most influential intellectuals of our time speaks about the modern civilization of america. a bombshell reports a group of american mercenaries illegally traveled to haiti to help caribbean countries president. coming up on the program from. palestinian students king's college london say they were. visited by the queen. and president. should recognize israeli sovereignty to. say this area captured from syria a century ago. and the european union rejects requests for a three month break to delay offering the twenty second of may as an absolute
deadline with strings. for am in san francisco four pm and two in the afternoon right here in moscow this friday march the twenty second welcome to our to international our top story a bombshell investigation has claimed. help to haiti's president consolidate power seven military contractors were arrested there in february but then released without charge made tens rivalries in the haitian government protracted government protests in the country.
just when they missed an exhausting giving up these men or most scenarios he says if he were here to attack part of the executive branch of the government it's. probably. seen those reports due to privacy considerations we're unable to comment further they were apparently going to transfer eighty million dollars out of the petrel caribbean account in haiti in the bank to another account which would be under the control of president joe from elmo we see the petro caribbean account required
authorization if you will from modi's his then prime minister. and the bank president john bad dubois so this was apparently their mission they entered haiti many of them without stamping their passport without going through immigration without going through customs they had come in with weapons which is a violation not just of u.s. law but haitian law pressure from the u.s. embassy had them released in a completely illegal manner are you able now that the piece is released had to disclose your source and if not why not i spent a week in haiti speaking to. he should police officials justice department officials people. who are knowledge at all with operations to disclose or source the. requested.
so we have to protect our stores. kim i broke the story for the intercept online news site leads but one of the mercenaries a retired navy seal disputes the version of events chris ellison say's they were hired to escort a haiti american businessman to sign an investment contract and were arrested the day before the planned meeting in a no deleted instagram post he also claimed the mercenaries were used quote as pawns in a public fight between the haitian president on prime minister the pm was dismissed on monday. you know u.s. senator marco rubio was in the country on thursday to discuss how a new government will be formed there haiti's new prime minister was appointed the same day the author of the report again kim ives sais u.s. attempts to influence haitian politics will spark further unrest in that country.
they added a certain irritant or certain combustibility to the situation. they really arrived on the last of the latest spies the movie. demonstrations the prime minister in fact when he was voted out by the deputies was in front of the senate. answering for what happened with these mercenaries so i think yes the whole mercenary story has played a role one from the questions everybody had about it and now that our story has come out and basically. torn off the lives or pulled back the curtain on this story i think that this is going to create even more outrage and more consternation.
on the part of the haitian people. and just a reminder on the political situation in haiti opposition protesters in the country in maine angry over skyrocketing inflation and alleged government corruption they blame the current president to a sworn in on february twenty seventh on a pledge to bring more jobs and improve living conditions. scientists at kings college in london claim they were barred from attending classes because they were pro palestinian activists they were told it was because of security reasons during a visit by the queen polly boyko spoke to one of the students involved. i went into uni like you know for my eleven am lecture i was like ten from the emotional time it was i walked in i got my id card i tapped on the barrier and it wouldn't it wouldn't work the barrier wouldn't open i talked about three times and by the third time i kind of sighed to myself i knew that this was intentional marines
a student at king's college london but for one day this week she wasn't she was barred while king's was hosting the queen. around the time of this grand entrance on the all this knowledge of the building the second year religion and politics student was having this conversation with security guards in the armored car that's been programmed sort of course. for your request. to leave protocol to be told they're not perfect and you see what they did she wasn't the only one experiencing this issue. it was here that marine tried to get into her university for a second time but she says she was told by security guards here that she was one of several students who had been barred from her own university for the duration of
the queen's visit now marina and her friends say that they've been politically profiled for their history of peaceful demonstrations over issues such as palestine demos like this was it in this group. who are dying because you are who the your people think is not ok or does. maureen doesn't have a criminal record she claims she was just singled out by her university for being a politically minded muslim woman i must be paying student i pay nine thousand pounds right and i'm i'm not allowed to go to my lecture because i'm a coward. security got to the. outrageous since the incident the students have staged more protests highlighting what happened to them and demanding on it says. i. was. a king's college london is one of the u.k.'s
oldest universities they don't keep lies several buildings in central london and the queen and the duchess of cambridge way opening this new building bush house now are to put the students allegations to the university and the response we got was simply that there was an event here that required the highest level of security we had an event on tuesday which demanded the highest level of security and we had to minimize movement three buildings for security reasons at a time some of our buildings were not successful the metropolitan police told r.t. that they don't comment on security issues but marine says that talking about political issues shouldn't make a security. briefing with decades of u.s. policy president say it's time the u.s.
