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great to have you with us. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. >> coming up this hour, more u.s. troops for iraq. the u.s. president acts after a new video apparently shows the beheading of a second american journalists by isis militants. >> president barack obama
touches down in europe. >> also ahead we need action now to scale up the response. >> an urgent call for help on ebola. seni senior health officials around the world say time is running out to keep the disease in check. >> it's 9:00 in the morning in estonia and u.s. president barack obama is now in the capital. he has a lot on his plate including the isis claim that it has beheaded a second american journalist and is now threatening the life of a british man. >> dealing with isis in iraq and syria will be just one of many urgent issues, including the raging conflicts in ukraine, libya, somalia, there is political instability in pakistan and yemen, all this ahead of the nato summit that begins thursday in wales. matthew chance is traveling with mr. obama.
he joins us live. is the president expected to at least talk about the issue of the beheading of steven sotloff? >> there has been no confirmation that he will. but the expectation is that he will make remarks. he will be meeting the estonian president this morning. after that they will have a joint news conference where i expect at the very least if the president doesn't make remarks of his own he'll be asked about this. so we are expecting to hear about the u.s. position on this. in the coming hours, john. >> and showing up is important and that is what this trip is all about. the president making a very pointed trip to estonia. and the message he is bringing? >> it's a message of assurance, reassurance, rather. estonia borders russia and at a growing time of russia assertiveness there is a concern which has a 25% russian ethnic
population that they may be next on the kremlin's target list. president obama saying you are a nato member and an attack on one is an attack against all. estonia's leadership have called for permanent nato bases to be positioned here in estonia and in the baltics as well. that is not something that is going to go forward although there may be a compromise in the sense there is a rapid reaction force that will be discussed further at the nato summit in wales on thursday. 4,000 personnel a could be deployed the the ballotics in the event of russian aggression on a 48 hour notice. that may with a compromise position that may satisfy some of estonia's concerns about its security. >> the president will have to manage expectations in estonia i imagine. they would like a thousand troops on the border tomorrow.
that will not happen. you are normally based in moscow. how will they view this visit to estonia by the u.s. president? >> i think they will be mildly irritated by it. certainly already the talk of the rapid reaction force and the russian president is reassessing their strategy as well. they are not detailed what they are going to do. but they are going to be regarding nato of more of a threat. repositioning their forces near their frontiers with nato of ru ukraine. none of these reassurances that president obama is delivering here are going to be much consolation to ukraine itself. that's where the immediate crisis is. there's growing sort of pressure in the west for some kind of action from president obama and from the nato alliance in some
way help ukraine. but ukraine is not a nato member so it doesn't qualify for the same protection as estonia would were it in the firing line. >> thank you. senior international correspondent matthew chance in estonia. u.s. officials are working to confirm the authenticity of an isis video apparently showing the beheading of american journalist steven sotloff. our global affairs correspondent reports. >> reporter: it's a gruesome image, american steven sotloff dressed in an orange jump suit a hand at his throat. the man in black brandishes a knife and speaks to president obama. >> just as you continue to strike our people our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people. >> sotloff speaks to the camera
saying that he is having to pay the price for u.s. intervention. he appeared two weeks ago in a video capturing the brutal execution of american journalist james foley. isis warned that sotloff's fate depended on u.s. moves in iraq. david haines appears in a video. >> my son steven is in your hands. >> reporter: sotloff's mother issued a heartfelt plea for isis to release her son. >> i ask you to please release my child. as a mother, i ask your justice to be merciful and not punish my son for matters he has no control over. >> reporter: sotloff's killer appears to speak with the same accent as the person who murdered james foley. >> if it is genuine our hearts
go out to the sotloff family and is it a reminder of the bash ritual of this organization. >> reporter: after foley's death president obama promised justice. >> america does not forget. our reach is long. we are patient. justice will be done. >> reporter: but even some of the president's staunchest supporters suggest his lack of strategy has helped the group's lightning advance through syria and iraq. >> i learned one thing about this president and that he is very cautious. maybe in this instance, too cautious. >> reporter: military action is just one tool to combat isis. there are other ways to go after the group which president obama will be discussing this week in wales when he meets with nato allies to be followed by visits to the region by secretary of state kerry and secretary of defense hagel to build a coalition against isis. democrats and supporters of
