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are you on the road to show syrian rebels most likely used the deadly nerve agent in the civil war confusing washington as that accusation was the assad regime had been the one resorting to the illegal chemical. a court in bahrain throws dozens of young pro reform first houses behind bars for taking part in antigovernment violence and made claims the defendants confessed only under torture. from socialist i think to all put in the polls economic despair drives tens of thousands of former supporters of francois hollande to turn their backs on the french president.
international news and comment life for moscow this is our scene with me. hello and welcome to the program u.n. investigators say there have strong grounds to believe rebels and see where have used chemical weapons in the country's civil war while no evidence was found the government has ever released any deadly agents this flies in the face of washington's previous statement it was there as saddam regime which had apparently resorted to the illegal weapons or he's been a chicken has to details. you want human rights investigators say based on the evidence that they have the rebels in syria have used the nerve agent sorry this is a major development which comes at a time when the assad government is being accused of having used chemical weapons and so this investigation which says that in all likelihood the rebels have used chemical weapons challenges the narrative which is dominating in the media here and that if chemical weapons were used they were used by the assad government there has
been an intense build up of tension around the issue as president obama said the use of chemical weapons by the assad government would be a game changer although he did specify that the u.s. had no hard evidence to accuse the assad government of doing that now this geneva based u.n. investigation is believed to be separate from the investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria in the middle of march assad forces and the rebels blame each other for that damascus has requested a un mission to investigate the incident but the investigation is being stalled because in addition to investigating that specific incident the u.n. chief now demands access to all facilities in syria and there are concerns that this inquiry wants the u.n. into the center of a possible hunt for weapons of mass destruction where it faces the ghost of iraq the fear again is that politics may get ahead of facts. german journalist and magazine editor at money. finds it hard to believe the opposition got access to
serious chemical arsenal but says there are other ways for illegal arms to end up in rebel hands. i am very much for it exactly this theory that these chemical weapons will come out of the military components of the syrian army will be brought up especially also by the western powers i.d.p. doubt in this theory because the military compounds where the gas for example is stored are heavily guarded because the syrian government knows exactly what might happen if this gas is coming out somehow but we have to see something else we have to see that one of the most important players in the syrian conflict is turkey turkey used already chemical weapons and the benefits against the kurdish population and against the kurdish militia we shouldn't forget this in this context and turkey is right now supporting this so-called armed opposition which is in reality. a group of terrorists of mercenaries when i was myself in
syria last year it was in the battle of the muskets that already i don't see a big difference between the so-called f a say and for example of the no self which is now fighting a lot of those specialists in syria and also. and as always i want to know how you think these latest findings will influence this civil war in syria we've been gathering your both at r.t. dot com and this is how the results are looking so far almost half of you believe this will have no impact on calls to oust president assad around a quarter around twenty six percent of you say this will intensify calls for military intervention in syria a fear of are more optimistic and hope this will result in a more balanced international approach to the conflict and just a small minority view about seven percent of you think war powers will now reconsider their support for the rebels so do go to r.t. dot com and cast your vote the revelations coming made an international storm over
israeli strikes inside syria israel is beefing up its borders reportedly fearing retaliation after its planes bombed targets in the water including a research facility on the outskirts of the capital damascus syrian officials say missile batteries have been pointed at israel and according to unconfirmed reports they will be launched in case of a new strike video footage and eyewitness accounts suggest that tanks hit weapons dumps triggering large explosions sirus as a large number of people were killed and wounded and made widespread destruction both the u.n. and arab league have condemned the attacks and white house spokesman meanwhile said president obama feels any israel action could be justified if it targeted has lost threats such as weapons being ships or syrian to lebanon but middle east expert tawfiq sharma believes the real motives were quite different. i think that there is some kind of. some kind of correlation between the.
