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for headline stories this hour turkey's parliament approved a. ploy troops to libya in order to. recognize government in tripoli. the united states jailing of whistleblower chelsea modeling for refusing to testify against wiki leaks founder julian assange is to torture. the pentagon claims there are. against american troops on the islamic republic with a preemptive strike. churning
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in from right around the world. to r.t. international my names you know only. donald trump thinks that foreign interference could complicate the situation in libya he raised his concerns during a call with president of turkey both leaders agreed to maintain diplomatic cooperation in the conflict as the backdrop comes as the turkish parliament voted on thursday to back the u.n. recognize government in libya giving essentially a green light to a troop deployment there. libya's been in a state of war since protests in 2011 the sting of the country's leader muammar gadhafi in recent months the us government of national accord has been losing ground to the rival administration of general. who leads the libyan national army general half charges forces currently control most of libya's territory and not include crucial oil and gas resources the u.n.
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bought government meanwhile formally requested military aid from last month. well the arab league believes the deployment of turkish troops will further escalate the conflict in libya neighboring egypt is also strongly condemn the decision saying it would hold turkey fully responsible for any negative repercussions artie's paula slayer fills in some of the blanks. we know that this emergency session took place this afternoon in and we did see opposition from the main opposition party and their major concern is really that of all tensions in libya and that is a concern that's been expressed here across the region that number one we could see the libyan situation becoming more and more inflated and at the same time tensions trickling over elsewhere into the region now the initial mandate we understand is that troops will be sent for a period of one year of course and quest saying that this deployment is vital for turkey for her interests in libya and also her interests in the eastern
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mediterranean last month an agreement was signed between ankara and libya and according to the turkish president in that agreement he was requested by the tripoli prime minister fires to send such troops the government has been embroiled in both her fighting with the military command of tar and his libya national army now they've been unable to reach the city center of tripoli but there has been particularly in recent weeks a lot of fighting around the capital global news channel to or to world told me on korea is going to use its military deployment for political gains. turkey doesn't want defeat or at least turkey's not going there to combat at least not initially i expect a very immediate deployment of $200.00 marines there to serve as a stopgap at least raise the cost of hopped hours of pensive on tripoli knowing that there is
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a turkish presence knowing that if any of them are harmed there would be a much greater retaliation from making the helped our and his l n a think twice before bombing bombing tripoli president add one has tried to reach out to his nato allies especially his e.u. allies multiple times this is basically a last resort right now when diplomacy doesn't work unfortunately there comes a time where you have to flex your hard power and there is an important saying what happens on the military field heeds the diplomatic table we're seeing turkey become more and more now the major player in not only libya in the north africa and the east and the middle east turkey is showing that it's not going to shy away and president add one is willing to use his military muscle to get the results he wants at the diplomatic table as well. ok to another story we are closely following today a senior u.n. official has launched a scathing it on the united states over its ongoing detention of whistleblower
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chelsea manning saying her treatment amounts to torture special ruppert tornadoes milter made the claim in a letter to the u.s. government which is written in november but has only just come to light. the practice of coercive depreciation of liberty for civil contempt involves the intentional infliction of progressively severe mental and emotional suffering for the purposes of coercion and intimidation at the order of judicial authorities such deprivation of liberty does not constitute a circumscribed sanction for a specific offense when an open ended progressively severe measure of coercion fulfilling all the constitutive elements of torture or other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. let's recap chelsea manning was a u.s. military intelligence analyst bulls arrested in 2010 per supplying classified information to wiki leaks she was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 35 years in prison president obama commuted her sentence just before he left office but she was
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arrested again last year for declining to testify against wiki leaks publisher julian assange and lawyer and activist kevin zeese explain to us how the law is being used to coerce mounting. in a grand jury which is a secret process before someone is indicted or you go for it prosecutions occurring to determine whether someone should be prosecuted this is a power of the court to coerce someone into testifying now this law can allow a person in the united states to be held for the length of the grand jury in order to coerce them to testify before the grand jury and no longer serves the purpose it was intended to serve it's now become a weapon of prosecutors it was initially designed to protect people who are being investigated the reason they're kept secret because it trying to protect people being investigated before they're indicted so you don't know that they're being
