i. u.s. congressman tabler built a blog president trump from launching a strike on iran while the us president threatens to round up with obliteration in case it attacks american interests. german m.p.'s fear 260 islamic state fighters could return to the country and recognized as the government has lost track of their whereabouts. and search giant google is slammed by u.s. lawmakers for adopting artificial intelligence and so-called persuasive techniques to influence what news to see on the platform.
it's 9 o'clock here in moscow and you're watching r t international live from our studio with me in india a tutor welcome to the program as a verbal battle between iran and the u.s. leadership rages to congressman republican and democrat have tabled an amendment to block any military strike against iran without the approval of congress. this amendment affirms what president knows and believes unfocussed unconstitutional and ending wars in the middle east make america we can not stronger congress mr zoellick to ensure that any military action is carried out constitutionally and last week we watched president show come within minutes of striking iran and evolving the united states in yet another trillion dollar war in the middle east present trump complained ending costly wars overseas but given the advisors he chose and his recent risky actions he's not living up to that promise now we have
members of congress coming forward one democrat and one republican putting forward an amendment to the national defense authorization act that would not allow for any funding of a u.s. military attack on iran without the approval of congress the bill would prevent the president of united states from taking action against iran unless there was statutory or congressional authorization for him to do so this bill has some pretty widespread support now us president trump was recently interviewed by the hill and in that interview he stated that he did not believe he needed congressional approval in order to take measures and strike against iran this is what trump said in the interview do you believe right now that you have the authority to strike iran without congress i do i do believe that i like the idea of keeping congress abreast but i wouldn't have to do that this has been a longstanding disagreement if you look at recent u.s. history many military actions by the united states in places such as vietnam or libya have been taken without congressional approval been carried out simply on
orders of the president now it's interesting to note that there has been voices criticizing trump for the potential of a new war against iran one voice was that of mowbray looksee is a republican member of congress from alabama and he said that in washington d.c. there seem to be some forces that are pushing for new wars without thinking about the consequences for the military military families and others who are affected by the decisions this is mo brooks. there are a variety of political influences an abortion do you see that love it when we flex american military muscle. they don't seem to care one whit about our men and women in uniform who are risking their lives and sometimes giving their lives well it is interesting to note that recently the united states did come apparently 10 minutes away from a strike against iran apparently there were 3 locations in iran that were to be hit
by a u.s. military strike however trump called off the strike 10 minutes prior to it taking place now that was in response to iran shooting down a u.s. drone now this drone that iran shot down iran says it was in their territorial waters they were defending the territorial integrity of their country however the united states maintains this drone was in international waters and that it was an unprovoked attack all eyes are now on washington d.c. as many voices around the world are deeply concerned about the danger of conflict between the united states and iran. call comes on the same day donald trump posted perhaps his most threatening tweet to answer on yet threatening obliteration of tehran attacks anything american and with tension rising washington seems to frantically pick says it can restore democracy in iran the choice though may seem quite contradictory as senior correspondent would cast if explains. sometimes i get the impression that trump knows what the iranian people want better than the
uranium people he his government congress talk so much about how the iranian people want the said that this is good for them and matts bad for them it's almost like they knew each other obviously the people of iran are great people you know i know many of them i live in new york have been there very much less to have for years but i know many arabians living in new york and they're fantastic people personally i have my doubts about the uranium trump knows being representative of the entire nation but whatever there is one group of the rains that the white house and friends knew very well could even say that pounds were jad dean hutton or the people's mage idea of iran will make for sure they've been busy bees lately last friday they got together in washington protest the asli calling for regime
change and the removal of iran's supreme leader. we've always been saying no war no appeasement but change by the iranians and they've shown that in uprisings that it's what the cross iran where they chant just like you hear in the background we want regime change in iran and that's that never mind what moves the rain ians the ones actually in iran think on the matter but i digress american politicians love these guys mek they were almost called all of them you stand for free or iran where you stand for democracy you stand for human rights keep up your fight. those who love and cherish freedom in our country and throughout the world stand with you stand. you're on the
right side of history right and in fact united states has big plans for these mujahedeen great expectations they have destined to rule the declared policy of the united states of america should be the overthrow of the malas regime in tehran and that's why the 429 t. we here is celebrating in tehran thank you for. now that introductions are over let me tell you about them a just hygiene of iran it hasn't been 10 years since they were removed from america's terror lists still in plenty of others make killed anyone who didn't like shootings assassinations bombings targeting police iranian officials civilians just for supporting the government americans both in iran and in america and yet
