making headlines today the u.s. continues its strong and iran right now accusing to iran of the saudi oil facilities despite the battle saying they did it iran slams the accusations as a lot i. mean while what his stance on iran has been softened even after his u.s. national security adviser john bolton was fought this week by donald trump. also in the stories of the shake the week an american t.v. network sues the top percentile of another channel for describing them as paid to russian propaganda. put all the m.s.m. can see the post in question when it comes to making claims about the kremlin.
it's the weekly hair on our teams national all round up of the top stories from the last 7 days on the latest up to date news while. u.s. secretary of state mike compare has accused iran of launching a quote unprecedented assault on the wild energy supply saying that iran is behind attacks on saudi arabia's oil production terror on denies any involvement in the attack calling the u.s. accusations a la let's take a quick listen to what exactly the u.s. . we call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn iran's attacks the united states will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and iran is held accountable for its aggression. having failed at max pressure secretary of state compost turning to max to seat the u.s.
in its clients are stuck in yemen because i'm illusion that weapon superiority will lead to military victory blaming iran won't end disaster except april 15th proposal to end the war and begin talks may or refining in saudi arabia has now been hard as a result of 2 major state run facilities as experts expected oil prices have jumped significantly more than 13 percent following the incident u.s. president trump has authorized the release of oil from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve highlighting the importance of keeping markets well supplied the 2 saudi facilities damaged by fire were attacked on saturday eyewitnesses showed a video on social media of a huge blaze were gunshots can apparently be heard in the background the u.s. claims it was a result of drone strikes with one of the big north from iraq but backed out says there is no possibility its territory was used. who see rebels claimed
responsibility for deploying to and to attack that saudi oil processing facility and also a major oil field they say the strikes were in response to the saudi led war in yemen backed by the u.s. washington has also previously charged iran with lending support to the theists how much of a professor of political science the university of tehran believes these latest accusations from the u.s. are most likely baseless. our michael has a very long history of making accusations without providing any actual evidence who deserve already claimed responsibility for these attacks and although the scale of these attacks are on precedented we have to remember that the who tees have launched drone attacks deep inside saudi arabia for months now so i think there is no surprise there and the u.s. has accused iran of sending weaponry to the hutus but we also have to remember that yemen has been under
a very severe military blockade by the saudis with the help actually of the americans for over 4 years now making it very difficult to even send food let alone weaponry so i think he's just trying to come up with excuses to charge iran of crimes that iran has actually not committed so the vehement anti iran rhetoric from the u.s. continues even after one of terrans most outspoken critics national security advisor john bolton was fired by president trump on tuesday that was one of the big headlines of the week mr trump claimed he disagreed with bolton on several key foreign policy issues there's no word yet on who will be replacing him john bolton is renowned for his aggressive hawkish approach to foreign policy he supported the u.s. intervention in syria and was staunchly against easing pressure on north korea he also adopted a tough stance on iran and backed scrapping the nuclear deal done
a whole concert has been taking a closer look at his record. scandals resignations and dismissals are part and parcel of trump's presidency a few policy disagreements a swift tweet from the presidents and another administration official bites the dust it was clear from the outset that trump and his national security advisor would have their disagreements i'm the one that tempers him but that's ok i have different sides i mean i have john bolton and have other people that are a little more dovish than him and ultimately i make that decision we can speculate on which exact squabble lead to bolton's exit the failed talks on afghanistan the question of rush hour or perhaps a run but it seems the animosity lasted until his final day in office i offered to resign last night and president trump said let's talk about it tomorrow i informed john bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the white house i disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions as did others in the administration
views himself as a skilled dealmaker who talked tough were needed for bolton but wasn't enough he needed to walk the walk and actively consistently show strength on all fronts the middle east russia north korea latin america you name it he held out on compromising stance on sanctions military action and regime change. bolton was one of the key advocates of toppling the madeira government using any means necessary all options on the table ready to go this troika of tyranny this triangle of chairs stretching from havana to caracas to managua is the cause of immense human suffering this is a time for action. trump showed he was willing to meet to negotiate with even the greatest perceived u.s. adversities even if it meant just for symbolic photo op the right intentions seems
