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invasion in 1945 and a fear of war has been passed through the generations. and. today those who witness these horrors live on the plane something extraordinary beauty surrounded by corridor and a unique marine life. points here in america by the survivors of well war to sort refuge and it's this the now 5 thing to say. it's an epic struggle the pitch these island. people against the greatest military power on earth.
this is the office of a former governor a volcano otoh my psyche what is done is create not so much museum. bought an appeal to the outside world to understand the resistance and all come to understand the suffering. to read its hidden history it begins in 1945 when the americans invaded his general what call for arriving in okinawa. a 2nd invasion happened 10 years later in what became known as the bulldozers and beignets campaign american forces seize prime agricultural land and farm houses and kill livestock the dispossessed people of all her novel march the length
of japan appealing for help. this fall is devoted to a resistance. never ceases everywhere people go on the island they're confronted by this sign it tells them they must not go past this fence top with bob while these fences run like great ribbons across the island and the bases them souls cups waves across. but all around the people with this continuing demonstration this continuing resistance. and they have a message it's people of the world watch for japan in the u.s. so during don't force the bases on. you just. look. at
all. i came on only i mean you can we can only cost you. their temple i mean you can one only think that if you want to do it you. got to give i said and i do understand it if you would do you mean you are very nice there's only one of you will notice you such going up so well so you'll. do when you want to mess so now you and i going to show it now so that the good looking is that we do go in the synagogue when you want it 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. they
were in 2014. like to the new governor to kishi for naca who won by a landslide don't want to show you stopping the new base at home no. this was election night outside the american base camp schwall are still missing. i do i do that yes i was. was. there somebody. that way and that is not that it's nice. that you got that right there but i did have some action tonight that would never get what they thought it was.
i did a good. guy sa. it. was i was here he. was i. thank. ye the new year's celebration of the victory was bittersweet 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. 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 us 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 khan age when an american fighter crashed into a primary school off to the pilot had a check to safety. kira had 7 was terribly buns. so did. this so that they could. my stats housing are not so not cut is going to go do the same as in the middle of the colony don't think it'll need a coke and i got that this isn't the 30. and i still gotta get a. job you need. to get elected.
if. you get there do you understand. i think still middle or did. well. but under yeah ok i mean i guess and yes. they do do it they just. could i did. ok or suffer throughout his youth and died from his injuries aged 21. thank. you another tragedy waits to happen on all kanawa u.s. military aircraft have been involved in 44 accidents on the island. the latest
threat is this hybrid plane the osprey notorious for its safety issues. they. say 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 rioting in 1970 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. it was the latest of thousands 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 mice 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 to china.
ringback today the nuclear missile site is run by a buddhist organization the so-called god as a peace be seen. in one to 62 who the. atomic weapon us out or on the missile almost launched. their almost alone 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 1962. we were told that we would had the horse all of us but we only had one missile
headed over to russia and we did not see why that involved countries cat and suggested that everybody the doors open. 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 they missed. when the duty officer suspected the order was false they also shot a bayside and 2 men over there $45.00 and issued a try the loss. until situation was is off and it would only take like 15 seconds to run a distance between the 2 of command centers so those 2 big that whole crew it they . while we made a decision as what to do. and it was
a very long maybe 2 or 3 seconds later were very nervous major came over the intercom. issuing the. stand down order. then we just so that. we could of. starborn 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 yes this is 53 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 then the smell of the air
the sea and land ventured together everything smells so beautiful. this is very interesting because it sure is the cities in china part where these mice massage that us which which ones do we have here this all can align and. saw within 2000 trauma turns. you find taking obey gene. jew k. in hong kong shanghai tight as a taiwan taipei and up till now north korea. we've been dar range missile. her. her.
