to beijing activists stage a huge protest in hong kong on new year's day after a night by clashes with riot police. iraqi forces regained control of the u.s. embassy in baghdad after 2 days of violent clashes with protesters who tried to storm into it. and ukrainian former riot police released from jail in a recent prisoner swap revealed details contradicting the official version of the 24 team i done shooting think here for more than 50 lives he speaks with one of the officers. were given the shirts that the police acted lawfully there was
no water to open fire on citizens a terrorist act against the police did take place and illegitimate seizure of power occurred the government offices were taken over. and welcomed this is r.t. international. after night by clashes a major anti beijing rally is underway in hong kong this new year's day and there have already been signs of more unrest police firing tear gas petrol bomb hurling demonstrators. i
particular aspect of the rest of violence brutality when perpetrated by the hong kong protesters is gone largely without comment from the west. taylor asks why. hong kong has gone from being the economic pall of the orient to the face of the fight for democracy and boy does that fight. an amendment to a preexisting law that would allow the extradition of criminal suspects from hong kong to mainland china has brought the financial haven to its knees as a protest accent into the 7th month violence on both sides has escalated but all the wild over politicians and john continue to hail the peaceful aspirations of those fighting to rest themselves from beijing all the while coming down hard on
those aggressive dust spots in china you have a chinese government that's getting increasingly aggressive increasingly repressive it's disgusting what they're doing in hong kong they're taking away basic rights trying to stream trampling the most basic human rights of its own citizens beijing is increased its interventions in hong kong and engaged in actions to curtail the rights. and liberties. of its people but it seems so many incidents have managed to escape the scrutiny of western media oh my god oh i am. i think. that. scenes like that combined with the discovery of 10000 petrol bombs packed with high
explosives and shrapnel make it harder to see is peaceful what appears to be a slippery slope into the territory of terrorists methods you can all fight for freedom of speech by silencing people. who disagree with you. you cannot fight for democracy by terrorizing the public to force others to support you. you cannot condemn brutality by brutalizing people who hold different views to yours deval and x. are one step closer to the actual terrorism china is treading cathy refusing to send in troops to shut down the protests and local elections were held in which pro democracy candidates won in a landslide hong kong authorities conceded defeat the extradition built has been withdrawn but still the barricades on signing the flames according to china washington. china urges the u.s. to correct its mistakes and stop interfering in our internal affairs we will take
further steps if necessary to uphold hong kong stability and prosperity as well as china sovereignty some have talked down beijing's words to paranoia but let's take a look joshua was widely billed as the face of the protest movement was snapped speaking to an official at the u.s. consulate oh and i forgot to mention he's not big on compromise so there's no end game there's the internet to war at home people are willing to engage it there's also an organization funded by the u.s. congress which has been distributing money to groups it claims are preserving democratic rights then of course as the in century legislation washington's passed the human rights and democracy act includes amnesty for those arrested up protests and will monitor hong kong to ensure that in the eyes of the u.s. of course an appropriate level of autonomy from mainland china is. these 2 bills an
obvious intervention of hong kong some turn north than necessary and without grounds they will also harm the relationship in the interests between hong kong and the u.s. all of this on top of the protest as must swayed. of the star spangled banner of spock concern that the u.s. might be lending more than just a supportive hand leading many to oss the question is the protest as a calling for self-determination is appealing to a foreign power to shape the future the best way to go about it especially when that foreign power might want to contain a rising star they're reaching. for and using methods that have created challenges for the united states and for the world. and we collectively all of us need to confront these challenges from the p.r.c. head on and on each of the many facets the fallout of all this has a little impact on washington of course it's the average hong kong who find his pocket that little bit lighter on his home but little less popular the violence in
hong kong has spooked foreign investors shoppers appetite has also soured in the wake of all the violence with the retail sales in freefall and hong kong facing its 1st recession in a decade bombed apparently being caught in the middle of tear gas and rubber bullets isn't topping any tourists the wish lists because hong kong saw its lowest number of visitors since 2003 the major. is really the truth. because. nobody is coming to. my 50 per. cent drop by 50 percent as far as as fear rises and as prosperity fades it seems this
fight for freedom is costing hong kong more dearly than many could have imagined. iraqi forces have regained control over the u.s. embassy in baghdad after 2 days of violent clashes reports say protesters tried to set a building in the compound on fire yesterday a crowd tried to storm the embassy and also taught parts of it in stages of calling for the full withdrawal of american forces from the country. the u.s. says that it will deploy $750.00 troops to iraq in response to the threat posed to its embassy president donald trump accused iran of orchestrating the attack and that it will pay a big price to iran principal. says he doesn't want war but won't hesitate to strike back if threatened 100 marines are ready being redeployed from kuwait to reinforce the embassy and in a show of strength u.s. army helicopters flew over the compound firing flares as a warning to the protest us embassy arrest comes after american bombing raids in