fundamentalist. and the west and their turn against the syrian regime and i think that what's happening is exactly in support of this and in support of the terrorists that are fighting against the syrian regime i think there's own state is getting into a situation where they want war. at all prices with regard less of what's happening if it will be. a war or anything else but if by that the collaboration of the syrian that this is announcing before and if syria have retaliated in any way i think. war is imminent. in the wake of israeli aggression against syria r.c. has been taking a wide a look at the region to find out whether it was aimed at undermining the remaining supporters of the assad regime. these strikes at a dangerous new dynamic to
a region already in crisis with so many sides involved the situation is complicated well let's now have a closer look there have been three israeli strikes on syrian soil since january two of those just in the last three days much of the speculation suggests that the real target was actually has a law in lebanon all of israel's recent attacks were allegedly targeting what happened bound for has a problem militants israel has long warrant it once to prove vantage van storms getting into their hands and is prepared to use force housefull on members are how being bashar al assad fight the uprising against his rule and will stand by him that was confirmed by their leader hassan natural i just this april so it's likely that syria would be responding inclined well existence some way but there is a third player here fellow shia ally to assad and has
a lot the big boy on the block and israel's arch enemy iran now reports suggest that it was in the rain in shipment to has a lot of that israel was told getting so it's possible that syria is just the middle man and it wouldn't be be young reason that around is equipping has a block as a backup in case of conflict with israel israel with this bubble cation there will be for a response either from syria either from his block better yet from the point of view or to be in israel from iran so if you run into syria don't do anything for the moment just wait this will be seen as it is just a provocation but if there is you know the slightest bit of a response from either syria or iran that's the perfect break for a lot of media shock and all against syria iran is seen as the main thread by israel's government which is very nervous about its nuclear activities. and in
response to these airstrikes iran has already called on the whole region to stand against israel iran labeled the air strike as an act of aggression accusing israel of advancing its own interests by creating instability in the region with an unprovoked attack and the commander of the country's ground forces warn that iran is ready to provide logistics support and military training to help syria defend itself against israel so townshend's ass collate and the motives are for onlookers to guess that is launching missiles into syria actually part of israel's plan to contain iran. and america's gun divide comes into focus as they fly around the globe it resuscitate influence and the national rifle association convention with a vile to resist gun control laws to the bitter end.
i. was. out. a bahraini court has sentenced a group of thirty one anti government acts of his to fifteen years in prison for taking part in five bomb attacks against the police the suspects though now say they were tortured into making their confessions bahrain has been engulfed in pro reform protests being one of the first countries to be gripped by the arab spring violence in twenty eleven says that and the opposition has been accusing the rulers of oppressing the protest movement and claiming western countries are trying to downplay the scale down the rest mohamed al sufi was an anti-government activists in bahrain explains what's trivandrum to the edge. because of the all you can buy
hand because of the oil we divorced from here only because the. hole was a straight that needs to be all the time to ensure that the floor for oil is not destructive because we have and i can peace here in bahrain which down there can rely on as a spot to watch over the region all of that have taken its toll on the ground the capital you can install on the children that are being arrested from their schools on the women doctors that are being tortured in prison all of their heads because of the sponsors different human rights. next to the political wrongs in bahrain we don't really. we have any other choice but to force this the damage has been done my cousins are engaged my friends are again and so for me it's the only if you can think for me to do is to help them as they help me me before.
