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russia's envoy to the un accuses the global chemical weapons watchdog of becoming highly politicized after a leaked document appears to contradict the o.p.c. w.'s probe into a chemical attack in syria. french intelligence chiefs question 3 journalists over leaked a dossier detailing the use of french weapons in the saudi bombing of yemen. and an austrian province introduces some rules of conduct for refugees supposedly help them integrate we put the issue of the debate. they'd shoot show gratitude. grained in them we're just going to be grateful for having been forced to flee the country in the 1st place because we have to remember that it is because western war
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2 that. are broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is r t international and john thomas glad to have you with us all right they lead to document has cast doubt on the global chemical weapons watchdogs report on a deadly incident in syria last year it contradicts the o.p.c. official conclusion that toxic cylinders were dropped from the air on the city of duma western governments use those findings to blame the syrian government russia's ambassador to the united nations responded to the new leak saying it raises questions about the work of the o.p.c. w. we are trying to get the o.p.c. to be back on track because it has diverged from its path and used to be attended consensus but it has become highly politicized we want it to return to the way it was originally. but our guys have has more on the latest revelations and how they
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change the picture of what happened in duma last year this alleged leaked documents came from the u.b.c. w. it was it was one of the documents of fact finding little investigations that was entirely emitted from the report and this document portrays a very different version of events and make no mistake judging by how in depth and detail that was the authors the experts scientists behind this they looked at everything even simulated the physical properties of the canisters themselves the concrete roofs the rebars the steel supports and they simulated under different conditions how the canisters could have penetrated the roofs and ended up where they allegedly did end up and they came up with a lot of questions a lot of questions an inconsistency for example in one location which they apparently visited they found that the impact crater in the canister simply don't
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match and they think they allege that the impact crater itself was caused that prior or later date by a high explosive shell it's consistent with an explosion canister didn't explode mechanics that just fell through they also remarked that the impact crater itself the steel rebar and the canister there would have been marks left if this thing had fallen for hundreds of meters and penetrated through its steel supports but they found no such markings on either the roof or the canister itself. a 2nd location they found that the canister simply couldn't fit through the impact crater with the nozzle still intact that it should have broken off and there's much more many more examples in consistency that they found but the conclusion that they drew was that the canisters were likely placed there. observations of the scene of the 2
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locations together with subsequent analysis suggest that there is a higher probability that both cylinders will money placed if there is $2.00 locations rather than being delivered from aircraft you'd think these findings are incredibly important day in the face of the u.p.c. w.'s official report but so far there's been no comment from the u.p.c. w. regarding what was inside these documents what. these experts found instead we have the official narrative which completely contradicts what was in these leaked documents and the narrative that was established hours after this incident took place the chemical incident in duma where asaad was blamed of ordering helicopters to drop canisters full of chemicals on dumont civilian areas and narrative that was then used to launch an armada of cruise missiles at syria.
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now the c.w. has admitted the documents were leaked which perhaps. helps you know hints at their veracity the legitimate they're also investigating how this happened they've been very quiet otherwise the documents themselves what was in the mall they said is that they looked at all versions of events the different sub investigations by different teams and compiled a final report we asked for calm. and he sent
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a list of questions a week ago last friday asking the o.p.c. w. you know why did you admit this why did you go for one version of events and not the other why are you now being so quiet about it is there no comment being made so far all we've gotten is silence unfortunately but you know with the story getting traction and so for some time soon professor piers robinson who is a leading member of a british academic research group on syria which obtained of the report says the o.p.c. double his response to the leak is significant it's very important that you easy w. not deny eat that this engineer report comes move in the o.p.c. don't even i don't deny that what they're trying to do is to create all break don't link between this engineering report and investigation and that we make clear untruth now that there is no good reason to accept what the sound at face value the
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bottom line and this is the document as been passed to us we have confirmed confirmation from multiple sources which clearly shows that there has been an investigation carried out from within the o.p.c. w. an investigation which is not found its way all to might leak into the fire and do not report which came out about a month ago really question our question now is what has been going on within the o.p.c. w. over the course of the last 12 months and why is that the case this document has not found its way into the final o.p.c. w. 3 reporters in france are facing possible jail time for leaking a dossier on the use of french weapons in the saudi bombing of yemen the case has raised a deep concerns over press freedom as are his tried to get reports. the question
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that's being asked now is press freedom under attack and that question is being posed not just by journalists but also by human rights activists who are hugely unhappy about this investigation that's going on now back in april we covered a story here an aussie which was that a number of french outlets had revealed and uncovered a secretive military dossier which was allegedly showing that french weapons sold to saudi arabia will you being used on the front line in yemen a french government has always denied it but this dossier has said that the french government was made aware of this fact now as a result of that an investigation was launched by the domestic intelligence services here in france and 3 journalists were hauled in as part of that investigation to be questioned about their sources and some say to be pressurised to reveal who their sources were which is course is something we as journalists considered to be absolutely sacred well our assistant channel r.t.
