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warships and fine suggest reportedly conversion is serious coastline as the u.s. and britain look set to launch its strikes on the water on the state saying it's time to mask those the plights. the warmongering comes as u.n. inspectors probe an alleged chemical attack through which a western powers blame on the syrian army we speak to the head of a fact finding mission that searched in vain for iraq's weapons of mass destruction back in two thousand and three. talk of a third greek bailout creates a headache for europe's political elite as chancellor merkel attempts to appease indictment a german taxpayers with any lection. and a major esho has gotten underway with cutting edge technology and world class offline skills on display to an expected hundred million strong audience.
if you just joined us here on r.g.p. a very warm welcome to you you're with me tom would say let's take a look at the news this hour syria looks set to face a military onslaught has british media report that war planes and transport jets are being deployed at the u.k. as a base in cyprus the spot is just one hundred kilometers from the syrian coastline and is expected to become a launch point for us like campaign against the assad government. told us the details. according to news reports britain and the u.s. could be inching towards a potential military attack against the regime of syrian president bashar al assad after foreign secretary william hague said that all other options have failed over
the past year and now we have to keep in mind that no country has confirmed or ordered any such attack that's really more of an escalation in rhetoric at this point but it is rhetoric that is being backed by flexing of a bit of military a muscle perhaps to highlight the seriousness of the situation at the guardian newspaper reported that warplanes and military transporters have begun arriving at a british airport air base on cyprus which is less than two hundred miles from the syrian coast the u.s. meanwhile has f. sixteen fighter jets and patriot missile batteries in jordan and last week we learned that the u.s. navy has sent a fourth warship to arm with ballistic missiles into the eastern mediterranean sea turkey also hosts an airbase that is used by the united states and the british royal air force now france another key player in the possible conflict has its jet fighters stationed in the united arab emirates now again at this point it is
unlikely that western powers would be able to get a united nations mandate for international military action over syria with russia and china certain to veto but on monday the foreign ministers of britain france turkey said in a separate interviews that they would be prepared to back potential u.s. action outside of the parameters of a u.n. mandate well the intense international pressure comes on the heels of reports of a chemical weapons strike that may have killed over a thousand people in syria a convoy of u.n. inspectors came under fire on monday as it made its way to damascus to investigate the area that the inspectors were able to reach the site to collect the samples and interview witnesses but they were only able to stay for half an hour or so incredibly difficult circumstances for them to confirm. anything at all now the united nations the u.k. the u.s. germany france and turkey and others strongly condemned this apparent chemical attack saying it was likely done by the assad regime and the suburb in eastern
damascus secretary of state john kerry had accused the syrian government of quote indiscriminate slaughter of civilians and of cynical efforts to cover up its responsibility for quote a cowardly crime investigator is are gathering additional evidence on the ground our understanding of what has already happened in syria is grounded in fact informed by conscience and guided by common sense well certainly russia's position has been and continues to be that no force should be used that diplomacy should be the tool here russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov had a warrant against pre-judgment about the use of chemical weapons saying that the u.s. and other countries had essentially mistakenly drawn conclusions by raising the possibility of military strikes now he also said that intervention by the u.s. and its allies without a u.n. resolution would be a quote very grave violation of international law and risks repeating past mistakes
take a listen on the part of many key players started to take sides and act based on the principle of winner takes all betting on those who they saw wrist potential winners but then when it's turned into losers again this is an example of so-called ad hoc policies as opposed to logical and integrity policies you cannot for example declare war on one regime because you personally don't like the dictator in power and be friends with a dictator in another country the rebels are unlikely to participate in any sort of international meetings we also heard that the u.s. might drop out of the diplomatic meeting at a scheduled to have with russia on this issue so diplomacy certainly is the path that russia is pushing for but at this point it's quite unclear how the situation will actually play out very tense indeed. a popular revolution against a brutal regime all a proxy war set up by the foreign policy analysis in washington studio has been delving into the causes of the conflict that's been raging in syria the two yes
