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the united states appears to be. training. within the halls of congress despite. the top u.s. diplomat has arrived. militarization of the conflict. and the holy. leaders rush to china's favor with beijing rolling out the red carpet for. bloodshed in pakistan forces major into the shadows to give up. on the campaign
trail in favor of. worldwide live from moscow this is with me it's a pleasure to have you with us today. bill allowing the united states to provide training to syrian rebel factions inside congress the motion is based on allegations that the leadership in damascus has resorted to chemical weapons in the country's long lasting civil war now that is despite united nations claims it was the rebels who may have deployed. the government details now from our correspondent in washington. washington is inching closer to arming the rebels this monday the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee introduced
a bill that would provide weapons to quote some varied groups of syrian rebels the bill would also give the u.s. government the power to sanction any individual who sells or transfers military equipment weapons or oriel to the syrian government the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee also said the u.s. must act to tip the scales in favor of the opposition so we see washington trying to decide the outcome of the civil war in syria the idea or mean the rebels has been floating in washington for a while now last week the u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel said the administration was rethinking its opposition to arming the rebels if the bill comes to the president's desk he may actually sign it into law critics in the meantime say flooding syria with more weapons could only lead to more bloodshed this monday the white house is basically brushed off the latest findings of the u.n. human rights commission wish that the syrian rebels may have used the deadly sarin nerve gas here is a leading u.n.
investigators saying she was quote stupefied by the evidence chemical weapons were used in particular. and what was. what appear on. to our investigation that was used by openings by the rabbits and we have no no indication at tool the government. of the city government have used chemical weapons but i was happy to be stupefied that. first the first indication we got they were about the use of never been gassed by the opening to that the white house said we find it highly likely that chemical weapons if they were in fact used in syria and there certainly evidence that they were the our side was which. symbol end of quote so it seems that the white house is dismissive of evidence that could suggest the use of
chemical weapons by the rebels by the way after this statement by the un human rights investigator make headlines all over the world the commission issued a cautious press release saying it has not reached conclusive findings us through the use of chemical weapons in syria by any parties to the conflict it left many wondering whether the commission was trying to walk back on their own statements on their own findings due to the political sensitivity of the issue a washington correspondent guy nature can and a judge of the national secretary of the u.s. socialist equality party he believes lawmakers from both sides are absolutely determined to push through this motion which would at the end of the day see the syrian rebels to the teeth within the political establishment here in the united states the democrats or republicans are basically united on. an escalation in their approach divided on how that may be carried out the figure pretext that may be
employed but i think it's quite likely that they are going ahead with this and of course the united states as well that you know they officially have criticized some this force an islamic fundamentalist and syria have in fact been arming them through their allies through. qatar this is under conditions in which you have these revelations from the united nations that the central pretext upon which they're basing this fiscal ation was for the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government and then really exploded. meanwhile tension is escalating on syria's western border after israeli warplanes bombed targets inside the war torn state just last week a damascus though has reportedly given the go ahead for palestinian groups to carry out and see israeli operations in the golan heights a missile batteries are also said to have been deployed in the region ready for imminent retaliate in case of a new israeli strike a media report suggests that special syrian lebanese units have been created to
fight israeli aggression in the area author and historian gerald horne he believes the israeli attacks have placed the entire region on the brink of war their calculation is that true well they have unleashed in syria ultimately we can palestinian resistance of light of the fact that damascus has been a prime supporter of palestinian resistance and allowing attacks want to really target story from the golan heights it's a small price to pay in that context i'm afraid that we are on the threshold of a regional war keep in mind that hezbollah laws leadership announced just a few days ago that they would not allow the regime to fall in damascus keep in mind as well that both hezbollah and the iranians have issued gurrey strong warnings to the rebels not to desecrate shia shrines in syria and apparently that is what has happened in the last forty eight to seventy two hours i think that
there is a diabolical plot to stoke sectarian conflict as a cover for destabilizing syria then moving on to try to destroy hezbollah law and weaken the islamic republic of iran. and the latest a leap of violence in syria comes as the top u.s. diplomat has just arrived in the russian capital but with moscow and washington deeply polarized on any peace plan for the syrian standoff for the mission of secretary john kerry may become more challenging than ever more this two artes a legacy of a shift ski. u.s. state secretary john kerry is in moscow to seek russia's support in resolving the syrian conflict but experts are added dismay as to exactly how he is going to get that support given that the positions of most in washington on the syrian conflict have been fundamentally different just twenty four hours before john kerry landed in moscow all the spokesperson on the russian foreign ministry alexander said that russia has been concerned with the militarization of the syrian rebels by the