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france has actually been speaking to one of those journalists from disclose who is now under investigation of cordless for we were very surprised that we were summoned because it's unusual for journalists to be treated in this way we were summoned yesterday morning for disclosing national defense secrets we were told from the beginning that we were not there is journalists and the case would be decoupled from our role as journalists i think the freedom of speech needs to be supported by as many people as possible this is not an isolated case there have been many documented instances of intimidation especially during rallies. so why was this revelation so controversial not just because the french government according to that dossier knew that these weapons were being used by saudi arabia on the frontline in yemen it also showed how they were being used and suggested that french ships were actually being used to blockade yemeni ports which meant that much needed medication and to monetary assistance into. the food was not
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getting to the civilians who are being hit by this war and this one has been going on since 2014 it's been described by the un as the worst manmade humanitarian disaster it's seen thousands of people killed and millions of people pushed towards the brink of starvation and human rights organizations have said that in june this should be doing this kind of work this should be revealing things like this that are going on and governments the undersigned n.g.o.s consider the information unveiled by disclose and its partners to be of essential public interest the threats of prosecution against the 3 journalists constitutes an on acceptable threat to press freedom and the protection of journalistic sources the fresh government has repeatedly denied that its weapons that it sells to saudi arabia are being used on the frontline in that conflict and even last week we had where surance is from president not gone but he had spoken to the government in riyadh and they had once again confirmed that that was not the case but the reality is
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here on the ground many people aunt seem to be believing that in fact so much so that last week saudi cargo ship was due to pick up arms from the french port of laugh it had to leave because there were protests by people who just don't want any more french weapons to be sold to saudi arabia possibly being used to implicate the country in war crimes. the un warned this week that yemen is sliding into oblivion and has almost reached the point of no return with one child dying on average every 10 minutes the saudi bombing campaign has been ongoing for 4 years now and the latest airstrikes killed 6 people including 4 children and injured more than 50 raids struck rebel military facilities and residential neighborhoods in the capital obliterating a number of homes there the saudi state media said the bombings were in retaliation for drone raids by the who these on saudi oil infrastructure and only targeted
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sites controlled by the militants locals though have disputed those claims. we would to voices and shouting the only thing left of the building is a call in every way there was destruction and i dos and children were shouting our neighbors were running towards us there were more strikes and other buildings nearby that help arrived and we were taken to hospital. the holy month of ramadan didn't even stop them this just didn't both of them suddenly a bomb hit the house why why us we weren't hiding anything in our home we are normal simple people just look at us god will punish them i hope there are unlucky they suffer the same fate. or her saying they are killing us saudi arabia the emirates in america chasing us ad of our homes what have the people there killing done. in north austrian a province has issued some rules of conduct for refugees with the title 10 commandments on living in austria the list requires migrants to learn the german
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language and respect austrian values among other things it was drawn up by the right wing freedom party supposedly with the aim of helping people to integrate but it does not include penalties for noncompliance the move has been branded a publicity stunt by critics who say asylum seekers in austria already have to sign a declaration which covers integration language and austrian values. at the height of the european refugee crisis in 2015 almost 90000 people applied for asylum in austria equivalent to one percent of the country's population the influx sparked widespread public opposition and in 2018 the government pulled out of the un global migration pact we heard some opposing views on the way austria is dealing with refugees from journalist and political analyst catherine schachter. they tried to do like the americans do you know microphones to america are welcome but they must
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integrate and they do so readily of course in most cases the love of the flag above the national anthem these ideas want to be developed by the austrians but also in many other countries in europe i think the issue here is that it's targeting specifically the muslim community and i think there is a great sense of stigmatisation incrimination of obviously all together in austria i can understand why it was true i would want to you know to to set up in a place certain laws to regulate immigration it's actually it's provocative and i could understand as well that their recent history with hispanic probably critism and that that issue needs to be addressed i'm not sure that those 10 commandments would actually address anything other than further alienating a community that is actually trying to you know to integrate the best they can it's not that creates problems because part of the islamic community or the muslim community. the things that the west is responsible for many things that it's the