the president have been mildly critical, republican congressional leaders have been harsh in their criticism of mr. obama and his admitted lack of strategy in dealing with isis in syria. >> what is his goal? right now it is humanitarian protection and humanitarian crises and protecting american troops. that is not a reason to build a coalition. and also you have to lead coalitions. america must lead. we're not all equals. we lead, they follow. that has been history ever since the end of world war ii. but to not have a goal and a strategy to implement those goals is not very appealing to anyone to join a coalition. >> let's get more now on the situation in iraq and syria and obviously isis whether to contain, deter or really destroy isis. i'm joined by the director of
affairs public and international affairs and joins us from beirut. thank you for joining us this morning. let's start off with the sickening video and the beheading of steven sotloff at the hands of isis militants. besides the barbaric nature of it what stands out to you and what has been the reaction in the middle east? >> well, what stands out is very clearly as the title of the video tells us it was a message to the united states and the fellow with the knife was directly addressing president obama. it's quite striking how direct this is as a message to the american government and maybe to the arican people, these guys the islamic state guys, isis and other groups before and others, dozens and dozens of these groups they are clear about what they're doing.
there's nothing ambiguous. there is nothing that is unclear. they want to create in their view a perfect islamic society. most muslims think these guys are nuts, barbaric, extremists and dangerous. the overwhelming majority of muslims in the islamic world have rejected them their appeal doesn't resonate with anybody except for the small numbers of outcasts and weirdos who follow them. so we have to be really careful about not overexaggerating who they are and what they represent. they are terrible in they do in their beheadings which have gone on for 10, 15 years. we have had them in pakistan and afghanistan and the region. the message is clear, you bomb us, we kill you. this is a very difficult process to change or to stop using
military power or even building a coalition and all of this terminology we are hearing in the united states. you is to stop these people. we have to stop these people in the region. but nobody has figured out how the do it yet. to stop them, you is to change the autocratic, failed regimes that dominate almost all of the arab countries including all of the conservative monarchies that are allies of the united states. it's very important to remember that these movements were born in arab jails in jordan and egypt. that's where the movements were incubated. and so they see themselves as fighting a defensive jihad to protect islamic societies. and when foreigners attack them, they attack the foreigners. that's what is so clear. >> and you just said, you know,
that leaders in the middle east have been rejecting isis. but there is criticism that leaders in the middle east haven't done enough to combat isis and haven't spoken out on isis. why is that? >> they've spoken out plenty. everybody. it's just not reported in the american press. that's why some simplistic american politicians say they haven't spoken out. they speak out all the time. most people in the middle east who criticize these people and see them as dangerous criminals. the perplexing thing is why haven't arab governments formally worked together militarily and in other ways to push back this dangerous movement? the iraqis are doing a little bit. the kurds in northern iraq. the iranians have been a little involved. they are not arabs. but there is a lassitude among
arab governments. they have been incompetent in building inclusive and tolerant societies. some of the closest allies to the united states like for instance, saudi arabia is defined by a heavy form of islam which is not the same as these mi militants but they go back to a common root. and you have saudis appearing all over the place among the 9/11 hijackers and the movements around the region. so it's very difficult to expect the same arab governments whose policies allowed these extremist movements to develop and grow to expect them to be the ones to fight them. of course they do, the saudis just rounded up dozens of
militants inside saudi arabia and put them in jail, claiming that they are in sleeper cells and they were planning terrorist plots which is probably true. the saudis have caught group groups like this before. the saudis are taking action where they can but it is below what is needed. >> talking to us live from beirut tonight 9:00. thank you very much. thank you very much. >> you bet. >> international condemnation of isis continues to grow. the british prime minister david cameron says this is a despicable and barbaric murder. we are working very hard to keep british people safe and do all we can to protect our country and our people from these barbaric murderers. and ban ki-moon saying it is
