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i. still write two hundred seventy two the nose to the left at two hundred eighty five . the british government is a silence as parliament rejects ministers david cameron's call for military intervention in syria. meanwhile president obama is considering charging ahead with a limited military strike on syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons despite growing reluctance from its allies. also emergency crews and russia work around the clock trying to keep floodwaters that. residents. in a century takes a heavy toll on infrastructure. it's
ten am yell from other russian capital you live with us on our do you with me to bomb would say. as u.s. forces poised for a possible military strike on syria washington's key ally has withdrawn its support british lawmakers have defeated a motion by david cameron's government effectively ruling out the country's involvement in earlier sold intervention was rejected by a margin of thirteen votes with thirty members of cameron's own party turning against him parliament refused to sanction british involvement in syria even if u.n. inspectors concluded that damascus was indeed responsible for the use of chemical weapons in august an attack that reportedly killed hundreds of civilians in the eyes of lawmakers cameron was unable to make a sufficiently convincing case against us president m.p.'s to explain why the syrian regime could possibly want to provoke of foreign action or the premier admitted that british intelligence could not pinpoint
a motive now cameron then urged law makers to make their own judgment against assad and act on their own convictions that didn't win over m.p.'s creating an embarrassing situation for downing street surface reports from london. well a crushing blow for the prime minister david cameron aside government motion on possible military action in syria defeated two hundred eighty five votes against two hundred seventy in favor eight hours of lengthy debating some very strong in motive language from the prime minister is he laid out his case and there was no doubt he wanted to see military action in syria and he made that case to the house and not only not able to convince the opposition but indeed members of his own party as that vote reflects unable to bring unity unable to bring any consensus here in responding to that outcome the prime minister said the house has
not passed the motion the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people it does not want military action i get that and will act according earlier in the day they had the intelligence dossier publish a lot of people critiquing information on that saying it too little in the way of actual hard evidence that they're looking at moving forward with a plan for possible military action and very much the opposition's line was that they needed more facts before any action was taken this very much for flex not just a lack of unity amongst the british public over this issue of intervention but amongst the conservatives own policy amongst the prime minister's own members of his party already a lot of talk from sun and peace and again from some members of the prime minister's own party saying those a real sense of that the prime minister had rushed into this his words at the end
you know really resoundingly with the prime minister of this leave the dock point that there was no appetite for military intervention at this point really hammered home to him in the. scores of leading military experts across of the globe are warning against intervention in syria british admiral sir alan west and told r.t. that weekly in the us led regime would provide a these two extremist forces who would then turn against the west all my experience of wars and i've been in them and in the lead up to them and i've been running them and things is to find that you have a more of unintended consequences you think you're just going to do one little thing but actually things then happen and expand the nations like the u.s. and the u.k. and france and turkey need to be very very careful about what action they take we need to be very clear what is it we actually want to achieve what is the end state we want we need to have in place mechanisms militarily to ensure that things don't go beyond a certain degree but i'm not at all. i would actually help the condition of the
people within within syria we've seen what happened in iraq you know we've seen what's happened in afghanistan i have no doubt that the al qaeda group and there are a very large group i'm afraid in the opposition funded by people who haven't thought through what this really means would be delighted if america or britain and france attacked they would be delighted by it but that doesn't mean they like us and they want to actually have they oppose us and would like to do is farm but in a temporary basis that would suit them so we need to be very very careful how we actually act u.n. inspectors in syria said to present their findings on the use of chemical weapons over the weekend a former commander of the british military is chemical defense regimental dowdy the sketchy evidence on the attack leaves room to suspect that radical rebels were behind it. got to piece together all the intelligence available or i'm very much in the favor that the permanent five perhaps should form a team of experts not just chemical but militaries world who could look at all the
evidence that's on the ground in syria and also the intelligence it's being gathered by those intelligence services and put it together that only the chance to come up with an annoying cheated or you guarantee you know. who is responsible but at the moment the level of confirmation is is probably only in the seventy's broccoli play for a sheen of chemical weapons or biological weapons to syria into terrorist groups and says is must be the worst case scenario there have been reports on corroborated that some terrorist groups have gained some of these stocks. of the syrian stockpile yet to be confirmed but that of course is is a possibility in future the u.s. president could go ahead with a limited strike against syria despite that would draw wolf of support from washington as close as a line barack obama is now struggling to put together an international coalition
willing to launch action against the middle east and state now the battle is moving its unable forces closer to syria in a position for immediate strikes if the order is given for destroyers are currently deployed in the mediterranean and a fifth is reportedly on its way all of them with dozens of tomahawk across the missiles there's also nato task forces in the area consisting of four more ships all of that in addition to the vas a military presence of the u.s. and its allies on the territories of nearby countries such as were in the port there are reports on the ongoing developments. i have warned that president obama has not made of final decision but all signs are suggesting that a strike could occur as soon as united nations inspectors who are currently investigating last week's alleged chemical attack in syria leave the country they are scheduled to depart from damascus on saturday and that's when the u.n.
