headlines an r.t. us democrats say they may try to impeach president donald trump amid allegations the pressure to train him to find 2020 hopeful joe biden also to come the iranian president will unveil his plans for peace in the gulf at the u.n. is the u.s. and 6 or forces to the region we canvassed americans about their thoughts on another possible intervention in the middle east. we think iraq is dead around the $100000.00 times worse i just think we should be less involved in their world affairs no desire for conflict with iran and the israeli prime minister's bid for a neat. arab parties back his rival to head a new government after inconclusive elections. to come as the taliban delegation
meets china for afghanistan to try to revive peace talks with the u.s. business in afghan refugee camp in pakistan to see how the conflict has affected people but. we want peace in afghanistan we would be very happy to be able to return to our country alone we came here to work because the situation in afghanistan is too bad and it's too difficult to live. there good morning just going to care moscow you're watching international the u.s. democrats say they may start impeachment proceedings against president donald trump that is on the back of reports he pressured his ukrainian counterpart to find 2020 hopeful joe biden on sunday trump denied any misconduct while discussing his potential. rival during a phone call with president
a lot to me since. a. lot in that regard the rock and roll of the corrupt big. dog pack that we don't want our people like vice president. 6 up. the troops doing this big you know as well beat them like a drone and using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me with a phone call between trump and since he took place in june he's drawing attention 99 for a whistleblower claim that trump had solicited help from a foreign leader. has more on the story. you've got to give it to the democrats they're hard working bunt especially when something's related to the biggest pet peeve kalu said but with the attempts over the past 3 years to push trump out of
the white house haven't for a bit flat new rumors have put the fire back in their bellies complained about president trump it involves ukraine troubling promise president may have made to a foreign leader years ago 1st got in office were also nervous the donald trump was some sort of sleeper agent who was going to sell america out to a foreign power behind our backs. well throwback thursday no balled into multiple reports of potentially illegal activity new allegations of attempted foreign collusion the washington post reported that back in july trump and the newly elected wanted to ms and how did a little chat in which trump asked his ukrainian counterpart to investigate former vice president joe biden and apparently top level whistleblower leaked that trump unethically said he'd be generous with billions worth of american military and intelligence aid if selenski was cooperative whistleblower is under what i can only imagine must be the most. intense pressure sharing anything that is truly sensitive
and endangers our national security you're in our world a trouble sounds to see but then things took a slightly disappointing turn the washington post sort of backtracked and admitted that well actually they might have jumped the gun just to listen. one source familiar with the contents of the phone call so the crew did not raise the issue of american military and intelligence aide that the administration was at the time withholding from ukraine indicating that there may not been an explicit quid pro quo expressed in the conversation but for the desperate damns even the with of a scandal was enough reports of a reliable whistleblower complaint regarding the president's communications with a foreign leader brings grief urgent concerns of our national security when you have the president calling in from other countries and whistleblowers are talking about compromising who has deemed a political enemy this is serious this is very very serious and we have to
investigate it this is all in the spirit of pursuing justice and protecting the american people from shady political dealings so probably a bit quick that trump was gunning for an investigation into how a bomb as a right hand man biden had pushed for a top ukrainian prosecutor to be fired but hey it's probably just a coincidence that the prosecutor was leading a corruption investigation into a natural gas company that biden's son was linked to biden bragging that he basically blackmailed x. president petro poroshenko into firing the guy isn't that convincing is what i said you know i get the 1000000000 i'm going to be leaving iraq i think it was about 6 hours i looked as i'm leaving in 6 hours and the prosecutor is not fired you're not getting the money or son of a. fighter no not biden surely not he looks so good in those shorts back in the sixty's he had such a lovable bromance with obama he can't be shady i love joe biden but there is still so much good in this country and joe biden i think represents that the democrats
will see him as the best choice voters in the battleground state of wisconsin say they favor by never president trump everyone loves your by if you'll trump because an elusive phone call from a secret source reported in a classified document leaked in an article but that corrected itself would be to quote hard evidence and bring the year. democrats knocking at your door but if you're the only candidate your party has mustered up that even stands a chance of getting the vote of the american people in 2020 so you get something that's up for interpretation and turning a blind eye wow no harm no foul this is a barn that basically joe biden has set off himself that's going to i think in the end push him perhaps out of contention it seems very much that the democrats like to shift public opinion away from their misconduct by alleging misconduct of trump and it fools. a large number of people who are not deep divers into details
but it's certainly not fooling me and it's not full and i think many other pundits around the world will look at this and say the democrats are just deceiving themselves at this point they opened this can of worms trump didn't bring it up 1st they brought it up now that people have brought it back up there are serious questions about what was going on in ukraine i would argue from 2004 forward. involving corrupt elements of both political parties inside our country and the other the democrats are brought this up again i believe trump has a megaphone with his twitter account and we're going to get to the bottom of what was really going on in the changing nature of u.s. ukraine and russia relations going to 2004 forward or maybe even further back than that now that he's mourning the iranian president says he will unveil a plan for security in the gulf at the u.n. . also warned see the against foreign powers deploying troops to the region and
