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a series of bomb attacks through baghdad killing dozens and injuring hundreds as the rug struggles to get back on its feet on the tenth anniversary of the u.s. led invasion. making savers a save balance cypriots are stunned to see up to ten percent of their life savings are wiped away over e.u. bailout conditions theory among islanders and. handle human rights groups turn a blind eye to the growing mass hunger strike among one ton of mowbray prisoners i make claims officials are doing everything they can to hush the protests.
we're live from of the rushing capital of this is our duty with me to bomb would say it's good to have your company with us. of these of fifty six people have been killed and over two hundred wounded in a series of bombings across baghdad the assaults come as iraq mogs ten years this is a coalition led by the u.s. and britain invaded the country with their freedom and democracy mission r. g.'s you see kaffir novel has more. we do expect the death toll to trouble me right to convey we know that doug and the people. in baghdad i have been injured we're getting from officials at the moment is that there's been a period of more than a. car bomb well at the road why the blast i think the fact of this could be a coordinated series of the fact that again as i mentioned it had predominantly hit shiite areas in baghdad now they're concerned and try to. put their
campaign on shiite areas here in an attempt to preserve the period concerned and undermine prime minister nouri al maliki's government there were on the heels of the first story of the return of the wrong and we were porch here in the country and you're trying to have a long way to go to heal the wounds exposed by the war at this hour american and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm iraq to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger. this was the freedom they brought shock and bombs over baghdad what the pentagon billed as a quick war to liberate iraq turned into a prolonged nightmare. ten years of bloodshed war occupation and deadly sectarian strife drained by afghanistan exhausted by iraq from washington the
battle is over after a decade of war that's cost us thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars. nation we need to build it is our aim but what if the nation they left behind. we are not happy to have biggest regret the iraqi people have destroyed and the infrastructure is devastated the country is ruined. these graves are a visual reminder of a decade of human strife almost everyone in this country. he has lost somebody whom they love no one knows exactly how many iraqis have been killed since the invasion and estimates range from more than one hundred fifty thousand to over one million for years the u.s. claims not to keep body counts but how do you mohamed has kept count his four sons and only grandchild were killed in a suicide blast. how am i doing i raised my sons and saw them get mahdi's and sent
them to universities i watched them die you asked me if it's better or worse now compared to ten years ago i still have my sons ten years ago so i think the answer is old and. others have seen their dreams of a brighter future shattered by years of violence. i was top of my class when circumstances became very bad after the occupation of hell that something was broken inside of me my ambition and everything i used to dream of becoming a doctor or an engineer but conditions prevented me from continuing my studies but an education is no guarantee of work less than forty percent of iraqi adults have a job and a quarter of families live below the world bank's poverty line statistics that haven't improved much since the days of crushing u.n. sanctions in the one nine hundred ninety s. elections may have brought democracy to iraq but critics say the government is rife with corruption and infighting. despite the various that's occurred in the time of the former regime it is not comparable to the number of freely is by the
politicians and the current government today iraq is facing a new political crisis there is tension on the ground between the sunni provinces and the shia led government as well as between baghdad and the kurdish north i think if these issues are not resolved it can lead to more significant problems including conflict which can lead to i think the breakup of iraq and destabilization the region. an upsurge in violence is sparking fears of a return to sectarian strife new figures show that death rates have actually risen since the last american soldier left a rocky soil. how long will iraq remain like this every day there are explosions every day there is killing every day there is terrorism. explosion after explosion iraqis have asked themselves that same question for most of the last ten years to seek out of r.t. iraq. you as
a taxpayer is probably asking how much mall they'll have to spend on iraq on top of what's already been poured in the sake of over eight billion you was continues to rise with cause mounting every second now from dealing with returning personnel to the broader social and economic impact of the war and it's a know it takes a closer look at the numbers. the decade long war in iraq may be officially over but american taxpayers are still paying for the cost of the invasion let's talk numbers the u.s. has spent more than sixty billion dollars in reconstruction in iraq so far that works out to about fifteen million dollars per day overall cost and other aid adds up to seven hundred and sixty seven billion dollars since the american led invasion and that's according to the congressional budget office but national priorities project a u.s. research group they estimate the real cost at over eight hundred billion dollars
and they add that some funds are still being spent on ongoing projects and that number continues to rise every second now a major problem it seems is that all this cash the u.s. is coughing up isn't falling into the right hands or projects iraqi prime minister nouri al maliki says funding could have brought a great change in iraq but there was misspending of money i want to give you some examples of this mis spending if you can call it that there are too many to name but here are some that i think really stand out in iraq's diyala province the u.s. began building a prison in two thousand and four but abandon the project after three years to flee a surge in violence now have complete facility cost american taxpayers forty million dollars but since in rubble and there are no plans to ever finish or use it according to the justice ministry also sub contractors overcharge the u.s. government thousands of dollars for supplies take a look at this control switch the u.s.
