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began with the cambridge university professor creating a personality up and passing the information acquired on to a third party cambridge analytical once facebook realized it violated their terms they wanted all data to be destroyed and it has the potential to be a lengthy legal battle and the fuel to the fire is the fact cambridge and the liska say they were conducting separate work for the trump's presidential campaign surely the double trump campaign was the first opportunist in data gathering think back to a bomb as reelection campaign in two thousand and twelve is media analytics direct it claims they managed to get a lot more person in from ation then their rivals if facebook users clicks on the democratic side it enabled campaigners to access a wealth of information all thanks to the loopholes in facebook's privacy terms facebook twenty five election we got people to opt in and the privacy policies at that time on facebook were that if they opted in they could tell us who all their friends were where this gets complicated is that freaks facebook out. so they shut
off the feature so that is out there you can take it back to the democrats have this information and with this information gathered they would know which one of your friends would implement the most in making a favorable voting decision davidson also says facebook allowed the obama campaign to do things they wouldn't have allowed others to do simply because they were on their size and whatever information passed to the campaigns of trump and obama they have one thing in common victory another common thread was the involvement of facebook status and both of victories whether in directly or directly and according to n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden facebook is really a surveillance company in sheep's clothing businesses that make money by collecting and selling detail records of private lives but once plainly described by agents companies rebranding us social media is the most successful deception since the bombing of war became one of defense and while the. well reading articles on how to
delete your data or facebook remember this a simple facebook mean claim to be posted by russia and thought to have caused chaos in the us elections perhaps trivial in the ground scheme of things as facebook looks into the nuts and bolts needed to prevent data leaking political campaign isn't their parties that are tightening their belts. while this story prompted passionately opposed views from richard goodstein a former advisor to hillary clinton's presidential campaign and legal and media analyst. it looks like it's undisputed that they did things that either were clearly against the law campaign finance laws the involvement of foreigners and u.s. election campaigns let alone kind of the moral approach of basically pretending to be something that they weren't. so they either clearly would over the line or they they went right up to it and i think that's what investigators where the state attorneys general i'm sure congress will look into it whether this justice
department looks into it because donald trump was the beneficiary of his campaign that they worked with i wouldn't exactly hold my breath on that happening and when barat obama was the beneficiary of face book data i'll be not cold and i gleaned by these characters like especially don't forget legs and did in action american you say that and that immediately turned that's the dog whistle went missing the point this is about a surveillance world that we live in that's being utilized by everybody constantly this means of not being able to get to live it is not the issue look we've already had facebook why publicly about what they did and didn't know they finally had to come clean right because i actually think they have a bit of a guilty conscience having worked with the trump campaign to do things that are frankly kind of un-american so you know we'll see i understand that's the kind of
party line which is whatever whatever the russian box may have done was dwarfed by you know this large things we'll see what did they do that was un-american what well again they paid they they ran messages that pitted blacks against whites they got under the skin of blacks because some of them claim that there were no white for coming after them and vice versa you were telling me that all the sudden the russians are who are the russians is the russian government is it flat in your book is it the kremlin some guy with a russian name who are these russians so. to get this straight we had prayer president barbara rock obama who basically went and absolutely not only colluded with but actively campaigned against bibi netanyahu no problem then he went we guarding brags that he said you're going to be waiting in the queue with you down or if you vote for braggs it let me also well actually involve himself in the scottish independence movement as well so we we don't seem to care about this and i
can't believe it that we have gone from that to this dainty miniscule didn't move in him is microstamping buying of facebook ad and somebody is going to say oh wait a minute hold it i was going to vote for hillary clinton but now what i just how did you say this facebook ad that said i mean really this is they i with all due respect this is the best the russians have facebook if lionel is of the view that all those billions of dollars are spent worldwide on advertising or news channels like arts here and others is just absolutely just wasting money to see you might as well throw it out the window if that's your attitude and obviously i'm not going to persuade him or anybody who believes that that by you know that i don't want to go to affect anybody's opinion light oh no she is me i didn't really know what my point is my point is my point is that yes i think facebook should be ashamed of
itself because the evidence seems to be that it knew exactly what it was what its role in this was and in a sense it was kind of facilitating this in the interest of making a buck and i think that's wrong. well meanwhile saudi arabia's crown prince is in washington on an official visit president welcomed one hundred been silent to the white house and gave a presentation on u.s. military hardware. three billion dollars five hundred thirty three million dollars five hundred forty five million dollars the screeners are you kidding me so here it is a very wealthy nation and we're going to give the united states some of them well hopefully . well many of the u.s. weapons sold to saudi arabia are being used in the military intervention in yemen saudi arabia has been bombarding its southern neighbor history is to prop up the government against shared rebel forces and many people in the us are unhappy about their country support for the intervention zante samir khan reports demonstrators
have gathered just outside the white house to protest against the saudi princes u.s. tour as well as the saudi assault on yemen and yemen is a cry only crown prince it's here in the u.s. the new inside the white house right now meeting with the president trust he's here to secure and secure more u.s. weapons to be used against me i mean and to him but also the bargain himself as a reformer well being responsible for creating the worst humanitarian disaster on earth and yemen. you know they are you. saying there's been a whole lot of criticism over washington's role in the kingdom's campaign but first some background ten thousand people have been killed since the start of the intervention back in two thousand and fifteen and a saudi imposed blockade has left the country at the brink of famine which the u.n.
