to protect its citizens police and. russian employee of the un mission in the republic has also been arrested and reportedly also ahead on the program. it is a virtual certainty that you will fight. for america some point your life. even your president perhaps military academy graduates for a service. teachers and born muslim
students against fasting during the holy month of ramadan. concentration. principles. faith i'm non-negotiable in the same way the jewish community want to be told what they. need to change they need to get back to what islam is what islam is and how we need to go house and all of that because muslims have to do with. 3 pm here in moscow this choose they may the 20th wherever you're chiming in from hello and welcome to our international our top story the security forces in serbia are on full alert after police in neighboring launched a major operation against what it said were organized crime suspects.
the move comes amid rising tension in serb dominated northern cos of grain would react swiftly if possible attacks are at their serbia lost control over kosovo after a nato intervention in 1909 did not recognize its 2008 declaration of intent. of double quarter chose as life know this too with more on what we know hi don i know i'm going to lease security operation in kosovo is it still ongoing here yeah absolutely it's earlier today tensions with serbia seriously spiked after kosovo special police was deployed into a serb minority region of northern coast of all now serbian president alexander has put the military on high alert saying $23.00 people were arrested mostly serbs and bosniaks while kosovo authorities put that number at $31.00 serbian official marco judith's said the raid was aimed at intimidating serbs in their in kosovo while the
secret police the special police claimed that it followed months long investigation into organized crime in the area and now nato urged all parties in the region to remain calm but not surprisingly they took a kosovo side on the issue. of the police operation was conducted over the whole to retrieve kosovo not just a move and differently was an. it was aimed at fighting against crime and corruption. there are reports coming in about a russian citizen being beaten and detained where did that come from what do we know well it came from when president bush spoke earlier today to the serbian parliament he said a russian employee of the u.n. mission to kosovo was arrested and allegedly beaten as well let's take a listen to what he said. to tripoli where that one russian citizen. of an employee of the u.n.
was also beaten and detained we notify the relevant russian authorities about this now kosovo authorities are saying that he was arrested for resisting authorities there but the russian foreign ministry of course wasn't very happy about the arrest of their citizen they released a statement calling for his immediate release to tell it also called the move a blatant provocation as the employee had diplomatic immunity and they did and mary as a hot of the ministry's spokeswoman she also said that this is only going to lead to escalating tensions in the region. it is obvious to such a provocative behavior by kosovo is the result of u.s. and e.u. long term policies of indulgence tour of them because of very leaders they're used to being excused everything such steps lead to the ask a lesion of the ethnic tensions and makes efforts of the international community for the post conflict regulation completely useless. don't process some some drill into what we're seeing because we do know there's been
a longstanding out of most city in this region hasn't there you know absolutely these ethnic tensions in the region seriously worsened after nato bombing of yugoslavia in 1909 a separatist insurgency came to power in kosovo afterwards and declared independence in 2008 now so this day the serbian government does not recognize that declaration and they consider nato intervention to be a breach of international law. they go. below. the blown out of the republic. and president bush has said that the sole told the e.u. that serbia will active kosovo special police has not withdrawn from the region in due time so perhaps we'll see some reactions from the european union and the
international community in the coming hours ok thanks very much for bringing us up to date on quarter. well we stay with this story because we're live now on the program i'm happy to say by marco gas which marcos an international efforts commentator speaking to us from london marco the serbian side has described the arrest as a provocation do we have evidence for that because from the casa farside themselves their authorities have stressed the operation should not be perceived as an attack on any community. well i mean it's perfectly obvious it's a provocation they go into a serbian only area of strategic importance as i say of us serbians with nothing particularly in it i mean if they're worried about. organized crime let's get straight to the cos well albanian leaders and the nato supporters are worried about organized crime relations start by arresting themselves 1st of all because it's those leaders who are absolutely have had lead roles in organ harvesting of live
human beings there's still doing their drug smuggling weapons smuggling sex slavery forced prostitution activities the leading products that these albanian leaders these extremist albanian leaders in cos of produce for the world ease crime so they should start by arresting themselves not by going to the only place in the course of a territory which they don't control presumably there's not enough crime there for them maybe they want to teach the serbs how to be better criminals as as they are because they've managed it very well in the police didn't the rather poisonous puppets of the americans in police the do nothing else or we have to say that the authorities and would deny those accusations but what do you make although they were you know you don't they've got all the facts out against them what would you have what do you make of any reaction here marco which has demanded the casa for authorities act within a proper legal framework. well that's the one thing that's been missing since since
