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responsible for invading a sovereign nation and killing thousands maybe millions you get to go to football games with alan but if you're really really really bad an orchestrated all of that invasion you get a brand new heart and or or a peer defend torture and spy on congress you get a job that i miss and b c now let's start watching the honks. it's like. part of. what they like you know i got. with it we. welcome everyone watching the hawks i am tired bro. all right earlier i was joined by journalist blogger and author of the new book peace all my back david swanson to
discuss the controversy surrounding trump pardons and the united states hypocrisy on all things war crimes take a listen. well he said he wants to give soldiers going forward a sense of confidence parrot lee confidence that they can shoot civilians that they can kill prisoners and these are the these are the crimes killing civilians without the use of a drone right if you if you're a president and you kill a bunch of civilians with a missile from a drone there's no prosecution but if you do it with a gun then very occasionally there is a prosecution and i think trump is stating quite clearly that's an acceptable parts of the war and in fact i would point out that it's the majority of what these wars consist of civilians are the vast majority of the victims so that the problem is on the one hand that the higher ups and the vast majority of participants in these wars are not being prosecuted. but when
a few people are trump is saying we won't have that we will have confidence that you can commit these sorts of atrocities within. and that that truly is would would hit me the you know it was just one of the things that hit me the most because i was looking at this thinking like i really like can we just like one person is convicted the other person's giving way to face a child let the courts decide the other guy got demoted in rank you know clearly the system is working as best as it can because as you mentioned like we don't really have a good system when it comes to actually holding people accountable for crimes committed during wars that we start you know interestingly mr axis of evil themselves david frum the former george w. bush speechwriter wrote in the atlantic in regards to trump's pardons and apparently their own popularity within the military the quote war is a horrible enough when bought honorably to join dishonor to horror is no big dream for any american cause david how much epoxy is on display when neo cons like from
the neo liberals criticize trump for pardoning those convicted or punished for war crimes given their long history of championing leaders that commit them left and right here in this country. well you got to pick your poison here do you want the people who pretend that wars can be fought honorably that there is some good humane way in which to slaughter men women children and infants or do you want people like trump who openly say it's to steal the oil we want to kill them it's ok to kill prisoners it's ok to shoot civilians if you know the only poll tensional silver lining of that outrageous they would be pushback from the public or from the congress or from the international criminal court which by the way has dropped the ball on prosecuting u.s. crimes in afghanistan as well. you know but trump has been sent the clear message from the u.s. congress that this is ok remember he pardoned
a sheriff down in arizona who put electric fencing around latino prisoners created what he called a concentration camp which by the way had a high death rate that was unexplained and he said that's ok i'll go ahead and pardon him he's pardoned you see very similar war crimes in the past he's he's told border patrol go ahead and break laws to build this wall on the mexican border and all pardon you it'll be fine and he hasn't been impeached and he hasn't been removed from office and now we have impeachment in the news and all these bizarre theories of why you should be impeached why you shouldn't this is why you should impeach because when you don't the president continues the same outrages understanding it's acceptable and so does the next person and future people in that same office you know you talk about the i like they're brought up accountability aspect of it and you know and moving forward and people being held accountable as we see you know next president and next person when no one's being held accountable or just keep moving for one thing i want to ask you is about our history of you
know what has been the united states history in general when it comes to holding its own soldiers or lead to work leaders accountable for crimes committed during the wars that we're fighting or the wars that we're starting you know it seems like recently there hasn't been any accountability was there ever a. time that we actually tried to hold soldiers leaders accountable for committing crimes in the field of battle. will never sufficiently and never without hypocrisy awards themselves are crimes under the united nations charter and under the kellogg briana act the initiators of the wars are committing the supremes international crime in the words of the us prosecutor at nuremberg then the wars consist of numerous tribes and it's been hit or miss there have been occasional prosecutions and people held accountable through a through a bizarrely broken justice system that face prison terms on the answer to everything but by and large there has been immunity you know in famous cases like
