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mattis argues that sending less arms to the region could actually do more harm than good and interesting take given that amnesty international drew precisely the opposite conclusion citing a correlation between arms flows into the conflict hotspots and mounting civilian casualties well the u.s. ambassador to yemen does acknowledge his country's increased liability for the dire situation on the ground there is of course a moral sponsibility that we take on for the type of country we are and i think we feel more responsibility and so we do our best to ensure that weapons that we sell are used in accordance which we would want them to be used the question though of how exactly the u.s. military ensures their support stays in line with the u.s. values remains open does contract the purpose of the missions that it is refueling what targets it strikes and the results of that mission senator we do not ok on the up side according to our master to are the saudis are making progress
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and learning lessons from the u.s. counterparts we've provided training to the saudis and law of armed conflict how to conduct operations in a way to make absolutely certain that you're taking all necessary measures to avoid any collateral damage and we see now that the saudis are starting to slowly adopt some of the measures that we've suggested to slowly perhaps for the people of yemen with ever louder warnings about the ongoing catastrophe falling on deaf ears. daniel controlling that she just quick reminder all the rest of our many top stories and features today on our site dot com check it out a great resource if you've not seen it yet again today here in the newsroom it's kevin owen saying thanks for watching this latest live update from monte international. greetings and salutations spring is here hawk watchers as we grow in the summer you
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can feel a great energy charge in the air we saw it in action over the weekend as roughly eight hundred thousand protesters took to the streets of washington d.c. demanding an end to the uniquely u.s. nightmare school shootings and gun related violence but as the old saying goes the more things change the more things stay the same you see as these kids teenagers parents and teachers applauded the powerful speeches demanding an end to violence their elected officials both democrat and republican went about business as usual and guaranteed over seven hundred billion dollars worth of violence worldwide i present to you the great one point three trillion dollar omnibus spending bill ladies and gentlemen a good place to see where your congressmen and president's moral values truly lie seven hundred billion more than half for the war department including sixty five
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point two billion specifically set aside for the o.c. o. the overseas contingency operations the actual budget specifically for waging war. and while the defense contractors bank rolls boom and their c.e.o.'s portfolios quadruple platinum that what joyce prizes await us behind door number one what do we get out of all this well besides incineration and but wombs how about a good old helping of warfare and do starvation. yes according to the world food program or w of peace sixty percent of the eight hundred fifteen million chronically hungry people of the world those who do not know where their next meal is coming from those people all live in areas of armed conflict if you have p. executive director david beasley noted wars and conflicts are driving hunger in a way we've never seen before. change change may very well be
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coming soon but in the meantime we'd better be watching all of us. what. it looks like. it's like. at the bottom. like you that i got. this. week so. welcome aboard the watch of the hawks i am. in downtown and war is starving people starving people yeah yeah scorching the us the the cost of waging war the damage of waging war all around the country is are all around the world is. people are starving for up and it's sad
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truly it's heartbreaking at the end of the war for me to understand how you can ask for all this money to talk about these things that you need to do and not have that worked into your military budget to repair food insecurity in the areas you are causing food insecurity and go because then that would make you have to actually care about the people and civilians that you're bombing right tab like if you if you're worried about their well being and help provide them with instability already about a bombing them search you might have to have you know a soul. and if you have to have a cell of that you have to actually care about. this seven hundred billion which are many people around the world could be fed up seven hundred billion dollars this seven billion is the biggest year to year increase in defense funding in the last fifteen years here in the united states sixty one billion increase over twenty seven teams in active levels last year's level sixty one more the air force is. adding this with my plan for a lot of things a good ships all this stuff trump was talking about i had to do this because i had
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to save the reason i signed the on this bill blah blah blah the air force adding about fifty six of those wonderfully scarily scares leap at the fly f. thirty five years of remember those the one point three trillion dollar jet. and it fully funds an active duty military of one point three million soldiers and reservists of over eight hundred thousand which is an overall increase of troops to about nine thousand five hundred one carrying three hundred million are and i'll guarantee most of those troops specially neurons come from lower especially socio economic background and not a lot of lag you know nice expensive stuff and i know the you may find this shocking but according to representative mack thornberry out of texas was the chairman of the house armed services committee got hit with seven hundred billion is not enough i mean if not enough max says it's isn't enough to completely reverse
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the shortfalls in readiness modernization stating quote it is not enough to fix our problems but it's probably the right amount to be spent this year zero grade mack really how is when and what weird under upside down world is seven hundred billion dollars not enough money i mean that is over half of the entire on the spending bill goes right into the military to kill people with oh guess what. it's going to get bigger of course it's already decided they're getting going yeah it's going up to seven hundred sixteen billion and that's in. the twenty one thousand first goal under the so it's a two year spending military spending bill so it's going to go up to seven hundred sixty and also nothing to help people are starving but the other thing that the world food program that they had found was that the number of acutely hungry people as in will will die very soon without food to one hundred twenty five million worldwide that's one hundred twenty five me people and what they also found is that
