another turbulent week for venezuela both russian and u.s. resolutions the result of the country's crisis of failed at the u.n. security council washington's economic pressure problems caracas to transfer the european h.q. of its main oil firm to moscow. i. sees a sixteenth weekend of yellow vests movement rests with police they're resorting to tear gas and water cannons against protesters. the u.s. and north korean leaders of their second summit but failed to reach a deal on their own zation accusing each other of unreasonable demands.
this is r.t. and today. the u.s. has formed a coalition to hand over power in venezuela from current leader nicolas maduro to self became president one go i don't that's according to u.s. security advisor john bolton who says that the plan is for a peaceful transition of power. so i'd like to see as broad a coalition as we can put together to replace me to replace the whole corrupt regime work in this administration we're not afraid to use the phrase munroe dr and spin the objective of american presidents going back to ronald reagan to have a completely democratic chemistry or the monroe doctrine was unveiled by president james monroe in the nineteenth century his attempts to stop any european interference on the u.s. continent the declaration as any such action would be seen as i'm friendly towards
america many interpret the doctrine as an assertion of complete us of germany over the entire western hemisphere where the record bearer associate professor george mason university says such nineteenth century principles of got no place in the modern world they were barely in the final banter. but the foundations of the markets the and that without consulting the by the international community the demand for doubt mean was in a period where there were some international and europe was agreeing with america for the americans leaving the united states dealing with the issues of the western hemisphere today we're talking about a multi parlor world and i don't really know why it would i mean what would that mean even if america can be only for americans when you're talking about a world that's more globalized when other countries also have interest in the americas economic interests very important economic interests the border between
venezuela and colombia witness further violence this week as tensions over american aid deliveries intensified this well and president equipment there has blocked the shipments from entering claiming they could be carrying weapons and international efforts to end the crisis of stalled with the un security council rejecting draft resolutions from both russia and the us. by voting against this resolution some members of this council continue to shield woodrow and his cronies and prolong the suffering of the venezuelan people the time for a peaceful transition to democracy is now they're going to use them with us finally we have reached the culmination of the american workers treated double standards show over venezuela washington and london have both again robbed an entire nation of billions of dollars in the same time or pushing them to accept a pittance due to regime change as they say you first of all create great humanitarian problems and then you call upon the whole world to solve them we look
forward to genuinely free and fair elections and to a government that reflects the will and aspirations of the venezuelan people. you have to do is vote is an excellent example of one of the veto rule is necessary for protecting the peace and people's right to determine their future both the russian and the u.s. resolutions didn't pass the voting in the u.n. security council the russian one got less votes in favor that against four in favor and seven against the us draft was vetoed by russia and china the russian ambassador said that if the u.s. resolution had passed it would be the first case in history that the united nations security council deposed a legitimate leader and imposed another one to a sovereign country the venezuelan representatives folk as well calling to stop interfering in the matters of his country the power to this will has to do with having a swelling so very at the end of an assault on people they behave like colonial east they are planning a clandestine operation against a sort of right down the same kind of took it up the end of force at the same time
they are just feeding out of money this is something outrageous indeed so the diplomatic community in the crossroads again the u.n. as thieves members who spoke after the voting called it to all of their colleagues to put their differences aside to resolve the venezuelan crisis reporting in new york treated each other as r.t. . meanwhile hundreds of activists have rallied in the spanish capital madrid in support of prison the doura demonstrators waved hands off venezuela banners and denounce what they saw as an attempt by the u.s. to intervene in another country's internal affairs and for desires to visited venezuela as a u.n. reporter in twenty seventeen believes that washington is likely to escalate the situation. quite clear to me that the united states is waging war on international law now that trump does that does not surprise me question is what will the. international prize in pristina be for the
united states will the united states take the risk of a flagrant aggression against venezuela where there is a danger of violence and it should be the function of the united nations to prevent that it was madeira says that washington has its size firmly set on venezuela's oil reserves that happened to be the largest in the world u.s. sanctions have already block seven billion dollars worth of state owned assets in a proactive move and israel has ordered the state oil companies european h.q. to be relocated to moscow vice president has told us more about that decision. it over there in fact the americans are pursuing a predatory policy appropriating venezuela's assets and therefore violating diligent interests of our country they violated all existing international investment rules aswell you were aware of them as well as accounts were frozen we have already begun to take specific legal steps we hired lawyers to protect our
interests primarily with regard to our gold which is now illegally withheld by the bank of england we also began to take measures for venezuela's legal protection we're talking about the theft of the israel and assets which was organized by the united states and venezuela has the right to protect its legitimate interests as for the transfer of the d.v.d.'s a office from europe to moscow this is connected with the expansion of the cooperation of the russian company in the field of energy and the feel of oil and gas together with the european office of. other branches of the company will also move to moscow the united states is also counseled visa's of forty nine influential venezuelans who are aligned with president maduro he says anyone who steals from the venezuelan people or undermines democracy isn't welcome francisco domingo's head of latin american studies at london's middlesex university believes that the u.s. is doing everything in its power to achieve its goal in venezuela. people in venezuela particularly the military civic alliance the soldiers drawn the pressure from the
united states in particular almost exclusively on the military literally from belarus crew three years again and again through those who are shown. through blackmail you name it got those words where's it going on behind the scenes as all foreign they go on with nothing listen to me love these raises the specter or something nothing which can be organized irregular forces and training and organized by the united states and mr abrams is exactly the best and vocally get it organized so this is jane concerned therefore that confirms not only won't always fit it the united states is going to score something much more dramatic. for the six think straight weekend yellow vest marches have been held in cities across france clashes erupted at some of the demos on saturday with police
deploying tear gas and water cannon. forty thousand were set to take upon to marches across the country four thousand of them in paris on friday president again appealed for calm urging people to refrain from the kind of violence seen in recent weeks police made a number of arrests today and while the yellow vests began as a grassroots rally over fuel tanks is it a sense broadened into why the rangar of the president's handling of the economy.
