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that he would prefer a peaceful solution to the syrian chemical weapons by now supporting. sources that rebel fighters in syria planning a chemical attack against israel from government controlled territory. norway. that he was a member of as part of a right wing coalition into government. look at how europe's increasingly turning away from.
world wide use live from moscow this is r t with me. pleasure to have you with us today the u.s. war machine will continue over syria but washington would overwhelmingly prefer not to pull the trigger that's according to barack obama who's now back to russia's proposal for damascus to hand over its chemical weapons leaving the ball firmly in 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 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 prospects of the vote he said this i don't anticipate that 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 who 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 now barack obama is certainly hard pressed to avoid repeating the mistakes of his predecessor who attacked iraq without u.n. approval and i know what turned out to be a false pretext and that's according to one of the architects of russian foreign policy mr 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 so 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 and are 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 for example the latest figures here from the usa today newspaper the latest poll showing that are now more than sixty percent of those in the survey do not want their country to get directly involved in a conflict with syria in fact that's up from a reuters poll just last week where fifty six percent were against intervention but antiwar campaigner brian becker he says the white house may still 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 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 the united states wants to carry out this weapon strike not for a 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 u.s. 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 world powers are tied up in rhetoric a number of sources have told me that rebel forces are planning to launch a proper cation attack using chemical weapons against israel has the story from tel aviv 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 to 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. is that as i say this attack would have originated 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 for me 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 israelis are concerned that chemical stockpiles will for you into quote the wrong hands and ways ladies this way is the hands of hezbollah and although israeli officials have not in the past gone on record admitting this it's widely understood that israel has carried out at least four strikes inside syria at with and delivery supplies two to be his for the militants into the hezbollah 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 back 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 the head and 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 new toys and gas attack that took place on a village near damascus in which more than a thousand civilians were allegedly gassed. dominica and i have a moral duty to say that it's not the basher al assad government that you sorry nor any of the gas in the damascus suburb guta. conversation we're the hood even though it cost me to say so because i've supported the free syrian army passionately and it's fair fight for democracy did. now miss fulton 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 and of course we'll stay on top of the situation waiting to see if there's any kind of his radio official reaction to these reports of a potential strike against this country and with america family putting the blame for
any use of weapons of mass destruction on the syrian regime or 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 a defense consultant told my colleague kevin owen that the reports of israel possibly being targeted by syrian rebels well they 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 to achieve their objectives in syria they would have gone on to israel anyway they kidnapped somebody un observers in the golan heights earlier this year but israel underestimated the threat the thinks of. oh yeah oh yeah because israel thought so that once assad leaves there's 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 thanks for joining us here on r.t. today norway is set for a change at the helm it's after
a general election saw the country's current government lose to a coalition of parties formed by the conservatives and their right wing allies a conservative leader who is i in the premier seat has hailed the triumph of the right as historic and it's obvious lucy caffein of now explains are the poles result of echoes a steady trend that is surging 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 views that underpinned his act of terror into
a immigration 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 appeared 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 it it's 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. moving on to austria the freedom party of austria has focused on anti immigration anti islam and euro skeptic issues as 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 to globe globalism 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. are moscow are still to come here on the program spending more on spending that you've got on the fire this off to be expensive it's departments cost cutting practices have been revealed the details of that story and the rest of the world's top headlines for this hour just around.
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joining us here on our. moscow. tough economic challenges the british government has made it tends to cut costs by cutting jobs in the meantime it spent huge amounts of money trying to do so hundreds of millions of pounds were paid to independent consultants to oversee the process. it's a huge waste of money that particular time when why all is looking to point savings we can't continue on going of a culture of prophecy and forgetting who is actually picking up the bill because taxpayers who pay the bill taxpayers who may be having to balance their own budgets and look at what they can afford so data from the cabinet office shows that in the year two thousand and twelve to twenty thirteen to seventeen main departments spent five hundred six million pounds on consultants to help with the special projects such as i.t. accountancy and finance another three hundred twenty eight million pounds went
towards star considered as off the payroll like short time managers and all of those contractors who were hired to cover for civil servants that were laid off while two hundred eighty seven million went on redundancy payments. i wanted to check out some other stories that you won't see on your t.v. screen what you will see on our website r.t. dot com for example. strikes back the prying eyes and ears of the n.s.a. and victims of their own tactics a helicopter has been on a spying mission right over the u.s. consulate in germany those details online for you this hour. plus the foster parents adopting the wrong attitude to children in need. we tell you all about the disturbing scheme of online re homing it's already torn apart the lives of many adoptees in america. right to see. first rate. and i think that your.
