i'm. going to. give up. almost three hundred islamic state fighters are believed to have fled the liberated syrian city of raka the pentagon admits that only a few suspected militants were detained as they left. the can you say that no license fighters leave the cities and go somewhere else then you say that we can't say with one hundred percent certainty that. the russian parliament passes a law allowing the kremlin to classify media outlets as foreign agents it falls a similar move made against our team in the united states. and a u.k. think tank claims that volunteers attempting to help refugees crossing international borders are being treated as criminals by the e.u. we hear from an aid worker who fell foul of the authorities. his client you don't
think he'd do it for money i only did it out of the human limits and the reason. this little do. this is r t international coming to you live from the russian capital with me jacqueline moga thanks for joining us this hour first it's suspected that hundreds of islamic state fighters have been allowed to flee the liberated syrian city of raka they reportedly left in convoys as part of a deal brokered to bring an end to the fighting in the area here's how a pentagon spokesperson responded to the claims there were four foreign fighters that were identified and were detained by the syrian democratic forces and out of the rest of the out of the three thousand five hundred civilians approximately less than three. a hundred were identified and screened as potential isis fighters as we
see there were four detained but two hundred ninety six are missing now the colonel didn't go into detail when he was speaking however it is possible that they posed as civilians that's a common tactic used by the ice all fighters they tend to pose as civilians they've done this in the past now there have been reports of a convoy leaving the city and it is being reported that it's possible there could have been a large amounts of ammunition and i still fighters among that convoy now a pentagon spokesperson was actually grilled on this point here's how he responded we followed these buses as they departed and opportunities presented themselves to conduct strikes against any potential isis fighters that were had decided to flee then we would have we would have provided strikes that did not present itself and
there were many civilians a report of the convoy so that did not happen you can you say that isis fighters leave the cities and go somewhere else i can't say with the one hundred percent certainty that every single fighter was identified coming out of rocca so the question now is where are these i still fighters going there no longer in iraq us so where would they be heading towards while one potential place the nearest location they could flee to would be turkey and the turkish government has voiced some serious concerns about that some have left i still terrorists leave rocker with their weapons instead of eliminating them from the cd is this your strategic tactical corp now we see the results of this keep going to members will be the reason for the deaths of innocent people in every corner of the world including turkey europe and america now at this point we have the united states declaring victory in the city of raka but it's looking like quite
a few isis fighters may have potentially escaped from rocka and begin setting up shop somewhere else as the fight continues. patrick henningsen from twenty first century wired dot com tell us i saw fighters may have helped may have been helped by the u.s. led coalition on a number of occasions. i think there's a great great reason to be concerned about allowing hundreds of battle hardened and in this would be some of the most hardcore fighters of the ones the last ones to basically leave and this isn't the first time by the way but this also isn't the first time that we have reports of. multiple reports on aug twenty fourth of u.s. choppers air lifting isis commanders out of dairies or as that city was falling in isis was being routed out of there is or so there's a number of these reports we've seen over the over the months and in many cases we're seeing reports from the middle eastern press of the sort of this collusion
with isis so this should get a lot more attention in the western media and this is a really important issue actually. the russian parliament has passed a law allowing the kremlin to declare media outlets for an agent if they receive funding from abroad you are trying go has the details first of all we wouldn't be hearing this news from the russian parliament if it wasn't for the american department of justice which forced r.t. america to register as a foreign agent in the u.s. the russian government promised to fight back and we can see that it's happening but to make similar demands for foreign media and this country to register as foreign agents russia's own legislation required amendments and they have just been approved by the russian duma and now the draft bill will be moved on to the upper chamber of the russian parliament for a final vote the amendment has it that a media outlet may find itself on the list of foreign agents in russia if it
receives money from foreign countries i.e. their governments international organizations or for an organization's for an individual's. as well as russian legal entities which are funded from any of the sources that i mentioned above if a media organization becomes a foreign agent whatever it publishes has to come with a disclaimer plus it has to provide the russian authorities with regular reports on their finances something that was also discussed at the same duma session was a recent buzz feed piece titled secret finding sixty russian payments to finance the election campaign of twenty sixteen but the first thing that comes up on your mind if you're reading this headline is that it's a groundbreaking investigative report on russian meddling in the us election the article tells you about citibank money transfers intended for russian embassies abroad wow the problem is though that russia also had its parliamentary election
back in september twenty sixth staying and there were polling stations opened at russian embassies around the world for russian citizens who couldn't vote at home and that required some money russian officials did confirm that the cash in these transfers was spent on that but to read about this in the original buzz feed article you really have to scroll down and scroll down a lot so this bit of quality investigative journalism by buzz feed or maybe not was also brought up at the duma session earlier this wednesday one of america's most popular news websites is getting caught up in the campaign against r.t.e. the drudge report which links to hundreds of new science is under fire from the washington post for showing stories from this channel the science accused of publishing links to quote russian propaganda this is how the websites boss reacted
