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let's focus on those weapons that they used robert fisk an investigative reporter was able to trace those weapons back to that very factory in bosnia he was able to get a hold of the factories logbook and getting in touch with the former weapons control director the director recognized his signature in the logbook and from there was able to determine who the buyer was it's a warranty for the hundred twenty millimeter mortar launch oh this is now standard it went to saudi arabia it was pulled to the supply of five hundred mortars i remember the saudis shipment will the saudis came to a factory to inspect the weapons at the beginning of twenty sixteen but the response from saudi officials was pretty much a denial they said that the investigation was vague and undefined however their response seemed pretty vague as well so do you rabia is a leading voice within the international community in support of a diplomatic solution to the conflict in syria while at the same time working with
our neighbors and allies to counter the growth of forces of extremism but it's not just saudi arabia the former weapons director says that nato and the united states pretty much run the show at the weapons making facility or oil production off to the bulls and wars under the control of the americans and nato who are always coming whom and they know each and every piece of weaponry that leaves a factory. we also asked nato for a response but they didn't have any details to share even though the weapons were actually made to the nato standards and they did does not own or transfer arms or ammunition for any further questions we would refer you to national authorities now another trace from the basement of this former terrorist base in aleppo is the markings on the casing of a missile now if you take a look the first number here this represents the type of missile the second number however is the stock number you'll notice that it contains the figure zero one now
that's the nato code representing the united states it turns out that this anti-tank missile was manufactured at a facility in the united states by the raytheon systems company this is not the first time this has happened syria is actually littered with weapons that are made to nato standards and some of which have actually been manufactured in the united states the question now is how much do washington and nato know about their weapons falling into the hands of the very terrorists they claim to be fighting there is a deafening silence a purposeful lack of interest a purposeful apathy and the reason for this is simple the us government and the military industrial complex and the corporate owned media that functions as an echo chamber for the military industrial complex actually does not care the us government prosecutes those who they say aid and abet terrorism well guess what
american war contractors are aiding and abetting terrorism but the us judicial system the justice department the long arm of american law enforcement will not be used against the same military corporations which in fact are subsidized receive a form of welfare from american taxpayers every year. russian mole inside the us embassy in moscow britain's guardian newspaper. been reveling in the story since that scoop was revealed all over things not quite as it seems goes down off explains everybody loves the spy drama mystery suspense and the russian firm for. the name of the. song my name is evident then you are a russian spy. this
guardian story had every ingredient for a thriller recipe the u.s. secret service as quite clearly stems from the very name is one of the most enigmatic agencies of the u.s. government its main function is to protect the lives of u.s. presidents ministers the top political brass and that is where the russians according to the guardian planted a mall the russian spy had been working under texted in the heart of the american embassy in moscow for more than a decade she had plenty of time together intelligence without supervision said the guardian's head of investigations claims she was operational for a whole decade in that time through the agency's internet in e-mail systems she had access to all kinds of highly classified stuff including the shared jewels of the president and vice president all of that according to the guardian the woman fled to the office be russia's key security agency before being let go last year over
security concerns they had lying the narrative the details looked spectacular in the scoop which was even projected to link to a spy ploy in washington d.c. itself or activities of stealing and sharing information could shed more light on how the russians were able to hack the twenty six thousand presidential election office of the d.n.c. except the secret service was. unimpressed by the reporting and no doubt of shame or embarrassment but because of the facts according to the media release within the agency the woman in question held the position of a foreign service national these employees have their duties outlined very strictly as by default the secret service views every one of them surprises as potential spies the woman's responsibilities were limited to things like translation cultural guidance administrative support and i don't mean to offend anybody here but this. sounds more like the job description of a tourist guide rather than a spy
a material employee and i wish i could say the guardian did not know all these things when publishing the article but they did prior to the guardian publishing their article the u.s. secret service provided they are editor in their official statement clearly refuting in found information despite all this the article was published as is after all everybody loves this spy drama but some plots a better be saved hollywood script while at this particular spy story has been dismissed even by the u.s. secret service america's politicians have been doubling down on allegations of russian meddling they've pledged to protect november's midterm elections from foreign interference. our democracy itself is in the crosshairs paid by russia to try to weaken and divide the united states threat is not going away prevent foreign interference in our elections to
prevent russian and other foreign influence and the russians try to hack into and steal information candidates and government officials alike cyber attacks against voting infrastructure or future intrusions malicious cyber actors are getting elected officials it goes beyond the elections it goes to russia's intent to undermine our democratic values. content is created tested and hosted on platforms such as you tube reddit and pinterest its push to twitter and facebook with their standing audiences in the hundreds of millions and it's targeted at the most receptive this is a problem of the entire information ecosystem this is cross-platform reddit confirm hundreds of ira created accounts tumblr did it. a lot of pride pride related content less news more names this isn't just
