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that the. u.s. sends an additional $1000.00 troops to the middle east as tensions with iran continue to rise it comes after washington in. recent. days in the gulf of oman. by the controversial psychologist. night's debate he says any content unless u.s. . and canadian. public sector aren't allowed to wear religious symbols at work anymore but rights activists say violates religious and personal freedom.
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it's midnight here in moscow and you're watching international live from our studio with me. welcome to the program the united states has ordered an additional $1000.00 troops to the middle east as relations continue to worsen with iran secretary of state says the deployment is being made for defensive purposes and doesn't mean his commander in chief wants war. we are there to deter aggression present does not want war and we will continue to communicate that message wall to doing the things that are necessary to protect american interests in the region the responsibility for diplomacy achieving this reaching out comes the president trying to set forth falls on all of us but the state department is the 1st or the water on that but we can't do that without making sure that we have the capability to respond if iran makes a bad decision and. the deployment.
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the step itself isn't entirely significant but there have been so many steps leading up to this less than a month ago a $1500.00 more troops was sent to the middle east they had strategic bombers stationed in the middle east additional strategic bombers they had ph it and t. ed defense system station the middle east carrier battle group last time they justified it by saying that there was an imminent credible threat from groups that would go in to attack u.s. personnel in the middle east we of course never saw any evidence classified this time they've offered videos and photographs apparently showing that the united states is correct and that iran was behind recent attacks and will tankers in the gulf of oman iran of course denies all of this and says that we've seen these reports before the united states blaming other countries things that are very questionable they're saying that the united states is trying to sink diplomacy and
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at the end of the day they say if they wanted to shut down the persian gulf and all the oil flowing through it they just do it regarding the new incidents in the persian gulf republic of iran decides to block exports of war through the strait of hormuz it is militarily strong enough to do go out and publicly give us a sense of the international reaction to this house of playing out what what are people saying when it comes down or are they siding with just one side or is it more nuanced than that well iran's traditional rivals enemies if you want saudi arabia and israel. of course backed the united states over these flames over these allegations they're willing to stand by the united states in case of an escalation but almost every doubts russia china the european union have taken this. with a deuce of skepticism. sober assessments and wait for some evident. to be presented
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with it is because ridiculous decided secrets in this already in the last days were called for the massive restraint the world cannot afford another surprise especially in an area like that. we call it all parties to remain rational and restrained not to take any action yes collation of tension in the region and not to open a pandora's box there might be the odd trump supporter voted for him and 2016 on the back of him saying you know our adventures in the middle east were going to come to a close it's costing too much money too many lives but yet the trouble are seemingly doing the same thing president came to power by criticizing his predecessors by saying that enough is enough we should pull out of the middle east out of afghanistan that we're sinking manpower resources human lives into conflicts we don't need to be in i happen to think it was the worst decision made in the history of our country going into the middle it's like quicksand it was
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a terrible decision terrible nevertheless all the evidence that donald trump is being shown with regards to. iran for example all of it classified maybe nuff to sway him but it isn't enough to sway other countries including more to do in syria want to bring our troops back home to place one crazy they want to keep them you have people here in why she wanted they never want to leave some day people will explain what this is. and they call it the military. so. remains to be seen where the situation goes from here but so far it's just been an escalation of the escalation. can stand who's a member of the hamilton coalition to stop the war which organizes opposition to conflicts across the world thanks for coming on to the program now might pompei or says trying doesn't want war with iran and the latest middle east deployment is
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defensive. how do you see the move. nothing about the u.s. actions or statements concerning iran is defensive or deterrent in nature on the contrary they're all very belligerent the u.s. has never forgiven iran for overthrowing the shah it's puppet shah 40 years ago and it fully and intends to achieve regime change in iran and to put back another shop on the throne in tehran and that's because. iran is not a compliant state from the point of view of the us it has an independent foreign policy an independent economic policy and it is preventing the us from having total and complete military political economic control hedger monye over the middle east and that's what the united states doesn't like so your question of about the
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distance speed tween the between washington and tehran on the map i have to say from the point of view of the rulers of the us empire such as trump and pompei oh they don't look at us as a distance on a map they look at the map as their own map as their their own playground and they don't intend to broke any disobedient regimes and that's what this these belligerent statements and actions in the gulf are all about having if we look at this latest action how often are all personnel deployments to the other side of the world used for defensive purposes. well if you believe the united states leaders going back. to the end of the 2nd world war all of these 800 military bases i can't remember how many carrier fleet how many planes how many thousands of nuclear missiles are all defensive in nature that's what they claim