to be their bet it will make it clear that they won't i don't like sanctions because. this country i think they want to make peace i think it's time for bolton though this was unacceptable so it could be a long and unproductive meeting or it could be a short non productive meeting we have very much in mind the libyan model from 20032004 while bolton boiled that north korea had violated u.n. sanctions off for missile test and may trump downplayed the incident saying he wasn't spooked north korea fired off some small weapons which disturbed some of my people and others but not me. taking on iran was perhaps bolton's priority number one within a month of his appointment in april 28th seen the u.s. have pulled out of the iran nuclear deal and advocate of preemptive strikes he pushed for military action against iran after a u.s. drone was brought down and as ever his thinly veiled threats centered around regime
change we hope that these new measures directed at the arena and dictatorship will compel the government to re-evaluate its pursuit of terror at the expense of its people well i think he is on the verge of making a mistake i think his advisors are pushing him in the wrong direction ironically just as bolton prepared to depart speculations been rife on possible talks between trump and the rain in president rouhani it would have thought that possible after so much hostile rhetoric perhaps the final straw was trump's plans of wind down the longest war in u.s. history including hosting talks with taliban leaders at camp david it's speculated that bolton this was in comprehensible it seems that with or without bolton's presence u.s. foreign policy may have more surprises in store during trump's 1st. i'm not latter aspect of donne's piece is what we're focusing on later in the program even though
the u.s. shut down the hard brokered peace talks the afghan taliban still wants donald trump to get back to the table as r.t. found out in an exclusive interview with that it goes into its ahead this half hour . senior u.s. journalists are once again fighting over russia with one t.v. network now suing the host of another for describing them as paid russian propaganda artie's has the story. here comes a familiar voice which becomes even more familiar if we hear words like russia or russian the most obsequiously approach trump right wing news outlet in america really it literally is page correction propaganda for those who still didn't recognize that that was really literally rachel maddow speaking about the one american news network on her and this n.b.c. show i'll get to the point of reminding you how she keeps seeing russia everywhere
in a moment but don't you think there must be someone out there who won't just swallow what the m s n b c star anchor says without hitting back with a decent jab well oh a ed is filing a defamation lawsuit they want 10000000 bucks one america is wholly operated and financed by the herring family in san diego they are as american as apple pie they are not paid by russia and have nothing to do with the russian government this is a false and malicious libel and they're going to answer for it in a court of law to tell you about the reason for when rachel maddow said really literally which is supposed to mean definitely no doubt shares staff with the kremlin that's another thing she said it's just that a one america journalist bit freelance work for a russian based news agency sputnik she got him busted so bad
but as i've said earlier the number of times rachel maddow turned her show into a grand russian paranoia episode is just difficult to carry out. 1 or about to find out if the new president of our country is going to do what russia wants. f.b.i. is under attack from the president from the president's republican supporters and congress and the president conservative media supporters and also from the ongoing russian influence operation that is still. what happened if russia killed the power in fargo today and what would happen to all of the natural gas lines that that surface and falls just on the coal to stay in recent memory and it wasn't in our power whether or not to turn them back on no wonder that when some folks decided to put the m s n b c hosts russia gate obsession into a mathematical perspective they found she spent more time talking about russia than all other topics combined over
a certain period. now you know what it takes to become the most watched hosts in all of cable news she got to that milestone last year but when step by step it gets revealed a lot of what you were saying was just a flow of blah blah you make up to when views the consequences do start haunting you 1st the ratings gradually went down and then the actual conclusions of the pro blood to whet their this is what the viewers saw when rachel maddow 1st realized the probe wasn't going to russia gaiters way and so we know the logistics of how we got the notification that it did and obviously right now we have mostly just a ton of questions as to what miller's report says how complete it is who gets to see it who gets to decide who gets to see it and when. now here comes the lawsuit the what i mentioned nothing's decided yet but probably even more people
will think twice next on the here really literally in that familiar voice. to a mystery that has puzzled minds for the past 60 yaz in 1959 a group of soviet hikers in the euro mountains disappear 9 bodies recovered it various theories around the deaths and a special project you want to. see ruptly we can chronicle the faithful and. because if. you or your.