experts are expected to brief the u.n. security council on their findings now the white house is expected to present its case for military action against syria to congressional leaders that may have already happened during a conference call thursday evening and ministration officials say that they have intelligence that shows the forces loyal to president bashar al assad carried out last week's alleged chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of damascus however critics say that the intelligence that the obama administration does have does not directly tie assad to the alleged chemical weapons attack president obama is reportedly basing his case military action in two ways on two points he says first and foremost he believes the u.s. needs to safeguard international standards against the use of chemical weapons we all remember how he made his statement of chemical weapons use being that red line
that can't be crossed and he also says that the use of chemical weapons is a threat to america's national interests and now he believes that syria directly is threat to america's national interests now we should keep in mind that if president obama does order a military strike on syria he would be doing so without congressional approval and lacking approval from the united nations security council resolution which is required according to international law so if the u.s. moves in unilaterally without approval from the. the international community from the united nations it would be acting in violation of the u.n. charter but by all reports by all accounts by everything that seems to be coming out it seems as though the u.s. president is going to move ahead with his plan even if he has to move ahead on his own as opposed to how he previously planned to move ahead with some european
partners and while president obama is inching closer towards international military action against syria u.s. citizens have taken to the streets in new york washington d.c. and several other cities around the country to protest airstrikes against the syrian people according to recent polls only nine percent of americans support a war in syria protesters that came out into the streets say that just like with weapons of mass destruction in iraq false information they believe is being told now about syria to justify another war us media reports have pointed to the likely source the u.s. is relying on for its claim that the syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians the proof is said to be based on intercepted phone conversations evidence that was also used by washington a decade ago to justify the iraq war gareth porter and that of the specializing in the u.s. national security policy says the obama administration doesn't seem to be clear on
its own objectives. it is so difficult to figure out what the administration really thinks that it's doing and seriously though you know it is sometimes stated that we have to do it for humanitarian purposes and sometimes because of international law both of which are highly debatable to say the least in terms of recent history as well as previous history of u.s. policy and you know it begins to look like the there's a small coterie of people within the administration who have gotten the idea that they want to do something and they have somehow prevailed on the president to do something that he apparently didn't want to do and that presents a real mystery of major proportions. meanwhile syria's neighbors and other regional powers are closing ranks against a possible intervention let's take a look right now about jordan where the u.s.
has an air base and says its territory cannot be used as a launch pad for any military action against syria iraq says it will refuse to provide the airspace for an attack on its neighbor while in egypt they've issued a strong warning against foreign intervention in syria lebanon's foreign minister has spoken out against military action saying its air space will not be available while hizbollah which has always backed us forces has also made it clear that it opposes any intervention and would not stand idle if an attack happens within syria or us and it's all from us and it's nato attacks that nato allies rather i'll just call as there is in beirut with the details the street is angry apprehensive and fearful the media in the region is that the winds of war are blowing in so we are both sides are vowing to fight for the country many are afraid that if america
launches military intervention this will only result in a bloodbath here in lebanon hizbullah has said it will not stand idly by if assad is fired on this is the clearest indication from the military group that it plans to get involved and any kind of his bill involvement will see rockets fired at israel already in israel thousands of residents have been going to post offices to collect gas masks the country is in a state of high alert and army reserve soldiers have been called out very clearly the sense that something big is on the cards policy r t beirut and i would like to know what you think of other situation in syria logon to our web site r.t. dot com to vote in our latest a web poll let's take a look at what you've been saying to today's question we're asking you if washington goes ahead with unilateral military action in. what will be and gave you look like so far and fifty nine percent of you say that washington if washington does go ahead it will become
a catastrophic conflict engulfing the entire region including israel and iran a fifth of those who voted to do not believe washington will day at syria on his own soul of twenty percent now some foresee a libya like scenario with years of violence and islamic insurgency along the six percent of you that think that. they accept obama's claim that the strides would be shocked and shop and maybe aimed at teaching syria a lesson have your vote at all to dot com. still to come in the program of those infuriating cold callers they may be a familiar annoyance to people in britain but now it's prison inmates on the end of the lives selling insurance contracts will tell you more about the result development life of the brave. but he sees things that scientists people don't notice. these.