. i've linked to washington post if it's one thousand times in twenty five years of doing drudge report i could only give him thirty seven percent if there were a federal traffic he said bruce who pays news not even a thank you instead you were russian operative so this is completely out of control i mean that article in the washington post about drudge is delusional the one from buzz feed is a joke. they don't see the it's written from the point of view that it's a given that russian television r.t. and sputnik are propaganda well i think that russian media like r.t. is simply giving the russian perspective on the news the way c.n.n. and the new york times gives an american perspective on the news and b.b.c. a british perspective of course american journalist don't think that when they think they're giving a universal truth they don't see that they are speaking from within their own national perspective so to call r.t. propaganda and sputnik is a joke in my opinion and worse than that is to lump them both of them in sputnik in
archie with info wars i mean this shows you the quality of the mind to wrote that article it's delusional because in four wars is nowhere near journalism r t is a news channel and if you want to understand what's happening in the world you've got to look at the different perspectives from russia from iran from the u.s. from britain and take these all into consideration so to cold one russian television r t propaganda and to lump it in one in four words is just extraordinary and it really shows the depth of the despair i think that the people who are pushing the russia gate story are getting to because it's collapsing that story. and anti-racist group in the u.k. has accused the european union of criminalizing people who helped refugee refugees cross borders the institute of race relations claims that governments are taking advantage of people trafficking laws to punish humanitarian efforts now one person mentioned in the document is former u.k.
soldier robert lawrie he hit the headlines back in january two thousand and sixteen when french authorities charged him for trying to help a four year old girl and her father and legally cross into the u.k. he found them living in a sewer pipe at the notorious jungle camp in cali rob spoke to our city. yes ago i went over to help him gain in front in the notorious jungle and i was building shelters there. and i befriended a young afghan girl and her father and she used to help me for many weeks and you know months building shelters until one day i found out she had a family who lived literally two miles from myself and i decided to you know with with you know a little bit of thought some of it i decided to try to get still her family it was quite obvious that you know i didn't do it for money it was quite obvious i didn't
do it for you know any political gain or anything not that it was quite will be she had a purely did it out of a humanitarian. desire to help this little girl the french government the three judges in the cos so all this for what it was they viewed it as a stupid act by an ex soldier. that crime of compassion as it was described in the media could have landed him five years in prison but his punishment was reduced to a one thousand euro fine here's rob again on the french authorities i could only presume that agenda would be that if they were to stop aid workers and humanitarians going to hell then that would force refugees either back off awesome away unless you've actually lived among refugees and heard some of the stories you can't really understand why they would want to come over you know two
european shows refugees about these. you know these are escaping you know you know real was let's look at what's happening with governments around the world at the moment let's take donald trump's america show that donald trump is trying to internalise america with itself coupled with the fact that donald trump is completely out to be that with any kind of knowledge of refugees around the world so if the governments think by restricting humanitarian aid workers other volunteers are charities to help on the ground that kind of kidded him selves in the kind of trying to sweep you know the issues under the under the cappy so to speak the situation is going to grow while we realize you know something has to be done. there's up here bill in the southern african country of zimbabwe where the military has seized power and detained
a long time president robert mugabe on wednesday there were reports of heavy gunfire and explosions being heard in the capital tanks have been stationed at key points across harare after the military took over the state broadcaster and that move has prompted speculation of a possible coup but the military says it is targeting corrupt individuals around the president this holds an intense power struggle within the country's leadership . with the crisis unfolding in zimbabwe let's take a look at who the key players are in the country first the president robert mugabe he's ninety three years old and has been at the helm for almost forty years next his former vice president known as the crocodile he's been mugabe's right hand man says the very start his most trusted and loyal supporter and was tipped to become the successor. that was until mugabe unexpectedly sacked him earlier this month for disloyalty disrespect deceit fullness and unreliability why would mugabe do that
many point the finger at his wife grace rumor has it mugabe wanted to pave the way for the fifty two year old first lady to become the next president over the years grace has been ascending the political ladder thanks to her husband back in twenty fourteen she was appointed the head of the ruling party's women's league and despite enjoying some support for her charity work she's widely known in the country as gucci grace for her extravagant shopping sprees and lavish lifestyle. that doesn't sit well with many zimbabweans especially at a time when the country is suffering a financial crisis given mugabe's age she started openly pressing him to choose a successor stating her interest in no uncertain terms so i have said to the president you can also leave me in charge you can also give me your position given the job and i will did very well because i am good i can do a great job but the sudden appearance of military in the streets of zimbabwe's
capital could very well crush those aspirations. coming up on the program a european country is accusing the us of interfering in their upcoming election find out who after a short break. good politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. it was something i wanted.