1999 in the territory of course of all has been a proper legal framework we should. as far as the united nations is concerned kosovo is part of serbia it's part of serbian territory according to resolution 1244 which defined it so this is a part of serbia which is nevertheless under the control of the americans and as i say the poisonous puppets in denial and so it's really about trying to change the legal reality and replace it with an american imposed reality and we should remember that the so-called prime minister of course what i wish harden i recently described himself as an american soldier what kind of a. politician is that it's a tense situation just waiting to see what's going to happen from serbian authorities the stressing can but also saying that if the serbian ethnic serbs are attacked they will retaliate if i if i push this i to another aspect of the story marco what do you think the rep represents from russia will be if it turns out that
a russian citizen working for the u.n. was indeed beaten. well it certainly will not improve the state of relations with russia that's perfectly clear we sending a message rather similar to the message that the albanian sends the extremist albanians i should say when they killed a moderate serbian politician all of which in precisely the region where they're operating in now the message is there is no room for compromise it's our way or the highway that's the message and really it's not going to russia is also say you have no place here either you can join the serbs in an exodus if you have any objections to that proposition do you agree with the serbian president's response it has been appropriate do you think. well i think. president bush is doing what he can in the circumstances which he's in clearly. are taking a very great interest in this situation and nothing the albanians do is they say themselves again i quote as a hard night do they do without the approval of the americans operating through
nato and so he is aware that there is a big elephant in the room called the us of a which is controlling every one of these movements but he pulled out think americans are aware that if they do allow the cost of albania leadership to effectively ethnically cleanse the surviving serbians from calls of all then that will be the end of any chance of an albanian controlled territory of course or ever being recognized as a legitimate states by the un as opposed to the fate maffia state it is now very much a fluid situation and we believe that police security operation is still ongoing in that region how do you expect it to progress at this stage how tense is it there. i think it's obviously very tense for those serbians who live there those old marry people who don't know whether they can join the rest of their 220000 serbian compactor it's who were kicked out of course what ethnic cleansing ethnically cleansed out of their busy own heartland in 1999 and since so obviously for them
there's a fear that the west will allow for the rest cleansing of serbians to go on as they have done so far historically over the last 20 years so yes it is very scary for those ordinary people as men women and children of serbian nationality and non albanian nationality living in this territory at the moment the views of marco gas and international affairs commentary live from london thank you. right moving on this news hour donald trump is encouraging japan to increase its military capability in the u.s. president who's in tokyo japan could help the u.s. defend against threats in the asia pacific region and beyond that is a quote america's vice president mike pence touched on those perceived threats to during a speech at the elite military academy at west point that he betrayed has got the story. you will fight on a battlefield for america some point your life if you didn't notice the words in
the background that was mr vice president talking to the graduates of a top class u.s. military academy and that wasn't it how do you like this degree of certainty it is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for america some point your life. you will lead soldiers in combat. you will have so what is the 2nd most important official in the country trying to make clear by that the good old boots on the ground will certainly be on the way to quite a few different places after all come on no one in this world would dare to send an army against america to put up a fight there nobody will realistically send soldiers to attack the superpower of all superpowers and so men and women of west point no matter where you're deployed . you will be the vanguard of freedom here they are the future of basters of
freedom you look at their faces and frankly it doesn't seem they're in raptures over what mr pence is saying but let's hear where in the world we might expect to see a boost in freedom in the days to come some of you will join the fight against radical islamic terrorists in afghanistan. and iraq oh these are familiar places where the pro says so to say began a while ago soon it will be 20 years any more destinations some of you will join the fight in europe where an aggressive russia seeks to redraw international boundaries by force probably in this area it's a bit of an exaggeration that the graduates will find themselves on a battlefield taking part in nato as big war games there that's more like it.
