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vij the prosecutor general's office. members of the prosecutor general's office as a lawyer that's quite legal there's nothing illegal about it you can go to the united states and represent a client it's just another meeting and tribunal met her. only large to twenty minutes they didn't speak about very much if the opposition of robert miller well you can find evidence. they were conspiring together they were trying trying to undermine who recruited him so it's up to them to do that but on the face of it just norden really. would have to prove that it had other. rather objectives in the meeting and if either very very difficult. to prove. now it's fifteen years since one of the darkest chapters of the iraq war through to massacre that was when u.s. soldiers opened fire on civilian protesters killing scores of people at the time
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the u.s. military claimed that protesters opened fire at soldiers first however human rights watch never found any trace of bullets in the building the offices had been within a year the u.s. had launched an all out military assault on the city known as the first battle for the for which resulted in around six hundred deaths many civilians including women and children were among the casualties washington used white phosphorus and depleted uranium at the time which according to doctors led to. deaths miscarriages and also birth defects there's also a twelfth old increase in child cancer cases that's higher than among hiroshima survivors is on locals in fallujah still dealing with the consequences the death of us i hear this story begins with their talk and followed when the americans attacked at first i had a few miscarriages and then i had tried to much. though. the
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doctors discovered that it was a result of the phosphorus which was used by the americans. and that i said i have conducted a study based on samples analyzed in certified german laps which have nothing to do with any political party they found here a new career and other pollutants. in this business tell us how she's a very good student despite her disability when she writes on the board or in her notebook and it is very nice she's one of our best students in.
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her friends here. in the summer. and. it was a. while there has been little relief for civilians because in a matter of years islamic state would start to take a foothold in fallujah bringing with it the turmoil of civil war and even after i still was driven out of the country locals say life in the city is still far from the norm. and although we came back from the camp to fallujah they told us that the city and its suburbs are clear of these so we came back as we were cleaning the house an i.e.d. went off and killed my sister and sister. and at this neighborhood went through a lot this house lost two women lost a son and the other was crippled and seen any official pass by here. about arsenal
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offered condolences. but the bay area is destroyed it's not a place anyone would want to come to stay in our house go to the house in front of us use this road to come in and out of it that's what we don't go anywhere else the area is full of bombs or additional fire look at these flags all over the place which we can't work here the area is dangerous soldiers have come here set off two or three bombs and left this area behind me is closed off from the flanks trying to come home but they can't. now america's secretary of state might pompei or has kicked off his new role with a speech at nato headquarters in brussels p. took a no germany's failure to meet the alliance's military spending target of two percent of g.d.p. . do you think germany is doing enough to meet the two percent target now. what should the money do they should meet the goals that they agreed to. but
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despite pompei o's attack on germany for not enough military spending the country seems to be changing as it starts allocating more on military trains and also aircraft. went to the bird in a show to see what is new on display. this year is an exploit is underway in the german capital polled thousand square meters of all things aviation from the commercial private and military sectors. that just next to me are some of the joints currently operated by the german military this is the current and if we come over this way this is the current t p that's the one that could be equipped with weapons now then made by an israeli company in a joint partnership with the aerospace giant airbus and over the next nine years
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germany is set to spend a billion a year zero increasing the current fleet of these many isn't just looking to buy drones from abroad behind me is apparently the future it's called the european mail now it's a joint collaboration between italy france spain and germany and the developers all of this particular unmanned aircraft told me why those type of drones are the weapon of choice for modern european armies this is now the next step towards the kind of independence in europe and that of course comes them along with a clear push into several. meaning data but also to well when it comes to the real ability and so on also on display is this much of a five now this is lockheed martin stealth jet that's being touted as a replacement for the tornado fighter bomber that's currently. aided by the german
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military and it's not just the professionals they get to saw through the air using this tactical simulator of a helicopter i can even fly a mission a small german town albeit it's rather a bumpy ride with me in charge companies from all over the world to showcasing their wares and germany is in the market to buy the country's army chief is already call to defense spending by fifteen billion euro by twenty twenty one but opposition politicians aren't happy with that direction or the pressure being put on germany by its nato allies to spend more on the military this is the wrong direction in the mall and very next in the consideration of education and the climate solution of the health system in germany for example and. military and if you look at the german population german population wants peace so i walk
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around in her room everyone says i want peace so i think the government have to listen listen to the population and we as a left bring forward position and other actors. human mistake just group for that position as well despite those dissenting voices it does seem that the german military set for a funding boost and without a load of new hardware peter all about r t berlin. thanks me with we're going to take a quick break we'll be back in two minutes. with manufactured consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes project themselves. the crime.
