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circuitry >> is this a miracle cure? or an ethical nightmare? >> there's a lot of mystery right now... >> rewiring the brain an america tonight investigative report only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america. i'm randall pinkston in new york. with a look at top stories. family and friends remember david haynes, more fighting in eastern ukraine. after people are wondering what ceasefire? hillary clinton returns to the state where she suffered a huge defeat in 2008. and the scotland vote is the
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subject of the week ahead. >> we hoped, we prayed in our own way. unfortunately, it was not in our hands. it was not in the hands of the government. it was in the hands of terrorists. >> that was a brother of the british aid worker killed by the islamic state group. the beheading of david haynes is being met with global condemnation. british prime minister is vowing that the islamic state pays. calling it barbaric. the u.s. took to the air waves, laying out the president obama's strategy against the islamic state. the administration says it has secured the key support from the
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arab leaders and tomorrow secretary of state john kerry will attend a conference in paris with dozens of countries as the u.s. works to build a coalition. britain is mourning the loss of david haynes. >> british prime minister david cameron called the killing of david haynes pure evil saying they were not muslims they were monsters. >> first we'll work with iraqi government to make sure it represents all of its people and able to attack this threat. the united states is taking direct military action. we support that. british tornadoes and aircraft have been helping with intelligence gathering and logistics.
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>> the group is now threatening to kill a fourth westerners, british aid worker allen henning. out of concern for his safety, it dropped that request sunday with his family's approval. >> as you'll be aware our brother son father nephew husband and friend was brutally and coldbloodedly murdered. >> david haynes brother ref reaa statement from the family, said his life was not about hatred but about love. they do not blame islamic state for his death. >> as far as to my knowledge, islam is about love, welcoming strangers. >> wands his behead be condemned as a crime against humanity. >> for now, the filing of his
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complaint is symbolic, we want this to be done so that one day these people are sentenced. >> reporter: meanwhile american officials traveling with secretary of state john kerry say several countries have offered to take up the fight. courtney keely al jazeera. >> among the u.s. allies now joining the fight against the i.s, australia. prime minister says they are sending 600 support troops. >> this is not just an american-australian operation. so far there are a number of countries, western and middle eastern, that have indicated that they are prepared to contribute to military operations inside iraq.
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>> australia's also supplying eight fa 18 superhornets. they will be based in united arab emirates. today took the strategy to the sunday talk shows. jiha britanzi reports. >> the secretary of state is in paris ahead of a meeting designed to show international strategy with president obama's strategy to defeat i.s. kerry did say the u.s. had assembled a meaningful coalition. >> i have been encouraged from the people i've been meeting with, about their willingness. i can tell you now we have countries in this region, countries outside of this region, in addition to the united states, all of whom are prepared to engage in military assistance, in actual strikes if that is what it requires. >> and anonymous state
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department officials have now gone further saying it was the u.s. who was advocating caution, as, volunteered to conduct strikes on i.s. whether that is true will have to be seen. 70% in the u.s. lack confidence, according to polls, in the president's willingness to engage in strikes against the i.s. when americans are asked about the most pressing issue facing the u.s., and aren't given given a selection of possible answers they respond the economy, immigration and unemployment. just 6% in a gallup poll released last week said foreign policy, just 3% iraq. when asked what success against i.s. would look like this is what the white house chief of staff said sunday. >> success looks like an i.s.i.l. that no longer threatens our friends in the
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region, no longer threatens the united states, can't l accumulate followers, threatens followers in the united states, iraq, syria or otherwise. >> but success isn't can expected for many, many years. shia br rvetio britanzi, al jaz. john hendren is on the front lines with the kurdish army and sent this report. >> from a strategic mountain above villages once held by the islamic group, kurdish peshmerga troops stand in preparation for a push towards mosul. mortar strikes like this in the village of targa, peshmerga
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trooping captured the mountain, left empty by yazidi. >> this is shakuri this is the i.s, armed i.s. inside the village there. they bombarded there but no longer have the capability. now peshmerga are on the front line and feeling great. >> reporter: a city of 2 million just two hours drive from the syrian border, is mosul, as mosul goes, so goes the war for iraq. this is the forward most point for peshmerga in iraq facing mosul. in the near ground that is town of bartella, a muslim town held by the peshmerga. waiting on an order to push towards the most fortified pass chon in iraq. but -- bastion in iraq. they want more american air
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strikes and more arms. >> we need weapons. we neat support, we are-d we need support we need outside help we need all kind of help because we are poor people. tell them. the islamic state is a cancer. they will take every country if you don't push them out. they will taking everything. it is better to destroy them as soon as possible. >> reporter: the peshmerga say they are nearly ready for what could be the decisive battle in the war against the islamic state or to use the arabic word, dash. a few hours for their supply lines in syria, time is one commodity peshmerga have in short supply. john hendren, al jazeera, iraq.