pays nine hundred dollars for that when it's actually valued at just seven dollars eighty dollars for a section of a pipe that is actually valued at just a buck fifty and when you're talking hundreds of billions of dollars nine hundred bucks of course sounds like small change but obviously it's adding up here's another one why not spread fraud led by a former u.s. army officer cost tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks. nektar to government contracts for bottled water twenty two people were criminally convicted but still tens of millions of dollars in contracts for bottled water well for iraqis they're paying a different cost a government rife with corruption and in finding near daily deadly bombing still blast baghdad streets and a quarter of the country's thirty one million lives in poverty historian and political campaign and to recall as it's surprising that no one has been held responsible for creating havoc in iraq now where you've got information
declassified information coming out saying that the miracle on still running the united states at the time want to do iraq a.o.l. and they were annoyed it was still nationalized and they wanted to privatized all the. weapons of mass destruction we now know as some of us said at the time that the intelligence agencies of the united states and britain themselves are not convinced about this that they were being forced an impression by politicians to preach or fry the information to give them an excuse to sizzle come out and no one has been crying for lying for war crimes i mean twenty five percent of the british population of want black right for war crimes. taking the bailout model too extreme the e.u.
has given sign prison ultimatum either falls us savers to save the banks all go bankrupt as does so many brits are now sent to see up to ten percent of the life savings erase all to secure indebted banks or with a bailout from brussels the reactions of being a volatile with protests and runs on banks are widespread more now from lucy robinson robson a journalist living in surprise. there are several parties which are against this this option that has been proposed by the government it isn't guaranteed at all but the government has said that it is willing to revise the terms of any levies initially they were going to be quite harsh on small depositors but there have been terms proposed about anybody with less than twenty thousand euros in the bank being tax free without any any outcome from this decision the government is toying with the idea of finding the five point eight billion replied euros from other sources
and government bonds could be involved also possibly bank pension funds the e.u. has said that cyprus is free to some extent to find the five point eight billion euros where it chooses there has been a lot of anger and there have been people saying that they want to remove their cash from cyprus as soon as they can but really a feeling of expectancy here. the crisis in cyprus has not only rattled the eurozone sending the euro spiralling into year long lows but the repercussions could be filled up further afield earlier explaining to my colleague bill dodd why russia should too is not about the ease plans. well you know there's a certain stereotype in the west about the russian mafia keeping their money in cyprus offshore accounts well of course to some extent there is some illegal money there but definitely fundamentally it's all about the big businesses because almost just about every big business in russia has an asset an offshore account in cyprus
and the biggest concern which is now there and we stopped about by the by the president by the highest officials in the country does not concern the big businesses in the sense that russia has been striving to have the offshore money returns to the country the government believes it's now your countries are more stable you need to provide healthy environment to keep the money inside the country so this is not the concern here especially with the government and the president saying that it wants the money to be returned to russia earlier we spoke to the spokesperson of the russian president and here he had to say about recall of mr president for. the russian economy. was made during his address annual address the russian parliament this year and here still stuck to this idea that we really have to make environment and russian economy more comfortable for those that got to invest their money. and to keep the money here on russian soil
the biggest concern in the biggest and fairness which president putin talked about here concern small businesses private who have the money in cyprus and we're talking here at least around forty thousand people who have their money in the offshore accounts there will suffer and this is something of course which is now being seriously condemned by moscow but then of course cyprus is in a very difficult position either it risks losing the bailout funds which of course will keep the country buoyant if it goes ahead with that then of course it loses its foreign investment investment so you know what does it do the reason feeling that cyprus may be shooting itself in the leg in the sense that it's been living off the offshore my. for many years now and russians have already started withdrawing their money from the cyprus accounts they may be soon followed by the japanese the chinese also have loads of money in the cyprus accounts and you know the world is a big place they're always find another country to have their money there we will
have more analysis on the sign prison bailout later in the program also a new coalition government for israel after weeks of intense negotiations but experts i think the honeymoon is could be shopped lived as these halls of persuasions away ned his and this is new political bedfellows look out for the limelight this story and much more after the break. american english in the early stages of military operation. to free speech. has allowed us to continue the policy of return to pledge to bring.