western countries the us have been expressing their regret all along that the syrian conflict has been going on for more than two years now with so many people dead at the same time the initiatives are which are now existing in washington wolf arming the syrian rebels and providing them with military training are creating something of a double standard situation in other particular point which will be discussed is the alleged use of chemical weapons by the government troops this is something of course russia is concerned yet again because from the russian standpoint it looks like the fact of the chemical weapons usage was not approved and it may be used as a pretext for a possible use of force in syria by the western forces by the u.s. in particular even despite that the investigation by the independent u.n. commission to just that that the chemical weapons were in fact used by the syrian rebels this report is being ignored and this is causing serious concerns also the latest reports of israeli strikes into the syrian territory are creating tensions
as well especially given the fact that israel does not want to comment on exactly why it's performing strikes into the syrian territory and we are off course also expecting that john kerry will be discussing this with a lab and lavrov will certainly deliver russia's stance on that on that issue to his u.s. counterpart. this is r.t. live from moscow there will be a tie to watch on britain's nuclear stores in the future and this afternoon emerge i should say that dozens of radioactive materials have gone missing over the last decade. the top industries schools and even the reactors of all los hazardous stocks are stubs insists according to a list that we receive from the health authority of volatile enough to be sought after by terrorists let's cross not want sarah who's been following this and joins us now live from london sara good to see you today just to tell us just how does one lose control of dangerous restricted radioactive materials. well
it is quite incredible really we've received the freedom of information request that was put in to the health and safety executive pay in the u.k. and we have that with this now and you can see is he going down the list this year rainy employer tony n c zero one three seven it's a roll call and extremely dangerous radioactive substances and unbelievably these people go missing more than thirty incidents in the last decade where these radioactive materials have been lost or misplaced say really quite disturbing indeed and of course as you go down the list there are actually some big name companies only had dating back to eighty thousand and three shall going down the list as early as last year you got incidents that are still under investigation they still haven't been resolved we've had sellafield nuclear plants in cumbria we've had the roof we hospital in london all of these have been implicated in these various incidents not to take the example of well hospital in that case it was easy
in one three seven which was lost now this is a substance that is used in the treatment of cancer patients but if you read in the report and you take a look at what it says it's said that this material has the potential to cause significant radiation industries to anyone handling or even in the proximity of these materials even for a short space of time say troubling reading and it's causing a lot of concern of course amongst industry insiders who know just how dangerous this could be so let's let's address the issue of regulation no one would hope or hope to imagine that the punishment is tough enough to deter such as you call it negligence or just acts of a restricted radioactive substances going missing. well we spoke to the health and safety executive after we've gone through the freedom of information request and the information they provided what they said to us is they were very keen to put this in context and that
a large amount of the substances that were in there they said were extremely low whisper but nonetheless of course it is raising concern because there are these more serious elements from that and i think from industry insiders as that ice they can see about this it's the sort of carelessness the surrounding these incredibly volatile dangerous substances that's really causing a lot of concern now the health and safety executive said that the care in the case on those handling the materials and of course once there are problems that a price then the regulator will step in but of course i would a lot of people are now calling for is a real crackdown on this regulation because a lot of these incidents while there have been some like that will we hospital case that have been prosecuted a lot of them have simply received little more than a written warning and so industry insiders saying that you know it's simply not enough and they need to be a real crackdown on this type of carelessness to ensure that these things don't
happen again because as well as the potential risk to people who come into contact there's also much more of the reaching implications of this also a source or you know what about the you sure you mentioned negligence all carelessness when it comes to a very sickly restricted of radioactive substances being lost god knows where they are anywhere in the united kingdom or what about the fields that this kind of stuff could fall into the wrong hands. well i think it is you know the sheer scale of the number of times that this is happened it's really cool some concern as he said the regulated i wanted to highlight that you know while a large amount are low risk of course this is causing a huge amount of concern because it's the sort of response to handling this type of material i think that's really raise the eyebrows of a lot of people within the industry what industry inside of that i speak to you had said you know this happens all across the world but in the u.k. the g.t. can and should be restricted so a sort of quail to grave process where everything should be very carefully
monitored and if you can see from the freedom of information requests that we have in front of us here you know just say many of the sheer volume of these incidences is what's really going to cools consent and of course that type of carelessness that kind of sloppiness around security could certainly have implications if there were people who wanted to get hold of peace talks and materials if they fell into the wrong hands then of course that would be deemed incredibly serious indeed and so i think really right now what the industry insiders won't say is that the regulators take responsibility for this and the situation is that it cuts and we similar carelessness happening again and or a new report showing a shooter list of all radioactive substances that all gone missing in the past ten years across the u.k. the latest on that mall to you sir for us live in london thank you. a hunger strike drags on into its ninety five day still to come here on. the lawyers for the
inmates about the failing health of the prisoners and why their clients feel they have no choice but to put the very lives on the line. peddling influence and you form of tourism is lifting the veil on how industry gets its way with the government find out how the business lobby pushes its agenda that's in just a few minutes.
