tv Cross Talk RT February 12, 2018 11:30am-12:01pm EST
a missile strike a collision with another craft interaction with an unusual. human issue. really four months after its liberation from islamic state people from the syrian city of raka are slowly returning to what's left of their homes but many buildings in this city remain riddled with the land mines and booby traps and locals say they've been left to take on the reconstruction by themselves. was still a third year before that leave our homes but. when we returned we found everything we could use to rubble look at all the devastation what rock is a ghost city by the minute we live in the midst of destruction we feel completely abandoned everything around has been destroyed.
one life years horrible the city and rubble have to be to remove the debris with all money there's no running water so we have to vote in. the us coalition cause the destruction of records and has a responsibility to rebuild the city we need to help with restoring the water supply in clearing the rubble. i found a mine on the streets near my house my friend and i tried to detonate it from a distance but it didn't go off we thought the mind didn't work and walked towards it exploded my friend was killed i survived. across the border in iraq civilians are also struggling to rebuild their homes but the country's second largest city almost completely reduced to rubble mosul was liberated by the u.s. led coalition and iraqi forces back in july after months of fierce fighting and
airstrikes some forty thousand homes need to be rebuilt or repaired according to the u.n. the government says it needs some eighty eight billion dollars in reconstruction funds for areas devastated by a wall asunder today and strains that a conference that's just got underway in kuwait however the u.s. which is expected to attend says it has no problem no plans to contribute money. using u.s. government making it an answer time to be asian i am not aware of any announcements that we will be making and i can tell you overall. over the past few years we have spent the united states government has one point seven billion dollars in humanitarian aid in iraq alone. my colleague col embrace but to swear i'm charlie or the dana jindal school of international affairs or things washington is more interested in maintaining its presence in iraq rather than restoring it. smacks of
historical responsibility on the part of the hundred students which began. in the labs and going with drink something doesn't read tomorrow wash their hands of nor going to sleep when. we lost our allies like saudi arabia the government the money started financed militias. don't be told that an. armed groups in the north of studio who. foresaw instability but it's more like a military base with a long term prison strategy that they have the only looking at it either as a business or to be sure that companies are as a lot to be destroyed if you leave a lot of lives and little article responsibly studies of the building unfortunately . question athletes have won their second medal at the winter olympics in south korea a silver in the figure skating with canada getting gold and the u.s. coming in third day three has seen seven sets of medals handed out and there's
still ski jumping biathlon and speed skating among other sports ahead today as well as the competitive side there's also the social aspect to the games with most nations hosting their own hospitality houses as they're known russia of course isn't officially represented at the olympics but there's still a corner of the feels very much russian as the trenchards been finding out. as usual there are all kinds of national houses at the olympics and young chang the likes of the hall and house near the coast the countries like austria and switzerland naturally settled a bit higher in the mountains and since team russia doesn't officially exist here the traditional russian house doesn't either or isn't that i'm a true oscar. to make sure russian fans have a home in korea it took
a few tricks after all the i.o.c. must be respected the place is called the sports house obviously you find wide blue and red in the design but never specifically and the recognizable pattern like here's white and black in between what could appear to be flags stripes no official russian symbols the majority because i haven't become official right other than that pure i ration fun and spirit. among the attractions here are these hockey jersey from every year at the olympics that russia has long goals but this one from nine hundred ninety two like here in
korea you won't find the letters in russia or the us since our i'll go ask the guests if they know why or why did russia compete under a neutral flag at the olympics twenty six years ago and see the money goes on old boys you see with these you. will see increased. and i don't know sorry. i don't know just i got some clues for you countries take turns with the way. i respect you the i.o.c. was saying it was essential you know why not yes i think it's. funny i meant. that patton as in the same reason. that. told me i don't think so no i think it's. the third with russia let's just establish is a country so be unique left russia was just established as a country that's when the soviet union. had its break up
really. love and walk you on the idea that dropping bombs brings the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battle. for new socks credit tell you that some. gossip the public. are telling you and i like. that we. welcome back and there's a blunt warning of america's war strategy in afghanistan this time from the national security adviser in neighboring pakistan who's urging his government to