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attacks at about a sixteen hundred g.m.t. today let's get some more perspective now on how it might stay with belgian m.e.p. . pinkos joining us now mr happened there is this a tax that you would vote for i mean we just see your constituency hit by such a high levy really. what i think is the best possible option i wouldn't know anything better except perhaps for a bankruptcy which would be would be the worst thing to happen what's happening now basically used to find a solution to keep trying because we live in to save the banking sector now in dutch there is a saying which if you bring shaves sit tight and don't hoon and that's the best advice i can give to investors in cyprus because it's a reasonable deal and particularly small savings will be exempted and bigger savings through her through give provide
a bigger contribution. let me tell you honestly you alternative is bankruptcy. experts say much of the crisis can be attributed to greed which are cypriot banks have a heavy bet on is it entirely fair to make it cyprus says you know pay through the nose considering how much athens had you know kept everything and directs. well of course the crisis in greece is mainly to blame for what's happening in cyprus now because the cypriot banks have been exposed to greece burt's of the european union is already trying to say agrees reason really has had three bill out operations and is still in the middle of it so there's not much greece can do anymore and the only thing we can do they should try to save cyprus which is already the fifth bailout operation and of course there's also a limit to the patients are the taxpayers in germany the netherlands and finland
because finally these are the people who have to guarantee the loans to cyprus and their patients now is limited so i think it was. it was good to have a contribution of the savers in cyprus itself eg if the cyprus does go along with this tax are we going to see other easy countries implementing the same measures of the same tax relief. no i don't think so because this was a very acute crisis and i think it was the only way to save cyprus and other countries will have a different sort of problems but remember in spain savers already have contributed those people who had an interest in the spanish bank bank here lost money some people in other banks have lost money and generally european savers are losing money because we have a policy of cheap money low interest rates that means they're saving money if you
put money in the bank it costs you money and this is happening to a lot of citizen in europe already so it would be wrong to i or to to suggest that this is the first thing the first time in happens actually already happened because because savers in europe are not well off at all i was actually going to ask you because there's a lot of our foreign investment and capital in cyprus there which is likely to flee the country one. so this tax passes my did not flee to europe then i mean now that the president does that. i don't think so i think those investors in cyprus for them the best option is actually to stay as i said if you do you shave if you sit or you don't move and then war should people going to go to saudi arabia recently hedge fund in saudi arabia went bankrupt the saudi the saudi citizens and investors were bailed out and all the forces with rome under the bush so there are not many places you can actually go to where you go to switzerland very hard these
days can you go to china what is the status of their banks so i think when you restore the rule of law in cyprus or you save cyprus still sorry going to be a good place to be. messages pink i wish we had more time with you belgian m.e.p. thank you very much your metaphor has definitely been taken on board and i'm sure they'll be more talk about that in the coming days. it was a it was an advise for free thank you. the hunger strike at guantanamo bay continues to gain momentum as human rights groups on criticized for ignoring the plight of the prisoners forty two days on as new detainees join the protests u.s. officials maintain inmates have never been mistreated an attorney who has represented several guantanamo bay prisoners says many of them remain behind bars even though they were cleared long ago. there are one hundred sixty six people at
guantanamo of those who are probably at most twenty guys who are bad guys who were taken in later guys like khalid shaikh mohammad the other people are and most nothing more than half of them eighty six of the main been cleared at least for three years and some during the bush administration cleared as innocent people and they're still there and they're frustrated i mean i don't care if you're held in the dorchester hotel in london are the best hotel the ritz carlton in moscow and you're confined to that room for eleven years and you can't see your family you can't go out and talk to people you can't read freely you can't get about i don't care that's a lousy condition even if you're fed the best food every day and believe me they're not i mean they are imprisoned improperly without a chance to get out that's the worst condition so i thought tony's the only ones as sounding an alarm over the hunger strike sit in one of the world's most
