secret projects by us democrats to test online tactics juror going to election is revealed in a new york times report claims they use the methods of an old analyst terry those much maligned russian got. another hit for the trumpet ministration defense secretary james mattis the announces he's stepping down just a day after the u.s. president surprises allies by saying if the drawing troops from syria. and the top journalists from one of germany's most respected publications to speak is exposed for faking news for years he's been stripped of several awards for his investigations including c.n.n. journalists of the year twenty forty.
great to have you with as this friday morning is this is r.t. international broadcasting to you live from moscow with me because. now russia's alleged online meddling has surfaced once again but this time moscow can't be blamed the new york times reports that a group of democrats undertook a secret project to test online tactics you're going to election in the u.s. state of alabama last year by employing methods allegedly used by russia to influence campaigns. investigates. years the public you me were barash by stories of russian bots on t.v. radio papers daily he told us of malicious programs of evil software soulless slaves puton an existential threat to america
take the alabama election a year ago russian boortz the media reported interfered medaled corrupted on behalf of republican candidate roy moore so surprise a tougher supporting more they both have a deep love of country the countries russia but still rough. edges for them it's pretty alarming when a guys lives in a fluent russian or speaks fluent russian russian it everywhere year later it's moving closer to the oval office one might wonder why on earth russia would bother with the massive dissin from asian campaign in alabama of all places to france salad value of a cup on as juicy a target room or himself was clueless about it i had no idea why this was happening so as is republican tradition he blame the democrats for setting him up the
democrats as a source or tradition change the subject and insulted him. maybe more should check with putin who shares his views on depriving people of their civil rights here is where it gets really good the new york times did some digging and found a report titled the alabama project and figured out those weren't putin's bots at all they were faked dressed up to look like russian bots we orchestrated and a labrat false flag operation that planted the idea that the more campaign was amplified on social media by a russian but that i've seen some dirty stuff in politics all over the world but this this is platinum tear this on this deplorable and dirty tricks turns out it was all of fake psyop orchestrated by a group of i.t.
experts who wanted to help the democrat win by cheating by lying and by their fraud being millions of voters in an attempt to frame the republican as being helped by russia the guy who allegedly financed all of this is billionaire reid hoffman co-founder of linked in and apparently a guy with a really faulty moral compass often comes with the money my experience now here is the kicker and lighty is telling people shouldn't worry it's only one hundred thousand dollars peanuts when it comes to elections whatever world the democrats live in a hundred grand is change. joe trippi a season's democratic operative said it was impossible that one hundred thousand dollar operation had an impact on the race journalists no longer report the news
they report their opinions same new york times when talking about how alleged the fake russian facebook accounts spend the same money hundred thousand dollars on advertising on a national campaign the disclosure adds to the evidence of the broad scope of the russian influence campaign so when a democratic group is all but call it spending a hundred grand on this information on lies framing and defaming someone it's just one hundred grand pocket change but if it's the russians at one hundred thousand dollars becomes an absolute fortune a crime against america and god i've always been suspicious that the russian bought in there it was slim z. and was probably made up simply because that's the kind of saying that the
democratic party does they make things up in order to create the basis for an attack on the right wing and on the conservatives this is in the character of the democratic party and in the a lack of character i should say and it's a it's a criminal element that has taken over the democratic party the mainstream media only talk about things that service that democratic party agenda and it's an agenda that we saw in syria you know it's an agenda that will lead to war it's an agenda that risks nuclear conflict with the two great nuclear powers it's an agenda that needs to be stopped. the trump administration has taken another hit defense secretary james mattis has announced he's stepping down. because you have a right to have a secretary of defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects i believe it's right for me to step down from my position james mattis has served in the military for over forty years and has been defense secretary from the
start of trans presidency he supported trump's calls to strengthen the military but was known to disagree with trump on many points including the president's surprise decision to withdraw u.s. troops from syria. terms decisions things have been the last straw for massive it also seems to have driven a wedge through the us as well with the media and the opposition figures criticizing the move on ordinary americans strongly supporting it with more on that . promise announcement withdrawing the usa from syria has got the media up in arms the republicans and the democrats are livid they say that the usa is losing out i believe it is a catastrophic mistake the job's not over dangerous premature jeopardize america's mission in syria and hurt allies makes our country an even bigger laughingstock than it already is we give that gift it benefits iran the only reason they're not dancing in the end to run in isis camps is they just don't believe in denser