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saudi aramco iran rejects the allegations. i want to reiterate the united states whole heartedly can. iran's attack on the kingdom of saudi arabia. and we call on other nations to do the same this behavior is unacceptable. acceptable and they must be held responsible. make no mistake about it this was a deliberate attack on the global economy. and the global energy market. the leaders of turkey russia and iran are meeting in ankara hoping to find a political solution to the war in syria the summit focuses on the last rebel held area of government forces backed by russia have been fighting to retake control more than 5 and a half 1000000 people have fled the country since the war started in 2011 britain's
prime minister boris johnson is in luxembourg for a meeting with the head of the european commission johnson and john called you and co will talk over lunch johnson says he'll be negotiating a break that agreement but the e.u. is downplaying that saying johnson is yet to suggest any legally operable proposals in paris doctors lawyers nurses pilots and our flight crew are joining protests against proposed pension reforms france currently has 42 different state pension systems something that president micron is trying to streamline. a law professor and political outsider is in the lead in tennessee is presidential election with over a quarter of votes counted. it is on top while another anti establishment candidate jailed the media magnate. is running 2nd official results are due until tuesday. the news continues here now there after the coming war on china stay with
island of world peace. but on this island of peace has been built one of the most provocative military bases in the world less than 400 miles from shanghai. like and the marshall islands this is america's front line in it so cold pivot to asia. hey are in one song spoiled again jong fairly huge the south korean navy has built a base for american aircraft carrier has nuclear submarines. and destroyers equipped with the aegis ballistic missile. china's defenses. china's lifelines to the world in oil trade. 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. that were. out. for 9 years 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. told her
all of this. 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 merkel there are 43 or. more r r r r r r r r. r r r r r r r not all your normal married. father moon jong who has led the fight to stop the base being built. and several times suffered serious injury i. should. say. hullo ito oh hello hello.
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environment if they stored the life of the latest we shall be chased off the vent oppression violence what good they do they'd like to bring depression should be a very horny area right they'd like to make a trying to isolate it in this group. it behooves us government to want to be in power of this word. meanwhile a quaker call mr joins them with his own ritual of protest accompanied by an artist called wildflower. hotel in the city maybe somebody a bit of a problem allen. had. because.
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them away to. it 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 the lever speaks its name whose power is represented in this extraordinary world map of american military bases. 4000 bases in the united states almost a 1000 bases spread across every car. the archipelago of empire the bases that we have around the world hidden in plain
sight are the 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 $50000.00 american troops and japan and there's no country that has better and i'm sure he'll credit kred and 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 52 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 australia you 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 300 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 147 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 and they have in china they want to dominate all of the all of the far east they want to dominate just like japan wanted to before world war 2 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 panel so he's a military strategist and will plan that 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 missile. placed in islands this sounds like a preparation for war. our 1st president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war and essentially what the united states is doing it 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 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 beginning to militarize these islands in the 1st place moving its military capabilities doubt into that region engaging in provocative behavior against the commercial activities 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 china except the united states military but not in the south china sea and not even in the philippines because the united states withdrew its forces in the philippines but united states is back in the philippines the philippines and the united states have announced 5 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 2015 the us navy run hurts the blockade that would cut china's lifeline 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 a few quid lindt was off california won't turn 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 1st 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 excuse me is it fully accepted my impression there will by their words the chinese version is this kid. then this is what they scared off a noose of bases right around china. mommas drive warships
a provocation of law. today. 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. 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 and that climate everybody wants to look like they're tough say i'm going to be tough i'm going to show 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 got 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 that's an understatement but i grant. when you routinely plan for mass murder you become conditioned to it that's what this is where you accept that oh yeah we have nuclear weapons the defense secretary has just announced that there will be warships and special forces and planes sent to the philippines in the wall street journal is
the scientific studies they teach by the scientists that predicts that the earth can be made essentially uninhabitable from nuclear war the scientists have been begging the bomb and straight while they were inside begging but they've made multiple requests to meet with them discuss these predictions because they're peer reviewed studies and they've 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 are liable to wipe out the human race in one exchange uclear exchange between the u.s. and china. could be the consequences. well let me just give you an example of what one chinese for 5 megaton warhead would do to a city in the united states for got through. the detonation of that weapon over
