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e.d.f. eventually bought enough of the shares in british electricity to make swathes of it accountable to the french electorate simone rossi speaking tomorrow is the boss of e.t.f. supplying around six million homes in britain and he's proud of one particular project we're also building a new nuclear station in the point here in the u.k. we now have about three thousand five hundred people on site which to on that apprentice these numbers throwing. d.c. are we will be spending about one hundred million pounds a month on these projects and two thirds of this money around and around to sort of the money spent in the account but let alone with the u.k. electricity users can afford to include bills from the french government even now financially partnered with the communist party in china or afford to build the nuclear power station not according to its opponents if it goes through. a.d.f. are really committed to commercial and industrial suicide. because they need to
listen to the west and by. the west financial press they need to listen to their own. who'll say you must go temping into this e.t.f. cannot afford. the amount of money they'd have to borrow to to build this is more than what they're actually e.t.f. is actually worth e.t.f. denies that but the reactor in southwestern england is based on an e.t.f. designed in from a villa in france in the past few days france's nuclear regulator has accused e.d.f. of mismanagement costs have now had to be revised upwards in the project will be delayed according to labor leader jeremy corbyn inc the point is he will not only push up the cost of electricity but involve giving a blank check to e.t.s. for a power station that doesn't work well something that did work was anglo-french partisan corporation in the second world war crucial was the forerunner to where my six the so-called special operations executive joining me now is award winning journalist and author of a fault alone the true story. brother the british secret agents in nazi occupied
france. giles welcome back they're going underground tell me about the special operations executive ridge operated everywhere except the demarcated lines dictated by moscow and washington london xylo will special operations record it was was an institution created by winston churchill in july of one thousand and forty the british had withdrawn their troops from dunkirk during the german invasion but when they withdrew their troops they also withdrew all of their intelligence assets britain as we know famously stood alone and they came up with the idea of creating a sabotage unit to hit the germans from the rear and churchill said he wanted to use us we to set europe ablaze and that the as so we operatives worked everywhere in occupied europe but also in occupied asia against the japanese in the countries that they occupied and what they would do is they would send agents in to recruit
local fighters to form the basis of the resistance to harass the japanese the italians and the germans in that long period before the british were able to get the russians and the americans on their side and launched a series invasions in italy and france and the stars of this book the stars litter star the star brothers george and john starr who were anglo american their family the star has sailed over to america just after the mayflower and one of their ancestors dr comfort's or was one of the founders of harvard university has a story of it so would you document that but they go underground in europe as bodies but in one thousand nine hundred thirty nine the just when war was declared they were both one was living in belgium as a mining engineer george and john was living in paris as a commercial artist and they tried to enlist in the r.a.f. which was the probably the glamour most glad. morris branch of the service to be in
at the time but because their father was american they were rejected so the enlisted in the army they evacuated the continent nine hundred forty with the rest of the british expeditionary force came back to england and because they spoke french they were recruited by su we as agents and sent back into france now i want to get on to why this is oddly very relevant today how this was replicate the the ideas of replicated throughout british colonial expeditions colonial forces all around the world in arabia and kenya of cyprus where the tradition traditionally britain was fighting against the insurgents throughout the empire when insurgents would come along and try to overthrow colonial rule the british knew how to crush them. they were unsuccessful with the ira united twenty and the ira got independence for part of ireland but they were successful in most of the other colonies in the in the case of the post-war period or in the case of the war
they had to be on the side of insurgents to create insurgents and their model was lawrence of arabia the one time that they had funded and armed and trained insurgents against the ottoman empire so lawrence of lead arab irregular as against the ottomans in mainly in syria and. was able to help out general allen b.'s advance from egypt with the with the british army by protecting his right flank and was a very successful operation that became the model for us are we basically but after the war this model was misunderstood and the british and the americans who learned all of their wrists tradecraft of subversion from the british they were trained as we trained american s. o. s.s. office of strategic services which nine hundred forty seven became the cia the british trained them mainly at camp x. in canada but also in other places they used like a misunderstanding of the s.u.v.
