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at the summit america's call for unilateral strike on syria gets the cold shoulder from key world leaders as russia accuses the syrian rebels of trying to provoke military intervention. it's decision day down until as millions of australians accuse of a next parliament with fugitive whistleblower julian assange among those up the street in the center of. this point we are toothless and i want to give us some bart used justice and rights commissioner wants to strike at n.s.a. surveillance with supranational legislation after the latest edward snowden leak suggests there's no longer any data privacy online.
it's just gone past one thirty pm here in part of me want to cloak you in the russian capital you're watching r t live you with me to say getting mixed up there let's take a look at our top story right the global chorus of voices against a yearly level u.s. strike on syria has grown louder after the g. twenty summit in st petersburg even france which earlier backed unconditional 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 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 room. presents
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 u.s. itself the latest polls show most americans i gave intervention while congress remains split over the volatile issue alexy years as he has more on the outcome of the g twenty summit. everyone is speculating. on the syria issue for the press this morning and the majority have been saying that if 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. 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. 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 against syria. 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 affronts promising to wait for a u.n. conclusion on syria paris who remains the strongest supporter of america's calls for military action but a former french intelligence chief told us both countries approach as 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 into 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. meanwhile in syria itself government forces are conducting an operation against al qaeda affiliated rebel fighters who have besieged the engine christian village of malala the army says the extremists have taken city to positions on nearby hills and there are still rebel forces inside the village really for national reports from the outskirts of marilla. christian pilgrims from all over the world used to take this road to travel to one of the most significant trying and one of the mace tenley places in syria its residents to speak aramaic the language christ is believed to have spoken we too are driving tomorrow. but for another reason on wednesday the central syrian fields which have
been among the few in syria the didn't see any violence since the crisis here started in two thousand and eleven was attacked by rebel forces most of them recruited to members of just had the nuestra the war came here. after a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint the militants of a radical islamist group considered terrorists by the un and us stormed. the army tells us and this is the closest point and we cannot go any further we can see our libya which problem here but the thing is that the militants who are still inside that we can see our eyes as well there are snipers inside the goods so it is really dangerous to go there the soldiers say that they militants mostly from don't have the luther who took over the mountain top sufi the hotel and from time to time their firing from this so to take place and there are also militants behind this
mountain taking the soldiers say up to fifteen hundred people what is the situation right now. the militants around three hundred people are hiding in severe hotel there are ancient caves they're under the village they use them as well they're watching us and we're watching them but if we start moving they'll attack us. the soldiers show me the militants position is the mists who are behind a number of violent killings and are believed to be the most aggressive force confronting president assad in almost surrounded the christian village. where these people came from. they came from the city of homs in the north and from the city of grain food in the south this village is like an island in a storming ocean there is a little i gather army that we visited my lunar last spring in a christian arland in a mostly moose the ocean the village was indeed unique and aside from the other we
used to live in peace muslims and christians of course were afraid that people from outside the city and the concrete may come and destroy this unity and it seems the residents worst fears became a reality why do you think the militants attack this village. they know that american missiles will not strike a unicycle site and the army will not dare hit it either it's a safe haven for them while we talk reinforcements arrive the syrian army trained an operation to clear malula from jet had the initial rebels they have been rumors that they have left the village but the army say the militants are still there and even if they leave they can hide in nearby and return how do you think the situation will change in case of american strike will their rivals the mentors from the last three use this opportunity to advance further of course they will america
is supporting terrorism in this country we've been fighting with the u.s. in fact for these two and a half years and now we can face them directly but we are ready for that we will not give up if america strikes series major military facilities will be targeted and destroyed no one can see what the war on the ground will look like but certainly things place will no longer look the same. to reporting from syria. right see in touch with what maria is witnessing from inside syria follow her now on twitter for regular updates. millions of australians are voting for their next government with polls suggesting that opposition leader tony abbott's coalition is on course to end six years of labor control they're not the only ones running among them as a party or we could be said to julian a son choose aiming for senate seat or the movement spearheaded by the fugitive
whistleblower promises to bring transparency accountability and justice to australia's parliament if they were to order letting the public everyone see 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 protection for whistleblowers national sovereignty and integrity in the global community should in a sundress primary running mate be annoyed comp mog says that the party is that any 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 are to 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 started each stage but it not at least once
and get across the line obviously asunder is a mile away from the leaders on this. the opposition and the ruling labor party would that sort of. what's the future for the party that history was made the moment the party was formed to create a sort of a political process of if you like a hack to distort whistleblowing group called wiki leaks organization which is sort of publishing. in itself a triumph of the moment was for self it was a triumph of people started to join it and volunteers started coming together to. polling booths 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 these are early days yet. more than fourteen million people expected to vote in the election last minute polls predict