the me line massacre you know that people were not held accountable people were let off easy because there was support for the war and you know there's there's a certain honesty there if you're going to support mass murder or some part mass murdering gena if you're going to support torture support killing too but for for those who who who still suffer under this notion that you can have an honorable war and you can have a war without atrocities this is outrageous but it's nothing new that is a really good point of view made is that idea of it like somehow we've convinced ourselves of war or is this like wonderful thing that you know happens on a saturday afternoon in the good guys where in the bad guys lose and everybody gets a medal and there's you know everyone comes home to parades when that's never the case with war i mean you and i have both seen that over and over again and i love the fact that you pointed out that this is a criminal enterprise by its very nature war is a crime what is the importance of holding our leaders and servicemen and women
accountable for their actions especially when they are being the criminal at the end of the day. well it's deterrence it's prevention all of repetition and were there any. a national criminal court for non africans you know a court that didn't prosecute $44.00 people and all $44.00 of them from africa but also held powerful western nations accountable it would make a tremendous difference to the world you wouldn't see the same wars launched next year that you've seen over the past 2 decades because they would be prosecutable you know this is this is the idea behind it your national justice behind this was some pose at least the the idea there's any ever critical ever since at nuremberg that that everybody's going to be held accountable. we're not only gonna address war crimes but we're going to address the fact that war is a crime that up till now it hasn't happened it needs to happen it's the only way
we're going to survive there but i want to say thank you so much for the great work that you're doing out there keep definitely everyone definitely keep track of your work it's you're one of the few good voices out there calling for peace in a time when we desperately need it thank you so much sir. thank you same to you. after years of the united states choking the economic freedoms of iran through the draconian draconian sanctions imposed by u.s. president donald trump the iranian government has reportedly raised gasoline prices by 50 percent this is sparked massive protests within the country and even force the government to cut internet access with the within the middle eastern nation r.t. america saya tom injure has more. on friday now and spend by the iranian government that fuel prices will be high by as much as 50 percent have sparked protests across the country that have already claimed the lives of at least $36.00 people with that number growing by the hour now though apparently driven by the price hike the on
ramp seems to be also driven by white bread this may or the ailing say over iran's economy and with jobs and crease and when the scars and savings i vapid writing about inflation a more than 40. percent so now large number of protesters are taking to the streets in urban centers across the countries and videos posted online show motorists in the capital tehran stopping traffic on the highway and chanting for the police to support them but contrary to the videos we're seeing come from inside of iran the government spokesman is saying that protests in iran are expected to come to an end and then next few days mall. today the situation was called are more than 80 percent calmer yesterday and there hasn't been any problem if you only some minor problems remaining by tomorrow on the day after the enjoy the no riots. and so internet access has been largely cut off across iran in an effort to control
protests with monitoring service website and net blogs saying that there is a near total shutdown in the country but even with the end internet down we're still seeing video spreading online that show clashes between security forces and protesters and banks burning in several cities out some pictures appear to show police stations aflame in the southern city of shiraz with reports of at least $100.00 banks and dozens of buildings and cars being torched there's even a video of appearing on twitter like this one which shows a female protester pulling down a down with you as a poster now meanwhile the powerful revolutionary guards demanded an end to the on rats which in recent years protests against the state of a condom we have been met with a heavy handed reaction by security forces so add their moment these protesters are bringing renewed pressure on iran's government as it struggles to overcome the u.s.
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venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully templeman from the inside venezuela things move different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela associated. famous will have a supplement to. the tempest and political battle so on the people of the moment the focus of the who story is a new nixon told in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated that in latin america an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make. the chilean economy scream so wants now making the economy of venezuela screed.