orders. are nearly time for the kaiser report for now though it. to go where of course was found for man guilty of the gang rape of a student last december 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 a mass nationwide protest in a debate on the treatment of women in. tens of thousands of people who have walked out onto the streets in the capital of mexico protesting against the prophesies ation of the state run oil company. block the city center where leaders of the
mexican left delivered speeches opposing the move and 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. recently fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters have been rallying in support of a fourteen year old who remains in a coma after being injured in june during a demonstration gezi park activists responded by throwing rocks and molotov cocktails at the police and the gezi protests against the urban development plan for the square began in late may and grew nationwide after the initial sit in was just first by police. and two passenger buses have collided on a road south of iran's capital leaving at least forty four people dead in the tragedy in tehran was blamed on a tire blow out which caused one of the buses to veer into the opposite lane and smashed head on into the other bus both vehicles burst into flames following an
hour more than twenty thousand people lose their lives in road accidents every year across iran. now a u.s. federal court has imposed a gagging order on jail brown he's facing more than one hundred years in prison over his work related to exposing online surveillance of the case is already being dubbed as the latest in the post sick you should know that investigative journalism and whistle blowing by the obama administration. takes a closer look at breaking the set that will be eleven thirty pm. that's a good journalist very 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 and a you tube video well guess who was the only testifying witness i think gag order hearing that none other than robert smith the same f.b.i. agent who raided brown's home last year and that brown is charged with threatening 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. is miley cyrus twerking updates and amazon me she's pounding at the syrian war drums government has been all over their brown look it's 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. thanks for joining us here on r t today it is one hundred and fifty days before the olympic flame is lit in sochi for the first of a winter olympics to take place here in russia with
a stipend so it can be growing the ball stone in the cowbell be celebrated in various cities across the country meanwhile though the club is to. as a growing volunteers are doing everything they can to make sure the venues are ready before the curtain rises in february a sultry twenty fourteen is poised to have the biggest price tag in and then pick history at the black sea resort though is the woman venue ever to host the winter games temperatures in the city expected to be about ten degrees celsius at the time of the event. so i do let me step aside if. he's in new york now to expose the latest stock of blunders by those with the bulging wallets because a report in just a second. fans
of the shocked your football club and kind of gonda 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 as 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 where 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 club. those who are responsible for the actions of individuals but that's just my opinion. mission free cretaceous and free in-store charges free. range humans free. free. free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects free media and on to our t.v. dot com. biomass
dancer this is the guy's report in new york city some say the greatest city in the world it is can't keep the city down it can flood it like we saw on earth came sammy you can hijack a couple of airplanes and knock down the twin towers but it comes back keep on inventing the future new york why you got a problem that stacy well max kaiser is the kaiser reports nine eleven special and the first headline therefore is from the l.a. times this is from the opinion page americans are hostages of the terrorists know wall street this isn't even horsy of the l a times piece use your phrase terrorist because these guys back here on wall street me ask when are america's leaders going to step up and protect us from the us threatening terrorist hedge fund managers of course has it a little bit wrong i think that the hedge fund managers are necessarily the most dangerous and perhaps just simple bankers and brokers as we see behind us look there's a symbiotic relationship between wall street or finance and terrorism and that's
been clear for decades it was we saw at a level most two things come together where wall street or the city of london and a terrorist or together to create an event that made them an extraordinary amount of money and that is only accelerated going forward with the help of people like that bernanke who keep interest rates artificially low levels to make sure that financial terrorism continues without any checks or balances or any prosecution whatsoever i'm glad to see the l.a. times finally understanding who the genuine threats are to the american economy their bankers their financial terrorists i wish they would step forward and propose some solutions like raise interest rates to a level that snuffed out financial terrorism the thing is the l a times asked you know since nine eleven twelve years ago america has galvanized behind you know is this war on terror and i've spent trillions and trillions of dollars defending the nation against further attacks will they ask then why not what's the bigger threat .