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in the eighteen countries that have acute food insecurity fifteen of them were in africa and the middle east these are places we are bombing this is places we are making more unstable and the thing is you know about lack of food lack of food that can cause problems with just same thing you see and blood poisoning you've got a lot of problems you know if you're only a few meals away from it and it also makes people angry and makes people nervous. or who go to purchase. as we've been discussing the historic march for our lives took place over the weekend not only here in the united states but around the world from new york city to london to berlin back to washington d.c. protesters took to the streets carried signs staged dion's and spoke out against the violence caused by firearms are he's actually banks cover the over eight hundred thousand strong demonstrations here in washington d.c. and spoke with a survivor of the pulse nightclub shooting in orlando about the future of this movement. hundreds of thousands of people travel across the nation to gather here
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in the nation's capital counting everything shootings are an everyday problem and hopes of breaking the cycle of gun violence and america during the march many took to the stage including niamey walder martin luther king jr's granddaughter and parklane florida shooting survivor david a hawk however emma gonzalez another shooting survivor of the parklane high school shooting gave what some consider to be the most powerful speech of the day since the time that i came out here. it has been six minutes and twenty seconds the shooter has ceased shooting and will soon abandon his rifle blend in with the students as they escape and walk free for an hour before a rest fight for your lives before it's someone else's job i spoke to patience carter a survivor of the pulse nightclub shooting which a place in orlando florida on june twelfth two thousand and sixteen leaving forty nine people dead and fifty eight others enjoy being a victim of a match winning is super scary because it makes you evaluate every single setting
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differently. just being in school was hard just being in classrooms because you consciously thinking what if what if what if what if something happened surely after last month's parklane high school shooting trump proposed a solution to arm teachers with guns i think it's something that in itself is just making us balun for more problems like more guns isn't the answer to a problem that's caused by guns there's been a lot of argument talking about how teachers should be armed do we think that would be beneficial for our children's educational future to have teachers who now have got into it more not only do you know who has the gun but how did they get them in the first place and are they in the locations that we need them to be although people in cities all over the nation and all over the world were marching in solidarity many question of whether the march for our lives rallies will be affective in changing gun laws as a student whose i spent some time on capitol hill goes to school that's like a really grounded protest i think you can have this much noise and people are
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listen absolutely there's always packed and what we know is that marches change the media right and media thus inspires folks to action and then action makes the change that we need some are hopeful while others like carter or not if it's a club full of innocent people it was enough. of a concert for the people was enough. while it a street full of people be enough to get their attention now. it's a sad reality but i want to be more hopeful and i want to be more optimistic about the future of america and the beach of my gun last year but i just don't have the whole brain now many like carter are wondering when the u.s. government will put in place legislation that will protect and save the lives of people living in this country and washington national bank arts. joining us now to discuss the march the movement is r.t. correspondent asked the banks thanks for joining us kind of always a pleasure so actually there's
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a lot of talk in the aftermath of the of the march you know that the that this movement to get you know and all that is being co-opted their corporate ties that's it's turned to mean all the democrat bigwigs are taking it over blah blah blah do you get the feeling that from being there on saturday from the crowd the people you spoke to that that this is true is this kind of being is this movement being kind of hijacked and turned in a direction that shouldn't be going or anything like that although you are saying is pretty accurate tear all those saturdays march it was student led students it partner with a lot of wealthy celebrities including steven spielberg george clooney oprah winfrey but i wasn't getting that sense that a lot of the marchers there knew that this was happening but were even bothered by where the funding was coming from when it came to visit a massive event and i spoke to a lot of teachers a lot of students parents and just people in general who are just fed up that these mass shootings just keep taking place over and over again students keep losing
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their lives and nothing is being done they keep saying the government is essentially turning a blind eye so no it didn't seem like people were bothered by big corporate stepping in and it shows you the power of lobbyists that you could have eight hundred thousand people in the streets but like you know one lobby says no no no no no look this way the incredible the money as a big of a well there's a very huge shift of what's happening in these kids are a lot. so i guess the biggest question now is there's this massive push has lots of publicity the most of this movement go from here what's the next it's a great question because we see things happen all the time in this country people march in that sun so these students they're hoping that what did take place on saturday we as we saw in march for our lives really didn't just take place in d.c. took place all over the nation in cities like phoenix places in philadelphia pennsylvania florida and all across the world so they're hoping this will make the