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but the actuality is that these all these weapons of war are not only good for business or the military industrial complex but they are ways in which the u.s. can enforce its will or try to enforce its will on the entire world and to try and maintain dominance over the entire world that's what it's all about yeah if we look at other reactions german chancellor merkel has been speaking about the escalation when asked if she. has faith in washington's evidence pointing to iran's involvement in the time quite tight she said there is strong evidence while her own foreign minister didn't quite say the same as he sounded slightly less confident before we look at less of a quick listen to what was said. of course would take america's explanation very seriously and there is strong evidence we haven't as of yet come to
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a final conclusion on iran's role we gathering additional information when you have such a big decision to make a great deal of care is needed so different statements they're coming out to how do you think this shows how burdens thinking about this it looks like they're currently split over the evidence and the response to iran. well the german rulers the political leaders may be split but my guess is if the german public is anything like the public here in canada or in the u.s. public opinion polls have shown that the people in the in the north america are fed up are tired of this permanent war that's been going on since $911.00 and they don't want any further wars in fact they would like an end to all these wars and in fact in the united states i believe that was the demographic that elected mr trump because he said he was going to end these wars and stop regime change
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operations so my feeling is that. this my feeling is that this would be a good time for people all around the world to be the landing on social media phoning writing their leaders and saying no you need to deescalate this crisis because it could escalate into every big regional war or god forbid a world war. can stand member of the hamilton coalition to stop the war thank you can for coming into the program and sharing your thoughts with us. there are concerns about america's military activities on the climate front to a new report by anything u.s. investors claim that the pentagon is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions it's output in some cases the policy stance of home countries breaking down the findings has done a quarter. forget single use straws and plastic bags there's
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a much bigger problem wreaking havoc on mother nature its war the pentagon's wars to be exact i 59000000 metric tons of greenhouse gases that's how much the u.s. defense department spewed into the atmosphere in 2017 alone brown university says the d.o.d. is both the largest oil consumer and institutional polluter in the world there are entire countries that don't emit as many fumes portugal finland and sweden to name a few how is that possible well the u.s. military does have a presence in over $150.00 countries it's $560000.00 buildings worldwide make up 40 percent of its greenhouse emissions the rest is from military operations which in
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2016 used up 86000000 barrels of fuel that's in afghanistan pakistan syria you get the picture and it's not like americans are electing people who understand wars environmental impact the department of defense must do more than simply acknowledge take piecemeal action to address climate change while it's increasingly threatens in homs oh militaries infrastructure and operations even the pentagon itself says it's worried about climate change the facts of the changing climate are a national security issue with potential impacts to department of defense missions operational plans and installations the top brass might say they're concerned but their words certainly are not matching their actions in fact the u.s. military budget may see its 5th consecutive year of growth in 2020 despite spending more than the next strongest militaries combined the d.o.d. is not cutting back it's actually preparing for more military ventures and
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considering u.s. iranian tensions are escalating in the persian gulf there are few signs of any turning back. the last 4. or major national security threats both have all of the identified. as being one of those huge threats and yet it soon activities are leading to exacerbate that there is this serious threat to global security i didn't follow the pentagon which is climate change and yet rather than doing anything serious to tackle the problem literally expenditures do seem to be oriented towards creating global insecurity both in climate change and in many other ways. that divisive canadian professor and author jordan peterson has unearthed is launching a new platform called think spot and it's got one key principle selfish ip he says
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the site will only remove content if order to do so by the authority of despite not yet being fully up and running it's already causing a stir his pipe like a. if they won't let you in the club just to set up your own that's the philosophy behind a brand new anti censorship social media platform that's hitting the web this summer i think spot will be an intellectual playground for censorship free discourse that's according to its founder controversial academic and bestselling author jordan peterson the canadian professor is a divisive figure hated by the left and dariya fide by the right earlier this year he was snubbed by the most intellectual of british institutions cambridge university he was supposed to have a visiting fellow ship this sort but that offer was rescinded after a backlash from star students this was jordan peterson's response to the decision
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at the time what do you think it says about free speech in britain that cambridge university made an announcement this week saying they were going to invite you to speak i don't think it says more about the nature of the universities in general than about free speech in general i mean i don't see all the my disinvited taishan has compromised more in free speech ability because i have so many platforms on which i can discuss my ideas according to peterson's latest video think sport will be a subscription service where controversial creators will be able to monetize their free speech once you're on our platform we will take you down and list were ordered to by a us court of law that's the idea so we're trying to make an anti censorship platform one of the bt testers of the site will be anti feminist you tube or call