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attack helicopters to be used against the islamic state group, the two countries announced a deal in june in which russia is supposed to supply iraq with attack helicopters and jets. the mi-28 can carry out guided missile strikes. just how many russia has delivered is not known. many believe i.s. fighters are expanding their operation and not just in the middle east. muslim dominated areas in asia are also vulnerable. jamila alendogan reports. >> several armed groups in the middle east have pledged support for the islamic state. recently vowed allegiance. called for an alliance vowing to continue its pursuit of an islamic state. there are also reports that about 100 filipinos were
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recruited for training in syria and iraq. something that the philippine military has denied. but the most powerful rebel group in southeast asia has condemned are extremist fighters in syria and iraq, vowing to stop the spread of the islamic state virus, the more islamic state front says is seen as vital in stopping the influence of the islamic state in the southern philippines. >> an ideological standpoint. we condemn cruelty. >> reporter: many have believed that as long as there is no cross training between the islamic state and members of these groups not much is expected to change in terms of influence and how they operate in the minut mindinau region.
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>> if people feel marginalized and their grievances are not addressed, they could indeed be radicalized. that's why they said this peaceful negotiation process of theirs is the best innoculation against islamic state. >> mindinao has a history of taking part in conflict in the middle east. still, between the islamic state and mindinao, they need to be vigilant no one never knows what kinds of seeds may be planted, especially when grievances in philippines remain unaddressed.
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>> hilary clinton and bill clinton attended tom hawkins steak fry conference. >> all this for a woman who shel not say whether she will be running for president in 2016. >> it is true, i will be thinking about it. but for today, that is not why i'm here. i'm here for the steak. >> hilary clinton did not spill the beans about her plans but supporters aren't wasting any time. >> we want to help her get a leg up if you will. it's not something that you want to throw together at the last minute and that's why this has been in progress now for well over a year.
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>> tracy seppel is now waiting for super-pac, waiting for hillary. >> please rise. >> we would love to see oa woman in the main stage of government for once. >> that's true. >> i believe in her. >> reporter: these college students were in middle school when hillary clinton came in a bruising third in the iowa presidential caucus. a defeat she's called excruciating. >> hillary clinton was here at times but didn't seem to grasp the significance of caucuses and that one to one face time whereas the obama people very much did. >> iowa is all about retail politics and a personal touch he says. >> she's got to tell iowans that she's interested in iowans and give them that personal touch.
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she's got to provide a solid rationale for her candidacy. >> part of that is grilling up some steak. its also a chance for hillary clinton to talk to iowans, they are first in the nation to weigh in when it comes to picking a president. ready for hillary ask mobilizing its forces. it's got a bus and millions of supporters e-mail addresses. >> we're really excited we've hit all 99 counties. we've had organizers at events across the state. we're doing everything from tailgating at football games to gay pride parade to working in small opportunities to and meeting new supporters. >> reporter: and there's plenty of interest here with more than 200 media outlets descending on rural iowa for the steak fry and more than 5,000 iowans eager for clinton's
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message. >> we feel like it's really time for hillary. >> now all ready for hillary needs is a candidate. libby casey, al jazeera, indianola, iowa. >> 24-year-old matthew miller was charged with entering the country illegally and trying to commit speej. thespionage. foule was convicted by leaving a bible in his hotel room. ceasefire agreement between ukraine, russia and pro-russian fighters is technically in its 9th day.
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our correspondent robin force ter thaterforceter. >> yesterday on saturday, the ukrainians claimed that the forces had successfully repelled an attack on it by pro-russian rebels. so far this morning we were told that there has been at least one casualty as a result of exchanges of gun fire and artillery fire between the sites. we haven't been able to confirm that. but we've been hearing that some of those shells have landed in residential areas, somewhere between railway station and the airport behind me. >> six months after russia annexed crimea, the area voted in its first election today.
