tv Cross Talk RT September 18, 2018 12:00am-12:31am EDT
it was. a russian military chats with fourteen people on board goes missing off the syrian coast during an israeli bombardment in the attack in a province. russia and ten kids great to demilitarize say create to demilitarize them between syrian government forces and militants as a counter terrorist operation is put on hold. and president trump slaps import tariffs on chinese goods with two hundred billion dollars ranging from
electronics to food and clothes. to. life from the russian capital we are watching also. a russian military a craft with fourteen personnel on board has disappeared from radar coverage off the coast of syria according to the russian defense ministry it's a call from an ad base in the tukey a province late on monday night a middle east correspondent paula slayer has the details. this is a developing story and in the last few hours it's transpired that a russian military aircraft went off the radar on monday evening now there are fourteen service personnel on board and we are hearing that traffic controllers from the base of come in in syria lost control with the aircraft we understand that it happened in this is according to the russian defense ministry joining in attack
by four israeli jets four israeli f. sixteen s on the province of the tukey and according to the russian ministry of defense that attack happened when the russian aircraft for some thirty five kilometers off the coast of syria it has simply disappeared at this stage we have no more information in terms of what's happening on the ground we know that a search and rescue operation is underway yemen as well we've been trying to get reaction from the israeli side as of yet no confirmation or denial simply no comment from the israeli side the syrians themselves are saying that the attacks were to quote follow him they were also to quote came from the sea but they haven't confirmed that the attacks were carried out by israel the attacks apparently targeted a power station as well as two facilities that are held and on the hands of the syrian army and the initial figures suggest that seven people are injured on the ground so at this stage a developing story we'll bring you updates as and when we receive them but it's
hugely alarming unless of course it puts the entire situation in terms of what's happening in syria and the relationship between israel and russia in terms of controlling the skies and coordinating what goes on from the air strikes there in a very precarious situation. and update to that story russian air space control says it detected several missiles launched from a french warship in the mediterranean on monday the rockets were fired around the time that contact with the russian military aircraft was lost so far there's been no official comment from the french government. staying with syria the russian and turkish presidents have agreed to create a buffer zone in syria's adlib province the goal is to separate syrian government forces from militants in the country's last major rebel stronghold more reports we examined it dominated headlines last stronghold of jihad just.
rebels and the syrian army was poised determined to win them would have been messy would have shown the. world is for an hour meeting the statement that we are going to make after the talks bring hope to the region the president of russia and turkey spent almost five hours closer to the way working out a deal that wouldn't plunge into bloody chaos a deal to avert a military operation a peace deal. we have decided to create a demilitarized zone along the battleline by the fifteenth of october it will be between fifteen and twenty kilometers wide we will move radicalize militants out of this soon including japan. ability to be together with russia will make effort to get rid of already call groups from this territory turkey and russia will
both patrol this territory to ensure compliance the gist of it is getting radical islamists al-qaeda in syria for one away from the front lines withdrawing heavy weapons artillery tanks to make sure thing is don't spark any more escalations opening up the roads allowing travel through contested territories for civilians and russian turkish troops would oversee it all patrol this demilitarized zone but there are concerns the initial question as to the future of our main concern is that the militants pose a threat to aleppo province the city of aleppo and to a military compounds in syria tartarus and him a min. the problem is the hardest who are bent on spoiling any peace effort they have everything to lose if it falls it will mark the end of the syrian war their
final defeat assad knows it wouldn't be easy or clean it seems to be for this deal it looks like the military operation has been shelved for now probably it was the best military and diplomatic solution he were to was looking for a military confrontation really. but there is no fight there is more causality if there is normally to roper's from the it is not expected clashes between the government forces than the radical groups in the long probably does the militarized zone will be the way where the radical groups will leave the area not only the people about also. the turkish president wasn't exaggerating when he said the world's eyes were on this meeting stakes are so high here for the gulf states for the west especially they spent untold billions arming and financing the syrian
rebels only to lose. we consider any assault on it leapt to be a reckless escalation of the conflict if assad russia and iran continue down the path they're on the consequences will be dire the world will hold them responsible how much of that was genuine concern for civilians and how much is bitterness over losing you decide for yourself it's occurring that we have the discussions that are ongoing discussions we are one and president putin. is far as you watch what's taking place on the ground as you start to see the potential of this and i think i think. the discussions that are having we're just down a path of a potential that you're going to get something that's what's kinetic if they're actually engaging in a level of dialogue nevertheless the united states pentagon seem cheered by this latest deal a bloody battle has been averted and geodes to being marginalized but perhaps