to do like to be close to see what the fuck are you the more people. interested always in the waters of the. first city. welcome back to the program hungary has accused washington of trying to interfere in the country's upcoming election but hungary and foreign ministry summoned the u.s. ambassador over plans to fund local media. the ministry of foreign affairs and trade some of the us shows you defer asking for an explanation and told him we consider this a political intervention by the u.s.
department of state's head of the elections the us state department said on monday it would provide seven hundred thousand dollars for media outlets in hungary the funds will be used to train and support local journalists and what the u.s. considers to be objective reporting down the mcadams executive director at the ron paul institute believes this is a clear case of meddling well it is absolutely blatant political intervention the united states is going to go to the hunger in countryside it's going to prop up certain newspapers that it considers to be pro democracy which is pro washington and this is in advance of national elections coming up next year the state department has been opposed to viktor orbán his feet as party from the very beginning and it is absolutely a politically biased political motivated attempt to change the media in the home here in countryside and break up the popularity of the doorbell to just government i would think it's hypocrisy on one part because without any evidence the u.s.
accuses russia of intervening in its a turtle affairs in an election and then the u.s. blatantly overtly intervenes and interferes in hungary an election you don't go and you know prop up certain newspapers in the countryside and it just in advance of an election and call not meddling and then as if the russians were were subsidizing american media that was in favor of the russian favorite candidate the entire america would have a panic attack they've had a panic attack with no evidence so now it's absolutely poc received on the part of washington. the lebanese president has accused saudi arabia of holding his prime minister hostage he spoke out after her ri-ri made a surprise resignation announcement while in the saudi capital and failed to return home. nothing just defies that hariri did not return after twelve days we consider it to be custody and detention violating the vienna convention and the convention of human rights and
a hard look i'm free in saudi arabia if i wanted to leave tomorrow i would leave tomorrow all lebanese people need to know that i did resign i know it's not an ordinary way of resigning but any prime minister i know that but i did it because i wanted to send them into shock positive shock so lebanese people would realize that our country is in danger. from beirut journalist martin j. has the latest reading more and more every day like a really bad hollywood movie scripts where nobody really knows the ending we received a statement in beirut which i could see them out of attention that the president here michel own is losing some patience with the situation with the standoff but he suggested that he can only accept the resignation of mr if he comes back to beirut and presents himself in person with a course in mind back to sunday where the nation here was gripped by a live television interview which mr hariri gave whereby he said to the presenter
that he expected to be back in beirut in a number of days the background of the story if i can just summarize is that for the last year while mr hariri has been prime minister in lebanon there was a great deal of pressure and expectation on him from the saudis in particular new crown prince mohammed bin salman to redress and renegotiate us the power balance in the region both in lebanon and outside lebanon and it's just emerged in the last twenty four hours of a crude critical to this deal that the haass the crux of this entire to buckler is . the saudis believe that there's been a shift of hezbollah forces from lebanon to yemen in the last few months and the rocket attacks on the saudi capital riyadh which we've seen in the last couple of weeks have been responsible have been have been linked to hezbollah forces being in yemen so we now have something on the table we can they go see it and wrangle with and there's a certain amount of pressure on her riri now to get back to lebanon and to
negotiate a deal with hezbollah where by possibly those forces could be removed from yemen as a token gesture now you come if he comes back to lebanon and most people suspect he will next few days he would have a lot more leverage on his side to negotiate a deal with hezbollah. meanwhile the french president emmanuel mccrum has invited her riri and his family to france according to the president's office they are expected to arrive in the coming days. i spoke with crown prince mohammed bill sammon and prime minister saad hariri and we agreed that i would invite the prime minister and his family to france for a few days is also a gesture of friendship and the willingness of fronts to contribute restoring calm and stability in lebanon. the racial divide in the united states is being seized upon by a group of right wing activists they've been trolling school campuses with posters declaring it's ok to be white a move that's offending both students and teachers but identified bunch of people