i've been going down of the sun and. we will remember that we will. thanks for joining us here on the program on real research israel goes on the offensive in asia but this time it's a charm offensive focused on. china the problem is that benjamin netanyahu is i mean to secure lucrative trade deals will be hoping to convince the asian economic giant to scale back its partnership with iran but beijing is political favors
vested fully with israel's arch rival that of palestine its leader mahmoud abbas was given full state owners and china supporters you visited just a day before a meeting in the capital president xi jinping went to offer a four point peace plan calling for an end to the gaza blockade and the restoration of palestinian rights. now reports on the rush to the east. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas are currently in china they are there on a week long business trip but obviously they won't just be talking business they'll be talking politics and they'll be trying to further cooperate and entrenched relations in the fields of economy trade and science and also develop political trust for some time we have witnessed how china is trying to influence the middle east and play a bigger role in this part of the world if you look at israeli chinese relations in
one thousand nine hundred two the two countries began and established diplomatic relations and since then they have developed increasingly close commercial military and strategic links trade between the two countries currently stands at around ten billion dollars a year their investments in israel are the beginning worldly i believe they have a number of reasons why the very slow by the don't invest in is the root. i think this think also in large political terms they think is really simple country they want to have a foothold here. but we also noticed that sign us china has always supported the arab side of the conflict at least burble if. you notice that in the last in the recent past they have become a maybe a little bit more hesitant. maybe they want to get something back from the arab side what is particularly interesting when we look at the relationship between
israel and china is that it seems to be coming on the back of a cooling of the relationship between israel and the united states there's no secret that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and the american president barack obama do not like each other and obviously netanyahu is going to look around in the search for new partners one of whom could easily become china if you take note of how china is getting more and more powerful of how the world is becoming more multi-polar when it is clear that there is no room for ignoring a world power such as china if you look at the euro crisis where to countries go in terms of asking for help china if you look at the north korea crisis where did countries go they ask china for help now and the turn off is in china at a particularly sensitive time in terms of israeli syrian relations many people are asking why he did not cancel his trip to go there and in fact what role the recent
syrian israeli fear will have in terms of the agenda that is being addressed there china has always had a firm position toward syria and it has always been on the side of negotiations never did it support the bloodshed from either side of the conflict so it will be interesting to see what comes out of if anything israeli chinese discussions over the situation in syria. this is our three and a former german finance minister and key figure behind the introduction of the euro speaks out he says the currency is leading the conference into disaster and he calls for the euro to be ditched before germany's dragged down into the economic doldrums or do find out more on the web side. and so faces the same place a different time thousands gather in a key protest square for the russian opposition as they mark are years since violent clashes between police and and the. the government moved all the details it on t. dot com. for now it is day ninety one of the
guantanamo bay hunger strike with more than one hundred inmates refusing food in protest of the treatment at the hands of the u.s. military two dozen right now being force fed procedure that lawyers have described as plain brutal david remes who represents some seventeen guantanamo bay in a mate's told us here of his motivation and ultimately what it's costing them at the end of the day. to force. as you would imagine the others who are. hungry are we find it difficult to. manage but it's with. all of. the considerable. twenty forty five sixty pounds and it's really a horrifying situation in britain after just to get it and. of the american public should do this in order to cry out there will be the commander of the joint
detention group whose exact warden of the. prison for the detainees has refused to talk to the family until they stop their hunger strike i actually say that it's sort of a macho pose on the part. of first he could have solved this hunger strike with them or if he had sat down with them and talk with them about their concerns and found a pragmatic solution that's what. yet three months he has not been willing to discuss the man ever after all this rape i'm afraid that some men may die. because the military just isn't. what it's trying to do is great but congress strike by any means possible however little. analogy has been following the strike from the very outset and called the full time line on the website for you there you can also find out just how much taxpayers in america have to shell out to keep
