you know begging for some kind of solution on american terms well you know i think that is dreaming that's a pipe dream. tensions flare up in the gulf region iran says the u.s. is resorting to sabotage the plane the city of washington and he's just around attacking the world and. also to the u.k. court hearing whether to extradite. the u.s. where the whistleblower could face up to 175 years in prison and tech giants are accused of silencing speech they don't like that after be removed a video by project veritas has detail in the way social media interest in sense is conservative.
good morning just gone 9 o'clock here in moscow you're watching r.t. international. diplomacy that's what the iranian foreign minister has called us allegations that iran was behind the apparent attack on 2 oil tank is in the gulf of oman on thursday the u.s. secretary of state said that washington's assessment was based on intelligence adding that no one else in the region had the capacity to carry out such an attack . islamic republic of iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the gulf of oman the proxy group operating in the or has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication the us immediately jumped to make allegations against iran without a shred of factual circumstantial evidence only makes it abundantly clear that the b. team is moving to a plan b. sabotage diplomacy where the 2 vessels caught fire in one of the world's key oil
routes need the strait of hormuz it is the only way in and active the gulf taran has threatened to shut the water while in response to the u.s. sending waivers on iranian oil imports while the u.s. military central command has now released a video showing what it claims is an iranian military patrol boat removing an unexploded mine from one of the tankers taran denies involvement in the attacks there and has questioned the timing of the incidents reports. so there were 2 or oil tankers that were hit. probably. for all went.
from us to get from tokyo you. don't know you got to remember to be on board don't fly with your body down on one company. they're going to be on. the boat by the will do the civil the business says when the did it will get on are not supposed to be the let's go over the facts now the 1st one belongs to john fredrickson he's a long time norwegian trading partner of iran his relationship with iran goes back to the 1980 s. one biography even refers to him as the ayatollah as lifeline so at a time when washington is using all kinds of pressure to try and stop or running an oil exports it really doesn't make sense for iran to then lash out and attack one of its oldest friends now the 2nd oil tanker to be hit is even more interesting
this is a japanese owned chemical tanker and it was hit at the same time that japan's prime minister shinzo ave was in tehran meeting with iran's supreme leader is that. iran from the ancient times of the persian empire into the present day has been the great country of the middle east and will remain so i mean the future so we're to believe that at the time that iran was making nice with japan while japan was helping them to find ways to help their oil exports keep flowing despite u.s. sanctions that iran then turns around and decides to bomb a japanese decile. in fact iran has been rather nice to the united states in the last few days a us resident who is charged with espionage was just released as a gesture of good will so why would they then choose this moment to fire tar paedos in the gulf of oman the iranian foreign minister job and zarif is describing these events as suspicious reports of the tax on japan related to tankers occurred while pm was meeting with ayatollah for extensive and friendly talks suspicious doesn't
begin to describe what likely transpired this morning while iran is struggling to keep its nuclear deal intact and keep its economy afloat by selling its most prized resources on the international market like bomb peo would have us believe they then flipped out and torpedoed their 2 key business partners now why exactly would iran do that well because they're the bad guys of course don't ask too many questions caleb mop and r.t. new york last month for oil tankers was sabotage near the same strategic strait back then the us will say point the finger at iran and sent an aircraft carrier group plus bombers to the region in may iran said it would ruin a sum of its commitments under the new deal you know that surely abandoned by the west after washington imposed sanctions this escalation spot phase of a confrontation both nations do say they do not want war but we asked 2 middle east
analysts for their views on who may have been behind the latest incident. washington with mr palm piro and mr bolton are really trying to. escalate the situation so that they have an opportunity and an excuse to attack iran and also in the current situation when these 2 tankers were supposedly torpedoed the u.s. is not providing any evidence usa ones to remove the current government in tehran mr bolton has clearly been rubbing his hands with glee over the last decade when he wasn't security advisor that he once removal of the regime in tehran mr pompeo has also many times said that he wants the government in tehran to not be there in power there are other
interested parties who could very easily been walled in this particular act which took place in the last 24 hours could be saudi arabia could be washington itself with this fleet in the gulf region when the crime is committed you have to know to whom this crime is beneficial so as all we can discuss and we can see the geopolitical situation of iran and the united states in the persian gulf we can say that the iranians are not going to torpedo is ship which will lead to the americans who are tag them and it's going to give the american an excuse to attack that. they ran their country of iran so it cannot be they were indians will it would it be the americans not because the americans despite what donald trump always say he doesn't want to go to war he doesn't want to put boots on the ground he doesn't want to to send his troops to iran to get killed the american people are not ready for that he