a city would instantly ignite about 6 or 700 square miles on fire. and within 20 to 30 minutes all those fires would colas into a single gigantic firestorm would 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 black carbon spoke all rise above club level into the stratosphere it's heated by the sun and sex like a solar collector and that's smoke because of that will say there for 10 years or longer and what the smoke does is to block swarming 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 3 years. and it will become too cold to grow food crops for at least 10 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 pricing 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 can possibly do was a little audi's time to show you the whole world that america is back bigger and better ads sure that matter before our laws we don't have victories anymore
we used to have victorious 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's thick greatest theft in the history of the world it was the new president donald trump has a problem with china you can question now is was will trump continue with the provocations revealed in this film and taken sole to the. wall was there never have been 2 can trace more into dependent on each other than 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 size their lives are linked to the entire world including america the west and i love the other countries so i think interdependence between these 2 countries and among other nations of the world. speak to peace. we don't have to accept the word of who can drop threats and false and amaze but justified the business and profit of war if we recognize there is another
hello again or welcome back to your international weather forecast well here across south america we do have a cold front that's coming through and with that it's going to be dropping the temperatures here across parts of the sensi and i want to show you the forecast a high here on monday 39 degrees and here's the front right here pushing through one is out as you can see the line of clouds and rain now once a pushes through a sense you're going to drop down to about 27 degrees there so a big drop in temperature for you know we don't expect to see much in terms of rain or clouds really just air mass change as pushes through up towards rio though it is going to be a warm day for you as well with a temperature of $31.00 degrees well here across the bahamas of course now the number 2 has pushed to the north we are looking at better conditions few dry conditions up here now you make it a feeder band pushing through with a shower or 2 but as the day progresses from monday to tuesday things will be getting better across much of the area for now so though we do expect to see a cloudy day few attempts as of $31.00 degrees in a berto is making its way towards the north east and we are going to be watching
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stands firm in blaming iran for the saudi aramco attack. the drone strikes set off the biggest all price since $991.00 and yemeni rebels say they're ready to launch more. also turkey hosts the russian army raimi and leaders for another serious summit with attention focused on it live. and zimbabwean doctors go on strike demanding answers over the suspected up dungeon of their union leader and i'm only a hearting with sports as europe's best teams prepare for the return of the champion. and over in the state is right and you became of age score is a trick to break the gold record at l.a. galaxy. now all prices of the u.s. president has declared he's ready to strike back over an attack on saudi arabia's oil production exactly how long it will take to fix damage to the world's largest
processing plant is yet to be revealed but prices spiked at 19 percent their biggest single day increase on record when monday trading began since then they've settled now around 10 percent donald trump tweeted the u.s. is quote locks and loaded waiting for confirmation of who attacked the all plants on saturday yemen's who 3 rebels claimed responsibility and they're warning they may target facilities again they say the drones used new engines meaning they can reach anywhere in saudi arabia. has full coverage with white house correspondent kimberly how to washington d.c. also jabari standing by in teheran and we have charles stratford morphing developments from baghdad wife to war after this report from rory challenge. the u.s. government says it's already knows who did this but iran denies it was behind the
attacks on saudi oil infrastructure claims by yemen's hussein rebels going to have offered. we reject these types of statements and projections the islamic republic of iran has clearly declared that it supports the people of yemen and their rights but to accuse the islamic republic of iran of these attacks and defensive measures is in line with the united states maximum falsehood policy the state owned oil company saudi aramco says the fires knocked out more than half of its entire daily output close to 6000000 barrels of oil donald trump warned iran that the u.s. is locked and loaded to respond to the strikes on up cake but other countries urging caution you which is how to design the who have taken responsibility for these attacks if at the moment we are analyzing along with our partners who is responsible for this attack anyhow it could happen we need to do so with the
necessary call and. you know your. about that we have noticed the relevant reports pondering who is to blame in the absence of a conclusive investigation i think is in itself not very responsible china's position is that we oppose any moves to expand or intensify conflict the impact of an estimated 5 percent dip in global supplies sent or oil prices on a wild ride up 20 percent before coming back down some investors and analysts were also initially spooked. much more likely. europe is already in there for. chinese growth in china is slowing. growth in the e.u. is slowing down the last thing we need is is. this rush in. but by the time european markets opened assurances from the u.s.
and countries like russia that reserves would be freed up would help settle nerves although some european markets open down a little contagion from this attack does appear to be limited for the moment but as donald trump's bellicose tweets highlights this is a volatile situation and how long it takes for saudi to get production back on track plus the next moves from washington and tehran are all things to watch out for chalons al jazeera london. has just tweeted this country is not dependent on the middle east for fossil fuels anymore he says because we have done so well with energy over the last few years we are a net energy exporter and now the number one energy producer in the world we don't need middle eastern oil and gas in fact have very few tankers there but we'll help our allies. live to white house correspondent kimberly how here in washington d.c.
so how has this song for the president's tweet here what does it mean for the u.s. is commitment a role in the region. well that is a complex one because it is so multi-pronged but certainly this is something that donald trump has touted for some time the sort of goal of energy independence on the part of the united states and sort of looking for an opportunity there to. claim that there has been progress on that but at the same time we have to look back to a tweet on sunday where we're reminded just how interdependent all of the nations of the world are when it comes to energy the fact that the u.s. president releasing the u.s. strategic her top prison petroleum reserve in order to stabilize all prices the fact that there is impact in the concern not only on the price and the rise in price on oil but also the impact that that could have around the world and also on u.s. consumers so the u.s.
