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between turkey's president stalin and hitler the last time around when there was an outcry the newspaper defended the artist's freedom of speech he heard from israeli journalist gideon levy he says that european media outlets are trying to avoid criticizing israel to avoid being accused of anti semitism whenever it comes to israel not only to an attorney oh to israel in general immediately the european media is scared of being accused of this and it isn't why any other leader you can do whatever you want whenever you draw israeli states and whenever you criticize is immediately comes up all anti semitism and europe is afraid really scared paralyzed of being labeled as anti semite rightly so by the way the only problem is that this has nothing to lose and this time it isn't and i hope the german colleagues in the german media will raise the voice of protest
against the scandal of firing this. a mother of one of the victims of the texas school massacre has revealed that her daughter had rejected the shooter before the deadly attack the motives of seventeen year old demetrius by god says it killed ten people on friday remain unknown the girl was one of the first he was killed in the shooting. active shooting several people down to florida and. i don't want none of. them my friend got shot in our home and alarms went off everybody just started running outside and next thing you know everybody in that you me are you doing to which it is brandon's value to the ears or eyes so i can hide.
quoting to some american media the number of people killed in school shootings in twenty eight teen is more than twice higher than the number of fake talet is among military personnel of course it should be noted the number of us students is far greater than the number of military personnel inevitably though the latest shooting is rig night in america's gun control debate kaleb open explains. in the aftermath of yet another school shooting the gun control debate is heating up again you know we have to do everything human we possible to keep guns out of the wrong hands they mention background checks for gun sales faster background checks ok our strategies to keep guns away from people like this guy i want to ban have a total ban on assault weapons anyone who carries that gun openly is willing to use
it to kill someone. the united states congress has not done anything anything to protect our students from gun violence there's all kinds of proposals in congress to stop and limit gun sales however is selling new guns really the issue at this point there's over three hundred fifty seven million guns in the united states that's more guns than people and at this point over four hundred thousand guns are stolen on average each year to put it simply the usa is awash in guns and the firearms owners protection act makes it illegal to track them the f.b.i. can conduct criminal background checks on the people who purchase firearms but there's a catch the records of those background checks must be destroyed within twenty four hours so that no record can be kept of who purchased what gun congress now has for proposals on the table two of them are for tougher background checks another is an outright ban on the sale of assault rifles and in addition to that there's
a proposal to lift the age for purchasing firearms from eighteen to twenty one all of these proposals impact gun sales but don't do anything about the millions of firearms floating around already even if there were miraculously some new gun laws that made it much more difficult to buy guns the amount of guns that are already in circulation are enough to keep killing people for decades to come so that's why there needs to be a whole host of new regulations that gun owners have to be registered and the guns have to be registered and much more can. roll over the black market sales the problem is everything it's software it's the gun culture it's the lack of living money into our schools so they have the counselors they need but will it be enough to change the second amendment in this country unfortunately i don't think so. but it is in chile are locked in
a fight for clean water clothing farms supplying u.k. supermarkets are depleting local supplies here on the right is what the main river of talk of village now looks like previously one of the main swimming locations it's now fully dried up three years of permanent use to irrigate avocado plantations locals are voicing concerns that they don't have to resort to drinking water with high levels of human waste. in them in the thirty. yellow through the years winter they are when it will so not only those cattle and plastic assignment but i don't know that out well. in believe it is but talk of provinces the country's largest avocado producing region villages there are queues agricultural companies of illegally destroying water reserves with rivers in the region drying garp and people being forced to use polluted water avocado farming require substantial water use local so that produces