iraq and syria over the weekend 25 people were killed in a more than explains. iraq is in flames the u.s. embassy in baghdad has been seized by crowds of people chanting death to america. now you might think that iraq has plenty of reason to be outraged with the united states you might recall that whole invading destroying and killing thousands of people in the country thing however truck doesn't see it that way this is his assessment of it that iran killed an american contract when too many we strongly respond and always we'll now iran is orchestration an attack on the u.s. embassy in iraq they will be held fully responsible in addition we expect iraq to
use forces to protect embassy and so north of heart it's all about iran one of the things we want to emphasize is that this was a defensive action that was designed to protect american forces and american citizens in iraq we're also working on the mission city of restoring deterrence against in rimi integration the united states recently conducted air strikes against iranian backed militias in iraq in syria this comes after washington blamed iran for the recent rocket attack that killed an american contractor american officials say the airstrikes are completely justified but iraq disagrees with you. what happened yesterday was clear aggression it was not right and we tried to stop it but the us insisted and very unfortunately this thing happened to him i said that this was a very dangerous matter and asked to discuss it face to face with the responsible parties and not only by phone he said the decision has been made and i am informing
you of this iran also disagrees wonderful rudeness of the u.s. officials is to such an extent that after the massacre of 25 people and weeding a large number of iraqis and violating iraqi territorial integrity and national sovereignty it is now in a flagrant brain graeme attributing the rockies protest islamic public of iran the united states has long been working to crush iranian influence in the region this is been a long time talking point of the us foreign policy hawks iran is the major destabilizing in influence in the middle east and we aim to fix that one of the greatest security threats facing peace loving nations today. is the repressive regime in iran right. but why is iranian influence on the rise in the middle east let's not forget that the united states long propped up the ron's greatest enemy saddam
hussein and even provided him with chemical weapons however the usa invaded iraq in 2003 and toppled the iraqi government since that time iraq has stepped up its support from different factions of the country to stabilize. iranian influence in iraq is massive especially among the shia majority of the population now this isn't because of some sinister plot from the ayatollah critics note that washington's actions simply left a power vacuum. spoken to the group targeted by the u.s. cut type hezbollah is what exposed person had to say. and without them with the herd the americans striking this pretty. force in iraq want to present their actions as a fight against iranian influence but that is not sorrow after being attacked by the gangs of eisel it was the iraqi people who were the rebuff and resistance not the iranians as the concluded strategic framework agreement between the usa and
iraq does not allow the americans to create military bases in iraq but this agreement is not being implemented today the americans are occupying iraq in military bases against the backdrop of protests in iraq the united states is trying to intervene in this process and establish its leadership which will lead to complete anarchy in the country and the american presence in iraq will be supposedly justified traditionally the u.s. uses made a pretext to attack in this case the attacks on american bases are just a cover for defeating the shiite militia. ukrainian former riot police charged with being part of the group of officers who shot civilians in the by done protests in kiev and 2014 spoken to journalists for the 1st time officers were exchanged on sunday in the prisoner swap between kiev and the self-proclaimed and against republics 150 protesters lost their lives in shootings
blamed by ukraine on the riot police over the released officers say that they have evidence disproving that giving further weight to claims of attacks were in fact carried out by snipers. or is that with the evidence shows that the police acted lawfully there was no order to open fire on the citizens a terrorist act against the police did take place an illegitimate seizure of their regurgitate the government offices were taken over we are determined to prove to the ukrainian people that the ukrainian police work to protect them. but we were beaten of the ukrainian security service office that offices even came to trial detention. since he presented to be lawyers mask security officers beat us in a cell i needed heart surgery i raised this in court but they forced me to plead guilty in order to receive treatment so it would be that we would school cheered for the 1st 2 weeks we were almost killed they did not try to get any information
from us and as they knew we didn't have any they just wanted to pin the blame for the crimes should the committee on us. still has more from our review the year the balls if there's a chance you missed any of last year's big moments coming. i max keiser one more of my guide to financial survival this is on a device used by professional scallywags to earn money. that's right these hedge funds are simply not accountable and we're just getting more and more to them. like they stabilize the global economy you need to protect yourself and get informed watch guys were put. in a world of 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 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. welcome back now with 2019 all done and dusted take a moment to look back at some of the major events that defined that year.
