a three month breaks of extension is offering that twenty second may as a final deadline. live from our international news center in moscow. a warm welcome to the program my names you know our top story a bombshell investigation has claimed that american mercenaries helped haiti's president consolidate power seven military contractors were arrested there in february but then released without charge without all comes amid tense rivalries in the haitian government and protracted and think government protests in the country take a look. just
would have missed an exile to give it up these men or most scenarios he says if he were here to attack part of the executive branch of the government. probably. seen those reports due to privacy considerations we're unable to comment further they were apparently going to transfer eighty million dollars out of the petrel caribbean account in haiti in the bank to another account which would be under the
control of president joe from elmo we the petro caribbean account required authorization if you will from. his then prime minister. and the bank president. so this was apparently their mission they entered without going through immigration without going through customs they had come in with weapons which is a violation not just of u.s. law but haitian law pressure from the u.s. embassy had them released in a completely illegal manner are you able now that the piece is released had to disclose your source and if not why not i spent a week in haiti speaking to haitian police officials justice department officials people. with any connection who had any knowledge at all of this operation. disclose our source the requested anonymity.
so we have to protect our source. well kma leaves broke the story for the intercept online news site but one of the mercenaries a retired navy seal disputes version of events chris ellison say's they were hired to escort a haiti american businessman to sign an investment contract and were arrested the day before the planned meeting in an isolated instagram post he also claimed the mercenaries were used quote paulette's in a public fight between the haitian president prime minister the pm was the smallest on monday meanwhile u.s. senator marco rubio was in the country on thursday to discuss how a new government could be formed there haiti's new prime minister was appointed the very same day aurthur all the report came again says' us attempts to influence haitian politics will spark further unrest in the country. added certain
irritant or of certain combustibility to the situation. they really arrived on the last day of the latest spiers them of. demonstrations the prime minister in fact when he was voted out by the deputies was in front of the senate. answering for what happened with these mercenaries so i think yes the whole mercenary story has played a role one from the questions everybody had about it and now that our story has come out and basically. torn off the lives or pulled back the curtain on this story i think that this is going to create even more outrage and more consternation. on the part of the haitian people. just
a reminder on the political situation in haiti opposition protesters remain where you are skyrocketing inflation on alleged government. a current president who was sworn in two years ago on a pledge to create more jobs and improve living conditions. of students king's college london claiming they were barred from attending plus's because of their pro palestine activism they were told it was because of security reasons during a visit by the queen probably boyko spoke to some one in fact all the students involved i went into my eleven am that shows like ten from the emotional time it was i walked in and i got my id card i tapped on the barrier i mean it wouldn't walk the bar it wouldn't open i talked about three times and by the time i kind of like to myself i knew that this was intentional marines a student at king's college but for one day this week she wasn't she was barred
while king's was hosting the queen. around the time of this grand entrance on the all the signs of the building the second year religion and politics student was having this conversation with security guards and in the armored car this big brother can sort of parse. through your question here you believe the metropolitan police profiled me. they're not perfect and you see what they did she wasn't the only one experiencing this issue. it was here that marine try to get into her university for a second time but she says she was told by security guards here that she was one of several students who had been bought from her own university for the duration of
the queen's visit now. marina and her friends say that they've been politically profiled for their history of peaceful demonstrations over issues such as palestine demos like this was not very urban was are you going do you have to do the your freedom thing is not ok i don't know who you mean doesn't have a criminal record she claims she was just singled out by her university for being a politically minded muslim woman i must be paying student i pay nine thousand pounds right i'm not allowed to go to my lecture because i'm a courier security got to the queen. outrageous since the incident the students have staged more protests highlighting what happened to them and demanding on it says. i. king's college london is one of the u.k.'s oldest universities that occupies
several buildings in central london and the queen and the duchess of cambridge were here opening this new building bush house now ought to put the students allegations to the university and the response we got was simply that there was an event here that required the highest level of security we had an event on tuesday which demanded the highest level of security and we had to minimize movement three buildings for security reasons at a time some of our buildings were not successful the metropolitan police told r.t. that they don't comment on security issues but the marines says that talking about political issues shouldn't make her a security. bricking with decades of u.s. policy president from post said it's time the u.s. fully recognizes the contested golan heights as part of israel. the region will
seize from syria after the six day war in one nine hundred sixty seven syria's foreign ministry has rejected mr trump's comment that the country is seeking to liberate the golan heights by all means possible russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman join the condemnation saying washington's move would violate a number of un resolutions germany has reacted saying it's against any unilateral measures with fronts joining the chorus of disapproval to. donald trump's support for israel has taken some new heights and that would be the golan heights and it now seems that despite the un and syria and others recognizing this territory as belonging to syria donald trump wants it to be recognized as part of israel let's take a listen to what he tweeted out after fifty two years it's time for the united states to fully recognize israel so over and see over the golan heights which is of critical strategic and security importance the state of israel and regional
stability now this announcement on twitter came as mike pompei o the top diplomat of the united states secretary of state was meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu he expressed a huge amount of gratitude for this gift of recognizing the golan heights and its time when the run cease to syria as a platform to destroy israel trump boldly recognize israel is sovereignty in the golan heights thank you president trump now in its annual human rights report the u.s.a. described palestinian territories not as israeli occupied but rather as israeli control and we recently saw mike pump a zero take the unprecedented move as u.s. secretary of state and actually visit the western wall in jerusalem now at this point the world is well aware that benjamin netanyahu is facing an election that will determine whether or not he remains the prime minister of israel and some have interpreted donald trump's moves as essential trying to help netanyahu showing u.s.
