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stayed even ten d.c. after use of chemical weapons in tashi home it was possible to analyze the samples and determined that was. you think that russia can rely on that kind of argument is to not really but the point is. three tickle yes you can clean the area but the use of chemical weapons and remember chemical weapons is not the one you take a poison injected into one person so you have to. eat a whole area to make the mass killing of people so that's chemical weapons even that so the whole area should be should be contaminated soil. building constructions and. a lot of well a lot of. structures in the to clean it really clean it you have to probably demolish maybe couple of. blocks not even
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a couple but maybe five ten blocks of the city you have to demolish and take it out so it's impossible to do that but it's not just samples this is witnesses this is hospitals this is a victim but he you know there is a narrative of western narrative about two and there we already see seen that in the western paper suggesting that some of the witnesses have been under pressure from their side government anyway so it's going to have to take a very short break now but we'll be back in just a few moments stay tuned. never . never know what's in the pubs. we're going to walk into
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a nice excitement it's that move now and that's when the adrenaline in much comes from. coming in is a move by definition in the extreme so will probably support. the violence is a part and it is almost a schizophrenia gang culture where you can do all these things and behave like badly. i. don't want to be a public hospital that all. goes well so focus on the last one. on this man infirmed then one month while all this in the start. i would roll or when the fight broke out i really did a poll down down went up with. the meaning of reason is that at least if you don't let me involves it's constantly evolving and.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy on sunday shouldn't let it be an arms race in this on all sides very dramatic developments only mostly i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical of time time to sit down and talk. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter to us as over twenty trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you long for the ultra rich eight point six percent market saw thirty percent just last year some with four hundred to five hundred trees per circuit first shot and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building two point one billion dollars a i industrial park but don't let the numbers over the. the only number you need to remember is one one business show you
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can't afford to miss the one in only two bucks. in july twenty seventh and. set up a freelance journalist watching was on t.v. a militant shelling in syria. on a his sacrifice quality has established a memorial they will recognize war reporters who often risk them with the sake of the truth comes through them these you can submit to your published works in a video or written form go to a wall and go on t.v. don't come into the now. welcome back to worlds apart with an old can therefore might u.n. chemical weapons expert in iraq. the syrian file is obviously not the only one that
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the a b c w is wrestling with this script all case is still going through the motions that they organization in terms of the procedural options open to them. is it looking better for russia or the u.k. at this point the longer the u.k. officials keep the results of investigation in secret so the more. capability they help to blame russia without any supporting evidence. the question is why this happens the point is first we see the right now the u.k. generated over seventeen different versions of how scruples were poisoned we see how. they determine where the chemical was produced and yet they also
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lied about their country of origin but they still continue doing that and i think i correct me if i'm wrong but i would think that if there's any hope for russia to sort of constrain that it would be through using the o.p.c. w. makan is now my understanding and i may be wrong on that is that the u.k. from the very beginning wanted to create an impression of the o.p.c. w. of being involved but it did not follow the formal of that it was through the technical secretariat rather through the through the formal procedure prescribed by the convention why would they do that and why would the o.p.c. w. agree to be engaged in such an unconventional way through the technical secretary at the rather than through you know challenge inspections and what have you. well. step by step first of all why do not it start to to. bring to politics. you first of all you have to understand
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actually killing one person is a criminal case so it's not the use of chemical weapons like the brother of. military grade the nerve agent diverted on the territory rather of compassion in the literal for north korea it was killed with v.x. that was new to a great agent not the choke was never proved to be chemical agent if you take. w. who considered in two thousand and eleven they said there is no confirmation that this is chemical. neutral agreed agent so why oh why do you think. it was in the interest of the u.k. to engage the o p c w that then you can blame not just in the criminal. case but you can blame the perpetrators in the use of chemical weapons which is much more aggravated position absolutely and actually disses wrong because.