brutal. >> and tony abbott says it is a hideous movement that is evil. >> now new information on monday's u.s. air strike in somalia. a pentagon spokesman would not say whether the leader of al shabaab was killed. but he said he was an intended target and that the air strike appeared to have succeeded. >> we certainly believe that we hit what that the air strike apd to have succeeded. >> we certainly believe that we hit what we were aiming at. based on intelligence that was actionable. in other words, strong enough. we took this strike. >> that was rear admiral john kirby speaking. coming up next here on cnn, fighting rages in eastern ukraine. and separatists had the upper
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putin and ukraine's premiere have spoken by phone. both men largely agree on a way out of this crisis. they're on the verge of retaking donetsx airport in eastern ukraine. it's the latest in a week long offensive that kiev says is powered by russian troops. that's a charge that moscow continues to deny. president vladimir putin's support for the rebels in eastern ukraine, the u.s. is also considering another round of sanctions. meanwhile the battle with separatists is driving a mass exodus of frightened civilians, the united nations says that more than 1 million ukrainians have been forced from their homes. that includes more than 260,000 displaced in the country. a figure that's doubled since just last month, plus the more
than 800,000 russians have crossed the border since the beginning of the year. >> let's get the latest on the finding. reza has more on the fighting in kiev. the fighters say they're almost in control of the donetsk airport. why is this airport so important? >> this is an important airport, john. because it's one of the last pieces of turf that ukrainian forces are barely holden on to. ukrainian forces already lost the other airport in the other rebel held city of luhansk earlier this week. that was a huge turning point. now it looks like the rebels are poised to take over the airport in done it will tsk. they claim to have 95% control of the airport, reportedly ukrainian forces are in control of pockets of the airport, but the rebels are confident they
could take complete control of the airport sometime very soon, perhaps sometime today after days of fierce fighting, this would not only be a symbolic victory, it will also be a strategic victory. remember, in any armed conflict, an airport potentially is a very effective way to move in and out. supplies, equipment, manpower, troops, although we should point out this airport is very much damaged in shambles, it's not clear if it can be used at all, certainly another indication that the rebels are continuing to route ukrainian forces, john, in southeastern ukraine. >> with that in mind they seem to be on the verge of taking the town as well. >> if there's going to be another focal point, another flashpoint in this conflict, it's going to be the critical port city if indeed the rebels take that city, they'll have built an established land
quarter all the way from the russian border to the crimean peninsula, a territory that the russians already an ex-ed back in march, the anxiety, the tension is building up in that location to the east of that city. you have the rebels seemingly poised for an attack. although they haven't gone in there yet, the outskirts of the city, have you ukrainian forces with resident thes of the city, volunteers building up their defense lines, their fortifications, whether these rebels go in or not, john, we'll have a lot to do with what happens in the nato summit this week, and, of course, the talks that will be taking place in belarus later this week as well. >> also, reza, the headline in the last couple hours, coming from the u.n., cen willy a million people have been displaced because of this conflict in ukraine. where have they gone? >> these are staggering numbers, john. according to the u.n., within
ukraine, 260,000 people have been displaced, that's a number that has doubled over the past couple weeks, the u.n. says the number is probably more, because many of these people are going to friends and families homes. russia says they've taken 800,000 refugees in, others are going to estonia and other baltic states, it's an indication that this battle is escalating and with refugees going into these surrounding can'ts. they now are involved to a degree in this conflict as well about that's why there's increasing urgency to end this conflict. >> reza thank you very much, live for us in kiev, the big news coming out of all this -- coming from reuters, they may have a way out of this. it's just one report -- >> wait to see what comes out if anything, this morning. >> let's hope so. >> still to come on cnn.
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>> a flight had to make an emergency stop because a woman who was trying to nap on her tray table was allegedly hit in the head when a passenger in front of her reclined her seat. >> the woman became combative mid flight. this is how passengers described it. >> they just started yelling. and profanity laced epithets, it was interesting. >> she was going nuts. i lost a dog, i lost two dogs in the last month, i want her off of here or i'm going to leave -- i want you to stop the plane. >> police escorted the woman off the plane but released her without charge. >> she was going nuts. if they didn't cram so many people into a plane. >> i agree, it's the ever diminishing space, the leg room in economy. it's getting smaller and smaller. not that i'm very tall, but -- >> this is true. now, let's switchgears now, and get a check of the weather.