has deemed the world's worst humanitarian crisis. ok thank you. now even though the public has condemned washington's role the u.s. has been actively supporting the campaign by arming the saudis amongst many other things last year trump signed a record arms deal with saudi arabia worth about a hundred and ten billion dollars one of the biggest in history and trump hopes to make more deals with the country apparently russia will also be on the agenda when trump does meet with the saudi prince senior u.s. officials say president trump and mohamed bin someone will look for ways to make
russia pay a price for its aggressions and the kremlin has even responded expressing regret over the demonization of russia describing it as this maniacal desire to make russia pay for something but due to all of these protests trunks meeting with the prince might not go as smoothly as planned. while president trump and the saudi crown prince were meeting us in the u.s. census voted against a motion to end support for the saudi intervention in yemen one of the authors of the bill was for one senator bernie sanders addressing the charge the chamber he called the war in yemen one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of time the motion would have prevented the u.s. from providing military intelligence for the saudi payment as well as weaponry and it has rejected it by fifty five votes to forty four middle east expert says the saudi princes visit was time to ensure continued to u.s. support for the war in yemen. this was was this show there was no seriousness the
timing. was that when it comes to certain issues for sure in foreign policy the presidency and the states really don't see it mutually agreed then they play good cop bad cop to achieve maximum results and i think this is what we have here the saudis felt that the this is my stuff so the had to increase the price of the offer to buy more weapons and other did so this was very clearly a political theater the united states. working in the saudi command and control in the area so they do have very good. knowledge of what happens the reality is the united and the u.k. . involved in this war and the fact that they hide it the extent of their involvement is really evident to how horrible it all is.
there's been political uproar in austria following a police raid on the domestic intelligence headquarters austria's new right wing coalition government suspects the b.v.t. agency of holding data illegally it also accuses the agency's chief of corruption has now been suspended and moved the interior minister describes as unavoidable. this is your view as you know we have taken legal action against several officials from the p.v.t. intelligence agency accused by the prosecutor in this case i can tell you that effective immediately pizza grid ling is suspended as b.v.t. director until further notice. however the opposition claims the probe is politically motivated the social democrats insist the government just wanted to seize compromising data on right wing extremists and then i threatening an inquiry into the actions of the ruling party is. if you listen the hundred days to cause doubts among the austrian people over the security forces your actions intimidated
those officials who are supposed to foot the extreme right is the signal that wimbledon right seen here hannah's children are from the coalition's freedom party says the criminal probe against the intelligence chief made it impossible for him to continue in his job. prosecution asked for this rate which was not actually a raid but it was there was a pending criminal investigation against some members of the b.b. t. the b.b. g.'s are very sensible institution and police because it is the so-called buehrle for to protect and love the constitution and to fight against terrorism that's what the abbreviations that stands for if the head of this group of this bureau is under investigation it's clear that the minister has no other choice but to suspend him for the time being because such. was such a sensible task can't be run by someone who is under criminal investigation himself
. this search was done and as it was a sensible subject to sort of ask for a unit which has absolutely nothing to do with crime against the state this was g.s. that is the group for the fight against street crime. and this group is headed by a man close to the freedom party which makes the saying now. easily to sell is a big thing they were only to help the prosecution in case they met resistance or the people did not cooperate so they actually didn't do the rate they were just asked by the investigators by the criminal investigators to assist. all information i got is absolutely untrue and unfounded so it was no raid to seize data that have to do with extremist investigation all the data remained in place if
they took copies of the start as i am not aware of i do not but the fact is that no file was removed and in the way the investigation against certain persons was inhibits it or stopped or something like that so this is all the room or the maid around it to construct a big story as you have seen today in the parliament even had a special session dedicated to this matter this is of course something the social democratic party the main opposition parties tries to exploit to now. just a mark fifteen years since the us invasion of iraq but what started out as a promise to liberate the country from a dictator turned into years of conflict is a reminder of how it all unfolded. less than a teaspoon full of dry anthrax in an arm below shutdown the united states senate arac declared eighty five hundred liters of anthrax
it will take time to eradicate a cancer like i said we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists. cut . what's concerning is people who are popping up hostile those in that city people of mosul are the ones who would acquire dire humanitarian assistance. well one of the war's darkest aspects was the exposure of the torture undergone by iraqi detainees at abu ghraib prison the jail was originally used by saddam hussein
for political prisoners but after the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three it became a military prison for thousands of captured iraqis there many suffered torture sexual abuse rape and humiliation the images of soldiers posing next to tormented prisoners shocked the world when they were released these led to the convictions of eleven american soldiers and a wide scale public outcry in the u.s. r.t. has spoken with former abu ghraib prisoners who describe their ordeal and a warning you may find the following images disturbing. we'll know more when they americans arrived with their tanks we thought they would read us of the harsh regime everyone would have their own house and car just like in the wealthy arab countries or in the west but it turns out to be the opposite. of shots they would hang