most importantly is the precedent for compromise and that's happened read. president own will trump has announced a new round of tariffs on imports from china they cover a broad range of goods with hundreds of billions of dollars can have more pin reports well there's been a great deal of anticipation for donald trump's next move regarding trade negotiations with china we now have an official statement from donald trump himself regarding that situation now there's been a lot of talk that trump would impose a tariff on roughly two hundred billion dollars of chinese goods and it seems that donald trump has gone ahead and done it now this statement from the white house press secretary representing donald trump himself says that there will be additional tariffs on roughly two hundred billion dollars of imports from china
these tariffs will take effect on september twenty fourth at ten percent and then on the first of the coming year january first of the coming year they will be increased to twenty five percent now the statement cites quote unfair policies and practices relating to the united states technology and intellectual property and from there it goes on to say that donald trump is imposing these tariffs quote to protect my the interests of working men and women farmers ranchers businesses and the country itself now it's important to note that a lot has gone into the lead up of this this is obviously not the first round of tariffs that were imposed previously there was a fifty billion dollar tariff imposed on china a tariff on fifty billion dollars worth of chinese imports china then responded with a sixty billion dollar tariff of their own at this point in the aftermath of this two hundred billion dollar tariff at this point eighty five to ninety five percent
of chinese imports it is estimated will be subject to a tariff eighty five to ninety five percent of chinese goods imported united states will be affected not a small number. by any estimate now it is important to note that the statement did end on an optimistic tone it ended with the sentence hopefully this trade situation will be resolved in the end by myself and president xi of china for whom i have great respect and affection say father has been no official response from beijing to the latest announcements that the chinese foreign ministry issued a warning for us terrorists. we're going to. have to take necessary con to measures to defend its own legitimate rights and interests the escalation of trade tensions is not in the interests of either side everything we can see today is that china will retaliate in kind and rather viciously let's keep
in mind it starts at ten percent goes to twenty five percent by the first of the year so that's a quarter on every dollar imported from from china which is a vast amount of goods this is also the first round of tariffs that's going to directly hit american consumers and americans are going to discover very quickly that china doesn't tariffs americans pay tariffs this is a tax on americans so this pretty much reverses the tax cuts of two thousand and seventeen can only get away with this because the u.s. economy is very strong right now but something like this contributes to making the u.s. economy vulnerable again if the u.s. were to fall into recession this could actually in fact be devastating. for russia's defense ministry says it has identified the missile which port town malaysia airlines flight m.h. seventeen back in two thousand and fourteen. breakdown the finding what the russian defense ministry has done is they took the serial number of the missing published
earlier by the official investigation and the joint investigative team say that they took that serial number from a piece of the debris from the actual crash site so they blamed that very most directly for the downing of the mh seventeen passenger jet so the russian defense ministry they took that serial number and matched them try to find mentions of it in its own documents and what they found was actually the passport of that very missile that which tracks the whole life cycle of that missile from the moment when it was produced manufactured in u.s.s.r. to. the point also showing which exact army unit was armed with that missile and here's what the russian defense ministry found out that those work at the manufacture date of the missile is the twenty fourth of december one thousand nine hundred six it was transported by train to the military base two zero one five two today just based which still uses missiles of this type has in the ukrainian
district evolve and since then after the dissolution of the soviet union the missile never returned to the territory of russia. now that passport and some other relevant documents they used to be top secret and now they have been unclassified for the sake of the investigation in fact they would displayed in the room where the briefing was held so all journalists will mean colluded had a chance to have a look at them with their own eyes the second part of the briefing the russian defense ministry showed some video some amateur footage that was previously analyzed by the official investigation and the russian defense ministry showed how they believe that footage was tampered with and the third part the we were given a listen to an audio recording which was said to be a conversation between a ukrainian colonel and some other ukrainian officer and well a lot of bombs left in there on purpose by the russian defense ministry to show that they did not alter or edit that well that recording in any way and here is the
key bits from it let me about it even if it was me live to discuss it but for me what year flip would it what. we should do more if you were if you. want that already but the woman your mother who already now official ukraine has already branded this new information that the russian defense ministry has brought to light as fake but russian and stern is saying that they are open to scrutiny that they are ready indeed to pass on these new documents to the joint investigative team to the official investigation and they can very fire the authenticity of those documents by themselves so definitely a new twist in the investigation of the downing of m h seventeen. back in july two thousand and fourteen the plane flying from amsterdam to kuala lumpur crashed in the darnedest region of the height of the conflicts in eastern ukraine all two hundred ninety eight people on board were killed us included eighty children.
