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the in. at least five people are killed and dozens injured in a car bomb attack in the syrian capital damascus despise a four day truce agreed between the government and some rebels for the muslim holiday of the. foreign mercenaries fighting alongside libyan forces reportedly spotted during the. stronghold we've got first hand accounts from.
one year after the key measures to tackle its debt crisis financial turmoil is only worsening the police failing to deal with its deficit and spain its record unemployment. and we look at how the upcoming presidential election in the u.s. could determine and attack on iran action that america's ally israel is increasingly pressing for. international news and comment live from our new center here in moscow this is. a car bomb has exploded in the syrian capital damascus killing at least five people and wounding dozens of others children are thought to be among the casualties of the attack which came on the first day of an agreed truce between rebels and the government for the four day muslim holiday of opposition activists say there have
been several deadly clashes with the syrian army throughout the day and earlier some rebel groups like the al qaeda linked front announced they would not observe the ceasefire or talk more on this latest development i'm joined now by political analyst coming. he's joining me live trust. there is coming. joining us now the explosion in the syrian capital appears to have wrecked any chance that the truce might take hold who could be interested in disrupting the cease fire. well obviously you have to look at the country that support in the star wrist organisation you have to look. version called countries turkey. qatar on the head of state there are been fast. movement of what. sort of motions that these organizations. calls from the united states from the highest you know from the highest office from from mr obama
to mr romney who want to these what they call them resistance and obviously those what would they call them resist and they've been put at least some. civilian area and killing innocent people saw whose interest those. that want to see the to heal itself and bring stability to a country that been living in this order for almost two years to attend to this truce and then just through many ways doomed at the start and the extremist group helping the opposition that you refused to respect the trees before it came to fix what was the point of actually agreeing to this deal in the first place. well you have to see that the syrian president has good intention he said he will do the form from the beginning he felt that syria needs reform start building a new constitution start getting new parties into and into the country i haven't i
haven't dialogue where the opposition but you have on the other hand terrorist organization that does not want it any dialogue does not want any peace and they continue in the process of killing and planning bomb here and there this is the message today that international community are you cannot continue backing these terrorist organization which could not hold its troops for just a couple hours and in this special day. a lot half obviously the syrian leadership home of president bashar al assad he sure good and willing to provide the cease fire hopefully there that can be build on that even though his forces have been gaining ground on the months and a half but obviously this is
a message to the to mr brahimi. that these are terrorist organization. they don't understand what is the ceasefire and they don't understand what is. and they continue putting bombs i just hard on the radio there was another bomb what just exploded and. just as exploded outside damascus international interest you say are not interested in seeing peace you say they don't understand what the situation is now clearly not really understanding what the situation would be if the goal of removing a sad is achieved what happens off to lead we're seeing plenty of violence now what do you predict if assad does go. i think this is this is a job of the army and they have to root them out and bring order supposed to be dialogue was terrorist is not an option i think the saddam regime gave him the
chance to have meaningful dialogue and ceasefire but obviously some people are not hurt to that to that cease fire and i think you or you have your country brought back to order and stability and peace or you have to continue to live through this difficult time killing the killing and the sponsor of killing unfortunately has been sponsored by countries us far as the united states and as country in the persian gulf i don't see the reason why mr obama and mr romney calling on those persian gulf country to continue arming the what they call umbrella where they launch isn't that and different then what happened in nine eleven in the united state isn't that killing and over there was killing and you say and we have to you have to say that we you are you have to have peace was these terrorist organizations i think i defer whether just briefly come all you say
you're going to live through this difficult time there in syria book but what next just how long can the people and the country survive this turmoil this turbulence this violence just when is it all going to end how long can this carry on for. obviously it's going to be a very painful long process but somebody you have to hire out these terrorist organization no matter how long it takes the west the persian gulf country they should acknowledge this this kind of war should not be allowed and should not be funded and should not be sponsor. to understand and accept the sleeping with al qaeda is not the answer we need a world order not those kind of chaos that they can replace here in syria. happened to their america and leave the same group that they funded and sponsored
they came after them in libya and they killed their ambassador america should learn that giving the green light for a studio to be on got out and. is not that answer ok. thank you very much indeed for joining us live there from beirut now let's turn our attention to libya where forces are now using foreign mercenaries in their assault on the town of bani walid the traditional stronghold of the toppled gadhafi regime that's according to sources who spoke exclusively to r.t. the deadly siege is said to be turning more violent just days after washington objected to a u.n. call for a peaceful solution. is in the region while fighting continues in the perceived libyan city of baghdad where it has been on the go for more than three weeks now we are beginning however to hear disturbing reports that the foreign troops and snipers could be used in the assault on the city. they told something dangerous that. the snipers. maybe if it got out