well at least for now it's only been in the form of drills for now and finally the most curious part and some of you may even be called busy upon to serve. in this hemisphere it won't be rocket science for you to figure out where the boots on the ground money to be marching off to next in the western hemisphere van zyl well all where for the white house it's a classic all options are on the table plus we heard from the opposition big guy there one why don't he wouldn't mind at all it's reflex this administration that has been gunning for war in iran for a war in venezuela. seems to think that the us is allowed to do regime change in other countries and take other countries resources i think that it
reflects this idea that the united states is the only superpower in the world and it gets to wage war if it wants to and certainly continue the wars that we have been in these are wars the president trump said he was going to get us out of and we continue to be in those floors supporting other wars proxies like saudi arabia and threatening new wars. are companies also going head to head with washington's intelligence services he is demanding they declassify the origins of the molar investigation into trump russia collusion the special councils to your probe found no evidence of criminal conspiracy between the trump campaign on the russian government during the 2016 presidential election our senior correspondent broadcast the looks of how the mass media has shifted its stance on whether the us president
can question the activity all of the intelligence services or not. the thing with spies with all this secrets and power and egos is that it really seems to goo to their heads and honestly how can you blame them they are literally be yawned public scrutiny and he wouldn't tries to stick their nose in you just stamp everything that's classified and loudly denounce them as unpatriotic see it as a very very serious and outrageous move on the part of mr trump once again trampling upon the statutory authorities of the director of national intelligence and the heads of the independent intelligence agencies how dead trump what true american would ever question why they're being wiretapped and spied upon good thing america has m.s.n. be she true patriots hired mr brennan full time so he can vent his
frustrations for everyone to hear of course to do that m.s.n. b.c. had to sacrifice their principles and integrity president obama said today he still stands by his cia chief john brennan even though it turns out the cia was indeed spying on the senate and some senators are calling for brennan to be fired now just to be clear that was in 2014 when they weren't on the same side and spying on everyone you own elected leaders included was considered dubious these is 2019 and the word spying is now considered politically incorrect it offends people whose people who secretly eavesdrop and record and film everyone agents the good guys. a talking point from the president and those around him telling congress buying did occur on the trump
campaign it's a loaded word stupid. ready the implications of using that word has now gone trump's favorite new word and the trump media's favorite new word. senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein accuse brennan cia of secretly tracking the senate's investigation into one of the worst abuses in recent cia history and now factor in this huge new scandal the fact that brennan cia was spying on members of congress the cia was spying on a senate intelligence committee basically busting into their computers but i give m s n b c too much credit or others to washington post gave brennan his column where he publishes pieces with nubile noble titles i will speak out until integrity returns to the white house promises well done in washington post it takes courage to set aside what you believe in to go back on your word but
again it's been 5 years who remembers things like that right the guardian same thing. cia director john brennan lied to you on to the senate fired him. why is donald trump attacking the u.s. intelligence community surprisingly brandon isn't working for the guardian yet one by one though the pundits and the seeing wrong from right the question is are they going to demand brennan's resignation or accountability within the cia patriotic answer by the way is no holding the cia accountable would be to put a secret agents do top secret stuff and drink martinis and add things and carry out special secret missions i didn't see anything improper on lawful
and yes james clapper brennan's former boss is now a c.n.n. employee. he i'll tell you this every true american can be proud of their a brave brave people watch over you and record everything you do or say they and night whether you want it or not and if times all politics change in 5 years who will moon remember it ever happened 20 minutes past the hour coming up teachers in finland flag up concerns about muslim students fasting during ramadan i'll explain why after the break. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be
an arms race. spearing dramatic to follow only loosely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. with lawmakers manufacture consent to stick to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final go round to be the one percent. nor middle of the room 6.