negotiate with the taliban we go from in fines on this from the chairman of the pakistan people's party is also the son of former prime minister benazir bhutto and widely tipped to be the country's next leader he told samir a con that he thinks the u.s. has lost its way in the conflict. pakistan has been a strong ally of the u.s. in the war on terror but it's been about sixteen years and there's still no end in sight how would you change pakistan's policy in afghanistan unfortunately the of than war has turned into this for ever war with the united states has lots of its objectives it seems that they don't know why they're there what they want to do or how they're going to get out the fact of the matter is that seventy five percent of understand witnesses terrorist activity forty five percent of our plan is that is not in the control of the of our own government we want there to be peace in
afghanistan but it has to be an afghan led peace and the afghan government and nato forces need to start taking responsibility for their failures if in this long in this for air war they haven't been successful it's time for us to rethink what we're doing. i the pakistan people's party believes in non interventionist foreign policies in their change if changes to take place that has to take place domestically inorganically. and unfortunately we've seen the west could overly excited by the arab spring and didn't allow it to its organic conclusion and we shouldn't focus on individuals we shouldn't try and advance political agendas states' political agendas whether it's in of honest on syria or in iran and we should let the people of syria decide their future.
we've always always in our previous government emphasize good relations with all countries particularly our neighbors i don't think it's fair to expect from pakistan that they won't maintain good relations with china who's been our all weather friend an absolutely important ally to our country or even iran who is our neighbor i'm really happy to see cooperation between pakistan and russia increasing and i'm very optimistic that this partnership will continue to increase we like to be treated with respect and the people of russia and the government of russia have been very respectful to the government and the people of pakistan. the world's second busiest airport in london heathrow in the u.k. is being accused of lax security a former terror suspect with a string of criminal convictions was reportedly given access to sensitive areas
like the runway with no background checks made with more on this let's cross live to anastacio china is in london that's to say i take us through what happened would you please. well mickey you know yet another highly concerning incident being circulated here in the u.k. press it's being reported that a man who is a former terror suspect as well as a criminal with as many as seventeen aliases was able to work at heathrow airport which is one of the busiest airports in the country and not only that but he's also been reported to not having undergone sufficient background checks and reportedly being able to get quite close to planes and luggage it's been said that this thirty one year old man has had an over decades long criminal history which included things like threats to kill robbery assault and money laundry is being said that this thirty one year old who was working at heathrow was a kitchen porter at a business and first class lounge was apparently had spent as men as much as five
years behind bars previously and he was also reported to have been interviewed by anti terror officials within the last two years and it has to be said that those charges were dropped however this must have meant that this man was one on a terror watch list at least so highly concerning and there's quite a bit of discussion going on about that but it has to be said that the man himself was apparently the one who tipped off the press where he had called one of the newspapers and said his goal by getting this job was to expose the loopholes in the system and he said that it to him it was a disgrace that he was able to get as close as he was we've also heard from heathrow airport officials who have said that according to them there's not very much to worry about because this man was at all times to have been escorted by another member of personnel so we also contacted the met police who said to us that
they would not discuss such matters now it has to be said that this no this man no longer works at heathrow and his past was temporary it only works from temporary. fifth to the twelfth and it has now been revoked but certainly lots of questions with this having been revealed about the state of security at airports and did not to thank you for those details on the say a check in reporting from london. we're back in the top of the hour with the latest headlines with you that. everybody i'm stephen ball. test hollywood guy you know suspect every proud american first of all i'm just george bush in our view to say this is my buddy max famous financial guru where she's
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afshin rattansi we're going underground as the managing director of the i.m.f. christine lagarde convicted of corruption in a paris court visits qatar in the persian gulf coming out of the show as u.s. drone strikes on the poorest country in the middle east trouble under donald trump we speak to a journalist on the ground in santa about the saudi british and american bombs that are killing civilians in yemen and forget fake news what about fake history we speak to the director of a reason forget about the real life rambo drawing the cia to kill innocent civilians in south america and expose the u.s. government drug smuggling in southeast asia plus why a british prisons left short shank redemption and more monty python we ask a former prisoner what life is like in the u.k.
