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a very good morning to you from moscow where it's now a just off to. the with me live here in the russian capital. the u.s. will continue to loom over syria and washington would overwhelmingly prefer not to pull the trigger and that's according to. the russia's proposal for damascus to hand over its chemical weapons leaving the ball firmly in syria's court and that's why the u.s. congress and the american public remain largely opposed to starting another conflict. this may be a face saving moment for the obama administration because its arguments for a military action against syria have been falling apart both in the international community and in the u.s. congress congress jumped on this washing proposal because they're being bombarded every day by their constituents who demand that they vote no to strikes against syria within hours after syria confirmed its willingness to get rid of chemical
weapons the senate delayed the vote on strikes that was scheduled for later this week the president knowing that the house of representatives would most likely vote no on attacking syria was very vague about the prospect of the vote he said this i don't anticipate that you you would see a succession of votes this week or. any time. you know in the immediate future and so i think there will be time during the course of the debates here in the night of states for the international community the russians and the syrians to work with us to see is there a way to resolve this for the obama administration's rhetoric has been confusing and has raised lots of questions that is as it was building the case for a strike the u.s. wanted to support of the you when but it would refuse to take classified evidence that washington supposedly has against the syrian leader to the u.n. security council also to u.s. lawmakers secretary of state john kerry would make arguments like if congress does
not support strikes in syria u.s. ally saudi arabia and carter according to john kerry would certainly fund the more extremist elements of the syrian opposition of course many ask what kind of an argument is that why are they even your allies who admit that they're willing to fund terrorists also the administration was of course aggressively using the iran card to bolster support in congress and to scare the lawmakers into voting yes on strikes so after all that warmongering president obama says that one reason that this may have a chance of success is that even syria's allies like iran the test. chemical weapons iran. unfortunately was the target of chemical weapons at the hands of saddam hussein back during the iraq iran war and so we may be able to arrive at a consensus and we're almost used to this one day president obama says he has made his final decision on strike the next day he says he has not made his final decision at a time when he has used virtually everybody in the national community and among the
american people and nobody knows where he's standing right now the president is still expected to try and sell the strikes against syria to the american people in his tuesday night address and in the meantime of course barack obama as hard pressed to avoid repeating the mistakes of his predecessor who attacked iraq without u.n. approval and i want to turn out to be under false pretenses that's according to one of the architects of russian foreign policy alexei pushkov. who. there is if not panic definitely tension in washington concerning this decision statements that promote acting on them are followed by new statements the u.s. seems to be having major trouble figuring out the policies that will be accepted by the international community america's own allies and global public opinion as well as that inside the u.s. obama has found himself in a very difficult situation first of all his decision is
a legitimate within the u.n. it's clear that the general assembly won't sanction a strike on syria unless there is solid evidence that decides government was behind the chemical attack he is desperately trying to not become a copycat of his predecessors george w. bush he campaigned on promises to be bush's opposite and now he's walking down the very same road bush attacked iraq with the u.n. sanctions and obama isn't likely to get them and he is deeply troubled by that because he campaigned that he would be a president of peace that's why he's desperate to get any legitimization for his actions. now the majority of u.s. lawmakers are now leading towards rejecting obama's plans for a strike against syria while opposition to war is also mounting among the american public in fact the latest figures now from the u.s. today newspaper shows that more than sixty percent of those polled on monday do not
want their country getting directly involved in syria that is up from a reuters poll last week where fifty six percent who are against intervention but and he will campaign a brian back and he says that the white house may still try and sideline capitol hill and the people in order to push its own syria agenda. i think the message from the obama administration in particular secretary of state john kerry is we won't take yes for an answer any diplomatic solution even though is that they suggest themselves if there is any appearance that that might actually come to pass then the u.s. government rules that are unnecessary so many syrians will suffer so much is at stake but you know john kerry just doesn't care because they're damned if they do they damned if they don't united states wants to carry out this weapon strike not for chemical weapons not this chemical weapons in the future not the save children they want to carry out regime change in syria and they know this is the only road
to do that of course the u.s. itself has said huge amounts of chemical weapons biological weapons nuclear weapons and they act as if they're the overseers of the policeman of the world the policeman of the middle east but let's remember this is about politics right now congress is confronted with a choice will they listen to the people or those who are committed to war no matter what the syrians what the russians or what the people of the world say they have to make a decision i know while world powers are tied up in the rhetoric of sources on the ground in syria have told pti that rebel forces a plan to launch a prophet cation attack using chemical weapons against israel policy and i join me live from tel aviv across the latest on this paula good morning from moscow early days yet any reaction so far from israeli officials. well i've spoken to both the israeli foreign ministry is what is the army spokes persons units and i was asking them for they reaction to the reports we have that there is an imminent threat being planned by syrian rebels originating in territory in syria that is
controlled by the syrian government against israel now the reaction was to quote one of the spokespeople for off aged the response was simply a refusal to comment as of yet no reaction in the israeli press it's difficult to say whether or not we expect such a reaction because very often this country is reluctant to comment publicly and certainly the officials don't want to go on record giving any kind of statements of what is happening inside syria but the information we are getting and this is from sources that are close to what is happening on the ground in syria is that as i say this attack would originate in a sad cold controlled territory but it will be carried out by the rebels the result of this is that the blame will be firmly put on the shoulders of the assad regime now at the same time the important point to make is that there has been a report that has just been released by the leading israeli counterterrorist think tank and this report does talk about the possibility of unconventional weapons