a violating their rights in some way we collect water from the bath shower dishwasher and here you can see the foam we use the same water to water trees and to give a little life to the field because we are wired to stay dry forever we hope one day that what i will return. it ws years ago was this river basically droid because the province of to talk of became the country's most important district in avocado production exports but those exports the being made at the expense of and. in violation of the human rights watch. there is a lot of anger pain and suffering from scene that they accumulate like emancipate water while the rural community is drinking water from water trucks. in the meantime e.u. avocado imports are on the rise seeing one hundred two million euro plus increase in just the space of two years alexander payne is pinto from the environmental
group that published that report on chile says that the water shortages there existed for almost ten years now life has been going to burgle but if you're a person you don't have enough water to irrigate your plants and to raise your right and the river doesn't exist anymore is going to. have to become a god because people some of the river now you know have nothing on the last. more than. thousand times. thirty two thousand more that goes in and so it is british do is increase you know to be because they're bracing. for them and you know that. last there is another. situation there now that companies like that scruggs to deliver water because they've got to remember this is investing
more than a hundred and twenty three million of us in the last six years one of the supply banks are these really key question who benefits. are going to. be pretty shri tell consortium representing the major supermarkets in the u.k. since all the stores are now aware of the allegations that have been raised its representatives say that the problem is going to be tackled as one of the main objectives is keeping the wealth of people and communities safe. still to come donald trump is now threatening to have the f.b.i. investigated to a lot more on that and other top stories after this break. join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
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back polls have closed in venezuela with almost all of the votes counted cumbered president nicolas maduro will be reelected with a round sixty eight percent the vote however has been criticized some opposition figures refused to take parts they cited electoral fraud for weeks the u.s. has been demanding that the election be suspended they called it a sham on friday washington impose sanctions on some of the top brass in the country's ruling socialist party and accused them among other things of drug trafficking government in caracas fired back saying that washington's frustrated because it couldn't change the course of the election and because venezuela remains one of the most influential countries in the region. if you're going to lose.
you're going to be. the guy. you think i. was driving that was. good for you guys for you guys. that's what i was looking. president madeira there has also promised to restore the economy and to counter the effects of those u.s. sanctions professor of global and latin american studies william robinson says that the current poor state of the venezuelan economy isn't the fault of the material government alone. downplaying the mismanagement of the economy by them adore government by the venezuelan government but i want to point out that the u.s. has imposed a financial blockade instead anomic strangulation on the country so that includes that venezuela cannot we negotiate its debt venezuela cannot get credit to invest in the oil sector or earn anything else than
a swirl it cannot import its medicines and other and other goods and then there is internal hoarding and we have all of the documentation and this is not new that the united states has encouraged the opposition business community to in turn to economics have a choice to hoard in that cell in the black market so all of these different factors are coming together so again i think that the u.s. strategy is to strangulate economically the country and that combines with the government's mismanagement an over reliance on oil there's also been a tolerance of corruption absolutely corruption should be cracked down on it is also a bureaucracy so all of these factors come together but again i want to highlight the u.s. role because for me that's the big biggest story here in these elections. former u.s. presidential candidate hillary clinton has attended a graduation ceremony at yale university and she followed tradition by wearing an unconventional hat a russian had was good he had been dry now. u.s.