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investigated but in the longer serves that purpose and now serves the purpose of being a tool for prosecutors that's abused and i think chelsea manning is a victim of that abuse the report by nils meltzer does give an additional air of legitimacy to the case of manning to really back up all of the things that manning supporters that the song supporters have been saying now for over 6 months that this is unjust that this is unfair they're trying to create something new this is the whole point of coerced trying to coerce manning to come up with something that the d.o.j. can use to make a real case against the sunday shows you how flimsy this is this is the degree degradation of the justice system in the united states and also in the u.k. as well in the case of the songes more like more resembles a banana republic style facade of a state judicial apparatus this is all part of a campaign to reframe to reframe julius aunt and wiki leaks as it is from
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a journalist and a publication to being a cyber criminal and a hostile foreign intelligence agency the entire case all the indictments against dishonor are based on that we frame in principle. and they are trying to get chills he meaning to give them something a key to actually make that narrative work and she's not she's not volunteering anything this is frustrating the u.s. system tremendously. well joining the songes not fairing much better he's also behind bars in a british prison after being dragged out of the ecuadorian embassy in london or had spent the previous 7 years. taylor has his story. few buildings in the wilds have ever come under as much scrutiny as this one here ecuador and. in those 4 walls for 7 long years possibly the most famous was a pro who time to get a sandwich was hold up until 8 court 2019 to 48 world was sensationally
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dropped out which should start to ease. the work for the wiki leaks founder this was a huge betrayal by the latin american country that had sheltered him since 2012 aquittal said the relations had soured with the sand and his bad behavior triggered them opening the door to the police and revoking his asylum but it's worth noting that just a bit acquittals bank account got an almighty boost with a $4200000000.00 loan from the i.m.f. where the u.s. has huge voting rights a staunch is currently sitting in belmarsh prison in the country's capital sucking up to meet sentence but jumping bail in 2012 but many are saying that what he's actually been handed is a death sentence because over 60 doctors wrote an open letter to the u.k.
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government saying that he might die in prison britain for its part denies any wrongdoing the allegations mr son she was subjected to torture and founded and hold false the u.k. is committed to upholding the rule of law and ensuring that no one is ever above it but long to its defense rings hollow in light of reports by many organizations including the new web which claimed that as a scientist health continues to deteriorate authorities are simply standing idly by the blatant and sustained arbitrariness shown by both the judiciary and the government in this case suggests an alarming departure from the u.k.'s commitment to. when rights and the rule of law unless the u.k. urgently changes course under alleviates the inhuman situation mr sanders continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing him his life but as sanchez but also his well being is not only fight on his hands ever since wiki
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leaks exposed gross misconduct by the us government washington has been pushing for his extradition on espionage charges giving him a helping hand the british government despite international outcry the u.k. home secretary signed a us extradition request putting us on that one step closer towards being charged for publishing classified information and conspiring to stop from a computer the 18 charges that washington has put forward could carry a maximum sentence of 175 years behind bars the reaction all over the wild people are crying foul they say that this is not a case about punishing a crime but of silencing for us surely in a singled out for special treatment for one reason only here's the truth he's such an innocent important man is because he is
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a freedom fighter however much you dislike. his case is the most important for me give you freedom this is just. miss rule of law and operation. washington's bid to get asylum stateside was also helped by not the european country sweden the scandinavian nation was investigating a rape allegation against the whistleblower and would have been within its rights to request his extradition to face trial since that case predated the u.s. request london would have been obliged to send a songe to stockholm fast but sweden has now closed that investigation conveniently removing the. final obstacle for the americans funny how it all wiped out a sanchez extradition hearing is set for factory 2020 but in light of these recent talents of the feds here's rubbing the does little charts of play this close to sure i mean what and so of course what news most of the united nations special
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operator on torture is certain how corrupts and how in stress that the entire system in the u.k. including the judiciary and the media has to go on when it comes to julian. you know before you call course earlier this year and this was a confirmation that what neil smelters said seems to be true that julian. just lots of what journalists fear trial into while one always hopes that lead to justice will prevail u.s. authorities have rather spared a kind wired for a start so it might well turn out that when a country is just quits our risk of being exposed to justice is a word that's up for interpretation so as to tailor our team. it appears the trumpet ministration is getting the new year off to a confrontational start after sending fresh warnings to iran the u.s.