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end pact but if it doesn't they're pushing forward and saying hey we're going to host events throughout the year a lot of these students cannot vote but they're hoping that the people that do support the are voting and if they can't they're helping people to register to vote because of the midterm elections that are coming up and they're hoping this will change legislation the woman you saw earlier in my report gonzalez she's a survivor of the parkland high school shooting and she was stating this is not the end this is only the beginning so they're looking to move forward even if this march did not make the desired and i mean i love it if you know the baby because to me any time a any time i see that youthful that energy out there saying we're going to change the world we don't care that's the thing that i love to see i just hope it does a good job i don't think the most teenagers couldn't care when george clooney i was there like whatever you're going to notice it but i think one of the interesting thing is i talk to people who were there that day as well and what they noticed was that there were kiosks or places where people were registering people to vote all
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over and so that was the thing that really made her happy because whether these kids are sixteen now they're the next presidential election those kids are going to vote in our banks always a pleasure everyone thank you so much for your reports all right as we go to break court watchers don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered of facebook and twitter see our poll shows that are t.v. dot com coming up sean stone discussed the role the british would states about hiring with author and director of the plymouth institute for peace research dr jim kolbe state to.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to get us a little the politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. thank you. thank. you before today's election meddling inspired poisoning accusations there was the cold war and before that the many casual observers of history may forget there was the great game in essence it was the original geopolitics standoff between russia
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and the west when the british empire washington's predecessor as the world's uninvited peacemaker spent decades laying the foundations for many of today's conflicts and an effort to restrict russia's influence in central asia and the middle east the long simmering undeclared war with its fighting in afghanistan sectarian violence political intrigue and desperate hunt for oil may seem like a very modern conflict and that's because it truly was song sounds out down with researcher tim coles author of recently released book human wrongs to discuss how this history shapes some of the world's most critical issues today the time britain's main interest was india so this is a nineteenth century india provided the u.k. was much of its resources particularly textiles and it was very important to keep supply long strategic supply lines open so here's where us going to stay came into the picture because the time going to. a border with india and so it was
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essential for britain's imperial interests the type of us to keep this area open so that you carrie. and to the present certainly it seems that people talk about oil wars and natural gas gas around the caspian sea in particular do you think this is what plays a large role in the conflicts that we've seen. be you know be it for example with afghanistan but even just in controlling in accessing those stands all those stands in the former soviet republics around the caspian. oh for sure there are institute of strategic studies papers in america which talk about the importance of caspian energy. particularly with afghanistan if you look at a map that's right in the center of this. strategic intrigue so back in the
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ninety's even iran was thinking of invading afghanistan that's the how important it is strategically for countries in the region and i think what the u.s. with british backing is trying to do at the moment is to block china's efforts to create what people call the new silk road which will be a trading route and of course within this trade route will be a nexus of. gas and oil pipelines running to different countries so there was plans for example of the u.s. to run a pipeline from i think it's turkmenistan down to pakistan and then on to india and this will prevent iran from running a pipeline through. i just want to provide india with energy although iran seems to be pushing it anyway regardless of what the us wants so in
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western media securely even among left wing liberal media we just don't hear about these kind of geo strategic interests it's all focusing on party politics or counterterrorism or whatever it may be or the minute show of particular operations in the broader context the importance of the economy and the dependence on fossil fuels is omitted from this sort of coverage absolutely and you spoke previously of the british support for the us invasion of iraq in two thousand and three but some of the supports may have been even more direct certainly the niger documents yellowcake documents from niger that basically were just meant to be the smoking gun that they were that iraq was developing a nuclear capabilities this was basically british intelligence that was providing the information in and essentially giving america. the the modus the
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modus operandi the end of the basically the mother motivation for invading iraq so what was the british game there. well britain certainly has a long history in iraq and it dates back really to the eighteen twenty s when british when armed british trading ships were sailing the tigris and euphrates rivers as geographers at the time put it we were going to bring civilisation to the sons of lawlessness in their words typical imperial mentality and of course with the dependence on oil and iraq as i think the second largest resources in the region then iraq became an ultimate prize as the foreign office as the british foreign office called it they said it's vital for any country that wants to dominate the world these were secret files which of been declassified and hardly