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benjamin his you tube channel sagal and of a cat was recently downgraded after he made offensive comments about raping a brit. politician he was also banned from crowdfunding site patriot last year olds right poster boy milo yet not police suffered the same fate for jordan peterson and his community patriarch actions to block these prominent commentators was the final straw doesn't look like moving to an alternative provider an alternative commercial provider that's out of or bailiwick out of our control is going to be viable critics argue that an anti censorship platform could in practice turn into a safe place for extremists and the person who most publicly to test the platform is somebody who's not only joked about raping somebody but then doubled down on it saying well if i was junk enough maybe i would you know this man is very dangerous
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because i mean he's interested much overlap with mine and i mean huge student of you and many others that you and pizza is interested in but because he has that learning and speak something and this is amazing but very to support the creation of peterson's think sport say that western society need somewhere to exchange ideas without fear of reprisals and clampdowns the major point that we have to defend and cultivate prioritize what i think gauging in the robust discussion in public life is that no situation anywhere as an adult is free of risk in that we enter into these things to try and get something out of it it's hard to argue with the numbers alternative thinkers like jordan peterson and the rest of his self-styled intellectual dark web have attracted millions of subscribers that suggests that audience is all gagging for their free speech arrows not to be gagged
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. the canadian province of quebec has passed a controversial new law banning public servant. in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols at work nor makers say the legislation aims to ensure the separation of state and religion and allow for the provision of secular public services the change of government employees including judges teachers and police officers and appliances symbols such as his jobs turbans skull caps and crosses inspectors will also be tasked with ensuring they're not being one or the legislation reportedly enjoys broad support in the province critics have blasted it as a violation of their basic rights the prime minister has once again suggested the quebec values are incompatible with fundamental rights the 16th of june 29th teen is a very sad deet that has just entered the history books of quebec a date that will forever mark a vision of quebec that divides rather than brings together that excludes rather
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than includes that stigmatizes rather than reconciles. will there be police officers going off to people to check if they have religious signs we don't know it's not clear we didn't even have time to analyze this modification clearly they did it in a very undemocratic way. the views of our guest panel on the possible implications of quebec's law change. i got to say i mean sikhs should be able to wear their turbans and carry their daggers and the idea of banning in yemen is absurd but even in any environment whatsoever including policing but i kind of agree with them on the burka i mean if you can't see the person that you're speaking to it that's just not compatible with western culture we had a case in new york city where there was a fellow who was working on subway he was a sikh and he wanted to wear his turban under osha and safety rules he said you have to wear a hard hat he thought they were being unfair in that particular case you could make
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a point but if somebody says you cannot wear a yarmulke koofi because it might be antagonistic that i think we don't look and see where there is fish possible to allow people to enjoy the free exercise of their religion and to be serving the public at the same time to make sure that this is not some attempt just to thord a religion using so that of a pretextual reason there are 2 sides to this debate on their antonia's as you clearly see what are your thoughts on this in my experience especially new you like windsor where you have a significant amount of people who exhibit exterior signs of religious beliefs i found that discover to my surprise that sometimes even at symbols of religiosity where the are that you or and or we are pressing care naturally reflect religious beliefs more and took the statement this came
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up in many conversations i had with my students and i. or. if this mind to run the risk of opening up some sort of box what comes to the religious symbol and tony has come up with quite a few interesting points there and having been to windsor myself you see full diversity in when the dernier antonio and healthier seem to rub along quite nicely there and there doesn't seem to probably average how can this little. be passed in a country that has braced immigrants. i think we have to differentiate between quebec and canada i lived there for 10 years and it's not canadian in fact in quebec they they call canada kak canada because there's so much animosity they had a referendum where they almost voted to separate and and then come back they talk about poulain pure wall and it's not an open province you can to emigrate if
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you don't speak french your children have to go to french schools and if you have a sign that says joe's shoes bigger than show he'll do joe they have actual language police they come by with polaroid cameras and you get a fine now they've managed to maintain a culture where their accent is 100 years old and they're nothing like the rest the country they're nothing like france french people can't understand them so they've managed to maintain this bubble eventually you're going to come across as a fascist you can't have it both ways so yeah i think you just drop it at the facial veils i have to be able to see your face but you're right if you if you start banning sikhs turbans then you ban the cross around the neck then you start banning that little fish bumper sticker that christians have it's a slippery slope what if it said 9 a catholic nun mother teresa that that veil look we could talk some man takes all day long you know now and i know what this is all about come back is
