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the president's speech. russia is not seeking to dominate. defending itself to protect its values. the european parliament resolution. agreements a huge missed opportunity. to persuade. people to break the law. if we talk to the demonstrators who are being overlooked by the western media. also the saudi arabia reportedly tag team over common interests in the middle east for. syria and iran stories.
international the russian president has championed traditional state of the nation address and stressed the country can defend itself if need be. on a wide range of topics in his speech from the economy to international politics. the top man of the kremlin had to say. it's traditionally become the place to be to find out the president's vision of the president and his plans for the future every year russia's top politicians businessmen economists and elite gather at the kremlin to listen to his addle address first had just returned from there as well and here are some of the key points why the world had to make russia isn't looking
and dominating the rule but that doesn't mean it has to stop protecting its sovereignty and traditional values. because we know that there are even more people around the globe who support our position in terms of ensuring traditional values these are the values of traditional family and the value of human life including religious life that is not only material life but also spiritual of course this is a conservative position but the point of conservatism is not that it hinders the movement forward and upward but that it precludes the movement backwards and downwards back towards chaos and a barbaric state. diplomacy was another point in the president's speech or specifically recent breakthroughs with syrian chemical weapons and the rein in nuclear programming many animals to greet these are examples that diplomacy still works by the time when russia. suggested. the process of chemical disarmament stars and syria. very few countries in the world were keen to
support the so-called obama option which would have been yet another bombing of the at another country so i think this is a very important lesson. of crisis of this type should this all u.s. plans to build an anti missile defense system in europe one of the biggest sticking points in moscow's relationship with washington was of course also talked about the president's message was simple without a threat from iran what's the point of building it. moscow does see the shield as a threat to its national security and putin says powering up russia's military is one of the ways to protect against it. you get when you don't know what you do see it unless it was more sinister that it's no country should harbor illusions of achieving military dominance over russia we will never let it happen russia is ready to meet those challenges both political and technological we've got all the potential needed our military doctrine as well as our military equipment allow us
without a doubt to ensure russia's security finally referring to the current situation in ukraine putin said moscow respects the desire of those partners who want to be closer to the e.u. as long as decisions aren't made by hotheads and are based on dialogue. r.t. moscow. and you can always learn more about vladimir putin speech today on our website all the highlights and analysis is there for an r.t. dot com. ukraine's reentering talks with the on the details of a possible association deal the country's foreign ministry made the announcement and it followed a european parliament statement saying europe needs to do more to strengthen ties with its eastern partners r.t. paul scott has this report. members of the european parliament adopted a resolution urging for more to be done to help integration of what it calls its european partners he says the e.u.
should use all the tools at its disposal including aid trade visa waivers and energy security projects and a more strategic and flexible policy for the resolution says ukrainian president viktor yanukovych his decision to postpone plans on signing the e.u. association agreement was a major missed opportunity all of this comes on the day the president on a coach has sent a government delegation to brussels to try to negotiate terms deal which he says in its current form would be too damaging to the crane a commie which is fragile right now and washington says it is considering a would consider stopping sanctions on the crane if violence returned to the streets of kiev while our strong message was on the ground all policy options including sanctions are on the table in our view but obviously that still is being weighted meanwhile the mood amongst the protesters behind me seems to be as defiant as ever my colleague alex is in the crowd we're now in front of one of the
barricades which are separating the central part of key of from the rest of the ukrainian capital just forty eight hours ago it's pretty decisive was very quickly taken down by the police now as you can see it's very strong it's reinforced i'm one hundred eighty six centimeters high and the barricade is almost twice as high as me it is also being very well protected these guys are here twenty four hour a cord on securing the barricade in case a police attack happens the talk of the town some experts are saying that it not only creates something of a traffic nightmare for the locals but also damages the country's economy in many ways but that's not the talk of the town here on the ground the protesters are definitely in a very defined to move mood and it seems that they're willing to stay here for as long as it takes for their government to resign for the president to step down they even have something. tend to come over over here. a campfire over here with with barrels with fire getting themselves warm over there just literally a few hundred meters away is the independence square where they hold protests text
place and as you can see thousands are still there the last twenty eight twenty four hours have been more or less peaceful but you can never rule out anything with ukraine as we have seen in the last couple of days of course the mood is still pretty much tense here and we have to wait and see how the situation rivals. and with the many voices of support from washington for what they call the ukrainian opposition's fight for democracy geopolitical expert richard becker doesn't call in to these statements it's clear that the what the united states government is after is regime change in the ukraine and it has nothing to do with what they say they're concerned about that is you know through her rights or not this was you know we saw . you mentioned the occupy movement and dozens if not hundreds of cities carried out in an organized way were united way. by the federal government against people who are usually focusing here and now we hear. these kind of