russia says the new materials have been handed over to the dutch team investigating the tragedy meanwhile the joint investigation team may react to the newly released documents saying they're ready to examine them as soon as they're provided by moscow experts told us this new evidence is important to the investigation process i hope they would take it seriously and take what evidence the russians can provide to mean they they've refused to take a lot of evidence over the last few years seemingly more content to just immediately point the finger to russia within the first few days after the incident i think it should absolutely impact overall investigation russia said right from the start of this investigation that they should be included in it and were excluded so it just came down to the dutch ukrainians the australians and malaysians we have a situation where the evidence as presented by the russians today actually seems to back up some already publicly disclosed some very important information released by
the joint investigation team well on the first that this is very important new evidence has been presented by the russian defense ministry it's only just been released we're going to have to look at it in great detail and of course that's going to be the position that the joint investigation team will i'm sure take they will be came to look at it and also be keen to be seen to be looking at this evidence very closely it's a very it's a fairly obvious piece of evidence actually the only imagine the jade i've been expecting to receive or at least i wanted to see the fact that they were bitter identified the missile concerned through at least partial or full serial numbers of course the next obvious step would be to trace and track work that happened with the missile from the point of its manufacture to the point of its destruction or deployed. and it all scrapping and that's what the russians seem to get up to have done filling in that mission picture. mass protests have been held in the libyan capital calling on the president and other top politicians to resign crowds
gathered on sunday venting their frustration over the da a situation in the country libya has been in deep political crisis since armed struggle broke out seven years ago libya remains divided by rival governments and armed groups. one government is based in tripoli and backed by the u.n. the other is and taber controls a large part of the east of the country some zones are still controlled by militias isis is after they helped ignite the violence some european countries are now starting to express regrets of their involvement in the nato led into pension in libya. reports in march of two thousand and eleven nouri committed to the military intervention in libya leading to the ousting of gadhafi and the ruin country we see today but a shock norwegian state commission report now admits the country knew next to nothing about what they were doing and actually went to war relying on media reports. norway had very limited knowledge of libya when the uprising
started in february twenty eleven in such situations decision makers often rely on information from media and other countries colonel gadhafi continues to slaughter his own civilians and he viciously targeted americans the international community offered the final chance to stop his campaign of killing or face the consequences for attacks by regime forces on the libyan citizens when they turned to us and asked us for help stopping a massacre how do you say no so also jumped on the bandwagon playing an alarmingly significant role and why shouldn't they it was by the book there was even a un security council resolution on the situation to cover them if you ignore all the commentators warning the resolution did not green flag the mass bombing of libya norway's report also reveals there was practically no one else this before jumped in and there are no written sources indicating that before deciding
to send warplanes to libya the government assist the type of conflict norway was taking part in now that failure could hardly have had more serious consequences the country now lies in ruins seven years on libya is still being ripped apart by rival governments militias armed to the teeth and islamist militants just last week i saw play under sponsibility for a shooting that killed two and wounded ten more at the headquarters of the state oil company at the top of the slaughter there were invited to come over for oil for the government by the us oh you know. perhaps unsurprisingly some politicians in norway are now distancing themselves from the decision given what we know today this was a war for a regime change norway should not have participated in the libyan war.
when you look at what happened next with libya becoming a terrorism hotspot this is not a decision to be proud of of course they're not the first to come to that sorry conclusion the u.k. parliament got there two years ago this report determines the u.k. policy in libya before and since the intervention of march two thousand and eleven was founded on a road use assumptions and an incomplete understanding of the country and the situation and barack obama infamously admitted the aftermath was the biggest mistake of his presidency but that's likely to bring little comfort to the civilians still reeling in the shattered nation. the u.s. envoy to the united nations has accused russia of violating sanctions against north korea nikki haley made that claim at a security council session in new york the united states has evidence of consistent and wide ranging russian violations one russian vessel called the patriot was
captured on film transferring refined petroleum to a north korean controlled vessel in april of this year that is un listed last month the independent panel of experts on the implementation of north korean sanctions submitted its bi annual report to the sanctions committee the report contains evidence of multiple russian sanction violations we have seen and read this report but when the panel submitted the report to the security council last week. we noticed something deeply troubling the evidence of russian violations that was detailed in the earlier report was missing. it had been removed from the open section of the report apparently russia threatened to prevent release of the report unless its demands to hide the evidence of its violations was met with
regarding the tanker which allegedly violated sanctions the expert group has concluded that it did not secondly the claim that we deleted part of the report containing violations by russian companies is not true however these claims fall in line with the policy of maximum pressure yang the us is trying to take control of the un security council i have a feeling sometimes that the u.s. confuses the un security council with its own u.s. national security council. the south korean president has arrived in the north for a summit and with pyongyang at course by the north korean leader kim jong un the south korean president is accompanied by a two hundred strong delegation he's bringing with him business leaders including the heads of samsung and l.g. is the first time in ten years this is south korea's leader has visited pyongyang came in maine are expected to discuss an ongoing peace plan. sation and they could