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rather a kitchen he was killed with the expert nobody used. in this case so right now start to use but they didn't call for inspection. use of chemical weapons they invited. even not the spectrum but their representatives. as a technical assistance and the only question that they put before the people was. if the chemical that we determined. to be used. as a poison is correct or not so people. they checked this out yes this is correct structure of the chemical and eat but that allowed the u.k. to state the confirmed their suspicions against russia which was they were
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already called out on that but i saw you say in a previous interview that it was a mistake on the part of russia not to pursue article nine of the convention in a more forceful way do you think russia still has the procedural means to pressure the u.k. to provide all the evidence that it has because my understanding of why they didn't pursue the formal wrote this is because they would have had to provide all the you know intelligence information all the classified data in order to call for let's say inspection by using the technical secretary they don't really have to provide anything is that right well. according to. the article none. there is a procedure that you can request the state party and you can exchange information and consult with the body if you do not have split satisfactory answer you can go
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through the executive council if you do not get this abstract through council you can go up to the conference of state parties do you think russia should call for this cause i believe that russia right now. according to the procedure so russia requests that information from the u.k. it didn't get the satisfied so right now it eats in position to make the same request. executive council no exact to council wouldn't vote for that so they would just. transfer that request to the u.k. and u.k. provide their sort. of council which will be transferred to russia so russia has to use. procedure that would show that russia full of international. weapons as is the bureaucracy better understand your correctly who pursues the. full of all the procedures of the convention
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unlike the kingdom now in one of your previous interviews he also said that the very categorical nature of britain's accusations against russia left its with no room for maneuver essentially london has no other way but to double down on its initial narrative regardless of how conflicting the evidence is and. i think that it was perhaps in our discussion on syria but and i'm going to ask you again do you think any amount of evidence any amount of testimony and due process following the rules is going to how to you this issue in a way that would be fair to all sides because from my position from my point of view what we have is that politico wrangling yet again nobody's really interested apart that perhaps for russia in establishing the scientific fact that's exactly true russia. really interested in the joint investigation.
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it why. this is. a rhetorical know it happened with russian citizen russian according to the vienna convention relations has the right to communicate with russian citizens in any case but do not a kingdom doesn't want to do that so no. details of the investigation i would like you to note one thing actually the recently. general director of w was interview. we interviewed by pranks and he said very interesting thing that was the question why not agent was determined. and decomposed only in the blood or for yulia
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screwball it was. supposed to be decomposed. met the bullies. but they found decomposed in their blood in your blood but not in the blood or who was exposed. or exported to the chemical agent so that was very strange because it is not clear how it happened frisch agent was. and it's not in the not the first inconsistency in these or any previous investigations i mean the very nature of the allegation that teresa mayes government made against russia i mean they are accusing us of lawful use of force by the russian state against the united kingdom this is an unprecedented allegation but when they made a decision to go ahead of it i soon that they have also made a calculation that they have what it takes to win this battle of narratives i
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suppose that they presume that they have and i france and i have enough. political ammunition to get what they want the right. part of this battle but i. be i was told that if you see a dead body and a person running with a knife around his body it doesn't mean the person trying to apply common sense to the situation when i think it's it's no longer play a couple years all sad that the vienna convention is nothing to the u.k. authorities they couldn't care less about it is true but you have to understand the world is not clear right now or on the u.k. . several more western countries a lot of countries are watching this situation and they make a conclusion that actually any of them can undergo the same situation when they can be bloody blamed in the use of chemical weapons and they can distract with missiles
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on the treason and right now they see how russia is performing in this situation and they really have to understand who they are going to be for in this situation moral. let me ask you one more question about the questionable claims that the russian side has advanced i'm sure your heard the russian foreign minister statement about this we slavs discovery of the bees that toxin in some samples as well as speculations that the script symptoms are more consistent with that poisoning rather than over chunks those claims were directly contradicted by the o.p.c. w. which said it was discovered and controlled rather than the actual samples do you think the bees at stories closed by now and do you think it was appropriate on the russian side to present the information in a way that was presented well to be frank with you i believe the explanation. is
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quite satisfactory they can do special control samples to make sure that it is. determined by both laboratories and they know exactly what. the russians were right to use the confidential information that they i assume received through some intelligence sources in such a way that would put the o.p.c. w. on the spot because russia does need the goodwill and called peroration and of of the international body wasn't undermining that goodwill. in the situation without any evidence so what should i. do. the game. russia hundred percent loser from the beginning russia is supposed to use any keys any facts any evidence to protect itself
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and to fight in this particular game well here saying is that desperate times call for desperate measures doctor was going to have to leave it there i really appreciate your being with us this morning and i invite our viewers to keep this conversation going in our social media pages for me to see again same place same time here on worlds apart. los angeles the city of luxury and fame but also an alarming number of people living in the streets. a simple fact in l.a.
