tv The Coming War On China 2017 Ep 2 Al Jazeera December 10, 2017 9:00am-10:01am +03
going green bacteria in a board and super heated gas escaping from boca in iceland this is really the thoughts of going to vacation in the for what happens to experiments both exploring and ineffective by day because how counter the impacts of climate change the science of capturing carbon using united staff on the scientific on the back environment tamed and why does have to contend. with this start. hello i'm daryn jordan doha with a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera dozens of palestinians have
been injured and arrested during a fourth day of protests against a u.s. decision to declare jerusalem the capital of israel many of them in occupied east jerusalem where israeli forces fired stun grenades and tear gas that chance or a crowd of peaceful demonstrators was there. i. didn't know it started as a small protest handful of people but as they walked towards all jerusalem dome one of the city's busy shopping streets there was blogged by police and soldiers told they had no permit to march that they were blocking the road they were forcibly pushed back to the are in a city where anger has been close to the surface since donald trump's controversial decision it sparked a series of running confrontations. police sent in horses to break up the crowds creating noise spread anger and panic this has been a pattern throughout the afternoon as crowds gather by the side of the street the horses have been sent ten some pace to try and break those crowds up the writers
have even been using their weapons it really is quite frightening for the people who are standing here watching these horses racing towards them. i don't want to see that we're getting here because like today then the big bend and they were would never give up this other country would save it was the work ethic that i was seven at the end in tears and it was. just you know seeing. as. the security forces you saw in grenades and there were reports of injuries from rubber coated steel bullets if anyone produced a palestinian flag it was taken from them forcibly sometimes violently the flags destroyed in front of their face. or the. that there were. then the woman we spoke to earlier was arrested police couldn't tell is why.
this is what's happening in genesis in journalism it will be still and that if you're based in journalism it will be still the capital of palestine. through the afternoon the security forces backed off the cards gathered the police moved up on the whole cycle began again. the security forces tried to grab people they thought were throwing stones at them identified by police photographers who'd been in the crowd. by nightfall the situation had stabilized but the undercurrent of tension and the anger was still there but she was new soon of going your way. in occupied east jerusalem. meanwhile the arab league foreign ministers met in an emergency session in cairo on sunday and said the u.s. decision is unacceptable and dangerous they also describe the move was a violation of international law but stopped short of putting forward any measures against the united states. this decision is rejected and the arab league rejects
all its consequences secondly we have agreed to form a committee for peacemaking which will deal with the international community this is an order to achieve progress in respect of the palestinian issue jordan will be head of the committee which will be formed next month. protests have continued around the world again strums decision hundreds of demonstrators gathered in paris to denounce a planned sunday visit by israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu accused european officials of hypocrisy for criticizing the united states. but. i ascribe great importance to europe while i respect europe i am not prepared to accept a double standard from it i hear voices from their condemning president trumps historic statement but i have not heard condemnations of the rockets fired israel or the terrible incitement against it i am not prepared to accept this apocrypha see and as usual at this important forum i will present israel's truth without fear and with head held high. and doctors in south korea are protesting against
president moon jane's plan to expand national health insurance coverage the policy would see health insurance cover seventy percent of the cost of treatment twenty twenty two but doctors say the scheme would force them to provide cheaper care and lead to poorer quality treatment well those are the headlines and he's continues here on al-jazeera after the coming war on china thanks for watching by fire. these american bases form a giant moose in circling china with missiles bombers warships. if you're in beijing looking out he stood on the tallest building in beijing and looked out of the pacific ocean you'd see american warships you'd see quantum is
about to sink because there are so many missiles pointed at china you look up a korean see american armaments pointing at china a chinese two thousand years ago build the great wall to keep the barbarians out and not to. be a muchness film is to break a silence the united states and china may well be on a path toward a nuclear war is no longer unthinkable. showing hard to use a prosperous international city still wrong by the communists at least in. yes there are issues with human rights especially the right to speak against the
state and challenge its power i had a range to see professor zion way way a close aide to the late things are paying the man who changed china your old boss funk presided over the bloodshed and tear them square what would you say to the survivors of tiananmen square because so many of those did fight for what they saw as democratic change in china. in one thousand eight hundred nine there were two political force one was those reprise any by the chinese students their hero was me how you go but if who happen to be eighty one there slogan was silly unions today china's to more than so the idea was a political reform first other reform second otherwise charnel be hopeless and
