syrian forces say they've entered the northern town of it comes at the request of civilians and kurds in the area turkey reportedly masses troops for an offensive. co-founder of networking site linked in apologizes for funding a pro-democratic party operation in the us which created thousands of fake russian bombs. from plans of boost to its riot control arsenal despite a number of serious injuries among the best protesters called by. the us government shutdown continues funding donald trump's anti immigrant border wall project with the media fanning the flames of discontent and even resorting to outdated video to
drive its agenda. they just royal water supplies that are left in the desert everyone in the trunk administration has done everything they possibly can to make the trip more dangerous. by that friday afternoon at three. am to your news from the south first to syria where government forces eventa the northern city of man page and raise the syrian flag that according to the syrian military comes turkey readies an offensive against the kurds there and click instead as then to the terrorists kurdish fighters and civilians reportedly requested the syrian army to take control of the area. we invited the syrian government which we belong to to send its armed forces to take over these positions and protect man beach in the
face of turkish threats. well turkey's dismissed reports of syrian forces entering my base is a psychological operation saying that the situation in the city is unclear right let's get some reaction now i'm told that is the regional affairs research and political analyst in damascus welcome to r.t. so syrian forces say they're in it at the request of the kurds were expecting an offense at offensive by turkey which is clearly angry saying that the kurds don't have the right to seek regime help what do you think will happen next. thank you very much. about. them and i believe there is a hidden agenda between turkey and the us for the syrian government and course sharing the same points of. that's why syrian army committed. to a liberated. land therefore we see through the syrian
army in members. or we see. feel so angry because there has been i was in there between us as we know before that mr. in his each a ten years ago he said a clear view of that says he is one of the leaders or one of. the project lead those very far. there are no doubts that the same a project is shared between us are. the us trying to. syrian. into a new game and to delay any. political solution or statement do you think turkey can be persuaded not to attack the kurds who after all have been held in the fight against eisel over the years.
yes i think everybody know that. i've been there about the fight against isis but again we we can see that don't you and us provide i says with. a with a logistic support. is a share the same as in the very using isis to achieve geopolitical gause not only in syria about in various that's why i think of all of this gave them. up to die to impose the political solution on syria before the liberation. before liberation of other areas that's why i think american withdrawal without any. i could remind with the russian or as we have
a feeling government as is just light of that. to make the situation invest more difficult for syrian army. allies of the i think it's a success for syria for syrian government. given syria a strong position in potential negotiation and again it's an indicator. for the u.s. projects it's going to be something that's going to need to be keenly watched over the next forty eight i was in the very least ok for now until i lock not into mass because thanks for that. the co-founder of the online networking site linked in has apologized for funding a discredited pro democratic party operation it created more than a thousand fake russian language twitter accounts designed to look like they backed a republican rival last year the operation was tossed in the us with tracking fake
russian occams but now to be the very one creating them instead as more i guess they have reports. well that was embarrassing to say the least and here i thought you could get away with blaming russia for anything nowadays apparently not but it does set a new low for democrats making think russian boughts to win elections is the irony i find the tactics that have been recently reported highly disturbing for that reason i'm embarrassed by my failure to track. the organization i did support more diligently as it made its own decisions to pounce fun projects that i would rejects the recap reid hoffman co-founder of linked in contributed wittingly or unwittingly money one hundred thousand dollars to a pro democrat cyber security company called new knowledge which it seems specialized in fraud and fake news lies and this information the company
created think facebook pages to confuse republican voters they created fake russian boats who were tweeted and followed through him or the republican candidate in alabama's two thousand and seventeen special election they then publicly declared that that proves he had ties to russia because think russian bullets were retreating him dirty very very dirty so surprise atop a supporting more they both have a deep love of country the countries russia but still rock critic are good question is for you 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 into the oval office interestingly enough the democrats love that and mocked roy moore when he accused them of setting him up last year but here's an
ironic again that outlets including the new york times washington post c.n.n. all use the hamilton sixty eight its data to accuse russian boats of sowing discord and conspiracies online wonder how much of that was fake but food for thought there was more by luck than not that we found out about this quote the sea of n.y.t. yet how many more incidents like this could there have been that we don't and never will know anything about food for thought. we journalist dave lindorff believes the covert bot operation reflects broader problems in the us electoral system dirty tricks are not illegal there. you know they're part of our our corrupt electoral system you can you can lie and you can make up stories
you can live all people all of these things are. allowed in us the us electoral system and then what what compounds it makes it so corrupting is the vast amount of money that can be poured into these campaigns that allows them to pay for this kind of corruption and then on top of that we have a population that's really not capable of critical thought and so people will buy into the stupidest claims about candidates. the french interior ministry is planning to boost its riot control arsenal purchasing more weapons thirty five rubber bullets that's despite a number of serious injuries among the yellow vest protesters caused by the non-lethal ammunition and numerous warnings from human rights groups over there use right well let's go live to our correspondent frank shouted to penske hi again quite an outcry over this one of the dangers. well there are lots of dangers from