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a year long peace process with the minutes group despite hopes up the negotiation might add always to decades of conflict the taliban commander was supposed to go to the united states before signing an agreement that deal was to include washington withdrawing troops in exchange for a commitment from the medicines not to shelter terrorists donald trump justified during the negotiations by citing an islamist attack in the afghan capital that resulted in the death of an american soldier that suicide car bombing killed 10 people in total and injured thousands more it was one of 3 assaults claimed by the taliban in the 2 week period in addition to attacks which have taken place over the 12 months that the peace talks are going on t. also the group how they expect trying to negotiate with them while they're killing his troops. the next day when mr.
mr bucket is a problem is that he says he. doesn't want to go so it's to give those of us what we cannot give one of the other what is most. american soldiers there you know what it's not only the soldiers. that are there was what i was but still we. propose. to be set up with something but unfortunately i need which release some sort of proof i don't even. it was considered by the american side a sense if the american side is not really a negotiation and did not want peace on the day it will. be compared to defend our civil liberties to do this 500 years. i do know that there. is a behind that we can still work on but we are still committed to the league mission
suisse here that i would stand and i will probably see from this study committee why this time is that there's no solution for one conflict except it was a sense except the peace on the table so we were revitalized the whole day to mr duncan. smith in here come back to where we were and we just sat there with after the fact to give the american. american democratic politicians are increasingly speaking out on the issue of fracking with money calling for the process to be completely banned fracking involves trading deep into the ground to a couple or oil and natural gas critics claim it's dangerous about the environment and top u.s. democrats shadow's fears to scale up more pain reports. the usa is now the world's top oil exporting country check out these words from the international energy
agency booming shale production has allowed the u.s. to close in on and briefly overtake saudi arabia as the world's top oil exporter president trump says that this is a huge achievement he's ready to celebrate success becoming more and more energy dominant i don't want to give you free we want to be an engine dominant in terms of the world but not everyone shares donald trump's energy market enthusiasm in fact most of the people who want to run against him in the 2020 alexion want to outlaw the practice of hydraulic fracking that's the reason the usa has so much oil and gas any proposal to avert the climate crisis must include a full fracking ban on public and private lands on my 1st day as president i will sign an executive order that puts a total maria tarm on own you fossil fuel leases for drilling off shore and on public lands and i will ban fracking everywhere it's not just the left progressives
you've got the centrist kemal the harris there's no question i'm in favor of banning fracking so at this point roughly 59 percent of america's oil is extracted from the shale so if you outlawed the practice of hydraulic fracking you would knock down the oil sector of the u.s. economy pretty hard the same for natural gas now check out this headline. kremlin kemal or harris and other democrats are embracing vladimir putin's preferred u.s. energy policy the new conspiracy theory even went viral on twitter many in fracking and use of natural gas would do more damage to america and make lead to more putin happier than anything donald trump has ever said or done so good job democrats your being pro russia pro putin and program wind by wanting to ban natural gas of course the senator isn't the only 2020 democrat calling for this from russia with love ban on fracking the most reliable of k.g.b. useful idiots bernie sanders is even clearer that this notion that opposition to
hydraulic fracking is all a big plot from moscow is nothing new in fact we've even heard it from the halls of the u.s. congress we have seen evidence of campaigns targeting culture and energy as to 2. industries of interest to foreign powers on energy we've seen anti fracking narratives so it seems like nowadays the only way to really play it safe in american politics is to find out what the why we're putting once and do the exact opposite so let's hope that the russian president doesn't talk about say fixing up america's crumbling roads and bridges or addressing the opioid epidemic mop and r.t. new york. before it's even been released hollywood's late comic book is facing backlash after it was accused of glorify violence.
