does. the. president trump reverses in the bombing or rule which were quite official to disclose the number of civilian deaths from drone strikes. washington counsels the us visas that seventy seven officials leads to the venezuelan president and the latest round of sanctions against iraq. and desperate families in war torn yemen all marrying off children as young as three in exchange for food that's according to a new report by the charity. this is one leader in the family i mean. they can marry their daughters and they can bring some dowry and that just can't protect the whole premise of.
a very warm welcome to you you're watching r.t. international with me nicky aaron now our top story president trump has revoked and a bomb a rule requiring u.s. intelligence to publicly report the number of civilians killed in drone strikes more pain has the story a new executive order from the white house is reducing the amount of transparency when it comes to u.s. drone strikes now the executive order basically roof vokes regulations made by the obama administration in twenty sixteen a sensually the director of national intelligence will no longer be required to release information regarding unclassified u.s. strikes and the non civilian deaths that are associated with them and that would be in areas outside of active hostilities the pentagon will still have an obligation to report on civilian cash. well to use in compliance with the national defense
authorization act of twenty eighteen and twenty nineteen that was very clear in trump's executive order now this is certainly not the first time that donald trump has indicated frustration with the level of information related to military activities that has been made public for fighting wars and they're doing reports and releasing it to the public so the public believes the enemy the enemy reaches reports and studies every lunna those reports should be part of the reports let him do a report. but they should be private reports it's also important to note that that we have a statement that is reportedly coming from a spokes person for the white house security council now it was given on the condition of anonymity it's being widely reported we cannot confirm it what it is saying is that apparently this was the activity of the intent of this executive order is minimizing to the greatest extent possible civilian casualties and acknowledging the responsibility when they unfortunately occurred during the military actions but the same time getting rid of what they're calling supreme flew
us reporting and requirements that don't actually improve government transparency but rather distract intelligence professionals from their primary mission the history of drone strikes is quite shocking there have been a number of rather tragic incidents that have taken place over the years. when i joins live by brian becker from the antiwar coalition mr baca good to have you with us output do you think is behind this decision by president trump to no longer reveals the villian deaths in drone strikes. well let's just analyze or assess for a moment what donald trump said he said that by releasing this information to the
public. you are informing the enemy about what the united states is doing well frankly the enemy knows what the united states is doing if the united states is droning the enemy and dropping bombs on it with drone aircraft so that's a ludicrous assertion on the part of donald trump i think the real the real thing is that donald trump during the two thousand and sixteen campaign incensing has become president has made it clear that he wants to quote the gloves off let the pentagon do what it wants to do let the generals run the operations and not have a accountability of any type so what we're basically doing is telling the american people these wars are so important that the drone wars and that's what they are they're up on the administration dropped as many as twenty thousand bombs twenty thousand bombs by drone aircraft during his eight years he's wars are so important but they're not so important that we actually have to tell you about them they're
so important but in fact we can carry them out with clandestine to be under the cover of darkness i think what it really means is that donald trump wants to be able to have the pentagon commit war crimes and crimes against humanity and do so with complete immunity and impunity when even if the u.s. is not reporting driving to us this kind of information always seems to get out from medics and write scripts for example do you think this current end up looking much worse for the u.s. if it has no control over the information being released. well that's actually the argument of the obama administration the obama administration was not making the argument that they that the release of this information was a humanitarian gesture or a gesture of good will of the obama administration was basically asserting that unless the united states engaged in what appeared at least to be transparent reporting to the public that the enemy would be able to propagandize about
how bad u.s. drone warfare was targeting civilian communities targeting children even if not targeting them killing them accidentally so the obama administration rationale for the program was to take a propaganda weapon away from the extremist organizations that it was fighting whether they were in somalia or other countries so it wasn't a goodwill gesture it was really part of a military effort to see campaign on the part of the obama administration denying the enemy a propaganda tool what do you make of the timing of this executive order well i think what we can see is that donald trump is all in with saudi arabia again the trouble ministration designated yemen an area of hostility the same with somalia that would already exempt death theater of war from having to do this kind