karen maginnis is with us. >> we have to tell you about flooding that's occurred in thailand, it's turned deadly. now, this is a typical time of year when we see this enhanced monsoonal moisture coming up from the southwest, here's that trough that just lies right across the region. we're expecting it to late in the week for that heavy rainfall to continue. some of the rainfall reports in excess of 130 millimeters. take a look at some of these images coming out of thailand, about 17 provinces were experiencing the severe flooding. as i mentioned, six reported fatalities because of this, and thousands have been displaced because of the rising waters. up to 80 centimeters of rainfall have been recorded there. we move on across asia, and into china for beijing and shanghai, the rainfall's been heavy there as well, not exclusively, also to the southwest, in southwestern china, while that
area of low pressure that has triggered much of that heavy rainfall, that's beginning to make its way a little further to the north and east, can you see that come ma shaped cloud cover, beijing clears out, shanghai some lingering showers, we think that perhaps late in the day, that will start to taper off and going into the next 24 hours, is going to be a dryer forecast. can't say the same thing for japan. the rainfall will be locally heavy right along that front a.m. boundary, the area of low pressure begins to move past the korean peninsula. take a look at this reporter, this out of the united states in the state of ohio. it looks like a monsoon here, she was trying to do a live shot, this out of whio. and the rainfall came down, and the winds were blowing. she was fine, everything was okay. but she made quite a name for herself with the blustery
weather conditions there and the miserable umbrella that didn't work. >> you know, we've all done those -- >> we've all been there. i don't think she had to say much about the weather, you could see it. >> she should have just gone inside. >> thanks very much, karen. time for a short break, when we come back, we'll return to our top story, the apparent beheading of another u.s. journalist by isis militants. so factors like diet can negatively impact good bacteria? even if you're healthy and active. phillips digestive health support is a duo-probiotic
just after 11:30 on a tuesday night on the west coast of the united states. we'd like to welcome our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. >> the u.s. officials are working to confirm the authenticity of a video that isis says shows the beheading of steven so the lof, the journalist went missing last year. they plan to kill a british hostage next. >> president barack obama is in eston estonia, the white house says mr. obama will consult with allies on additional actions to take against isis. >> pro russian rebels in eastern
ukraine say they're about to retake the vitally important airport at donetsk. it would be a latest of series of set backs. moscow flatley denies any involvement. now, the white house has authorized a request to send 350 additional u.s. troops to iraq. to protect american facilities and personnel in baghdad. the report comes several hours after the beheading of a second u.s. journalist. let's start with that video from isis. what has been the reaction to this pretty disturbing and quite sickening video in. >> iraqi politicians we spoke to last night condemn this as a barbaric act. iraqis here you talk to tell you this is the kind of brutality and violence they've been living
with, first with al qaeda in iraq. the predecessor of isis, and now with isis, on a larger and more brutal scale. so this is the organization that just yesterday, amnesty international is committing systematic ethnic cleansing in northern iraq. these are the kinds of crimes we see here. the united nations is sending a team to investigate a fact finding mission to look into these allegations of so many atrocities that have been committed here. one of those is probably going to be the killing of hundreds -- a massacre of hundreds of iraqi military recruits who are said to have been killed by isis, when it overran their base in june in northern iraq. so a lot of these crimes people here have seen it, they say they are at the forefront of this battle against terrorism,
against isis, and this new enemy that they call it, and they're hoping they would get more support and more help from the world, they say they have been doing this for years, especially since the u.s. military left here at the end of 2011. >> speaking of support late last night. you are with president barack obama, authorizing sending additional troops to iraq. you have been following the chriss on the ground for some time now. how needed are these troops? >> well, people are always worried about this mission, the u.s. always maintains that these are not combat troops. the numbers now with these 350 additional troops would push it over 1,000 so far, who will be here, the u.s. says they are here in an advisory role to the iraqi security forces and the peshmerga, they will be embassy security here protecting the u.s. mission, diplomats. and over the past few months,
things have actually changed as we saw the threat from isis, the advances that we have seen, really really shocked the world. and, of course, raised fears that embassies and consulates here are at risk like we saw the city of mosul falling within hours with iraqi troops dropping their weapons and walking away basically, handing iraq's second largest city to isis, there's always that fear and the u.s. would want to as president obama has pointed out over and over again, his top priority is protecting u.s. facilities and u.s. personnel here of course the attack at the u.s. consulate in ben gasdy still fresh in the minds of so many. they want to make sure that no such thing happens again, while the threat here in baghdad is not as imminent as it seemed a few months ago. this is a very adaptable and very sophisticated organization. he says, we have seen, there's always that possibility of
