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the week's top stories on our team made old bones as its heaviest and most promising airstrikes on the libyan capital killing dozens as the rebels complained that the alliance is ignoring the front line meanwhile the chorus of international condemnation over syria you have heard loud. anger coming through to the boil in greece ask the government moves to make deeper cuts in public spending in exchange for another e.u. bailout in germany those footing the bill so they're getting tired and. that is the day that marks the birth of modern russia celebrating the country's declaration of sovereignty and its first free elections which led to the historic
fall of the soviet. you're watching the weekly here on r.g.p. this sunday with me and he said now a libyan rebel fighters on the mediterranean frontline are trying to retake the major oil port zawiya just fifty kilometers west of the capital tripoli the absence of marks a breakthrough for the opposition which was swept out of the fort by artillery fire and takes the shelling and pro-government troops about three months ago the attack has forced gadhafi forces to close a key supply route from tunisia raga leaders have complained that nato airstrikes aimed at supporting their military efforts focused heavily on tripoli rather than on the frontlines in misrata and zawiya and this is leading to even more civilian casualties as are. reports. saddam has been we know
has. the doctors have performed any a miracle and the young girl is back home with her family she took her mother's pills to kill herself. if someone wants to kill me and myself. but who wants to cuba teenager summers the age of city tripoli has been under constant bombardment by nato forces for three runs day and night forms have been forming on a city with a population or around a million no one can ever say when or where the next one would land. this week in the most intensive air raid yet there have been sixteen nato air strikes in just ten hours attacks against civilians must stop gadhafi must go and the libyan people deserve to determine their own future nato has frequently claim success and the military operation is supposed to protect civilians but the libyan
government has repeatedly protested that innocent civilians have been among the dad the claims have not been independently verified with one thing this clear since march nineteenth the life ordinarily paeans has changed forever son was mother will never forget the day when her daughter preferred death to this new life my girl told me before that she thought death as a good thing and i entered her room that day she was lying on the floor there was smoke everywhere could hardly see what happened but i realized immediately it was something terrible this is not fair they told us they want a no fly zone they never said they were going to bomb us he promised to protect his but instead they scare us talking about who they are of a buckler saddam his father is more precise and it will be world no longer needs nato the second world war ended long ago and we try to live our lives will need storage wars and always intervenes in other countries problems we're tired of war our patience is running out let us just live our life has just prolonged its
operation and leave it as september people hear these months more terror from the skies were out of nato as well i'm suppose to targets gadhafi his military arsenal actually landed here in this district it didn't destroy the colonel's compound but it's almost damaged the lives of one family as you can see the building has quickly been repaired now the question is whether the people who ever recover. r t tripoli. at least thirty people were killed in the latest string of nato airstrikes on the libyan capital that's according to a government spokesman and amid more claims of civilian casualties may now question the humanitarian goals of the alliance in an interview with nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen i asked him to clarify how coalition defines a legitimate target actually the u.n. security council resolution goes beyond a no fly zone according to the u.n.
security council resolution we are mandated to protect the civilian population in libya taking all necessary measures and that's exactly what we're doing right now i just want to clarify for some of our viewers who have seen homes gone they've seen civilian buildings blown to pieces those three in a car on a phone or in a hospital on a phone constitute a command center for your purposes when you say any means. i would like to stress that we are not targeting individuals we believe military. targets. and of course common control centers can be used to. organize attacks against civilians show amount of control centers are legitimate military targets. well you can find out how the nato chief handled other talent and questions over there in the full interview on our team in just over a couple of hours you can watch it anytime by logging on to our web site r t v dot
com. tensions are also peaking in syria where government troops are attempting to storm the rebel the border town of. tanks and military helicopters the army has entered the city in order to quote cleanse it from verbally its armed groups which killed at least constant police officers last week meanwhile britain and france are still pushing for a un resolution condemning the brutal crackdown against and some government activists in syria russia which opposes any attempts to intervene in the conflict so it won't move our world observers insist serious troubles are an internal problem and its people must find their own way. i think we have to remember the revolution the revolutionary process that is taking place in the middle east is one in which ordinary people are taking the time to take control of the societies and what i think is happening in syria and what has to happen in syria is the syrian movement for change has to win over the largest sections of society has to win over
