tv Cross Talk RT December 31, 2018 3:20pm-4:01pm EST
because russians love the new year but it's really hard on t.v. it's amazing how much strength things because when they put you becomes going to much beyond the although if you look take us through it. yeah well you might notice it doesn't seem like there are that many people around me right now but right past that police blockade over there there is an enormous crowd of people not just from moscow not just from russia but from all over the world who have come to red square to celebrate new years now they're enjoying the attractions over there they're enjoying the lighting and many of them are waiting for the annual fireworks display show that happens right after the clock ticks twelve but as you said before many people around the world have already welcomed in the new year like in the middle east in australia and as many of our viewers probably know russia spans over more than just one time zone and president vladimir putin has already congratulated many citizens of the far east on their own welcoming in of
the new year now this new year specifically is not a usual one for russia as earlier today there was a gas explosion in the russian ural mountain city of magnet to gore square several people were killed and several more are still missing with many people still left out in the cold but very heartwarming story has been released to the media that many citizens of magnitogorsk have opened their homes to the vase the victims of this tragedy in those affected so that they can spend new year's eve new year's eve dinner and with them and welcome in the new year so it's quite a heartwarming thing to hear in the face of a tragedy yeah in the face of adversity and tragedy people often bond together same around the world same here in russia as well don't let you get on with it i think i will talk to you before midnight so what we need just yet if i don't have any now as we say goodbye than to twenty eighteen it is time to look back at some of the events more of them that are shaped.
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get served. so i could have the show through skills or. hope to get. this at the surface real to the more serious the mr. serious. some of the sights and sounds of a year just go on and our reporting of it here in moscow and kevin i mean for me and the rest of the team working through the new year if you want to wish you a great new year show you some more of those shots live from downtown moscow at the moment where that great big skating rinks been set up an annual thing people come out to take part it's a big thing new year here of course we're going to be heading into it in about twenty five. thirty five minutes or so we're going to be breaking into cross which the next program to bring you president putin speech the national anthem all that the fireworks are to stick around for that meantime if you live in iran. you're
i mean if it was not. really a local to give me a movie can you see as you know if you buy. that you're in the home of the real. i'm with you more with the baby when was the number almost nothing given many also going to go my way in the most i will start to get. a low and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle
welcome to the crystal ball edition of crosstalk what can we expect in the new year we have a great lineup of guests telling us what they think. crosstalk in the new year i'm joined by my guest here in moscow mark slowly he's an international affairs and security analyst and we also have to be bob it is. political analyst with sputnik international our gentleman crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it we have a number of other guests on the program here but i want to go to you first mark here a lot is is in the brew right now a lot of stories bleeding from two thousand eight hundred into two thousand and nine what's the most important story you're going to even more from two thousand and seventeen into two thousand and eighteen we were concerned about four main stories going into the year the conflicts in syria and ukraine geo politically the political witch hunt inquisition against trump in the united
states and the political crisis in the e.u. with bragg's it and you know all their political crises against you know the government in brussels across the board and going into two thousand and nineteen those are the four big issues again none of them are resolved and every one of them actually looks to be worse going into the new year the other two things i would highlight the new coming trends. the threat of the new arms race the emergence of you know what military people are calling hypersonic war whether we're talking hypersonic weapons the autumn ization of the battlefield with a is on top of us killing vehicles and so on and the other big story i would think to keep track of is the fragmentation and nationalization or blockages
ation of the internet the golden age of the internet is over and we're going to see a warring internet always always great to hear your often is a marker. but margaret just numerate the most important subject so i will concentrate on the one that for me was pivotal you know how the so-called liberals goal. to all vs breaches of human rights to. all various cases of extreme nationalism and here i have a few examples of the first one is their unwavering support of the european union for poroshenko the regime this year despite the fact that. just everything that was against the principles of freedom he nearly shot down that traditional ukrainian orthodox church replacing it by a new one with the state involvement he started a campaign to uncover a state officials in ukraine who have relatives in russia this is the warst feature of started using you know when relatives abroad was
a risk factor than in the united states how the democrats the numerals how they all wanted to put. in jail and keep their slaughter sports it will seem pitiful posted for dollars on the internet with members of the national rifle association so how far can these presumably liberal you know you know in accepting an agreement in the left never knows when it's gone too far he let i want to bring in john john laughlin in paris john is a good friend in the long standing guest on cross talk you you've heard a lot of optimistic words from a demon mark here and i think you're going to continue the trend john what's the what's the state of the e.u. going into two thousand and nineteen we still have the yellow vest in france and brags it isn't is looming. but i very much agree with what dmitri has just said how far can the liberals go because for years now i've been saying that the european