since they renounced violence they would taken off these blacklists the department does not overlook or forget the mujahideen how exposed to acts of terrorism including its involvement in beginning of u.s. citizens in iran in the ninety's seventy's and an attack on the us soil in 1902 the department also has serious concerns about the mujahedeen hynix as an organization particularly with regard to the geishas of abuse committed against its own members oh yeah they don't just target others they target each other to the best traditions of every crazy cult human rights watch says abuses carried out against dissident members range from beatings and imprisonment to torture and threats of execution according to a charge w one guy tried to the mujahideen would you believe it for the. humus crime he was kept in solitary confinement for 8 years scientologists you've got
nothing on these guys aside from maybe influence according to recently released documents makers who organize dozens of meetings with us politicians interviews features articles with big media begs the question of course where do they get the money it rain ians on to meeting make has almost no support in iran the answer is well they do the odd job according to this alleged conversation between mack members released by iran. i did our best to blame your a new regime for the oil tanker blasts the saudis have called mary image of his office to follow up on the results to get a conclusion of what has been done and the possible consequences look at it this way whoever's financing them isn't doing it because they're nice they aren't you know the saying the enemy of my enemy is my friend even if he's a murderous crazy cultist apparently unfortunately united states to be very fond of
using terror threats i mean they meet to using terrorist this is a very very dangerous group not because it has any hope of ever being in the run and ruling but do it very dangerous because they are a cult. they do not understand at 1st in human rights and there are terrorists there is no way to replace any government in iran and that i can. bet on it it's not going to happen i don't think america plans it but then america would like to tell them. so that they would continue their activities not because they have been able to we know with the iranians to their side. german government has lost track of around 160 islamic state sympathizers who left the country to fight for the terror group as many as a 1000 left germany facing fierce they could return and recognize our europe
correspondent peter oliver as the details. the best estimate suggests at least a 1000 people left germany to go and joy and isis and following a question from a member of the bundestag to the interior ministry it's been revealed that in 160 cases those identified as extremists have disappeared without a trace occasionally such individuals could have succeeded in escaping and all disappearing in an attempt to alleviate fears of isis terrorists living among german society the federal government has said that they are convinced that it would be extremely unlikely that anyone who had traveled to join isis would be able to come back to germany and live or noticed however the m.p. that 1st raised concerns says she's not convinced considering the jurist a fragmented protection of the easy external borders it is particularly worrying that the federal government has
a patent taken no further measures to prevent the uncontrolled reentry of isis militants 2 thirds of those who have left the country have german citizenship this presents another issue what to do with those who want to return to germany well in the case of isis supporter of he's currently being held in a kurdish jail his lawyers are suing the german government they say has a responsibility to bring him home from our point of view the federal government is constitutionally obliged to bring fabien back to germany it has not fulfilled this obligation for political reasons the lawyers maintain that there is a german constitutional obligation for the government to protect the fundamental rights of their citizens even when they are held in foreign nations and his younger brother whose location is unknown traveled from the central german city of castle to syria to join isis in 2014 their father says he was assured that would be released if berlijn requested it however he believes the germans turning
a blind eye to the. you ation the german government would prefer it if my children on the other islamist would just disappear forever here's the thing it isn't that easy for the german government to intervene even if they wanted to and there is no indication that they really do germany currently has no diplomatic relations with syria and the federal government doesn't recognize the kurdish y p g group who is holding a heart in the case of the at least 160 people who travelled from germany to join isis and remain unaccounted for or berlin doesn't know whether they are alive or dead whether they remain in the middle east or whether they've come back here and if they've come back here whether they pose any potential threat to society the german government and the security of the secret service intelligence services seem to know exactly how many people left germany to go to syria and to iraq and to
fight with one of those armed groups and suddenly they say now we lost track of them germany seems to have been sleeping officially they didn't say a lot about this and certainly they have no real policy about us this is why nothing is happening now and that discussion is being put forward through the media or through the facts on the ground they will be forced to do one thing or the other eventually and our society is not really aware and cannot really imagine what these people are might be up to we need a public discussion about this without stigmatizing without being a racist or islam or for big but the german society and the politicians have to be more realistic about the threats. google is parent company alphabet under fire from lawmakers in the u.s. congressmen have criticized the use of what they say are persuasive techniques and the use of artificial intelligence to select content to use
a google doesn't use persuasive technology that is cracked dark patterns in persuasive technology is not core to how we design our products that google which are built around transparency are you talking about you tube or the whole family of companies the whole family of companies including you tube you don't want to clarify that a little further. we build our products with privacy security and control for the users that is what we build for and ultimately this builds a life long relationship with the user which is primary that's going to what any of that. the accusations come in day after a subsidiary and a video report into google it was posted by investigative group project veritas and out with the search engine alters its algorithms the video includes an interview with a whistleblower under secretly filmed conversation with a company executive. you're just.
