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syria formally agrees to russia's proposal to hand over its chemical weapons to the yuan potentially pushing washington back from its threats to launch military strikes. and while sources suggest to all see that rebels in syria are planning to launch a chemical attack on israel designed to look like it was carried out by as sounds government. and in no way then and he would gration to join the new coalition government two years after four member does break dozens in a crusade against multiculturalism we'll look at europe's shift to the right.
news from russia and around the world this is with me. and welcome to. syria has formally agreed two hundred its chemical weapons stockpiles to the yuan it could force u.s. president obama further away from his plans to launch military strikes the idea was put forward by russia after an offhand remark by the u.s. secretary of state other nations are getting behind that idea too with solace wanting a resolution on aids at the u. on his game next chicken has more. 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 so even though. it's a red line on chemical weapons obama insists it's still important to keep pressure on syria the white house argues that any proposals being looked at right now wouldn't even have made it to the table if it wasn't to the threat of a u.s. strike but america's president is struggling to avoid the mistakes of his
predecessor who attacks iraq without u.n. approval on their false pretext that's according to one of the architects of russia's foreign policy and it's a push call. 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 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 are pursued 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 was deeply troubled by that
because he campaigned that he would be a president of peace that's why he's desperate to get any legitimize ation for his actions. and over the past few days of been showing the public opinion polls from the us which indicate that more than half of both part of them do not support a military strike in syria and that sentiment is reflected in obama's sliding approval rating state and right now forty four percent of americans are happy with the job their leader is doing well nearly half on and this means that his current ratings match lows hey two years ago that's almost every vassal from how things were back in cheering and you can see more people approved about his efforts by the un and on top of that his foreign policy rating has never been worse it's at forty percent and has experienced as steady as slide since the start of the year journalist and broadcaster neil clark says obama's trying to cater to a small group of politicians who want war but also to others who don't. u.s.
position is very incoherent isn't it because we're having different things said different times of the day yesterday we had john kerry saying that if syria gave up its chemical weapons that could stop the war then they would do that and then there was a sort of backtracking saying it was a rhetorical argument now we're hearing from president obama that it would make a difference and that plans could be put on the whole of course the washington elite is very divided that's why there is this incoherence because you've got on one hand the more cautious elements in washington of the two are really worried about the consequences of attacking syria and on the other hand you've got these fanatical crazed neo con hawks who are desperate at all costs whatever the cost even of risking world war three to provoke war with syria so a bomber you know one one minute he's sort of siding with the hawks the other minute he's siding with a more cautious voices and i think the incoherence stems from the fact that the elites are divided in washington as to what to do next really it's been a slow global awakening as to the neocon agenda people have woken up after war
after war after war people across the world are finally saying no no boer war and the elites in washington got this problem they would love to bring about regime change in damascus they really want that the only thing that could have been that about is war but the public are seventy eighty percent against war so they've got this big problem now the elites across the western world really and we've also spoke to a former u.s. diplomat who's held a variety of roles his career thomas pickering served as an ambassador to the united nations russia and israel among other countries and he told us that his proposal to rid syria of chemical arms is a great opportunity for obama. the president faces the quandary that contributing to ongoing fighting is in itself not an answer to the long term problem of syria that's why i believe it's very important to look at the present situation as challenging as it is and as difficult as it is there's perhaps another opportunity
or at least an opening to see whether you can push toward the political settlement that i think both russia and the united states have given lip service to. and online right now we're reporting that many experts have expressed doubt over the roster tailed images and a video to show victims of the alleged chemical attack in syria the whole story is waiting for you on r.t. dot com. and there's plenty more happening and around syria and we've got all the updates on our web site scroll through our syria timeline for everything you need to know it's on our c dot com. with america blaming the syrian regime for chemical or tugs the last national security adviser susan rice expressed concern that israel could also bad traits the use of chemical weapons also directly threatens our closest ally in the region israel where people once again have readied gas masks. so she's also warned chemicals could
easily fall into the hands of terrorists i'll see has received information from a number of sources that rebels active in syria are planning to launch a chemical attack on israel it would be used as a provocation against the syrian government our correspondent policia has more now 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 a 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 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 and 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 the need for israelis this really is the hands of hezbollah and although israeli officials have not in the pos kahnawake called at this it's widely understood that israel has carried out at least four strikes inside syria at with and delivery supplies to be
militants into the hizbullah organization of course israel would rather prefer assad 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 who 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 after having being held. to buy syrian rebels inside that country and he was held by them for five months and he has saved that he denies that the syrian president was responsible for this notorious a gas attack that took place on a village near damascus in which more than a thousand civilians when they took in gas today dominica and i have a moral duty to say that it's not the bush al assad government that you sorry nor any other gas in the damascus suburb of ghouta we're certain of that softer conversation we overheard even though it cost me to say so because i've supported the free syrian army passionately and it's fair fight for democracy now this folder
national says it 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 his radio official reaction to these reports of a potential whipple strike against this country. the more we're now joined live by on the orange senior correspondent and columnist of for haaretz newspaper mr or and welcome to all to you so you've just heard we're getting reports that the rebels in syria may be planning a chemical attack in israel from your point of view how big a threat is that. there are many contradictory beats of information psychological war for propaganda what have you nevertheless the weight of the evidence still points in the direction of the assad regime's use of chemical
weapons not that the rebels or the al qaeda groups associated with them. would not consider attacking israel but not right now they have a two stage plan they want to take over syria first and then they will probably mount some attacks on israel but right now it would be contrary to their interest to get the really defense forces involved and unleash whatever weapons israel has against them for the time being they are satisfied with fighting assad perhaps with getting the united states to help them out in directly but they would be better off not. getting the worst part of israel's anger. out cowman the syrian conflict it would be in israel's best interest.