forming into the hands of terrorist groups inside syria the report it because what most israelis think and that is that there are chemical stockpiles in at least some fifty different towns throughout syria and it's not clear in whose hands these stockpiles are and this is largely because of the constant fighting that happens between assad's forces and rebel fighters and as a result the stockpiles constantly change hands israelis are concerned that these stockpiles will fall into quote the wrong hands and the need for israelis this really is the hands of hezbollah and although israeli officials are not in the posco on record at this it's widely understood that israel has carried out at least four strikes inside syria at will and delivery supplies. to be his militants and to be his organization of course israel would rather prefer a side stay in power there's no love lost between the two countries but it's almost like that old saying to the devil you know than the devil you don't know from the
israeli side and they would want to have a side there i want to also bring you attention to the information we're receiving from a belgian of a search who was recently released after having being held captive by syrian rebels inside that country and he was held by them for five months and he has saved that he denying that the syrian president was responsible for this notorious gas attack that took place on a village near damascus in which more than a thousand civilians were allegedly gassed by that seven gas agent now this belgian machinable says he has this information because he overheard a conversation between his captors in which they said as much and that is that they were responsible for this attack he has just been released he was released after being held with telly and journalist now this is most the first time we're receiving information of the syrian rebels using chemical weapons they have been numerous reports particularly circulating online with graphic pictures and graphic
photographs that point to as much but of course we'll stay on top of the situation waiting to see if there's any kind of these radio for sure reaction to these reports of a potential strike against this country you keep us posted on. thank you. for the meantime a defense consultant. told my colleague that the reports of israel possibly being targeted by syrian rebels come as no surprise. well remember the rebels have stated previously from the beginning of this year that they're going to attack israel this been a stated goal from the beginning anyway and once they had achieve their objectives in syria they would have gone on to israel anyway they kidnapped some or un observers in the golan heights earlier this year but israel underestimated the threat he thinks of. oh yeah oh yeah because israel thought so that once assad
leaves is going to be peace in the region they had underestimated the rebels goal which was to start with syria and then go on to israel and other countries in the region. so good to have you with us here on t. today i still to come for you in the program spending more on spending less of the u.k. government's under fire after the lavishly expense poppins cost cutting practices were being revealed the details in the story but the rest of the world's top headlines in just a moment. live live. live . live. for. that speech. her her. live.
list. today. these are the images. from the streets of canada. thanks for joining us here on our. no way for a change at the helm it's after a general election for the country's current government. to a coalition i should say. formed by the conservatives and their right wing. conservative leader. in the seat. of the right.
and as i reports the polls result. across. two years ago norway suffered the worst massacre since world war two a brutal assault unleashed against a summer camp for young people claiming seventy seven lives the perpetrator was extreme rightist anders breivik who claimed to have political motivation for his atrocities at his trial he said he wanted to punish the ruling labor party for its liberal immigration policies and to start a so-called conservative revolution he was a member of the progress party in his youth before he lost faith in it and in democracy and adopted the radical and views that underpinned his act of terror the n.c.a. immigration progress party saw supported crumble in the aftermath of the attack but as norwegians headed to the polls monday for the first parliamentary election since the tragedy the tables appear to have turned and the progress party is poised to enter government for the first time the party has since softened its radical image
and tried to distance itself from braving its campaigned for tougher immigration and asylum policies and wants to reduce the number of immigrants from outside the e.u. in the face of economic uncertainty and voters in some european countries have rallied behind a far right nationalist ideas a few of the parties that have emerged have grown more popular others much less so or not at all well since the financial crisis several e.u. countries including major european economies have seen a substantial rise of populist radical right electoral support let's take a closer look now in one of the biggest economies france after years of electoral decline marine le pen led the country's national front to its best ever results in the election of two thousand and twelve now some have claimed that xena phobia is still one of the country's party's trademarks although she has tried to soften the party's image since the more radical program of the one nine hundred ninety s. well belong to austria the freedom party of austria has focused on anti immigration
anti islam and euro skeptic issues has even called for a withdrawal from the euro zone. and living on to the true finns in finland they may share populist rhetoric with other nordic parties its supporters to are opposed to the e.u. and globalism now the party leader hundreds sieved the highest number of personal votes for any candidate in the party has one thousand percent of the seats in parliament well the movement for a better hungry entered parliament for the first time three years ago now the group describes itself as a radically patriotic christian party but it's described in a local pressed as neo fascist and in the far right national alliance brings together a coalition of conservatives ethno nationalists and economic liberals with fourteen seats in the legislature it's the country's fourth largest political party now at the same time some of the countries which do have notable far right parties there is a fairly even split between those that have seen an increase in support and those which
haven't and as you can see right here support for right wing movements has gone down now in some ways the growth of right wing parties has been cyclical in europe some tend to gain power during economic downturns and favor and periods of growth but with economic stagnation continuing on the continent it remains to be seen what will happen to these political groups who see r t moscow and. senior research fellow the institute for social research and he thinks the conservative party's invitation to the right wing group to form a coalition government the end of the day could be a bit risky. it is a gamble and the problem party is has never been in government before if you have radical policies in terms of economic policy in terms of immigration policy so it's going to be difficult to gauge conservative party what they're going to negotiate about the governing platform after the election but we have seen
a shift toward the right. in several of the last election is in norway and seem to be doing so in large numbers this year. now you can check out some the other stories you won't see on your t.v. screens by going to his web site. strikes back at a prying eyes and ears of the n.s.a. and now victims of their own tactics helicopter has been on a spying mission over the u.s. consulate in germany you tell us all that online right now. so getting rid of unwanted children never been easier for some families at r.t. dot com we told you all about the disturbing scheme of online every home being that it's already torn apart the lives of scores of adoptees. right. and i think you're.