statements coming when the ukrainians at the users that are trying to overthrow the government are not just engaging in peaceful protests they are engaged in a process which they hope will bring about regime change and. campaign they have the full backing of the u.s. and nato well ukraine is always faced a deep divide as you can see on this map here it is literally split in hauffe with the west gravitating towards europe while in the east ties with russia have traditionally been stronger and their rallies have fallen short of the mass media attention is all too easily in our polls. it's new it's hip it's exciting it's a revolution and like moths to a flame the bright lights of rebellion are drawing in western politicians political has been to even homegrown rock stars all keen to breathe the air of change taste
to pictures in the fashion the message the foreign media is having a blast to the chest here feel they're fighting for the future of the country pro european protesters clashing with police they saw these agreements as a chance to open ukraine up to european business ideas rule of law standards here in my done has received a mass amounts of airtime in mass media both at home and abroad but the simple fact is the opinion of people here is not necessarily representative of the opinion in all of ukraine in fact it's just the opposite but you wouldn't know it just by watching the news but here's the other side of ukraine's protests the invisible one they may go unnoticed by the media but thousands of people are rallying in many cities you have run on traded to join the e.u. and opposition instead of taking students and school children to the scratch should sit down at the negotiation table and help find the best solution for our country.
with gathered to say no to the orange threat they captured buildings brought the work of the government is unacceptable and will only home ordinary people. the message doesn't fit the pretty picture of a trend a revolution. that if you think it's democracy and revolution it's a nationalistic coup they instigate people to break the law they want to grab power and they're ukraine a part. unlike the people yelling ukraine is europe in capitals independence square these people have been looking at the possible consequences of the trade deal with europe stuff is america ready and i wouldn't want to. to rise and pensions and salaries frozen. fortunately only need us food cheaply to buy their products unlike the protests in kiev these rallies aren't marred by the presence of masked men ultra radical slogans or tumbling monuments and because for the media if it bleeds
it leads only telegenic revolution gets a chance to be heard and seen in key of. r t. israel and saudi arabia reporter lisa minting unlikely partnership with both countries increasingly alienated by their longtime ally america washington's diplomatic approach to syria and iran has a lot of israeli and saudi interests in the region always going to reports. the two countries saudi arabia and israel found themselves in one but in their frustration over washington israel and saudi arabia hate the nuclear deal that the uighurs now the world power struck with iran israel is very vocal about it the saudis are a little bit more restrained but the saudi intelligence chief said there would be a major shift in dealings with the us saudi arabia wanted the u.s.
to go all in on syria the u.s. instead went along with russia's proposal and cut a deal with the syrian leadership to get rid of chemical weapons there saudi arabia and israel are very suspicious of each other the saudis oppose the creation of the jewish state they support the palestinian cause so it's too early to speak of a friendship but washington definitely brought them closer together at least in their desire to threaten war saudi arabia is now reportedly working with israel on a plan to attack iran it reportedly gave israel the green light to use its airspace in the case of a strike and pledged other assistance here in washington the israeli lobby is fighting what they describe as a tendency in the. west to disengage from the middle east the apac meeting was all about it they talked about how war fatigue in the u.s. could be a reason for washington to want to be less involved in regional affairs they saw the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary as a signal pointing in that direction of course the obama administration quickly
reassured everybody that the u.s. will not stop interfering in the affairs of the region but israel and saudi arabia are not so sure at this point or they don't see the kind of interference that they would want to see i'm going to check on in washington. we spoke with a saudi prince who defected from his royal family calling them an oppressive regime he believes the u.s. is prepared to sacrifice the integrity of regional alliances for its own strategic interests. i believe the main reason for the change in america's alliances in the middle east is of the nuclear program and that's a shift in the u.s. approach to iran from one of confrontation to one of containment this is the main reason even if it does come at the expense of america's strategic allies like saudi arabia and israel it is of utmost importance to us i'm just interested in the middle east us foreign policy takes care of its own interests but our strategic alliances with israel under nonpermanent alliances with saudi arabia with the
american interest are much more important to washington than alliances and let's not forget that saudi arabia and israel always need washington support militarily i'm on the intelligence level as well as many other aspects need the u.s. see and they realize that it. is run in saudi arabia pursue controversial policies and siding with them will tarnish washington's reputation but that's according to professor of politics stephen zunes. this rule is in violation of. the whole number of the international legal norms the ongoing occupation and colonization occupied territories there are periodic assaults on civilian population centers and neighboring lands there there you have our lieschen the un security council resolutions will court rulings that sort or other i mean we've seen as a pariah state and to have the united states closely allied with israel many people are recognizing that actually does the united states more harm than good and
similarly saudi arabia it is an incredibly repressive regime as much as we complain you know with some reason of course about the larger human rights in. iran for example the human rights abuses in saudi arabia are far worse for concern about so-called fundamentalism. much more repressive than theocratic than the saudis. this is all to international live in moscow still ahead in the program the extending helping to full with the u.k. said to increase its foreign aid budget that's not going down well with those still struggling to make ends meet at home. and falsely extends its surveillance operation just weeks off to shaming the u.s. for its monitoring practices more details after the break.