aleppo it has to win over sections of the army and i think this is an internal struggle if you like for the future direction of syria the problem is when foreign powers starting to fearing then then you can have a regime that then can strengthen its position by saying this out you know what happened today we're going to have a second karen with this movement and so on so i think it's very very dangerous move by britain and france to do fear in the syrian revolution because both countries out of her own history in this region palestine lebanon and syria itself and i think it would be seen very much as western interference in the internal affairs of syria. in addition syria's been accused by the international atomic. lots of talk of building a culvert nuclear reactor and finally quite necessary information about it syria insists it's a non-nuclear military site but the agency is demanding more evidence and
threatening sanctions but some critics believe washington and its our winds are using the allegations as a tool for change the country now that the syrian regime is under fire this. trial has to be opened so that the international community the u.s. yes the u.n. and the way to accuse syria of violating international law so they can take the matter to the security council so that we can apply more pressure is yet again. on the international institutions for political project is whether it's a guy this curator you cancel this is what the u.s. is doing this is a building which has been inspected by the a member of guns there that they want to have their plans look this it is out doing they told them a number of times that this is a military installation and this is nothing to do with a nuclear energy or power or a reactor the i.a.e.a. saying since you're not telling us what else you're going to use it therefore it
must be a nuclear facility and that's why we're going to take the matter to the security council. there is artsy live from moscow coming up in a few minutes when polling comes a video america it's out of its unmanned attack drone program and with it grown fears of a place they sentimentality replacing morals and morals rather when it comes to the world fair. and three months on from the onset of fukushima nuclear crisis in japan we look at how government efforts to downplay radioactive contamination have culminated in a massive display of public rage. russia will restart the imports of european vegetables if the union guarantees the safety of its products products meaning they're free from the deadly e. coli bacteria state and was among the outcomes of this week's e.u. meeting. well you surely she would know we had vegetables today and yesterday i
don't know where they came from i suppose we'll have to wait and see and we were discussing ways to restore shipments of match to bills from europe to russia we already actually put mine in european vegetables also we are provided with sufficient going she's one of the e.u. with. president medvedev also urged the e.u. to speed up their decision on russia's entry into the world trade organization by the e.u. commission chief maybe barroso say expression is possible and this year two sides have also discussed the easing of these a regime saying agreement on the topic could be made next month next year summit will be held in brussels in the winter that you. see as european officials ready the next slice of greece is the european central bank and the german government are arguing over how to get private investors to contribute this one year after the first payment the next states conference conditions calling on the plans to implement even stricter austerity measures tens of thousands taking to
the streets of athens in protest against yet another round of sweeping krauts during home weekly video podcast chairman chancellor angela merkel stated it's important not to take steps which could danger global economic ops when europe battles that crisis in greece and beyond but many germans are angry at their government for paying for others the stakes. the euro's dead long live germany says top lawyer markus kerber he's suing the german government to stop its bankrupt neighbors you cannot say thank you. on the country you have to get rid of groups greece is no longer worth a candidate there were none of the european union the nations labeled in the region by some as the peaks of europe portugal ireland greece and spain most drop
the currency now before they drag down other members of wards kerber although athens last year raised the pension age to sixty five and could early retirement other countries believe that greek workers work less. we'll bail you out a second time says chancellor merkel but if you want cash in future you must work longer the statements caused greece but they're not happy in the e.u.'s cash capital frankfurt either believing the greeks have had it too easy because if we are going to chill sixty seven it's not particularly clear why other people should go with six fifteen which are certainly not responsible for the debts and the deficits run in portugal greece in the pit states raise the age when when the greek people retire. sorry all the people what we have to work along as well germans or wrote boiling point anger which could spill out onto the streets the
powerful greens n l suing merkel's government claiming it did facts about bailouts from the public people in germany i ask you we have to pay it is so we have to give answers and the answers we don't get from our government even the ruling party's revolting close pizza will she's fighting all rescues since he argues leaving the eurozone is in the interests of the struggling countries they should take a chance to say ok we get out we. have our problems we have restructured. gave them money for high interest rate with some of their money and then they can qualify again for the euro maybe after ten fifteen years greece protests the euro's a straight jacket which blocks traditional ways to boost your economy like devaluing the currency or adjusting interest rates even greece's european