let's start back with a story that's generated a lot of interest in our social media sites teachers in finland have expressed concern over muslim students fasting during the holy month of ramadan they claim it affects the students' concentration during classes. ramadan is noticeable due increasing sidey never d. school life we cannot 1st feature nor give injections of nutrients we can do is advise parents not to force children to fast fasting for young children can be successful at home not at school without food yet this year ahead of ramadan authorities in a southern finnish city called on schools not to observe the fast and some institutions have reportedly been offering water on extended breaks to muslim students but the holy month of ramadan which ends this coming monday is the most
sacred in the muslim calendar people abstain from food and drink from sunrise until sunset it's considered to be a month of purification on the 4th key pillar of islam meanwhile politicians in germany including the health minister are calling for a more compatible form of islam to be promoted to preserve european traditions and culture instead of tolerating symbols of a reactionary missal journalistic form of islam we must promote the development of a european islam which shares our values in order to preserve our free european way of life while when we discussed this earlier the crux of the rock came down to the line between faith and flexibility. the central principles of the stomach faith are non-negotiable in this same where the jewish community want to be told what they can and cannot believe and i think that's a really dangerous precedent is being crossed your of this war on islam which is about demonizing and taking away the rights of muslims to practice their faith
finished. sensibly do run the best education system in the world with their liberal nordic minds decided that they wanted to help muslim kids out a little bit and are trying to inject a little bit of liberalism and a little bit of tolerance into people who otherwise should know better there is so called liberal societies like the scandinavian countries who talk about liberalism who talk of individual freedom of speech and if you do a choice but in reality you want to restrict that for one section of society and i think that's deeply wrong if you go to tampa and you meet the finnish muslims and my kids are half inish you will see that they are very accustomed very tribal eyes come from a certain culture and tradition they're not used to having open dialogue integration liberal tolerant values which came from the islamic traditions to europe in the 1st place so muslims do need to change they need to get back to a key understanding of what islam is what islam isn't and we need to get our house in order because muslims have got problems to deal with there is a wider discussion to be had you know the muslims are very passionate about
practice you know and we've got to ensure that we educate our fellow citizens who are not muslim about the benefits but also about the challenges of fasting look i think whether it's the issue of fasting whether receive the headscarf whether it's the any other range of issues when we're talking about how islam co-exists there's a lot of debate a lot of pressure on how do muslims whether they assimilate or whether they integrate the key point here is about tolerance it's about respect and for muslims it's about returning to the prophetic way which is one of tolerance to respect multi-faith coexistence and i can raise an. the islam you see today i'm not there saying people should go to hard manichean issue but we need to learn that values of tolerance and liberalism back from the europeans who took it from us in the 1st place and the islam that people are trying to move back to are not sure that's the way it should be. a fake quote attributed to president propose gone viral on social media and some are now using it as an example of how false news can spring.
president trump in tokyo. is smarter and would make a better president than sleepy joe biden. don't shrug your shoulders don't get used to this insanity the president of united states praising a cruel dictator who violates human rights 3 nuclear attacks or process his people and kills political opponents is not freaking normal does this window trust became our president was it when he kowtow to putin and house thank you.
ian bremmer now admits that he made up a completely ludicrous quote attributing it to me this is what's going on in the age of fake news people think they can say anything and get away with it really the libel motion be changed to hold fake news media accountable. it is spreading misinformation thinking that he's proven something he's proven that he's not a reliable source of information and should not have the trust of again even as a media. ok white south african farmers say they are fearing for their and their families lives on a daily basis after a slew of attacks across the country are documentary reaping the divine justice gets 1st on testimony next.
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