sign a bilateral military agreements. as we mentioned that comes just after the u.s. accused russia of violating sanctions against north korea antiwar activist brian becker believes washington does not want to see peace image on the korean peninsula . if you look at the last year all of the good progress has really come from north and south koreans they want to live together they want to have peace they want to end the war they want to have economic integration this frightens the united states because the united states sees south korea not as an ally but as an extension of american power and the u.s. fears any kind of reunification in korea or among koreans will diminish american presence in this important part of the world on the eve of the next summit between the north korean leadership kim jong un and long journey in the leadership of south korea the u.s. once that the rail this process or at least some people in the trumpet ministration i would say the majority certainly want to derail this process. the university of
maryland in the u.s. has issued leaflets inviting white students to join a group called white awake to discuss race issues. do you want to improve your ability to relate to and connect with people different from you. do you sometimes feel uncomfortable and confused before during interactions with racial and ethnic minorities do you want to become a better ally this group of was the safe space for white students to explore their experiences questions reactions and feelings the campus counseling center has now removed the flyers claiming they were misunderstood it's also changed the group's name to anti racism an ally belting group people are divided on the issue. it's giving people a place to express their opinions on race and discuss important topics in a safer environment in general when people who are white discuss the topic it's
seen as inherently racist why not to do it every identity group have their space and should not have a positive had gender and goal to be approved the way i interpret it is that white people are being victimized by interacting with us from my understanding it simply is space for white students to get woke and learn to dismantle dangerous social preconceptions they might have these uncomfortable conversations but necessary for social progress the only harm i see is that becoming a white affinity group. we put me up for the bait with path cracked. right on social commentator and seen by an american i think that i'm not sure why white people would need to feel safe on a college campus person i don't think that they are in any imminent danger and they certainly aren't in any more danger than say muslim students certainly students of
color i think that as we heard from some of the students the poor execution you know the name of the group having to change from white to weight is an indication that they pretty much aren't very educated on the issues of racism in the first place personally i don't see anything wrong with have been a group that is one particular race or they has one particular race and it's i do you can so shape with everyone associate with you can have a white group black group asian group and all these other groups exist there's never any kind of problem nobody says anything about. you know organization on campus the black organization on campus they organization on campus but we have a white organization all of that is a problem either we have many groups there are no specific groups or we allow all of them yeah so so two things i mean i think we have to be clear and stating that first of all people of color especially black people can and cannot be racist ok because racism only if we change it is an racial prejudice there is no there's no
database race racism is not something that you can just turn on the taunts on off color anybody could be racist that that's not your you have to have power to be racist you have to have power black people don't have power must lead next people don't have power native american people don't have power now i would deny that black and brown people can be bigoted but that is different from racism racism is racial prejudice i mean it's power that according to say today you have to have power to be racist i mean when did i definition become the standard like i never seen it before. is that exactly legalese i mean i think i don't think that like we can go by a dictionary that was written mainly by white people to force standard definition on an issue like racism as we saw in the scene not a max of spike lee's movie when you look at that dictionary and just look at the definitions of white and black you can already see implicit bias and racial prejudice right right just in those two words that were in this particular group i
think they they were more on the extreme liberal side they're trying to actually come together and help those so called people of color people which is sort of a flier and automatically get offended without taken the time to really understand what's going on that's why he changed his name because i didn't want anybody to just think automatically oh we're some kind of racist hateful group and they're really on the side of the left i think this right here eggs an example of the left eating their own thanks for watching my cunny kinky adding will be with their unfaithful minutes but then i think. it's hard to imagine decades after the war a nazi doctor was still active rich in the nineteen seventies great intel had as
the chair of its board a man convicted of mass murder and slavery at auschwitz a german company grown untold develops in the denied a drug that was promoted as completely safe even during pregnancy and it turned out to have terrible side effects what has happened to my baby anything paul you know she said is just cut short arms many saluda mind victims i have to this day received no compensation they never apologized for the suffering that not only want the money i want the revenge. here in kiev in recent days it might dawn independence square has turned into a full scale war zone. more clashes in ukraine's capital kiev.
absolutely no. hard to tell what you are targeting lisa would then. do. now on the brink of a civil war at least seventy dead so far and the death toll rising it if you can allude you. a new. war we saw here today was a revolution. and said to. have invested over five billion dollars to assist ukraine in these and other goals with. nato has expanded into thirteen countries up to the borders of russia thirteen countries.