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government the trump administration and asylum seekers coming up from latin and south america according to the washington post as part of a new migration accord between the trumpet ministration and the central american nation of guatemala asylum seekers rejected by the united states could be transported to a remote airport in the lowland jungles of guatemala the plan would have u.s. immigration authorities deliver migrants to the town's airport which is used primarily by tourists visiting the mayan ruins at the col because who doesn't want to go to an ancient tourist attraction while trying to escape persecution rape and murder this news comes on the heels of a truly shocking statistic recently revealed by the associated press and frontline and a frontline report that found the u.s. held a record 69550 migrant children in detention facilities in just 2019 leading to major psychological and physical harm and lasting trauma. that's up 42
percent from the year before that number i wonder do think of these do you think these traumatized kids will be excited to see the ancient mayan ruins when half of them get shipped off to the lowland jungles of guatemala if everything goes as planned right now. joining me now to discuss these new plans and the record number of migrant children being detained in separated from their families is immigration attorney alan order thank you alan always a pleasure having you on so i'm sorry is this guatemalan agreement. it seems a tad kind of for lack of a better word half cocked it is the area they want to ship these asylum seekers even capable of sustaining you know the large amount of people in any kind of realistic way you know apparently there are a small refugee area there that has 60 beds so that's not enough for the capacity in addition there's currently no direct flight so that's something the u.s. also is going to work out so the u.s. and in addition to that the whole lay of this is that this is an agreement with the current administration there's a new president who will be coming to power in january who may in fact not agree to
this even with the sanctions from the united states because it's basically telling the people they're going to be relocating people here and we're not sure what we're going to do with them wow wow you know and it's interesting why is the guatemalan tour of ministry so you get a new administration coming in general but why is this minister and the going to are pushing this plan so hard in washington because the way that the story's all read it's like he's the one kind of pushing this i mean even the washington post notes that us officials have responded to begin his proposal with an ease which shocks me in this administration because baton lacks the facilities as you said and the personnel to handle we're tourney's who may need to resettle why otherwise guatemala pushing for this all money equals power and the trumpet ministration has said we will cut you off if you don't take this problem for us so what we want you to make sure that you are processing the people who come to your country 1st so even if they make it to a port of entry have a valid claim we're going to threaten them back to you even. you have the capabilities your country doesn't have the infrastructure because the reasons why
they're not returning them to the main city is because the drugs in the problem there in those areas and these wouldn't be just folks who are these the folks would have to travel through guatemalan the 1st place to get there so now there was some talk about whichever country they travel through than they do by the way that i land so that's an interesting thing that once again this is a social class issue and it's only addressing people who are poor enough to have to walk or travel by train through south central america up to north america so anyone else if you were to fly in and get a ticket otherwise we're going to send you back here and hopefully you'll be able to work it out in this remote area i don't even know what the physical infrastructure there is they're playing to sort of build up a town or 2 i don't know a pleasant hill or something to sort of construct something where these people can sort of reintegrate themselves but these also are not people from that culture and the ones again you're going to be clashing people together who are in very dire straits in saying here's a limited amount of resources fight it out so maybe it's more like hunger games.
what are there any other countries that are kind of you mentioned you know money equals powers are there any other countries in latin america or south america are saying like we'll make this deal all of them are all everybody sort of stepping to really that's part of the concern that we have with mexico sort of thing this agreement that we have the mexico is actually a better situation most mexicans are going back because the conditions there are better the economy is going better many u.s. companies are opening up there and going abroad which it's been the issue right if you could make things here we should but this whole close out of both that we have on tariffs and that we have on workers so to keep us from being able to produce things in this country and that's the problem in this from. it really hurt me when i saw that headline the just shy of 70000 migrant children were detained in the u.s. and that's just 2990 when finished with 2000. why is that number so high just be alarming to anyone if we consider the amount of numbers that they have people who are actually appearing at the border every day. right so when we say detained that
doesn't mean that they're now currently i mean they just went through the system so basically either the trumpet ministration is just a cycle of grieving you metering you and then sending you back to wait for 2 to 3 months for your hearing or if you were already here earlier on they were separating people and there are some people that are still here in those different separation situations or there are people who are naturally been resettled were in these resettlement camps who are waiting to sort of get their right sort of established but at the same time those things are going on in the backdrop to hear oh my god the number of children which should be alarming and the fact that there are children because even if it were one that would be too many at the concept as a human construct and i think today what you heard was this report from the u.n. that sort of came out on top of this news sort of saying there were 100000 kids in detention in immigration related issues so we don't know exactly how they got to that number but we do in bag know that there are still people who have not been reunited with their families accord people over 2 years that have been reunited with their family there were people who were really you reunited to their country but not to their families and in situations where we think they are fine and we basically said well we got him