claiming countless lives. first of all everybody wants a political solution everybody wants this crisis and i think the syrian people are incredibly tired but i think that if we do arms are flowing to syria whether we like it or not whether the united states or the west arms or not and they're going to different groups and sometimes not the right people at all and is open the room for for extremists sort of come in into the fray of this conflict so it's imperative that we arm the right people in the right people are the ones that defected from the from the army from the regimes army because they didn't want to shoot innocent children do want to shoot their own people and you know now when i see a lifeless bodies dying in love as bodies wrapped in shrouds in areas where the regime did not allow people to go and these are not things that will go on my own and so let me brining here brian what are you going to say the united states government has been on a course to overthrow the government in syria because it's an independent nationalist government it was formally syria was formally
a colony they did the same thing in libya they bombed libya in two thousand and eleven they invaded iraq in two thousand and three we see war after war after war what's the real reason for the war it's not because one government has a better or worse human rights record it's not about chemical weapons the middle east possesses two thirds of the world's oil the us wants to show that it's going to control this resource rich part of the world the bush administration and the obama administration are doing the exact same thing using chemical weapons as a pretext to carry out in illegal act of aggression against a sovereign country the people in the united states by the way by by a margin of ninety percent ninety percent oppose any military strikes on syria. the prospect of a devastating bombing campaign spearheaded by america with no united nations mandate is starting to look an average of all for syria but what does history tell us about where this could all be leading artie's gammage again takes
a look back at major's previous military ventures. the obama administration is looking for ways to intervene in syria without a mandate from the united nations the president's national security advisers bring up the nato bombings of former yugoslavia as a possible blueprint for an intervention in syria you may not remember at the time none of the nato states that participated in the bombings of former yugoslavia offered legal justifications for their actions it was labeled a humanitarian intervention and with the help of a very one sided media campaign it was engraved in the public memory especially in the west as a success story and little has been reporting that the humanitarian intervention turned into a humanitarian catastrophe on the ground what some call a success was two months of bombings thousands of people dead as a result both serbs and cos of all binion's went after seventy eight days of nato bombing serb forces withdrew from kossovo there was an ethnic cleansing of nearly a quarter of
a million serbs and other minorities from kossovo allied forces used cluster bombs attacked civilian infrastructure including power plants bridges factories the headquarters of serve radio and television in belgrade even the chinese embassy and yet despite all the destruction and casualties washington saw it as a victory and with the same bravado several years later the u.s. made the case for a unilateral intervention in iraq in that case it did not even bother to seek a u.n. approval washington presented false evidence and went on with the mission to remove saddam hussein from power nearly two hundred thousand iraqis died as a result of that intervention millions lost their homes and two hundred thousand is a modest estimate iraqis continue to die in terror attacks every day and most recently in the nato went beyond its un mandate and effectively carried out a regime change what was called the humanitarian intervention resulted in a nation engulfed in chaos and terror. those are the precedence that washington has
to look back to when considering an action in syria in washington i'm going to check on r.t. talked to hans blix who headed the un's weapons inspection team to run before and during the two thousand and three us led invasion now he says western media now piling pressure on their governments to take action in syria i think that the public opinion and the media in the west will be pressuring the their governments to do something they say that this is some horrible thing that there must be a punishment there must be action you cannot sit with your hands just folded so the public say that you know you must call the police report for world police but the question is who is the world police is the united states is it nato it should be the security council and after an intervention which could take place i don't exclude that it's going to happen what will they do will just have been
a punch on the nose and then telling the beleaguered incentives syria that they go back and continue to fight the war the mandate is to establish whether chemical weapons have been used to or not and the way they go about that is that they go to sites and they may take samples of dust and of water and they will have to analyze that ascended to independent laboratories to lab orders they cannot just accept samples given to them from some rebels or from some site because that can be manipulated it will not take them tell them who committed the attack but that at least it will be able to tell them that yes the chemicals who are used. right i mean you can keep up with of the events in syria as they unfold over on our website also while you're there the euphoria that swept libya when gadhafi was toppled is now just a memory as militias drive away hopes of peace two years after the revolution get the full rundown on the libyan struggle for stability on r.t.