support for netanyahu taking unprecedented steps in pro israeli stances by the united states as a whole and people wonder if this could lead to an escalation in the region little earlier i spoke to the former you can boston or to syria peter ford he's of the don't trust plenty to gain from backing israel. morning who. now. you know. no. we re we we. who are all from. a lot of. you gave. me. wrong. it will ensure. its roots back in the coming months. the european union has
rejected teresa mayes request for a three month delay to break that the e.u. is offering a shorter postponement on only on the taking the negotiated by the british pm and brussels and it seems the braggs turmoil has taken its toll on some european leaders. do it be able to also agrees to an extension until the. twentieth of april. but. this will go yet. on to the variance.
according to to our poll. and there's still empty in the end it means the that is a lot of faces from the decision making and chopping and changing plans multiple times at the e.u. council summit and finally a decision that was reached officially and a final offer to to reason may and the u.k. for its bricks plans for spoiling that bad line article fifty until the twenty second of may conditional on to resume a passing up plot in parliament of course it's already been rejected twice by big majorities humiliating defeat for the conservative government and it's probably for that reason that the e.u. council added these conditions at the condition that you pass is that through if not they voted the option of a second extension up until the twelfth of april now if the u.k. chooses to go for that second extension of the reason may fail to put our plan
through parliament as widely expected the u.k. will have to come up with some sort of plan with some sort of offer to continue that process in which case they will have to agree to participate in the european parliamentary elections but of course that would be rather silly and rather pointless because the u.k. is of course leaving the european union as the reason may stated in her press conference so come the twenty eighth of march depending on. what happens in the house of commons she might have to go back to the e.u. once again the e.u. may have to call another emergency council meeting to decide what exactly happens next so it does seem the brusque brooks it saw go for now will continue. in i'm likely turn of events like one ton the movie prisoner has been singing the praises of his captors and slamming the authorities of his native saudi arabia find out why right after this. i.
you know world's big partisan movie 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 we're watching closely watching the hawks. make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the famous merry go
round lifts only the one percent. we can all middle of the room. and we're back a prisoner and saudi national held in america's infamous mobi a detention center surprisingly preys on the united states and washed out of the saudi monarchy. my faith in many u.s. politicians and media outlets has recently risen dramatically because of their courage to stand against the saudi royals the saudi royal family overtly fight terrorism to please the west while covertly supporting it's a please the clerics and others they also do this so that they are always
desperately needed by the united states and the west or the person terrorist suspect gets on sharpie has spent seventeen years in guantanamo and after being captured. in pakistan the u.s. dropped the initial charges against him but still refused to release him over security fears sharpy admits to being an interpreter for al qaeda receiving training to use explosives. i'm proud of what i did and there isn't any reason for hiding my force against the united states i took up arms i did what i did and i'm willing to pay the price no matter how many years you sentence me even if i spend hundreds of years in jail that would be a matter of honor for me. well i'll sure be lawyer told us his client has served his time and there's no justification for keeping him in prison any longer. well mr al surely was very clear eyed about why he wanted to speak out in this moment and he's also cognizant of the possible consequences that would that might carry for
himself but for him it's more important to speak the truth in this moment to cast a critical light on on his home government and to let the chips fall where they may he is hopeful that you know the truth will set him free and that he will eventually regain his freedom and remain safe but but he also understands that you know the saudi government does not take too well to criticism it's really an extraordinary situation because when you think about it here in the united states if he had been charged with the most common terrorism related offense material support for terrorism he would be a free man by now the sentence for that is usually ten to fifteen years and so the question really is why is the united states continuing to hold on to these men and the answer unfortunately is that it's politics it's just the perception of having a place like guantanamo and what that represents symbolically to a certain portion of the electorate and to a certain part of the political class in the united states it's far too convenient a political football unfortunately there are no charges pending against mr be at
one point he was charged before a military commission with a crime of conspiracy that crime was subsequently found by u.s. courts not to constitute a war crime so. that charge was dismissed he like many of the forty remaining prisoners at guantanamo basically since there are guantanamo without charge or a fair process to. transgender rights campaigner in the u.k. is in the spotlight for a controversial issue she initiated susie green reported a catholic journalist to police or what she described as violent hateful tweets following an appearance on a popular t.v. show the reporter knows sees. she's become a victim of a public witch hunt for her beliefs. meanwhile a group of people have terrified and harassed my family talks to my children made violent and sexual threats sign me up to porn accounts did the same to my husband threatened to visit him and tumbleweed well tempers flared when journalist caroline