president donald trump has raised the stakes by threatening to investigate the f.b.i. trump tweeted that he'd make an official announcement on monday he wants the department of justice to look into whether the obama administration directed the bureau to snoop on his presidential campaign for political purposes it's a similar allegation to one he made before which was slammed in the media when he made it. as far as. wiretapping i guess you know this past administration at least we have something in common where is the proof that anyone here disagree he was in. the arctic where to get these ideas where is he getting his information the intelligence committee has not seen evidence of this is occurred what the president charged president obama with wiretapping him it's not true there was no all sorts wiretap. but now the american media has done
a u.-turn of sorts by outing an f.b.i. mole in trump's campaign to the suspected informant to stefan how her seventy three year old professor from cambridge university in the u.k. is a u.s. citizen with longstanding links to u.s. and british intelligence and served in three republican administrations he was reportedly part of a nine hundred eighty s. high profile spying operation for ronald reagan's campaign that was said to have infiltrated president jimmy carter's administration. well earlier the d.o.j. and the f.b.i. didn't deny the media allegations that there was a mole in the campaign but they quibble with the language using the word informant as opposed to spy they refused to name then they said for security reasons little come to steve says such spying is a worrying sign for democracy. if the obama administration played a role in putting a spy you could call them informant all true spy inside the presidential campaign
of the opposition party i mean you know this is this is huge they say bigger than watergate this just wipes watergate and pushes watergate right off the map can you imagine what this means for our democracy and reportedly steffen help were not only met with george papadopoulos mourning him paid for a trip for him to come to london and then end up but that was didn't know who this guy was basically and then when he got there and he was meeting with them said so you know all about the hacking of the russian e-mails right but he also tried to get the cochairman of the truck campaign to enlist him hire him as a foreign policy advisor so he was trying to get inside the campaign right there for all to see never of course telling him he's investigating anything so to me that's a spy. the gates of hell that's how locals describe this huge
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sustained american leadership but can the same alliance system survive the storm named trump. crossed. talking the transatlantic alliance system i'm joined by my guest mark sloboda he's an international affairs and security analyst we also have dimitri bob he's a political analyst with international and we have alex christopher or he is the director and writer for the duran dot com all right gentlemen cross-like rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate mark let me go to you first here. i'm the oldest on the program right here and i have a good memory of the transatlantic alliance system that had its ups and downs but this is turning into a sustained one we're looking at security we're looking at international agreements or rand comes into play we're looking at energy and we're looking at india minimal talk about italy a little bit later in the program there is
a swell grassroots well of populism. here is what i mean seems to be a cascade effect there's a lot of elements in play right now and i'm taking it seriously yeah i mean this is a serious incident and certainly if you went simply by the headlines in the press on both sides of the atlantic talking about the of the west in the breaking up of the transatlantic alliance deutsche welle saying can it have the transatlantic alliance survive trump but i'm fortunate we have all been here before you know during the eight law in the bush years books were being written comparing the u.s. to mars and the e.u. to venus and talking about their differences and we had similar break up with reagan when there was all just there was a coalition quote unquote of the willing when it came to the invasion of iraq i mean there was but if they did pull it off the plane the time will be germany said
no at that time and they actually sided with putin and you know we remember we're going to go but we're going to go to the russian angle on this here go ahead well i mean it was venus who has the bomb believe it for example it was the french president who decided that one. you know he had some very reliable information on. yes president sarkozy. reliable information for all my better not only be that you know. this. also who just went to leave it talked to a few insurgents and said that we need to save these muscles he said going to ward off much of what the soviet troops in one thousand eight is so basically i think that their moment of talk of a rift in the transatlantic alliance you know there is a not such a big disagreement over iran but like a new thought that it did instruct their panic when i'm going to even though you
don't think there is i mean we go to alex here because i mean the threat of sanctions against european companies here i mean not only is there a looming trade war and we can talk about the specifics of that but now you know basically going at the end threatening the european companies there and the europeans have reacted with a blocking measure i mean this is different gentlemen this is very different than we've had in the past go ahead alex you know this is very different because i think we're seeing the neo liberal honeymoon is definitely over and i was eight years with obama where you had obama and cameron and merkel and all these people with this new rat pack of buddies that were you know running the world you know doing whatever they wanted to do and you're seeing that come to a very decisive end with trump and trump is very much like it or not trump is keeping many of his campaign promises especially in the foreign policy area and most notably moving the u.s. embassy to jerusalem of course pulling out of the iran nuclear deal so i think that
