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the white house sidelines the yuan probe into the use of chemical weapons in syria and makes final preparations for an assault against a mosque is based on its own unconfirmed intelligence. the latest leaks from edward snowden expose the financial dockside of u.s. spy programs as the whistleblower himself is on and by no governmental groups for his revelations and. start issuing aerobatics while the crowds at the knox twenty thirteen at show just outside moscow showcasing some of the world's best pilots flying some of the finest planes on the planet.
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live from moscow this is the with me your leadership of allah thanks for joining it's you on chemical weapons experts are expected to present the results of their investigation into last week's use of deadly toxins in syria but the u.s. has made it clear the world body is findings will not influence its intention to the syrian regime which it blames for the chemical a tongue that reportedly killed more than fourteen hundred civilians with an intervention expected as early as this weekend the wider international community remains unconvinced by america's claims as a trick count reports while the obama administration is laying the groundwork for a military strike against syria but the president says he has not made the final decision that mr ation has spent the last few days scrambling an intelligence assessment that would make the case for an attack on syria today we finally saw that report on classified four page version of it secretary kerry presented the
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report with it take a listen the american intelligence community has high confidence. this is common church this is evidence these are facts. so the primary question is really no longer what do we know. the question is what are we we collectively what are we in the world going to do about it but if you read the paper you also come across this line our high confidence assessment is the strongest position that the u.s. intelligence community can take short of confirmation so u.s. intelligence does not confirm the evidence that the white house says is undeniable as far as the evidence is concerned the report shows no evidence as such just conclusions then we have to bear in mind that this was the unclassified version of the report it mentions satellite images and intercepted communications with the
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paper's main argument seems to be this the assad government has huge stockpiles of chemical weapons they have the capacity to deliver them and therefore they were likely responsible for last week's attacks near damascus in the last few days several members of u.s. intelligence community spoke out on condition of anonymity saying the actual evidence that the u.s. has is not a slam dunk and there are caviar in the report related to the analysis of the satellite images and the intercepted communications also from secretary kerry's presentation it seems the main selling point for the strikes is the horrible horrible images that we've all seen the report refers to several times it refers to the videos seen the social media but they do not prove who carried out the attacks not only the american people are against an attack on syria but also the international community although secretary kerry talked about what he sees as a substantial international backing force for action whatever international backing he was talking about it's not the u.n. or whatever military action the u.s.
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takes eventually against syria it will be illegal under international law nato secretary general just said nato does not plan to produce in the military intervention in syria the un security council is yet to receive the results of the u.n. investigation but even that investigation will not reveal who is to blame for the horrific attacks that took place the inspectors only have a mandate to ascertain the use of chemical weapons but not by whom they were you just so the key question will still remain up in the air even as we receive the results of that investigation nonetheless the u.s. has already made its judgment. how to fail to win of a must of its international allies and lawmakers on capitol hill the white house is also struggling to drum up popular support for intervention among the general public and the wise and according to the latest polls more than hostile all americans think the country should stay out of the syrian conflict altogether but only a fifth saying they support getting involved and even if the assad government is
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implicated in peace of chemical weapons only twenty nine percent of americans would actually buy military action subset of this thing foreign intervention is in fact being provided by the desperate syrian rebels who are losing this if they've been in the civil war that the promise the president obama's making to the american people is that all the bleeding will be on the syrian side we will strike them we will bomb them we will drop cruise missiles but don't worry americans just stay shopping because we won't put boots on the ground there's just a euphemism for all the bleeding will be done on the other side unlike cameron who had to take the case to the british parliament obama's doing everything to avoid even a basic good bait to get congressional authorization no debate whatsoever even george w. bush had to get congressional authorization before he launched his war of aggression this is the failure of democracy in america as obama goes on this reckless and dangerous corps who had an interest in the use of chemical weapons assad is winning
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the war his public backing the rebels cannot win without foreign intervention u.s. intervention in particular they know that it weapons are used that's a trigger to launch the western intervention the only way assad can lose would be if the west intervenes militarily so who use the chemical weapons clearly not the assad government they're not suicidal they were winning the war this is a staged provocation that's what we're witnessing. the likelihood of militarist trying to surround syria has put its neighbors on high alert and us policy reports some worry it could be these catalyst for a large scale regional war. now the big concern of course is how will iran react we have heard from iran that if damascus comes under fire it will regard this as an attack on its thirty fifth province the thinking is that iran could activate both hizbollah and the rainy and revolutionary guard corps it could get them to use the fighters to attack those countries who are supportive of a u.s.