fully recognizes the contested golan heights as part of israel the region which struggles israel lebanon syria and jordan was annexed from syria after the six day war in one thousand sixty seven syria's foreign ministry hoes decried trumps comment not the country is seeking to liberate the golan heights by all means possible russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman joined the condemnation saying washington's move would violate a number of un resolutions while iran warned it could trigger a new wave of conflict in the middle east you know i'm open brings us more. donald trump's support for israel has taken some new heights and that would be the golan heights and it now seems that despite the un and syria and others recognizing the territory as belonging to syria donald trump wants it to be recognized as part of israel let's take a listen to what he tweeted out of the fifty two year time for the united states to fully recognize israel so vinci over the golan heights which is of critical
strategic and security importance the state of israel and regional stability now this announcement on twitter came as mike pompei o the top diplomat of the united states secretary of state was meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu he expressed a huge amount of gratitude for this gift of recognizing the golan heights and its time when the run cease to syria as a platform to destroy israel trump boldly recognize israel is sovereignty in the golan heights thank you president trump now in its annual human rights report the u.s.a. described palestinian territories not as israeli occupied but rather as israeli controlled and we recently saw mike pump a zero take the unprecedented move as u.s. secretary of state and actually visit the western wall in jerusalem now at this point the world is well aware that benjamin netanyahu is facing an election that will determine whether or not he remains the prime minister of israel and some have
interpreted donald trump's moves as essential trying to help netanyahu showing u.s. support for netanyahu taking unprecedented steps in pro israeli stances by the united states as a whole and people wonder if this could lead to an escalation in the region where journalists rick sterling who is a member of the syria solidarity movement say mr trump's move doesn't bode well for the region and risks prolonging the conflict in syria. what this decision and this group from the trumpet ministration is going to do is instead of increasing regional stability it's going to undermine it it's going to prolong the conflict in syria it's going to d.c. stabilize the region read it and. then in helping it basically seems to do take moves that are in line with what benjamin netanyahu wants an empty casino mogul show that they also want so this is just
a continuation where they move the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem where they have as the u.s. to stop funding of the united nations relief works agency where the united states would through unilaterally from the iran agreement and this is continuing a very dangerous trend under not undermining international law and. agreements. the european union has rejected to ease amaze requests for a three month delay to brag that the e.u. is offering a shorter postponement and only on the condition that the british parliament approves the unpopular withdrawal of deal painstakingly negotiated as you will remember by the british prime minister brussels and it seems the price of turmoil has taken its toll on some european leaders.
do would be able to agree still an extension until the. twentieth of april. or the yes. on to the various. according to to our poll. and there's still empty in the end it means to get a lot of space so. it was certainly a long nights of discussion debate decision making and chopping and changing plans multiple times at the e.u. council summit and finally a decision was reached officially and
a final offer to to reason may and the u.k. for its breaks up plans for spoiling that they had line article fifty until the twenty second of may conditional on to resume a passing up plan in parliament of course it's already been rejected twice by big majorities humiliating defeat for the conservative government and it's probably for that reason that the e.u. council added these conditions at the condition that you pass is that through if not they voted the option of a second extension up until the twelfth of april now if the u.k. chooses to go for that second extension of the reason may fails to put our plan through parliament as is widely expected the u.k. will have to come up with some sort of plan with some sort of offer to continue that process in which case they will have to agree to participate in the european parliamentary elections but of course that would be rather silly and rather pointless because the u.k. is of course leaving the european union as. the reason may stated it in her press
conference so come the twenty eighth of march depending on what happens in the house of commons she may have to go back to the e.u. once again the e.u. may have to call another emergency council meeting to decide what exactly happens next so it does seem the brest brooks's saga for now will continue and you join me again in ninety seconds for more global news. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to sit in the home fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and a fresh perspective i'm used to surprising people and i saw one on t.v.
