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and natasha sweet and you're watching r.t. america we begin this hour with athlon tensions between the united states and north korea today president donald trump said sanctions would target north korea's financial sector artie's kaleb ma plan has the latest on the exchange between washington and pyongyang it's an ongoing war of words it's important to point out that north korea's foreign minister was responding to comments by donald trump on social media specifically on twitter donald trump said the north korea's leader might not be around much longer and so we have this response from north korea's foreign minister now we've heard from the pentagon they have responded to the comment from the foreign minister saying if north korea does not stop their provocative actions we will provide options to the president and now we have a response from the u.s. state department not declared war on north korea and frankly the suggestion of that is. white house reaction to north korea's threat to shoot down u.s.
aircraft even if it's not their rights never appropriate for a country to shoot down another country's aircraft when it's over international waters our goal is still the same we continue to seek the peaceful deep nuclearization of the korean peninsula that's our focus doing that through both the most maximum economic and diplomatic pressure is possible at this point there's been quite a back and forth between donald trump and the leaders of the d.p. r. k. let's take a listen to that the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket. is going to suicide mission for him so and for his regime. kind of measure will be taken decided by the chairman of the state that there's commission. but i think that the strongest ever hundreds might be tested in
the pacific. now it's important to note that at the beginning of september north korea tested its first hydrogen bomb a much more advanced nuclear weapon than they previously have tested and proliferated and furthermore they are announcing at this point they intend to carry out another test of a hydrogen bomb but this time it will not take place within north korea itself but rather in the pacific ocean so many are wondering what will happen if north korea doesn't deede test a hydrogen bomb in the pacific ocean what response will we see from the united states now this proposal from russia and china of a double three is deescalating the crisis and restoring negotiations it hasn't really gone any place that hasn't really been taken seriously but we continue to hear this very heated war of words between the leaders of the united states and the leaders of north korea as of yet it's just a war of words but people are concerned many people around the world are no doubt
concerned that this could lead to a catastrophic conclusion one the escalation between north korea and the u.s. let's bring in danny shah professor at the city university in new york and representative of the people's congress of resistance thanks so much for joining us today thank you and now there have been recent escalations between the u.s. and north korea mostly with north korea's prime minister speaking with reporters in new york just yesterday now he made very inflammatory comments like wealthy who won't be around much longer and also claim the u.s. had declared war when in fact they have not can you really gauge a tweet as a declaration of war. well riyal hold the foreign minister of north korea has every right to defend his homeland surely the united states if their airspace were violated would shoot down any planes that violated that is space the u.s. is no fly zones over iraq over libya. which is
a clear violation of international law so i think it's important to see who the aggressor is in this situation in the north koreans even according to the joint chiefs of staff who released a statement are merely trying to protect their country and on the foreign minister also said that the north korea's countermeasures included shooting down the u.s. bombers even when they're not inside the airspace border of their country so don't you think that's more of an act of war than president trumps tweet about you know rocket man or anything like that. the north koreans are looking to the u.n. they're looking to the russians the chinese they're looking for multilateralism but when the north koreans have to stand on their own what can they resort to but self-defense the north koreans have very carefully studied history they saw what happened in panama in one thousand nine hundred nine nicaragua in one thousand nine hundred ninety grenada and one nine hundred eighty three yugoslavia in one thousand
nine hundred nine in the list goes on and on and on any country that doesn't go before the u.s. is a period military my has been reinvaded reoccupied recall and in the north koreans are saying that they're going to take their destiny into their own hands and let's talk about the recent sanctions the u.n. security council unanimously approved what kind of impact is cutting off china's central bank from doing business with north korea had and we also see that today it was announced that the u.s. sanctioned eight north korean banks as well as twenty six being workers how do you see this affecting north korea's economy. of course the twenty seven million people of north korea have felt the pinch of the u.s. blockade since one thousand nine hundred fifty eight when the war first begin i think it's important to review that history this is been an unceasing war against the korean peninsula is self-determination in the south koreans don't want the missile system in the thirty thousand u.s. troops there is well so to say the threats the continued occupation of
both sides of the thirty eighth parallel are clear violations of korean sovereignty in the sanctions form a big part of that now all the arguments in the spotlight has been you know between north korea and the u.s. north korea has publicly stated that it wants an official end to the korean war and they have weapons pointed at south korea's capital only thirty miles from the border so you think so wasn't any kind of danger here. i don't think anyone thinks that north korea is a truly existential threat if you look at the us is track record so we should be afraid about i don't think that the north koreans are going to preemptively launch anything but they're trying to send a message all they want to be they want to be left alone in the u.s. media continues to be the war drums and say there's no magic fix for north korea and we don't know what to do we've tried everything is though the u.s.