thanks. mike welcome back you still watching r t with me to mom would say persistence sale calls that can give people a rude interruption from their daily routines but now there's a fresh twist in the u.k. and it's more than an issue of me inconvenience arty's point of boycott explains your phone rings you pick up and it's a person politely trying to flog you something be it telemarketing or insurance sales you're talking to a stranger it's called cold calling but you homeowners would suspect that the person on the other end of the line is a prison inmate. to staffordshire prison's a piloting the unusual news team drake call and h.m.p. oakwood and inmates are being paid twenty pounds a week to do the cold calling they reportedly start out by asking would you like to
save some money before going on to quiz homeowners about any potential valuables that are worth insuring in their homes they also ask for the name of the person they're talking to as well as the postcode of the address in question i don't think i feel too comfortable because they were her friends on the outside. pass all the information so that into the most reliable people to actually be doing that sort of job personally i think this is more we could thing but to see what you disagree you know i wouldn't feel comfortable storming find out. because you've been in her story from asian about yourself and you have to agree from suspect the woman i wouldn't feel comfortable with anyone asking me that question why no. call calling offering if you had valuables anyway. and saying the news has sparked concerns that inmates could go on to use the information they've acquired for criminal means but the ministry of justice says that offenders onslow to deviate from their marketing
scripts which means that they pose no threat they also say that the work provides a valuable experience and allows offenders to be more employers will in future prisoners placed in call centers or risk assessed and the work subject to stringent security measures would call supervised and recorded. it is crucial that offenders do not sit idle in their cells ensuring prisoners learn new skills through work opportunities makes them or employ a bull in the future that means a lower risk of reoffending lower crime and fewer victims even so the news has rattled some brits who say there's no call for inmates cold calling party boy. london. you may have thought the terrestrial life only learned to travel beyond the earth's atmosphere in the twentieth century but on a website we've got some intriguing evidence of space travel dating back billions of yes that includes
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doors to the public let's not go live at t r d's losing friends a full mall lizzie you've been teasing us all morning what can we expect states is . having today what do you have in store for us. well today is the big day tab you know max has been taking over as you called scare fields outside moscow you know for twenty years and every year it's astounding what they have to offer and of course i am talking not just about what is on display on the ground here as far as aviation technologies go but i'm talking about the flight programs that's right today is the day the gates open the public begins to enter for a couple of days of a standing aerobatics we start off here at eleven o'clock with russia russian jets right out of the gate and then they're switching off with ukrainian up pilots pilots out of france flying rafal jets and of course russia will be flying
the very famous a sort of a diamond in the crown of their jets the t. fifty very exciting thing to watch i caught sight of it a couple of days ago it's an amazing jet and it will be roaring through the skies here shortly also china's team will be here today as well and so we are waiting till that begins at eleven o'clock when that huge roar hits the air and everyone goes look skyward and those jets begin to show their stuff to get it is just some amazing stuff that goes until five pm tonight thousands are expected to come through the gates today and all through the weekend so it's an amazing thing to watch of course we will be bringing you the best video we can possibly shoot of this amazing event. is already getting tongue twisted there with excitement at the twenty. thirteen share where we're going to see what you're going to bring us in the next couple of hours. now to the very latest legal from the fugitive american
whistleblower edward snowden a so-called black a budget has been disclosed in a washington post article indicating the colossal scale of surveillance spending called into classified documents obtained from snowden the u.s. pressure out over fifty two billion dollars in intelligence gathering in for school year twenty thirteen this is black budget exhibits of the total sum received by the department of the interior and commerce and nasa combined yet the report suggests that despite the have to cost the intelligence community has remained and able to provide critical information to the u.s. president on a range of national security threats snowden's revelations have warned him international fame and respect he has recently been awarded twenty thirty which will. probably mean the whistle he's been awarded the whistleblower prize will coalition of and now the whistleblower himself can be present at the awards ceremony today in berlin but our two will be there for you to bring you that.