of them somewhere inside the city tonight do you think it is a bit you know and b. today to. now earlier in the week there were conflicting reports that the city had fallen and. these reports have proven untrue but not before thousands of bani walid residents tried to make their way back to the city now we are hearing from our sources on the ground that these people have been stopped by word blocks that have been set up by militias at the entrances and exits to the city that there has been firing in the air wide scale panic and that now thousands of people are on the desert highway in addition to this our sources tell us that there continues to be armed gangs and militia that opera trolling the streets and are ransacking people's homes we're hearing reports of homes being bulldozed of homes being looted and we continue to hear these reports over the at the moment and verified of the use of
chemical weaponry i can confirm though these militias used internationally prohibited weapons they used phosphorous bombs and nerve gas we have documented all these in videos recorded the missiles they used on the wire transfers raining down from these missiles many people died without being wounded or shot they died as a result of gas and the whole world needs to see who are they targeting other really dark his men other children women and old men killed his men the united states state department was questioned by our team in terms of why the story is being ignored in the way it's done their answer was that they're not ignoring the story they are following it but you only need to take a look at the u.s. state department web site and see that the last time anyone had was mentioned was back at the beginning of the year we support the efforts of the libyan government to get control of militias and to provide security throughout the country including
in bani walid and to do so in a way that. is respectful of the human rights of all citizens and allows humanitarian organizations to get in so we are watching the situation very closely now the libyan army was given the order to use all means necessary. deal with the city and so what you're saying is that all means necessary are being employed to all power so it's a leech is a message to all of them across libya wherever they are. however strong you. are your back is not the revolution should we shoulder also we hear from our sources both within the city and elsewhere in europe and north africa people who have family inside the city that the killings are far from over. well we're keeping an eye on the situation in the besieged town gathering first hand accounts on the ground for you we'll continue to bring you the latest as the fighting goes on. the
. czar to live here in moscow stay with us for more news after this quick break. nineteen iranian channels have been banned in the countries that's called iran for not tolerating free speech among other things well played lads well played i love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning personally a bit of censorship doesn't bother me that much because there has always been censorship and there were always be censorship if there are any words or symbols or opinions that could get you bumped off the air or legal trouble in your country then guess what you have censorship sorry to say it but that's how it is i don't mind a country saying that there is something so antithetical to their way of life that
it must be banned i'm fine with that that's your business in your country and you should be able to protect your culture and your values but they'll lie to me and tell me that you live censorship free when you don't it's your choice you let the iranian channels back on the air or come out of the closet and admit you believe in restricted speech but that's just my opinion. what lies ahead for us you will lose lives mobilized cools for a new american who stands for the millions nine percent do a selection of clothes go right to the twenty ninth on r.t.e. . download the official application. choose your language stream quality and
enjoy your favorite. t.v. is not required to watch on t.v. all you need is your mobile device to watch our t.v. any time. continues here on our team live from moscow israel's calls to bomb iran have started the u.s. presidential debate making support for television tough issues for the candidates and the saudis going to check on explains president the boma and his rival romney are now walking a tight rope with listen to weeks left until election day a red line should be drawn right here the line beyond which lies war with iran and
many thought benjamin netanyahu his message at the u.n. general assembly this fall was addressed not so much to the international community but to washington netanyahu would like to be able to communicate to the world that . the israelis are ready which he has to attack and that it will be done with the full support of the united states and he's not getting that the tension in the media peaked when president obama practically referred to israel's word mongering as noise that he's trying to block out any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people and i am going to block out any noise that's out there pledging full and unconditional support for israel is part of any presidential election campaign in the u.s. the possibility of war with iran needs a new dimension to this election season the israelis will attack the iranians they
will attack it's just a matter of when so americans must decide which presidential candidate can better manage the situation despite campaign big kring president obama has strong allies like israel under the bus the last debate on foreign policy has shown the candidates hold almost identical views on the issue what if the prime minister of israel called you on the phone and said our bombers are on the way we're going to bomb iraq. what do you know bob let's not go into hypotheticals of that nature our relationship with israel my relationship with the prime minister of israel is such that we would not get a call saying our bombers are on the way when i've sent young men and women into harm's way i always understand that that is the last resort not the first of course a military action is the last resort as far as red lines for iran i understand and share. whose insistence that iran should not obtain