a couple of platforms this is music out this is video games this is me sharing it it's much broader than twitter and google. and. when you look it's just hilarious when i hear that funny pictures can undermine american democracy i think it's just paranoia that goes off the scale it's not respectable for american lawmakers to make a sensation after the nothing we're not the ones who invented social media and we're not the ones who insisted on making social media open to everybody they're going to blame russia for whatever happens in the november elections whatever goes wrong whatever problems we have it's russia's fault there are no racial divisions there is no way in quality of income there are no problems in this country except the ones that are made by russia this is ridiculous what's going on here. they have to use something to deflect criticism from their own rules their own rules ship this is absolutely getting out of control right now i have not seen it like this before and it's getting more and more dangerous when you think of the relations
between two superpowers they don't want better relations with russia they want to push this line and the yes there's a war between trump and his intelligence. volatile atmosphere in a suburb of paris has forced one probe michel group to end its work in the area according to volunteers the place is safe enough with even basic security lacking the groups in the working there for almost two years it's have it out more than a quarter of a million meals along with other supplies as well. as the story. in paris is a gritty eighteenth hante small town hundreds of migrants clustered together on the streets they gather here as it's where food is distributed by a local volunteer group but after twenty months solid data to me call wilson looks set to close its doors saying they just can't take it anymore. it's become more tense we're serving around seven hundred breakfasts every day to migrants who live in terrible conditions they have nothing not even tents they
sleep on the ground and sometimes woken up by the police early in the morning they kick them and use tear gas to move them so when they come to us they're stressed and nervous twice last week we had to stop serving food to let the tension calm down this is something new for us so yes we're stopping migrants have been expelled by police in this area many times philip tells me that despite this they come back and every time they do this situation becomes even more desperate from the beginning our mission was to serve hot drinks and bread and we've done this for twenty months every day during the last month or so we started questioning our mission as we don't want to volunteer to be put in danger. who is to blame for this situation for not giving enough help to the migrants on the streets is this the mayor of paris is this the government of france. is on for us is both the state is responsible for people on the streets for taking in migrants at the same time the
authorities in paris are restricting access to water taps in the summer is irresponsible they also have a responsibility towards the miners their miners who you sleep on the street and in the camp of drug addicts me the state nor the paris administration is doing its job . with the authorities not providing enough support the volunteers are giving up just a stone's throw away from haiti is an area known locally as crack that's also made things worse for those working to help the migrants felipe says that some of the drug addicts are also coming for food handouts and causing problems. the drug addicts revaluated recently but nothing was done to help them and they came back to now come for a break for this too it creates additional tension they're aggressive including towards the volunteers so this is an explosive situation. while we're recording the interview meet the food distribution point to take individuals approach us
a movie what i saw lambeau media which serves your. i was here i was the only. so basically. at the moment some of the people on the streets are very uncomfortable with. me we're not filming it he says but they just i'm comfortable with the cameras. he let me take you back see the same thing. i. think. more people are coming nothing is being done about it and there are the drug addicts as you saw it's impossible to film people here it's becoming more difficult than before we think the situation is explosive and a person is in real danger. by shutting up shop so legality may call wilson know that they are cutting off a vital lifeline for fun ripple nicholas but as well as doing it out of concern for their volunteers they hope to move to prompt the authorities to stop ignoring the
plight of migrants and force them to take action show that deviant ski r.t. paris. turkey's vowed to retaliate against the u.s. after washington imposed sanctions on two officials at ankara over the detention of an american pastor turkey rejected an earlier request by the us that adam returned to his home and andrew robertson is currently under house arrest the turkish president says the u.s. is being disrespectful. shown patience but the step america has taken does not fit a step taken towards a strategic partner in america has shown serious disrespect towards turkey. on wednesday the trumpeter ministration put economic sanctions on two senior turkish officials they said any property they have in the u.s. will be blocked turkey responded saying it will introduce sanctions of its own freezing the assets of u.s. officials in the country and those targeted would also be prevented from doing business with turkey other pastor at the center of the dispute was the taint in
twenty sixteen in connection with an attempted coup against his government is accused of espionage and assisting terror groups a deal between the u.s. and turkey to secure his release broke down earlier ransom was then transferred to house arrest over health concerns he still does face thirty five years in jail if found guilty that's led to a heated dispute between the u.s. and turkey. and we spoke earlier to a former turkish ambassador to the u.s. . says this case just highlights the current problems between what is supposed to be close allies. this is a relationship that has been strained and nothing only because of something that is here despite not for the weather for the regional shooters failure as it is all the issues as they came up and it is altered in a situation about it was an accumulation of a different of the plant that i.t.s.
