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at the summit america's call for unilateral strike on syria gets the cold shoulder from q world leaders as russia accuses the syrian rebels of trying to provoke military intervention. it's decision day down and as millions of australians are choose their next fall a mentor with fugitive whistleblower julian assange among those after a seat in the senate it's also. his point we are toothless and i want to give us some bar talk. now that you used justice and rights commissioner wants to strike at n.s.a. surveillance with the supranational legislation absolutely does edward snowden leaks or just as you heard longer any date of privacy online.
it's just gone past eleven am here in the russian capital you love with us on our team you with me to along with a let's take a look at the top story this hour. the global course of voices against unilateral u.s. strike in syria has grown large after the g. twenty summit in st petersburg even france which earlier bags and can dish no u.s. action now says it will wait for the results of the un's probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria the leaders of ten countries did agree with washington that some sort of action needs to be taken the british prime minister also on the list despite being rebuffed by his own parliament russia's call against intervention was strongly backed by six nations including economic heavyweights like china and india but when it comes to the voice of the people the u.s. finds itself vastly outnumbered world leaders opposing the war represents nations of more than three billion people while the politicians in favor of a strike stand on the shoulders of less than
a billion even in the us itself the latest polls show most americans are against intervention of congress to remain split over the volatile issue argues that he has more on the outcome of the g twenty summit. everyone is speculating. on the syria issue that went to the press this morning and the majority have been saying that initial plan was to disrupt. a military intervention into syria then indeed. we do know of course a lot of discord between the g. twenty countries on whether a military strike against syria is needed and clearly the biggest concern was whether we'll have a meeting at all because officially they have no meeting scheduled something unprecedented for the president of the united states and russia but eventually according to. themselves they met for a twenty thirty minute. or twenty thirty minute friendly conversation during which
of course they discussed syria. here he was hoping that he could persuade the countries of the need to attack syria that he would provide substantial evidence of bashar al assad using chemical weapons against the rebels but clearly judging by what the russian president said on that matter it seems that obama failed on that sense. i view everything that happened with the so-called use of chemical weapons in syria as a provocation by the rebels who count on help from abroad from those countries that originally supported that's the reason for this provocation i also want to remind you that the use of force against a sovereign state is acceptable only if it's done for self-defense and we know that syria hasn't attacked the u.s. and only if the u.n. security council approves such action as one of the participants of our discussions on the issue put it yesterday those who do otherwise put themselves above the law
still david cameron barack obama and. the french president they still try to play hardball saying that the u.n. security council decision may be overruled if they believe that. that russian president said that this may generate a great feeling of fear among the smaller countries obviously suggesting that bigger states may actually do whatever they want overruling the mandate of the united nations so obviously now that the g twenty summit is done we're in for some several very interesting weeks to see how the future of syria will be resolved despite france a promising to wait for a u.n. conclusion on syria paris remains of the strongest supporter of america's calls for military action but of all of french intelligence chief told us both countries approach is trampling over international law. personally i am against military intervention firstly it is
a question of principle because it is a little bit like surgery in medicine an operation is the last solution and when you are putting a knife in to a wound you don't know what is going to happen so it is first of all question of principle then there is the question of opportunity of the western governments now have a habit of ignoring international regulations and the ruling of the un to make interventions everywhere and to apply what was called in the nineteenth century as gunboat diplomacy a gunboat is a boat with guns is almost the same thing now except the missiles have replaced the gunboat i think we should not start the process the fact that we need to intervene on the soil of a sovereign state syria a member of the un declaring a war without a un resolution where is international law this means there is no international law the most reasonable thing to do is to stop the conflict we need to evaluate the military situation which might be complicated to do but the only way to stop the
fighting is through dialogue it is not by launching bombs that will not stop the fighting it will only intensify it. while the white house pushes for war the cause of intervention is now being carefully weighed on capitol hill and is the caffein of reports on how the expenses could easily outdone lawmakers estimates that after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets the obama administration is seeking to punish president bashar al assad's government for its alleged use of chemical weapons this while avoiding a messy intervention in the country's civil war it's now up to the u.s. congress to decide whether america will intervene we will either send a message to syria iran north korea has blockade or any other non-state actors at the world will not tolerate the senseless use of chemical weapons by anyone or we