template so they would send organizers to train people for example in albania or ukraine to go in to try to overthrow the government but they didn't do it in the way they had done it world war two because in the event in world war two as soon as we resistance groups really just became a support movement for an allied invasion so it worked in the case of syria in one thousand six hundred nineteen eighteen it works to assist an invading army but probably on its own it would have failed and it was the same thing with these insurgencies in france the french resistance without the allied invasion would have been useless in ukraine since you mention it at the bowl tix he says seventy five thousand dead civilians because of this kind of insurgency. and civilians both yes i mean obviously this misunderstanding is not because they hadn't watched the david lean spiegel film but in fairness to teresa mayes campaign that obama's campaign in
syria i mean as far as we know there with they never give coleman to obviously to us there were special forces fighting us. baps isis linked al-qaeda linked groups trying to overthrow insiders there were two programs in syria there was obama's first program which was a title fifty program it's called which was covert and secret that was done through training camps in turkey and jordan and insurgents were given weapons and sent across and many of them immediately went over to isis or zapata most of us on the other more extreme groups and the trainers didn't go with them when when isis came and took a large chunk of eastern syria western iraq there was a title fifty program which was completely public up to train. to train insurgents to fight against isis and in that case the special forces did assist mainly the kurds in northeast syria and that was all public and that was that was when they did go in but the covert program if if anyone went in it it still isn't known to
the ignorance continues with these it's very very hard to direct a campaign from inside turkey or inside jordan when you've got hundreds of insurgents running around in syria and you don't you don't you're not seeing with seeing them in the case of say george starr who set up one of the most effective resistance networks in all of france called wheelwright network he was there living among them every day disguised as a belgian emigrate living in southwest france retired mining engineer and he lived daily with these people so he knew what they were doing and he could he could control their movements any he could control who got the weapons he didn't give weapons to just anybody he had to know them and trust them. unlike operation timber sycamore obama's failed campaign city case of timber sycamore even the obama team any from i've interviewed admit they didn't know where their weapons ended up because today over easily we have think that there is
a british parliamentarians that certainly. united states people have with this group the m.e. k. trying to perhaps use them was insurgents who are the government of iran they were only us terrorist list. with the m.e. k were one of the early resistance groups against the shah they were religious fanatics and marxists were they were that at that time they lost out in the power struggle to the moon was in tehran they fled to iraq where they became proxy forces for saddam hussein i myself came upon a massacre that they committed in the village of car and year in iraqi kurdistan in one thousand nine hundred one where they went through the village and just shot everybody they could see and ran out again and they were well known as saddam's people. and they. consequently iranians even iran isn't like the movies
don't really trust them and for years because of their of their behavior and because they used to plant bombs in cinemas in tehran they were on the us terrorism list but after the american invasion there were thousands of them in a camp in iraq the americans took them off the list and now appear to be having good relations with them in the fear is that the cia or some other american intelligence group will use them against the iranian regime which means that they'll use their agents to assassinate people or commit other other crimes and is using again the template for your book again a misunderstanding of this kinds of use of insurgency against a foreign power or a government i would say i would say in isolation and any k. campaign to overthrow the mullahs would fail if it's done in conjunction with an invasion it might have some hope of success but invasion would be much even much
bloodier and much more chaotic than iraq was because in one sense regarding syria you've been saying that actually the fact that to resume and obama failed in overthrowing the government of syria may be a blessing because it would have become a center for islam is but i'm not the only one who says i many of obama's own advisers to whom i spoke in washington recently including anthony blinken. jake sullivan and others say that the. a jihadi victory in syria would have been what they called a catastrophic success that syria would then have become anarchic and a base world wide jihadi operations in a major arab state might be much more. of a threat to them to the world than the near afghanistan. thank you thank you after the break while britain supports violence in syria and yemen in saudi was is
the kingdom using its diplomats to commit crimes all around the world and before you choose there was hollywood but why as one of its founders being written notes of movie history well the symbol of a bond two of going underground. and your own pal. coming up out of a known type of time telling paul enough. to know me well i. am. in phnom penh there is a trade in young girls sold into an underground sex in the street sometimes by the people they trust the most. on. a kind of.
money lead you know one of the. underworld. total. a lot of money we didn't know. oh you ought to go to post because this is the move for you to. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. welcome back saudi arabia has been receiving the full extent of mainstream media
rough this month but it's not for the u.k. u.s. backed saudi bombing of civilians as numbers of the dead in yemen even this week all that let alone the bombing of a school bus or the millions at risk of famine it's the alleged murder of a saudi journalist joining you know it's a political satirist and saudi dissident got a milder sorry cannot return to his home country for fear of death thanks for coming on the shows award is it about what seems like the tragic case of jamal khashoggi the trumps on the once a woman driving now in saudi a great improvement and the world's worst humanitarian crisis because of the u.k. backed support for saudi prince mohamed a result but it isn't him it has to the west as a reformer honestly i was happy when i saw the women dreyfus already but this is their right they say it's greece this think i have it is so deep but to be honest their greatest think should have been is so that he is freedom of speech and election which we didn't see conan but is is going very hard on anyone who is just
speaking up their mind people has been jailed based on their tweets and last year two thousand and fifty sixty when when the executed fifty two people and one of them can emit a name it hughley criticised their competence naive and i think this is their only crime so there. is good right and an outrage he's much like silencing people in the kingdom but he's going abroad to anyone who is speaking up there might as you know and you're a few months i was attacked here in london in broad daylight in the thirty first of august because i speak up my mind and the attack of these just shouting who are you to talk about the saudi royal family they said you're a quitter. he spied. on during the thing there they say that to anyone
