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and it's getting worse. a key moment in the syrian peace process diplomats from russia. turkey to try and establish a way for elections to take place in the nation. the
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media and civil rights groups. turned to violations in neighboring. global security and president putin shifting world if washington goes ahead with crucial. live from our international news center right here in moscow this is our team good to have your company m you know top story the fate of syria is being rushed in. the
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swiss city of geneva a meeting hosted by the un special syria envoy stuff de mistura top diplomats from russia iran and turkey are attempting to put together a committee responsible for drafting a new constitution essentially paving the way for elections in the war torn country our senior correspondent murat goes d of is in geneva for us. the talks negotiations on this new constitutional reform have been very difficult because the different sides have such. views nevertheless the main sticking point is about the makeup of this constitutional new constitutional committee because it may have to either rewrite the syrian constitution entirely all amend certain parts of the to provide for an all inclusive pan syrian election going into the future there are of course other things that they're going to be discussing but that is the main topic nevertheless these three countries russia iran and turkey they've been working
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together over recent years and their cooperation partnership has yielded concrete results we've seen demilitarized zone stablished in syria we've seen deescalation and ceasefire cease fire is guaranteed by these three countries the turkish foreign minister though did remark that they've had very little cooperation from the united states and its coalition that they haven't been involved in any sort of talks negotiations with regards to this constitutional reform but what we can say about the united states is they made a new priorities very clear and that isn't getting rid of asset we want to see a regime that is fundamentally different it's not regime change we're not trying to get rid of assad we just want to see a regime again that does not produce the kind of horrors that we have seen there's a strong. readiness on the part of western nations not to ante up money
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for that disaster unless we have some kind of idea that the government is ready to compromise and us in our create yet another horror nevertheless there is a lot of motivation to get things done because the situation in syria while nowhere near as volatile as it was even a year ago it is still remarkably tense for example turkey is threatening intervention invasion of northern syria. against the who says views as terrorists they have been clashes in the evening as well where there are rebels as well as islamists geodes terrorists clashing with the syrian arab the army so as i say a lot of drive to get things done a lot of issues for players in the region we heard from security and political analyst omar xabi he told me washington is shifting priorities for syria because the situation is now it's all there. this shows a weakness on several fronts and therefore the united states is repositioning
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itself the united states doesn't really move the i said billoo she. actually put a condition that needs to have a fundamental change in the policy of syria and that fundamental change i think. i don't think it's this point doing or did they would have to they would have to take what's there on the table mr james jeffrey. he in his words between the lines you can feel that he's saying that the assad regime did not win the war yet. what does he mean by that does he mean that the united states is ready to reengage by supporting the terrorist organizations and by really creating chaos and trying again on this destructive kind of a move towards that i'm not sure but he's not in a position to make any conditions. let's turn our attention to costa rica where several hundred. protesters against their country's president daniel ortega.
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the protesters are demanding are to stop the repression of media and civil rights. fled to costa rica since the outbreak of government protests more than three hundred people have been killed in half a year of civil unrest in september regular made street protests illegal human rights watch has criticized the raids on opposition media and the closure of rights organizations. northern neighbor honduras is also accused of similar violations but there is a contrast in how the u.s. treats the two central american countries one receives punishing sanctions the other an extensive aid package. it's a tale of two central american countries both plagued by. somewhat similar problems corruption violence and government crackdowns.