the trip political analyst airing traits of things despite the continuing crime down protests in bahrain one burn out any time soon. but the people of bahrain have been ruled by one single family of a minority in the country so you're talking about the vast majority of that country having lived in a state of disenfranchisement for their entire lives and they see and remember that bahrain was in many ways the the kernel at the very beginning of the arab spring and the struggle that has continued in bahrain since that early part of two thousand and eleven gets no attention in the western media primarily because as i and many people listening already know bahrain is a client of saudi arabia which is a client of the united states bahrain houses the u.s. fifth fleet bahrain is central to the u.s. imperial plans for the region and for that reason the democracy upsurge in bahrain has been marginalized while the fraudulent uprising in syria has been glorified
this illustrates the hypocrisy of the united states and the hypocrisy of its policy in the region. c.f.l. francaise socialist president and our reporter america's biggest annual gun convention both of these stories and much more nat after the break. yes through the use of the disappearing if you saw them over there's a billion u. u
just twelve months ago hailed him as a socialist hero according to the polls alond is now the most unpopular french leader in recent history all his tests are senior reports now on to well what's caused such a change of heart. was . on. the change was a year ago thousands of people had gathered at this very place to celebrate the victory of socialist president francois hollande but here on the thousands of people are again gathered but for a very different reason this time they're asking the president where are the changes that he had promised asked by the very same people who had voted left and put along didn't place recent polls show its popularity has plummeted to less than twenty five percent the biggest force for any french president in the past fifty years but you know i thought it was
a mess. i let you know where your promises are come on where are they it's said i'm sure it is not me and i've yet this is the mission that from now on will be mine to give the european construction a dimension of growth employment and prosperity you have france's hit record unemployment of three point two million people in march the biggest source of public anger it's also scratched hopes of cutting the budget deficit to three percent of g.d.p. by two thousand and thirteen and the european commission's most recent forecast shows frasse will be in recession until the end of the year the seventy five percent income tax on the super rich is also a no go after france's constitutional court overruled it or the very talk of it pushed french actor gerard depardieu to give up his citizenship for a lushin one one time as a launch it did manage to keep is legalizing gay marriage pleasing supporters it
also sparking fears consultation. the way it was all the. things people are happy with gay marriage but it doesn't feed our families it doesn't give us food there are realities that are good to say but there are also priorities a priority is employment we need to eat it is ok just too easy to blame. your. you cannot return to the new president immediately. into the economy one hundred one anyway i just would like to get a president which is not making that much promise which is keeping some key points which is not going to explain that there are emerging risk being the no one has the or. yeah yeah yeah. a magic recipe this. film maker says is nonexistent he made this
video during last year's presidential campaign to show the country's lack of choice . in the memo that they feel when you listen to the media you'd think there were a lot of differences between the two but that's just on a superficial level the most important things they agree do we need to intervene in another country to fight they will agree to intervening in other countries because the weapons lobby will always be behind a lot is well aware of his unpopularity but says he will weather this storm improve he can't keep his promises at the end of this five year term. he needs time fine we are here to tell him mr president time is up in you need to start changing things but others like these workers are recently closed steel plant of eastern france are not even hopeful symbolically laid to rest a lot of broken promises under
a heading which reads the trail. just are cilia r t paris. collapse in their opinion polls may not be about what has failed to do but about what has failed to deliver on that according to robert hahn is a free not freelance reporter on french. it's not what he's been doing wrong so much is what he did when he was candidate so what he did when he was candidate was to raise everybody's expectations to a level that he couldn't a fulfilled if he was only as then he knew very well he couldn't fulfill them anyway but he promised for us to to refocus nato on defensive measures they used on more or less the opposite feeling in mali and. he's initially a tenner a very aggressive stance on syria and iran is very noticeable that he's gone quiet on syria and quiet on mali although the french have not withdrawn from. i
think that. the. you know the traditional thing if things are not going well at home you cause a bit of a stir up road and distracts attention and you look good you know presidential but the as the french are beginning to say to each other in the media and so on and it's the colonies stupid the french hair what's happening in mali or syria they care what's happening in france the problem in prophecy is record unemployment goes no sign it's going to get better. and of course you can find this and much more stories on our call and also for you online a vintage shop in madrid ends in tragedy there's dramatic footage shows and then take flying machine crashing to the ground in front of finals of spectators. also british intelligence has found itself called top in a corruption scandal in afghanistan new evidence suggests m i six has been sending