so let's take a look at some of the highlights that we have picked out for you don't believe the hype and miracles. let's talk about got people excited in 2019 quite a lot of this stuff but in particular social media and its power to influence people you may have heard of to talk because it is massively popular so we sent our correspondent only trying to take a look at the rise of this new application very popular but everybody likes it to explain why. these. are now. i'll be honest with you up until last week i had no idea this thing even exist it
take tock tick tock for me simply the sound i associate with the clock well if you feel the same i'll have to tell you either you're getting old like me or it's just that your online habits need an urgent update take talk a platform to share short videos is now the most downloaded app the king of all apps and twitter and co you've been dethroned just so you know ever heard the song. if it wasn't for his app store majesty the song wouldn't have become a hit you can hear on the radio anywhere in the world but here's something that may surprise old school folks like me even more the king belongs to an asian dynasty tick tock is that chinese app. so that's why the top democrat
senator in his late sixty's is more up to speed than me 110000000 americans who have information with and the chinese government could be grabbing every one of them guess what the u.s. government is already up to reports say they've launched a national security probe into tick talk and the worries are the chinese government could spy through take talk influence through take talk and censor what's on tape talk good god how come the rest of the world hasn't given up american born facebook speaking of the man who introduced the blue f to us all it's only natural he is keen to have a go at his competitors or services like what's up are used by protesters and activists everywhere due to strong encryption privacy protections on tick tock the chinese are quickly around the world mentions of these same protests. censored now just let me show you what the people behind tick-tock have to say about all that
our data centers are located entirely outside of china and none of our data is subject to chinese law we're not influenced by any foreign government including the chinese government to talk does not operate in china nor do we have any intention of doing so in the future oh someone here is either being really does honest or outright paranoid or a bit of both it's time to stick in. u.s. china trade wars i'll tell you what this year has shown these has still it could easily spill over into modern tech slash online territory remember how america once went after i phone killer want to be while way. want to be still the right word washington even saw jail time for one of wall ways top executives and held google to the wall over android updates anyway for now clocks in. quite
a few older ones even in america will be picking the chinese take talk way mr schumer do you have the guts to keep up with the times and join the royal after party. so. you. gathered together several extraordinary stories from the past 12 months that we have labelled miracles. so exposed to really but the one that really catches my eye is the field of dreams remember this is the story of the russian passenger plane that crash landed in a cornfield just outside moscow this was an orchestra got into trouble when it hit a flock of birds shortly after takeoff you would have wanted to be on that plane but it mazing that everybody survived.
i don't but i managed. to get the teacher feel silly last. night. there was no panic on board even though the landing was rough the pilot did a great job the end of the plane really kept tell us please how do you feel now did you her to let. you know it's better than if i was there lying on the field so
everything is rather good the landing was good the pilots did a great job landed the plane on its belly everything is fine. up to we to call for the engines became unstable 1st the left one and then the right one we usually simulate these situations when one or 2 engines out wolf despite all i want for the plane was going down we realized that we didn't have much time just one or 2 minutes to make a decision. 2019 in terms of news was a year of extraordinary variety both good and bad and all video i can see abruptly was able to collect some incredible moments.
thinks. we dare to ask. a lot of the areas economy where china has caught up or surpassed us you know the mobile payments market 50 times the size of the us or over here still writing checks our banking system is not innovated 5 g. we've kind of recently walking up the last couple years and go wow we don't even have a company that can make 5 g. equipment it's been a win win for china and it's been a lose lose for the u.s. last.
but if she warned you and i did the dishes at the baltimore those g.'s new speech and she me we. all know in the news i mean that in fiction ball. a lot of you will see as if i had 2 kids each other both. these. cabinet 5 film days doing. it was the idea you thought people who simply knew. him would include in little.
of american men and women choose to serve in the country's military and the decision little sheltered lives every thing came to a complete. the day that i was right and i'll be instructed you know told to shut up but they'd kill me and i see how it destroyed my life and he screamed at me and he made me come in and he grabbed my arm and he write me this bird thinking area if you take into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation and it's probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the us military. rape is a very very traumatizing. but i've never seen trauma like. women who are veterans who suffered military sexual trauma reporting rape is more likely to get the victim punished and be offended by hand and almost 10 year career which i was very invested in and i gave
a sex offender who was not even put to justice or put on the registry this is simply an issue of power and violence male sexual predators for the large part of target whoever is there whether that's man or woman. hello and welcome to cross talk or all things considered i'm peter lavelle on this edition of crossfire and so questions sent to us by you the viewers we received quite a few questions here we do our best to answer some of them. cross
talking fan mail i'm joined by my guest robert bridge he's in our t. website writer we also have dimitri bobbitt she is a political analyst and editor at interest me internet media project and in london we cross to marcus papadopoulos he's the editor of politics 1st magazine or a gentleman cross talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate we got a lot of questions sent to us we're not going to be able to answer them all but i'll get the worst one out of the way and go to marcus 1st of this year ok we have a question from adrian holeman question pretty obvious will donald trump be eventually removed from office go ahead where as we go into the new year the impeachment saga continues go ahead marcus personally i find it very.