guantanamo up and running. another election candidate has been targeted in pakistan as a new blast there has killed ten it's not known whether the runner was among the victims of violence in pakistan is forcing major contenders to run away from the campaign trail they say being on the taliban's hit list is not a big motivator now since april eighty seven people have fallen victim to the bombings mainly targeting the rallies of opposition members and explosion on monday killed eighteen just less than a week before the vote and jeffrey runty of the century foundation on international affairs he believes the ballot from the very start was rigged. the secular parties for the moderate aren't used to losing their traditional share of the vote their candidates have been hit hard by many of these attacks and it is believed that it is intimidating the awami national party's candidates they're having to pull in
their horns and go only to the safest places and that makes it harder to reach out to the kind of hands on very tactile contact with voters that tends to get you elected and and a place like pakistan but the most interesting thing about the attack is that it is directed by the pakistani taliban i guess one of the most vociferously pro islamised parties which might suggest the revolution is a so-called eating its own young but the taliban have justified this attack on those you had to be out. of the slum rally because the particular candidate had once upon a time been a lot with general musharraf who was of course by the end a bitter enemy of the taleban and pakistan arguably helped incite walking from office to office on your time off when spring has sprung may not sound
like fun but in the german capital new to it are doing exactly that to explain how business is lobby the government. or all of a reports. on the streets of berlin there's a new form of tourism grabbing attention sightseeing tours that show just how the political lobbying process works. everyone gather around their big green i just want to make sure everyone can hear within a couple of kilometers we take in how an issue goes from the desk of the lobby organization to the ear of a politician and it's opening ice is i didn't know how powerful the industry is it's interesting to see how they go about pushing their agenda but why are these people giving up their saturday afternoon to traipse around closed office buildings it's a topic that you don't get much information on. easily and i thought also think it's a topic that's very abstract but we manage to. make it more concrete we give
a lot of concrete examples on the door and we go to where the lobbyists are and i think that's what makes it so. take the tour and you going to see where germany's auto giants make their presence felt and how they made sure the countries highways famously have no speed limits and since this is germany of course the beer industry also has a say. brewery lobby were facing a drop off in sales so this is where they lobbied to be allowed to lemonade tasting better to attract a younger crowd of. people with money have more of a say in politics than the normal man in the street was what i'm seeing is that political decisions are made by the rich one of the most interesting parts of the tour is getting to see where the closed door meetings take place in highly selective private clubs these are clips. we all know these discussions take place this tour like to see just where they happened i had no idea that there was such
a place as the china club but right here in the political center of the city the popularity of tours like the one we've just seen shows that more and more germans want to find out exactly who's pulling the strings behind some of the major decisions they get taken in parliament peter all of r.t. . and i just a moment on a mad max in the kaiser report that's coming up next. and yet another step along the pointless anti gender crusade activists in sweden are pushing to promote a new gender neutral pronoun these activists want the term hen to replace the pronouns han and haun 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 can kind of see this i remember back to
when i was a boy in school and with me there was a kid what kind of only female friends and i certainly wasn't a sports a toy trucks kind of kid if you understand what i mean you know i could see this guy having all those male stereotypes shoved down his throat you know made his life at school really unpleasant but the whacko 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 fantastic 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.
welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser. you know that feeling when you've blown your life savings on a carnival game you know you have to show for it is a stuffed banana with dreadlocks get used to it because there's no plan big it's only a stranger savings your wealth your earnings are going to stuff banana with dreadlocks stacie that's basically the global economy the global financial system of course now this guy new hampshire man loses his life savings on carnival game is he was henry gribbohm and he lost his life savings of twenty six hundred dollars on this game where i guess you had to put this ball into a hole and he wanted.