jail system one which even tony blair's former lord chancellor charlie for says is in crisis all the civil coming up in today's going underground but first it's exactly one week since the death of a homeless man was reported in the center of the city of bristol in the southwest of england found unconscious just outside a devon as department store emergency services including police and paramedics were called but despite their best efforts he died shortly afterwards reported the he had suffered serious injuries and was in the doorway of the store the thing is that just over a year ago another homeless man michael angle was found dead in the same area it was again covered by the local bristol post newspaper with accompanying similar pictures front by emergency services attended to the man at the scene except things are arguably different today the favorite to be the next british prime in. so much criticism in the elite mainstream media not only questions minority government leaders resume about homelessness in announced a policy on it in the last few days we would give local authorities the power to
take over deliberately kept empty properties because there's something grossly insulting about the idea you build some luxury block it would have the pictures all around us here of london deliberately keep it empty knowing that with the property price inflation the investor is going to make ten twelve percent a year maybe less these days well maybe a deal to maybe a bit less money you know the you know make sure going to make a fair amount out of it surely we have to have a social objective in a social priority in our society but could democratically accountable politicians really take private property in british cities the e.u. documentation on human rights is so clear that it even produced a paper explaining so called the european convention on human rights and property rights article one states that every natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of his possessions no one should be deprived of his possessions except in the public interest and subject to the conditions provided for by law and
by the general principles of international law wouldn't big multinationals use the european convention to destroy corbin's plans to recapture the railways the n.h.s. that load homes under democratic control likely for corbin he has this politician who may well enable his plans to turn into action he or she is even while campaigning to remain in the european union arguing for britain to trash the european court of human rights easy h. r. combined the hands of parliament adds nothing to us prosperity makes us less secure by preventing the deportation of dangerous foreign nationals and does nothing to change the attitudes of governments like russia when it comes to human rights. so regardless of the e.u. referendum my view is this if we want to reform human rights laws in this country it isn't you we should leave but the c.h.r. on the jurisdiction of its cause well u.k. prime minister theresa may certainly appears not to be so concerned about human rights abuses when it comes to her selling arms to saudi arabia they're being used
to bomb the poorest country in the middle east and the un has called yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis thousands of children have been killed hundreds of thousands injured and millions are in need of humanitarian aid joining me now is a journalist in the yemeni capital of sanaa hussain carty hussain thanks so much for joining us it's been reported that a. cameraman. has been killed by a factor u.k. backed saudi bombing how dangerous is it to be a journalist in yemen actually is very very dangerous especially when the coalition use a technique called the strike they normally most of the strike they target an area either the military or as well civilians they waited five five six minutes and then they targeted again and after three minutes they do it again and this is always actually they targeting. us who come to the safe who have who
have been being killed in this strike will journalist and you mentioned this a journalist is not the first one i think there are about. journalist who has been killed by the saudi director airstrike and i think this is the way because the saudi think that they can commit all this crime all this strike and the only thing that can hold them accountable a journalist so they try to target them again the target is skewered to kill as many civilians as they can and not allowing journalists to come into yemen if they really. not afraid of what they're doing in yemen then they will. donnelly's to come easily saudi arabia seldom really gives a statement to this program they have denied to other sources they deliberately target journalists or indeed. double tap strikes well i mean people know maybe
a bit about saudi arabia but what about any proof that british bombs are killing people in yemen yeah of course amnesty international has released many reports one of them is about saudi air strike in the outskirts of sanaa targeted in a set i mean a factory and they believe they have killed and injured some workers and it was used in british bombs have been as well like maybe six months ago with the irish a journalist to yemen demining. son are you have seen they have collection of u.s. made cluster bomb. british made cholesterol money ask them what kind of cluster bomb you mainly find across yemen especially in the north region of assad and near the saudi border they say they are if not the u.s. made cluster bomb they are a british made cluster bomb and this clearly that the i believe that the