of reporting but donald trump is basically making a pitch as he enters the twenty twenty campaign that he's the tough guy and he's going to as i said in the beginning take the gloves off with the pentagon that he's ready to get the job done and then all of these other kind of public transparency efforts on the part of the obama administration were nothing other than a sign of weakness so this is donald trump trying to to look strong look tough i think that's what it's about find back in for nancy wallace a coalition frankly for your time. the u.s. is tightening the pressure on the venezuelan government u.s. vice president mike pence has announced that seventy seven officials linked to president madeira will have their u.s. visas revoked that's after forty nine venezuelans were added to a sanctions blacklist back on friday r.t. correspondent done cohen has more. well the u.s. is threatening to impose sanctions on foreign banks if they deal with the
venezuelan government national security adviser john bolton issued a statement this morning saying quote the united states is putting four in the financial institutions on notice that they will face sanctions for being involved in facilitating illegitimate transactions that benefit nicolas maduro and his corrupt network he also said the u.s. is quote pursuing several economic diplomatic and economic initiatives in support of that transition but he did not specify what they are and this comes a day after a special envoy for venezuela elliott abrams threatened what he called secondary sanctions that would target third party countries saying that would quote depend on the conduct of the regime over time the u.s. has also begun to increase pressure on cuba which it claims is controlling venezuelan president nicolas maduro both and wrote in a tweet that the u.s. will continue to tighten financial restrictions on cuba's military and intelligence
services venezuelan authorities in turn have declared the german ambassador daniel creamer persona non grata after what it called interference into its internal affairs he became the first european diplomat to be expelled from the latin american state however during his tuesday address to the national assembly one goh i dos says it's not the german ambassador who is the real persona non-grata. everyone in venezuela knows who the persona non-grata is and he's the only one who is known in the region in the world because in the old accounts of the two they recognize the venezuelan fight for democracy as a constitutional right duro responded by saying neither the opposition nor the united states wants to help venezuela and have their own interests like venezuela's natural resources russia's foreign minister sergei laugh. also condemn u.s. sanctions against those who support saying quote it is another evidence that the
american diplomacy is quickly losing that sense and its ability to use diplomatic instrument and there are fears over military intervention the trumpet ministration continues to say all options are on the table but elliott abrams says the u.s. will use other ways to push for what he called democratic transition in venezuela nobody is talking about american military steps except the regime and the russians actually. made it clear repeatedly our policy is as i just stated diplomatic political economic financial pressure. moving toward a peaceful democratic transition in venezuela that's what we want now we've just learned that the attempted delivery of so-called humanitarian aid on the bridge crossing at the border of colombia and venezuela nearly turned into
a bloodbath according to a report in bloomberg news two hundred exiled soldiers were preparing to clear the way for the aid trucks but the plan was actually scrapped by the colombian government why do we also learned was planning to tour european capitals after finishing his tour of latin america but the united states told him to return to venezuela for fears that the that his movement was losing momentum so this suggests that it is not go i don't know who's calling the shots so much but it's actually the white house by simply recognizing opposition need. as venezuela's interim president the u.s. seems to think it has the lead he succeeded in affecting regime change with the state department's going so far as to great journalists who think otherwise. we have noticed in news coverage that some outlets are incorrectly referring to one as
the opposition leader or the self-proclaimed president. neither is correct relying on venezuela's constitution one guy joe became interim president of venezuela on january twenty third millions of americans and more than fifty countries recognize one wideout as interim president of venezuela you get this for your complaining because you said let's replace it with your think he made a complaint pointing out just trying to correct well it sounds like a completely simply weak he is he's the is the interim president and we don't want to consider him to be the interim president and as you say fifty other countries. recognize him as you know president but they're all more than a hundred members of the militia so your fifty countries is not even close that. it's the time to act in support of democracy and some news coverage of
calling them the legitimate leader the president is going to encourage more functions to work we don't want to feed into rhetoric of of the current dictator u.s. senator marco rubio made a similar point criticizing c.n.n. for using the term self-proclaimed when referring to why don't you suppose that interim presidency he said the phrase was used by russia to undermine the legitimacy of quieter his claim rubio even jokingly hinted it possible colu jdam between c.n.n. and mosco that's gauge the status of world opinion on the matter legitimacy fifty four countries recognize him as venezuela's leader the rest of the world are the supports nicolas maduro is neutral or backs the opposition run national assembly but without recognizing going. on tuesday madeira took part in a ceremony commemorating the stick on a verse three of the death of his predecessor hugo chavez mature as rival guy