these l.b. de foodies or more commonly known as flash ball weapons now they used to launch things such as tear gas grenades sound grenades and even these rubber bullets and those can all do significant damage if they hit people in those protests people with broken bones fractured teeth bruising internal injuries we even saw a number of our crew being injured over the last few weeks by some of the items that are being shot out of those flash pools including the rubber bullets that one of our colleagues who was injured in the face another injured in the leg but the injuries can be even more serious and not and for some people they can be life changing. for the few who get. the you. you. believe heads but nothing yet. well why would the french government
want to pull states off still all these flash wars they can as they say launch things such as this the rubber bullets well that's largely due to the protests that we've seen in france over the last few weeks the country has been in gulf by these violent protests for some people describing them as being the worst roy it's inhofe a century. with a flash of balls that the french government wants to look at purchasing as i say can be used for tear gas sound grenades and also those rubber bullets and they've
actually been some specifically into the injuries caused as a result of rubber bullets with many civil liberties groups just saying that they shouldn't be used now a group of u.s. academics published a study in december of last year saying that fifteen percent of people who were injured by rubber bullets specifically actually ended up with permanent injuries with the majority of people losing their sight they said three percent of those injured specifically by rubber bullets actually went on to lose their lives so the question is why is the french government still deciding to go with using the flash tools which have been proven in some cases to be deadly and still wanting to spend more than two million euros on its version of protecting the state. in paris thanks very much for that. you know without the thousands of u.s. workers are out of pocket over the festive season because of our ongoing u.s. government shutdown over donald trump border both fund. more on that for you after
the break. when our mind when the contents of our mind ees changed there are. outer a shot of the level of the physiology that is at the level of the brain the brain as a form of plasticity can rewire itself and not just the brain but also the rest of the body responds. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you want to be ultra rich eight point six percent market saw thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred trade per circuit first second and fifth cornrows to twenty thousand
dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need to remember is one one doesn't show you can't afford to miss the one and only. come back britain's defense ministers post his deep concerns about a possible spying threat from chinese tech giant white it comes amid confrontation between the company and the u.k.'s closest ally the united states has the details they seemed like the best of friends one side with cash to flash the other keen to court chinese investment we have a golden era of u.k. china relations. the relations between britain and china very good issues in the.
i think we've come to an understanding over. premier li said yesterday this should be an indispensable partnership. we have cemented britain's position as china's best partner in the west with the u.k. playing bragg's it really with brussels trade ties with china seem as important as ever but there's a bone of contention coming between london and beijing or rather a phone of contention we've got to look at what partners such as australia in the us are doing in order to ensure that they have the maximum security of the five g. network and we've got to recognise the fact there's been recently exposed the chinese state does sometimes aren't in the maligned way while our way is one of china's most important tech companies that the world's second largest mobile phone producer and it makes the laptops and tablets gadgets that rival apple and samsung
but crucially weiwei also sells some of the communications hardware that allows mobile phone and wireless networks to operate and where the u.s. currently embroiled in a tip for tat trade war with beijing the chinese tech giant has come into the spotlight washington says it's concerned that using weiwei hardware will give beijing the ability to spy on foreign countries and exert too much control over western infrastructure weiwei has raise serious concerns among u.s. officials for a potential role in cyber espionage given their reported links to china's state security services and while way threaten the security of our networks due to their close ties to the chinese government and now the u.s. is pursuing well ways chief financial officer who was arrested in vancouver at washington's request main ones you now faces extradition to the u.s. over possible violations of sanction. ns against iran but the case appears more
than a little politicized the us president suggested he might use china's tech princess as a bargaining chip with beijing if anything it's good for the country if i think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made which is a very important thing which is good for national security i would certainly intervene if i thought it was necessary australia or new zealand have followed the u.s. is lead and banned huawei from providing tech for its five g. rollout citing security risks the u.k. has yet to follow although there are murmurs in that direction what we're witnessing is more can of security hope something it can. russia for real other work you know sees itself in a vulnerable position where it doesn't have secure access to this particular market over the margin or having talks in the back room between the american state department and the british foreign office trying to pressure raise or put leverage
on the british government to come out and support the years sanctions to the tires of the have been shown but i don't think for one second that britain followed america's foreign policy to dictate to the policy that britain needs to treat through the world after bret's that there's little hard evidence of why our way ever having engaged in any spying or handing over of data the company denies any ties to the chinese government beyond paying its taxes for the u.k. following washington's lead and banning way risk souring up until now fruitful friendship as well as slowing down the rollout of vital new technology for london it will be a tough choice between wa way and the us way. while millions celebrate the festive season in the united states the government in the midst of a shutdown over cash for donald trump's board of all the president though claims
the stalemate is not about funding the anti immigration barrier at all. this isn't above the wall everybody knows that it will work perfectly in israel the wall works ninety nine percent this is only by the democrats now letting donald trump and the republicans have a when they may have the town senate votes but we have the shoe border security two thousand and twenty if you thought there would be a christmas truce in the washington wars then you were wrong christmas is over and new year's is coming and the government has already been shut down for a week and it's all because of the war we have a little bit of a shutdown because we believe in walls and we believe in borders and we believe in barriers and we're going to have a wall going to see if we have to close down the country over border security i actually like that in terms of an issue that all workers are furious they're telling horror stories on social media about a penniless christmas they're blaming it all on the man in the white house whenever i talk about my air traffic control husband working without pay on twitter all i