just want to score a political win. and get the uranium to come and discuss on the table with him saw it's only john bolton who wants to go to war but even the president recently said that he's ready to to the to discuss with the iranian and even my computer the secretary of state who is the hottest and who was go to war all the time he said recently that the united states is ready to negotiate with iran without any precondition. in other news whistleblower songe is due to appear in a u.k. court later on friday for a hearing on his possible extradition to the u.s. well ahead of that the british home secretary said he was glad a songe is in jail. we are very pleased that the police were finally able to apprehend him and now he's right behind bars because he broke you cade law i want to see justice done at all times and we've got a legitimate extradition request so i've signed it but the final decision is now with the courts the wiki leaks co-founder is currently serving
a 15 week term in the u.k. high security belmarsh prison for jumping bail in 22 and 2012 this is a video filmed from inside the facility in obtained by artie's ropy video agency the u.s. is indicted him on 17 counts of spying and one of conspiracy to hack a government computer if extradited he faces up to 175 years in prison we can he said it in chief though says that this will not get a fair trial. i don't believe that we are going to win this with legal arguments there is no chance that julian will get a fair trial here in the u.k. be or in the u.s. of course unless there's a change of reporting that people actually start speaking out we're not talking about a prosecution we're talking about a persecution in a previous arms was forcibly removed by the british police from the growing embassy in london after quito ended his 7 year asylum he sought asylum there following
sexual assault allegations against him in sweden which he has denied arguing that they were a pretext to extradite him to the less well back in 2010 he released classified documents leaked by former us army soldier chelsea manning showing alleged u.s. war crimes in iraq and the prospect of a stange getting convicted under the u.s. espionage act has prompted some american journalists to raise concern about press freedoms. this is to put it bluntly wrong unconstitutional and downright tyrannical is a pretty aggressive new move by the justice department a big deal here for a 1st amendment advocates the government is now trying to assert this brand new right to criminally prosecute people for publishing secret stuff and newspapers and magazines and investigative journalists and all sorts of different entities publish secret stuff all the time that is the bread and butter of what we do with the new indictment of a songe the government is advancing a legal argument that places such an important work in jeopardy the administration
has gone from denigrating journalists as enemies of the people to now criminalizing common practices in journalism i think that any extradition counsel whether. it's for the for the crown or for the syrians he is going to understand as in many other extradition proceedings particularly one that's open but high profile like mr sawyer that politics this point come into play i think it's shiny i don't think that it should come into play in any explanation proceeding i think that an extradition hearing should be based solely and that this in the resulting decision either for or against extradition should be based solely on the law but i also believe that that's a naive approach and i do think that politics will factory post $911.00. the u.s. and u.k. . entered into an extradition treaty that provides
for a lower. standard of proof that the u.s. passed of may to have someone extradited so it's much easier for the u.s. to have one extradited from the u.k. to the u.s. than the other way around and i'm not familiar with any other extradition treaty that the u.s. house where that floor standard where the. between the 2. states yes presently the u.s. treaty. now you tube has removed a video by project very task which uncovers the way social media at pinterest allegedly senses conservative views twitter or say chimed in to temporarily banning the group for sharing internal communications from pinterest and that's all prompted accusations that tech giants are silencing speech they don't like the
strong quarter reports censorship that's how you tube responded to a recent report by project veritas exposing well censorship in social media. tech giants retaliate against the side who leaked docs showing censorship of christine and pro-life material they have removed our investigative inside reports you tube now 14 bullet proof journalism by deleting it the investigation features an inside source from the social media platform pinterest concealing his identity during the interview whistleblower eric cochrane exposes the ways his employer censors conservative voices on the platform words like bible verses and christian are put on a so-called sensitive terms list basically words that might offend people are excluded from search suggestions a list of what the company considers conspiracy theories was formed also to control the spread of certain information and a pro-life website was even labeled as pornography to prevent usage of its link on
the platform or her school groups. through talking about who were of course and somebody's going to notice. or. are the ones who support our. troops from war groups so what did this whistleblower get in return for shedding some light on social media censorship the boot from his job and the backlash didn't stop there twitter also suspended project veritas after the organization leaked pinterest employee chats publishing conversations without permission violated the terms of service they said but the published talks revealed employees calling ben shapiro a white supremacist the pinterest insider also saw how quote white supremacist unquote content like ben shapiro's commentary for instance goes from identified to censored and somehow his name found its way to pinterest sensitive terms list
alongside cocaine and some not so very tasty sandwiches see the connection and to be honest this isn't the 1st time praja. veritas has so controversially done what journalists are supposed to do. one strategy is shattered. the other shadows. than someone to. show she what she shared. the sable those go to leave and i mean i say trouble that i says i mean that is the you know the you it's it was. you know it was.