domain wall met with public sector unions urging them to take strike action. to help bring the government down journalist max blumenthal gave us his views on the latest u.s. measures against caracas. seventy seven new officials having their visas revoked is not necessarily going to change the situation in venezuela however there is a concern within the venezuelan foreign ministry that this could affect their ability to represent and this whale at the u.n. which is supposed to be a neutral body i don't know if that would be the case but it would be an unprecedented escalation from the u.s. and in an attempt to completely disrupt diplomacy. after four years of devastating conflict in yemen much of the population is on the brink of starvation and some desperate families have resorted to marrying off their daughters some of them as young as three years old just to get food. my mother in
law keeps between me and when i run away back to my father's house my father beats me again for a new way i don't want to get married i just want to go back to school son family as they did think that i mean this is no one really where they can marry their daughters and they can bring some dowry and that just can't protect the whole families and also their extended members so it is really unfortunate that this is going after some of them that have received emergency support but you know you don't support are also even limited so they couldn't and trying trying to weigh what are their images what it means so this is the one leaving the family i mean. it is very difficult to read the whole family with this small little support and often the humanity isn't seized a trace the safety or security concerns. are so aid also we are not able to
deliver aid on un timely according to the oxfam reports girls in yemen are usually expected to consummate their marriage is that around the age of eleven and so then they live with their husbands and typically do the housework but being forced into relationships at a very early age is only one of the traumas faced by children in yemen according to humanitarian organizations yemen is one of the worst countries for children to live in more than eleven million are in need of aid and almost half a million suffer from malnutrition the director of oxfam's yemen office says the current situation in the country is catastrophic. what is really really. deteriorating and even alarming that almost one third of the total population is basically ten million just at the brink of a mean and children are malnourished and we all were due to this for years the
war and conflict and also. the two thousand and eighteen the cholera carson said was the worst cholera first in the century if. the humanitarian support and even assistance on not provided timely and even the call to even listen nonfunctional even for a day when importing the food will in the humanitarian community just there be much more protest of the situation russia and syria the u.s. military to stop blocking the evacuation of a refugee camp he was going on the break.
welcome back the u.k.'s departure from the european union is proving to be full of unknowns the u.k. government doesn't seem to know that the best way out and the bush people don't know how europe's top brass even get the job so quoting to a leading presence here i couldn't tell you who they are well what they do or how they came by their jobs or how they may be removed from office i have no idea how to keep those particular. well the e.u. is currently going through the process of choosing its new leaders for example the commission president is nominated by the e.u. council with the candidate then approved by members of the e.u. parliament we took to the streets of paris and burn it to find out whether europeans are any more aware than boris johnson.
i think it will be in a pool something like that and yes i don't a vote i never had a vote. when you took me to to the leaves die and i said i don't have a clue about that. yes votes of course but. i don't know really. i think i will go to a very sort of course it's important for me to take part i'm for a federal europe this year what do you go to court or you go to court yes i will i don't know i don't know what do you have to order but i don't know i don't know i am not sure for the date but i would go to vote the lections on the twenty sixth of may and i'm planning to vote. for police in london have investigated a suspicious package left at the entrance to the houses of parliament it's not been confirmed the object was not dangerous tensions are heightened at the moment after
three letter bombs were sent to separate locations in the capital on tuesday r t z so ali has more details this is just really a pattern of incidents we've seen in the u.k. over the last few days that incident being deemed suspicious in terms of false alarm but just yesterday we've seen reports of three packages containing explosive devices found city airport heathrow airport and also waterloo train station now police have deemed those packages weren't aiming to kill but were. explosives they were upon being over. and by staff at those locations they caught fire and it's thought that they had these two of them had stamps or some kind of indication that they were sent from ireland but police are keeping an open mind and they're not concluding in any way that this is linked to any irish groups or anything to do with the well now finish conflict there but of
course that remains one of the possibilities and also two universities the university of glasgow up in scotland at the university of essex also having some of their buildings and faculties being evacuated as well as a result of suspicious items so all of these seemingly to come together we've heard from the mayor of london saw the car and he says that authorities are treating them as a linked series and although again the motive is known but it will only really heighten the sense of security here we saw two years ago a number of terrorist attacks in the u.k. and ever since then the terror or the terror threat level has always remained at a very high level with authorities say that an imminent terrorist attack could be just around the corner at any point so this will do nothing to lessen those fears and also do nothing to ease the worries of tea towels or if he's here.