those messy which opposite he saw. it he saw you know china must have economic reform first as a reform second this priority must be set clear. unfortunately at that particular moment in ninety nine the two political forces could not reach a compromise so definitely a tragedy occurred. it was more than a tragedy it was a massacre. of which the memory remains a raw presence in modern china. why does the chinese state still fear the few. the few who speak out and i'm thinking of. that place i mean the man won the nobel peace prize. and he's in prison he's a violent the child is
a low. margin so. pretty free of expression similar views by many people but he really couldn't to dijkstra. challenge the government to implement democratic reforms and a spent a total of thirteen years in prison. why can't a confident china accept the criticism like. peace committing makes huge mistake the oh the chinese an explanation if you cross a line you're violent constitution uveitis so many laws you should be punished. were. and yet in china today the spirit of protest time just sent lives on in different forms. in
two thousand and fifteen strikes and community protests and activism reach record levels this resistance is seldom reported in the west. so there are also protests in china. typically for example land being grabbed by officials to for commercial development and the farmers are not being compensated to properly and the farmers now are no more wary of their rights so they're protests all young workers from the factory they demand a better wage of better working conditions but many of the protests there are economic driven not political driven they are not national light so this kind of things or unlikely into a real movement or so-called you call that revolution. so the most revolution was the last regulation. and what i meant was there never.
the japanese island of okinawa is occupied by thirty two military installations from here the united states is attacked korea vietnam cambodia afghanistan iraq. the scar is full of planes and helicopters. wherever people go they are fenced in and told to keep out. is the frontline of a beckoning war with china. age
chainsaw and needle three had to make it like. this some of them anyway let's just . if you did not know us we got to do is just to get money enough some of the it's an issue with that. i am. always a survivor. a quarter of the civilians on the island were killed in the american invasion in one thousand nine hundred forty five and a fear of war has been passed through the generations. and. today those who witness these horrors live in the place something extraordinary beauty surrounded by koresh so and the unique marine life.
it was here in her know kobe that the survivors of world war two soldiers refuse and it's this the now fighting to say. it's an epic struggle the pits these island people against the greatest military power on earth. this is the office of a former governor of all. otoh my second day what he has is create not some awesome museum bought an appeal to the outside world to understand the resistance and to understand the suffering. to read its hidden history it begins in nineteen forty five when the americans invaded here's general macarthur arriving in okinawa. be
a second invasion happened ten years later in what became known as the bulldozers the beignets campaign american forces seize prime agricultural land burned farmhouse blues and kill livestock the dispossessed people of all chronometer march the length of japan appealing for help this fall is devoted to a resistance in okinawa that never ceases everywhere people go on the island they're confronted by this sign it tells them they must not go ponce this fence tall with bob while these fences run like great ribbons across the island and the bases them souls cups ways across all canal but all around the people with this continuing demonstration this continuing resistance. and i have
a message it's people of the world watch for japan on the us during. force the bases around. the. same. picked up all. came one only i mean again we call only college students and also any ties to have their temple i mean if anyone only to get it you want today you just. want to do in the hope old school. became i said and i think to understand it it could do you mean it was very nice there's only one hundred twenty june you know economists that's going up so well so you'll. know this isn't. going to do when you want to must. now so that the good looking is that
we do go in the senate to go to you when you are in. all this will be lost when much of the baby comes concrete runways for bombers at camp schwab the huge u.s. marine base behind this fence. in two thousand and fourteen. elected a new governor to kishi or naca who won by a landslide on one issue stopping the new base at home no. this was election night outside the american base at camp shaw. i still mean there's a. little i do i do yes i was. was was. your how do you
the government in tokyo resented this unprecedented challenge to its authority. the issue is now in the japanese courts. japan's prime minister shinzo abbey has also made clear that with the backing of his powerful patron america he wants to reawaken japanese nationalism and reclaim its military power. while we were filming this ceremony outside the base on a day when people paid respect to that apartheid loved ones giant american helicopters circled above as intimidating as always by.