somebody. that looks a word estate is so great with. the like let her see it very like the later make these. people were so. it's hard to take this. consecutive film by project farah task claims that it was not since she says she has no connection to the projects discussed although admits she did use him precise language we spoke to binoy mark a senior lecturer at the melbourne university of technology who believes i'll go with them so i've made google more influential than whole states. google has and this is the great paradox of it it's a system as a company it's boasts its transparency to information but of course the reality is we do not know. the nature of its algorithms function in an open sense it's not
entirely transparent with us because of course on a certain level of google's influences grayson many ways than the states governments themselves and that's rather dangerous if you believe in the notions other and accountable of accountable public institutions and so forth but that is the nature of information management it tends to produce interests of a specific type and that's what google tends to through its algorithm system employ . and they happened that engineering you know that the only ones to recruit women on at the academics and we have opinions clash on this often if. you know world big partisan movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up
to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting 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. make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the famous merry go round be the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick.
and i can program a dutch engineering university is going to offer its academic positions exclusively to women men will only be offered a job if no suitable female candidates are found the irene curie fellowship program will give a female employee a starting package of 100000 euro to spend on their own research and is expected to recruit more than 100 women in the coming years universities rector believes it suffers from a gender bias. we attach great importance to equal respect and opportunities for women and men we are aware that we are suffering from an implicit gender bias we are now using the fact that plans to expand our academic stuff considerably in the coming years can be used as a means to make a big step forward in one fell swoop we discussed the move with our guest political
activist kate some earth way and media commentator genially. inequality it's a self reciprocating process inequality inequality breeds inequality because if young women don't see women in positions of power doing the jobs that they might want to do it slows their progress through without women at the top it's harder for women to break through so they're just taking this opportunity when it comes to discriminating specifically against men that's one problem i have with this but secondly and i think perhaps even even more more imperative is the fact that from this point on if a woman has a high powered job at that particular institution everyone's going to know that she had special advantages to get there honestly right now when i see men in positions of power i think most of them are only there because the system is totally set up to favor men i don't look around even you know the government big companies working
but around the world when i see their board of directors and it's white guys white guys white guys white guys i don't think i bet those are the 10 guys best qualified to run this company as a woman in a male dominated field who has managed to do ok despite discrimination that i've definitely incurred as many women have i would still rather i would still rather fight and win then have a participation trophy which is what this is tantamount to yeah you know you've got you've done great but maybe you deserve to do brilliantly maybe you deserve an even better job than the one you've got maybe you deserve a better salary than the one you've got i think when i look around there are lots of women i know who've overcome obstacles but i don't feel like you know they've overcome obstacles but have they really reached their full full potential no you would have gone much further if you hadn't had to spend so much time and energy overcoming these obstacles but but i don't think that we do any groups any savers in playing identity politics especially where we're shutting down an entire group of people just to give something to another group of people i think it sends
a message that those people somehow were competent or nothing could. art and i think that's very dangerous for women i think it's very dangerous if you're talking about you know hiring a doctor for a hospital i don't want to go to hospital and and look around and not be a doctor but this is an academic institution and much as i love reading scientific research papers i have never woken up in the morning i must have 600 milligrams of scientific research paper or i'm going to die this is not the kind of job which cannot possibly be left open for 6 months in fact it's very very common that these kind of academic positions are left open for a lot much longer than that but k k what is the what if the research they're doing is for example on cancer or something and it's it's now postponed for 6 months how many people are going to die because that research didn't get out there in time because we were all obsessed with making sure once special group was equally represented i say let the best people on that hold on a minute and at least have the positions and i believe that women will be equally
represented in that group because i think women are perfectly competent to get there we know when it comes to academic research that it's really really important to have a wide base of people doing that research and there are lots of instances actually in the past where we've seen research being done by all male groups and when we look at the research when it's published we realise that it's not as widely a political as it could be because it's failed to take into account female viewpoints and female experiences so you know how many lives are being lost because research into all sorts of aspects of human life is being undertaken. the race for the leadership of the conservative party is to the final 2 contenders but it's now found itself in the spotlight for another reason a counter extremism group is to monitor the party confront what it calls an islamophobia crisis within its ranks a new poll revealed that almost 50 percent of tory members said they didn't want a muslim leader.