in washington syrian military is have issued a statement accusing american forces in syria of derailing efforts to evacuate people from the infamous rock band camp archies maria fanaa breaks down the story. dramatic humanitarian and security situation and a lot of the bun camp in southeastern syria has been constantly triggering numerous concerns from the russian side that blamed america that is currently controlling this fost area along the demilitarized zone between sealing jordan for severe living conditions of the refugees inside the camp that were among other things were . portably openly threatened by jihad is that not only had managed to settle in that camp as moscow believes not without some help from the us military on the ground but also to take control over some territories and also over humanitarian aid traffics in the area basically taking people inside the camp hostage both
moscow and washington officials have repeatedly confirmed in fact that indeed some former or current islam is probably manage their way to one camp russia has constantly been calling on some kind of rescue vaccination operation to take people out of the zone supporting this idea with the polls a show in that most of the people are willing to leave this area and has constantly been calling on america to join the effort. and damascus to help include rather than deteriorate the situation of syrians inside these zone according to different estimates it is right now home to around forty thousand people eighty percent of them women and children and earlier on wednesday we heard the statement from russia's defense ministry saying that america remains deaf america does not want to
support any evacuation and rescue efforts the american stationed in the altantuya zone failed to take responsibility for ensuring a safe and unhindered passage of humanitarian convoys through the fifty five kilometers own they are controlling this is essentially derailed the implementation of a highly important humanitarian operation aimed at rescuing syrian citizens trapped in the rueben camp and while the sides of blaming each other for what's going on inside the ragavan camp in southeastern syria we have to admit that poor people trapped there continue to suffer and their faith remains quite. clear we've contacted the u.s. led operation inherent resolve for its response and will let you know what they say earlier washington insisted it is ready for coordinated efforts with the u.n. to organize safe passage for refugees from the rock band camp russia's efforts the white house claims do not meet security standards u.n.
coordinator mohammed circle fears there could be dangerous consequences if refugees aren't evacuated. we should divert from the political issue that the american have with the syrian government or with the syrian people and look at the human side aspect of the people living in the camps. they can't by law should not you know they should not prevent any community or system to that comes is just the call it is the way they live in the camps you have a family for the normal ten people living in one tent with their mother and children and one of the sad stories that also we came across we came across two is the dead we don't have a place to bury them in any comes outside syria you will see similar disaster there with. the flooding and the suffering of the children refugee camps we might expect
disease and we all saw would be. would be harboring extremism because when you when you don't provide dignity this is when you have extremism and you see the increase in using you know the children. as a powerful weapon to take revenge thanks for joining us on r.t. international this hour we are back in thirty minutes with the latest see them. join me every first day on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm sure business i'll see you then. monsanto's roundup more cigarettes there carcinogenic money is the same thing as financially carcinogenic you need to eradicate what's class by simply getting
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and some man in miami sells twenty kilos of cocaine to an undercover agent you want to ask who is the seller working where does the money go if the money goes back to a drug lord in colombia who's going to keep the proceeds he's in the conspiracy even though he actually wasn't there when that sale took place he's a conspirator and so part of the goal of the conspiracy law is to make sure that the most senior level all of those in the criminal organization are justly punished the problem is when you flip it around and the lowest level people in the criminal organization get punished just like the. and that's the big problem in the way in which the conspiracy laws are being applied.