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led military strike inside syria at the same time iran could also close the strait of hormuz now this would affect around twenty percent of the world's supply of petroleum the head of the rainy and revolutionary guard has also said that if damascus was to be attacked this would see and this is a direct quote the immediate attack and the immediate destruction of israel this is of course something that the israelis are taking seriously the official word from the israeli leadership is that they are not involved in anything inside syria but that they of course will respond and respond harshly if they come under attack the israeli army is calling up reservists at the same time the israeli army has deployed the iron dome anti-missile defense system and other interceptors over the north of the country the public has been queuing up in the thousands at local post offices and other outlets to collect gas masks at the same time there have been emergency drills held at various schools and also the there are many who are
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actually clearing up a bomb shelters now for fear of any kind of strike on israel the jerusalem post is a daily newspaper inside israel and it is running with the headline keep calm but carry on at the moment the mood in the region is anything but keeping calm there is a growing sense that this conflict could result in an all out regional war. and russia's president vladimir putin has. as a nobel peace prize holder to consider the future victims of any military action and let's not hear more about what he had to say from sean thomas who's joining me now live with the details here in the studio sean nice to see you so the president had some strong was that right bring us up to date well put in was speaking to the press in vladivostok when he said that there is time at the g twenty summit to discuss the situation on syria so why is there this rush right now basically saying
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look we can take our time to discuss this as a global community he also said that saying that the chemical weapons were used by the assad regime which inside syria under the current conditions were nonsense very strong words coming from the president at that point time also he took some time to praise the decision of the u.k. parliament as we know this past weekend the debate over this past week they debated and actually voted down the idea of the u.k. getting involved militarily in syria he said that it was a surprise but it was a pleasant surprise and it shows that there are rational people thinking very inside the british government putin said that he is sure that these plans for airstrikes are caused by the syrian government making gains in a series of successes against the rebel forces and because of the retreat of the rebels of the this is kind of an attempt to sway the direction if you will of what is happening on the ground there in syria he also went on to say that if there is no proof that chemical weapons were used if it's not presented it means that they
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weren't used and of course we know that the u.n. . investigation team is now out of the country in the process of taking a look at. reviewing that evidence right now the other thing again is that very interesting president putin addressing president obama as a nobel laureate kind of appealing to that idea that if he is a man of peace then to consider what it would mean. he strikes people today so interesting comments coming off of the pressure and also reading that president putin also said and he actually the u.s. to think and remember its previous actions in different regions of the world that the ones that haven't actually solve problems that we just have to wait and see and do ok thank you very much sean tom is that so with so many players drawn into the tongo conflict the u.s. and its allies might find themselves on the same side of the fence as those they historically called enemies his own seasons the citric and i reports that i think.
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major aspect that's close to impossible to prevent in the syrian crisis should it get even more chaotic and unpredictable with the u.s. and western outside military involvement the likelihood of empowering al qaeda already a very powerful force in the country experts left and right are warning that the west would be fighting alongside group members in syria who at home are seen as its own main enemy in the war on terror the opposition in syria is far from unified political force members form a large chunk of this opposition attempting to get assad to step down concerns were high before that western ammunition would end up in the wrong hands because there's no way to selectively support one part of those against assad's government and not another the fear now is that u.s. and western military escapades would in force not just a vague opposition it sees as the good guy but the al qaeda members that make it up by the thousands namely the front considered the most violent elements in the opposition which experts label rebranded iraq in syria its numbers on the ground
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are estimated to be at around six to ten thousand fighters the large extent of our presence in the country in terms of specific numbers is not known but its presence and influence in the future of the country cannot be diminished if historical lessons are remembered this is already reminiscent of the old two painful experiences we've seen before prior to western involvement in iraq in libya for instance insurgency it ran rampant but a peek at us presence walked hand in hand with foreign participation bringing along terror suicide bombings and even greater chaos to those regions. and let us know what you think a military intervention in syria would result in logon to r.t. dot com and take part in our latest poll and let's now take a look at the numbers so far the majority predicts a catastrophic conflict engulfing the entire region including israel and iran almost a fifth of those who voted for see a libya like scenario that with the years of violence and islamic insurgency that
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also a few less don't believe washington world dare attack syria on its own while only one hundred full of you accept obama's claim that the strikes will be short and sharp and merely aimed at teaching syria a lesson. britain has as the new york times to get rid of copies of documents leaked by whistleblower edward snowden that as another u.s. newspaper revealed from one of the top secret files just how much america spends on surveillance the so-called black budget has never been shown to the public until now the classified data shows the u.s. has splashed out more than fifty two billion dollars on intelligence gathering alone the cia gold the lion's share fourteen billion dollars significantly more than the n.s.a. or any other agency the national reconnaissance office and the spatial and general defense intelligence programs also came near the top of the money together they got