the threat of these low flying aircraft is a constant presence in okinawa teachers often come to each because of the noise and the fear. this was the carnage when an american fighter crashed into a primary school off to the pilot had attracted to safety. kira had seven was terribly buns. and. so did they i know. this so that the coulda. my stuff having
a not so no cut is gonna go do it again that's in the middle of the colony don't think it'll need a coke and i got that this isn't the thirty. and i still gotta get a. job you need. a kid i like to visit it if it could. get there do you understand. oh i think stimulated. but. i mean i guess and you. and me a good day do do it they just. could i do it's. ok or suffered throughout his youth and died from his injuries aged twenty one.
thank you. another tragedy waits to happen on all kanawa u.s. military aircraft have been involved in forty four accidents on the island. the latest threat is this hybrid plane the osprey notorious for its safety issues. wherever the military is based in asia there is a relationship with local people especially women that often breeds resentment. in okinawa this resentment ignited
a riot in one nine hundred seventy scores of american g.i.'s pulled from a cause which was set alight. for washington and its compliant ally and tokyo it's this kind of insurrection but they fear. during the making of this film a young woman was raped and murdered allegedly by an american military contract from one of the bases. yes. it was the latest of these of cases of violence and it brought massive crowds into the streets demanding an end to the military occupation of their country.
this is some nice misao designed to carry a nuclear warhead during the cold war the united states secretly installed nuclear weapons at this to launch pad in a one off. most of them aimed at china. today the nuclear missile site is run by a buddhist organization the so-called god as a peace be seen. in one to sixty two the. atomic weapon us out or on the missile almost launched. they're almost alone should be according to the spokesman of this military base said they were all about to prepare them. second order to stop it.
one of the american servicemen whose job was to fire them a smith. has since revealed that china was a nuclear target during the cuban missile crisis in one thousand nine hundred sixty two. we were told that we would had lost all of us but we only had one vessel headed over to russia and we did not see why we involve countries cat and suggested that everybody the doors open so would take less time to last a vessel if the doors were cracked open. one of the launch cruise was on the point of firing them missing when a duty officer suspected the order was false and also shot a bayside and two men over there forty five and issued a try the loss. until situation was off and it would only
take like fifteen seconds to run a distance between the two command centers so those two big get that whole crew it they. while we made a decision as what to do. and it was a very long maybe two or three seconds later were very nervous major came over the intercom. is soaring to the. stand down order. then we just so. we could've starman a whole planet. the major who had given the moon was quietly cold. and dismissed from the air force. that morning is just as familiar to me it is clear as yesterday morning is this is fifty three years later and have
a clear blue sky was and it was just some very light clouds and there was a perfect breeze boy perfect temperature i did not know what the temperature was but it's just felt perfect and we were all just taking in the smell of the air the sea and the land mixture together everything swell so. this is very interesting because it shows is the cities in china part where these most massage that us which which ones do we have here this all can align and. saw within two thousand konami turns you find. a gene see on jew k. in hong kong shanghai. taiwan taipei and up till now north korea. we've been dar range missile.