going to. be in the. or i'll get to be on sea world update in just a moment though for now in the program while undergoing tough economic challenges the british government has made attempts to cut costs by cutting jobs it has been revealed though it's manager spend an obscene amount of money on doing it millions of pounds were paid to independent consultants to oversee the entire process and details now without scenes. we call it sterile but it's increasingly looking like ordinary people are the only ones tightening their belts and that's certainly not watching the pennies at the halls of government here in whitehall so a department like the ministry of defense have done in the mining and in taking it
off them nearly three hundred million pounds in redundancy payments but as covenant . by the fact that for every level to be fulfilled by the bill and the staggering eight hundred million. base if in the cabinet self-restraint in two thousand and. seven the main department ten. million pound notes to help with special projects in areas like the railways and a further three hundred twenty eight million. payroll stuff like short term manages allowing for some overlap in the figure is that eight hundred million his conservative estimate to see whether this is really the colossal waste of money it sounds i want to talk to the top his the life. i on our taxes big but it's a huge waste of money this particular time when one is looking to foreign savings
we can't continue on with our culture of prophecy and forgetting who is actually picking up the bill this time spies who pick up the bill taxpayers who may be having to balance their own budgets and look at what they can afford the revelations led to claims that people should be met they were played by huge the expensive consultant summoning with a thousand pounds a day it will say some speculation that these so-called consultants are actually almost at will so hard to do that the until at last the inflated rates ironically last year the cabinet office minister accused the previous government of an over reliance on expensive consultants and pledged to reduce. it's. said this level of spending. to india we go to open up the date is where it's expected to deliver its verdict on four men charged with the gang raping of a student last december which resulted in her death the twenty three year old woman
was brutally assaulted on a bus and dumped on the side of the road she died in hospital two weeks later the tragedy sparked mass nationwide protests on a debate on the treatment of women in india. and. abbas has fallen two hundred metres into a ravine killing at least forty three people in the western part of the country a vehicle plunged from a canyon after reportedly losing control on a difficult part of the road emergency teams have managed to recover forty six survivors from the wreckage. and tens of thousands of people have walked out on the streets in the capital of mexico protesting against the privatization of the state run oil company activist the city center where leaders of the mexican left speeches opposing the move last month the government announced its plan to end the country's seventy five year state monopoly on oil and open the market to private investors. now it is one hundred fifty days before the olympic flame is lit in sochi for the
first ever winter lympics to take place here in russia with excitement growing in the countdown will be celebrated in various cities across the country meanwhile with that clock ticking are growing volunteers are doing everything they can to make sure the venues are ready before the curtain rises in february so all the athletes and visitors from around the world should have the time of their life in the black sea resort. now a u.s. federal court has imposed our gagging order on an jailed journalist barrett brown he's facing more than one hundred years in prison for his work related to exposing online surveillance and the case has already been dubbed as the latest in the persecution of investigative journalists and blowing by the obama administration. takes a closer look in breaking the set at six thirty g.m.t. . that's a good journalist fair brown has been in prison for nearly
a year for shedding light on the dark underbelly of the private intelligence world and now he can't even talk about it federal court order just imposed a gag order on brown is the fence team that prevents them from discussing the details of the case with anyone from the media brown faces that one hundred five years behind bars for a number of charges including posting a link to information already available on the internet and threatening a federal agent and a you tube video well guess who was the only testifying witness at the gag order hearing that none other than robert smith the same f.b.i. agent who raided brown's home last year and brown this charged with threatening to have to flee a guy with an unbiased opinion on the legality of a gag order now according to the court's decision a gag order is meant to protect brown's right to a fair trial because there's just so much media coverage about the case you know between c.n.n. is miley cyrus twerking updates and amazon receives pounding at the syrian war drums government has been all over their brown look at the obvious why they don't want this case to generate attention but i better stop talking before they impose
a gag order on me so let's go break the set. i thank you for joining us here at all to this morning are over sushi a very short break then we head to the u.s. state of virginia where ten g. is either could be on its way to join atlantis live from moscow it's. good to see good leverage or to me it was easy to build on the most sophisticated robot which will include it. doesn't give a darn about anything tunes mission to teach music creation why it should care
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