a prisoner on the metal door of the cell and subject them to electrocution or you're a nation they would stick a rifle into sensitive areas or they would use a broken broomstick causing internal bleeding prisoners would need surgery and. after i was released whenever i saw americans on the street i would be terrified they would send me back to that place and torture me again it still keeps me up at night remembering the torture and they hear the screams. and yet i still have nightmares and suffer physical and mental pain as if it all happened yesterday i worked night and day to try to forget it what we went through and what happened to iraq was a terrible crime it broke us even now i can't get inside a bafta because it makes me think of waterboarding.
the time i spend in that prison help like a lifetime an hour or that pain humiliation and unjust is stays with you forever. i'll be back with the headlines at the top of the more news in the meantime com. thank. ratings and salutations according to the united nations human rights office as of november last year at least at least over five thousand civilians in the war torn
country of yemen have been killed over eight thousand have been wounded and according to human rights watch those numbers are likely to be much much higher. one of the major players in the catastrophic loss of life and diabolical living conditions currently savaging yemen is the kingdom of saudi arabia who along with their coalition forces have aggressively and violently bombed yemen into what many are calling the world's largest humanitarian catastrophe yes even worse than what you've read about and seen in syria but who wants to dwell on you know little things like human catastrophe would royalty is coming to town yes the crown prince of saudi arabia myself mohamed been solemn hit washington d.c. this week mohawk watchers and judging from the fawning corporate press and overjoyed expressions on defense contractor faces you would think that the son of helio sim self-hate the un had just landed at dulles international and promised one
concubines and chariot rides for the kids c.b.s. is on sixty minutes the grand old long running any vacuum cleaner news show hype their one on one interview with the crown prince by tweeting out prince mohammed bin solomon is already the most dominant arab leader in a generation his reforms inside saudi arabia been revolutionary is a mancipation he's a man separating women introducing music and cinema cracking down on corruption in the land with fifteen thousand princes princes. you know sixty minutes i just come here and this moment you know sixty minutes that you know you're you're in are gas living colonialism is showing just like as many house wrote for the intercept move over tom friedman and david ignatius table ignatius of the saudis seem to have found a new cheerleader within the us press corps so that raises the big ultimate question hog watchers has been solomon the dreamy reformer prints that mainstream media is making him out to be or is he just another tyrant king in the making let's find out
by watching the hawks. that the. rails. as a lot of. like you i got. this. on the watch of the hard science i robot and i'm tabitha wallace and i am also. very very disappointed oh it's so similar to a strong i'm really disappointed in sixty minutes i know they've made mistakes in the past i feel like they have to you know it's on as if they're perfect nobody's perfect but years and years i've watched sixty minutes since i was
a child and to watch this interview which was softball question after softball question i mean roughly only a couple of minutes was spent on the saudi airstrikes are what the human the very very very horrible human rights violations. in in yemen no coverage no questions about their you know controversial record of stonings and beheadings nothing on the one little thing like that no big deal just kind of spread out to ask about it no questions about twenty eight declassified pages that connected you know that said there was a pos strong strongly suggested at the very least a connection between what happened in new york on nine eleven and the saudi involvement or funding which i think it's a pretty big deal i'll be good question that i ask of the good a situation like that like when you have a leader there right one of you you've got are asking the hard questions and to the point you're sixty minutes no we're just supposed to sit there as women and of
course they have interviewed that it's like as if a woman are supposed to go oh my god this so wonderful that he's like letting women do this first of all. i could do an hour on that alone but you know maybe i don't know ask him about how there's a death penalty in saudi arabia for you know blasphemy or sorcery you know i get in trouble for that one clearly adultery and homosexuality people get so into that they get thrown off buildings people get beheaded for these things and yet that wasn't a big deal and he has some of them in the other side also mention this and he said instead we're treated like the idea that they should be writing instead we were treated to o'donnell owing an eyeing of the crown prince's youthfulness workaholism and lest we forget so poor and for women drivers the interview itself consists of one softball question after another and it was separate tunning ole he let me drive you may and separating anybody it's still it's a monarchy it's a dictatorship i mean president i don't understand why we're falling over them it's
amazing to me to when you see that kind of duality taken place because it's like on one hand you know we're ridiculing people for you know calling up to say like hey can grab see one while on the other hand like the media is like falling over themselves for a guy who doesn't even have elections in this country now there's fifty thousand princes i mean that's not it you would write when i read that script i read that tweet and i think i mentioned on my twitter account also it said the thing about you know he also was literally the architect of the war and that's the thing i don't know mentioned what's amazing today do is that we're having a vote in the senate on tuesday the same day that the prince arrives to essentially have. you know pass a potential resolution directing u.s. military to stop cooperating with the saudi led ransom and it's gotten that bad that the senate actually voted on stopping i'm sure it's just extraordinary in the united states today. imagine not having more war not voting for more war.