phoenix documents the early years of the villain from the batman franchise and shows him as a loner who descends into madness it's not yet on public release but a screening at the venice film festivals people arguing online with many saying it encourages us to sympathize with problematic themes i don't want to have sympathy for a man best known for his robbery murder and arguably rape shoved down my throat for 2 hours it was not that long ago when a socially isolated described chilled white man who felt wronged by society quite literally dressed up as a joker and shot up a movie theater in colorado joke of a film where you're supposed to sympathize with a mediocre white man radicalising to do range violence will no doubt be appealing to the wrong audience for the worst reasons millions of children will see the
upcoming film joker to laugh at a clown millions of children will be taught that crime violence and mayhem at the stuff of jokes one will howl with take responsibility for promoting a culture of crime we spoke to a filmmaker who believes that censorship should be a last resort. problem with criticizing a film before it comes out for what it's supposed to say is that we're starting to . a lot of people like to do in this country self censor art and creative expressions of art and i have a big issue with pure and simply because it's really difficult to comment on something that you've not seen and if you're already saying that something is going to be the way you think is going to be and you don't want to see it then we have a problem we have a problem that we have in this country with the polarization at a political level at a cultural level we don't want to see what we think is going to be different from
what we think about what we support i don't think that video games or movies will encourage people to commit acts of violence i think the issue is at the source of education of many things that are going on in this country when it comes to too much shootings and role violence i think intertainment if something is an expression of something that is happening in this society that we need to deal with and it's a reminder as there is a lot of issues that are not dealt with and i feel that a lot of people like to put those issues under the carpet instead of dealing with them head on. the u.s. budget deficit is expected to hit one trillion dollars next year i'm questions are being raised over how american tax money taxpayer money rather is being used a new report by a kentucky senator has highlighted some of what this dog samples of government spending.
is a tense situation in venezuela is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been praised only employment from the inside venezuela things were different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela associate. famous will have a son of a moment to. get out of that political battle so on the people on the path of a moment of focus the whole story is a new nixon called in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated that in latin america an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the chilean economy scream so what's now making the economy of venezuela screech.
time after time see we're going underground as in the week trump appoints a new u.s. security advisor nato nation turkey hosts talks between presidents ergo and putin rouhani the head of the un general assembly coming up on the show palestine's ambassador to the united nations speaks to going on the ground on the eve of an election that threatens to end the career of israeli prime minister netanyahu as he faces global condemnation of his plans to annex more palestinian land plus hearings continue today in occupied cuba the guantanamo lawyer for alleged $911.00 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed explains how the cia appears to have gone out of
its way to prevent his conviction dollars or more coming up in today's going underground fast today marks 37 years since the sabra and shatila massacres committed by christian fascists aided by israeli defense forces in lebanon after up to 20000 mostly civilians were killed there when the supreme court in europe left the door open to a future possible prosecution of then israeli prime minister ariel sharon on war crimes for sabra and shatila this is what the then foreign minister binyamin netanyahu now prime minister of israel said israel and the jewish people cannot accept. additional blood libels against the jews stood on the sort of europe so what happened at sabra and shatila 37 years ago today here's what renowned academic norman finkelstein told this program about what led to it look when these maronite were. told girls can go into the refugee camps clean them out call on. whoa and they went in there and
block and street and exit into the accounts it's fired from where it's at night as the lebanese. forces the christian forces are carried out this massacre and accounts about 2000. how stinney and refugees were murdered in sabra and shatila but when netanyahu than working with the perpetrator of alleged war crimes this is fake news when. facts are distorted and you semitic diatribes are allowed. centrally calling for the free slaughter of jews without the right of the jews to defend themselves this is the harking back to the worst and use of semitic practices that were prevalent in europe than who is being one of the few world leaders to visit boris johnson since
becoming prime minister here before he shut down palm and i think we should welcome . the. rest of the world into. ok. yet another talk about. the push for. the french. he is arguably following nato nation tradition as for the perpetrator of the september 16th massacre not in the u.k. labor member tony blair but also the frontrunner to lead the us democrats into next year's us election both red eulogies at his funeral his joe biden currently under 5 a fossil fuel campaign financing driver say it doesn't just feel like the loss of a leader. it feels like a death in the family well biden remains the pro-war u.s. democratic stablished enjoys for 2020 bit binyamin netanyahu ahead of his ok.