was that they should at least meet one of our demands to show they are listening to us that we are not doing this for nothing that fuel prices are rising and they were supposed to be frozen where all the prices are increasing in the supermarkets to ensure ten percent on products it's the opposite of what we want. well that's what we want them to give the purchasing power back to the people at the lower fat on the central crowd it was the grandest the citizens initiative referendum those are the two essential demands as long as they don't give us that we stop. to think such as this that people in difficult times people who have a hard time surviving and salaries i think and. to call masses and masses against police violence i have many different messages. was.
on tuesday india carried out an airstrike on what it said was a terrorist camp in pakistan increasing fears of a military confrontation between two nuclear armed neighbors. south asian politics and security experts do mr believes that maybe a foreign power behind the conflict what we are seeing at the moment is the low
intensity conflict on the ground and the sea is going to go on so what you need to remember here is that all do all of the pakistani prime minister to and the indian captured pilot as ecclesiastes that is a moment of history at the high end that i thought about how to do with the press he's personally coming from the united states side the united i mean it's kind of forced pakistan to take the point you said that it took neither of these parties want to go down the path of peace and in pakistan the army has the state so that is a military establishment which is their whole walk on india we haven't lost a least in divided his own party which is craving for some kind of confrontation at foxconn which would give it to claxon on to my list in the forthcoming election. donald trump is dedicated much of a two hour unscripted speech to russia we'll explain all after the break.
he's gone into a nihilistic fever. i think he got a kick. out the traveling across america what makes america the charlotte. american hero this is a point at which elements gotten so we always are on the current system. oh. we're starting last with. the beginning heading east into the swamp we're going into the belly of the b. i think i want to leave now doesn't get any more. we may be completely different in this. so what we've got to do is
identify the threats that we have it's crazy to let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic development the only relief. i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical. to sit down and talk. come back home first trump on the north korean leader kim jong il long with their revenues and thousands of journalists descended on vietnam's capital for a bilateral summit the much hyped talks failed to produce any deal on north korea's denuclearization or the lifting of u.s. sanctions against pyongyang and kim simply just unable to agree despite little headway washington did say that dialogue will continue and as an apparent gesture of goodwill the u.s. and south korea suspending joint military exercises the pentagon says it's to
reduce tensions. denuclearization on the korean peninsula but have nots in fact being canceled but rather replaced by another set. exercises these kind of moment take stock of the seconds to some of. the talks in hanoi between trump and cam were complete failure a blow out a bomb trump says the talks failed because of what he says were unreasonable demands they wanted the sanctions lifted. in their entirety and we couldn't do that but that is not how north korea remembers the meeting because the word what we proposed wasn't the removal of all sanctions but they were partial removal we proposed to the united states to leave articles of sanctions that impede the civil and economy and the law of our people so with conflicting information about what actually took place at the meeting between the two leaders we've now got the u.s. state department issuing an explanation of the explanation after the talks flopped
in hanoi jumped on a plane to alaska it was certainly not singing the song of peace as he praised the troops america does not see conflict but if we are forced to defend ourselves we will fight and we will win in an overwhelming fashion you are a powerful warning to the world to never strike american soil you are a warning that everybody knows about in nobody wants to play with you would think that with the utter trainwreck that was the talks with pyongyang that donald trump would be cruising for a bruising when he got back to the united states however that doesn't seem to be the case the epic failure seems to have been met with pretty broad approval both democrats and republicans seemed rather chipper about it it's good that the president did not get in anything was a little bit that he was proposing the north koreans walk away thinking you know they've got they want and gradually they will see they are sanctions regime begin
to erode then they've won and frankly that would be unfortunate i was smart to expose the north korean delegation to the god of our economic prosperity that could be possible it's a good thing that he walked away rather than agreeing to something that was badly flawed democratic presidential candidate tossing gabbert seem to stand alone in voicing disappointment kim jong un has clearly stated that he is holding on to these nuclear weapons as his only deterrent against the united states coming. and waging a regime change war in north korea so well you know i'm deeply concerned about the fact that this summit yesterday ended without an agreement it's not surprising because of this policy this regime change war policy might pompei o laid out the washington consensus with rather sharp terminology america has a responsibility to protect itself by pushing back against those evil nations and those evil leaders who intend to do real harm to the world yes much like george w.
