in the stories that shaped the week here on r t tensions escalate in the gulf with the u.s. sending troops to saudi arabia and imposing new sanctions on iran alleged attack on an oil facility. more chaos in hong kong where anti beijing protesters clashed with police respond with rubber bullets and tear gas. plus deadlock in israel after a 2nd election failed to give any side a majority to form a government but both prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival demanding a demon demeaning to leave any coalition. and thousands of children
as young as 5 have been held without charge in cramped attention centers in nigeria human rights watch says the arrests were made as part of an anti terror crackdown. described severely overcrowded cells 200 or 300. 10 meters high to leaders. welcome to the weekly here on r t international where we bring you the top stories from the past week. the iranian president says he wants gulf nations to work together to provide security in the region it comes after his country standoff with the u.s. intensified this week washington accused iran of being behind a drone attack on an oil refinery in saudi arabia and made this pledge of support to riyadh. the president has approved the deployment of u.s. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile
defense we will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to the kingdom of saudi arabia and the u.a.e. to enhance their ability to defend themselves it is clear that even the saudis themselves don't believe the fiction of the rain involvement however that their own missile attacks were claimed by who the rebels in yemen on friday saudi forces launched several airstrikes near the yemeni port city of hadera a sonic coalition spokesman said the goal was to prevent who think rebels from launching remote controlled assault on shipping in the red sea and the saudis and the u.s. still blaming iran for the attack on the oil facility r.t.s. my god stance has more. it has been decided that iran did it and that started opinion will find it will the result of an investigation that's a decision guilty secretary to gather any new evidence that shows who is behind the attacks and do you think it is slam dunk case to bring to the un next week. i think
it's abundantly clear and there is an enormous consensus in the region that we know precisely who conducted these attacks was iran i didn't hear anybody in the region who doubted that for a single mom trub is doing what trump does best signing pieces of paper bringing to bear a slew of new sanctions against iran but these are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country we've never done it to this level. and it's too bad what's happening with iran it's going to hell the americans who weren't attacked of already decided what happened then who is guilty the saudis who were attacked and have all the day bri and bits and pieces of the missiles are still working on technicalities like evidence and proof let that sink in. the attack did not originate
from yemen the attack was launched from the north and was unquestioned be sponsored by iran it's not in the range of yemen's capabilities if it was them who conducted the attack this is one of the missiles we have recovered and we have information that leads us to the source that these kind of components were made in iran. so what they found is the weapons were allegedly made with components they were fired from the north the direction of iran and its neighbors so cutting to the chase it was iran that's what you're going to say right not once during the presentation did the saudis specifically say that iran did it 1 may ask what unearth saudi defenses were doing at the time they've got the 3rd biggest military budgets on earth one of america's best clients the countries livid with patriot and other anti missile systems $80000000000.00 a year should protect you from
a score of drones and missiles no the only thing that might be iranian related is that maybe some of the equipment some of the technology that the who these have might have been incorporated into the attack but why why or why is anyone complaining especially the saudis since the us has been providing the bombs and the aircraft to the saudis to bomb yemen for 4 years so the who with these are just responding back then again to those saying it's iran because their alleged iranian components in the day bri does that mean that the us is responsible for her refit massacres in yemen i mean sure saudi arabia dropped the bombs but those say made in the united states more likely than not to be has been clearing the shelves of american arms manufacturers recently by this logic is new need to
investigate to collect evidence it's american bombs it has got to be america. and. an entire country reduced to misery and paid untold thousands dead more to die but you know what it's the oil refinery in saudi arabia the book was vengeance. anti beijing activists and hong kong have staged another protest the semi-autonomous chinese territory is in the grip of a 16th consecutive weekend of demonstrations and rest the protesters have been waving american flags and destroying chinese ones on saturday a place the city use tear gas and rubber bullets all writers threw molotov
cocktails and started fires in the streets. meanwhile on tuesday a leading name in the hong kong protest movement appealed to u.s. lawmakers in congress joshua one wants them to pass a bill that would see greater u.s. support for home. hong kong special status under american law that bans on the city being treated as a separate customs area or beijing should not have it both ways wrapping all the economy benefit of hong kong standing in the world while erosion of our freedom this is the most important reason why the hong kong human rights and democracy act
and just bought some throws off hong kong civil society. is a prominent student activists who organize this protest against the chinese government in support of hong kong independence the 22 year old is also a leader of the pro-democracy party intimacy so he's already served several jail terms for his activities that explains why i won't plan for u.s. supervision over hong kong may backfire. they are many they've won the fight with the authorities by early submission but they are anything but done the american flag waving taskforce among the hong kong protesters are sending their poster boy to convince us legislators to do something big on autonomy. well for those of you having difficulty making out the absence of this boilerplate
script it's the human rights and democracy act and it's meant to show big ging that the us is serious about fighting for hong kong's rights the united states must make clear to china that its interference in hong kong's affairs will have consequences this month we must pass a bike cameron bipartisan on consumer rights and democracy act the bill was devised in response to what the u.s. has been calling a chinese infringement on the region's autonomy and requires for america to review own homes special status annually and if that status is ever revoked the region's autonomy would not so much been friendly to but rather new to dust since the early ninety's hong kong has been enjoying huge advantages for wearing washington's special status badge.