have been plastering signs and stickers like these in neighborhoods and campuses across america claiming it's ok to be white wow one of the vice of comparing the nation is in shambles i was leg really shocked that someone like had the guts to do this because it's like we try to promote diversity so much but see in the melting pot that is america everyone is always proud of their heritage you have the african heritage studies you have the hispanic black jewish heritage months cultural appropriation movements and so on but these people who want to publicly state that there is nothing to be ashamed of being white are hiding their faces so much for diversity harvard law school will not let that happen here we live work teach in learn together in a community that is stronger better and deeper because of our diversity. we are taking this seriously and are investigating this incident this may be part of
a concerted national campaign to form a racial and political tension in our school and community but who would even come up with this crazy idea the ford chair and chat room the so-called troll kingdom now these guys have been responsible for spreading trends and movements whose purpose was one thing only trolling and about two weeks ago they again initiated just that they asked their followers to spread this poster with a very carefully crafted guidelines such as a no way coming in contact with the left keeping a polite not aggressive font and no vandalism among the few other pointers amazing that was in it for chan created another obvious trolling complain with the purpose of exposing many people's sensitivities making them act a little crazy towards a flyer put it out there publicly to say hey we're going to told use people and see how they react to media knows these do react anyway because they think that this
act is so reprehensible well before five letters on a regular sheet of paper is just going to destroy the whole world meanwhile a writer for the new york times is questioning whether it's right for his children to be friends with white people here's anthony brown logan again he blames the media for exaggerating the racial conflicts in the country. well i think the racial problem is overblown i don't think there's really that many racial problems in the united states many of the problems that people think that we face are just people in the media like the guy who broke the article in a new york times and many others most people pretty much get along there is some separation of people but. basically along cultural lines that could be within races as well so it's not so much about this big racial division there is some racial tension but i think the media wants to have that be the normal thing they push and some people unfortunately fall into it. a right wing politician in denmark has
caused a stir by calling for a ban on doctors with islamic beards henrich throw up from the danish people's party has been highly critical of the growing muslim presence in his country but his latest idea has drawn widespread ridicule. all of the scientists from from every corner of the planet would probably have been as a point to another i mean even jesus christ had appeared and he was there allegedly
healing the sick throughout his mission there the whole idea of being against a particular religion but being forward other religion descends very antiquated in the twenty first century. is about as ridiculous as it sounds for all the wrong reasons. that's a wrap up of the news this hour i'll be back at the top the hour. according to the department of justice r t the channel you're watching now is an agent of before and even hostile power all the while the d.o.j. refuses to explain why this is the case critics warn our t.v. is a test case for a wider campaign of media suppression. it's the cradle of jazz. this is america is the america we. know this jazz feel. the city of climatic contest.
ratings and salutation. sometimes in life it's good to take a step back and rethink the decisions and choices you've made her or have yet to make sure i really take one more shot of tequila right now strike so i have spent all my tuition money on that bag a stripper name jazz about maybe and most importantly should we really leave all our nuclear large discretion up to just just one person one this is that is exactly the kind of self examination that was taking place in the united states congress this week when the senate foreign relations committee held hearings on the u.s. president's sole authority to launch nuclear weapons. yes unlike most other nuclear
powers around the world even in russia we here in the united states actually leave that great doomsday decision in the hands of just one person the president of the united states and given the recent w w e style promo wars between u.s. president donald trump and north korea's kim jong ome over twitter many are just a tad nervous that these two how shall we say overcompensating leaders have their small finger on the nuclear hair trigger so for the first time in forty one years hearings were held and media showboating ensued as senators and retired pentagon types testified to the various scenarios and fears that come with leaving the power to end the world in the hands of just one retired general robert keller commander of u.s. strategic command from two thousand and eleven to two thousand and thirteen told the committee that he would refuse a launch order from the president if it did not meet the requirements of
proportionality and assess of the under the law of armed conflict. but when asked what would happen then after the refusal the general simply stated i don't know it would be a very interesting constitutional situation i believe. well you know one thing i do know is that the only way to fix this irrational system of nuclear responsibility here in the us is by watching the hawks. it looks like. it's like. to keep the ball out of it. with the like you know that i got. to get. it. cleaned exactly.