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with britain improving its economic growth these days there is money in the bank and now there are plans to spend more of it on foreign aid but as he is or smith reports the motions puzzling some who believe the funds would be better spent on the needs of the country's taxpayers. britain's economy is growing better than expected so more money in our pockets to relieve some of the misery of home lift people out of poverty help them pay their heating bills but controversially and despite cuts and hardship home the more positive figures will also mean increasing the amount the u.k. sends a broad in foreign aid not because there's more suffering in the world but to meet
an obituary target of north point seven percent of national income the british government seems set on increasing amount of money it's sending overseas for the sake of meeting a particular target not. target driven policy which is the worst kind of way to set policy but we think it's irresponsible of the british government at a time when money is very tight for everyone for family from the government to be sending more and more taxpayer money abroad particularly when a lot of the current defeat budget is not being spent very well money gets lost through fraud money is being spent in countries which even have their own aid programs to other countries it means sending a billion pounds more over the next five years and where's that money going well over the last five years nigeria has received more than a billion pounds from the british taxpayer it's got its own space program and is mired in corruption an estimated several billion pounds are stolen from the state
every year by corrupt officials and politicians and india also trying to push a man in space they get two hundred eighty million pounds a year from britain and they've got their foreign aid program worth one point three billion dollars the g.a.c. accountability report shows the u.k. already spends more percentage wise on foreign aid than any of the g eight country and the greatest irony britain is still borrowing billions of pounds every month and now growth is on the up it will be borrowing more than it has to just to give us a way. bickering over money is not the only issue occupying britain's leadership reported little later in the program. you're standing likes. to defeat the. decision of whether to remain in the. u.k.
looks into ways to cherry pick which europe. has boosted the extent of its surveillance capabilities just weeks after lashing out at the u.s. for its global spying program data that was previously only accessible to intelligence agencies. ministries including. interior the grounds on which surveillance could be. terrorism and protection of national economic and scientific interests along with national security. the law has been greeted with fierce public criticism. civil liberties advocates. exactly what n.s.a. leaker edward snowden but the morning about. the current government which has a majority in both legislative courts say it was just. some way
somehow a way to legalize what he's already done and that was what frighten us most because it really looks like. what snowden. shows us about about the must of the french states and other states on their own population communications that's really frightening usually. when you have los to defend something. defending the scientific or economy. of a country it's protected by the low but it's limited by justice system like with a judge and with a trial here we got a new study authorities which are totally independent and don't have to publicize anything so there could be many illegal interception of communications and we would never know about it. he used to lead the struggle to oust president assad but has
now been thrown out of syria himself and if you don't call him we tell you why i have told western backed opposition to run and flee his country. plus china and america face another trade spat off to beijing turns away a fifth of us grown cold in less than a month what about the seeds of discord website like that. city council in dallas texas has introduced a new goal putting the brakes on the fracking industry it essentially means the drilling of wells will move from residential areas and move comes up to texas voiced major concerns that shale gas training is putting both them and their homes at risk states been shaken by a string of of quakes in the past few months with scientists suggesting drilling might have caused the seismic activity garments in a small record was at the council meeting and agrees fracking should not take place anywhere near populated areas. they weren't drilling in our densely populated urban
areas they were drilling out in remote areas with low population where they weren't doing any damage or destruction to anything when you start coming into an area with that dense a population bringing in all that truck traffic all those chemicals to be exposed into the air in the water in the soil where people are harmed and where traffic accidents are are prevalent and where spills of chemicals are dangerous that becomes a whole different deal other cities are looking to what we're doing there already after ordinance and other places are looking to tighten up ordinances so yeah this probably will set a precedent and it's probably a pretty major one the british prime minister david cameron is aiming to renegotiate britain's relationship with brussels ahead of the proposed in out referendum and i know this is a warning that picking and choosing which policies to follow would destabilize the well he's just a city that has the details. where does the u.k. stand or want to stab in the e.u.