unpredictable circumstances here, and they need to increase the security around the embassy and for personnel here. >> absolutely. let's head back to europe now, and the nato summit set for this week in the u.k. nato was founded more than six decades ago to contain the threat from the soviet union. a senior international correspondent reports there are questions about whether the alliance today is up to the job. >> russian troops and weapons inside ukraine are forcing a makeover at nato. >> nato is forced by vladimir putin his land grabbing. violation of national law in many ways, nato is brought back to its core. >> face down the threat from the east. ukraine not even a nato member. the problem nato has is not fully ready to be able to protect its own members. the kind of military
preparedness, the basing, the forces, the exercises are paultry compared to the stand russia is taking. >> a quarter century since the berlin wall came down. most nato nations aren't spending enough on defense. >> nato has a target of 2% of gross domestic product. with a few good exceptions. almost no nato ally complies with that ambition. >> the solution get real. respond to putin's aggression. >> the capacity is there, it's a matter of regearing and doing these rotational deployments in the basis in the east. >> this and more among the headlines expected at the nato summit in wails this week.
readiness action plan. a mental as well as physical recalibration, money will be up for discussion. a push for increased defense spending, and what the money should be spent on. >> more important than the amount spent is where it's spent. not enough has been spent on new equipment, modernized capabilities, surveillance precision munitions. >> after exercising much more frequently, we'll have to bring forces on the ground in poland and the baltic region who show vladimir putin that nato means serious business. >> reality is where the mind and money reset, experts agree wrestling all of ukraine back from putin's grip is a very longshot. nick roberson, cnn london. >> a former u.s. ambassador to nato joins us now from washington. ambassador, thank you for being with us.
i read your article, your thought is that -- and correct me if i'm wrong, this is a defining moment for nato, they need to draw a line in the sand when it comes to ukraine. and they need to stand up to russia and vladimir putin. does this mean that nato must be prepared to go to war with russia over ukraine? >> i wouldn't quite put it that way, but i do agree it's a defining moment. i think that russia has drawn a line in the sand. which is that it is willing to use military force to breakaway part of ukraine if not the heart of ukraine. and bring that back into a russian orbit. the question for nato is, do you care? are you willing to stop this? are you willing to let this just happen? and if we want to stop it, sanctions and all the other steps that we're taking, reinforcing the baltic states, creating a response force, those are good steps, they will not address the immediate crisis.
if the problem is russia invading ukraine, nato needs to do something about russia invading ukraine. so far, that's not on the books, that is where i think nato needs to go. i think we need to provide all the support necessary to help the ukrainians push back against the russians and if they do i think that russia will attack back down. >> do you agree with comments made by the british prime minister david cameron. he said that european leaders risk making the same mistakes in appeasing vladimir putin over ukraine as britain and france did with adolf hitler? >> i agree with that. we don't yet see putin gassing jews, so it's not the same thing. if you don't stop a dictator or a bully in the early stages, when you can have a meaningful effect, he will go further and further and further, and then the costs of stopping that are
much higher for everybody. >> at the end of the day, it's not nato's job to be the policemen of europe, it's about defending allies and not countries like ukraine or georgia or mull dove va for that matter. >> well, that's an interesting comment about nato. the job of nato is to keep the russians in, the americans in and the germans down. the germans are the ones calling the shots everywhere. this is just a way of saying that nato's job has been many things at many times, and yes it's about collective defense, but it's also about projecting security, crisis management, how do you project power in order to preserve security and stability in europe. we face today is the single greatest threat to stability and security in europe that we've seen in the last 25 years. >> final question, and i don't know if you can answer this quickly, how much of this crisis
in ukraine can be attributed to essentially a russian backlash to nato expansion over the years? >> absolutely not. look. what nato has been about is people in europe, pols, lithuanians, hundred gaierians, finally having the freedom to define their own future. to be democracies, to be secure. in order to do that, they wanted to become members of nato, so they would never have to worry about that again. the fact that russia has a problem with its neighbors being secure says more about russia than those countries or it says about nato. >> okay, kurt volcker former u.s. ambassador. thank you. a libyan airplane has
crashed. >> it all happened as part of a memorial service for another pilot who died when his jet crashed last week. authorities say mechanical failures led to both crashes. staying in the middle east, a week on since israel and hamas agreed to an open ended cease-fire, both sides are counting the cause of the unrelenting violence. >> this neighborhood was flattened by israeli firepower. israel says the neighborhood was a fortress of weapons, rockets and tunnels. up to 120 palestinians died here, so to 13 israeli soldiers. that happened on just one day. rebuilding all of gaza will take about 20 years and cost more than $20 billion. >> incredible footage there. >> i think it's more than $6 billion, not 20. >> regardless, look at the footage, it's incredible.