and some believe that a small yet vocal group of protesters is laying an explosive tripwire for the whole region which will not enjoy the konami chain reaction if it's ever triggered in a way this is the villages so get all of the 'd biggest economy in the world. and see that it will always just ordered. oh it was. a great deal but it's not just the whole bali there are thousands of you notice this. and it would likewise be affected of course it's all over because. only or percent of policy he was. ringback head of the years ago 2 or more as far as equality is also. sent but on the other hand of course we. wish the one country to see so as to
help with the internationalization of the. american legislators say the bill is designed to punish mainland china specifically as protesters want sean. but while the end goal may very well be punishing beijing in pursuit of a geo political supremacy washington my just overall look at the collateral damage . the israeli president is intervening to break the deadlock around the formation of a new government is initiated 2 days of crunch talks with prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival benny gantz both are buying to head a coalition after snap elections failed to return a majority. according to the election commission we have received $33.00 seats and netanyahu did not achieve the bloc that he had hoped to achieve citizens of israel want to the unity government even after previous elections and they want it now i
was talking about it almost for the whole year i intend to create a wide unity government with me is the leader. i was surprised and disappointed by the fact that as of now benny gantz still refuses my call to meet the president called for unity and without a meeting between the 2 major party leaders a unity government cannot be formed. israel faces the prospect of a 3rd round of elections in less than a year if an agreement between the blocks isn't reached gansa center left blue and white alliance won $33.00 seats well that you know who's center right party was just behind a bloc of arab parties known as jointness came 3rd the bloc game to find more seats than in the previous election posing a major threat to netanyahu is party as it could enter into a coalition with dance and it's thought that was spurred in part by netanyahu inflammatory remarks about arab districts and the potential for voter fraud that led to a spike in arab voter turnout which hit around 59 percent the leader of the arab
joining to listen line said the outcome of the election was the price of incitement political analyst michel beric believes that new netanyahu has personally destroyed his own political career. the ironic thing is the last election which was a few months ago and it's in now had really all the options in the world he could have formed a right of center government a narrow one with about 61 seats or he could have sat down with benny gantz and had a unity government with 70 and added more parties he chose to do neither he wasn't successful in either called for new elections now what it appears is i would say it's the final countdown to the end of the career of that and you know he's talking about a narrow right of center zionist government you know a narrow government and benny gantz is sounding like a leader unifying the people the will of the people he's going to talk to all the parties most of the parties that have run from the left blue and white to the labor party to the democratic camp r.t. all of them has said we'll join
a national unity government with the likud even we just won't do it with nets and you know it's and you know for most israeli politicians and many and many of the israeli people is damaged goods. so they come identity crisis facebook now claims it's a publisher not just a plot for and then legal case which could have a major impact on what's posted on the site that story and others coming your way after the short break.
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detained that's according to human rights watch we spoke to one of those behind the report. since 2013 nigeria has detained about 3600 children and in june human rights watch went to the northeast of nigeria where boko haram is most active and we interviewed more than 30 children who had been detained the vast majority of these children were never charged with a crime in fact they were never taken to court they've never had the opportunity to see a judge the children were denied contact with their families and held in orrible conditions they described so little space that they couldn't turn over at night they were you know piled one next to the other they described it like being razor blades in a pack many of them something began losing hope that they would ever be released some felt that they would die in detention children as young as 5 were reportedly held in overcrowded facilities spending months or even years there they were
frequent reports of sexual physical and mental abuse and the children had been accused of involvement with the boko haram a terrorist group the radical islamist organization that is based in northern northeastern nigeria carries out attacks throughout west africa in 2015 a pledge allegiance to islamic state many of the imprisoned children were rounded up during military operations against the group. they are smee if i was a member of booker her and beat me up when i said no they tied my hands and legs and hung me to a tree and continued to flow camy they flogged me and left me tied to the tree from morning till evening one person from my village was killed during the interrogation if you make a noise if you drink water without asking them if you go toward the door to get fresh air they beat you. the soldiers had girlfriends one of the girls from our village was a girl friend of a soldier she would usually take her out of the compound some ladies got pregnant
in the cell and delivered while i was there. more than 2000 children have been released from detention since 2013 but joe becker again believes more effort should be made to free those still being held without charge. nobody knows the current number of children who may still be in military custody nigerian authorities do not allow the united nations or independent organizations like human rights watch to access the military detention centers but what human rights watch is calling for is that nigerian authorities release any remaining children in military detention and transfer them to civilian child protection authorities so that they can receive rehabilitation help or unifying with their families and reintegrating into their communities the nigerian military denies the allegations made in the report saying the children are kept in secure areas and are adequately cared for we've asked the nigerian ministry of justice for comment but haven't received any reply. social