of. problems the pastor bronson case is it is really based on the thing the us has compass is extremely unhappy with the areas the developments in turkey as the absolute right to purchase as five hundred missiles from russia have been objections from the necktie allies including the us that this will create problems for over. its nato partners but i think the day turkey has it either to beef up its. depends system and to deal with this one hundred says it is in place and it's blown up. bodies of three russian john let's kill in the central african republic have now we delivered back to russia three reporters were killed in an ambush by unidentified to militia fighting on tuesday.
told or had no one would attack now and those who promised to protect them were full and an hour does not matter the central african republic is an extremely dangerous place why people especially with our military protection to deal with such dangerous things most no reason there is a civil war in which person's life was nothing not any unfortunately my friends are victim to. keep. a set for myself on the team here at all t. for us i'll join us again at seven am moscow time for the latest news up that.
join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest on the world of politics sports i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. church secret indeed catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children can get away with it quite literally i like to call this the geographic solution so what the bishop needs to do then he finds out that the priest is is a perpetrator is simply moves him to a different spot were the previous standards not the highest ranks of the catholic church conceal the accused priests from the police and justice system to that and i
know that's not good as the i intend that i conclude that it is this out and. it's felt that. the game has national camera. roughly once they showed some of the plays for them. own cool videos and so on with the roughly string at. going down more on string i don't rightly don't t.v. . hello and welcome to crossfire for all things are considered i'm peter lavelle on
this edition of crossfire as we discuss whether detente is possible even desirable why isn't it a good idea to get along with russia and much much more. across . talking detente i'm joined by my guest here in moscow erich krauss he's an independent political risk analyst also we have to bitch he's a political analyst with international and in cyprus we have alex kristof or oh he's the director and writer for the duran dot com all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciated let me go to alex first in cyprus we have a new phrase that's popped up in the last latest news cycle and that's criminalizing diplomacy and and esteemed expert probably the greatest living expert on russia in the western world stephen cohen was on c.n.n.
with well someone with a very dubious road record when it comes to foreign policy mr max boot before i go to you alex let's have a watch at this clip i've been studying russia for forty five years i've lived in russia and i've lived here and you're going through our security was it all actually for us and we would want our viewers sure hasn't it right. excuse me what did you say to me i said you've been consistent in apologies to russia in those last forty five years. i don't do defamation of people i do serious analysis of serious national security problems when people like you call people more like me and not only me but people more eminently apologise for russia because we don't agree with your analysis you are criminalizing diplomacy ok alex criminalizing diplomacy i think it really hits the nail on the head here because any kind of rational thought about what kind of foreign policy or bilateral relationship russia in the united states should have is called into question by people like max boot
that gets a lot of air time for reasons that are is a mystery to me go ahead alex. yeah i find it strange that max boot is calling stephen cohen to put an apologist i like to call max boot a war machine apologist he's an apologist for the military industrial complex he's an apologist for war criminals has this guy gotten anything right ever in his career he pushed iraq he was wrong he pushed libya he was wrong he pushed syria he was wrong he pushed you create he was wrong it's absolutely amazing that the the if this guy any air time whatsoever and we can remember i think was three or four of us back to remember that tucker carlson had max boot show and tucker carlson crushed dollar he crushed him and he showed what an idiot matt would match who is an apologist for stupid people around the world but he's very popular ok because he
says the right things to the right people well. stephen cohen also has to explain to my example of that they still called russia madelyne it's not perfect harbor well i think you know i was very impressed when several u.s. senators and other prominent politicians when they compared two thousand and sixteen election and they alleged russian made that into a part of a lot of the people just rolled hey you you know my father survived but harper he saw what it was police you know stop doing that you know these kind of comparisons are insulting to america in the first not only is that we have a new call for sanctions coming out of the u.s. senate now i they're on they're on vacation right now they're on leave so i don't think they're going to act upon it but it is it's really just virtuous signaling ok and i think what you continue to see this in two minutes is one ups ship basically
there is a large part of the american political establishment which is desperate to find something to be. trump with and that is the russian card and nobody loses points for beating up on russia now that the fact is goes against american fundamental diplomatic and geopolitical interests which you really to avoid creating a coalition with between russia and china isn't their problem their problem right now is to score quick political gain yes alex let me go back to you in cyprus quick political game and of course they're getting it but the implications in the long term are are fundamental because i think now that it's a generational thing i mean why in the world with russia want to have better relations with the united states it doesn't have much trade ok the issues that there are there's a bring them together russia co holds most of the cards here and you have a political establish in the united states that is at war with itself so i mean