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the. rule of law has not fared so well in either country with nicaragua both sinking towards the bottom of the list ponderosa in nicaragua both exemplify a recent regional trend of suppressing the right to protest and using excessive force against demonstrators however hunder us is the only one out of the two that the us seems to have a soft side for don't just take my word for it nicaragua was one of the us is tyrannical trio the spread of tyranny follows a predictable pattern media and opposition parties are silenced the regime unleashes its militants to kidnap torture and execute dissidents but one doris well they're of valuable ally especially after they voted with the us to legitimize to roussillon as israel's capital to people of honduras and stood with us indeed to
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make that decision for ourselves and decide we're we've got our embassy and that's right and we greatly appreciate not just disappeared on them but on so many. united nations now both nicaragua and honduras crackdown on anti-government protests this year but they've evoked quite different reactions from the u.s. what nicaragua does it it's a threat to the legitimacy of the current administration every does not victim of this violence and intimidation campaign further undermine its or take its legitimacy and one hundred doors cracks down on protesters after a sketchy election well that's a time for people to hold hands and sing whom by coming of the election. regime dynasties think it's very important that the people come. to become inclusive we. suggested but that's words now what about the money the
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u.s. is shoveling military and economic aid honduras is way sixty eight million tax dollars worth and at the very same time nicaragua is about to be slapped with further sanctions just last week congress passed the nneka act over the latin american countries corruption and human rights violations so two countries with very similar problems but two very different approaches. the view of those two countries has been highly. distorted by the mainstream media by the us government the united states is not concerned about human rights and democracy in fact we know that the us supports seventy three percent of the world's tator ships but uses human rights they are. arbitrarily and selectively in order to justify its own geo political ends up of course is a classic example where the us and or to the supposed dictatorship for decades and
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now when there was a popular or revolution by the sandinistas who worked for over ten years supporting culture of terror against that country people forget about that you know and those things need to be remembered in the context of the of the situation we're talking about today. a feud between democrats and republicans over plans for a wall between the united states and mexico has led to threats of a us government shutdown donald trump last after seeking five billion dollars for a wall to prevent illegal immigration while the democrats insist on a less than two billion simpler border fence. anytime you hear a democrat saying that you can have good border security without it will write them off as just another politician following the party line time for us to save billions of dollars
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a year and have at the same time far greater safety and control. the clear aspect is is that it's not clear what exactly will be built on the us mexico border. border security to the people of our country very important the wall is a big factor in border security number one we are for strong border security. speaking for myself consider the wall and moral walls can be scaled over walls can
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be tunneled under the wall doesn't stop any bad things from happening it just makes it impossible for the folks on our side to see what's developing and makes it more difficult for them. the president through executive order one three seven six seven directed us to build a wall on the southwest border the wall that we're going to put in here is vance a wall that we're going to put in here you may be wondering why are we choosing the type of fence that we're choosing the bollard wall that we're going to be putting in place excuse me to safety aspects that a wall provides this type of fence or be this type of ball of walls. if we don't get what we want one way or the other whether it's through you through a military through anything you want to call i want to shut down the guy who can have it or not this temper tantrum that he seems to throw will not get him his wall
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and it will hurt a lot of people because he will cause a shutdown. ok i want to bring you to another story we're closely following today investment bank goldman sachs is facing criminal charges in malaysia over the loss of billions of dollars from a state investment fund and the firm itself say's the former government in kuala lumpur is to blame claiming it lied to the bank well daniel bustle has been investigating the ramifications and whether the company will face any real consequences. the indictment states goldman sachs not only got ridiculously inflated fees of six hundred million dollars for helping start malaysia's corrupt national wealth fund were in coalition leader and what abraham says the wall street bank must be complicit in the whole affair probably the most stunning financial scandal of the decade is the failure of governance you allow. this one is much
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a bottom up and they're. complicit to the. international financial institutions and blew a second course and instead of investing it in the nation prosecutors say the funds cash was blown on a five year spending spree from beverly hills mansions to a rare twenty two carat pink diamond seethrough grand piano gift to australian supermodel miranda kerr a quarter of a billion dollars on this three hundred foot mega yacht called the equity and bankrolling hollywood hit the wall of wall street about oh the irony but in crimes on an industrial scale the real question is this was this legal. absent the. defendants deny the claims and goldman blames those malaysia crimes on a few rogue individuals notably goldman's then celebrated star partner in life but at the end of that six five years spending spree in twenty fourteen indictment