commissioner says that the country's membership of the common currency is at risk and this athens takes the painful cost cutting medicine prescribed by the e.u. and the. if greeks no agree with germans who see the bits out of control the question is will weak states quit the euro and reorganize. and bring the single currency dealt with the new bush will see. and we have more views on europe's economy later this hour our team talks to the french nationals leader in that band who says the e.u. has become weak and clean and quick creating the euro creating the euro i should say was a mistake for interviews coming up in about fifteen minutes. this week the u.s. made a number of airstrikes including unmanned drone attacks in pakistan and yemen american since the targets were militants but unofficial reports of just there were
many more civilian casualties than admit it is going to check out found out that were already behind robotic attacks is being increasingly called to question is when a u.s. drone hit the house of this young man in pakistan he lost an eye both legs and three family members. these people are demanding the cia be held responsible for the deaths of their loved ones but to no avail with the use of drones comes a lack of accountability those are being operated by somebody at a command center in langley virginia they're watching it on video on a video screen they're pressing the button they're deciding who lives and who dies and then they go off for a weekend where they have barbecues in their suburban virginia suburban maryland homes and who pays the price the people who are the victims of the attack is there accountability none whatsoever drones have become the symbol of america's undeclared wars wars that seem to have no state all legal boundaries we've opened
up a new realm of warfare a new room of breaking international and domestic law. used in pakistan yemen and elsewhere they have killed scores of civilians. the former chief counterinsurgency strategy for the u.s. state department has estimated that drone attacks killed fifty non targeted persons for each in candide target one of the things the united states kind of pretends is that we are morally superior we are better just able to judge what is good for other people and therefore we are entitled to inflict our judgement on them and that we presume they will be grateful to us for it but that is not what happens ever and it's not what's happening in iran then it's not what's happening in pakistan they are furiously enraged with us washington is looking to increase the funding food room development by seven times over the next ten years a large part of that will go towards on our surveillance drones the u.s.
has for years been using them in another of its undeclared wars against drug traffickers in mexico the mexican government allows us biplanes despite public discontent there's a lot of concern that use of these drones by the u.s. government has more to do with u.s. control over mexican territory erikson the drug lords and winning the drug war while issues of international law and sovereignty trigger little interest among americans the prospect of having surveillance drones spying all across the us itself surely does you ask police agencies are asking for drones for domestic surveillance raising the alarm among those who think that could be the end of american freedoms especially when you look at constitutional activities like free speech activities are going to be hovering over crowds that are merely maybe protesting the war or protesting some are governmental act and they'll be chilling free street should roll to deal with some sort of weapon so some people are saying
lasers will be able to only should the students who are advocating against the government they've already been used in some instances in the united states and in two thousand and seven protesters in washington d.c. noticed small objects floating overhead it looked like dragon flop turned out they were robo flies. but it was the pentagon surveillance devices as american continues developing this playstation mentality killing any taliban's gathering in practice that people leave in fear that at any time they could become a target in the most deadly videogame and maybe thiering the u.s. fear that with their rapid expansion of supply growth over their own territory they could one day wake up in an alternate police state i'm going to check out reporting from washington r.t. . the strikes in yemen come amid a people's uprising against the country's government which has long been an ally of the u.s. that's a war activists are a founder of americans sticking a label of militants on those opposing the regime. this is just another
criminal illegal absolutely and it's lawlessness on such a scale hypocrisy at the very time that the u.s. is using the u.n. security council the international criminal court to bring charges against other countries for terrorism and it is clearly exposed and international terrorism itself in yemen and of course in sabotage teams in syria and bombing of libya not to mention the devastating wars in iraq and afghanistan in yemen and it is to protect a complete thirty three year dictatorship of salo who is now for our own health reasons in saudi arabia an effort to protect his regime potentially bring him back and it's being used against of people's movement anyone that the u.s. fears is a threat to them is now being labeled as al qaida and it's open season in terms of
its hacks and and bombs and drone attacks on any number of different resistance organizations. check out our website r g dot com for more opinions on that use who don't want to noise by us radio host alex jones of the abuse of drone technology could be the beginning of a terminator style world ruled by configures also online for you to help gathering of the world's movers and shakers we talked to activists who make a stand against the end pensionable media blackout surrounding the annual bill there for a meeting point out some of the reason just what's being decided by the world of silence and whether it's worth taxpayers having to fund. and also crowd in space the i.s.o.'s gets three new presidents doubling the number of humans currently in orbit the combined international crew will perform unique research including attempts to fight cancer cure or also be expecting a farewell visit now falls a glance at the last hour flight part of the west space shuttle program.