ghost money to president hamid karzai all the details are on our website. today. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to rule the day. six people how good a injured in a drive by shooting near a mcdonald's in the kind of foreigner city of paula the incident came just as america's national rifle association wrapped up a specially glitzy convention to mount the defeat of a new gun control law and a ray of celebrities a right wing politicians and news makers all appeared at the annual event which organizers say shows just how powerful the firearms little bit remains working i
was at the convention texas. the national debate over gun control maybe among the most divisive issues in the united states but it's also proving to be a p.r. success for america's largest and strongest kind of rights organization approximately seventy thousand people turned out for the national rifle association's annual meeting taking place here in houston texas those in attendance are not allowed to fly any of the weapons or ammunition but they certainly are allowed to pick up the guns hold them in their hands aim them and get a good deal of what these weapons are all about for the kids there are air guns that the kids are allowed to shoot also virtual gods to play with in recent weeks u.s. president barack obama's first furthering gone control legislation failed in the senate that effort of course was for strengthening the background checks when you
hear from the people that turned out they say that they will stand behind the n.r.a. to continue to fight any efforts washington makes on furthering gun control legislation make it shows americans feel. free to second amendment. most in this show are supporting the n.r.a. because they are a backbone for believing in fighting for our rights former vice presidential candidate sarah palin and texas governor rick perry are among the long list of names of pro-gun conservatives that addressed crowds throughout this three day event all those that spoke accuse president obama of leading a vicious attack against the second amendment now the n.r.a. is c.e.o. wayne la pierre referenced last month's boston terrorist attacks asking the audience how many bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago as an unprecedented manhunt for the bombing suspects was underway now ironically as the u.s.
leader has been making his efforts to strengthen gun. laws gun sales have been agree increasing membership to the n.r.a. has been expanding so while the issue of guns for means very divisive to work the nation so far in this ongoing political battle the n.r.a. is clearly moving itself to be strong enough to go up against and defeat the president of the united states reporting from houston with r.t. . and now some international news in brief this hour extreme left wing radicals are gathering in front of a courthouse in the german city of munich where the latest surviving member of the national socialist underground terrorist cell is standing trial the so-called nazi bride is one of the few people from the group ever to face justice she suspected of killing at least ten people between two thousand and two thousand and seven and you're watching live footage from munich which is provided by archie's new video agency ruptly had to run t.v.
for the footage. hardline islam is demanding an anti blasphemy law to be put in place have clashed with police in bangladesh leaving fifteen people dead and dozens injured security forces used rubber bullets to break up the riots in the capital dhaka tens of thousands of demonstrators rounded across the capital blocking roads and cutting the city off from the rest of the country. indeed their armed mobs outside state ministries in the capital tripoli are demanding the government's resignation this comes after a new law was introduced in bahrain people who worked under colonel gadhafi from serving in the leadership a number of politicians including the prime minister likely to lose their jobs as a result this comes after heavily armed militants laid siege to the foreign and justice ministries last week demanding the bill be canvassed. thousands of people have gathered at a political rally held by
a conservative islamic party in pakistan's largest city. the crowd chanted anti-american slogans as party leaders blames the u.s. but economic problems of the country jail elections in pakistan are expected to be held on saturday. to stay with us for our documentary on how art has been gays in st petersburg to help the mentally challenged people that's in just a moment. and yet another step along the pointless gender crusade activists in sweden are pushing to promote a new gender neutral pronoun these activists want the term hen to replace the prologues han and han which mean he and she respectively i think the logic of these
bizarre gender neutral movements in the e.u. is that they really feel that it's awful to force someone into a role that doesn't fit them you know i could go to see this i remember back to when i was a boy in school and with me there was a kid what kind of all the female friends and i certainly wasn't the sports or toy trucks kind of kid if you understand what i mean you know i could see this guy having all those real stereotypes shoved down his throat you know made his life at school really unpleasant but the where you liberal answer to some tiny amount of people being. pushed into gender roles they don't like is to force everyone else into a genderless world they don't like fan stick i guess gender neutrality advocates can speak swedish how they like and they're free to use this word hen but don't force everyone in the country to do things your way the overwhelming majority of the world is very happy with its gender thank you very much but that's just my opinion.
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