bush with his rhetoric about evil doers donald trump is not setting himself up to winning nobel peace prize any time soon but most of the political establishment that normally hates donald trump seems to think that that's a ok mop and artsy new york political experts have told us that the trump of ministrations hawkish then sells well ns up eroding north korea's trust in white house promises. it was not no deal versus bad deal it was a missed opportunity and the real question remains whether what was it that caused president or chairman kim for that matter to stand up and walk away hour and a half early i think there's a crisis in confidence between north korea in the us you know kim knows what's going on in the world and he looks around and he sees unfortunately and depressingly the united states simply doesn't keep its word around the world trump
is going to trying to show success. he and that i think was one of the considerations in the discussions in in vietnam over over north korea missiles the reality is is a trump is looking to make a deal and to show international success and to so that he can have something to come back to and to offset the turmoil the inter the political turmoil he's facing back home but if we've taken over isis in syria then the question remains what about the troops u.s. troops who are there in syria what will happen with them those are questions of remain unanswered he will back at home veering off script donald trump has given a two hour speech at the conservative political action conference but it's him says that it will change to the topics with the russia probe still dominating.
america is winning again. america is respected again. these say something like russia if you can get us hillary clinton's e-mail. so everybody's having a good time i'm glad that we're all having fun and that c.n.n. and others. are russia. collusion with russia the. nasty business robert. uses. he wanted the job as f.b.i. director i mean the things that. it was
in america first in many cases it was america last we are reversing decades of blunders and betrayals you know i'm totally off script right now. and this is how i got elected by paying off script. rushes hand was apparently also found here with him and putin accused of being the man behind the speech how many pieces parts of president putin's to do us was president trying trying to accomplish today he was also saying things that really look like lattimer putin scripted his speech these people some of them millionaires and there's the best the brightest squab made up giving you the best and they actually said that nobody came in with a whole nobody you know white coat came in it's a dated them and say would you let. when you were at least wait let the russian
thing girl home now i'm not trying to tell people what to do but one could argue that there are some things that president dr has said that might be garry say piquant controversial you're my one to go there this is trump arrangement but there is a trump putin hifi in russia during syndrome this is a preoccupation a pavlovian obeys and it's this weird kind of a connection it's an obsession an obsessive compulsive. reaction that they cannot let go. while the u.s. media continues to hunt for a link between the president vladimir putin tom's disgraced former lawyer michael cohen failed to provide any evidence of collusion with russia when he testified before congress on wednesday members of the house accused him of being a liar and
a previously pleaded guilty to lying to congress about trump's supposed connections to moscow this time though it pulled no punches when talking about his former boss . today i am here to tell the truth about. he is a racist. is a con man. and he is a cheat mr trump knew of and directed the trump moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it and i have never asked for nor would i accept a pardon from president trump ladies and gentlemen how on earth is this witness credible he's a fake witness his presence here is a travesty and you have a history of lying over and over and over again he said we were in search of the truth i don't believe that michael coleman is capable of telling the truth he lied to congress through false statements and written statements he lied to congress through his testimony even able to fight his false statements by releasing him
refuting his lies to the public with. michael cohen was a trunk confidant for more than a decade after his moment in the spotlight he'll begin a three year prison sentence in the spring for tax and bank fraud as well as lying to congress we discussed this testimony with former us republican congressman michael patrick flanagan. as we call it in the united states when election season comes near we call it the silly season and in the silly season silly things happen this is a little early. something that you'd see in the silly season cohen is willing to use the word racist and criminal and liar and anyone who's willing to speak in that absolute in that strongest terms in washington will always have an audience on one side or the other there was just an angry man who wanted to be chief of staff who didn't get to be chief of staff who was furious he couldn't make a ton of money off the trump name after trump was elected president has decided
after all that he needs to get even in a vicious new york stupid sort of way and so he's going to come to congress and lie some more he's been disbarred for lying to the state of new york to spar they pulled his law license because he's a liar a man who took their promise who took that oath and then took another oath in front of congress and has lied constantly can't be trusted ever to tell the truth even if he is telling the truth it will require cooperation substantiation and some backup and none of that was provided. thanks for staying with this imminent international this evening i do stick around if you can my colleague mccammon to bring you right up to date at the top of the. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to get us out of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
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that's an easy versus fox is that causing polarization or is that just on the news and actually out in the real world is all when you get down here and you get in touch with the history then you start to realize that the william faulkner quote is really true when you when he said that the past isn't dead it isn't even past and what we're experiencing right now is just a continuation of a protracted struggle that really culminated with the civil war when six hundred fifty thousand americans and were killed and millions more were maimed. we're still living out the civil war that's what you see with this kind of polarized dynamic that m.s.n. b.c. and fox news exploit and that's what you see with the democratic party really representing the a cell accord or when the republican party representing the sun belden increasingly you know the hollowed out economically hollowed out rust belt and trump is just capitalizing on that as his opponents are hillary clinton called a lot of.