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nor middle of the room. seems wrong. just don't. get to shape out to stay active. and engaged because betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. welcome back now there have been surprising revelations from the world anti-doping agencies that revealed the list of the worst doping violators in twenty sixteen at
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the top italy france and the us were the worst offenders while russia which has been heavily punished by water and other international groups over doping allegations since then is only number six we gauge reaction in paris and new york to the revelations. if i was going to say to you what country do you think was the number one being violated in two thousand and sixteen which country would you name russia russia russia maybe between america and russia. i would guess russia. russia china no russia russia so what would you say then if i told you that russia was not the top violated in terms of anti doping if they were even the second the third the fourth all the fifth but they were actually six in the report what would you say to that as well it's surprising for russia
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where you want to be honest but i guess it's just what the reporters nowadays focus on this is news to them as well as watch the news so you hear about maybe it's just a sort of western take on things trying to tame the enemy and i think there is a long history of us blaming them for it certainly it makes me wonder if you're going to like trust on the newspaper but riding on just a couple of days ago witness in the russian drug scandal admitted he actually had no idea about key elements of the alleged doping process he was testifying in the court of arbitration for sport and revealed he also never saw the supposed cocktail administered to athletes nor know it was smuggled abroad or sports loyalists in bologna things his admission is embarrassing for words. these are the east totally destroyed so he was not able to convince the judges and that
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means he was not able to back the mclaren recall was which was the basis for all these allegations all were all these years i think this is now a big defeat for i.o.c. who are the people of the four recall icing east is a big big defeat it's really a mess what happened and all these athletes they are the weak team of a very bad management of these cases and i sink. one should sing about seeing these elites who haven't suffered so much. now a link to conversation has revealed the u.s. democratic party's leadership pressured a candidate for a house seat in colorado to drop out of the race he would likely get out of the race. i know you're
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a fundraiser. and you guys are someone money and. then. i mean it's undemocratic a smaller. sum at someone and then try to rig the primary. but you were part of that process. every telamon there had been focusing his campaign on clean elections combating climate change and improving the health care system in the u.s. he was endorsed by the state senator last may but was later asked to drop back to the race the house minority leader has defended the make. i don't see anything
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inappropriate and let. mr hoyer was engaged in a conversation about the realities of life in a race as to who can win in the general election well this is not the first time leaks have pointed to the us democratic party's attempt to influence elections e-mails revealed by wiki leaks show that party's officials did try to use bernie sanders religion against him in favor of hillary clinton both were representing the democrats in the twenty sixteen race for the white house leagues also showed the then vice chair sorry of the democratic national committee secretly gave clinton debate questions in advance that was during the democratic primary however the current d.n.c. chair says incidents like this are actually a thing of the past but we're moving forward we have to make sure that everything is fair and open and everybody has a fair shake and that's what we're going to do when we discussed the issue with the journalist and author daniel is there who believes the democrats becoming less
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democratic there's a split in the party between the base and the higher echelons the elected officials it's totally undemocratic. smoke and mirrors the base thinks they're getting a choice but they really aren't because the the real candidates are decided are chosen behind closed doors. the democratic party is in the danger of self-destruct it's it's trying to think that will win in two thousand and eighteen if it passes itself off the republican party. but that's a very risky tactic because the risks the danger is all wind up needing its base of support which will either stay at home or vote for green candidates or others who are challenging the democrats from the left so they're trying to try to walk a very thin line and i don't think they'll be if they'll be able to to do it. you're watching aussie international thanks the company will be back with more nice
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the headlines today in thirty five minutes. los angeles the city of luxury and fame but also an alarming number of people living in the streets. simple fact in l.a. he's there's just not enough shelter even if people on the streets right now decided to come in there's nowhere to come in it's been a struggle. and this man phoned his own response of the problem and constructed dozens of tiny homes for people in need of shelter when you have nothing in order to go. you know having something like this may as well be a castle but do the authorities accept such solution. me house on
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a parking space is not a solution. to someone wanted touring the site otherwise it will be a free for all there are a better alternative to end the homelessness crisis. i'm not sure if you were going underground as trade unions around the world demonstrate to remember the dead and fight for the living on international workers memorial day coming up on the show just twenty four hours after nato met in brussels award winning author and foreign correspondent charles glass tells us whether it was working. with nature's blessing. that damascus in the past fourteen days