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nineteen point six billion dollars to operate imaging satellites draw maps and a science of foreign and military plans and resources meanwhile snowden's leaks have won him international recognition and was awarded the twenty thirteen whistleblower prize by a coalition of andrew goes under has also used peter all of a in berlin says snowden's name is featuring prominently in german's upcoming election in september. well it's certainly not on the christmas card list of the german government as it stands at the moment these leaked documents that he says he's put forward really are the damning on the german government and just how complicit it seems that the b. and d. the german security services were in terms of spying not only to help the n.s.a. but spying impact on their own people here in germany when edward snowden released these documents one of the things i'm sure he didn't think he would be was a major issue in the german elections the that's on the twenty second of september
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the general election here and it's become one of the main the only real issue that people seem to be attacking unglue merkel over. the leader of the social democrats her main challenger in this election it said if he becomes chancellor if he wins this election then he will be asking some serious questions of the united states and he also be looking into delaying an important trade deal saying how can we possibly look at doing trade with the americans when we don't know if they have microphones and all of our desks so this has become something that the politicians are looking to attack and glimmer cologne it's probably one of the only things she's really weak on in the public eye because not only it seems to allow the united states to spy on germany but it seems that she also helped the united states to spy on germany so this is one of the reasons why edward snowden has received this award and he is being honored with this by a number of groups for his work in revealing what turns out to be the the wide
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ranging spying activities of the n.s.a. and the united states. and so to come this have. grown five years after london's nag came to power promising to help the city's roughly placed its pledge to provide every for all remains i think. stand that. but he sees things that scientists people don't notice. these days. but he hears things most people never to call him disabled but he's the world's first deaf and blind doctor of science. professor thinks other savor of. the great life lived against the odds.
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told him a language of oh but i will only react to situations i have read the reports. for those who know i will be a dentist a client a comment on your latter point someone to say to secure a car is on the job. no. radio no more weasel words. when you vade a direct question be prepared for a change when you find you should be ready for a battle freedom of speech and a little down to freedom to watch. able shing all say coming to life from moscow let's move on now choreography and synchronize moves to make the bolshoi's directors jealous russia's much trying to set in asho is providing the stage full state of the art and craft and daring
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pilots aussies linsey france went to watch some magnificent man and the flying machine. three days of business led up to this but now the fun begins for the public here as you called ski fields just outside of moscow the flight programs are the big draw for crowds here every year at max and it could because it's not just about the exhibit the latest in aviation technology that's on the ground it's what's flying above us in the sky and it makes quite an impression on the eyes and i can tell you on the ears as well some of the highlights included the flight of the t fifty brand new it's a feature in the russian military and it really while the crowd with its maneuvers at such a low altitude and of course we have the russian switch that have been performing here on the ground. did jet team that does choreographed maneuvers also at very low
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altitudes was breathtaking to watch very difficult maneuvers there and then of course moving on to helicopters you see the helicopter team there brooke cooties team piloting the me twenty eight and strike helicopters made by the russian helicopters company now this is their first time performing at max it's very rare to see helicopters performing like this anywhere in the world at an aviation show but they do vertical and horizontal maneuvers again a very low altitudes giving the crowds a look at how they use their technologies to move in such an agile way in the air and then of course with that with the business going on here a lot of money was made one hundred twenty nine aircraft were sold here at max totaling up to seven billion dollars so a lot of business has been done here at maks two thousand and thirteen but this is where the weekend kicks off and where the enjoyment really begins for all the
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crowds. plenty more footage of the marks headline is performing from here on out here to china and also going to head. to be in motion section of our website to feel what it's like to be on a testing range during an intense time to exercise as you can see in this clip leaving through steep hills or deep waters is not a challenge for these machines and they're roughly the t.v.'s the place to go online if you want to buy the two you. want to talk to dot com for me these creatures knew how to run for cover the u.s. navy has openly admitted it's set to commit a whale and dolphin massacre right off the mark has caused a lot about this new type of collateral damage on our website. one of greece's largest labor unions is calling for a must two days try commit september that's in protest at a rescue loans that could cause over twenty thousand public sector workers to moves
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that jobs by the end of the year and according to recent statements by germany's finance minister greece may need a third huge bailout my colleague kevin arlin and. earlier discussed what the billions poured into the greek economy are achieving. quite a lot of people are being affected these layoffs really are aimed mainly at the public sector and the public sector traditionally is the foundation of the greek economy and that's why so many people are taking to the streets to protest these my let's let's go to our cities kind of guilty we've spoken to many times before every time we've talked about the huge amounts the billions being poured into greece from international lenders. eagle that you see the first time that you know the guys he's talking to at least a pretty depressed they don't see the light at the end of the tunnel you're in athens what's your view well it is obvious by now the. whole scenario adopted for greece has been like a the straw for. this by those huge huge bailout loans greek debt.