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sevastopol several observers from an independent voting monitor say they were not allowed to enter polling stations. convene elizabeth ii has spoken out about the upcoming scottish referendum. she has told scottish people to, quote, think very clearly about the future, staying 42 neutral. any resident of scotland who is 16 years of age or older can vote. we'll focus on the vote and its implications for scotland and england coming up in the week ahead. that's 11:30 eastern, 8:30 pacific. why others say it is a big step marking reform in the catholic church. plus. >> in los angeles, the new
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school year starts for state schools, for the first time in the history, white people will be in the minority. >> we're witnessing a change in the weather. >> whether your temperatures are 15° below normal or 15 above, the largest heat energy exchange machine that we know exists is going on right now near the baja peninsula. details next.
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>> as classes got under way, for the first time ever, white students are in the minority. andy gallagher reports from los angeles. >> reporter: californians know a bit about demographic change.
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70% are hispanic, leading to a so-called minority-majority. brad has worked in the school system for 24 years and says that it makes for a great teaching environment. >> los angeles truly is a melting pot and while i've been privileged to give an education to the children i've served, they've also given me an education. >> reporter: los angeles has already seen seismic changes but the figures across the u.s. are equally significant. since 1997 the number of hispanic students has doubled to over 2 million. while asians have grown to two and a half million. a rise of 40s%. many say the education system here has been slow to adapt to change. state schools remain essentially segregated. advanced mathematics and science courses are less accessibility
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to them. that means real challenges ahead. >> we should worry about two things at least. one, we should worry about how effectively this new diverse majority assimilates into american life and culture. around two, how effective -- and two, how effectively this participate in our economy and our democracy. if neither of those two things happen, the united states should worry about its status and stature, competitiveness globally. >> similar trends are happening in developed countries across the world. >> all countries are struggling to manage the following predicament. how do we reinvent the social contract when the generations look so different? >> reporter: the pace of change in state schools here is
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set to continue in years to come. by the time these children graduate, u.s. classrooms are likely to have less white people than now. a reflection of how this country will look in generations to come. andy gallagher al jazeera, los angeles. >> firefighters in california are in a fierce battle trying to get control over a wildfire. at this point it is only 20% contained. since it started friday, six firefighters have received minor injuries as a result of triple digit heat. rebecca stevenson is here. >> hitting record high in all parts of southern california. in fact, three areas reported record highs, near el cajon,
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yesterday it was 100, today it was 99. we also had it around laguna beach and a few other areas further south and into parts of arizona as well. hot weather, we have got hot weather advisories, so dry and you've got those gusty east winds, several places, all the way up the west coast, we've been dealing with smoke drifting in the air from the easterly, southeasterly winds. even into nevada and into western washington and oregon, 80s and 90s. this is up to 15 degrees above the normal this time of the year. where if you just head east of the rockies, ten to 15° below the normal for this time of year. so it's quite chilly for places around thunder bay, minneapolis and chicago, and going to stay
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on the cooler side. the morning hours will start off with one of the first profits in the season, around the great lakes and maine, it will be chilly into the low to mid 30s for you to start the day. but the biggest heat energy system that happens in the atmosphere is a hurricane and we have that right now, back where we have those record-high temperatures happening. this storm it became a category 4 odile briefly today and now has dropped back to a category 3. nonetheless the outer bounds are moving into the baja peninsula right now. a lot of rain coming up into the mountainous areas, undoubtedly causing flash flooding and water problems there. hurricane warnings are in effect. storm system, 6'7" days ago that hurricane norbert brought the highest amounts of rainfall in
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phoenix history in 24 hours. we had all that happen from all that moisture and now the time we get to tuesday night again we're going to be watching storms swinging up a lot of showers and thunderstorms potentially bringing some flash flooding again to our southwest. >> hopefully that will get the fires under control. thank you very much. the jewish museum of history, brussels marked the occasion with a ceremony. the suspected gunman was tracked down and awaiting trial. pope francis has made a move that has many around the world taking note. the pontiff married 20 couples today, some of them already living together or had children. both circumstances are considered sibz in the eyes of the -- sins in the eyes of the
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conflict church. pope francis's first as a pope. >> a little piece of advice. it's normal for married couples to argue. it's normal. it always happens. but my advice is: never let the day end without having made peace. never. >> many say today's group ceremony was just the latest development in the pope's reform agenda. still ahead on al jazeera america: the week ahead. scottish voters will decide whether to end their 370 year old union with england. we take an in depth look at what seceding likes for the u.c. and for the world. -- the u.k. and for the world.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories. british aid worker david haynes was the third journalist killed
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by the islamic state group. fighting in crur eastern uke by pro-russian separatists and ukrainian forces. hillary clinton was in iowa for the first time since her defeat in 2008 iowa caucus. she and former president clinton appeared at the annual steak f fry. it is sunday night and time for our regular look at the week ahead. scotland has been part of the united kingdom for more than 300 years. but this thursday it could decide to break away and become an independent nation. tonight, we will examine a referendum that could break up one of america's closest allies, the united kingdom.