well some other international news in brief for you this hour new clashes have broken up between riot police and protesters in colombia i mean they continue in nationwide form a strike at these four people were arrested and over two dozen injured when mosque hold rocks at security forces this was back with now the clashes appeared at the present some thoughtful been told the protesters and she's day vowing to address the concerns of farmers are demanding cheaper fuel and fertilizers as well as more government subsidies. wildfires in california are spreading further into your so many national park are the fire which is now thirty percent contained is threatening san francisco's water supply. falling into onto the major reservoir the blaze of that began two weeks ago has left no casualties behind but has destroyed more than one hundred buildings and campsites.
and at least ten people have died or from the degree you fever in pakistan's largest city karachi the fever has now spread to six regions of the country and health officials say over eight hundred cases have been confirmed in the south are in sync province authorities claim the situation is under control and that measures are being swiftly implemented to curb the spread no vaccine exists against a mosquito borne virus which has become the world's fossil spreading tropical disease. in afghanistan a suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in the northern province of killing a district chief and his associates while wounding several others the exact casualty figures are not yet clear and no groups have claimed responsibility the incident reportedly occurred during the funeral of a tribal leader who died the day before north afghanistan has been at the country's elisa volatile area in recent years but has seen a surge in attacks ahead of the twenty fourteen nato withdraw. with the damage of
from the floods in russia is far easier reaching all those a billion dollars president putin has been urging local officials to step up their response the disaster has seen many thousands evacuated farmland and homes destroyed and entire towns devastated. as. this man is one of thousands in russia's far east waiting nervously his garden submerged and soon his ground floor could also be taken over by the amel rivers rising levels the consequences of which are unthinkable you know well after this flood i'll be made homeless what would do with the houses entirely submerged this is the village of lenin square in the jewish autonomous region in russia's far east the other may drive the school bus during term time but for now he's found a scorching rushes emergency services around the devastated area his next move is
unknown but. after this disaster i'm afraid who knows what will happen this village is typical of many here rescue crews and local volunteers combining day and night trying to keep the water at bay volunteers like catarina sonja williams i mean we do everything ourselves people help us we're not going to drown we're going to live here the situation is really bad but we will not give up . well the severity of the situation is clear to see we are just thirty yards away from a number of residential blocks here in the city of how about ask and all that separates us on those houses is a hastily erected. in the hope is that it will stand in the face of ever increasing water levels the fear now is that the water is wet recede by wind making homes uninhabitable social housing i'm compensation will be available but that is
what we have decided to provide additional aid to people in the disaster area financial aid to those who hit and compensation for the loss of property one of the top priorities was to provide accommodation for families who will unfortunately have to live through the winter without a home it's a challenge for now it's a race to lay thousands of sandbags in decline which is of draining trenches to keep the water from claiming more towns and villages as for the fifty thousand plus who've enjoyed weeks of upheaval it's a painful waiting game as to when the ammo river will let them see what's left of their homes postcards. how about us. and i'll be back with the news headlines in about half an hour up next the people adapting to the loss of sight and hearing on the way to a full life. so
the historic and for many americans tragic ruling in a bradley manning case just got a lot weirder because he has declared that he wants to live the rest of his life as a woman named chelsea well i'm glad his lawyer got him to keep this revelation to himself until the end of the trial but sadly he really should have pushed for him to keep quiet about this just a bit longer why you were asked because if there is one thing i know about the mainstream media. is that the second sex is involved everything else instantly becomes a distant second case in point what is the legacy of bill clinton is it the job murderer who are sure to nafta no is it a violent foreign policy throughout the world somewhat similar to bush's and obama's in locations like haiti somalia in the balkans etc no his legacy is based on the least important sin he committed as a president cheating on his wife for the years couldn't was an office the lewinsky scandal just smothered everything else i am pretty sure that if i know the
mainstream media they are going to use manning as gender confusion to overshadow and drown out everything else involved in the case but that's just my opinion. but with economic ups and downs in the final. day the on the field sang night and the rest of the night it's a neat take it will be a prickly.