dot com. and t.v. stars so join hundreds of ordinary citizens on the streets of india's largest city mumbai share their anger at the gang rape of a young photojournalist can see the full video of that protest online. now dearly for it is being floated for a new greek a bailout is ten billion euro zone as a recently history suggests it's likely to go up so why is the new bailout needed ok to pull him to explain what that means our for so kate it was so why does greece need more money again right i know exactly it's a vicious cycle isn't it who the real question is off to to rescue packages of two hundred forty billion year isn't a debt wrong myself is greece any better off and the answer is not really you know the greek government may have put these billion euro life jackets on but the
economic ship is still sinking and judging by the numbers sinking fast so more than three years since the thirty first rescue package was thrown out to greece by the i.m.f. greek public debt as a percentage of g.d.p. the water in the sinking ship if you like has risen by a quarter but those three years of desperately trying to stay afloat have devastated the economy well then a quarter of the population can't find work six tenths of use on employees and added to this cases of suicides and homelessness have rocketed greek government debt rose three point eight billion euros in just the first quarter of this year and on sustain. level which is meant the country cannot pay its bills once again and is in need of another bailout now in layman's terms the situation is more desperate than the worst case scenario that the i.m.f. and the e.u. plans for german chancellor angela merkel now promises there will be no more debt
haircuts for greece with investors beginning to warm back up so the eurozone she's concerned that a write down will send them again fleeing the ship but greece's debt situation is beginning to look like an iceberg with the first cash injection back in twenty ten just the tip of it and now as the ship continues to sink the reality of the size of the country's debt looks even more daunting right i guess k.d. now the question after that will be is a greek exit evident now that they need another bailout well we'll have to see what angle of the world has to do and how the sort out this problem is kitty pilgrim with more on the greece situation right now a third bailout for greece is now unnecessary and unavoidable according to you and german officials as well as what we've heard from cady coleman but chancellor merkel who's trying to come a riled up electorate insists that a lot less money will be needed this time around. more and more we're seeing senior
figures from the world of european finance coming out and saying that they think that it's almost inevitable that greece will have to have a third bailout if it's to try and ease its ailing economy particularly here in germany that is something that would be looked at germany has been one of the major contributors towards the towards giving money to the ailing greek economy and of course we are in a period where there's a general election on the twenty second of september now to talk a little bit more about this and what is to be done with the greek economy i'm joined by dr marcus kerber who is a professor of political economy institute of technology and the founder of the think tank thanks very much for talking to me are we seeing mrs merkel and other leading german politicians dancing around the issue of what's going to be some rather painful decisions they going to have to be made in the near future as a matter of fact it turned out to be unavoidable to meet greece needs some extra
money and instead of trying to. conceal this from the public by saying no it will will not come the german finance minister in strict consultation with from macro admitted in public that there will be a third package this was to limit the damage that would emerge from a denial of reality they continue appeasement policy and continue bailouts instead of saying now let's. draw a bottom line capitalizes on the believe of european politicians that the greeks sped away would be damages. once you call that bluff it will be all over independent of whether the greek want or don't want to care thanks very much for talking to me so greece addicted to bailouts and dictate to debts as well put that debt is. partly being financed by taxpayers from around the rest of the eurozone
most notably from here in germany where all the best amount of money is paid as come out of the taxpayer coffers in order to to help out their neighbors in the south however when germans have been polled about whether they would like whether greece should receive this type of money well overwhelmingly about sixty two percent of them have said no that they shouldn't be getting any more money from germany it seems that that is definitely the case ahead of what looks like a potentially inevitable bailout should future a few years you have. a good alice nicky if it's too much we're subs need some too or we'll be giving everything away we're driving here in broken roads we don't have enough kindergartens there's money for. mentioning there are a lot of people in germany you also have problems we should also invest the money into germany. we shouldn't just be giving the money away but thinking about
throwing people here so the german people. will be called on to foot the bill not happy about giving money to greece. still to come in the program we'll take a look at a deep divide in the israeli society. members of society they think the government is functioning generous with its handouts. to stay with us. wealthy british style. tirelessly. market. find out what's really happening to the global economy stronger the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines.
a spectacular fly program and hundreds of thousands of visitors expected at the weeklong marks the air show just outside of moscow is in france has more from there if you go skiing if elt. air max is in its twentieth year taking place out here on this airfield it's really a place where civil aviation and military can join organizations from around the world come to one place and really share ideas and look at some of the top achievements in the field in the last year and not only that but develop business connections both for for military and private business and now some of the developments in navigation and handling pertain not only to military aircraft but to to v.i.p. jet business cost customers may buy and so everything from new weapon systems to beautiful leather seats is really really seen out here it's just
a shame or gets bored of what is on offer in the aviation industry now some of the things that people will want to see out here at max are some of the air shows there will be eighty russian aircraft hitting the skies five jet teams demonstrating their stuff over the skies above the field helicopters and then also twenty four an aircraft will be hitting the skies teams from china france and from around europe this goes on until september first prime minister medvedev will be stopping by and so it's it's a big show and there's really everything you can imagine out here from russian helicopters to these small private beautiful aircraft it's just it's just really amazing out here. right in the of the stories the palestinian leadership has said it will pull it off of the stand off planned peace talks with israel after three palestinians were