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defense secretary claims there is evidence to around this planning attacks against american troops in the u.s. military is gearing up for a preemptive strike or to scale up martin has more on what mark asper had to say on the matter. in his statement on behalf of the u.s. military and department of defense he basically cited a recent attacks on u.s. personnel and said that another strike against iran or against iranian aligned forces could be in the works this is what he said through some indication that they may be planning additional attacks if that's happened since the act and by the way if we get word of attacks of some type of indication we will take preemptive action as well to protect american forces to protect american lives now on tuesday a crowd of protesters stormed the u.s. embassy in baghdad in response to the usa said it would deploy $750.00 more u.s.
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troops to the middle east furthermore $100.00 u.s. marines were moved from kuwait to protect the embassy in a show of force we had the united states helicopters flying over the compound firing flares as kind of a warning at protesters the embassy unrest came in the aftermath of a u.s. strike against forces in iraq and syria they say have ties to iran 25 people were killed dozens were injured in the aftermath of this strike we had protests at the u.s. embassy in baghdad. was. a good god however we have donald trump on twitter iran will be held fully responsible for the lives lost or damaging if any of our facilities they will pay a very big price this is not a warning it is the threat happy new year as tensions escalate in the middle east
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the united states continues to blame iran for incidents and say that it will respond to this pattern of tension between the united states and iran tension that has been asking lading seems to be continuing now that we enter the new year well political analysts ship beer runs very thinks the u.s. has invested too much in iraq with no real gains to show. the administration of mr trump threatening nations saying we will do x. y. and that so that they may comply with it but what you have to remember that us if for the last 16 years has spent over a trillion dollars with lossless or loss of $5000.00 american soldiers and many thousands of wounded and at the end of it what did us a get after the recent attacks on the popular mobilization forces the whole of the iraqi politicians were really against what the
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usa did when you mean people in other countries and you think that they're not going to react i think is foolish it's illogical. not the only country now feeling the impact of american culture measures in the new year the united states has just to impose sanctions on cuba's defense minister that's according to u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o the sanctions were put in place over his support for venezuelan president nicolas maduro under alleged human rights violations the sanctions by the minister and his children from entering the us. china has reportedly suspended a joint shanghai london stock exchange project over britain's position on protests in hong kong which some in beijing view as meddling the link up in question was launched in june last year and it was meant to enable british and chinese firms on president access to each other's markets china's foreign ministry spokesperson was
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vague when asked about the matter but expressed hopes for further cooperation between the countries. we hope the u.k. will provide a just open and nondiscriminatory business environment for chinese enterprises and create conditions conducive to principal corp between china and the u.k. in various fields. backdrop to this the months of protests in hancock county government demonstrators there in a former british colony of course have been calling on london to intervene while china has continually stressed to the international community including the u.k. that it is purely a domestic issue more than a 1000000 people reportedly turned died for a demonstration in hong kong for the new year around 400 arrests were.
