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freedom of speech. now the freedom to watch. syria formally agrees to russia's proposal to hand over its chemical weapons to the one potentially pushing washington plank from its threats to launch military strikes. so also suggests to me that rebels in syria are planning to launch a chemical attack on israel designed to look like it was carried out by assad's government. and in no way gratian party is said to join the new coalition government to get off a former member anders breivik killed dozens and of course aid against multiculturalism if europe's a shift to the right. international
news and calling live from moscow this is us he was me. and welcome to. syria has formally agreed to hand over its chemical weapons stockpiles to the yuan this development has spurred the american president in a tough spot as he prepares to address the nation barack obama's military plans have been stalled at the white house still wants to keep the pressure on assad that means he is unlikely to be able to deliver the same call to arms isis predecessors my fellow citizens my fellow americans i want to talk to you today about brutal massacre of iraqi. armed forces against writing selected targets of military importance to diffuse a powder keg at the heart of europe to help bring peace to get the food through my god bless your country. and all who defend. so it was an
offhand remark by u.s. secretary of state john kerry has now turned into an option to resolve the syrian chemical weapons situation without an american attack russia jumped on the proposal first and was able to get damascus onboard with the international community also beginning to get behind the idea france wants a resolution and it's a big one would be organizations chief backing that idea the u.s. senate will now take a little more time before it was on whether to go to war again editor can has more now. 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 have to support 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. to the american people in his tuesday night address. so even though the u.s. has a box of its 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 for the threat of a u.s. strike but america's president is struggling to avoid the mistakes of his predecessor who attacked iraq without u.n. approval under a false pretext that according to one of the architects of russia's foreign policy
alexei pushkov. 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 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 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 legitimize ation for his
actions. over the past few days i've been showing you public opinion polls from the u.s. which indicate that more than half of those who take part in them do not support a military strike in syria and that sentiment is reflected in obama's sliding approval ratings too and right now forty four percent of americans are happy with the job their leader is doing right now and i have found this means that his current ratings much the lows hit two years ago that's almost every cell from how things were back in june and you can see more people approve about his efforts by sand and on top of that his foreign policy rating has never been was it had forty percent and has experienced a steady slide so is the start of the year and journalist and broadcaster neil clark says obama's stop trying to cater to a small group of politicians who won't wall but also to others who don't. the u.s.
position on syria is very incoherent isn't it because we're having different things said it 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 the washington elite who are really worried about the consequence 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 that 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 more war and
the elites in washington thought 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 also spoke to a former u.s. diplomat who's held a variety of roles throughout his career thomas pickering served as an ambassador to the united stations russia 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 barack 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 . for you right now we're reporting that many experts have expressed doubt over the very raw city of images and video is said to show victims of the alleged chemical attack and see where the full story is waiting for you. happening and i'm going around syria and with all the updates on our website scroll through our syria timeline for everything you need to not. only. with america blaming the syrian regime for kind of katanga the you asked national security adviser susan rice expressed concern that israel could also be attrited the use of chemical weapons also directly threatens our closest ally in the region israel where people once again have readied gas masks. she's
also chemicals could easily you fall into the hands of terrorists also he 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 and our correspondent paula sneer has more now from tel aviv for. i've spoken to both the israeli foreign ministry as well as the army spokespersons universe 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 said kol 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 fall 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 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 with and delivery supplies to to be militants into the hizbullah organizing. of course it's all would rather put aside
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 your attention to the information we're receiving from a belgian research was recently released on heading 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 when they took the gas today. dominica and i have a moral duty to say that it's not the basher 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. of course will 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. israel's government strongly supports the possibility of a u.s. led military strike against denmark because however on me or in a senior correspondent and colin is israel's haaretz newspaper believes it would be in his nation's interests to keep president assad in place. 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. not very happily but it would preferred the assad regime. no way joins you are absolutely to the right the country's governing coalition is set to include an on to ration policy push extrude missed mass much our congress break was once a member all got more on that story after the break. new
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three. three. video for your media. free media r t dot com. hello again this is. back a populist and gratian party who once boasted must mudra as brave as a member looks set to play a key role in norway's new parliament the right to weighing progress policy are likely to be invited to form an alliance with the conservatives listen often if 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 to muslim views that underpinned his act of terror the n.t.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 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 zena 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 we've gone 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 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. donna who's in a marine le pen the head of france's national front party explained what had believes policies like a stand for. we're shifting to a new system where it's not a question of right and left anymore but actually we're not entirely immigration we want to do more seriously with massive immigration and we're not entirely we want to do against. radicalization in ninety's. the eyes of the people by explaining more and probably in a better way what we were actually fighting for our days the polls indicate that we would be leading in the elections the next european parliament elections before the u.p.a. elections we will have local elections as will we will probably make your a good. numbers and should yours and let's not check some other news stories in
brief this hour this is reported footage from a protest in turkey one man has died after can along with forty others was part of a sit in protest over the deaths of activists during drian riots witnesses say he died from a head injury caused by a weapon while police report he fell from a building turkey is brutal crackdown on anti-government protests left four dead during the summer. in a nearly fifty were killed in a fatal collision just outside the capital two buses hate each other and bursts into flames the accident is being blamed on the best style which forced one of the vehicles into oncoming traffic according to unicef twenty eight thousand to rainy and die every year in road traffic accidents. india for man has been convicted for the fatal gang rape of a med student back in december in our face the death penalty after brutally assaulting a twenty three year old woman on
a bus who later died of injuries crowds outside a call demanded the high end a few months ago tough new measures were introduced up of the crime sparked mass. out of control wildfires are threatening homes near australia's biggest city sydney hundreds of residents have been evacuated in the midst of fifty nine fires all raging in close proximity there have already injured several firefighters so far five hundred rescuers have been mobilized as high temperatures and strong winds the flames. a u.s. federal court has imposed a gag order on jailed journalist bart barrett brown is facing more than one hundred years in prison over his work related to exposing online surveillance is being seen as the latest example in a campaign targeting investigative journalism and whistle blowing by the obama administration takes a closer look at breaking the said coming up in just
a few minutes. that's a good journalist barrett 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 has been 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 to flee 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. is miley cyrus twerking updates and amazon receives pounding in 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. online r.t. dot com for you would go a whole host of stories lined up for your viewing pleasure and this one had a lot of us clicking on that for you prying eyes and ears of the n.s.a. are now victims of their own tactics germany sent a helicopter on a spying mission over the us consulate in bodies housed on that online for you. and not such a born a b t b u r a greek culture departments that means inspection program allows contaminated meat and trying so faeces to slip into the food chain the full story is on our website. right the sea.
first trip. and i think the trip. on our reporters would. be a. little on. the saucer countdown is now on it's just one hundred fifty days before the olympic flame is lit for the first ever winter olympics held here in russia as excitement grows the milestone will be celebrated in many cities across the country so are with the clock ticking a growing on me or volunteers are doing their best to the final touches to the bad news before the curtain raises in february so sure twenty fourteen was the biggest prize time in libya history on 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 band. and as promised before as old as well as chemical weapon hypocrisy on breaking they said stay with us. fans of the shock to 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 his sheep at the stadium as someone who lives 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 aren't responsible for the actions of individuals but that's just my opinion.
what's up guys i'm abby martin welcome to breaking the sad so investigative journalist bear 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 as defense 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 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. is miley cyrus twerking updates and amazon receives pounding in 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. the. it was a. very hard to take a. look. at how to act with the terror threat there.