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borders the medical group at the forefront of the outbreak says the world is losing the battle to contain the virus, it's asking global leaders to contribute more people, beds and other resources. the head of the u.s. cdc calls the ebola outbreak an epidemic that's spiraling out of control. >> the number of cases continues to increase and is now increasing rapidly, i'm afraid over the next few weeks, those numbers are likely to increase further and significantly. there is a window of opportunity to tamp this down but that window is closing. we need action now to scale up the response. >> now, containing the virus is the biggest struggle right now for health workers. borders have been closed,
schools shut down. doctors in monrovia had a challenge, a patient made a mad dash out of the hospital. >> the man in the red shirt is believed to be infected by ebola. he left a clinic in liberia. he wanders through a market looking for food carrying a stick and stones he used against the doctors trying to treat him. a large crowd surrounds the sick man. >> a doctor tries to hold back the crowd, while health care workers in protective clothing chase the man down the street. the angry crowd shouts at the workers saying the clinics aren't doing enough. it's not clear why the man left
the facility, restrictions on people's movements and quarantine zones to contain the spread of the disease has led to panic in some areas and food shortages. liberia's president says the health care system in her country is under stress. here in the market, health care workers continue to try to convince the man to go back to the hospital, but after that doesn't work, they can be seen dragging him to a truck and pushing him into the back as he struggled to get away. as the ebola epidemic shows no sign of slowing down both patients and doctors grow more desperate. michael holmes, cnn. that is incredible. >> we have an update on a story which people around the united states and the world have been following. it's about joan rivers. the comedian remains on life export after suffering cardiac arrest just last thursday. >> she was rushed to a new york
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tackled and hurdled by an opponentsquished by his own teammate. he got the fumble, even if the ball looks bigger than he is. hey, little guy, how does it feel being 1'2". >> no matter how small you are, have big dreams and live big. that's what full side chris kirksy tweeted out. he said his favorite move is when he high fived a teammate. >> i basically just elevated in the air. >> showing you guys he's got some nice vertical as well. >> actually, this isn't the first itsy bitsy player glitch. last month, a player took off.
and last year a linebacker ran through the legs of another player. >> it's reminiscent of "honey i shrunk the kids." he's taking it in stride. teenie tiny strides. genie moos, cnn. >> 1 foot tall. >> i wonder if he gets to score tall zm. >> only little points. >> those strides are tiny, aren't they? >> yes. just hours after learning of another video that appears to show the beheading of a second journalist. >> max foster will have more on that after the break. >> the news continues right here on cnn. ural gas throughout the airport - for heating the entire terminal, generating electricity on-site,
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hello and thanks for joining us for krp's special coverage. i'm max foster. ahead this hour, a second american journalist apparently beheaded by isis. we remember steven sotloff and take a look at how world leaders may respond to this act of terror. plus, pro russian separatists brought over ukrainian forces in a massive firefight as president obama and nato allies prepare to meet about the growing crisis. and warnings the ebola outbreak is spiraling out of control. in liberia there was chaos in the streets after one patient escaped from a treatment clinic. u.s. officials have confirmed the authenticity of an isis