tony abbott's liberal national coalition would win fifty four percent of the national rate compared to forty six percent with kevin rudd labor will keep you posted on what happened. coming up on r. and t. as new edward snowden disclosures a show how even the encrypted data isn't safe from the n.s.a. spying is commission on privacy rules it says she wants to tackle the snooping through block wide one so we tell you more about what she had to say just after the break. wealthy british. time to write your. market. find out what's really happening to the global economy
commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be. that was funny but it's closer to the truth from the might think. of. ok for you it's because one whole attention in the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on you look. at our teenagers we have a different world the low because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not like you there but i'm not how. you guys stick to the jokes will handle the stuff that i'm. thankful saying with us here on our team if you thinking crippling online data
could save it from the prying eyes of the n.s.a. which is a g c h q edward snowden's latest leak will disappoint you to say the least it shows america spend billions of dollars in the past decade on breaking protective codes opening up what you thought was private now the european commission now for justice fundamental rights and citizenship has spoken out on the n.s.a.'s global snooping speed all of our ports. 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 up 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 said just 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 so 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 knew 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. once this proposal turns into law everybody must follow it and that includes great britain whether they want to or not the majority decides the minority becomes irrelevant from a political point of view this 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 really provide private information on 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 as a venn and sand when you're it's useless tiger all you can do is to rule but not bite at this point we are too slow and i want to give us some bites so we can efficiently enforce our european rules. 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 are 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 only archie speak to the director of the center for investigative journalism at london city university he thinks it is 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 spike 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 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 realize 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 over one hundred days since president obama again plans to release eighteen prisoners from the notorious guantanamo bay the men of mostly yemeni nationals for release ages and to . and if that is seen in breaking that at eleven thirty g.m.t. . the u.s. government's trusting them yemeni government to carry out drone strikes weekly it seems but they cannot trust the government to take prisoners from getting out 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 our 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 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 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 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 would have 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 is the guantanamo aspect that these men will never return and will never see their families and that's it's heartbreaking and the p.t.s.d. of just these communities being terrorized the daily bases and also the people who are let out of prison by. assimilated back into society after being decimated him 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 second look at more of the world's main news of the clashes erupted in the gyptian see only read between muslim brotherhood activists and supporters of the army backed interim government these two people have died thousands of members of the flemish movement have been running across the country demanding the reinstatement of the ousted president mohamed morsi early a report in the state run newspaper claimed the leadership minded to do zol the brotherhood which officials deny. nigeria's military has raided in
a slum make insurgent camp in the north eastern borno state a killing around fifteen militants the operation was launched as a response to a suspected attack on a market which claimed fifteen lives government forces have spent more than four years fighting boko haram it rebels who demand the creation of an islamic state in the country's. long time for aladdin masses a new multimillion dollar moon mission it stands for lunar atmosphere and dust environmental explorer and it is just solve the mystery of moon dust which flows in our sex life in atmosphere is thought that better understanding of lunar conditions which are the means one in the solar system will boost our knowledge of other planetary bodies. more than half a century after utica garron became the first man to travel beyond earth's atmosphere going into space remains a dream job for many if not to be full another cosmonaut cole do you recall was
abandoned his twenty fifteen space mission plopping the chance of extraterrestrial adventures for what he calls a more exciting job on the ground that story that r.t. dot com. also on the line up from sky high to tell you how the u.s. is looking to expand its drone warfare into the oceans with an unmanned craft called hydra such as the seas. right the sea. search tree. and i think the true. on our reporters were very. instrumental. the number of america's highest paid c.e.o.
is being fired being fined for what has by dramatically in the last two decades according to a recent study i mean a few minutes here on our financial guru max kaiser takes. yeah. 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 the edge they want to go that extra mile they want to break the law and then they want to throw to the justice department to say. eric holder can't catch us. 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 back.
all right so you stand by for a fired up kaiser report to andrew cuomo will be here in thirty minutes with your world news team from me it's good bye and i'll see you seen. iraq afghanistan the balkans somalia haiti libya yemen and so on and so on the list of engagements of 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 a possible i'm not good at predicting the future but i can see 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 petrodollar so if the u.s.
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 in 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 how they build evaded 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 stacy 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 but 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 the shows initiative they want to push and 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't 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 old bridge and. then the biggest yet you know criminal in the news the biggest bang bang or in the news this past few months and 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.