president speaking out of both sides of his mouth with regard to that latest tweet given the tweet that came just 24 hours earlier now when we pull back from all of this sammy where things stand from the u.s. standpoint we're watching very quite closely the u.s. president is expected to speak later today where we will have the opportunity to ask him questions about where things are moving forward we know on sunday he met with his defense secretary piers that there is some preparation in the works mulling of some type of potential military response although no details have been given but the president also saying that they are in consultation with the kingdom of saudi arabia in order to kingdom's important under what terms we would proceed that has certainly raised some eyebrows here in washington given the fact that the u.s. president is getting the input of the kingdom which many people feel is not appropriate in terms of u.s. react. and also there is the very strong finger pointing that is coming not just
from donald trump but also from his u.s. secretary of state might pump a oh say there's no question in his mind that this attack did not come from yemen in fact pointing the fingers very squarely at iran saying in fact that rouhani and zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy but certainly then accusing once again the iran of being responsible for these attacks so when we pull back from all of this this is just the latest escalation now very very heightened tensions something we've been seeing for for weeks and months on the part of the united states accusing iran of being responsible for various attacks whether it's commercial tankers in the persian gulf or even of course we're reminded of back in june that very close potential counter strike by the united states after it accused iran of shooting down one of its drones so where things stand we are watching very carefully here in washington watching to see what the president might say in the coming hours but certainly the rhetoric coming from the white house very strong at
this hour or kimberly how could let's go ahead over mountains out on those and your body is long for us from that. very strong rhetoric coming from the white house equally strong denials from to iran right. yes certainly the latest reaction to this event sort of unfolded is that the iranian foreign ministry spokesperson up us who said he has reiterated the country's position on that is that these accusations are baseless and it's not the 1st time that iran has received such accusations from the u.s. government the foreign ministry spokesperson up us who said he said that the yemeni people have the right to defend themselves and the iranians are not supplying weapons to the who see fighters there but that it is saudi arabia who is the aggressor and iran will continue to push for some kind of a peaceful resolution in yemen they've offered in the past to negotiate dialogue
between all the parties involved they've stressed that the situation is yemen is critical to the stability of this region but when it comes to the blame that they are being accused of launching these attacks the iranians say that they have had nothing to do with it and that the accusations are baseless they have yet to the american government has yet to provide any kind of solid evidence or proof that iran was behind such an attack the analysts that we've spoken to here say that these latest accusations from the u.s. come at a time when the u.s. president donald trump is eager to have a meeting with iran's president hassan rouhani at the united nations later this month when the 2 will be there but the rainy and have said that that will never happen until the united states lifts the sanctions that it it's imposed on iran since they withdrew from the nuclear deal or a dosage of bodies there for us from. the office solve iraq's prime minister says u.s. secretary of state michael. this morning to discuss those attacks in saudi arabia
let's go back now to charles stross for the joins us live from baghdad charles will can you tell us about claims that the drone attacks have more to do with militias in the wrong that you haven't. it was a very interesting and contradictory information coming from iraq certainly according to an official statement released by the iraqi prime minister's office in the last hour or so that statement saying that during the discussion those discussions between u.s. secretary of state and the prime minister the u.s. secretary of state confirmed according to this statement information that the iraqi government has that the land or iraqi land was not used to launch these attacks the statement went on to say that iraq seeks to play a positive role in trying to diffuse this crisis but it was only about an hour before that that al-jazeera spoke to a source close to the prime minister's office who said that according to him
the u.s. secretary of state had said that there was evidence that the attacks may well have been launched from southern iraq and pointed the finger certainly evidence to suggest that the finger of blame was the pm f.c. now these are the popular mobilization forces that are very well supported by iran that were formed in 2014 to fight eisel that were integrated into the iraqi security forces in 2016 now they are very powerful in this country and as we know iran plays a huge role in iraq both politically and economically the iraqi government has repeatedly said that the p.m.s. are very much under their control and have flatly denied as we've heard on more than one occasion in the last 24 hours any role in these attacks but i think these kind of contradictory statements certainly are drawing attention to the kind of pressures that.