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it is a story that touches on economics and national identity, emotion and social coni conscie. >> the palace has spen stood for hundreds of years as a by the way conof democracy. political elite has lost so much credibility, that it wants scotland to break out on itself. so westminster's representatives in scotland came together to say, okay then if you want more powers, you can have them but just don't vote to leave the united kingdom. >> we will have the time to attend the talents of the people of scotland, rather than the politics of grievance to look at a problem and blame someone
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else. >> but the scottish nationalists said they have heard that all before. halfway house to independence even agree on what the cots shoulscotsshould be offered ande all the momentum in the opinion polls. >> they wouldn't give us the powers to protect or to reenergize both the economy and the fairness in scottish society. all the things we can take in our own hands by voting yes next week. >> the appeal of the scots to westminster isn't only economic. it's to say to them we love scotland but as the scottish flag was raised it fell off. the metaphor couldn't be more ironic. but if you really want to know how serious this this is for the unionists, the prime minister david cameron was scheduled to give a speech before this and
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he's instead having to travel to scotland which he didn't want to do for the defense of the union. it's very high stakes but it's all hands to the pump. lawrence lee, al jazeera, westminster, london. prime minister cameron was in scott land for his trip for unity, but that trip was short. perhaps cameron's party enjoys little support in scotland. vast and complex. would an independent scotland continue to use the british pound, would britain let it? taxes and pensions would be affected and the status of british assets, including nuclear submarines based there. scotland's membership in nato and the european union both of which and independent scotland
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would have to reapply. but set against this, centuries of emotion that theirs is a genuinely separate place. its history stretching from william wallace to william the bruce, national teams like soccer's world cup, for more, let's bring in david sheffer, professor of law at northwestern university and from washington, d.c. is charles king, professor of international affairs and government at jornlgt universi n university. in your these us at harvard university you wrote about devolution. what do you think about what's happening now? >> at that time in the mid 1970s north sea oil had arisen as a prospect for economic
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recovery for the scottish people. and of course, for the british people as well. and it did stimulate a lot of political dialogue at the time too, and i think it agave some incentive to the scottish national party which had been around for a few decades but had not really taken off, to make the economic case for independence. because that had always been the political platform in the scottish national party. so as a student at that time, i thought this was a very dynamic and interesting development in a country we presume would never have broken up. and in fact, i did study it rather intensively and looked at the issue of devolution and looked at the fact that scotland may be an independent nation. so it was interesting at that time to make that inquiry. >> let me ask you what is the benefit of the people of
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scotland for breaking away from the government of england today? >> it's a benefit on several levels. there are a lot of pros and cons and i don't want to diminish that debate that takes place. there are a lot of benefits for the scottish people to recess recollect their national identity and they have tremendous pride in their history and national identity. but it is also arguably an economic argument. the scottish national party and much of the scottish parliament makes the argument that in the long run, scotland will be better off by breaking ties with westminster. in 2003, when the tony blair's labor government joined with george w. bush's government to invade iraq this was a very, very unpopular move in scotland
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itself. what would it be to not be tied to the unpopular foreign policy decisions. there is an antinuclear weapon position in scotland that frankly is fine with removing itself from what we know as obviously the united kingdom as a nuclear power. so those are just some of the factors that incentivize the scottish voters today. >> professor king let's turn to you now with the impact on the eununited kingdom. what would mean a separation from england what's left of the u.k? >> first of all, the effect of the most stable democracies. that would have an impact all
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sorts of ways big and small. would the u.k. flag have to be changed by taking out the scottish portion of the union jack and just leaving the english welsh and irish portions. and particularly with the stationing of british nuclear weapons which the scottish nation said would not stay in an independent scotland. the on the day after the referendum is mainly going to be an emotional one. if there is a yes vote what happens over the next year as edinborough and london would debate what the details of secession mean. >> anybody ove 16 years of age d over can vote, but does not include scottish ex patriots.