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a little bit of an island it's a little bit different to a certain cases and i do believe there is a mixture of. this. attempt at preserving the uniqueness of back problems with. very candidly called. sure we all know about and it's probably about controlling or trying to how can i say dress a sort of immigration situation i doubt this will. a spate of suicides in the ranks of the n.y.p.d. has been described as a mental health crisis and by new york's police chief. depression is real and people need to understand that this is the i don't care i don't feel i don't feel
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myself i feel down i'll bring myself out of it sometimes it's a downward spiral that unless there is intervention from the outside it's not going to stop and something bad is going to happen you need to talk to someone and the latest case of a respected 29 year old detective committed suicide outside his precinct after 6 years on the job 3 officers have now killed themselves in the space of a fortnight in new york the city's police have urged those suffering from mental health issues to seek help from friends and colleagues stressing it's not a sign of weakness. one nonprofit organization which collects data on police with science says the number of offices who have killed themselves nationwide is higher than those who die in the line of duty it also says the wearing trend has been on the rise since 2016 we spoke to a former us police officer about the intense demands of the. police officers are the single most treasured tested men and women on the planet everything they're doing is criticized by the public their personal problems are being criticized by
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their off families and then their behavior on both calls which is a mixture of both personal and private or private and professional actions are being criticized by the command staff the public doesn't understand the pressure that the street cops have that for the 1st responders do and that goes all the way it's up to the detectives but for the most part it is it's a basic concept that these men and women are in a daily pressure cooker from every single angle of their lives and they have no they have no escape from that. poland packing for the arrival of woman files and additional u.s. troops who are expected to be leader cantor from general enemy that's concerned washington's partners and rivals aligned maria for explaining. and meeting across the pond suddenly became news for germany when the american president pledged to send his polish counterpart more u.s. troops from their neighborhood we have 52000 troops in germany. and
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germany is not living up to what they're supposed to be doing with respect to nato and poland is after you graduate you thank you very much strategically 1000 soldiers less than germany and a 1000 more in poland makes new big difference so what was the matey i think there are several aims to what trump is doing one of them i think has to do with putting pressure on germany so he wants to play the polish card against the. germans tramp is trying to put more pressure on germany that germany is paying more for the military budget reckon 2014 all nato member states promised to meet the guideline of spending 2 percent of their g.d.p. on defense within a decade half way to that deadline it's clear berlin will likely fail and that's driving washington nuts it's not yet clear when or how the american troops stationed here in germany will relocate to poland but trumps mere hint about them
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crossing the border was enough to put berlin on high alert and that was the purpose and it worked we heard from part is usually on opposing sides of the political spectrum for germany's own sake we need to finally in a significant and permanent way that reflects our global commitments increase defense spending. making sure the military is ready for the future is a question of solidarity with our e.u. and nato partners it's hard to say where they don't go further than words the recent poll suggests that the german public is deeply divided over a defense spending increase but it seems donald trump sprats backed by steps like they want to really kate u.s. troops from here to poland leave little choice some welcome this pressure after older lean made these commitments before trump became president this has nothing to do with the american presidents but with our responsibilities to our soldiers and
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to europe and credible burden sharing but others disagree they see or germany will see its biggest military budgets rise since the cold war by more than 5000000000 euros that's according to uncle merkel but even that falls short of what nato and trump want somehow he's change that for make america great again to make nato great again they were going to make the europeans pay more for their defense what they never did what they never point out of course is defense against whom they say nato is not directed against russia although everybody knows that nato is directed against russia even though i don't think anybody on astutely believes there is a russian territorial threat to any of these countries every new member states is a part of the whole war machine huge need to represents and you have to overcome these war machine because these war machine all these dinos out is other of history
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what we need is to reduce the troops at the border to russia to bring the troops home the old slogan of the peace movement is actually an adult but defense spending is not the only bone of contention between washington and berlin and just one of many aspects that separate poland from germany. result a clause and contracts for one tariffs and sanctions for the other and soldiers shifted from germany to poland is the most recent of these punitive measures but unlike you the last of the news for now i'll be back with more global updates
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around 30 minutes time but do stay with us for the kaiser report. is trump winning can he be reelected based on his record there are many other questions as trump seeks to remain in the white house will the democrats run against trump as opposed to challenging his record in office how the democrats
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