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and we speak to a journalist on the ground in yemen who claims he has proof that american made bombs were used in a double tap strike on a wedding that killed or injured nearly one hundred men women and children well we shouldn't be too shy about it was the speaker of the house of commons referring to a number three scandal of this week's u.k. pm puce well the simple coming up in today's going underground but first in the past twenty four hours syria was just one of the topics of the nato summit in brussels for discussion nato nation conflicts from venezuela to ukraine to central africa to the south china sea and if anyone was in any doubt that donald trump has abandoned his america first strategy here is trump's pick for secretary of state on trump's right to bomb syria i believe the president has the domestic authority to do that i don't think i don't think that has been disputed by republicans or democrats throughout an extended period of time actually it's disputed mostly by our founding fathers who believe they gave that authority to congress the voice
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there of senator rand paul who belatedly came around to confirming cia director mike pompei is jobs which to become the u.s.a.'s top diplomat well joining me now is award winning foreign correspondent and author of syria burning charles glass charles thanks so much for coming back on a good to see theresa may joining macro and trump and enforcing redlines chemical on. the weapons in syria well as i recall the british contribution was eight rockets out of over two hundred of the wasn't it wasn't militarily significant but it shows that britain and france will willingly be dragged along with american policy in the middle east and sometimes actually lead the americans to things they might not otherwise have done let's get on to that leaving in a second but yeah you can say dragged along the prime minister of a very proud it seemed like the country the prime minister of britain went along with it without consulting parliament i'm not sure what the outcome parliament
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would have been if there had been a vote on it well just as in washington where. trump said that he didn't need congressional approval this government. is forcefully argued and we in fact we had tony blair's attorney general who gave the cause of legal basis aboard here on this program would more as saying that in a time of exceptional circumstances a country like britain can fire missiles at an urban environment like damascus no questions well this has to be tested in the courts in both america and britain but it hasn't been yet i think that. the direction the jurisprudence would take because of the war powers act in united states which was which was brought in because of the abuses during the vietnam war era there are restrictions on what the president can do and cannot do militarily abroad in this country because there is no constitution is no such a thing similar to the war powers act. there are indications the power should be consulted but maybe doesn't have to be consulted again side from the constitutional
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matters here in britain what did you think of the timing of the strike i had of the o.p.c. w. inspectors coming to do much to prove that what mainstream media certainly has assessed many times that it was always it was a case of the execution before the trial the idea of the o.p.c. w. going to damascus and into duma was that they would investigate and determine whether chemical weapons were indeed used or not and it is it should have. there should have been a patient period of waiting to find out what the outcome of that investigation was instead the assumption was as the rebels said that the syrian regime dropped chemical weapons on duma and that was that was seems to have been enough you've written about chemical weapons use in the middle east over a decade a good way of getting rid of chemical weapons as strikes from missiles. flown from planes or taken off from the mediterranean there has been
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a great inconsistency in western policy on the use of chemical weapons since one nine hundred eighty during the iran iraq war the united states favored saddam hussein using chemical weapons against the iranians and thousands of iranian soldiers were killed by poison gas and that's an indisputable fact in some and some of that gas was manufactured by plants in iraq that were according to american designs in one thousand nine hundred eight saddam hussein at the end of the war bombed the kurdish village of halabja but at that time the united states denied that saddam had done it first they said it didn't happen and then when going roberts noted investigative journalist from this country went there and brought back soil samples that were tested important down proving that this were these were chemical weapons chemical weapons in saddam stockpile that they had to admit to the british and the americans had to admit the chemical weapons were used later that they then came up with a story that the iranians had done it was later when they decided they wanted to
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get rid of saddam hussein that they admitted that he had done it and that was one of the reasons we're going to war against a great inconsistency if not hypocrisy and in syria both sides have used chemical weapons the government and the rebels and there should be a policy for stopping the use of chemical weapons but i think more importantly for stopping the war itself the by by the best estimate. no more than a thousand people have been killed by chemical weapons five hundred thousand people have been killed so that five hundred four hundred ninety nine thousand people have been killed by conventional weapons supplied by russia iran the united states saudi arabia qatar and turkey syria doesn't manufacture weapons the impetus should be to end the war in the use of all weapons conventional and chemical should say that but the syrian government and certainly britain british backed rebels deny any use of chemical weapons so does the syrian government everyone everyone does deny it and
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there is evidence we know it's been used we know it's been used on multiple occasions in varying amounts. and we know everybody says we didn't do it everybody says the others like it but there has to be a serious investigation a real really serious investigation could be done countrywide once the war is ended well bred noise says it does want a political sort of solution and says clearly that it has i mean the critics here is a britain should have been more involved earlier in syria and when you look at the timeline here twenty eleven really made was talking about an interim government in northern syria britain apparently aware of the libyan insurgency moving into syria the award winning journalist i heard saying that the m i six facilitated weapons to syria from gadhafi in libya what do you think of it the so many journalists indeed there are politicians here in britain seem to suggest that britain hasn't been involved in the war in syria and should have been more involved in the military before we get to the political process. the british the french and the americans