this is a point in contention in israel between the devil we know the assad family which has ruled syria for the last forty three years bashar assad's father has for thirty years and now for the last thirteen years but shar and the devil we don't know but if one had to choose. seems that israel would prefer the assad regime even though we can do on perhaps without such ties with iran and hezbollah to stay in place because the assad regime has a governmental result and better if it wants to remain in power and it has to take care of a state the other groups don't have to be concerned with such matters and this is the same system that we saw in lebanon where hezbollah
became a bit more establishment tarion and in gaza with hamas once it took over started to behave like a government and became more restrained so for israel if one had to put it on the scales it would prefer not very happily but it would prefer. that why why does a zero support of america's intention to strike syria then. israel . does not support the widening of the conflict. in syria it is true that the. government or perhaps prime minister netanyahu himself and perhaps some of his proxies on capitol hill do sound see if they are willing to do speeding on that this may be tactical for israel the best outcome
is the very formula which is being bandied about right now and which in fact was published in the israeli press more than a week ago as a way out of the conflict to international supervision and perhaps also a commission of inquiry to find out who in the chain of command under us was responsible for the august twenty first attack for israel any attack on syria which could cause a chain of events impacting on israel is not in israel's best interests and if this. current configuration current crisis and in a more peaceful manner so much the better now right sami or in senior correspondent and columnist for. newspaper mr and thank you very much indeed we appreciate it. now norway joins europe slashed to the right the country's governing coalition is
your language. programs in documentaries in arabic it's all here on. earth or to the world talks of the ip interview intriguing story to tell you if you. are a bit to find out more visit our big. dog called. and again this is a welcome bond. a populist and team gratian paseo once bars to draw on this break as a member mic set to play a key role in norway's new parliament the right way in progress policy are lucky to be invited to form an alliance with the conservatives this account and explains now why norway is joining 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 end to the 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 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 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 you know 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 is 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 to globe 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 while 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 for. together a coalition of conservatives ethno nationalist and economic liberals with fourteen seats in the legislature is 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 now 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 seek out r t moscow. and some other news in brief this hour this is reported footage from a protest in turkey where one man has died. along with forty others was part of a sit in protest over the deaths of his during june riots witnesses say he died from a head injury caused by a weapon while police report he fell from a building turkey's brutal crackdown on anti-government protests left four dead during the summer. in a row the fifty were killed in a fatal collision just outside the capital two buses hit each other and burst into flames the accident has been blamed on a burst tire which forced one of the vehicles into oncoming traffic according to unicef over twenty eight thousand iranians die every year in traffic accidents.
any old man have been convicted for the fatal gang rape of a med student back in december they now face the death penalty after brutally assaulting a twenty three year old woman on a bus who later died on her injuries crowds outside the court demanded they be hanged a few months ago tough new measures were introduced of the crime sparked my son west. out of control wildfires are thrashing homes near australia's biggest city sydney hundreds of residents have been via created in the midst of fifty nine fires all raging in close proximity they have already introduced several firefighters so far five hundred rescues have been lobbing lies as high temperatures and strong winds start the flames. a u.s. federal court has imposed a guiding journalists to bide brown he's facing multiple hundred years in prison over his what related to exposing only surveillance is being seen as the latest
example and it comes pain targeting investigative journalism and whistle blowing by the obama administration have been militant takes a closer look and breaking this sent that fifteen hundred g.m.t. here are not. the sort of journalist barrett brown has been in prison for nearly 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 of the gag order hearing none other than robert smith the same f.b.i. agent who raided brown's home last year and brown was charged with threatening definitely a guy with an unbiased opinion on the legality of a gag order now according to the court's decision the 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 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. on line at l.t. dot com we've got a whole host of stories lined up for you and show you a viewing pleasure as well so this one has a little bureaus clicking on it the prying eyes and ears of the n.s.a. and victims of that time takes germany's. a helicopter on a spying mission over the us consulate in berlin more details for you on why. such a border pitied the u.s. agriculture department needs inspection program allows contaminated the meat and
chunks of pieces to slip into the very trying the full story is on our website. right to see. her story. and i think the true. on our reporters. is still she countdown is now on it's just one hundred fifty days before the olympic flame is late for the first ever went to olympics here in russia with excitement growing the milestone will be celebrated in many cities across the country so with the clock ticking and growing on the hour volunteers are doing
their best to add the final forces to the band news before the curtain raises in february twenty fourth has the biggest prize stand and deliberate history as well and the black sea resort is the warmest venue ever to host the winter games with temperatures in the city expected to be around ten degrees celsius at the time of the event. right after the break we continue now a story in the u.s. state of the genia web turner is an island could be on its way to china. fans of the shock to your football club and kind of going to 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 lives in kazakhstan for two years i know there's a real meat eating country with deeply rooted traditions and 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 of other countries via soccer especially if that regulation means punishing the football clubs who aren't responsible for the actions of individuals but that's just my opinion.
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