will choose to stand silent in the face of horrific human suffering we need to consider the consequences of not acting both military action and in action come at a price there are political costs diplomatic costs and of course human costs but what about the actual costs in dollars of intervening in syria well the answer depends on the scope and the nature of the fight here's the u.s. secretary of state there will be no american boots on the ground. the president has made crystal clear we have no intention of assuming responsibility for syria's civil war ten years after the iraq war it's easy to see while there's little appetite for the risks and the costs that come along with a full scale invasion according to one think tank intervention involving on the ground forces in syria could require up to three hundred thousand troops and up to three hundred billion dollars a year instead the white house wants what it calls a limited action lawmakers are looking at a plan that would set a sixty day limit for launching military strikes with an option to extend the
mission by thirty days the combat use of american troops on the ground is strictly prohibited the weapon of choice is likely to be pursued guided munitions tomahawk cruise missiles are one example now they were used in libya and have a range of nearly one thousand miles but they cost up to one point four million dollars each the u.s. navy has four destroyers within the range of syrian targets each can carry up to ninety cruise missiles nuclear powered attacks submarines can also fire tomahawks are likely to be in the mediterranean as well while the pentagon says it can absorb the costs of war by cruise missiles isn't cheap the libyan intervention cost u.s. taxpayers six hundred million dollars the first week alone now unlike libya there's been little talk of establishing a no fly zone over syria that option would dramatically escalate the price according to u.s. general martin dempsey a syrian no fly zone would cost five hundred million dollars to start and one billion per month just to maintain now without syria the pentagon is on pace to
spend about five hundred seventy four billion dollars this year while officials say the military can't afford what's on the table now there is fear of an escalating commitment not to mention other unexpected outcomes that after all the bush administration predicted it would cost fifty to sixty billion to oust saddam hussein the final iraq war tab by at least one estimate six trillion bucks in a war expectations don't always match reality this account for all of our t.v. moscow. meanwhile in syria itself government forces are conducting an operation against al qaeda affiliated rebel fighters who have the seizure the ancient christian village of a man rula the army says the extremists have taken strategic positions and nearby hills and there are still rebel forces inside the village has really gripped by heavy clashes and when steve our correspondent maria from national is in syria she hasn't been allowed into the village for safety reasons you can follow her on twitter for the latest arteries on her back to. millions of
australians are very cheering for their next government too with poll suggesting that opposition leader tony abbott coalition is on course two and six years of labor control they're not the only ones running my mongering as a party of wiki leaks editor julian assange she is aiming for senate seat out of the movement spearheaded by the fugitive whistleblower promises to bring transparency accountability and justice just released parliament it's a wing towards letting the public oversee government practices as well as calls against corruption and pledges to provide people with a range of what it calls twenty first century freedoms that includes the free flow of information internet liberty and protection for whistleblowers the national sovereignty and integrity in the global community. prime primary running mate to be annoyed come mark is that the party is asserting you president just by taking part . it looks like tony abbott will be the next prime minister of conservative
government but even if that is the case it's imperative according to the weak links party that the upper house remain in the hands of smaller parties to prevent him having absolute control so that's one of the idea is that it's at stake here and so the recollects party would regard it as a considerable success to actually have each state but it not at least once and get across the line. is a mile away from the. opposition and the ruling labor party. what's the future for the party that history was made the moment the party was formed to create as it were a political process of if you like a hack to distort whistle blowing group called wiki leaks organization which is also a publishing. in itself a triumph of the moment was for self it was a triumph of people started to join and volunteer started coming together to. some
to come out with some presence on the ground that in itself is making history it will continue membership numbers are growing started this year and i actually do see it developing a more formal political structure of course the early days yet. well then fourteen million people expected to vary to in the sun today's eat less last minute polls predict tony abbott's liberal national party coalition would win fifty four percent of the national vote compared to forty six percent for kevin rudd labor we'll keep you posted on what happens. right coming up on r t as a new edward snowden disclosures a show how even encrypted data isn't safe from the n.s.a. spy system following the commission on privacy rules and says she wants to tackle the snooping through block wide and old it's all the more about what she had to say .