was somehow the peace among groups here which is a funny thing to even entertain but here is a miraculous solution solution leave north korea alone right thank you so much that danny shah professor at the city of university of new york and representative of the people's congress ever systems thanks for your time thank you president donald trump welcome spanish prime minister mariano rajoy to the white house today and this comes just days before a vote on october first to determine whether the region of catalonia will remain a part of spain from called on citizens of spain to remain united the spanish prime minister said the vote would be a legal because there is no electoral committee to supervise the process catalonia is one of spain's seventeen autonomy's regions its capital is the mediterranean port city of barcelona state department spokeswoman how they are not recently said the united states has no official position on the referendum. and coming up on are
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white house has been criticized for not doing enough to help suffering populations of puerto rico trump tried to blunt criticism saying quote we've got an a plus is on texas and in florida and we're also on puerto rico but the difference as this is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean it's a big ocean a very big ocean and we're doing a really good job meanwhile it has been five days after maria slammed into the island and three point four million u.s. citizens are still struggling to find food and clean water. rescue efforts in mexico are beginning to wind down as the country's chief of emergency services said it's unlikely that rescuers will find anyone still alive at least three hundred thirty three people have been confirmed dead most of the apartment and office buildings affected in the earthquakes are not insured against natural disasters mexican officials estimate the number of buildings that will need a major repair or be demolished has risen to five hundred victims will have to
rebuild from scratch with little or no financial support from the government or insurance firms and now to new york where the new new york police department is facing scrutiny following allegations of systematic discrimination artie's try to chavez has this story and why people basis some serious charges for the tactics who worked in their intelligence unit in a lawsuit filed earlier this week that detectives claim that they were victims of discrimination when it came to promotions and assignments a group of black detectives in the n.y.p.d. intelligence division filed a federal lawsuit against the department saying they were denied promotions because of their race the detectives claim that despite their history of solid investigative work recommendations from their supervisors and their outstanding performance reviews they say that they were passed over for promotions and they claim the units bosses systematically discriminated against them while promoting less qualified and less experienced white detectives. police department officials
say a review of a ten year period showed the opposite the detectives filed a complaint with the u.s. equal employment opportunity commission back in two thousand and eleven which found in twenty sixteen that black detectives generally quote received lesser and later opportunities for promotion consistent with their qualifications and why p.t. officials say that they have been aware of the allegations for quite some time in a statement to r.t. peter donald the n.y.p.d. assistant commissioner said quote following the e.e.o.c. is investigation the n.y.p.d. present. information on promotions and diversity within the intelligence bureau to the department of justice after review of this d.o.j. declined to pursue the case donald also added that in a recent review of the ten year period which included the time frame that this litigation hurt the show that a lot of third rate officers within the intelligence unit actually receive promotions at a faster pace than their colleagues reporting in new york trinity each of us are is the fighters are joining the iraqi popular movement zation forces now surpassing
one thousand and some say a war is on the horizon it was just three years ago that many as easy recruits escape the syndrome mountain when their town was being overrun by isis soon after isis began enslaving easy women as sex slaves the un has even described the massacres of the men and sexual and flagrant of the women as an ongoing genocide earlier i spoke with. an independent journalist and asked why isis believes that men must be killed and women kidnapped and forced into sex slavery. well this is a whole doctrine that isis came up with based on the fact they. are not considered people of the book like christians and jews are use these are considered. basically devil worshippers they've long been called of a throughout their history they've been persecuted. every hundred years or so because of it they've actually undergone several drug slides in the past and so
under the islamic state doctrine because they considered it is the devil worshippers they basically use that as a will to enslave their women and turn them into an economy at the end of the day that's what it was about it was about systematically turning their women into an economy and making money off of them as well as a racing is easy identity. and gene over it really and in many ways supplanting his innate and not just to raising it but actually supplanting it with isis as a version of an identity which is why so many of the boys of of the age of seven were actually kidnapped and sent to indoctrination camps by isis where they basically were in cold catered with ices idiology. well so credibly said now tell us what happened to the men who were able to get away who are they joining forces with to fight back isis. well you see these since they were attacked by ice is back in two thousand and fourteen in august. they were actually supposed to be protected