union and its member states are on a drift towards totalitarianism and the permitted margin of debate is narrow in every day particular of course where nothing to do with russia is concerned but you know when people ask me about the future of the european union i'm reminded you of from your your student days as a political scientist at the debate that took place between the raw. and left wing americans on whether or not the soviet system could be reformed and the right wingers said that it couldn't and leave democrats a left wing it said that latin american dictatorships who america supported by contrast could reform and that analysis turned out to be correct the right wingers were right to say that the dictatorships could reform but that the soviet system could not and i think the same analysis applies to the european union you asked me in your question about the the yellow vests movement back home was the last great hope for reform in the european union and he's blown it this is one of
the biggest social movements in france for many years and he has clearly shown himself not surprisingly to be incapable of reforming like the front of the european union and the reason why the european union can't be formed is exactly the same reason why the soviet union couldn't be reformed both the european union and the soviet union are trapped inside an ideological minor set which makes them intellectually incapable of reforming and that mindset is of course post nationalism globalism and so on and michael is the greatest example of this he thought that with that force of his personality and his good looks and whatever he could change things but since he never wanted to change the most important things namely the european policy the euro and so on yet his country and the rest of the european union just like the soviet union will remain mired in decline for as long as it takes to break up ok mark let me go to you how do you react to what john
laughlin had to say yeah i don't see that mccrone was ever intended as a voice for reform i think he was more intended as a last desperate hope of the technocrats and brothels to vautrin us the status quo to prevent a radical reform as such as that as the lumpen from gaining power with the collapse of the sort. party due to the unpopularity of a large. mccraw in the literal ross trial banks there was brought up as the last desperate hope and he has failed utterly and we will see the results of this that that channel front and the far left in france only get what we see we've seen mccrone feel john laughlin let me go back to you. does that mean on the other side of the equation that we will see some kind of success of the yellow vests. not necessarily i mean the problem with the yellow vests is of course that it's
a disparate movement and it doesn't have a structured leadership and i'm strongly of the view that political movements only succeed when they have very tight and very professional organizational structures. vest is just one of a large number of of cries of anger and frustration all of which have. come about repeatedly in recent french history when i say recent i'm referring particularly to the last twenty years to the period in which the euro was introduced and one of the reasons why i think the yellow vests unfortunately might fizzle out is that the indoctrination about europe has been so strong that they haven't as far as i am aware managed to focus attention on the real cause of their decline in living standards which of course is the single currency the single currency has proved to be completely murderous for the economies.
for the peripheral common economies of europe in other words for all the economies that are not part of germany austria or the netherlands you know for twenty years italy for example has had zero percent growth you can't country that way and so because they're not focusing on the essential i fear that they might because lot you know but at the same time i agree with john larkin there but at the same time the establishment the status quo we've see. it's vulnerabilities here and john's right. or not organized. if they do get organized would be be interested in what kind of ideology that they would be pitching ok because this is exactly what the liberals want they want to some kind of artificial opposition are they going to get it well i think it will be on weiss for their yellow vests right now to come up with a certain ideology i think. it will it will need a lot of work to form some kind of at the alternative ideology i think. if he
decides not to imitate the west but rather to lead the way may help you know develop these kind of ideology but since i don't want it to be all doom and gloom there was. a i would go in year you know president also that was invited to a segment meeting of the arab league biden and other the tunisian president and the tunisian president could not do it without the approval from the european union and most likely also from the united states so for the first time and that damned regime change rushed i can great you all congratulate you on this i think it's an important event of the year ok i mean the finish after this block here with john laughlin john any other how is the how is it hard brags that affects the european union the. european union we had about one minute left go ahead. well like dimitri i'm optimistic i think that next week is the excellent
news it's very bad news for the european union if there's no deal it means they will be a gaping hole in the european union's budget immediately and even if there is a deal the uncertainty will continue until such time as britain stops paying its budget contributions and when it does then either the german taxpayer has to cough up more all the polish subsidy received it has to receive yes it has received less i think bracks it will go ahead whether it's hard or soft ultimately doesn't make a difference to the to the eventual outcome which i repeat is that the european union will follow the fate of the soviet union britain is bigger than the baltic states but it's the same principle ok here i don't have john's optimist i'm about brakes ok but one thing john laughlin is writing it we have him play as usual if this is the subtext of this program the law of unintended consequences these fools in power do not understand what they're doing here all right gentlemen i'm going to
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welcome back across the uk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle to remind you we're discussing some real names. ok now i have the pleasure to bring in exhibit a in paris he's the founder of the center of political strategic analysis struck poll around exam v.a. . it's talk about foreign policy in the new year we have trump deciding to pull out of syria as we speak lowering the troop troop numbers in afghanistan how is the european union looking at this because they have been followers but since trump has been in power they have obviously had a neg. the view of him is this the beginning of something here and what are the chances and what are the chances of the e.u. getting better relations with russia once britain the u.k.