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demonstrators angry at the u.s. decision to declare jerusalem the capital of israel israeli forces fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters. arab league foreign ministers who met in an emergency session in cairo said the u.s. decision is unacceptable and dangerous they described the move as a violation of international law but stop short of putting forward any measures against the united states. this decision is rejected and the arab league rejects all its consequences secondly we have agreed to form a committee for peacemaking which will deal with the international community this is an order to achieve progress in respect of the palestinian issue jordan will be head of the committee which will be formed next month meanwhile protests have continued around the world against donald trump's decision hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the french capital paris to denounce a planned visit by israel's prime minister the french president emmanuel macro is set to host benjamin netanyahu on sunday netanyahu accused european officials of
hypocrisy for criticizing the united states. but. i ascribe great importance to europe while i respect europe i am not prepared to accept a double standard from it i hear voices from their condemning president trumps historic statement but i have not heard condemnations of the rockets fired israel or the terrible incitement against it i am not prepared to accept this hypocrisy and as usual at this important forum i will present israel's truth without fear and with head held high in other news iraq's prime minister has declared its war against i still is over a high dollar body says troops are in control of the area around the iraqi syrian border the driving i still fight is out the announcement comes two days after russia said it had defeated in syria. made some progress to contain multiple wildfires in the southern part of the state the blazes of killed one person destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced two hundred thousand people to leave their homes and doctors in south korea are protesting
bases in the world less than four hundred miles from shanghai. like and the marshall islands this is america's frontline in its so cold pivot to asia. hair in one sun spoiled again john village the south korean navy has built a base for american aircraft carriers nuclear submarines and destroyers equipped with the aegis ballistic missile. and aimed at china's defenses. china's lifelines to the world in oil trade resources depend on shipping that comes through checkpoints like this. the u.s. pivot and the asia pacific is really intended to create the ability to put
a loaded gun to the head of china and say you know you will do as we say otherwise we will be able to restrict or we'll be able to shut down choke off your importation of oil and other resources. are. for nine use every day often twice a day these catholic priests have staged a mass the blocks the gates of the new military base on stranger while. i. was i told her all of that. in a country where political demonstrations can be easily by and unlike powerful
religions the tactic has produced the spectacle of resistance or you get more for her there are forty three or. more r r r r r r. r r r r r r r r not all your normal. father moon jong whom has led the fight to stop the base being built. and several times suffered serious injury. i. think. i. said. the low evil overlord. pricing for every. american and mr kendall the man and
gandalf for her savvy. to the defunct tempt of song a very few. of the writer and the composer is to me she shouted from this island that i love him very much and then he gave me that song if i read it. and i became a master but seeing that song people i practice everything to through you is such passion. her yellow there'll over all over. what will happen. if this space becomes operational they have destroyed the environment if they story live for the latest we shall be the chased off the vent
oppression violence what could they do they'd like to bring depression should be hornier area. they'd like to make a trying to isolate it industry will it be as nice government who want to be in power of this word. meanwhile or quaker call mr joins them with his own ritual of protest accompanied by an artist called wild flowers. or tunes and maybe somebody a bit of thought. and how they. school is on and because turtle. bay we're much closer to the tears and when it. was a real. turn toward a bad mistake we are. told to punish really
dumb tigers and. then some of which still. turns are all. in the. bill gates hunting as it was in the care. of the not one hundred i'm joe and joe took such are all the troops. home the church is home. so we're all chanting back to the children they're the patriot and that's a million of them about her. companion you want to move them away to you need to. come out of my to your question congressman i saw you i don't come near me on some
other hand. this is the center of an empire but lever speaks its name whose power is represented in this extraordinary world map of american military bases. four thousand bases in the united states almost a thousand bases spread across every corner. the archipelago of empire the bases that we have around the world hidden in plain sight are the real territory of our empire but at the same time we maintain independent governments in japan or south korea or germany. they don't have
autonomy when it comes to foreign policy so it's a very sophisticated and effective system. where whereby we pat ourselves on the back for helping to midwife democracy in japan and germany and south korea and various other places while keeping the lid on in that we don't know what these countries would do if they were fully independent and the beauty of this system is that most people pay no attention to it at all they think it's just a natural occurrence to have fifty thousand american troops and japan and there's no country that has better and i'm sure he'll credit credit then the united states and we are not trying to recreate the glories of. the british empire we're arguing that the world is round we have a global policy and. all nations have global rights