shocking to me one of the resolutions backers of some of the likely republican out of utah. named on the senate floor last week listen to this he said the constitution is polluted pretty clear on this point it says that congress shall have the power to declare war congress not the president not the pentagon but congress so now they actually are stepping up i think him leave bernie sanders one another person stepped up several put this resolution forward and maybe get out of the business of helping saudi bomb yemen into the stone age and the part about that vote is that it have to happen because it being a war resolution being the kind of resolution as they have to vote on whether like it or not so they can't push off to the side and then you'll know who is for war and who's a hawk that you will know really quickly from that because i mean there's no way that you could look at the suffering going on in yemen and say oh we want to continue to be a part of that that the suffering going on there justifies the mission that we've been told over of well you know we've got a it's an iranian proxy and we've got to keep iranians influence down and all of
this other garbage that we get fed all the time it's like you know none of that even whether how true or not true justifies the amount of suffering in yemen that we've seen in these last few years no not the starvation none of that suffering. when every daily news cycle can feel like a year back on earth one of the twentieth century it may be hard to believe that this week marks the fifteenth anniversary of the u.s. invasion of iraq much has changed since then iraq has undergone one way of of chaotic violence after another in the nihilistic forces of isis of largely coming on in the u.s. three radically different presidents have now all had to struggle with the political ramifications of one of the nation's longest and most controversial wars hundreds of thousands perhaps even millions of civilians have now paid with their lives for a conflict we still fail to fully comprehend and rationalize and a slowly evolving understanding of the intelligence that led to the two thousand
and three invasion has allowed any unbiased critic to realize that the entire enterprise was premised on a series of lies and manipulations but one thing nevertheless remains the same and that's the other lack of accountability for any of the players responsible for the debacle stand cohen joins us now to explore how those very same players are now back out again beating the word jerome's unimpeded with new targets on their minds thanks for joining us good to be with you fifteen years later i see those same faces that brought us into the iraq war one after another the crystals and what all of laos for us you know who are some of these people one of those what are the folks that we're looking at here well i mean it really starts at the top we have to look at the commander in chief himself you know mr mission accomplished george w. bush two term president. who started the war in iraq based on a series of lies that he knew were lies and in the savagery of the trump era has been able to completely rehabilitate his image and is now be loved by liberals
simply because he goes along with the narrative that once again is evidence free that russia have elections and so he's been welcomed back into the bosom of the mainstream we can look at colin powell the former secretary of state. who lied at the u.n. security council about anthrax claiming saddam hussein was behind it and is now a fellow at there are no is on the board of directors the new conservative think tank the council of foreign relations and he even admitted that he was he was lying but he really you know face no punishment i think most of all the greatest figure today is robert muller the former f.b.i. director who is now leading the justice department special investigation into alleged russian interference and he is he more than anyone is beloved by liberals as a hero who is going to take down trump with the silver bullet that just seems like
it's so close but they can't quite get any continues to to feed this monster that is a total distraction from our devastating us foreign policy that continues to destroy countries today as a what where did muller fit into that whole women the iraq and although i get colin powell i get the take it reminded viewers of what we're both. kind of trifecta when he testified under oath and should you know perjured himself that saddam hussein had weapons of mass destruction and he should be held accountable for that but you know obviously like like all these other officials he's not there yet lying to congress i'm not that big a deal and if i got by on or minor infraction as long as you're on the right side on the right party at the time what i wonder is how culpable is the mainstream media for sort of to keep feeding and receding and rebranding maze think tank ideologues that we've watched i mean let's be real about think tanks want to get out of major is the entire conversation about another.