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very high. peak over three hundred and twenty one billion euros did so that means that we're much worse than when the debt crisis started the bailouts were the bailouts were a catastrophic carolan new set of european studies in brussels. was it pouring good money after bad do you think you're a proponent of the bailout of the turn of this would have been much worse much worse situation i don't think from greece you have to look very far you simply look to bulgaria for example to see i mean the whole much worse it could have been still today living standards in reason are higher than they are in bulgaria if greece were to have left the euro zone and that's why men favor of all further beno i think it's a disastrous idea once you realized you've made a mistake you should stop doing it it is very simple the bailout is not helping the greek people we've just seen the images of people homeless people living in shelters losing their jobs cannot pay their rent their pension funds are
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disappearing now the bailout money is not aimed to help the greek people it is a. huge rescue package for bags just because who has benefited who has. most not the banks but i think germany has benefited most from the euro zone that's why i see the us campaigning on staying within the euro zone and that's why merkel has forty percent of the approval rate because germany is thriving germany exports all over europe and they are have a disability interest in having a stable currency zone. to london to brussels i can only say that he is looking at the completely wrong end of the stick simple is that the euro was a political project it never had any financial standing. and he is supporting a political decision not the economy and germany is has vowed to cover twenty six percent roughly a quarter of the bailout money that is going to greece and now we're looking at two
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hundred fourteen billion that means german taxpayers in the end will have to pay for sixty billion euros this money is badly needed in germany our infrastructure is suffering the railway system needs. investment so does the famed out to bonn and the industry. i think mr the greek colleague is only rooke looking at this one side of the coin and not seeing and not realizing the long term effects. london's mayor made a grandiose promise to provide a roof for the schools a homeless people strolling the capital streets but statistics address has done little to follow through on his pleasures as. the charity nightwatch head out on their nightly run distributing food to london's homeless no one knows exactly how many people are homeless in the capital but one thing that's agreed upon and that is that the numbers are increasing it's gone up
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from thirty people to fifty sixty seventy. you can see a large number of people have gathered here to use night watches daily now more all of the people who are here are rough sleepers but a number of them are when london mayor boris johnson came to office in two thousand and eight he pledged to end rusty playing by thousand and twelve not only does he not hit that target but rust leaping numbers have increased every year he's been in office in london and promised to be rather a sleeping bag thank you. yeah. it's very difficult. although it is. a problem people are doing anything about this database change shows a rise from three thousand four hundred seventy two people when the mayor came to power to six thousand four hundred thirty seven sleeping rough last year but the
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mayor's office insists it's not all bad news and the increase in numbers isn't party to an increase in funding longer hours on the street reach teams mean more people than ever before being identified and now eight out of ten new rough sleepers will only spend twenty four hours on the street yet despite the increase in funding many of the people here have been sleeping rough for months. on the street. you know. a lot of them are problems of hostiles before. the council please and. get the police from your own in the middle of the line. twenty two year old silas doesn't want his face shane he tells us he often sleeps in a car park nearby it's
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a complex story silas tells us that he has had some contact with out which groups operating in the area but he hasn't yet got on benefits and therefore can't get into council accommodation. through. the local outreach team have told us that they're looking into silas's case his just one of thousands of the homeless in the capital this is the face of london's famous in twenty thirteen and it seems it's an increasingly young one. arty london. coming up on i'll see you from considering says science to becoming every now and psychology professor before to depart for one extraordinary month right after a short break. sometimes it seems like in the face of giant corporations people are just sort of helpless i
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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 go 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 well 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.
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it's too late for me i'm old done in water but i'll soon be on searching for all mice in this report i was blind and deaf and without hope. this is no life. it's a crappy joke come on priests when to god you cry for all my needs he was nothing but show.

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