and if you will follow their comments in their social media. i am now is that i really spy and every day they give you any kony this is what the northern territory survivor i've been abrogated to israeli spies who are these people i'm presuming they're investigating you your understanding is there were saudis who were visiting london who wanted to actually the attack media wasn't to try and attack to me and it didn't feed us of course the saudis and did the disabused of only ok we do know their names and the police are investigating this but i have nothing to comment about it because i'm not government confiscated i don't know who what their real names and who they are working but in my incident tells me they are intelligence and they are doing what they've been told to do nobody can do a such action without permission from count but it's or think himself we know that country from a site nobody can do that especially in new york
a or in europe. but we now know that the he in the case the turkish magazines or the turkish finance ministers printed fifteen suspects we couldn't name them here i moved the b.b.c. a covering the pictures the branson covering it here they can be suing for defamation very quickly if any of those pictures are not true what do you make of these suspects intelligence suspects in the case of the alleged murder and dismemberment of shogun turkey i am not shocked. the saudi sent fifteen to commit this a crime in turkish soil i'm shocked that. he himself was lured to turkey and he was soon and he to be to walk in that consulate from that if it is. came from turkey we see clearly this fifteen
there was lain and waiting in the consulate for him to our life i've been told of from a source in turkey the turkish analyzed the water that coming out from the consulate and they found blood on it so this is this is shocking if the dismembered to hit him in there in the consulate but let's go back and. go through this what would you use in the diplomat in order to silence any forests or to spy in any position in two thousand and three. so do you do here in new york eight was expelled by u.k. government i would name him you assume ronnie because he bribed a police officer in order to obtain a play for two formation in saudi a position he's here so this is in the media and so this tells us that they're so do this using the diplomats in order to commit to crimes basically i don't know why
they are committing because they're not afraid of from the west you we see president trump in the last month or so he's just appearing in t.v. . you need to pay you have to pay i'm sure you have to pay he never asked kingston man or cone brains to stop committing crimes abroad three years they haven't is a war that is ongoing and nobody's benefited they said they are there to bring their legitimate government but the only one suffering in yemen is the yemeni people so and we see children being slaughtered you know so. when this responsibility is to their u.k. government of course to america and by history who want to destroy our i would call them thugs. in power who put them in power and i think they have more power on them to what to do to make them behave
a little others say thank you you're welcome sir. well while london has the film festival leo in france has the festival named after the pioneering filmmakers the lumiere brothers but a new film be natural narrated by jodie foster destroys forever the myth that film only had founding fathers the documentary director pavel to be green. drugs remain in power thanks for going on how can it be possible that no one has basically hood over the world's first few will film director well academics have heard of her. but i think like many stories it's not been pushed to the masses. and also i think she hasn't been properly documented and gazillion all watching things is. a yes who is she is the first woman film director in the history of film who wrote or directed a produced a thousand films and had
a career in france working for leo. and in the us she had her own studio she's the first woman to have our own studio there's many firsts with alice. and so she was a bridge image of this entire studio system was it existed only east coast of america along with power modes and forests and all the other one of the pioneers at the beginning and i think not only because she's a woman i think a lot of pioneers tend to be forgotten because being first isn't everything and even if you look at the beginners of my space or you too you don't know who those people are you just know that that's a medium and whatever comes next is what people know is what's the what's your latest so i think being responsible for moving a medium forward doesn't always get working condition but she's so much more because people are going to have a different slang metropolis eisenstein and in your documentary actually eisenstein
credits as cuba shay not knowing that it's her because as a child he saw a film where women act like men and they're in charge the consequences of feminism in one thousand or six that he saw as a child and he depicts it in his memoirs scene by scene and it was only through detective work that we realized that that's the film because there is no other film like that i don't know. working with go more she came into contact with the with famous names in europe at the time we fell just describe that all clear of innovation and it's purpose of the it's kind of like the first class of silicon valley of paris eight hundred ninety five in a way. you have maybe steve jobs and bill gates if you will so it's like path a and go beyond and she's there at the right time at the right place where it's a photography studio and all these people are experimenting and they're famous inventors engineers scientists etc and they're walking in and out of this
photography place to use that device for their research etc us she gets to meet a lot of people and mr eiffel tower himself is on the board of directors of the company so she's she's in good company and i do there is you do comparison for firsts and they were doing things like. video because but when people first were using cinema they were showing things like reforms and so on you. does put narrative in the emotion of the film. exactly that for a younger audience to understand cinema because it's you know early cinema it's so far away we're like one hundred years apart from the beginning of cinema there are like content to me cars and when you go on you tube it's like all what can i do with this device you know i can jump up with a etc but she was a daughter of a bookseller. her father had bookstores in chile and she learned as
a child to read a lot of stories and experience a lot of travel as a child so she connected the storytelling with the medium of recording and that makes us special because she's one of the first people to do a narrative for a second doing away from the identity politics a little and judging her as one of the innovators in all the east coast studio system. i didn't know this story how edison moved hollywood in effect to hollywood from the east coast using monopoly power yes so he basically it was it wasn't just him but he had something called the trust we could only use his camera and. fort lee new jersey and he actually had detective girls sold into an underground sex in the street sometimes by the people they trust the most.
with lawmakers manufacture consent to step into public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. when the crime and merry go round lifts only the one percent so. we can all middle of the room sick. i mean really it is really. take tyranny you too can be disappeared in broad daylight also the fate of a saudi journalist is testing washington's relations with riyadh is the crown prince's rule in doubt and much much more on this edition of crossfire.