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reported anywhere you know mark curtis story in these documents the part from that you can hardly find any information about it and so coming up to the president two thousand and three with tony blair and george bush they concocted all sorts of. all sorts of ways of luring. saddam hussein one idea for example was to dress nice to dress a plane a war plane up in united nations markings and fire on iraqi targets to get saddam hussein to fire against the plane claiming that he had been attacking the united nations and used that to as a pretext for the invasion and this was seen to be a joint british and american plan according to phillips says one of britain's leading lawyers he somehow attained a copy of this plan so it's just one example of the kind of fabrications that the
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british establishment. think of in order to try and justify not only imperialism but support for american period was and then of course britain supplied the bulk of the forces to occupy pastoral in the south which is a crucial port for oil trade and. britain also would appear supply training for america's divide and conquer strategy were sunni and shia were played off against the other shia militias i think were being trained to such in that sunny's and this helped to sow chaos and death and destruction in iraq. and if we look across the board of the whole region that's what's occurred basically from iraq for them and you look at the leaders dictators frankly but mubarak and saddam assad gadhafi all have been deposed and
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yet they are all strikingly secular leaders even if they may have been bloodthirsty dictators and corrupt and the but at the in the day they solidify their countries around a secular idiology we've seen in their overthrow destabilisation more religious fanaticism that's. taken hold in this in these countries so what is the point of that from the anglo-american imperial perspective. well britain and america fairly actually manacled in who they support so saudi arabia. one of the most fanatic regimes gets plenty of support and as you mentioned others like gadhafi assad are secular so it depends on the timing one very interesting example is good afi so in the one nine hundred ninety s. the british m i six they were sending money to jihadi groups to try and
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overthrow gadhafi securely in the benghazi area of libya when it became apparent that they would not be able to do this eventually britain switched to supporting gadhafi again so having trained his or at least wired money to his opponents the british s.a.'s special air service with and training gadhafi forces then the situation reversed again because according to various statements on oil journals and with libya it's mostly about the oil good art it was not making reforms to the economy meaning he wasn't allowing british american french corporations to come in and fully buy up the state so the point britain switched again and started training jihadi. all the while while this was happening and then the jihadi high checked the arab spring and started trying to overthrow gadhafi all the while my
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six had a plan to get gadhafi out of the country if he agreed to certain conditions we don't know what conditions were because they haven't been released in court statements so this just shows that the britain and america simply don't care the elites of those countries who plan these wars they don't care they have no moral guiding moral principles whether it's secular or not but one of the real tragedies of this is that when you have a secular dictators like say mubarak in egypt you end up getting groups like the muslim brotherhood which actually provides social welfare to the population that the chip which that being exploited them and they have high rates of unemployment so they depend on these slummy groups for support and then these islamic groups are demonized now it's you know the outright media of line which is
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really fanatically most of them but even in the mainstream media we hear insinuations that these are terrorist groups or supporters of islam so when the muslim brotherhood candidate morsi came to power briefly in egypt there was a kind of sigh of relief in certain sectors of the media when he was deposed by sisi who then went on to commit mass murder in egypt. sparked by the endless ambitions of one iran must are renewed fascination for exploring and potentially colonizing outer space is certainly exciting to behold but what of the unexplored front here is much much closer to home to anyone but the most diehard fans of b.b.c. blue planet there is the fact that human civilization has only explored five percent of the plant's oceans is a ridiculous proposition. but nevertheless it's true and a crew of intrepid scientists and divers is working hard to make it right and to
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add a twist not only is true lore and his science under the sea team shining a bright light on the world's deepest secrets they're doing so under eight ten foot thick ceiling of antarctic ice in a shimmering underwater science lab capped at a frosty negative two degrees celsius so as we look up to the stars and follow a red tesla roadster shooting through the galaxy does not forget the brave scientists who are under the ice and determined to float the year away one of the planet's most extreme environments all for the sake of science this is an incredible. day i would never of the guts to do that looks and to be out all that dust that's cold that's beyond go but wow you know this is the way we want to live under the ocean and started i was very pretty you see the colors everything is very pretty but my habits to cite an article for thais a little cold for caribbean was for thais were good level nice breezy i'll take a hurricane over cold that i go over well that is
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a show for me to tell everyone remember everyone in those world told your loved ups would tell you all i love you i have titles on target and i'm to have a lot of people watching those hawks out there and other great things are there but if. there's an issue probably the only issue the unites many of the most powerful individuals surrounding donald trump and the issue is hostility directed at the ranch there is every reason to believe the same people will translate their hostility into even the new with kerry action the war cabinet is mobilizing.
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large crowds gather across russia to mourn the victims of a huge shopping center. which killed sixty four on sunday meantime in the city itself. thousands rallied to demand answers and justice for those who died calling for the resignation of the regional government. and the u.s. state department says it has no proof russia was behind the poisoning of. london's claims at face value nonetheless.


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