a real crisis. the 1st step to challenge this crisis should be a show of leadership from jeremy hunt and boris johnson they must both come from the braces and of some quality members in the complacency of others. if you say the as weird to them pulling to expect women to cover their faces then i told billy bree it is absolutely ridiculous that people should just to go around looking like leather boxes quite a missing woman electable looking like a bank wall but some of the things he said about a black people i wouldn't even repeat has called just one woman like a book so you just kind of have to couldn't keep that's how they want to manage my old. politicians and want to be officials are trying to recall and support by playing bite into people's hatreds and fears and prejudices and you know
they think that it makes them more popular and therefore the. speed up their career and i think that boris johnson is a perfect is the example of that and this is quite dangerous because again when you have in such a position of leadership people who do play into reeses and who abide by racism themselves then it is very dangerous for countries as britain that claims to abide by human rights principles and claim to be a peer is democracy but this is an issue that we're going to have to address as a society as a whole it's not it's not any more something that is just you know confined to certain corners or surgeon political parties it has become the culture i'm afraid. news now i'll be back around 30 minutes time with more global updates so stay with us. parts of gerrard questioners deal this century have been made public and the
reception has not been good focusing on aid and infrastructure the deal is silent on the most contentious political issues and for all intents and purposes the long proposed 2 state solution appears to be dead is the deal of the century dead on arrival. at their own barracks or has there more behind for the feel good but so. out of argument. every day is that you. just showed you the video monitor did you see so much i'm going to get to move. when i manage to finish it oh my gosh a few more minutes. they are like. a god since we're. in a manner that any. means the only. scared or new.
york kind of system dish and when we call ahead. of them run to. the. ratings and sell you. well u.s. president donald trump narrowly avoided putting the united states into a war against iran last week by just 10 minutes that hasn't stopped the u.s. war hawks from circling and monday might pump aoki off a new round of global coalition building as the a.p. reports that pump ale held talks monday with leaders in saudi arabia in the united arab emirates about countering the military threat from iran meanwhile back here at home in the red white and blue it appears that according to the latest poll numbers
war with iran is not sitting well with u.s. voters as the daily caller of all places notes that only 19 percent of voters want military strikes on iraq and then amidst all this unpopularity and dude bro diplomacy out of the fog of the democratic primary campaign trail steps made o'rorke and his new board tax plan yes after 1st calling for an end of the u.s. wars in iraq and afghanistan bay no one billed as a new war tax plan which proposes that every time the united states goes to war nonmilitary u.s. citizens would have to pay a war tax in order to help defray the costs of caring for future veterans u.s. households with veterans or anyone currently serving in the u.s. military would be exempt from the taxes based on self noted this new tax would serve as a reminder of the incredible sacrifice made by those who served and their families but will a new tax on war put on the backs of u.s.
citizens truly help bring us an end to the military industrial complex or our endless wars that we're fighting or is this yet another new revenue stream to keep lockheed martin raytheon and other merchants of death from having to pay the freight on the wars they want us to fight let's find out as we start watching the hawks. with. one. like you know i got. 3. weeks because. well the one watching arcs i am tyrrel been turned off and on top of the wall it's still a new tax on war to well i like it and also i will.