they'd escalating tensions. foreign powers are sincere in seeking peace and security they must stop deploying dangerous weapons to our region and provoking an arms race they should stay away because their presence is always real pain and misery with the announcement does come after the us said it would send more troops to the gulf region that was in response to an attack on saudi oil refineries washington blames around for the attack something to her on rejects artie's down hawkins looks now at how the standoff could play. iran and the united states go way back a relationship at sea in a coup terrorism sanctions even direct confrontation for over half a century it's hard to find enemies more bitter could we see all out war the question today on the minds of many listening to recent rhetoric you'd certainly think that possibility is growing that if any country wants to attack iran it will
seize territory turn into the conflicts main battlefields will never let any war be dragged into iran we will continue until the end we will continue until the full destruction of any aggressor and we will leave no safe place for enemies and that was a very large attack. and it could be met with an attack many many times larger very easily by our country the saudis have called for u.s. help after those attacks on it's all refineries it seems all those billions spent on u.s. military gadgets weren't enough to keep them safe back in may the u.s. sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the gulf to this latest incident the u.s. was quick to announce another military deployment 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 many see some historical deja vu in this latest move dating back 3 decades at my direction elements of the 82nd airborne division as well as key units of the united states air force are arriving today to take up defensive positions in saudi arabia i took this action to assist the saudi arabian government in the defense of its homeland operation desert shield back then protecting these 3 brilliancy of the region and the world's oil markets and supply lines was one key for. active behind the intervention but much has changed in 3 decades the us is now the world's biggest oil producer protecting gulf oil exports just isn't the priority anymore neither is being in the middle of a war between riyadh and tehran the united states is pursuing its own interests and that is to control the floyds flow of oil to the world and that means providing oil to its friends and denying oil to its enemies we've seen the united states embargo
oil to play countries like syria the sale of oil from iran sudan libya many other places this is about the united states control over the most important commodity in the world that keeps industry going keeps country standing on their feet and domestic appetite for sending the boys to a place of sand and death is weak according to a recent poll just 13 percent would support a military intervention to protect the saudis adding a 2nd or 3rd party into that kind of tense scenario doesn't necessarily deescalate things if anything it escalates things even further so we get into another war like afghanistan or iraq and get stuck over there for another 1015 years we think iraq was bad iran would be 100000 times worse and we would absolutely destroy there i just think we should be less involved in other world affairs no desire for conflict
with iran this seems to be a war that neither side wants or at least says they want yet still seem to be on a collision course we have made it very clear that we don't want war we have made it very clear that we don't want escalation i'm making a statement that we don't want war we don't want to engage in a military confrontation america 1st has been trumps mantra since before his election campaign ending costly conflicts no more world policeman with analysts warning of the devastating costs of a war with iran the u.s. stands at a crossroads just how high a price other. willing to pay to meet their objectives the u.s. as we know is now the world's number one oil producer fracking has changed the nature of oil production tickling the us and there is an overhang in the oil market so many americans are saying why are we interested in the gulf we don't need saudi oil but you know if the lesson the fact of the matter is that oil is not just
a product it is leverage over the international community is geostrategic lee important ever since world war 2 the united states has wanted to control energy in the world so the united states is very loath to leave the gulf even though it doesn't actually need the oil itself. and hawkins with that befalls will still to come this hour we physics math again refugee camp in pakistan that is us peace talks with the taliban fail to get. our israeli arab rule makers have thrown their support behind former army chief benny gantz to become prime minister from inconclusive repeat election it is the 1st time arab parties have back to jewish content in 27 years and they say the only go is to force benjamin netanyahu from power. but you're sure in your own since been jimmy netanyahu when the likud party decided to join forces with
a messianic gang we're not able to support him there is a faction within the knesset that is trying to destroy us from the inside and for me that place is in the best case scenario in ramallah as parliament's not in the israeli knesset that's why we won't be able to recommend a blue and white leader benny gantz either both parties both in that in now who and . gantz don't have enough to make a majority even even when as the backing of the list the person who is the king banker is lieberman and he holds the balance of power in a lieberman has been saying that he wasn't going to recommend anyone to the president to be the preferred to form the coalition what we do know he has a personal dislike for netanyahu and actually was responsible for bringing down the government and cause and 2nd the elections or the momentum that led to it at least so we really are in a stalemate having said that we know that the president of israel is very keen to
form a national joint national government of likud and blue and white the fact that the israeli arab vote came out much more it was about 10 percent higher than it did last time and the voices we've heard today is actually showing that israeli democracy is much stronger than the cause of hatred against certain members or parts of the population the israeli arab voted in strength to try and bring down the government of netanyahu and work as a democratic country for a better hope while campaigning netanyahu made inflammatory anti arab remarks he also promised seeing an excel territories in the west bank the arab bloc of parties known as the joint list came 3rd in the vote after a high voter turnout among arabs. well neither party has managed to obtain a majority with the support of the arab block still a few seats short as is netanyahu with his allies the kingmaker could be former
defense minister viktor or his party's 8 seats would break the deadlock but so far he's refused to endorse anybody. watching r.t. we're going to take a quick break now we'll have more news to. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want. to go right to be close it's like them up for 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the. city. in a world of big partisan movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to
dig deeper to get 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 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. again welcome back now the taliban has met china's envoy to afghanistan the meeting in beijing on sunday was aimed at reviving failed peace talks with the u.s. . talks earlier this month after a u.s.