no ocean has ever been dominated the way the u.s. dominates the pacific navy air force. they claim in the pearl harbor headquarters of the pacific command they claim to be responsible for fifty two percent of the earth surface and when you look at their logo it shows an eagle over the aleutian islands with one tail on coming down somewhere near seattle on the other coming down right over beijing so beijing looks at a network of bases a real archipelago of empire that's been built up since the korean war you have had and still have an aco of of bases that start in a straight go through your house if we have no bases in australia you have you have . and you have a new facility in western australia no to speak precisely we have no military bases
in australia what we do is operate with and in australian bases but we're not in the basing business nowadays there's a growing collection of what are referred to as lily pad bases these are bases that have typically three hundred troops no family members very few amenities and they're often quite secretive their bases that are frequently constructed within a foreign country's base to disguise it and generally are not referred to as bases . many of these bases have been set up to combat china's well wide economic influence. from these bases the united states operates a secret ami you know hundred forty seven countries. if you're going to be
a free country rather than a given every gangster regime in the world is going to have to take a risk because the gangsters they want to they want to eliminate good people in the world so they can. have in china they want to dominate all over all of the far east they want to dominate just like japan wanted to before world war two their goal was to dominate that part of the world today the because there has been no political reform in beijing these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet while it's andrew campaign of it has served on america's national defense final he's a military strategist and will plan a you've written that strikes a naval blockade have a role to play in punishing china. you've described the need for sea mines you've described the need for special forces u.s. special forces and miss saws placed in islands this sounds like
a preparation for war. our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war and essentially what the united states is doing in is responding to provoke kind of behavior on the part of china and just as we did in the cold war the idea was to have a position of military strength such that your adversaries were not tempted to act in an aggressive ways or try to employ coercion to get their way and he just last week the u.s. navy sent a guided missile destroyer. in the spratly islands and south china sea and what was different about this i think was the chinese fighter scramble. that sounds like an escalator. well the again from an american perspective the escalation was the chinese speed to militarize these islands in the first place
moving its military capabilities doubt into that region gauging in provocative behavior against the commercial activities said military forces of other minor countries in the region that have claim to those islands so it's a response to chinese intimidation rather excuse me how is comus being intimate. in the south china sea there been no military forces nobility bases there the chinese except the united states military base in the south china sea and even the philippines because the united states withdrew its forces in the philippines that united states is back in the philippines the philippines and the united states have announced five different locations scattered all throughout the philippines where u.s. troops will be stationed on a rotational basis this threat to china from yet more u.s. bases on its doorstep was not an issue when an arbitration tribunals ruled against
china's claims to the strategic spratly islands in the south china sea in two thousand and fifteen the us navy run blockade that would cut china's lifelines of oil and trade and role materials. the danger of confrontation grows by the day. the u.s. navy is on the doorstep of china regardless of disputed islands and is there with low draw off ships planes battle groups it's right on the doorstep of chinese ships what if the equivalent was off california where we ask ourselves that question regularly and it's important to put yourself in the other guy's shoes so we don't operate in
the pacific in an effort to scare china to contain china to back foot china our operations and our presence in first of all is warmly welcomed by the vast majority of the coastal states but secondly is fully accepted by the chinese time after time it's an excuse me is it fully accepted my impression there will by their words the chinese version is this good. then this is what they scared off a noose of bases right around china. drug war ships a provocation of law so they. i state clearly and with conviction america's commitment to seek the peace and
security of a world without nuclear weapons. under obama nuclear warhead spending has risen higher than on to any president since the end of the cold war it's all magicians show because at the same time that obama is talking about that not only is he spending a trillion dollars to modernize u.s. nuclear forces but he's deploying these missile defense systems to encircle russia and china which makes it impossible to get rid of nuclear weapons in that climate everybody wants to look like they're tough say i'm going to be tough i'm sure you know i'm not afraid of doing anything military i'm not afraid to threatening i'm you know i'm a hairy chested gorilla and you know and you don't want to look like you're weak so what you do is you talk more and more aggressively and you let and if you don't want to do it yourself. because you maybe think it doesn't look very presidential