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debate real discussion critical issues things to define ready to join the movement then welcome to it. oh welcome back you're watching r t if you're thinking crippling online data can save it from the prying eyes of the n.s.a. or britain's n.g.c. h.q. edward snowden's latest legal disappoint you to say the least it shows america's spending billions of dollars in the past decade on breaking protective codes opening up what you thought was private now the european commission of for justice fundamental rights and citizenship has spoken out on the n.s.a.'s global snooping speed all of the reports. the e.u. justice commissioner is spoken about the leaks from edward snowden as a wakeup call to europe and says that new legislation must be put in place to
protect the privacy of e.u. citizens other stands at the moment each of the twenty eight member states interprets the current framework in a different manner some of which contradict each other she wants to see a one continent one law system put in place but when it comes to debating what will be in that law she suggested that the united kingdom might not be a part of that saying that london's loyalties appear to lie elsewhere. i don't pay attention to britain anymore they're a lost cause they're acting only together with the americans and they absolutely don't want to have european laws but in this case all we need for this vote is a simple majority and if they don't want to work together constructively we don't need them but i need france and i need germany if i want to do something concrete in europe. she also warned the u.k. about sitting on the sidelines when it comes to deciding what will be in this
legislation saying that whether they like it although not the united kingdom is part of the european union and this law would affect them then the year. once this proposal turns into a law everybody must follow it and that includes great britain whether they want to or not once the majority decides the minority becomes irrelevant from a political point of view it is not an intelligent position to sit in the corner and complain it would be more intelligent to work with us and make their opinion count once the text is approved this becomes a law for all twenty eight states and more than five hundred million people. commission's remit doesn't allow it to deal with security services however what vivian reading is proposing is a law that would tackle companies which freely provide private information on the e.u. citizens to those security services she's put forward legislation that would see a fine of around two percent of profit imposed upon those companies that give
information of e.u. citizens over to security services then and send when you're a toothless tiger all you can do is to rule but not bite at this point we are toothless and i want to give us some bytes so we can efficiently enforce our european laws. and one final point this law that's being put forward would affect any company doing business with you in the european union it doesn't matter if you're based in america you're based in japan or you're based in india if you do business in europe you would have to stick to this new legislation on privacy. earlier i spoke to the director of the center for investigative journalism at london city university he thinks it's the sheer scale of the data harvesting that alarms people. it's been going on a long time people forget that in the seventy's a spy system called echelon was uncovered over britain run by the united states what was different about that spying system in the present one is the sheer extent
of it the major security companies that us and social networking companies have opened their effective back doors to the n.s.a. even commercial confidentiality as an area of secrecy has been violated completely by this hoovering up of everything and so i think people are alarmed because they realized it will affect them personally it's not just political opponents but the possibility of blackmail is enormous some dissident a federal employee could easily sift this material find something terribly damaging and then use it for personal gain or political gain. it's been a one hundred days this is president obama again a pledge to release the eighteen prisoners from the notorious guantanamo bay the man of mostly yemeni nationals away ph released years ago i did i mention that said the issue in breaking the set at eleven thirty g.m.t. . the u.s. government's listening yemeni government to carry out drone strikes weekly it seems
but they cannot trust the government to take prisoners from get no because they say oh they're going to be terrorists we can't trust to release them however many people have been released from guantanamo bay in the past and they are just living out normal lives they just want the chance to have a free life and not be detained indefinitely absolutely and that's one of the really sad aspects of this is because i feel like the the vast majority of americans are under the impression still even after ten years that this facility has been opened these are the worst of the worst and these guys are all terrorists they deserve to be there they deserve to be tortured or whatever first of all yes these people are being tortured secondly you half of these men are innocent there are no charges against them. they have been for the most part been cleared for release in the vast majority of them are yemen and the problem is that there are no countries that are that are currently wanting to host these these prisoners because there's so much red tape associated with that here in the united states the united states promised the yemeni people that there would be facilities infrastructure
there to help former guantanamo inmates re assimilate into into society that infrastructure is yet to exist it's not there we have covered this on the show in the past we've had activists we've had journalists that have traveled to yemen that have explained to us what it's like for people that are around these drone bombings and all these horrible things that are happening in yemen and on top of that. there's there's all there's the guantanamo aspect that these men will never return and will never see their families and that's it's heartbreaking for in the p.t.s.d. you just these communities being terrorism a daily basis and also the people who are let out of prison being assimilated back into society after being indefinitely detained for so long many and so it's a travesty and also it's not so black and white words either you're guilty or not there's layers of you know association with located there it's almost like a gang force. a look now at more of the world's main news at this hour clashes have erupted in big
gyptian city a violent one thread between muslim brotherhood activists and supporters of the interim government thousands of members of the flemish movement have been running across the country demanding the read statement of the ousted president mohamed morsi early reports in a state run newspaper claim to the leadership plan to dissolve the brotherhood which officials deny. nigeria's military has raided an islamic insurgent camp in the north eastern borno state and killing around fifty militants the operation was launched as a response to a suspected attack on a market which claimed fifteen lives the government forces have spent more than four years wanting boko haram rebels who demanded the creation of an islamic state in the country's north. it's a launch time for ladder masses a new multimillion dollar moon mission in stands for lunar atmosphere and dust environment explorer and then starts to solve the mystery of moon dust which it
floats in a thin atmosphere it's not that better understanding of unit conditions which are the most common in the solar system will boost our knowledge of other planetary bodies. well then half a century after you again became the first man to travel beyond earth's atmosphere going into space remains a dream job for many but it's not to be fun number because we're not cold it was abandoned his twenty fifth in space mission swapping the chance of extraterrestrial adventures for what he calls a more exciting job on the ground the story is that r.t. dot com. also online from sky high to deep down we tell you how the u.s. is looking to expand its drone warfare into the oceans with an unmanned prop called high drug set to stop the sea. right from the sea. first trip. and i think the trip.