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or the residents of the northern island. let's go to another issue which we haven't discussed that scotland already has a great deal of autonomy. professor sheffer, discuss the fract that -- fact that they already have independence and should get more independence in 2018. isn't scotland already virtually independent? >> it is the the grandest experiments that we have witnessed in a number of centuries. especially in decolonization in world war ii. here we have a substate scotland that has steadily decreased its political power internally, where we call devolution, that has accelerated since 1998, to a degree now where scotland is a
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remarkable example of a new form of growing self-governmental. so you could make the argument, why go to independence if you have been so remarkably successful of devolving power to holyrud. issues that goes to the core and also of defense, that go to the core whra of what the scots bele their identity and right to make these decisions on their own. >> let me interrupt you and let's get professor king in and pretend if you will that you are argue against devolution for a second here. he talked about this grand experiment but what's the down side of that? >> well, i think in theory it's
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hard to argue against devolution, moving power as close as possible to the governed. as professor sheffer said, this is a way a relatively decentralized state, scotland wales and northern ireland, have benefited from a certain degree. the down side of the scottish example in a way is we've long thought that devolution, aol britain is not a federal state we wouldn't describe that, but people have thought devolution is a way to prevent secession, a way to keep countries inside a union. that would be an important
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demonstration to say look devolved powers are not enough. give them an inch they'll take a mile, this would be an argument against a form of government we thought would be workable. >> what an independent scotland might look like on a global scale and what britain's role might be. lawrence lee. >> many scots, with the politics of london, in edinborough, alex salmon was taking questions from the crowd, and in the really big matters you can see a different. i wondered whether an independent scotland would join the coalition of islamic state as the u.k. has. at the moment it's a no. >> do you think then that if scotland was independent now the
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scottish air force would be participating militarily in the campaign we're talking about? >> we would only the attitude of this government and the attitude of the scottish deposit we would only participate in military action sanctioned under united nations under international law. >> scotland doesn't want to host the u.k.'s weapons. it wants to stay part of the european union, which the u.k. wants to vote against. they are prepared to put up with it for the time being. >> that is something positive about the rich nature of scottish democracy. we've got arrange of political views on the yes side, range of political views on the no side. whether nato, energy policy, social justice policy anything else. >> it goes without saying this
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new prestige scotland would enjoy hangs like a fog over the political elite in london. officials say that the independent scotland would disappear off the political map. maybe so. but the united kingdom's real fear is what it would look like without scotland. one british minister said this week, losing scotland would be so humiliating that it might lose its place at the u.n. security council. lawrence lee, al jazeera, edinborough. >> one point has to do with membership in the european union. many favoring membership in the european union but some members aren't so sure they would welcome scotland with open arms.