controversial prison g.'s mary now but my reports on the like all special reaction to the protests. as the guantanamo hunger strike enters its forty second day there's been very little response and no outcry from international organizations the united nations for example has yet to comment or a good knowledge of the get mo hunger strike now r t did reach out to un human rights bodies in geneva and officials have promised to respond to our inquiry with a comment by tuesday afternoon now on the other hand the international committee of the red cross which last visited the island prison the third week of february does have knowledge that a hunger strike is taking place but so far all the organization has done is release a statement saying that the i.c.r.c. believes past and current tensions at guantanamo to be the direct result of the uncertainty faced by detainees now compounding this problem is that it's been very
difficult to access any information about get prisoners due to military censorship a reported one hundred thirty prisoners went on hunger strike in early february to protest the alleged confiscation of personal items such as photos and mail and the alleged sacrilegious handling of their qur'an now lawyers have reported that some of the prisoners are coughing up blood have lost more than twenty pounds and have been hospitalized experts medical experts say that by day forty five hunger strike participants can experience potential blindness and partial hearing loss navy commander announced that flights to to the island prison from south florida will be terminated on april fifth now those flights have served as a vital air bridge for attorneys who are seeking to meet with their imprisoned
clients critics believe that this is an attempt by the defense department to limit the access that attorneys. with their clients reporting from new york marina r.t. . we've been tracking their going ton of the hunger strike so if you want a bigger picture log on to our dot com for more it took us six weeks of a drawn out negotiations but it is oil the new coalition government has now been formed and sworn in their prime minister benjamin netanyahu now in his third term in office has turned to both aid sent to a party in a far right political grouping to take the reins but as part of their explains the awkward compromise could soon lead to cracks in the new government he might have perfected the role of israel's great communicator but as prime minister benjamin netanyahu enters his third term of office nike's audience his powers of persuasion are shrinking. you need to watch the body language of how this coalition
was forged it changed from aggressive to disappointed and after the disappointment the anger will come we'll see that in the open. what's already being seen in the open is that new tone yahoo's new partners are not the ones he wanted form a media personality out yet appeared and representative of these weighty set of movement enough to be bennett their everything he's not young contemporary and popular. he's panicked netanyahu realizes they are the next generation is like an international jury graphic film where the young lions push the old line aside they get the females and the future is theirs. but b.b. as he's called is nothing if not supremely confident over the past dozen years he's earned a doctorate in defeat and how it may be avoided he's a pro at welding together the broken parts so they can hold on for
a little bit longer. driven by the fact that he has some kind of paranoid when you're paranoid. makes you minimize the volume of mistakes that you might do and i think that he when he always thinks that there's a product that someone is. about to pull a trick on him he's there were prepared as he is to sit around a table with partners who might eventually signal his downfall when. netanyahu ran a confused campaign and a confused negotiation although he is very smart very experienced it didn't show the goals were constantly changing there was no planning needs to sit now and get his house in order. it wasn't that long ago that time magazine crowned him king bibi influential magazine ran with the headline that he's come could israel but
nine months later it's not so clear whether israel hasn't finally conquered netanyahu in the final act the great communicator might not be able to communicate so great after all. reality television. next up a max keiser and stacy heard it expose the too big to jail finance years and the kaiser read. there was a time in america when buses were officially segregated and today if they tried to resegregate the wall next to there would be outrage throughout the usa every t.v. channel and newspaper so segregation in america was wrong but no america funding no
survive a foreign aid seems to be a ok and jim dandy. arab language leaflets have been spread around west bank in palestinian areas asking residents to start using special bus lines to put palestinians on separate bus lines were first announced in november of two thousand and twelve after some complaints by jewish settlers of trouble on the buses between passengers of different ethnicities in regards to the special bus lines israeli human rights group but selim said the attempt to segregation is appalling and the current arguments about security needs an overcrowding must not be allowed to camouflage blatant racism you know when south africa had apartheid they were slammed with sanctions including from the us but if you're israel go ahead and segregate all the buses you like and you'll still be the us is top recipient of foreign aid at three point one billion dollars a year if there's one thing i don't like it's hypocrisy like this but that's just
my opinion. download the official publication so choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorites. if you're away from your television just doesn't sit well with your mobile device you can watch on t.v. anytime anywhere. i am max kaiser welcome to the kaiser report happy birthday jamie diamond on the very day so branding your birth scientists coded the d.n.a. of the tape worm stacy.