media's outrage does not match public opinion polls show that eighty six percent of americans say that u.s. military force should only be used as a last resort now that opinion used to be very common on the opposite side of the political spectrum remember the peace marchers the antiwar movement this is what bernie sanders had to say my main concern terms of the middle east is to make certain that the united states does not get involved in perpetual warfare in the quagmire of iraq and syria trump made the same announcement last year but forces swiftly moved in to change his mind russian president vladimir putin who sent forces to support the syrian government against the terrorists a big game changer in the conflict he says he is a bit skeptical of trucks announcement would be stupid to you concerning the us withdrawal from syria i don't really know what that means for example the us has been present in afghanistan for the past seventeen years and almost every year they say that they are withdrawing the troops they are still there now because of the
presence of american troops needed in syria or do you think so let's not forget that the presence there was illegitimate it was not agreed either with the un security council nor with the syrian government if the us plans to withdraw. that is the wrong decision while politicians and media from both sides of the political spectrum is voicing outrage trump's movie is at least complying with international law now let's see if he sticks to his guns this time. r.t. new york. former u.s. congressman ron paul say's diplomacy must be implemented in this case. although he has his ups and downs i think that he has taken a good position he said he wanted to get out of out of syria and he said in the campaign he said that isis is not a threat there and that it's time to come home and i just wanted to be complete yes move the troops out are couple thousand troops but i want to make sure that you know the cia's out in the special forces are out and that we don't use sanctions
and that we move in that direction where we just have hands off and deal with diplomacy and getting along with people but in that philosophy that i just spoke it also means though for in a way our problem is if we dominate and militarize a country then we finance all that and if we converted into friendship then we send them millions of dollars because we still iou so we still should be concerned it's great to do troops are leaving and as i mentioned as we began that i wanted to be more inclusive you know i would not say we're going to remove two thousand troops because we've been in a many many countries we continue to be in countries but we start off with our cia agents and we start off with special forces we start off with interfering with sanctions and we just. we don't need any of that if we're noninterventionist and we just want friendship and trade you don't spend that money because it gets us
into trouble. invention and deception in germany where a top journalists from the respected to speak all newspaper has been sacked for making up stories. donald quarter has the details when it comes to trustworthy journalism the mainstream media might tell you there's no alternative. meet one of their poster boys of honesty class for lotus work for one of germany's most respected newsmagazines der spiegel he was even named cnn's journalist of the year back in two thousand and fourteen for a story about prison inmate care the report takes to put it to an interesting approach to a major social problem. if you look who paints pictures in the reader's mind that unfold like
a few well an acting career might have been better suited for real odious because the paragon of modern journalism seems to have faked his way through his seven year career of the sixty articles we know der spiegel published reloading us admitted fourteen contained fake news and a story about a young syrian boy he made up quotes and locations the tale of a guantanamo bay prison or a complete fabrication it was only after his colleague revealed his doubts over a story they were working on together about the us mexican border that the truth came out the. first they were just like little mistakes that i paid attention to things that seemed suspicious a vigilante group that doesn't allow you to take pictures of them but they tell you unbelievable stuff even admit to their crimes like that they detained mexicans and crossed the mexican border with weapons were no went through the ringer with his managers trying to bring his doubts forward imagine challenging the legitimacy of
an award winning western journalist praised by c.n.n. itself and if you're thinking this is a glitch in the mainstream media think again all these outlets have parted with journalists after they fabricated stories some more award winning journalists but awards in journalism are a whole other matter take journalist. he faked his own death with the help of the ukrainian secret service attempting to pin the blame on russia for an assassination it was a calculated deliberate international terrorist crime that tanko with killed due to his professional activities he was only working on things that were critical and investigative of russia you know it was really it was one of the biggest fake news stories of the year but he was even given the time award for journalistic bravery if the mainstream. media incest you should question less you might want to take a second to question more donald quarter r.t.