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points out goldman actually promoted him worse liason his guilty plea notes others at the bank helped him conceal bribes what he did even quote very much in line with the culture of goldman sachs that culture thrives thanks to what's called the revolving door where goldman chiefs worldwide made law makers and regulators and vice versa to get elected donald trump railed against goldman as a villain the symbol of the corrupt us establishment but as soon as he got in he filled his team with goldman exacts like gary cohn as chief economic adviser goldman gave cone a living presence pre bribe. senator elizabeth warren dubs it's a quarter of a billion dollars carrie cohen picks out these sacks full of money goes into government and rewrites the tax laws marriages to cram it through and pointed called once again and show savvy investor u.s. senate has railed at goldman selling ordinary american products they knew would fail them betting on their failure practices that contributed to the two thousand
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and eight world economic crash then treasury secretary hank paulson nevertheless handed goldman a ten billion dollar bailout paulson just happened to have been yes you guessed it goldman sachs chief the evidence shows that goldman repeatedly put its own interests and profits ahead of the interests of its clients and our communities when the system finally collapsed under the weight of those toxic mortgages goldman profited from the collapse using a fictitious exchange rate in two thousand and one gold magically disappeared greece's debt so it could cheat its way into the e.u. the bank is said to have trials at an eye watering three hundred million dollar fee in fact greece's debt actually rose and was handed to its citizens suffering to this day the greek trick was arranged by this man who infamously said the bank is doing god's work promoted to goldman boss blankfein reportedly met privately with the disgraced merchant at the head of goldman malaysia malays whole scandal has now
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spawned a best selling board game clip hopefully to goldman sachs is one of these high level finance capital companies in the us that is very close very close to the leaders of power on both sides of the political aisle if they can get away with what they get away united states they can certainly get away with it elsewhere what's going on in malaysia is just the tip of an iceberg that's going on everywhere they just haven't been caught any other places it's criminal it's the biggest criminal white collar criminal event i think. of the last century maybe even greater we are on the verge of a of another crisis here financial crisis that will make the last one pale in comparison and the goldman sachs and people and businesses like them are at the center of the cause of this. seventeen minutes past five pm here in moscow still to come on the program choose the evening including is world security in the balance
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president put slaloms the u.s. over threats to leave a major nuclear weapons treaty we get the details on plenty more in ninety seconds . as movement is going along bankers. are. rightfully seen as the enemy full stop. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then.
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you know world of big. law and conspiracy it's time to wait to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. if you're back with international president putin. the u.s. for threatening to pull off a crucial nuclear weapons treaty saying it could on balance world security washington nine states potential withdrawal from the. called war era intermediate range nuclear forces treaty back in october and the comments from vladimir putin
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today came during a speech to russian defense officials so you're going to be spot on this was why it is you when you're so short of. the u.s. legally i.n.f. a nuclear missile treaty you could have serious negative consequences some weakening regional and global safety it could collapse the whole architecture of arms control i'm a non proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. putin has focused a lot on this deal and his position has remained unchanged of the united states pulling out of it unilaterally will do a lot of harm and no good really in fact i should say this correlates with what many other nations have been saying as world because see back in the day when this deal was signed between the united states and then the soviet union it essentially and did the arms race so the world could breathe freely for once and nowadays its main purpose is viewed as this crucial tool of deterrence as this tool of containment of not allowing this called war this arms race to restart this is why
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we've heard so much concern coming out of europe just a few months ago when the united states only announced their intentions to pull out of the deal because after all europe would then find itself between a rock and a hard place the united states and russia well a lot of putin also says that in fact the united states intentions to pull out of the deal are well based on a false pretext of a listen. look. as a reason for the unilateral withdrawal from the i.m.f. the u.s. use the familiar trivial way unsubstantiated accusations of russia violating its obligations under the treaty or the us already violated it themselves and did it a long time ago another reason why washington wants out of the deal is because it binds only the united states and russia and so as washed. put said other nations all other nations in the world are free to pursue their military ambitions and