independent the newspaper or other newspaper in britain have said that you united kingdom sales of. to saudi arabia during the war has increased five hundred percent just imagine there are actually making profit from this war the united states making but of it france making bit of it and the other hand they do want this war to stop this symbol it's kind of business for them i would they stop the war in yemen. as well the saudi try to block journalists not to cover this use of what british made bombs and thanks to the united kingdom and us who are actually given the saudi. supplies including scored in. it on of the world satellite footage drones footage and fuel in the saudi jet on the sky of yemen if the saudi didn't have any of this they cannot conduct any airstrike on yemen they cannot have a blockade in yemen the british government denies exporting cluster bombs right now
into drone strikes which you mentioned drones qatari network al jazeera reporter the u.s. drone strike at the end of last month killing six civilians in the core leading to mass protests in shop any confirmation of this because it hasn't been confirmed by other sources of drone strikes killing men women and children civilians of course they will deny that there are civilians being killed and it's really hard to prove that civilians are killed because they can call in a civilian and yemen. al qaida member but that strike and the raid that have. been conducted i believe last year the target in that village in the region in. that area was under the saudi led coalition controlled so we show you how an area under the control of the saudi that as they say have al-qaeda training camp so how come it that you have in that in that area and there were women and children killed
in that strike how can be a child that's nine year old or twelve or six or seven be a member of al qaeda. only the strike that the united states is conducting that was early on in the trump president i really think the u.s. was where was killed and it was the first casualty of any war to hold trumpets in which he had been actively engaging have you seen drone strikes numbers go up since donald trump went to the white house. the number according to like you as a newspaper site have to double to do it in combat and is not only drone strike on as they say or as they call it. terrorist target saudi newspaper. cold heart is one of the main newspaper in saudi. have conducted an interview with the book person of. the bin tackle called rankin allow he and he spoke about hundred forty u.s. a strike supporting the saudi led coalition and their many government which is based
in riyadh those airstrikes those drone strikes or strikes not. what they have declared before over two hundred forty strikes on al qaida members those strikes are in support of the saudi led coalition and there are fourteen thousand yemeni civilians who have been killed by direct saudi led coalition airstrikes it means that the united states is responsible of many deaths and i can say that the united states and britain is responsible one hundred percent of all civilians killed in yemen because thanks to the fueling jet thanks to the drone. footage and. a g. b. c. code in it and laser target on all the smart bomb the saudis will not be able to target areas across yemen so they are responsible hundred percent and we remember on the twenty sixth of march in two thousand and fifteen the saudi war in yemen was not declared from riyadh or united arab emirates or any other country that and that
over here in this coalition it was declared from washington d.c. by the saudi ambassador then who is the foreign minister of the saudi just imagine that first of all it's declared from another country against a third country and to show you the total involvement of the united states and britain we're told our mainstream media in britain years there is a war saudis involved britain really isn't britain i'm sorry you're giving the surveyed the million people who are affected children affected by cholera we certainly don't given the story you're giving me this how how in the west when they when they support a country in a war they will make billions of dollars in arms sales as i mentioned that the u.k. . weapons says today. two saudi has increased five times to the united arab emirates it could be the same so they make it billions of dollars in profit on the other hand they will get maybe ten million to twenty million pounds or dollars help in yemen either through united kingdom government or through united states as they
call it u.s. aid and this is actually. as they say sold into injury that you kill these people and you make money from it and then you get one percent into to support yemenis and i've just seen a i think a week ago on the twitter account of the u.k. ambassador to yemen who has never been to yemen during the war he's based in the rain and riyadh and he was saying about two. embassy is doing to collect money for yemeni and they have collected about two to three thousand pounds. to eight yemeni just imagine three thousand pound yemeni to help them and their media and the united kingdom and as well the u.k. government is only folks in about this few thousand pounds that they are given into yemen and they keep in a blind eye about like billions of dollars they are make an improv it from supporting the saudi and this is really really.