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the world headlines here on. a very warm welcome to you today the u.s. war machine will continue to loom over syria but washington would overwhelmingly prefer not to pull the trigger that's according to barack obama who is now backing russia's proposal for damascus to hand over its chemical weapons leaving the balls syria's court and that's while the u.s. congress and the american public remain largely opposed to starting yet 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 russian 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 prospects 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 united states for the international community the russians and the syrians to work with us to see is there a way to resolve this the obama administration's rhetoric has been confusing and has raised lots of questions that is as it was building the case for strikes the u.s. wanted the support of the you when but 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 asked what kind of an argument is that why are they even your allies if you admit that they're willing to fund terrorists we're almost used to this one day president obama says he has made his final decision on strikes the next day he says he has not made his final decision at a time when he has confused virtually everybody in the international 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. american people in his tuesday night address and in the meantime a barack obama is rather hard pressed to avoid repeating the mistakes of his predecessor who of course attacked iraq without un approval and under what turned out to be a false pretext and that's according to one of the architects of russian foreign policy alexei pushkov. there is if not panic definitely tension in washington concerning this decision which 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 our allies and global public opinion as well as that inside the us obama has found himself in a very difficult situation he is desperately trying to not become a copycat of his predecessor 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. the majority of u.s. lawmakers are now leaning towards rejecting obama's plans for
a strike against syria while opposition to war is also mounting among the american public in fact are the latest figures from the usa today newspaper showing now that more than sixty percent of those polled on monday do not want their country getting directly involved in syria that's up from a reuters poll last week where fifty six percent were against intervention but antiwar campaigner brian becker says at the end of the day the white house may still sideline capitol hill and the people in order just to push its own agenda on syria. 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 unnecessary a 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 to stop chemical weapons in the future not to 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 us itself has had 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. you know while many world powers are tied up in rhetoric a number of sources have told you that rebel forces are planning to launch a provocation attack using chemical weapons against israel pulls this report. i've spoken to both the israeli foreign ministry as well 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 have originate in a sad hole 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 and the important point to make is that there has been a report that has just been released by the leading israeli counted terrorist think
tank and this report does talk about the possibility of unconventional weapons forming into the hands of terrorist groups inside syria israelis are concerned that chemical stockpiles will for you into quote the wrong hands and for israelis this really is the hands of hezbollah and although israeli officials are not in the posture on the record at missing this it's widely understood that israel has carried out at least four strikes inside syria at weapon delivery supplies to the militants and to the hizbullah 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 i want to also bring you attention to the information we're receiving from a belgian researcher who was recently released on 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 made to be gassed by that saturn a gas agent now this belgian national 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 but of course we'll stay on top of the situation waiting to see if there's any kind of news radio official reaction to these reports of a potential strike against this country. and with america really putting the blame for any use of weapons of mass destruction on the syrian regime and the u.s. national security adviser susan rice is also warned of a direct chemical threat to israel by terrorizing civilians creating even greater refugee flows and raising the risk that deadly chemicals
would spill across borders into neighboring turkey jordan lebanon and iraq and obviously the use of chemical weapons also directly threatens our closest ally in the region israel where people once again have readied gas masks. every time chemical weapons are moved unloaded and used on the battlefield it raises the likelihood that these weapons will fall into the hands of terrorists active in syria including assad's ally hezbollah and al qaeda affiliates and defense a consultant told my colleague kevin over in the reports of israel potentially being targeted by syrian rebels or they come as no surprise. 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 to achieve their objectives in syria they would have gone on to israel anyway. they couldn't 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. no way you're set for a change at the helm it's all for a general election so the country's current government lose to a coalition of parties formed by the conservatives and their right wing allies a conservative leader. in the premier seat has hailed the triumph of the right as historic and as often as losing caffein of explains the polls result echoes a steady trend across europe. 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 time muslim views that underpinned his act of terror the n.c.a. migration progress party saw support 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 campaign 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 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 countries in. 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 programme of the one nine hundred ninety s. moving on 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 moving 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 fav during 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 are still to come here on the program spending more spend less of the government's under fire after the spencers departments cost cutting practices were revealed details of the story as well they are just around the corner. interview. to.
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with a culture of prophecy and forgetting who is actually picking up the bill. the bill taxpayers who may be having to balance their own budgets and look at what they can afford and data from the cabinet office shows in the year two thousand and twelve to two thousand and thirteen the seventeen main departments spend five hundred and six million pounds on consultants to help with special projects such as i.t. accountancy and finance another three hundred twenty eight million pounds went toward staff considered as off the payroll like short managers and all of those contractors were hired to cover for civil servants that would laid off two hundred eighty seven million pounds. why we can always check out some other stories on our website for example the. strike. for. the n.s.a. victims of their own tactics that helicopter is being honest spying mission the
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a bus and dumped on the side of the road and she died in hospital two weeks later the tragedy sparked the mass nationwide protests on a debate on the treatment of women in. mexico where tens of thousands of. streets in the capital protesting against the property of a state run oil company. the city center where leaders of the mexican left delivered 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. and police in istanbul have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters they've been rallying in support of a two year old boy who remains in a coma. during a demonstration in gives you part activists responded by throwing rocks and molotov cocktails at the police at the gezi protests against the open development plan for
the square. may grew nationwide the initial sit in was dispersed heavily by police. a bus has fallen two hundred meters into a ravine killing at least forty three people in western quarter model of the vehicle from a kenyan offer reportedly losing control when a difficult part of the road emergency teams have managed to recover forty six survivors from the wreckage. now a u.s. federal court has imposed a gagging order on jailed journalist barrett brown he's facing more than one hundred years in prison over his work related to exposing online surveillance of the cases are already being dubbed as the latest in the prosecution of investigative journalism and whistle blowing by the obama administration. takes a closer look in breaking the sept. eleventh thirty. that's a journalist there 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 up to 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 in 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 is charged with threatening yep definitely 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. as miley cyrus twerking updates and amazon receives pounding at the syrian war drums government has been all over 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. all right it is not one hundred fifty days before the olympic flame was lifted sochi for the first ever winter olympics to take place right here in russia with excitement certainly growing the milestone of the countdown will be celebrated in various cities across the country meanwhile that clock with it ticking growing volunteers are doing everything they can to make sure the venues are ready before the code raises in february twenty fourteen is poised to have the biggest price hike in the olympic history in the black sea resort is actually the woman's to venue to host the winter games with temperatures in the city expected to be around ten degrees celsius at the time of the event. but i thank you very much. joining us here on r.t. today after the break we continue our story in the u.s.
state of virginia where tangiers island could be on its way to join atlantis. fans of the shocked your football club and kind of conduct kazakhstan believe that a certain special ritual help them achieve victory against the world famous scottish team celtic this ritual was sacrificing a sheep at the stadium and someone who lived in kazakhstan for two years i know there's a real meat eating country with deeply rooted traditions in livestock racing so this news is unusual but maybe it's not completely bizarre for the culture of course defenders of animal rights who don't seem to realize that the sheep would be turned into people of the next few days anyways demanded that you a full officials punish the shock to
a club for the actions of individual fans this is the same logic as if someone wearing a sexy tim kirby t. shirt went around robbing liquor stores i am not responsible for the actions of people like this program and it's not like i'd ever advocate robbing liquor stores and i doubt the shocked your management secretly arranged for fans to slaughter the sheep at the stadium when the slaughter of animals is acceptable to you or not well that's one thing but we don't need to regulate the morality of individuals in other countries via soccer especially if that regulation means punishing the football clubs who are responsible for the actions of individuals but that's just my opinion . dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refuse to nokes. faces change in the world lights no.
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