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or financial commentator charlie boyle believes that if the project has been suspended it was all about sending a message. and this certainly going to be an interesting year i don't think it's particularly you know significant economically though right now but it certainly sends a signal i think the chinese have also started to realize especially in the last couple of years that we are entering a global recession whatever that for whatever form that takes whether it's the next month or the next couple of years and trying to quite a good position especially with with. looking for reelection you know later this
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year and he's backtracking on all a lot of that stuff and it just makes sense for them to send a message to the u.k. that they're on the radar as well especially at this important time for england u.k. or of. the sputnik news agency has started its shutting down its bureau in the a story in the capital tower after dozens of its employees resigned saying the figure criminal prosecution ortiz medina cost over had more the story earlier. this but i think agency published a statement on the 1st of january saying 35 of its staff and a star on the air had terminated their labor contracts and resigned fearing possible criminal prosecution now the sputnik agency in the stoniest controlled by the russian state media organizations i c c avoid unfortunately experience dictates that despite the apparent absurdity of the government's threats criminal prosecution of journalists is a reality in today's europe last month a telling
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a story just told. that stuff members could be prosecuted due to the european sanctions against russia and if that would have happened they would be facing up to 5 years behind bars now moscow sees this demand as an obvious attempts to silence the russian president commented on the situation he offered support to the journalists who work for the agency. you do a lot. of it's you can go unnoticed i'm very surprised because russia is always accused of rules including pressure on independent media. they accuse us of this is cynical measures such as restrictions can't work because you will hold those who want to do schooled between the countries we can't allow it you must try to work in those countries the risk of your information the astonishing government continues to insist that it is not doing anything wrong with the country's foreign minister
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said that targeting sputnik was about enforcing e.u. saying sions and. estonian officials also froze the assets and asks. to vacate the offices that they were renting by the end of february now meekest on the us said that they plan to appeal to a number of international organizations we consider the actions towards this to be boys. to such international organizations as the un the council of europe you know and e.c. h. are demanding a proposed settlement of this unprecedented case a violation of freedom of speech in recent years and measures to ensure the right of journalists to carry out their professional activities and concerns about this situation have been forced by a number of european officials in particular the o. s. c.e. representative on freedom of the media cold on in standing up to refrain from
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against journalists meanwhile. the websites will not be completely shut down it was reported that the websites will continue as warrick assets will be reorganized in a way that avoids permanent pressure from the estonian authority this. care let's move to the african nation of saddam were 18 people are now confirmed dead now as a result of a military plane crash on thursday that's according to sudanese army spokespeople for children are reportedly among those killed the crush took place in the region of west of 45 minutes after takeoff that occurred and we're hearing the aircraft was delivering aid to the region which has been rocked by tribal conflict recently officials say the cause of the cross has yet to be determined but an investigation is in progress according to local media the sudanese minister of justice normally escaped the disaster having left the plane just
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hey welcome to the cons report the 1st episode out of 2020. states here are not going to have some really special guest right with us right now dr michael hudson dr mike lots of welcome to be here just curious i had his crazy image moment ago you know back in the seventy's 1970 s. there was a movie called death wish with charles bronson remember that i remember that there was a sequel in the sequel to that right now sink in that we could do a remake you are the star you play the charles bronson role is called death wish and here vigilante banker economist that goes around new york blowing away bad debt where you think i love it ok i'll set that up you think you're ready to do that 2020 i would be a very good secretary of the treasury that's exactly what i would do i have
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a fantastic i'm not sure that's what we're talking my head into the ring actually we have elections coming up here in this year 2020 or of course part of our epic new series front running so if you were made treasury secretary in 2020 what would you do this year 2020 so i guess you would come into office 2021 in january 2021 would be the 1st thing you did to fix this economy or at it to sit down with the attorney general and say we're really going to apply the law and of course if you applied the law a lot of bankers would find themselves in jail yeah apply the law debt westray do the charles bronson of economists right i began to underline the quantitative easing but the interest rates rise again and that would leave a lot of banks pretty they could we would have some wonderful public banks citibank would be a public bank and chase and let interest rate rises.

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