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goals unhampered but according to blood i'm a putin this is hardly a problem because he doesn't see an issue with inviting other nations to join the deal instead of killing a good document instead of killing a good treaty that works but right now of course it looks like that washington is on its way out and so according to glad i'm a putin russia in that case will have no other choice but to respond and to respond swiftly he has said that if the school won't spend much time developing countermeasures for whatever the united states will have in store for russia then but the deal is a deal that aside it wasn't the only thing of course that lattimer putin talked about in front of all of those generals he once again reiterated the importance of combating terrorism in syria he also said that developing nuclear capabilities of russia's military will remain a top priority has well as such things as developing military technology and unmanned warfare capabilities that is in store that is planned this is prioritized
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for twenty nineteen but all of that russia's president has stressed is only as a deterrent so that as a defensive and not an offensive plan. it's been revealed a death threat against the two year old daughter of a german turkish lawyer last august prompted an investigation into police in frankfurt authorities in the german city suspect that a right wing extremist cell is operating within the force's reich's the probe has now reportedly spread to other forces in the region well the letter was sent by fox and was supposedly signed by the national socialist underground a german new nazi terrorist group on covered in twenty eleven the n.s.u. is responsible for ten murders mostly of immigrants the lawyer sees it's quite usual for her to get threats but this time it was different. i receive up to fifty
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written threats or insults on every day and usually i don't care but this time they mentioned my daughter by name and knew her age and my address was also in the fax my personal data is not publicly accessible it can only be obtained by the authorities. well saddam must say you'll dietz is a german lawyer of turkish origin who represents the victims of far right violence though she was involved in a five year long trial of an n s u member who was sentenced to life in prison for multiple murders that was in july last week this year the threats started soon after that well according to local media investigators have a refund evidence that an officer searched for information on the lawyer without having any reason to do so no the initial probe discovered that a group of officers other chains nutsy symbols and remarks in chat rooms five of
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them have no been suspended and the case has sparked outrage. whoever shows right wing extremist ideas propagate xenophobia threats and repulsive violence and uses police instruments for these actions has no business in our police which is firmly grounded in the constitution radicals have no business with the police and they must not be given a pass otherwise the trust the police enjoy in our country will be destroyed. well an m.p. from germany's a left party believes the investigation should be checking all government bodies in the country there was probably a right wing cell in what is a front. and that is very worrying i don't see that right we are missing is all you can throw for all there are always. off. as one of them from thread to a right wing i do it with the i think the government should do more of this stuff
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should be not cover up all the issues and real investigation but all indications. are as well and often there's a lot of cover up on the issues. a selection of programs that pending on where you are in the world but each one's a good one but don't take my word for it watch for yourself next this is art international. my son doing drugs my nephews was still in drugs my system just with doing drugs it was like an epidemic of drug abuse america's public enemy number one in the united states is drug abuse he started going after the users in the prison population sewer we started treating sick people people who are addicted to these drugs like
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criminals while i was on the hill i increasingly became convinced that the war on drugs was a mistake there are countless numbers of people who are in prison for. certain sins for minor minor offenders in the drug trade it's a lot watching your children grow up and miss you in waves and say by daddy as you're walking out of a business it's just it doesn't get easier. with no make this manufacture consent to step into public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the financial merry go round lifts and be the one percent. it's time to ignore middle of the room sick. leave the real need.
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to manage and then six thirty five if you have a what career and career involves using your eyes. still in your computer and things like that in an office and perhaps you sort of getting zealots circular to have to stop doing all this in this kind of you lou the minutes must be frayed my world became smaller and smaller and smaller until i ended up learning it in a box. or out at a very strong magnetic field on the field in my head. think of it like a real hard pressure my skin burns and that wireless access point out there just continues on saying with our students in the schools. we are just continually bathing our citizens in this microwave radiation it is certainly electro small and
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it's getting worse. seems wrong all right old just don't call. me baby yet to shape out this day and become educated and in again tremendous equals betrayal all. when so many find themselves worlds apart when she's to look for common ground . they all. fell. asleep so all this is all the good. wolf
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