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enemy these people come in yes it we have an issue we tragically listen but again we're not addressing the issue by trying to criminalize the entirety of the muslim community and i think that's the problem because we're talking generically religious freedoms and that's an issue that you know i think worries me greatly because by if we're doing in one community is rightly overriding all of our rights and i think that we need to wake up to this reality that is also. problem basically with the status of women and i'm afraid it is clearly so with islam that the status of the women who come. it's not what it should be in western societies they stay home they cannot go out they don't want the language in most cases we have seen that in most european countries for decades now the women don't learn anything because they can't even read or write they stay home and their husband wanted so there is a problem with polygamy all these issues are in transparency and these 10 commandments
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you know when they say the children must go to western school learn western values are european values and not the values of the koran we don't one quarter and exclusively we need to understand you know people have different traditions in an religious belief and that we need to get down to a certain extent of course i'm not saying that everyone has to bend over backwards but that being said i don't think that setting a law that criminalizes people's differences is the way to go you don't want our societies to get in in the name of multiculturalism an islamic community developing and west indot is the problem and imo it would be worried that the slower that was 3 had just set in place we only lead to further radicalization and actually end power those people who do believe in racism who do want racism to be pushed forward into the agenda because it's something that suits them and they want to see immigration being some kind of a grand criminal act because again they would like their country to stay the same
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but we live in a very global society nothing ever stays the same they simply want the people to realise that they are welcome in a country that would put their social welfare to the disposal of these markets that will welcome them so they'd shoot show gratitude it should be ingrained in them i'm just going to ask whether we should feel grateful for having been forced to flee the country in the 1st place because we have to remember that it is because the western powers. treat their homeland that they had to secret as well so should they feel grateful for the. a new study claims that the us media has steadily become more polarized over the past 30 years a story much more after a short break you are watching are international. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of
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the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. there was a very well known case that was stolen in 69 in. a very important painting and somebody from the mafia just said a few years ago did they have stolen and stored it in the hall and complained they wanted to pick it up it was called because tourists had eaten it. most people manage public pension funds don't know anything about them they're just the clerks that they just signed to this job they gave them a bunch of money and wall street guys come around and they take them out to lunch that thomas marty is and then they sell me a bag of worms and some a lot of garbage most toxic risk on wall street is sold into these public pension funds where it goes to die that's why the returns are so.
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welcome actually says r t international a former u.s. vice president joe biden will officially launch his campaign for the 2020 election on saturday and several polls have put him neck and neck with senator bernie sanders sanders for the democratic party nomination but those polls have been widely questioned as archie's carole markin explains. there has been widespread criticism of how major new media networks in the united states are reporting on the polling surrounding the presidential primary for the democratic nomination now recently of a number of media networks have come forward with polls that they say conclusively show joe biden to be the front runner ahead of bernie sanders however of people are starting to scrutinize some of these polls for example c.n.n. is citing a poll they conducted themselves showing that joe biden is the clear front runner
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in a far lead ahead of bernie sanders however those who examine this poll have looked into the fact that it seems to under represent the voters under the age of 50 the age group of 18 to 49 which is a rather key voting constituency especially for bernie sanders a number of his supporters are younger people while the age group of 50 and older which tends to not favor bernie sanders a strongly is overrepresented in the result now it's also important to look at a poll put forward by m s n b c saying similar things saying that joe biden was the clear front runner let's take a look at this poll they came forward with a new poll shows just 2 percent of nonwhite voters support to judge that is far behind joe biden and 28 percent and bernie sanders the 27 percent now this is even more questionable because those who dug into this actual poll they cited have seen that the results are completely opposite the actual results of the poll show sanders as the front runner yet m s n b c reported it showing that joe biden was
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the front runner now from there many sanders supporters have dug into the fact that m s n b c is a part of the media conglomerate known as comcast and comcast chief lobbyist is none other than david cohen and david cohen the chief lobbyist for comcast the media conglomerate that owns m s n b c actually hosted fundraisers for joe biden in his home joe biden's kick off campaign fundraiser within the home of david cohen the chief lobbyist for the media can go. armor at that owns m s n b c so many sanders supporters and others are very critical of these polls that are being presented in mainstream media in the united states now it's important to note that in the lead up to the 2016 election almost every poll showed that hillary clinton would be the clear winner of the vote however the results came in and trump was victorious the the results were trump winning winning the elections so many people are questioning and have been questioning how accurate these polls from mainstream
