decisions on warfare slowly to the pentagon we will be at war for well mr prince had been new year to you james mattis u.s. secretary of defense will leave his post on the first of january and john bolton trumps security advisor is much more pliable there are always a lot of discussions i find them helpful i'm always open to new ideas but the issue here is different it's more about principles about morals we know how blackwater behaved in iraq we know what they did when. they had immunity they ran wild they shot and killed with abandon would you trust the same people to run an entire war every prince's selling point may not be that he's cheaper it's that trump and the pentagon will become less accountable gotta start will no longer be
entirely their responsibility if blackwater whoever al smetters up at the be on their heads and it'll all be written off to plausible deniability and corporate bureaucracy so what do you think worth a try letting mercenaries run an entire war. christmas is nearly over and the end of the year is coming upon us for soon across the stories that made twenty eighteen years or quirky media analyst lionel has his own very past the look back at the top stories. that what i think. oh maybe you could read a little please stop it you know we're talking about.
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a woman whose native american ancestry was completely unraveled and disproved be a d.n.a. . it was anything short of miraculous considering the fact that everybody in the world of politics both democrat or republican everybody the media print otherwise everybody was against him his family his legacy name and how even survived is another story but he was no regular. there is a revolution going on in the world right now we guarding the new platforms and new bases rupert mation delivery and platforms such as this are proving that this is the best source of new again why the ability to not
be limited by a commercial the ability to speak freely the ability to question more. you saw president trump in control with chuck schumer dissolve being in the. sofa or the couch or the settee whatever you were just being lectured to with nancy pelosi saying i think we should maybe take this elsewhere and it was a chance for people to see what politicians sound like when they're really getting into it. the initial screech and clamor of revolution. we saw with the yellow mask we saw it elsewhere we saw different beginnings of what will be a cataclysm
a change in the structure all of the world in what was intended to be this global even up polar type of concretization of the world that changes. the truth hurts coming up tall phosphor here in moscow what do you stay with us for what's in the hawks up next we are back at the top of the hour with global news updates for you. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront a shouldn't let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic developments only mostly i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very
critical time to sit down and talk. well i think it certainly makes sense for for moscow to think. in its context with the united states i just fear that the dominant view in this city is that it is merely impossible until the united states kind of settle this domestic divide the environment in d.c. he's you know i hate to see this. as work toxic but that's exactly what it is and then i think it's in a way you know you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. join me every first day on the elec simon chill and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
greetings and salutation. the history of nations is bathed in the blood of the conquered and the sweat of the indenture from south africa to india to the united states all the way down here to australia where the genocide and subjugation of its indigenous people was still etched in the outback and coastal cities of this great continent to this day it was a dutch navigator who first brought astrology at the attention of europe back in sixteen zero six but it was it was james cook in seven hundred seventy who truly
brought us trillions into the crosshairs of european colonization and seven hundred eighty eight here in sydney then bought the bay the first permanent british colony took hold and the conquering of australia by the white man began like the massacre of the native american nations in the conquest of what is now the united states the indigenous people of australia whose population is estimated to number over seven hundred thousand saw the british colonisers bring subjugation pestilence and genocide in massive numbers that historians ratio could be as high as forty four to one indigenous to european history may well indeed be written by the victors but the pages and bindings of that book are made through the resilient spirit of those who lost in history that seek to win the future which is why today hawk watchers we will not only examine the beautiful but tragic history of the indigenous nations of australia but we will also look to the road ahead as they continue.