a nuclear weapon my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon iran is a nuclear nation is unacceptable the united states president obama said exactly the same thing. twenty nine standing ovations to these really prime minister's speech before congress among other things showed just how powerful the israeli lobby is in washington despite president obama's support of a two state solution for israel and the palestinians his party members at their convention this fall called for moving the capital of israel from tel aviv to jerusalem it remains evident that there is no daylight between the two parties of israel obama was the guy who gave the impression with his cairo speech and others that he was willing to begin to renegotiate america's policy. on israel and palestine but in fact when he came down to hard political realities has backed off but will he back off when israel decides to attack iran whoever is
elected as america's next president will have to walk on the same raise the weight which is between this world that is itching to bomb iran and the american people who don't want to have a costly and devastating war based on phony red lines in washington i'm going to. well for more on how the candidates are handling their campaigns we're joined live now by former cia officer philip giraldi now the u.s. elections of course are just around the corner bamma says he will resist any pressure from israel and romney reiterate his backing for america's ally but if we look beyond the campaign promises where do you think the two really stand over this . well i think it's appears to be clear that romney would be much more inclined to either initiate a war on behalf of israel or to join in on one i suspect that president obama appreciates the reality of this in terms of the considerable downside that would
take place and he is extremely reluctant to do so as as your commentator noted however in the debate which took place on monday they both apparently came down on roughly the same position that if israel were to initiate a military action that the u.s. would support it will apparently now that is a bit of a lead for obama not much of a leap for romney was going to saying that all along would have be a vote for romney to carry out military threats against iran is that what the american people would want. there's a certain constituency in the republican party that likes this saber rattling and likes the assertion of american force and obviously to that group within the republican party romney has considerable appeal but the fact is the opinion polls demonstrate over and over again that the american people are extremely tired of your wars that have been taking place over the last twelve years and would be
extremely reluctant to enter into a war on any pretext against iran or anyone else what sort of advice would the cia be giving at the moment iran is a legitimate cause we concern. well the cia basically provides intelligence on what the state of play is in terms of iraq's nuclear program where it's going whether it's going to become weaponized or not that sort of thing the c.r.-v. really doesn't have a point of view but i think both the intelligence community and the military community in the united states are strongly opposed to any kind of war against iran they realize that this is something that easily could spin out of control and would have serious consequences both for the economy and for the security of the entire mideast region when it's really all those concerns there is there a possibility that it could go ahead and attack iran without a green light from the u.s. . i think israel if israel were
convinced say mr romney is elected if israel were convinced that he would join in after they initiate an attack on iran they would be tempted to do so i don't think that israel is willing to undertake an attack on iran where there is the position that the united states would be taking might be questionable i don't think they have the resources to do it they realize is that there is considerable downside for them to and i don't see that as a potential option i believe that they are mostly looking at their their war rhetoric and their talk of red lines as a way of drawing the united states automatically into a conflict and that's what they were trying to trap president obama into doing with this this seeking for red lines they believe that romney is of course already on board just fun and can we take a one perspective of the troubled region the full blown conflict in syria the chaos
in libya at the moment just one of the challenges though do you think the next u.s. president will have to face just briefly. well there is a fundamental challenge of the fundamental challenge is whether our foreign policy particularly over the last eleven or twelve years has been effective in terms of making the united states more secure and the united states more respected i think you would have to conclude that that has not been the case so there will have to be a radical rethink whether the basic policy of u.s. intervention in many places in the middle east and elsewhere has been a good idea and i think the conclusion will have to be that the united states will have to certainly retrench from that kind of policy former cia officer philip giraldi thank you very much for your thoughts it's great to hear we have to say you're naughty thank you. the other u.s. presidential candidates will have their second debate next tuesday sharing more
ideas and alternative ways to handle america's foreign policy course you vote online as you watch this final round between gary johnson and jill stein brought you live by r.t. america and our website. we both agree we agree we have to bring the tax rates down i feel the same as the president do. you agree let's go back to something the president i agree on and there too you agree that voters have a choice perhaps you wondered how to vote for what a romney and obama agree on so many things remember you do have other options come november sixth tune in to see the second round of debates between the major third party candidates october thirtieth. one in four people are now officially other work in spain as unemployment in the debt ridden country reaches another record the grim news comes as madrid's transport workers go on strike out into a sixth day of protests in the capital against a sturdy cuts that's another at the center of the e.u.