you're starting to see europe react to what is essentially the neo liberal community and the liberal policy come to an end and that's that's due to the trump effect you know alex this thing with you i agree he's keeping his campaign promises and he does. care about the consequences marc talk about that because you said when we had one going back to the iraq war there were of france and germany were hesitant agreed with the russians and now we see agreement with russia even more so is this a diplomatic opening for russia because i mean merkel is going to sochi twice recently just just like there in the bush years russia will of course make take any opportunity to find room between europe and the united states that has always been its policy and understands that it's room for maneuver is you know if they can make this crack wide in is extremely limited well i think we have the iran
and the iran deal and we have energy which is very important to the german and europe and this is the biggest news in the last week is that trump is waging an economic trade war on the world at this point they're launching a war of tariffs against china they've launched tariffs on steel and other things against south korea their ally in the pacific they've dropped out of the trans-pacific partnership something that i actually agree with but they've they've put new sanctions sanctions after sanctions after sanctions on russia they've renewed saying sions on iran and promise to go further north korea syria now they're threatening sanctions in two ways against europe and the first way is over the iraq right which the e.u. is bringing up a one thousand nine hundred six blocking statue it to vainly trying to combat and the other way is they're attempting to dictate the e.u. energy policy and energy security saying if germany completes the nord stream to
pipeline with russia that it will it will possibly and that sanctions the same sanctions against russia against each you completely let's remind our audience here the rationale because trump wants to do but the europeans are by on. very good energy cannot be i mean if you know you know most of erika verse even a little bit of sanity seeming to them at all for they cannot refuse he began to. look i think it's another case of chickens coming home to roost at this program we discussed several times that this campaign against his election anyone before his election it reminded us of that campaign say against the vilify dick status so-called dictators in ukraine in syria in iraq then it was used against trump against the american president in the same way that war of sanctions which the united states has been waging against russia against other countries now it is turning against europe you know something that the you never expect that to happen
they thought it would be used against other people now it's used against them so that's a very interesting moment. brings up a really good point because what is happening here is that the european union is essentially left itself defenseless it really has very few options because it never expected it would be this kind of breach that would face them go ahead alex yeah and i think he's right because let's face it the e.u. paint itself into its into into a corner into its own little box and let's not also forget you have a lot of dynamics outside of trump that are that are leading to a lot of chaos within the e.u. and nato you have turkey which is which is very iffy on its alliance with nato and the west now you have an e.u. which is very divided internally from north to south and eastern europe to western europe so you have a lot of dynamics which are causing a lot of chaos for the for the leaders in brussels and trump is going to play on that and i think also russia will play on that it's very interesting because there is very little unity right now within the european union and russia has always
complained that it doesn't know who to speak to in the european union because they're not unified we have it in spades now i think the e.u. will wait donald trump out be that two years four years eight years and i think we've seen as well but i'm for more worried about the internal. stresses within the european union the election of a joint far right far left government in italy noises of dissent in hungary and paul if you really think the europeans can wait that long it seems to me it seems to me that the mid-term elections in november in the united states will send an indication of what the european they mean wait a few months i don't think they can wait years see you blocking statute his interest it's a nineteen ninety six provision med to be used to protect european companies from the u.s. blockade on cuba so what it's going to do is it's going to ban e.u. companies supposedly from recognize from obeying the rule though it's impossible to judge or and force and it bans european courts from
recognizing decisions against companies because of these sanctions and it will open up the european investment bank but german officials have already admitted they can't protect european companies this is an outdated measure they don't know how to update it the russian duma is actually dealing with a nearly identical provision to forbid russian companies from recognizing sanctions against russia and they're not having much luck with that either but these are the european companies that already announced that they're pulling out of iran toto all the french energy giant may or tankers the danish shipping giant alliance the german insurance company danieli the italian steel manufacturer and china and russia are jumping to a very bad because that is exactly what i did just that bit and swoop up they're going to give everybody the break there are plenty of players who will that will fill the breach here this is why sanctions are. a blunt weapon yes
it will not achieve policy objectives go ahead of basically it's a bomb there and you know these things are a bomb around. with mark that the six measure is i will date that precisely because. the e.u. achieved its aim everything is now digitalized you could not escape control there is no will brand can secret the e.u. officials have recognized that three months ago that you cannot keep your information your bank information secret it's on the record in the united states and in the west globally i'm afraid that you sanctions are going to make a masochist out of me i love the sanction russia some more sanctioning some more baby and such an issue some more sanctions tell it will go to chile going to go to you that alex is going to break here but this is really gets down to it's law it's law fair it's law fair now everyone is involved in law if the americans perfected it now.