i think a lot of a lot. of what about. you know what they say when the going gets tough the tough get going well they didn't want people to know what what they found out i mean what they found out was actually very bad they found out that that there was a systematic suppression of conservative voices on on these basically on these platforms that are open and in fact under the law these are supposed to be communication systems which are protected speech that people have that's just like a telephone they don't censor your telephone calls and why should they be able to censor you when you go on twitter or on instagram this is the kind of thing that's happening now and people just need know one thing they cannot trust these platforms for anything now last half a 1000000 people have signed a petition calling on the b.b.c. kate through all its plan to scrap free t.v.
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respecting and honoring our elders looking out for them is one thing but money is money if a 75 year old can watch t.v. they sure as heck can pay for it says the b.b.c. currently all households with people over $75.00 are entitled to a free t.v. license that government funded scheme which is expected to cost $745000000.00 pounds by 2021 slash $22.00 comes to an end in 2023 tele's over the grandpas and grandmas time to cough up insured millions of pensioners many of them the same will then living on very modest incomes are going to have to sponsor the b.b. she because the corporation doesn't feel like shutting some of its hugely expensive projects the b.b.c. did the math right what they got wrong was the public reaction outrage
i'm this close to canceling my t.v. license this close i want my license fee refunded. i'm so glad i stopped paying for a t.v. license 2 years ago petitions popping up left and right anger frustration a feeling of injustice why a voce who worked serve the nation for decades being put in the same level as everyone outs where are your manners even government ministers party leaders are upset pensioners have spent their lives contributing to our society providing over 70 five's with free t.v. licenses is not too much to ask here is the kicker the b.b.c. plans to make an additional $500000000.00 pounds by making the seniors pay for comparison that's roughly the cost of $5.00 f. $35.00 fighter jets which the u.k.
is buying $140.00 of talk about priorities some are angry about the t.v. license cost say the b.b.c. of today the quality of their programmes don't justify the billions that go into it with the latest public hits show hosted by a cartoon vladimir putin who has what appears to be a middle eastern accent. of the night. you see now why the b.b.c. needs more money the poor fellows can't even afford a russian voice actor public patience is wearing thin for those that are getting tired of the scandals of the scandal coming out of the b.b.c. be it ridiculous salaries for the top guys or lack of objectivity so many british people are asking openly why are they still paying to own t.v.'s in the age
of the internet almost certainly this idea of a t.v. being a separate box that different to your computer will completely. disappear. from many many households and then the question do you have a t.v. will become a weird question to ask by the way the b.b.c. is still 250000000 pounds short of keeping all of its stuff on there so if you have any ideas of who else to squeeze for a few more quid immigrants ginger's centenarians don't hesitate get in touch i'll appreciate it. as the of then our white south african farmer was murdered recently amid rising tensions over land ownership in the country r.t. spoke with the victim's neighbor who was himself attacked the day after the killing or night says white farmers are living in fear. we were shocked when we transmit
been killed our 1st thoughts were that the same people that came from because their property is only about 2 kilometers over the hill from us so it would be quite easy for somebody to get across the down here and there were a lot more scared than we were. even through you 2 years ago up until in the last year ready we had no burger proofing and. we didn't think it was necessary. but no we think that the definitely in this is. one post apartheid south africa whites to make up 8 percent of the population but they still dominate the economy and own more than 70 percent of the country's most productive land in 2017 the african national congress indorse the expropriation of land without compensation although the policy has still to become law well that prospect has heightened tensions bringing the national debate over the ownership of land to the for the
number of farm attacks has increased significantly over the last 4 years and the government denies white people are being deliberately targeted in says far murder is a part of south africa's crime problem. i saw. a person in the outside the window in the kitchen. and it. all happened so fast he was standing on the ground. said they're coming get in the bedroom so when this guy was smashing the boats with 3 crowborough i grabbed hold of it to to try and get a problem because i thought that i could stop him. from smashing his were in but he was so strong he just ripped out of my hand and i got hold of the 2nd one