by the murder which is the u.s. backed kurdish militia of iraqi kurdistan but the person who actually retreated from sin jar in mass leaving his evenings defenseless against isis which is why so many of them were captured and why tens of thousands of them ended up trapped on that mountain so after the august third genocide of twenty fourteen years these began joining what ever group they could to get armed and save their women and save their children save and rescue the people who were kidnapped by isis and to try and really protect themselves so that nothing like this would ever happen to them again and so since that day he's have joined both the as well as the p.k. k. . and his e.t.s. who joined the p.k. k. back in two thousand and fourteen were actually punished by iraqi kurdistan their families or just placed families were kicked out of erbil and
a hook if they joined the p.k. k. or any other rival faction and then recently this year in may the pm the popular mobilization forces which is the paramilitary forces of the iraqi government that formed in the aftermath of isis taking over large swaths of iraq you see these sort of joining the p.f. in droves and many of them were defecting from both the peshmerga and the p.k. k. because the p.m.s. launched a campaign to liberate our some forty percent of our was still in the hands of isis and so you see these have been joining the p.f. in droves for a couple reasons one so again like i said they can protect their areas get armed be able to save their relatives from isis but also. so that they can make sure that this never happens again but most importantly these used to be very pro kurdistan and they used to see themselves as a part of the kurdish project but because the peshmerga ever treated and left them defenseless and abandoned them in twenty four team they now see an alignment with
the iraqi central government as the best way forward especially because they want autonomy over soon jar and so they see an alignment with the iraqi central government as the best way to basically gain local control over their area and now since your is a strategic place that both the kurdistan regional government and baghdad are seeking control over where do you see the future of send your head in since it's not seen fit for civilian return at the moment well right now some jar is split between three different factions that split between the iraqi government in the south and are it's basically in the hands of the p.m.s. . and then northern jar is split between the majority of it is in the hands of the iraq e regional iraqi kurdistan regional government spurs mirco forces. and there's a small slice of it that's in the hands of the p.k. the. which is a different kurdish backed group that's like a leftist international organization. and so it's
a very very tense area because of strategic for all of these players and strategic for the iraqi kurdistan regional government because they have they basically want to increase the size of kurdistan as one of the twenty six areas that they say are disputed and belong to kurdistan and in the aftermath of isis taking over large swaths of iraq that border to what's considered iraqi kurdistan they basically made this huge land grab and took about ninety percent of these disputed territories to are included and the iraqi central government sees this area as very strategic because germs located next to the border with syria and so it's an extremely important strategic point in terms of preventing any future. insurgency that may develop in that area after you know isis be defeated but that doesn't mean it's the end of the ideology or the sort of sunni extremist style insurgency that we've seen . come back really much harsher and more radical each time it has and so the iraqi
central government wants to be in that area to prevent that from happening again i see and quickly we're running out of time but explain to us the notion that these evey's are facing repression in kurdistan and what other minority is strongly opposed the kurdish referendum well kurdistan is it seems that you know for a lot of kurds in iraq it's something that they do support that said for the minorities who live in that area they do face discrimination and repression including izzy's as many of them live in displaced person camps in iraqi kurdistan and there are basically loyalty to the dominant party in kurdistan the k.t. p. their aid to getting aid is conditioned on loyalty to that political party iraqi kurdistan is basically run by a couple different family families in a very mafia style way it's not exactly a democracy and also add on top of that you know any sort of an ethnic exclusive a state is going to by default and of discriminating against those who don't belong
to the dominant ethnicity in the area so it's not just is these who receive discriminatory treatment from iraqi kurdistan but you also have that for the christians the over there and also sunni arab several sunni arab villages that are in the areas that are considered disputed that iraqi kurdistan wants for its kurdish state several of those sunni arab villages under the cover of fighting isis have actually been burned down or have been ethnically cleansed of sunni arabs and so the minorities in this area are experiencing a process of what they call kurdish occasion and they are not happy with it and understandably so and so that's why they do see a lot of backlash from these minority groups however this doesn't tend to receive very much attention in the u.s. media because the u.s. is a strong supporter of kurdistan. we'll have to leave it there we really appreciate your time thank you so much that's ron you know khaliq independent journalist boom bust is coming up next here on our team america lindsay wants is for a preview of what's ahead lindsey a the chairman and c.e.o. of equifax is out after that massive half over the summer which compromised
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