you let somebody under you do the talking and we have gotten into a state the united states has gotten into a situation where there's a lot of military so you know saber rattling and it's really being orchestrated from the top you know this seems incredibly dangerous all of this it's an understatement but i grant. when you routinely plan for mass murder you become conditioned to it that's what this is we accept that oh yeah we have nuclear weapons the defense secretary has just announced that there will be warships and special forces in planes sent to the philippines in the wall street journal is described this is the vying god of a major u.s. presence in southeast asia and sounds like what is and. what is that what's the
begging the bomb and straight while they were inside begging but they've made multiple requests to meet with them discuss these predictions because their peer reviewed studies and they have been turned down over and over again they've been peripherally told that well we don't think the long term environmental consequences are nuclear war all that important if the immediate effects of nuclear are don't stop it but the long term environmental consequences of nuclear or a liable to wipe out the human race in one exchange you clear exchange between the u.s. and china. what could be the consequences well let me just give you an example of what one chinese for five megaton warhead do to a city in the united states forgot through. the detonation of that weapon over a city would instantly ignite about six or seven hundred square miles on fire. and within twenty to thirty minutes all of those fires would call us into a single gigantic firestorm or be no escape from it so all the people there would
perish so the u.s. with say hundreds of. nuclear weapons on chinese cities well when you combine all the smoke from these nuclear weapons detonating it actually creates millions of tons of spoke black carbon spoke polarized above club level into the stratosphere it's heated by the sun and sacks like a solar collector and that smoke because of that will stay there for ten years or longer and what the smoke does is to block forming sunlight from reaching the surface of the earth. and it becomes so cold in a matter of just a couple weeks that will the temperatures will fall below freezing every day for one to three years. and it will become too cold to grow food crops for at least ten years or longer.
i mean this is like a total disconnect with the changing world you have a giant rising power in this case china why would you expect the giant rising power to not want to have more control over its destiny what we should be doing in my view is trying to cultivate a sense of friendship and cooperation and we can have our differences with them if we think they're doing something in trade that we don't like let's have it out with them but this saber rattling is the worst thing we could possibly do all right there is time to show our whole world that america is back bigger and better ads sure that matter before the we don't have victories anymore we used to have victories but we don't have them when was the last time anybody saw us speeding let's say china. in
a trade deal. they kill us we can't continue to allow china to rape our country and that's what they're doing it sticks greatest staffed in the history of the. new president donald trump has a problem with china. the urgent question now is will trump continue with the provocations reveal removed. and take us all to be of war. there never have been two countries more into dependent on each other then china and the us in history. and china is the largest trading nation in the world and in history so china's economy and their society their lives are linked to the entire world including america the west and the other countries so i
think independence between these two countries and among all the nations of the world. speak to peace. we don't have to accept the word of those who can drop threats for sanam is justified the business and profit of war if we recognize there is another superpower. and that's us ordinary people everywhere like the people of our
usual while the marshall islands china the united states by speaking out they deliver a warning to all of us can we really afford to be silent. hello the weather's looking pretty quiet across the middle east over the next couple of days little bit of cloud over towards afghanistan possibility of wanted to fly as the snow coming through here but for many it will be settled dry and sunny a little bit of cloud over towards the western side of the region so easing in across the levant a little bit of murky skies just pushing through cyprus heading towards syria lebanon jordan temperatures and let out about thirteen thousand nine hundred one thousand nine hundred to graze there for beirut and also for jerusalem eighteen
celsius as well for baghdad jim we settled and sunny here twenty degrees in kuwait city and we're looking at dry skies winds easing down across the eastern side of the region as we go on through sunday so much of the arabian peninsula will be settled and fine twenty four celsius in doha twenty three degrees as we go on through monday something of a chill in the air i suspect meanwhile this twenty four celsius for to how does burgers well we'll see that a bit of wet weather coming into that eastern side of south africa by the way to see whether we'll be up towards more than parts
of mozambique into tanzania into madagascar and they run up into the congo basin joining up with the showers that we have across central parts of africa with one or two showers to the guinea coast. he was born in ireland but at seventeen found himself in the middle of a political revolution in egypt i went on stage and i spoke about democracy in
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