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american media really are and now as we face the lead up to the democratic primary in 2020 to determine who will be the nominee for the democratic party many people are scrutinizing those polls busy and looking in and seeing kind of a bias in the lead up to the vote. a new study has pointed to some alarming trends in the u.s. media landscape a researcher from the rand think tank some of the findings so we end up in a situation where not only are we not sure what's true and what's not but we're not even really sure where to go to find that factual information that's cognitive bias and the way we process information we like to be right we seek out things that prove that we're right we just regard things that say that we're wrong technology changes fast and institutions change slow so schools haven't caught up in terms of providing students with the skills they need to be able to navigate that space and then finally polarization and we've alluded to it here several times in the political space but it's also important to think about social economic endeavor
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graphic polarization. the news in a digital age report examines the coverage of 15 media outlets they include the new york times and of the washington post t.v. network c.n.n. n.b.c. and fox are also on a spotlight along with digital platforms politico breitbart and buzz feed the report suggests that since 1989 the us media has taken a gradual and subtle shift towards subjectivity and away from facts and analysis it says online media reflects personal frames and subjective references it also claims t.v. news reporting is being replaced with opinion based shows led by pundits and journalists chris hedges says the findings are accurate. i think on the cable news channels whether it's imus n.b.c. or c.n.n. or fox they've actually given up on journalism. and replaced it with. reality show. you know news programs newsprint at the same time has
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become so in the mic. and that real journalism in most major cities has withered away you take for instance philadelphia live an hour from philadelphia the philadelphia inquirer was once one of the great newspapers with its own foreign correspondents and it's all gone and the internet is a kind of free for all where people are getting wise to into whatever particular political belief system or you know conspiracy theory did they happen to embrace to reinforce so if you look at the specially the electronic media fact is interchangeable with opinion people believe whatever they want to believe and. the french president will meet the libyan rebel commander tar next week as part of efforts to renew peace talks in the war torn country and now it's meant to came
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after the general met the italian prime minister for crisis talks in rome on thursday after his forces control large parts of libya and since early april they have been waging an offensive against the un backed government in tripoli. no fighting is continuing around the libyan capital so far has killed more than 430 people libya has been split between warring factions since the toppling of moammar gadhafi 8 years ago and a middle east specialist told us after our wants to reunite the country but is unlikely to succeed. going to be very very hard. to get in libya because libya is a country with a lot of tribes their real power in libya has been held by these different tribes that he was the one who could control describes and you have a lot of militias general half that feels he can get leave in one piece he's going to be like. 2.0 and he can get back to libya in one piece but not going to
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happen because you have all the people from syria all the terrorists from this. who has fled from syria and iraq and afghanistan that now are fighting in libya so peace is going to be very very hard to get for for either of the party either prime minister if they rise u.s. backed by the u.n. have to who is backed by the western countries and the united states does we'll be back in about 33 and a half minutes with another news or watching or to international. you know world big part of the lot. it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting
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past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final merry go round certainly the one percent. we can all middle of the room 6. and 24 to you know bloody revolution to correct the demonstrations going from being relatively peaceful political protests to be increasingly violent revolution is
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always spontaneous or is it just the lawyer here i mean your list with video would put him in the. school and you go to the former ukrainian president recalls the events of 2014. those who took part in this today over 5000000000 dollars to assist ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle is donald trump's national security advisor john bolton
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a clear and present danger to america and the world is saber rattling in the middle east particularly against iran should concern us all we are forced to ask a fundamental question is fulton the primary architect of trump's foreign policy. cross talking john bolton i'm joined by my guest brian becker in washington he's the director of the answer coalition as well as host of loud and clear daily new show on radio sputnik also in washington we have gareth porter he's an independent investigative journalist and historian as well as author of manufactured crisis the untold story of the iran nuclear scare and in boston we cross to max abrams he's a professor at northeastern university as well as author of the new book rules for rebels the science of victory in militant history brilliant title or at crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want i always appreciate brian i called john bolton
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a clear and present threat to the united states in the world would you concur brian . yes i think president bolton oh i mean national security adviser. is. a clear and present danger for people around the world and for the united states i mean just look at this record i mean john bolton was one of the architects of the iraq invasion bolton rumsfeld and cheney all of them thought the iraqis were going to run out into the streets and put flowers in the end of the gun barrels of american troops instead they went into armed resistance even those who certainly opposed saddam hussein went into armed resistance because guess what people actually don't like foreign powers no matter how big or strong or powerful. to invade their country to bomb them and to occupy them john bolton is a.

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