is out of the european union go ahead. i sing so or there is a who or which was believed from the french secret service recommending to the president whom to or try to be a more realistic and who are going to fight against terrorism we sent you around and we syria and wesen with russia so we're maybe there is a chance but i'm a little bit concerned because. some people are some fanatics and we want to continue to support the curious but what we can do. with all of the u.s. forces it's impossible to get we can do anything it's all over and you know i'm afraid because a lot of you know we know minister for enough french for for he was a minister of defense during the french aggression against syria and i'm afraid it's a. mix of best and our best out of her arms on this question of do you want to go to the end because of the socialist government can't accept. after
all the money of the timing of the saudi use or the door is the help during the last the last of years and it works how does it change the equation here because. it's completely destabilizes things right it's a good thing that the u.s. is is withdrawing its i.q. patient forces but the vacuum that that creates there was never going to be a good outcome of that it was in order for it to resolve it's going to have to play through you've got a cross on leaving at least a thousand french forces in east syria and the u.k. has an undisclosed number that it's probably about the same and they are going to be trapped in the middle of such a complicated. conflict kurds versus sunni tribes an insurgency against each other remnants of vice this turkish and there's jihadi proxies moving in to target the
kurds the syrian army russia iran and hezbollah racing in to help syria retake back its country the u.s. probably doing stay behind operations with special forces an air strikes and these poor french and british troops are going to be like human trip wires trapped in the middle of this i think we can forget the israelis of course which just attacked syria again on christmas on christmas so they're going to be trapped in the middle of all of this they're going to start looking like swiss cheese and it's interesting because more reason to say hey i don't for a moment the human what i think that what savia just told us basically a shoal of so that all the idea that there is a stage is bad then the u.n. is somehow on to bad influence and that's why it's misbehaving this view is completely incorrect you know. ideological down the want to. determine
type of state because look what's going on trump and. at last you know something along the lines of he is in a complaint he's put it out of syria who are the first to be enraged the you were at p.s. you know immediately the french minister said we are live in the you know these country poor country to its own devices the german minister was enraged that these specific so we don't think the united states and the european union have given enough help to the syrian people i think they are all these years they have given so much hope that they will have to apologize until their third millenium i think what they did to specially the french with their colonial history in c.v.a. deverall so basically i want to go i want to go back to the good. let me ask you my original question what are the prospects of better relations between the european union in russian this year. you know i'm quite serious do you because if you look
at what happened in germany because actually in your opinion germany is a mostly bottom country. doesn't want to change is being she just accept it because it's not choice for the german industry but if you look up to. you in germany she's worse than a. two point zero zero two point zero again yes and if you're getting friends which is a. european union i don't see any sign of wanting to do some seeing a more effective anyway the question is whether we. deserve sanctions budgets which doesn't work actually it works for russia but it works against us ok and saw it at the point is when we would go from the same sions and i don't see any positive signs. from germany and france that's.
able to do decide to go out and sanction ok take exactly a thank you very much for joining us and happy and have a very happy new year thank you are you going to what are the prospects here i mean they are going to be more of the same here because we know that the same sions in the united states it's a congressional decision here but the europeans it's on a rolling six month basis here do you think that with a change of late with the u.k. leaving the e.u. a new leadership in germany anything is going to change or is there going to be still the pressure from washington there is going to be pressure from washington it may not be coming from the president's office but we know it the president doesn't have complete control of the state foreign policy and so on he may be trying to regain. control of some aspects of it but i think of some aspects of it but i think the you has their own neo con ideologues exceptionalism at this point and they will
continue the war against russia in all spheres economic military and so on regardless of truong and. you know we have to expect that the political crisis in the us with the number of. grand jury indictment this is exactly where i want to go here i want to bring in alexandra christopher he's an app and he's the director and writer for the duran dot com alex marc was just talking about. the investigation's going started in two thousand and seventeen eighteen now we're going to two thousand and nineteen the motor report what's it going to say what's your gut tell you. it's going to say nothing. nothing about police nothing about truck gross or collusion that's for sure it's not good and i think that's pretty much been accepted and
they're not trying to move the narrative towards a different direction so i think the moeller desiccation is going to be one giant dud but i think the media peter i think you know by now that the media are still invested in this narrative that they'll find a way to connect trump somehow to wiki leaks wiki leaks to russia and somehow see that there was some kind of funny business going on and kind of legitimize. it with a twenty i look at this french back in his board. you know the him it's really interesting is that you eventually previously the crisis of journalism when you know these lou carvings and we have this is german. right and still there's no self reflection but by these people whatsoever you know they're always the exception but my sense is they're more the rule they just got caught why or why should they have so reflection of the new york times i guess because judging what puts a price for its russian medlin investigation so what investigating something that