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have all been involved by proxy they have all been involved in supplying weapons to the opposition groups in syria most of whom are jihadi they've been involved in training them in southeast turkey and in jordan and in facilitating their passage in and out of syria this is this is indisputable and many many journalists testified to this fact many of the people involved in the program in the early days are gone public with what they've done so that i don't think there's any doubt that the that the syrian war has been fueled from outside so how do you think now that there obviously is a political process because russia turkey iran down trees that seem not to exist on the radar when you hear some debates arguably busily talking amongst themselves how do you think they will view these airstrikes that we are one of the most suspect words middle east is process because of the what was called the peace process between israel and palestine which is which was never going anywhere and was never designed to go anywhere it was a way of wasting time i think the so-called peace process in syria is rather similar to the verdict has come on the ground the government is more or less won
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the war and now there has to be a way to end the war that limits. any punitive measures by the government against its opponents of the future and that allows the rebuilding of the country i don't believe that the peace processes that are being discussed whether the talks or in geneva or. have have we're going anywhere we're ever meant to go or what what is required i believe i could be wrong but i believe is a long conversation between trump and putin over ways to end this and adequately but at the same time we have israel of course bombing syria since indeed the strikes a couple of weeks ago not only by the absence of any they want over one hundred times and now saying they're reconsidering the sale of as one hundred more advanced result defense systems and how do you think tel aviv is going to respond to all of this if there is even growing recognition the president has won the war in london paris and washington israel has
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a problem with hizbollah and iran and the region and secondarily with bashar assad because he's an ally of russia of iran and hezbollah they're the targets that they have bombed in syria have been ronnie and connected targets including his followers i don't think that they are going they want to confront directly the syrian army or we're going to go wage war in syria because they don't have any reason to remember that that border along the golan heights is radiata by go on ice and the rest of god's in syria illegal under international law ok put it on the between the illegally occupied area and the rest of syria that deem a line of demarcation which was said in ninety seven for negotiation with henry kissinger has never been violated the syrians have not allowed one penetration of a guerilla fighter of any kind it's been israel's most secure border from nine hundred seventy four not like lebanon or like some occasional penetration from egypt or jordan it's been pretty secure so these raids you could make the argument
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how to very good deal with the loss of regime both father and son because during this. quote civil war jihadist extremist islamists were rude to have been taking over that part of the goal and i it's and they're active in the in the area between daughter and swayed between the sunni areas dead on the and the druze areas away to there there are isis people there are people there who are very active and. israel israeli officials have admitted that they have taken in wounded soldiers that they have assisted those those yachties coming back and forth into israel when they needed treatment so they i think because they are more afraid of iran and hizbollah and i and frankly i think i would be to. they they are with they're willing to they're willing to provide some degree of succor to their to their enemies ok well we have one we have m.p. for a leg of our show recently talking about a truth and reconciliation committee and so we're going to cause western powers aside from the proxy involvement just as other powers and the others i would be
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looking at the reconstruction what did you make of president saying that france should ever have a long term role here in syria the outside powers are already seeing a victorious outside and looking to reconstruct france has france has anything but a glorious role in the history of modern syria remember france occupied syria one thousand nine hundred twenty and overthrew an indigenous government led by king faisel the emir feisal of mecca and an imposed of a mandate from until nine hundred forty six during which there were many rebellions by all communities including the united rebellion in one thousand nine hundred twenty five that there was another expelled and that's micro counting himself out of french reconstruction from going to others that it was but also because of the french and british and american role in aiding assad's allies he may not want their participation in reconstruction for the russian companies chinese companies indian pakistani i mean the countries that were either on his side or were neutral during the war will probably be more active than than the ones who are against it unless
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it becomes part of the can terminate to have a peace agreement which russia could could impose upon terms that would benefit the the french and the british the americans if you want to thank you after the break amidst deafening silence from the british establishment about u.k. involvement in the saudi bombing of another wedding in yemen we hear from a journalist on the ground about what british. and u.s. made bombs and doing to the poorest country in the middle east plus a review of pm cues recorded before britain's pm expressed full confidence in their own secretary over the wind brush scandal told them all coming up on two of going underground. mats geysers financial survival guide liquid assets not those that you can convert into cas quite easily.

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