on our recorders were very. instrumental. in the. now the number of america's highest paid c.e.o.'s being fired or being fined for fraud has by dramatically in the last few decades according to a recent study in just over five minutes here on our financial guru max takes aim. i've explained this many times before a board of directors of any s. and p. five hundred company america today wants to see implicated in some crime committing malfeasance committing fraud subpoenaed or in jail because it shows initiative they want to push yes they want to go that extra mile they want to break the law and then they want to throw it to the justice department and that eric holder can catch
o's zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero and then if they do get caught they change the law they modify the law they rewrite the law and that's what it's all about breaking the law for law and order bring back the death penalty. bring it. all right so standby for fired up a kaiser report i'll be back in thirty minutes time with your world news from our city. iraq afghanistan the balkans somalia haiti libya yemen and so on and so on the list of engagements and airstrikes by post cold war nato just keeps getting longer and
now it looks like it's serious turn a lot of people have written me asking me to predict what is going to happen next which for me is impossible i'm not good at predicting the future but i can say is that we are living in a very tense moment in history many argue that the u.s. economy with its unfathomable debt is really propped up by war in the petro dollars so if the us backs down here won't could be the beginning of the end for the world's only hyper power but if they do attack syria there will probably be some sort of reaction from iran russia and china if you haven't noticed nato has been trying to encircled these nations and had russian internet conspiracy land a lot of people are saying that russia is next you see if there is no resistance in syria then one by one all resistance to the un ending hunger of nato will be smashed out one by one the reason syria is so important and so scary is that you have one massive military force that could be very motivated to attack for its own self interest while you have a group of massive military forces highly motivated to counter attack for their own
self interests this is a very tense standoff that could lead to a major moment in history military history but that's just my opinion. strasser this is the car. all right susan herbert what do we got bang bang you might say this is the theme of the show max because lots of banging going on in the markets here and of course led by the c.e.o.'s and bankers right behind us in the city of new york highest paid u.s. c.e.o.'s are often fired or fined study about forty percent of the highest paid
c.e.o.'s in the united states over the past twenty years eventually ended up being fired paying fraud related fines or settlements or accepting government bailout money according to a study released on wednesday the report was by the institute for policy studies max and it appears that a lot of c.e.o.'s the top paid ones you get paid to defraud explain this by a times before a board of directors of any s. and p. five hundred company america today wants to see implicated in some crime committing malfeasance committing fraud subpoenaed or in jail because the shows initiative they want to push yet they want to go that extra mile they want to break the law and then they want to throw it to the justice department. eric holder can catches. them if they do get caught they change the law they modify the law they rewrite the law and that's what it's all about breaking the law for law and order bring back the. bridge and. then the
biggest yet you know criminal in the news the biggest bang bang or in the news this past few months in fact has been jamie diamond and he's in the next headline uncle sam comes call and ask jamie dimon for another six billion dollars so the federal housing finance agency f.h.a. and f.a.a. is. asking for six billion dollars from jamie dimon stupid morgan for defrauding the taxpayer about mortgage backed securities these are put back claims so the f h f a said the bank j.p. morgan falsely claimed that loans backing thirty three billion dollars of mortgage backed securities complied with underwriting guidelines and that it significantly overstated the ability of the borrowers to repay their mortgage loans of course tries report cover this years ago where at the time to mark was saying that they were only putting aside reserves of one billion dollars for this put back claims from the f.h. f.a. and terry buell our guests.