faraj debated the rights issue with susie green the mother of a trans gendered girl on national television in the u.k. susie green runs mermaids eight u.k. charity for transgender children her own child gender reassignment surgery at the age of sixteen she reported caroline faraj a divided catholic to police for a series of tweets which use words like mutilates and castrate green ses the post went far beyond a transgender debate. you will see the tweets are a lot more serious than about ms gendron they were allegations of serious misconduct and violent spiteful personal attacks well she's now withdrawn the complaint but the debate rages on we publish it all for the scotian with human rights campaigner peter tatchell talk show host john gold. kara it is a devout catholic i met him many times interfere she's a devout catholic she has an absolute right to hold
a view of saying i don't accept this just like a muslim person and they couldn't accept either so let's have respect both sides is absolute nonsense that the police of got caroline should have be respectful of the design of that trans woman to be referred to as she. even if she doesn't approve of it you know reflecting someone's chosen gender that is not a big deal it doesn't imply support or endorsement it's just about common decency and respect there is this increasing tendency for the police to be bought in to deal with what some people find offensive but you know in human. there is no right to not be offended you know offense is part and parcel of open debate now i'm glad that we live in a free society where people can express their opinions and what caroline post said
was not stirring hatred or discrimination of violence against trans people she was simply in my view disrespectfully refusing to use the term she to a trans woman look she went through a difficult time with a boy who then thought she was a woman and he's a woman now abusing but i do think there is a kind of pressure on everyone that we have to conform to his new language. i think that's deplorable but i don't think it's a matter of police intervention you know there are serious crimes serious hate crimes up there just communication how this moment which the police should be focusing on not what individual people may say if we close down debate on the most important debate channel in the world. social media and facebook then we're going to live in very dangerous times and i'll be really going to allow the new all of
you all of the media world facebook and twitter to be our lord chamberlain's surely we should be grown no i'm talking about it. let's turn attention to china where firefighters battle the blaze over night out a chemical plant in the east of the country forty seven people were killed in an explosion there on thursday scores more seriously injured but the blast was so powerful damage reportedly leveled several factory buildings on even created earth tremors hundreds of rescuers were deployed to the scene which has been described as one of the worst industrial accidents in recent chinese history. authorities in poland have opted not to invite a russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking eighty years since the beginning of world war two among the countries that have been invited are e.u.
and nato member states including germany warsaw says' it took the decision because of russia's actions in ukraine the snub has elicited a damning response from moscow. we have been ruled out by the polish leadership's intention to organize in september of this year events come emirates in the eighty's and the very surreal the beginning of the second world war in a four month that involves only war so scar and ellis and partners those from e.u. neighbors states and nato the polish authorities justify their idea by billions of certain modern realities ignoring the historical logic we spoke to us that from germany's left party she is of the view warsaw is trying to rewrite history. it's from this bush name and it's a disgrace i'm polish by birth and hold both polish and german citizenship it's a shame to see history being revised in this manner that those who freed us from
the nazis and fascism in europe russia and the soviet union are not invited to this important anniversary it's really scandalous i'm afraid the majority of ordinary people thanks to empty russian propaganda in the media have a very vague idea of history now it's a poor link to see right wing forces at the helm of some european countries including poland they use their polis a mung of things against russia there's a tendency to look west toward to tromp and nato instead of fostering good probably relations in europe ok coming up here or to international aid to haiti medication in the us again in the focus after alleged links to psychosis watching the hawks they'll stay on dates next. to. her.
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can you know it can be a lot like that world famous carnival game which is a whack a mole you know where you pop the bulls on the head. but you know i mean think about it we popped up in syria no wait no no no we're leaving syria. spoke too soon we just popped up in syria again an iraqi guy yemen you've got afghanistan the list begins to feel endless and for many of us completely confusing and unpredictable. except for afghanistan i guess like afghanistan is like the broken whack a mole at the carnival where the mole figurine has been whacked so many times that it just stays there on moving or military foreign policy in afghanistan but now hawk watchers a new but old location is recently popped up on the game board somalia yes well the u.s. military has been.