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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. this man found his own response of the problem and constructed dozens of tiny homes for people in need of shelter when you have nothing and nowhere to go. you know having something like this may as well be a castle but do the authorities accept such solution tiny house on a city parking space is not a solution. someone wanted to ring the site otherwise it will be a free for all and is there a better alternative to end the homelessness crisis. palm oil is one of the most controversial products about sun it's a solvent vegetable fat that's very cheap. twenty seventeen production grew to
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sixty three million tons that rapid growth in international demand for cheap oil has led to the massive expansion of plantations which means the destruction of rain forest. get into these you alone more than ten million as of unique rain forest has been destroyed and it's a process that just keeps going. the . please. don't.
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call that. another interview with the russian lawyer who met donald trump's campaign officials in twenty sixteen reignites talk of collusion between trump and russia. this comes as the u.s. house intelligence committee clears trump of allegations his presidential campaign was working with russia. the iraqi city of fallujah just struggles with the consequences of chemicals and radioactive materials used by the u.s. and its allies fifteen years after the war stops here's. how the new u.s. secretary of state might pump a zero on his first foreign trip claims germany is not paying its way towards nato defends. it's not just the professionals that get to sort through the year using
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this tactic called simulator of a helicopter i can even fly your mission over this small truman town albeit it's rather a bumpy ride with me in church. or you can go to r.t. dot com for more on those and other stories next on our international it's going underground with a look at the politics behind the syria air strike and in the u.k. and ireland sputniks discusses the growing influence of alternative media. i magine are 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 a nato meeting in brussels award winning author and foreign correspondent charles
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glass tells us whether it was willing to try to raise a baby with nature's blessing. that damascus in the past fourteen days 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 all the simple coming up in today's going underground but first in the past twenty four hours syria was just one of the topics at 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
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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 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 red lines on chemical weapons in syria where 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
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with it without consulting parliament i'm not sure what the outcome parliament would have been if there had their 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 for it 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 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 that part of the
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should be consulted but maybe doesn't have to be consulted again side from the constitutional matters here in britain what did you think of the timing of the strike ahead of the o p c w inspectors coming to do more to prove 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 tomorrow was that they would investigate and determine whether chemical weapons were indeed used or not and it 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 used in the middle east over a decade a good way of getting rid of chemical weapons as strikes from missiles. flown from
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planes or taken off from the mediterranean there has been 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 indisputable fact in some in 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 villages but at that time the united states denied that saddam had done it it first they said it didn't happen and then when when 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's stockpile that they had to admit to the british and the
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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 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
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chemical weapons so does the syrian government has everyone everyone does deny it and there is evidence we know it's been used we know it's been used on multiple occasions in varying amounts. and we have been you 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 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
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get to the political process. the british the french and the americans 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 and 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 countries 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
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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 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 astana. have have we're going anywhere we're meant to go anywhere 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 air strikes a couple of weeks ago not only better since the beginning they bombed over a hundred times and now saying they're reconsidering the sale of us 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 of the.

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