to japan now where the stricken fukushima nuclear power plant continues to leak radiation all a different kind of fallout public anger spills onto the streets huge crowds turned out across japan on saturday to demand an end to the country's use of nuclear power but that's just came on my feel we're from a sense that the government has covered up until extent of the radioactive contamination problem because human disaster tens of thousands of control evacuated from the area surrounding the plans are still in temporary sound suckers and instead of receiving the sympathy they deserve many of them are suffering discrimination even from their own government that's according to dr robert jacobs from the institute. there are still people living in areas where there's high radiation and there's children going to school in areas where there's high radiation and so there's been a reluctance to move as quickly as possible and
a lot of people from the fukushima area even people who were born there that live in tokyo experiencing discrimination in japan by people who. consider them possibly contaminated even though radiation is not transferable to other people but there are a lot of problems ahead if i could give one quick example in august there's a very important holiday in japan called in which everyone returns to their hometown because the spirits of ancestors come to their burial places where their ashes are interned and the family welcomes them these people exclusion zone will not be able to observe this will they just holiday and welcome there the spirits of their ancestors who return so when people find that they're unable to carry out their familial obligations for decades because they can't return to these areas people tend to blame themselves even if there are structural reasons so there needs to be some work done to help people through not just the radiation exposure but the social breakdowns that follow radiation exposures in communities. well look now at
some world news in brief for you this hour as most senior african leader has been shot dead by soldiers in the somali capital mogadishu the identity of. the lot mohamed was is the most wanted was the most wanted man on the continent and it was confirmed by d.n.a. tests the home of who had a five million dollars bounty on his head is going for the one nine hundred ninety eight bombings of the american embassies in kenya and tanzania in which over two hundred people died. voters across turkey are heading to the close in a general election two parties are battling for power with current prime minister running against the secular republican people's party targeting a parliamentary majority so we can change the constitution in favor of more liberal policies. but there's a festive atmosphere here in moscow and around russia today as the country marks twenty one years since it declared its sovereignty by the collapse of the soviet union just one year later it held its first free elections which resulted in
victory for the reformist president. and as our. or groden of reports even today memories of that bumpy road to democracy are still fresh in many people's minds. june twelve nineteen ninety one millions voted to make boris yeltsin russia's first president a watershed moment in the country's history. this was the first free election ever in russia the day after we left behind a totalitarian state and had a new job of building a democratic society that respected the rights of its people by the time the lection took place the soviet union had less than a year to live but no one knew how it would disintegrate its fifteen republics began to declare sovereignty one by one while staying a part of the us a saw provoking unrest and even armed conflict and moscow two leaders also competed against each other mikhail gorbachev was the head of the
soviet union chosen by communist functionary boris yeltsin was in charge of new southern russia and promised reform but calling for an open election yeltsin challenged the authority of the communist party over russia. with this victory in the election yeltsin through the you can stand up to the communists establishment in an open and public bar he did not cut back room deals or try on protest with this victory ensured that the soviet union could break out without conflict. unlike former soviet leaders yeltsin campaign like a democratic politician meeting the electorate and delivering stump speeches at factories and in town squares. his rallies attracted hundreds of thousands when the election night came we were hopeful with when but we still weren't sure after all it was the communist party that counted the votes but soon enough the results became clear for a c.l.
some defeated the communists candidate handily with more than half of the votes. when he led the resistance their father in the coup later not some of his popularity. but over the next decade. among russians dwindled as the country went through difficult reforms surveys show that as the anniversary of the election approached if you remember and even fewer care things are going to get i don't have any emotions about it but i did vote for yeltsin then bam far less political now absolutely true i voted but i can tell you these are all just politicians games that have nothing to do with me. it's not surprising that those who lived through the difficult times did not want to celebrate this occasion but hopefully the next generation will truly appreciate the historic significance of this moment and yeltsin as of now russia's first president himself remains unappreciated with only one ford saying they have a positive attitude towards him many outside of russia so even today it's there
well kristie is not perfect and some inside the country side of a still young. but one thing is very hard to argue against as a result of these changes twenty years ago russians are wealthier more personal and political freedoms. see moscow. much more have a new next hour here on our team including a helping hand to war on the influence. of the leaders of egypt believe hatred if they exhibit a real flow and the money lead the worst trouble babydol gibson said over syria the international monetary fund extends a three billion dollar loan to egypt but some say there are strings attached to the first aimed at steering the still on stable country for the last once it. kind of woman aiming to be the legal guardian operates on six children launches a crusade against russian law so stall attitudes to science