crisis greece looks likely to miss its promise deficit deadline the forecasts from the international monetary fund's debt inspectors comes a year after the leaders applauded what they considered a key deal to save athens parties where if an ocean reports. measures approved by european union leaders this day ego were designed to tackle the debt crisis that german chancellor angela merkel described as europe's worst economic crisis since the end of world war two e.u. has spent months hammering this package out and eventually it was proclaimed it was hoped to first save greece by a write in of hostile for its that which amounted to that at that time again to one hundred sixty percent of the country's g.d.p. and the second aim of this package was to protect other european countries from this financial instability too and for that purpose it was decided that i'm to more than die. the european union bailout fund also known as european financial
stability facility we've been hearing skaftason already that but a year later it's clear that not only has the crisis not drawn back but also the european financial climate has more students with more and more countries now joining greece and experiencing financial economic fallout likes to go. whole team can be lowered from the russian capital just a few minutes from now we'll bring you all the latest from the world of business stay with us for that. gracefully. it is a way of life traditionally the people are. herders and. they are also highly skilled and organized.
depending. on the day we found this particular camp they were settled near the coast of the sea here four families work together to manage nearly a thousand reindeer herding reindeer is not just a job people in fact. but they can use almost every single part of the right to help them survive. a deer is a means of transportation. with. the life in the tundra is harsh and so before winter hits many of the children are helicoptered to the center of the. boarding school. students learn different languages utilize modern technologies through specialized grant programs and even learn arts skills all within
a protected the school was founded. a scientist who wanted a better way of life for his people but even with the most progressive ideas and education many say they don't want to trade the modern life. i have returned to the time and i actually like it here if you're outside there's fresh air fresh water looks at the site you can see deer it's a joyful sight. a sentiment that hopefully ensures that russia's northern reindeer will have caretakers for generations to come. hi welcome to business now exactly a year ago today you're buying a great haircuts all that greek debt now it was part of move to alleviate the
crisis in the year as a danish saxo bank says the situation is reminiscent of groundhog day. i think what we see is a combination of germany being still saying nine nine nine dong and at the same time that the social change unless you just briefly will increase i mean to me the real surprise here is that the source of tension is not bigger and more should be seen in the streets because ultimately this extended britain the victim has become the middle class and the employees who today take hold listen everybody for what they do take hold is actually not able to buy them anything close to what it did just one year or two years ago. and u.s. stocks right now are actually climbing now and that sort of the german finance minister reportedly said that there are some whether greece will meet requirements for its european bailout right now so with that in mind we'll see the european and
to see how they got on stage and to be honest it was pretty dull really but we have a full the danks around four tenths of a percent that was pretty grim news coming from the u.s. actually with the economy expanding more than forecast in the third quarter as for the. three basis points of very modest gains indeed now the common currency let's see how that is getting on and see how it's responding to one of the reason the pretty flat as well one twenty nine in the trade is the variable that i finished up for this fine day and it was a mixed performance the equities too will see that they actually closed in the red they did manage to limit their losses a fraction in the last hour but as you can say. losses but they were at one point. now moving on the european bank for reconstruction and development has upgraded its growth forecast for russia now the bank expects economy to see.