detente is possible but the americans and the foreign policy blob assume that russia wants that i don't think that's the case go ahead alex and how can you have detente when just the other day you had this bizarre white house press briefing there were all the guys were there you had christopher rah you had coats you have bolton and once again they're pushing out the narrative of russia election involvement keep in mind they're not saying meddling anymore they're not saying interference now it's involvement and of course no one is defining what the hell this is they're just sitting there and they're getting to get this is tribes deep state these are the guys about the trumpet ministration or the deep state and they're pushing this narrative and they're scapegoating russia because if the democrats lose it's going to be russia exactly it's going to be russia's fault so russia is the ultimate scapegoat you know it's the paranoia of not knowing what you don't know who there's going to be some meddling but how when where are the
assumption that it's going to be reminded that the election has not yet happened and it's going to be in november going to solve something. but then of course is already a saint had over the national intelligence director saying that there is evidence about russian involvement and we have lindsey graham who has just advised president trump to check the so-called ball that putin gave him and house and get to check it for k.g.b. bugs we have this very same person elaborating with other senators this new draft of all which is called if i'm not mistaken or the translation protecting american security of from the kremlin sic ration books thousand and eighteen so these guys they can forsee the future they can see how russia is mad and interested every minute i really don't this remind me it's kind of a bad episode of the twilight zone ok the. fortunately have to take it seriously you are talking about what is russia one from the united states russia wants to be
left alone it has its own problems russia is still undergoing a major restructuring and the americans have managed to weaponize finance they can cause a lot of damage by blocking people from the international financial system they block them from the dollar system first but then the european banks are already scared of the u.s. treasury so they can do substantial damage and yes the political dialogue put it here in washington has become at them for thirty years so that means there's the assumption that somehow of your some circumstances russia is going to buckle but that is a wrong assumption russia is most certainly not going to buckle and russia has survived very well everything they've thrown at it for the simple reason that russia has a very conservative fiscal and monetary policy the central bank has done an excellent job of insulating russia from the sharks but it's still very incomplete. and this draft all has not yet been published by financing grant has already begun
and that's why i think when they they proposed that they went on recess they have no intention right now of doing it on. it is part of the chorus yes the background go ahead but the things that we know about that are already very very sinister not only for russians any of our who is suspected of influencing their american elections can be barred from entering the country maybe even then we can be just as i did to really get alexander. we got to the punch line before me is that mean the f.b.i. and the cia and all the rest of them are going to get the end when the israelis always have an influence in american politics but the interesting thing is to say they are not addressing the real meddling in the two thousand and sixteen election and that is in the d.o.j. in the f.b.i. and the corporate media don't forget. yeah the d.o.j. of the f.b.i. and let's not forget the real election battling was also against bernie sanders right and it was hillary clinton and the d.n.c.
that ripped of bernie sanders from winning winning the democratic nomination and the bill that they're proposing right now is very sinister indeed they're even asking my secretary of state to examine placing russia on the state list of terrorist sponsors that's how hysterical this feeling is becoming coming out of grand stated here i mean well and i don't expect your word to you know putting russia on the list of state sponsors of terror that is that that's a little bit more than grandstanding ok and eric in i'm going to be here it's hard to walk these things back and my question to eric earlier is this isn't working under the assumption that russia is going to surrender that is a wrong assumption well it works on a lot of assumptions for example it's not just to penalize russia for the production and use of chemical weapons you know who used chemical weapons ok there is that duma thing you know where people who are shown on d.v.d. oh by the by accountants to be victims of
a chemical attack later on these people healthy and alive address the press conference in the cake and told how these fake wheedled was made that actually continue to happen but it's not only r t in a few other outlets reported the backstory to this is of false flag operation all the others concentrated on the who paid for these people to come from damascus to the cake well keep these people are on the video that you showed to the whole world you said they were victims of a chemical attack why don't you want to listen to them and i really have to really get it really good alex we're going to go back to cyprus here one more minute before we go to the break here so it looks like russia russia russia is this going to be continued all the way to the midterms or in lieu of the mule the report go ahead alex. yeah i think even when the mueller report is is finalised.