soldier was killed in the taliban attack in kabul when i. visited in the afghan refugee camp in pakistan to see how the 2 decades long war has affected the people there. i'm here in an afghan refugee camp in the pakistani capital islamabad more than a 1000 families called us home and there was a small percentage of the more than 1000000 afghan refugees who have moved to pakistan in the past 4 decades now they keenly watching developments across the border with the american president donald trump recently announcing that he is withdrawing from secret talks with the taliban and russia stepping up to the mark for people living here what happens in those talks has a direct impact on their lives i'm going to meet them on khan family to see how they feel about things mom though and we came here from afghanistan and we don't have a stable income sometimes and sometimes we don't only our is keeping us alive well
them nice that we're happy here in afghanistan we had the land and the house we didn't see bread and butter for years. we came here to work because the situation in afghanistan is too bad and it's too difficult to live there we are poor people and we have no limbs and have only god well you know of course we want our children to be well educated and to attend school our family runs a store the markets would earn hardly anything i'm suffering from here the titles but i don't have enough money to buy medicine as you can see they don't have very much it's 10 people who live here in 3 mad rooms and they survive by selling fruits and vegetables on the sides of the road shaheen is one of the community leaders so he how would you say the pakistani government treats afghan refugees afghan refugees live slightly better here than it's hard but we don't have full rights we want to have the same rights as pakistanis you know after he gets a driving license or a car we want peace in afghanistan we will be very happy to be able to return to
our country the pakistani prime minister in one can in an interview i did with him said that pakistan is willing to do whatever it needs to do to make sure that the talks in afghanistan work america however needs to send its soldiers. but the americans. would have to of course leave understanding and i think president trump wants the u.s. soldiers to leave on a star this is not a lot more than pakistan can do than what it is already doing which is urging the taliban on who it has influence to sit down and talk to the americans which which they have done and also talk to the of one government which they haven't done as yet for the more than 1000000 afghan refugees in pakistan they don't have much but the belief that one day they will return home is something making to. r t islamabad. journalist jabot city says that peace talks between us and the taliban must regime. there's been
a whole stew views of wonder for jews for the last 4 decades almost. these of wonder if you'd used living. in camps they have no become a part of pakistani society they have developed their all economic interest a financial interest in this country and did gold want to go back unless the situation in the oneness is peaceful and stable. people for it to get a lot to reach a negotiated settlement of the crisis storm is behind the scenes in communication with the us and also with the. governor that there must be more of these these talks are desperately all crisis are political crisis the solution is no solution. now a filmmaker is being sued face documentary on the section in slave and careen women
and by japanese troops before and during world war 2. they were not sex slaves they were prostitutes. although i don't want i want to. i want to think that someone young. and i don't know if that's what they're. going to be able to if they want to. come for ladies few more of them to. come for a minute or 2 there's always been a very contentious issue between korea and japan and some people actually think it's the the most contentious issues between 2 countries and through my own research i realize that you know my korean friends and japanese friends didn't know certain information i thought if i made a film i could possibly filling this gap in information and bring more context in hopefully both sides would you know be able to talk about this more
productively after that from the comfort women issues very taboo in japan and surprisingly a lot of people like the film i notice that a lot of people don't like the film are people who haven't seen the film. well the plaintive spaces of pated in the film represent the view that there is no direct proof that women were forced into slavery they claim that their views though were distorted and that the filmmaker deceived them into thinking that it was for academic research they did not think it would result in a commercially released documentary where the phrase comfort women is from isn't for girls who were forced into sex slavery by japanese soldiers in occupied territories at least $200000.00 young women were made to work in military brothels these women were from all over all over southeast asia but the majority were from korea now the japanese government issued a statement about all of this back in 1993 tokyo dick did acknowledge
responsibility for the sexual coercion of women and apologized to the filmmaker micky to zach e. thinks that if his film is censored it will violate his freedom of expression. well i think it's definitely a case of freedom of expression and i think my film if it gets silenced or taken down or you know if they prevent bigger distribution then this is another you know. on the expression in japan and it's these little tiny digs at freedom of expression that make it really hard for the media and people in general to talk about these issues and so it just becomes one of these things where the powerful people get to say what they want to say about the issue and then the people who have an opposing opinion can say anything
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