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detention center surprisingly heaped praise on the united states. at the saudi monarchy. my faith in many u.s. politicians and media outlets has recently risen dramatically because of their courage to stand against the saudi royals the saudi royal family overtly fights terrorism to please the west while covertly supporting it to please the clerics and others they also do this so that they are always desperately needed by the united states in the west yet terror suspects sharpie her spend seventeen years in guantanamo after being captured in pakistan the us dropped the initial charges against them but still refused to release him over security fears. admits to being an interpreter for al qaeda and receiving training to use explosives i'm proud of what i did and there isn't any reason for hiding i force against the united states i took up arms i did what i did and i'm willing to pay the price no matter how many
years you sentence me even if i spend hundreds of years in jail that would be a matter of honor for me well i'll sharpies lawyer told us his client has served his time there is no justification for keeping him in prison and the longer. well mr al surely was very clear eyed about why he wanted to speak out in this moment and he's also cognizant of the possible consequences that would that might carry for himself but for him it's more important to speak the truth in this moment to cast a critical light on on his home government and to let the chips fall where they may he is hopeful that you know the truth will set him free and that he will eventually regain his freedom and remain safe but but he also understands that you know the saudi government does not take too well to criticism it's really an extraordinary situation because when you think about it here in the united states if he had been charged with the most common terrorism related offense material support for terrorism he would be a free man by now the sentence for that is usually ten to fifteen years and so the
question really is why is the united states continuing to hold on to these men and the answer unfortunately is that it's politics it's just the perception of having a place like guantanamo and what that represents symbolically to a certain portion of the electorate and to a certain part of the political class in the united states it's far too convenient a political football unfortunately there are no charges pending against mr b. at one point he was charged before a military commission with a crime of conspiracy that crime was subsequently found by u.s. courts not to constitute a war crime so. that charge was dismissed he like many of the forty remaining prisoners at guantanamo basically since there are guantanamo without charge or a fair process. a transgender rights campaigner in the u.k. is in the spotlight for a controversial issue she started susie green reported a catholic journalist to police over what she described as vile and hateful tweets
following an appearance on a popular t.v. show the reporter know say she's become a victim of a public witchhunt for her beliefs. meanwhile a group of people have terrified and harassed my family docs my children made violent and sexual threats signed me up to porn accounts did the same to my husband threatened to visit him and tumbleweed or tempers flared when journalists carline pharo debated the rights issue with suzy greene the mother of a transgender girl on national television in the u.k. susie green runs mermaid's a u.k. the charity for transgender children her own childhood gender reassignment surgery at the age of sixteen she reported smith's pharo a devout catholic to police for a series of tweets which use words like mutilate castrate green ses the post went far beyond the transgender debate. you will see the tweets are a lot more serious than obama's gendron there were allegations of serious
misconduct and violence spiteful personal attacks she's now withdrawn the complaint but the debate rages on and we put the issue up for discussion with human rights campaigner peter tatchell talk show host jungle. kara it is a devout catholic i met him many times interfere she's a devout catholic she has an absolute right to hold a view of saying i don't accept this just like a muslim person and they couldn't except either so let's have respect both sides is absolute nonsense that the police of got caroline should have be respectful of the design of that trans woman to be referred to as she. even if she doesn't approve of it you know reflecting someone's chosen gender that is not a big deal it doesn't imply support or endorsement it's just about common decency and respect there is this increasing tendency for the police to be bought in to
deal with what some people find offensive but now in human. there is no right to not be offended you know offense is part and parcel of open debate now i'm glad that we live in a free society where people can express their opinions and what caroline host said was not stirring hatred or discrimination of violence against trans people she was simply in my view disrespectfully refusing to use the term because she took a trans woman look she went through a difficult time with a boy who then thought she was a woman and he's a woman now abusing but i do think there is a kind of pressure on everyone that we have to conform to his new language i think that's deplorable but i don't think it's a matter for police intervention you know there are serious crimes serious hate
crimes out there violence discrimination how recent which the police should be focusing on not what individual people may say if we close down debate. on the most important debate john in the world of. social media and facebook then we're going to live in very dangerous times and now we're really going to allow the new all of you all of the media world facebook and twitter to be our load chamberlain's surely we should be grown no i'm talking about it. ok turning attention to china where firefighters overnight bottled a blaze of a chemical plant in the east of the country forty seven people were killed in an explosion there thursday scores more seriously injured the blast was so powerful love it reportedly level at several factory buildings and even created earth tremors hundreds of rescuers were deployed to the scene which has been described as
one of the worst industrial accidents in china in recent history they are. the european parliament center right block has suspended the hungry and presidents right wing party ahead of european elections the move comes after budapest launched a poster campaign like using the european commission president putting people in danger with his migration policies now with suspension the party loses all membership privileges including voting rights r t sophie shevardnadze spoke to the hungarian foreign minister about what the move means. the migration there is an issue when it comes to the debates and the position of different parties on migration the first and our position is a very strong and time migration position which is not shared by many the core of the e p p s position moved you know towards the left from there it used to be this
is pension happened it took place. they had all of your prime minister's office has said that if suspension happens that means that fetuses leaving the p.p. we become basically say that if we put our rights in the people on hold. and there is going to be a body or free persons appointed by the european people support these and they will make a report. but there are a few dozen israel used who does his actions are in line the charter was for this vote and in the meantime we have set up a body as well free persons who make a report whether to make sense to remain in the p.p. party you know and we are held responsible by our voters but can hungry so so what we want to do and what we have been doing is satisfying the expectations of the hunger people based on the view of whom we are governing.
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i wanted to ask him didn't get the trained guy to ask me he said he static is the only appropriate response that's the thing that the election of cramp is an expression of that hysterical question is always you are attending me back why am i what you are saying that like that i am like the fundamental feminist hysterical question why do you desire me what do he me what in my for you why do you think i am what you are saying i am beautiful woman moderate a lot of whatever this society is imposing cannot set of can socially rovers spirit yet if. questioning them and i think unfortunately tramp is precisely a reaction to these that i am want to return to a master of discourse where there is.