. as migrants continue to flee their home countries and make their way to europe a huge find as has raised to the ground a makeshift refugee camp in morocco north africa many lost all of their belongings in the blaze which they were sure was started deliberately is the third time the camp has been struck by fire the region has become a stepping off point for migrants heading to europe and in suits a spanish city on the north african coast many put their lives on the line with the dream of weeks matric. if any she knew how to get in the dream even study i also want to get a job to make some money and go back to morocco then. lose.
the ambulance took me to hospital with a broken arm or a doctor took care of. a head exam is a border guards catch illegal migrants at the ferry they beat them up. with no work no education nothing i want to look like europeans our life in morocco is just across. the street on the street in the cold when the locals insult us we cannot turn to the police as they might deported us.
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join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. welcome back from russia's economy under education to possible nuclear war and while domination president putin fielded a wide array of questions from journalists during his fourteenth annual q. and a with the media we've gathered some of the key moments from the event for you .
as. the u.s. is now leaving the i.n.f. treaty what's going to happen it's hard to imagine what is the rockets are located in europe what should we do of course we will have to ensure our security with concrete steps that we will let them not say later that we are trying to get an advantage we're not trying to get some advantage with this but merely to seek your balance to ensure a security. concern in the u.s. withdrawal from syria i don't really know what that means for example the us has been present in afghanistan for the past seventeen years and almost every year they say that they are withdrawing their troops but they are still there now and what is the presence of american troops needed in syria but you can i don't think so but let's not forget that presence there is illegitimate but it was not agreed on but
it will be there with the u.n. security council you know with the syrian leadership if the u.s. plans to withdraw from us is the right decision. they will block just tell me this is the blockade between the on the us and the rest of ukraine and it's going to russia you know it was done by the ukrainian authorities they have been forced a full economic blockade of the territory they consider their own they shoot at those they consider their own citizens almost every day civilians die though we provide humanitarian support for those living that but only not to let those people starve to death but. i'm sure you will be because she was assassinated everyone knows that there is evidence script is a lie however there are sanctions against russia and complete silence in the case of saudi arabia is that this politicized russia phobic approach is just another reason to attack russia. if it was not script they would have thought of something else this is obvious to me and the aim is one to hold workers growth at any cost.
in my view. relations are at a stalemate it is in the interests of both of our countries to get out of this stalemate are we interested in me storing our relations with the u.k. yes we are and so is the u.k. . many western politicians and experts and even ordinary people see russia as a threat they even think that you want to rule the world of course i do i just want to know if you really want this was a real end of your foreign policy. concerning ruling the world we know where the headquarters are located of those who want to do this and it's not in moscow you can connect this to defense spending the u.s. spends over seven hundred billion dollars on all russia's only forty six billion of them in about all do you really think that our aim is to rule the world or the us that this is just a cliché that's being imposed by the west in order to resolve their own domestic
problems but in the. account it was in you just when will you marry in the home and home. you know these are two different questions are you married. yes so he is married and wants me to suffer the same. first of all there's a camera in there and they said my flash was bothering with the russian flag can't bother anyone so i want to refer to kipling who said when everyone is there the great game is finished the at the great there will be a meeting where everyone will die this is a question about how i think it should be the next one of us in the world yet how's your health. while you would not see me off. despite spending several hours with hundreds of journalists lot of my peers and wasn't quite finished at. an age where sion girl who was registered blind and hopes to be a top reporter herself met the country's leader afterwards.