get is hateful remarks about how he will and won't lose a guy i know that but were we supposed to do about christmas and bills in the meantime feeling so sad for you know not really you destroyed christmas but eight hundred thousand employees no one cares about you well if my husband who works for the state doesn't get paid we won't have money to give our elderly cat his insulin shots so would have to put him down it seems that the hysteria is not going to trump says the government won't be open for business until he gets funding for his border wall and the democrats are still resisting that he cannot accept the offer they made to put a billion dollar slush fund for the president to implementing his very wrong immigration policies that would happen to trump temper tantrum may produce a government shutdown it will not get him his will more over the mainstream media
is turning up the heat during the discussion of the recent death of a seven. old migrant girl m.s. and me sees got a heart wrenching clip of border patrol agents dumping out water left for undocumented immigrants who illegally cross the border everyone in the trumpet ministration has done everything they possibly can to make the trip more dangerous more deadly they destroy water supplies that are left in the desert by samaritans who are doing what donald trump's bible tells them to do yes that means spiritedness is put squarely on the shoulders of donald trump except if you look at the clip it's from way back in two thousand and eleven the border patrol agents in that clip were actually accountable to the obama administration when they took those actions not to trump that fact however didn't stop m s n b c from playing the clip somehow as an example of the brutality of the trumpet ministration some border patrol dumping water that was meant for desperate migrants
being dumped out on the ground this is sort of extravagant cruelty is unusual for any administration but for this administration they seem to think it's affective for their base and severe dehydration with this cannot be dealt with with just water when you and yet they are out there destroying the water supply as the good samaritans put out there for people who find themselves in the situation there is folks who are inclined to view trump is this unique evil and he certainly you know does a lot of terrible things including you know having more children being taken from their parents but at the same time people forget how terrible obama was not integration why was there a scandal again when he to forty two now million people why wasn't there a scandal when he was instrumental in the coup in honduras in two thousand and nine which has helped lead to this migration crisis obama got
a pass on all of these issues it again. a lot of it was people like him personally and therefore we must all these types of terrible things worst one truck does a day take notice it may be winter but the heat in the washington over. just keeps getting. our new york. twenty eighteen was a tough year for the cryptocurrency bitcoin experts called it the year it's bubble burst and predicted its complete demise ninety times.
but calling was the first mass decentralized in digital currency it created more comfortable conditions for trading transactions and of course again why popularity enthusiastic ambrose act told us what he expects from the cryptocurrency after his rocky ride this year. if you look at the big coin you know price bubble as you would say yeah you could say that maybe as has happened but the user adoption merchant adoption advances in the technology of the box in itself had
twenty thousand is actually been a really good year for big and maybe again not so much for the price but if you're looking at the technological aspect of the blace an underlining because great year . i think that was more like mainstream media's portrayal of big point as like you know the get rich quick aspect of it during the boron of twenty team but i think that's kind of segue to into the mainstream more so moving into the the interest in the technology like how to block chain work where does the price come from other than speculation the actual technological advancements so i guess for that i could think the mainstream media. i don't think it's much more of a risk than it was when they incorporated the internet into their business model what i think is it provides in credibility it may overpower any kind of security flaws there's a lot of things that happened behind the scenes in banks i think that you know
a lot of end users and customers at banks would benefit from banks using open ledgers and getting that you know trust listening specked try when it comes to banking. just don't put more in than you're willing to lose and you won't have to worry too much about trading with emotional money. now you're up to die thanks very much for checking in with our team this hour on call him by moscow back with your next update in just a thirty minute see that. welcome to unique edition of cross talk weekends are questions from you the viewers some of you sentence very interesting question.
you know world big partisan new things a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up 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 on the back 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 for watching closely watching the hawks. join me every thursday on the alex salmond shill and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see that. he has been described as brilliant and blistering a putin apologist the most controversial russia exploited america he's stephen f.
cohen author of the new book war with russia he joins us for a provocative one on one on this edition of the public. good to politicking on larry king scholar stephen cohen advised president george h.w. bush on the former soviet union he has taught russian studies at princeton n.y.u. published columns in the washington post reuters and elsewhere he recently said that relations between the united states and russia are worse now than at any time says the nineteen fifties. what's behind that claim and who of anyone does he think it improved the relationship between the two countries let's find out as for physical and joins me from new york his latest book is war with russia i'm showing
it to you from putin and ukraine to trump and russia gates ok steve invasive words for joining is i thought everything between russia and the united states was going to be better because of the relationship between putin and trump and the fact that russia wanted trump in the office. well i think larry you and i are what's called veterans of the previous cold war which lasted forty years it's kind of nice to talk with someone approximately of my generation i'm old women you cause the oil i don't know about that you look but you look better so where are the same generation the point is is that the younger generation didn't live through the preceding cold war it's history to them so they don't understand or feel the need to explain how we ended up in a new cold war.