well there are two possible scenarios one it stays in the union with a really good position everybody is happy with or to an outright exit the european union is standing like. the simulated debate or war games organized by the europe is but it taste of how difficult or possibly painful any process could be difference is a balance everybody was in agreement. this is across the continent even saying that it's more of a euro phobia now in real life in britain the wheels have been churning one of the most sensitive topics related to. immigration pointing out what they say is an exploitation of the british welfare system which is not backed by any concrete evidence. that it is cherry picking what it wants from renegotiation is
essential if not possible exit. britain's just cherry picking it simply isn't the case. that the european union is actually failing on the grounds that it's losing track in the globally competitive marketplace a long tradition of democracy we simply leave people feeling completely. out i think britain is heading towards the exit a key question coming out of that simulation is what exactly does the u.k. want and as for europe how much is there willing to give to keep the u.k. happy if at all. it brings up today for the moment but with more with the news team you just have a whole phenomenon the meantime mexico is on the case of international lifeline thought that chill scatness that's over the break.
as we all know the holidays are a great time for families to get together and sometimes on the it's flowing they're also a great time for us to argue about everything from politics to religion with the ones we love but if you happen to be an n.s.a. agent and the government has an official list of talking points that way you could win those family arguments for sure yeah that's right the government is now giving n.s.a. agents lists of very corny talking points going to firedoglake so that way they could convince their relatives over the holidays of just how awesome effective and necessary the national security agency truly is the spite all those little revelation thinks of mass spying by snowden trust me talking points exist for a reason political social and religious organizations and use them so that when their members who may not be the best debaters on the planet can defend the
positions of the organization and i would have no problem with the if they gave this list to agents they could answer questions from journalists but when the government wants you to propagandize your friends and family over christmas and thanksgiving it all seems kind of cultish to me that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report imax guys are going to push this back and once again his deadly tentacles are everywhere during the cold war the communist octopus represented the evil moscow vite octopus with its marxist leninist communist red tentacles enveloping and strangling the globe know your communist enemy the propaganda posters war back then the assignment in law of his bank where merry band of jihad these were called freedom fighters today but logs devilish band of giannis
are terrorists who hate us for our so-called freedom and the communist octopus is the good guy there to protect us so called freedoms through the very same tentacles enveloping them strangling the globe which is all seeing now benevolent but still red eye indeed. is the new logo for the u.s. spy satellite launched by the national reconnaissance office nothing is beyond our reach warns the propaganda poster stacey stacey stacey this is supposed to be reassuring nothing is beyond their reach look at this poster here this is from the n.r.o. the national reconnaissance office and you know nothing is beyond our reach and the tentacles of the american octopus extends all the way around the persian gulf so we're going to look there at the military operations there and the peak oil there solar would be cheaper u.s. pentagon has spent eight trillion dollars to guard gulf oil it has cost the
united states eight trillion dollars to provide military security in the gulf since the one nine hundred seventy six according to roger stern a princeton economist the us has spent as much on gulf security as it spent on the anti or cold war with the soviet union well the post logo i think is just to you know kids having a laugh be. they they hire directly out of mit and these other university stanford and these are twenty year old twenty two year old hackers and they see the fun that's going to. be for example who calls the vampire squid to describe goldman sachs and they thought you know be fun to make the logo a giant octopus and even though it's been used over the decades to be depiction of all encompassing on the present police state or banking as they're known now and you know as far as the second part which is the which is the second part that
eight trillion dollars we've spent on securing the gulf oil reserves now the reason is the strait of hormuz we're trying to protect that and the argument is looking at the fact that we've spent eight trillion dollars which would of course pay down half of our national debt in the united states it's also relying on the fact that iran itself will be totally irrational mad men with without thinking that they themselves don't need the income from oil that they themselves would not suffer from oil. being blocked from exiting the strait of hormuz now finally the department of defense responded to a freedom of information request about actually how much oil where does the oil go that leaves by the strait of hormuz where is that oil going to and why are we spending eight trillion dollars are we getting something back in return well japan receives twenty point one percent of the oil that flows through the strait of hormuz china forty.