hello how are you. hello if. i would like to ask you some questions did you always dream of becoming president or before you wanted to be for example an astronaut you could. honestly i never dreamed of becoming president and i had no intention this happened by chance and there's a probably at first it was very difficult for you can you describe your first days as president. yes it wasn't easy these were very difficult years for the country as a whole through a balancing with survival there was a very difficult situation with the economy and security as well clearly last what was your most memorable day as president. it is very difficult to say but we just talked about this at a big press conference the most striking events of this year with the presidential
election on the world cup obviously do you make a wish i mean you're. used to yes this wish was a secret but i could share it with you i wish all our wishes will come true. of course. you are very handsome. thank you very much. donald trump has agreed to shut his personal charity down amid allegations that he used it as a piggy bank for his presidential campaign business effect as the new york attorney general is that the move was a victory for the rule of law however the president isn't the only person whose charitable organization has drawn negative attention.
i mean a lot of their rise saudi arabia giving twenty five million dollars guitar for all of these countries. wiki leaks that it's had judy in a song has welcomed visitors to the ecuadorian embassy in london for the first time in half a year two german m.p.'s met with the whistleblower to express their solidarity and hopes of finding a legal solution to his situation and
a sincere check and picks up the story. m.p.'s from the german bund to stop and its committee on foreign affairs who authored a letter in support of we q leaks founder julian assange signed by dozens of m.p.'s have been visiting him here at the ecuadorian embassy in the british capital they are demanding that the u.k. provide assurances that a songe would be able to leave this embassy without being extradited to the u.s. they see the next step in this ever lasting case is the responsibility the united kingdom united kingdom has to take the measures now. to thank you solution which is in the frame of international law and not in the frame of the u.s. at a new station boys against international law and against actually the u.s. will i mean against the first amendment they are taking measures like the protection of journalists and freedom of speech and the freedom of press so we have
to actually protect them from the ever sells not to violate their first amendment julian assumptions father also visited him here on thursday saying he did not find his son in the best of conditions but will says declining as you would expect a future. wish to go straight. to patients. no show more restricted to just tell you. to a communication no telephone. no friends. only lawyer. the m.p.'s. visiting from berlin have demanded that the international community listen up to the united nations ruling that has now quite a long time ago found that julian assange has detention is arbitrary united kingdom government tried to appeal the un decision and they lost and still they are not
accepting and. accepting this un decision and this has to be stopped and they have to it's a member of the united nations it's a have a seat in the security council and in my point of view you can't united kingdom is dead to exact and respect to international law and international rights of someone over who likes to you know harsh ecuadorian officials have letelier been increasingly indicating that the wiki leaks founder has outstayed his welcome behind these walls while his sancia spent the last sixteen years here fearing that if you leave the premises he will be extradited to the us and prosecuted for his work as we queue leaks publisher that released information that washington would rather have kept under wraps reporting from london. with r.t.
meanwhile a journalist who has been a longtime media partner for wiki leaks has won a freedom of information act appeal the ruling requires the london metropolitan police to turn over any correspondence they may have between u.k. and u.s. authorities regarding three wiki leaks journalists but journalists lawyer a still the hong spoke to r.t. about the ruling. tribunal decision is a very important decision for journalists the key point that it's clarifies is that a journalist can use freedom of information legislation which in the u.k. entitles access to documents held by public bodies that journalists can use that to obtain personal information about individuals where they have those individuals consent and that was being argued by the metropolitan police not to be correct they were suggesting that the individuals themselves had to make their own requests under data protection that just lay ssion so the metropolitan police has been
required by the tribe you know to confirm or deny whether it holds the requested information within twenty eight days and they then have to go on to provide any information that they hold all they have to explain using our freedom of information laws why they are not able to provide it. well those are your headlines for now we're back at the top of the hour with the latest see them. welcome to sophie and co and sophie shevardnadze the relations between the u.s.
and e.u. are in tora bora with uncertainties. and calls for a new european army are the tensions temporary or a major divide in the making i talked to matthew a veteran cia analyst and a former national intelligence councilor was also taking part in the amur attack conference two thousand and eighteen. the transatlantic alliance between the u.s. and europe is splitting at the seams with the e.u. leaders and president trump trading jabs. solidarity and question and a trade negotiation lock down is western europe thing of the past how well the long term allies handle living apart if the split gets out of hand and what needs to happen to heal the transatlantic rift my fare worse thanks a lot for being with us today it's great to meet you in person because i know we've done this.