was absent on exist and that's the children described by remote you know poor children born by you know within their parents and even into a gate seen on the american in their dreams according to his report so basically what we see with our commission is this situation when people are basically forced to testify against themselves that was the case with which and that was thinking with flynn basically that was the case with munna forte and the technology is very simple kate we accuse you or could you know with the russia they had me bring you into this situation or when you will face fifteen years in prison you know usually accuse them of any of that no means no accusation allusion would testify against yourself. that you. are involved in corrupt dealings with the ukrainian government or them to you. to ask illegal foreign agents or that you did not
inform the vice president of the united states about your talk to a russian investor that with fleet so people are basically forced to testify against themselves because they have turned you know if you're going to jail for fifty if you go back to alexander. in athens you know i think it's well accepted here that obviously democrats and liberals hate the president there are plenty of never trumpeters in the republican party in of course almost to the person in the media bar a few individuals on fox they all hate donald trump so why doesn't trump after the report comes out after these indictments come out that trump his turns around and pardons them all what does he have to loose. well i think whatever move truck makes whether the pardon said whether he does it they're just going to come down on him hard whether it's the republicans the rhinos whether it's the democrats and most importantly that it's higher mainstream media establishment like you said peter
barr bar one or two people on fox everyone is against any decision he makes they're going to come down hard but one thing that we learned peter in all of this is that a deep state does indeed exist yet we're learning that the russians spent four thousand seven hundred dollars in google ads which supposedly overthrew the entire u.s. democracy while a tyrant of a crisis still i would correct out there russians not necessarily the already mentioned as you said ok wrecked russians russians a troll a troll form a troll factory in st petersburg which nobody has and what are you talking about arkady we're not talking about the wanted out of a bad much different question. to how hard they're trying to get all over the world and also what in macedonia that was that's doing some stuff i just we also learned that the f.b.i. had it in for a truck before he got elected and after he got elected and we also learned most importantly the biggest coverup of them all peter is that hillary clinton rigged
the primaries against dirty sanders that's something no one to say i'm going to jump in here if any one of you guys ever run for president make sure you have the macedonia ends on your side yes they can make the difference here that i have to go out for all the while we have you many thanks to my guests here in moscow in france and in greece and thanks to our viewers for watching us here archy see you next time remember. what politicians do yourself. they put themselves on the line and they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and. most of them want to be arrested . and to go right to be arrested it's like i'm up for three in the morning can't be
a week in which he has enough us by the fact. that you're in the home where they live you. always see most of them with their baby when with and i'm what i'm most of them even many balls of goodness by my way in the most they will start to feel. young. again it will get you you'll get going to scold. you. these guys.
hello this is art international live from moscow with me kevin though in the final few minutes the twenty eighteen are about to head into a brand new year and hopefully take you with us on this journey of the next few minutes to stay around here in russia and spent a day of national tragedy today with the collapse of the tower block it might be to go or scar fought so much with the affected and the rescue services bravely working through the cold night to help over the years a time to reflect to gather thoughts to raise a glass of cheer the new years a time of huge celebration here in russia so best wishes from us and now here's vladimir putin the president of the russian federation about to address the nation .
or to my fellow russians dear friends time is bringing us closer to the new year the twenty nineteen. you've been busy running errands all december seeing two pressing issues justin plans for the future and certainly getting ready for the holiday. i sit here and right now full of excitement and hope we are waiting for the new year to come you don't we see the joy in the eyes of our children we see our happy parents grandfathers and grandmothers say if all our
family members are home all together i use our hearts are warm with care and attention it is the moment when we realize this is the new year magic come true so that it is the magic of our generous hearts that is needed over the holidays and every day when we stand by those who need our help. a lonely and those lacking strength if we consider other people's troubles as our own i mean giving always turns a good deed and brings you the joy of engagement so chest. there you the difference . everyone has their own expectations for the upcoming year it will be simply we all want our families to stay healthy happy and to be proud of our children we all want peace and our dreams i mean even the most in the most ones to come true.
when there are new or new year's eve like in our childhood years we make a wish we wait for good luck and fortune let it be. with it we also know that a better life for yourself your family and your country. will only come from your own efforts and concerted hard work. number we will be addressing a long list of pressing issues in the economy in science and technology in health care education and culture. and most importantly we will be improving our wellbeing and living standards step by step so that every russian or each of us can feel change for the better next year which is deal with we can achieve it only if we stand together side by side no one has ever helped us or will help us in the future
this is why it is so important for us to work if we united as one tight knit a strong team so may the spirit of friendship and positive hope that unite us right now guide us forward help us get our job done and collective goals accomplished dear friends we are just seconds away from twenty nineteen let us wish happiness to those who are with us right now they were led to say the warmest words to those who are dear to us let us thank you our parents but would they even give a gentle and strong hug to our children. our hearts to each other. when millions of people share the same good spirited emotions the world is filled with love and trust. this ice is silly wish you happiness and wellbeing and