and he ripped it out of my hands again and then you were through that window and as he came in he just slammed me across the room according to police one of the suspects in the recent winemakers murder was previously employed by him this triggered calls for better policing of agricultural farm lands in the master op is a spokes person for black lung 1st and says that south african society still lacks equality. south africa is a divided society the most unequal society world we continue but people in general in this country are subjected to lend this and this and in this particular case and white people in particular the white minority continues to lord it over the land that they still since $62.00 p. to 80 percent of the learned people that people are but to kill and continue to live without pain and without hopes in an indian dignified way the white community strive to be sent to the international community. like the. white genocide against
because it's completely false white people when they die in day. 8 of communities or and their followers that the stolen land that there was this white people in the white community at large tries to make it like it's some special expedience that they have been told that if anything we must realize that black people are subjected to in you ain't got ships they don't need to get those living in a christmas a we really made lenders that majority we were so into that get us and kill each other as it is out of this and white people must immediately turn the net and it could have stolen so as to ensure that we as black people can look with dignity and not be 0 placed in the ways that we have been all being replaced. you're watching out a thanks for your company this morning we're back again in just a half an hour don't forget by plenty of stories team at our website you can find that at arsenal.
to get up off the. service. heard them freeze on the sounds of kind of fighting in the grown man in the christening essentially. john. pushed it away from the officer. out of his group. the obvious or did they kind of lunge for the weapon ones missed and then when it happened on tree swung as observations didn't hit him i never saw any contact with . any kind of went back to where they were so the officers back here there try again 15 feet apart at this point and that's when the officer pulled out his gun
and he did it on 3. seemed wrong. but. just all. get to shape out. because after. engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. she's to look for common ground. impeachment action or inaction and a trump biden tit for tat on this edition of politics. welcome to politicking i'm matthew cook in for larry king coming up later in the program democratic divisions between the progressive and establishment wings is the
party going to stick together or split apart in 2020 that's later but 1st even though 24 declared candidates are chasing the democratic nomination for the white house this week former vice president joe biden stole the headlines by going directly at donald trump during a campaign speech in iowa and president trump fired back with a string of insults for biden from the white house lawn is this tactic in a pay off for the biden campaign or will mr trump's harsh talk and unfounded questions about biden's health blunt the former veep's front runner status let's begin there with our lead off panel line he joins us from mountain view california research fellow at the hoover institution he served in the george w. bush administration and was an adviser to mark rubio's and mitt romney's presidential campaigns and in los angeles john i do roll award winning host of the young turks in the damage report on the young turks network welcome to the program guys thank you thank you so let's talk about joe biden he's been the target of trump's barbs he's countered declaring that the president is an existential threat
to the united states what's your reaction lonnie. well let's just get to the raw politics of it when you're in a democratic primary that's got 24 candidates anything that gives candidates the opportunity to stand out i think is a positive one remember these candidates are fighting over a relatively narrow sliver of turf whether ideologically or from a policy perspective so i think for vice president biden being attacked by the president directly allows him to continue to make the claim that he is the one candidate who the president is most concerned about who's on the top of the president's mind who is in a position to contest the president directly in a general election i think that all of this attention being paid to the vice president can only be a good thing for him at this stage of the primary john. i'm not necessarily convinced that that's why trump is attacking him it's a perfectly plausible hypothesis at this point but donald trump is an image or child and i think that biden currently leading in the primary is reason enough for .