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you delivered that in a paper back in the summer, arguing that the eu should not take such a harsh view of scottish potential membership should it become independent. >> exactly. i think at the end of the day, once we get into the negotiation period of 18 months after a yes vote on the referendum, if that in fact happens thursday, is that the european union will increasingly see that it's to its benefit to actually have scotland remain in the european union. remember, scotland is in the european union now as part of the eunt kingdom. it is-d united kingdom. a substate of an existing member state wants to stay in the union but as an independent state. that's new stuff. it requires imaginative thinking, a smooth transition, as smooth as possible so that the scottish people who are eu
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citizens right now, can continue to be eu citizens beyond the statehood day in 2016. that's extremely important. and i think there are ways within the treaty on the european union to actually negotiate that favorably. i'll just say this, too. there's a political thing here going on too. a lot of these european leaders look at separativity moves in their own countries and get nervous about it. the difference is here the british government has sanctioned this referendum. it is a referendum that legally has been approved, as a referendum. whereas, that has not taken place in any of the other countries. so this can be sort of a unique situation. >> to that point professor, and maybe i'll put this to you professor king. with the benefit of hindsight do you think the british government
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would have indeed support they had referendum had they known that this vote is appearing so close? is it not true that they thought that everyone would say, no we don't want to break away we want to be part of the u.k? >> i think expectation a couple of years ago, would be that the vote would not be this close. the polls that just came out this week have been kind of a bombshell all across the u.k. and particularly in london. but i think david cameron government probably did make a strategic mistake with the wording of the referendum and being very much against idea of having a third option beyond staying in the union or full independence. the devo-max option, increasing the amount of power the psychotic parliament has. many voters would have gone to that option had it been on the ballot. but the lik logic was that perhs
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put the issue of scottish independence to rest for a generation. i think whatever happens on thursday the vote is likely to be close. and even in the event of a no vote, that is, scotland staying within the u.c, the issue of scottish independence is not going to go away and surely the scottish natural party is not going to go aaway. >> in point of fact, there are abilities to be more independent for example, changing the tax system. which is supposed to take effect -- >> that's right. in fact what will happen, in fact, is the -- is that devo max has now become the order of the day. at least by 2016, if there is a no vote. so that option in fact has been put forward by the british government, even if it wasn't voted on by the scots themselves. >> let me put this to you. this is especially for our american viewers who are not of scottish or english ancestry.
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why should america care what happens? >> well, the critical issue here is that for the united states, britain is of course its closest ally in the world and especially at a time when the united states is seeking britain's support in the fight against the islamic state and a whole variety of issues on the international agenda. the crisis in the ukraine and elsewhere. having britain preoccupied with a basic constitutional domestic question takes attention away from these vital foreign policy concerns. so it is of vital concern to the united states. and i think also, the impact of this on foreign and defense policy in the u.k. has something that the united states has to be very much concerned with. >> and professor sheffer could we get you to weigh in, why should the united states care about the referendum in scotland? >> as professor king said, there are strategic reasons why the status quo would be favorable to
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u.s. foreign policy. but i think we also have to recognize that the united states is a nation of tremendous values, values of democracy, and this is an expression of democratic will by the scottish people who have very strong ties to the united states. very strong ties. and so i think on a more sort of personal level, on a values level, i think the united states can still stand in great respect of whatever the outcome is on september 18th. if it is a yes vote i would think the united states should embrace that. as an expression of democracy, and forging, we have one ally in the united kingdom, the result is we would have two allies, the remainder of united kingdom and scotland. >> thank you for your thoughts, david sheffer, and from washington, d.c, charles king,
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professor of international affairs at government at georgetown university. thank you both for joining us on al jazeera america. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> before we go, let's look at events coming up in the week ahead. on monday president obama will award two medals of honor one of them posthumously. awarded during a ceremony at the white house. on tuesday, the scientist united nations general assembly will be opened in new york. be delayed for the climate summit. president petro poroshenko has been invited to appear before a joint session of congress. regarding russia and ukraine.
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right? >> in 2011 they formed all girl haahahahadhasidic rock group. they recorded their first album in 2012 and has been rising in new york's music scene ever since. the group started out by playing concerts in the small hasidic community. >> this bar was passed on a recent night for a bulletproof stockings show. but there were no men in sight. ♪ ♪ >> in keeping with jewish law by which prevents men from hearing
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women singing outside their family life. >> we think men are great we think women are great. there are not many spaces for women to go to, to rock out by themselves. >> reporter: and rock out, they did. ♪ ♪ women of all ages and backgrounds danced and sang to the group's moody bluesy music. >> we aren't doing this because we need to be rock stars. we need to share the gift we've been given in a positive way. >> kaylyn ford, al jazeera, new york. >> rock on. thanks for joining. i'm randall pinkston, in new york.
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>> if i don't get into the programs that i want, it would really make me second-guess my pursuing a career in dance. it would definitely mean i'm not ready for a professional career. my future is in my hands right now. >> i live on the west side of chicago. it's a good chance you get shot here, but you never know when it can happen. in this neighborhood not a lot of people went to college. i'm supposedly supposed to be the child who makes it. >> i feel like you're going on a downward trend.

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