media giant facebook is apparently going under a identity crisis it's changed the way describes itself from a platform to a publisher and that could have major consequences and they recently cold case facebook claimed it was a publisher insisting it has the right to ban whoever it once but that would also make it liable for what goes out on its platform responsibility as previously tried to dodge the patrol go as more so water we've got here. that's better. plaintive ultra right activist laura luma who was taken off pretty much all major online platforms defendant facebook one of the giants which kicked her out we carefully flicked through these court papers which the defendant filed could fly and bury the lawsuit and here's what really caught the eye. to the
extent miss lewis claimed targets facebook's decision to deactivate her accounts it is also deficient on the well established law need to facebook nor any of the publish it can be liable for failing to publish someone else's message 1st amendment provides absolute protection for such decisions what was it again your facebook nor any other publisher protection by the 1st amendment so in this particular case the lawyers of sucking co are happy to legally refer to their social network as up publisher digging a bit deeper will reveal facebook has done that in the past as well when last year an app startup was crossing swords with facebook in court this is what came from the network spent the publisher discretion is it 3 speechwriter respective what technological means is used so is it just me or something's wrong with how the platform we use every day identifies itself because when facebook bosses take questions in other places it seems they always try to distance themselves from the
notion publisher which are you are you a tech company or are you the world's largest publisher because i think that goes to a really important question on what form of regulation or government action if any we would take. senator this is. a really big question i view us as a tech company because the primary thing that we do is build technology and products as your sponsor for your content which made exactly the end of a publisher. well i agree that we're responsible for the content but we don't produce the content and that's been the message for quite a while. we are a tech company not a media company. i do think we have to be the publisher and we definitely don't want to be the arbiter of the truth now just imagine what kind of legal trouble the tech giant may put itself in if it becomes universally recognized the company mr
zuckerberg is running is a publisher not just a tech platform are they really ready to be responsible for anything disturbing or outright criminal that gets posted under the blue logo the examples have been out there in abundance. the way or what if simply someone decides to lawyer and bully me with all kinds of offensive stuff right on facebook should i then also follow defamation suit against the network because they as a publisher a lot of it's well known you can't have a cake and eat it at the same time will probably unless your last name is sucker burg. we've asked facebook to respond to this story so far they have not committed . large scale military drills called sumter 2019 were conducted
that's our breakdown of just some of the biggest headlines from the past week for more on those stories and the latest news head to our website r.t. dot com. material things you see and nobody's going to get going to a group of any one else love that it still does that because if it indeed was that a lot of protest it would sound even people. you know world big partisan movies logs 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 on the back 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. the tense situation in venezuela is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faced only implemented from the inside venezuela things look different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela so sit down famously have a son who lives. down the same political battle song yet the people who come up to the moment the focus the who story isn't new nixon told in henry kissinger to
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a young female marine that had been raped or so she was sold to do told me that she looked at these guys as your brother or the suspect as your brother it's a kin to what happens in a family with incest. because you know in the military when we're functioning at our best a cohesive unit with brothers and sisters in of the band of brothers and sisters i mean we are family when that ball and of trust is violated. the wound penetrates to the very most inner part of one's soul one psyche. i have this folder that i keep i have all my boot camp letters and if my mom and my sister and . people and. just going through some of this stuff and i'm like what's this you
know and i open it up i'm like oh my god. my suicide letter. bomb i'm sorry for the grease that you must feel. just because i'm gone physically doesn't mean i will be there spiritually i truly feel that god will take me without question even though i took my own life. i've had the most broken thoughts of dreams and physical pain to remind me of the her if it acts upon me that happened while a duty a mother brother sister and husband should never live with knowing the horrible acts upon me find peace in knowing that my bottom that the body left behind doesn't consume my soul i am free now and i'm not afraid. ready to soar corded and you know . i took a whole bottle of pills and woke up strangely enough i'm not sure why. i at
that point in my life i just wanted to be over. and think i was 2021 and then. within the next year i tried again i went out into the garage which. from the house when i turn the car on. the car in the fixie it myself and we have pulled blondie one out a little w. door and she's scratching and helling at the door to shut up to me going to wake my wife up so i get out shut the car door for a minute i'll just take her in the garage would be the nicest why would you kill a dog that's stupid and then then it dawned on me why would you kill yourself i thought of it so many times and in so many ways i thought about at one point in time hanging myself from the flagpole was this on me and. saying exactly what happened to make him feel bad.