killed in an i.d.f. raid on a refugee camp in the west bank but israel also faces a conflict within its own society a simmering tension between security and off the docks jews threaten to boil over into violent confrontation. policia explains. i were among brothers is one of the worst things in history the jewish people never lost to an enemy they lost when there was war among brothers chaim and saddam is trying to prevent that from happening again but he's a lone voice the ultra orthodox rabbi was for many years a member of parliament for the country's biggest ultra religious party but they cost him out angry with his efforts to try and bridge the gap between secular and religious israelis it's left him angry because of a holiday unless there will be a change in the ultra orthodox community the direction it is going and it will lead to further religious extremism segregation and divisions within the community is will cause real danger to the state of israel. one in ten israelis belongs to the
ultra orthodox community they live in defector ghettos of the own making most of the men spend the day studying while the wives work for meager wages they live off to nations and state benefits in israel in two thousand and thirteen there are two different separated and hostile communities one is the old the other the one that most of its members are behind the tall fence us we will never meet in the walk less not in our schools not in the universities not in our colleges and because of this each side has stereotypes about the other though there are negative concepts ok so when two big societies will emerge on one lane in one state history told us that a civil war between the same people is just a matter of time but even on this issue the two sides don't agree. with it that's
simply not true there is no war that's nonsense if you see a religious protest against driving on shabbos it's because it's our friends the ultra-orthodox who live in that area or if it's about being drafted into the military it's not because we hate secular jews know it's about keeping our way of life not to toros we act according to the word of god but tensions are at an all time high seems like the subject coming more and more frequent tens of thousands of ultra-orthodox men protesting moves by secular israelis to force them to serve in the army and every month confrontations of the western wall between ultra-orthodox and reform jews they want to leave the regular life they want to wear a little but i don't think they want to be in such a marginal place in the society only the very extreme groups that are dragging them to this point in response rabbi i'm saddam has formed his own political party
it's called. i'm shelley i'm whole nation but for now the nation is not whole and doesn't seem to want to be so far he's failed to win a single seat in government whenever politicians here talk about the threats to israel they reference the usual culprits hostile neighbors but the threat from within is no less dangerous a war between brothers police here are to jerusalem. now for some international news in brief protesters calling for agricultural laws to be revamped have clashed with riot police in central colombia riot squad to use tear gas and world of batons to force stone throwing demonstrators off the street it's the eighth day of a nationwide strike aimed at forcing government to broaden subsidies and cut fuel prices. a massive wildfire in california continues to sweep birds through seventeen national park or edging closer to a larger reservoir that provides the most of san francisco's water supply the blaze
has also damaged two hydroelectric plants forcing the city to switch to other power sources more than three thousand five hundred firefighters are battling to control the fire which has been raging for eleven days. the venezuelan government has said for all day and as cessation attempt on president jury or this month arresting two presumed hit men in the capital caracas officials say they were working on orders from former venezuelan leader. it's not the first time venezuela has said it's too real in assassination plot against the president the most recent was two months ago reportedly orchestrated from colombia and the united states. stay with us for math cause i think you'll be delving into the murky world of international finance in the kinds of reports coming up next.
sometimes it seems like in the face of giant corporations people are just sort of helpless i could be pretty pessimistic myself about what a few individuals with no real money or power can really do against the system but you never dull in fact if you remember tour discussion about ammonia doused pink slime being used across america and frozen fast foods well shift jamie oliver has actually managed to shame mcdonald's enough on t.v. to get them to back down and stop using this ultra processed form of quote meat at their establishments also we recently discussed gamer rage at the rather racist portrayal of russians in the game company of heroes two will all the rage actually worked and thanks to the seventeen thousand signatures on the change dot org petition that game has been pulled from russian shelves by the developer the thing is that massive corporations do a lot of bad things because they have no morals and are obsessed with profit but
because they have no morals and are only obsessed with profit the second you even slightly threaten their cash flow they will instantly start cowering at your feet sometimes but that's just my opinion. this is the kaiser report you know there's been a lot of killings lately it's hard to keep track yes former politicians government officials regulators and heads of state are raking it in making a killing out the revolving office door into the high paying jobs consultants otherwise those client hires oh my god it's all corrupt stacy ever tell us more about this max once again j.p.
morgan is in our headlines this time for client hires in china they're being investigated by the f.c.c. in a civil lawsuit looking to see whether or not they were bribed basically via jobs offering jobs to the children of important chinese officials in exchange for business s.c.c.s. j.p. morgan probe threatens cozy tradition of client hires the u.s. government's bribery investigation into j.p. morgan's a point of at least two chinese bankers has prompted banks and other corporations across the globe to take a close look at their hiring practices one such practice max it's called client hires and this is hiring clients children's nephews cousins for entry level positions or summer internships and you know it's common across the world they say but in particular with banks foreign corruption bribing bribery law you know the chinese by huge amounts of years government debt as part of the need for the.