a ticket home and then we're done with that we sort of cleans are in that situation and then there are people who are here who are waiting and being metered every day outside of the country who are not being able to avail themselves of our asylum system and at the same time the top administration just last week said you know what we want to do we want to end work authorization for people who are seeking asylum so why you wait here for 2 years you won't be able to work at all of these things or to speak to being a deterrent not sort of thinking of the whole economic system and saying if people can't work and they're here then what are they going to do what are they going to do it also sounds to me like it's another backdoor always you're not working so we can throw you out you know and it's kind of that and we talked about this before in addition to the public charge which says if you get any aid from the federal government you also are going to find yourself on the way out and. so it sort of working tangent to basically say immigrants of a social class aren't welcome period. do we see this changing let's say a flash forward it's now. one in 20 let's say the trumpet ministration is no longer
the trump administrating let's say he loses to whatever democrat or whatever does the policy change when you remove the president or is this to baked into our system at this point so the fact that people never take our word in the streets about this about children is problematic in the 1st place so that already tells you it's not a rallying issue people are able to rally about other things right there rallying about the pietschmann they're rallying about you know chick fil a. so those things are sort of a struggle to get people there even on the bottom ministration we have problems with family unification and attention family to teach it became family separation the problem is congress they don't want to address the issue it becomes a political ball the issue now is that democrats don't have a message to the general society of saying anything other than open borders that's what people here is open borders or amnesty which may not be the right answer and the only thing that republicans say is in force but in force and in force that lock them up find them that'll stop them from coming which the last 2 years have shown them in the numbers that you just reveal prue's of them that's not really going to
be a property turn either so there's a middle ground here that no one sort of talking to and communicating about regardless of how we fix immigration system the damage that has happened the last 2 years will exist forever these people will not forget what happened in this country and around the world they will always be able to say we're showing our face and we saw today where the great where the white hat no you were in the white hat in this case you wear the black hat right i mean that's what you see over and over again and that's the thing that i worry about the most is the fact that this is now our reputation that's been so or really damaged because it seems like neither party like you something putting it on the backs of congress is really stupid because that's the ones who can change this policy has there been any real push back in your in your opinion from. you know is there any sectors i mean you mentioned like you know people protest chick fil a the protests is there any i mean i know that the pentagon was just recently revealed to be spying on protesters down around the detention centers and things like that but is there any real pushback coming from any official places beyond
just protests and things of that nature within the united states we recently you know the docket court happened last week there are companies that are behind aka internet class of individuals and no crimes and they're concept right now with regards to people at our southern border and they're invading us and is not met with the american policy and the constitution that we meet used to greet them with saying this is who we are we represent freedom you prove these things and we'll deal with you we'll sort you maybe there are a few bad apples in there and we will sort them out but women and children even if you don't get to stay we will treat you who mainly and run you through the system we have tons of money for missiles we have tons of money to kill people constantly we hear about it plain we can go to mars but for people right here in our hemisphere which are also part of our social group and economic setting we have nothing for them and i got to say thank you so much it's always a pleasure having you on something to keep up the great work. all right as we enter the gift giving season bouncing from one family get together to the next there is
a lot. there's a lot of folks who are not visually impaired or blind take for granted imagine not being able to see the dazzle of the twinkling christmas lights the beauty of the holiday snowfall or the hours of fun you have crushing your favorite relatives on your favorite board games because as we know most board games are not really friendly to the visually impaired well thankfully mattel is looking to change all that this holiday season with the 1st ever no braille edition yes the good folks of the taliban redesign the famous were no game cards and rules to be accessible for our visually impaired brothers and sisters which means that finally finally they can properly taste in the glory that. comes with dropping to no on that one annoying cousin who claims to know somebody who knows somebody who went to school with policy and she's totally end of them yes now you can beat them up no with brilinta this is really cool and i'm really really excited for this and i think we
need to see more of this we cannot forget about our brothers and sisters with disabilities out there and you know they're part of this family the same way the migrant children are part of our family same way all of us are part of one big family so keep up the good work out there that my friends are show for you today and remember everyone in this world we are not told that we love them enough so i tell you all. i am tyrol them for keep on watching those hawks out there and have a great day in light of. the world is driven by a dream shaped by one person. the
day or thinks. we dare to ask. is a 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 only implemented so the inside venezuela things look different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela so this is. a missile that have a supplement. down but some football. to see on. the moment of the who story isn't new nixon called in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated in latin america. an alternative economic
and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the chilean economy scream so wants to make the economy of venezuela screed. financial survival. housing bubble. oh you mean there's a downside to artificially low mortgage rates don't get carried away that's cause report. the load.
u.s. secretary of state mike pale announces new sanctions on iran and rams home his support for the ongoing mass protests in the country there on his back by accusing america of just storing its economy and inciting rioters. united states will terminate the sanctions were related to the nuclear facility we don't expect anything else from mr bayard he disgracefully defends the much much pressure regime and imposition of sanctions on iran. and a major policy overhaul the us causes outrage by declaring that it no longer views israeli settlements in the occupied west bank as a legal. replacing international law with.