no wool. store. a look at that got them a good strong look at the moment so that there was the above seals that i wouldn't eat them. up but i had the baby was a girl it was for me and well that's a sure what i see more than. he did but of the. putin and you know not the only russians whose names us and independent european media try to sully a little the carpet for colds i felt offended not just for myself but for the country. after the daily telegraph publication the legendary chess player spent some time proving he hadn't participated in any offshore accounts scheme. to force. him to come. but it didn't occur to british newspaper editors to apologize. and i didn't.
but i'm going to. go look silly me. if. i should. it's being called an olympic truce after months of over the top rhetoric the two careers are talking again the first time in two years is this a serious diplomatic opening or merely south korea appears to welcome this opening is the same apply to washington. in the heart of the swiss alps this is a place probably more secretive the pentagon more mysterious than the cia and better guarded than for knox swiss customs are here permanently all the site is controlled by them and they impose the opening times story of the opposite it was abducted from his office the procedures in place of the strictest in all europe
masterpieces by artists like pecans oh and modigliani i camped boards and sold inside this warehouse that's where the report comes in it covers up deals which are naturally discreet commercially discreet step but also discreet because they concern fraud of some of those paintings are linked to dark secrets nobody knows how many of these secrets a kept inside the geneva freeport system closet and that you'll never obtain an inventory of all the works in the freeport who knows how many there are three hundred three thousand three hundred thousand is it a matter of confidentiality only is it the world's black box of the art business. i think there is indeed potential to kind of come out of this impasse of implementing the minsk agreements by recreating on the un piece operation this is
a very sensitive politically was contributing countries to believe in chile offer troops it's off to decide to whom they have confidence and there have not. there was no mention of china's president siege of the panama papers but just like flood e-mail built in photographs of the chinese leader appeared on european and american front pages for several months they tried to even to pin down presidents issue being offside of fire one of his relatives you know was not big enough to incriminate the president trying to direct. the syrian president bashar al assad is not mentioned in the files either however the fact that his cousin rami makhlouf is mentioned allowed the pseudo it's as i said newspaper to publish
and his job. who do you think dan. journalist and political scientist pepe escobar remains convinced that the panama targeted certain countries from the start. and states to conceal the investigations real purpose references to a political celebrities like jackie chan emma watson and young no truly were included. down there on the other side we're talking about sixty act that's right the big brother to a. racing driver ya know truly retired long ago the exchange the smell of burning rubber in the roar of engines the fresh mediterranean air and his own
fragrant winery. these are called tono how many people in all body ok the bikes is normally age wine but the journalist wouldn't leave him in peace the most literal he forced to justify his relationship with the panama firm maseko and second i went through them. with. a company which was handling basically my business i didn't know them i didn't know what was their job to be honest. and say for me was one company or the other world is a. truly claims all show companies are needed to develop business the italian authorities rules that truly is business was indeed operating within the law. but the newspapers never wrote about that it's too boring. the only people which
basically have tried. to get an advantage out of this sort of newspaper. and probably other politician which were attacking other politicians. when paul mccartney's ex-wife heather mills name appeared in the panama papers even her majesty's tax authorities developed an interest in her finances it turned out that some years ago heather invested quite substantially in a firm producing vegan foods. so i put one point two million investment into this company and i left it with my lawyers to organize the paperwork and they invested in a company called zero plus. but apparently the o.p.'s company had another company so to cover the security of the money they put it depend on the other company. for six months tax investigators scoured mills financial
affairs with a fine toothed comb and found no irregularities oh my god i've had so have. i have sued so many newspapers for defamation and have tried to change the law that the size of the lie they write has to be the size of the apology for fifteen years i've been pushing for that but because the media control our politics nobody has had the balls to make the media write the truth. the investigative reporters in this game the pawns or the kings. and what was the mysterious john doe's role. in the.
to actually profited from the publication of the pentagon papers could personal persons unknown have been trying to manipulate the journalists with help. interestedly many experts doubt whether the consortium led investigation was objective. it's a collection of a so-called independent trust but they are not independent. they are not journalists they have. told stassi. that spy on everybody as is the intestines for. when these.
the director of the international consortium of investigative journalists. has lived here in australia for twenty five years. he's comfortable here from the bustle and the panamanian tax haven the climate is nice too. because it's cooler and. you know it and i think they. thought of it more peaceful than. half of the world generally describes his organization as quite a modest company of like minded individuals. very small nonprofit organisation we have about twenty people i paid about twenty people to work on this story. international consortium of investigative journalists was founded in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven as a project under the center for public integrity. have their headquarters in the
same washington d.c. building. on the same street as the white house in fact. public integrity. in washington. foundation that foundation that carnegie foundation. until recently money from sponsors went through the c.p.i. but surprisingly after the papers went public. to receive its sponsorship money directly millions of dollars. the last tax declaration that we managed to find on c.p.i. his website was for two thousand and fifty. it says the census budget for that was nine million dollars of which one point two million covered management salaries.
for example. the leading independent investigative journalist one hundred ninety six thousand dollars is co-director james morris a little less sixty thousand. the american investigative journalist society foundations which belong to george soros . open society along with the state department's international development agency. leading sponsors behind the color revolutions. for example in the book the color revolutions in the former soviet republics successes and failures the author's name them as the organizations behind and coups in former soviet countries. two thousand. overthrown two thousand and three georgia rose revolution two thousand and four
ukraine orange revolution two thousand and five. two thousand and eleven russia snow revolution two thousand and fourteen. civil war. was the time. international consortium of investigative journalists and. that's why there is no doubt that the sequel to the papers will not be limited to scandalous headlines and hysterical t.v. . the only question is. who has the panama to document snow and how
a lot of money it really is. journalism it's an act of journalism looking at things that people want to keep secret and asking why would they want to keep these things secret. millions of. documents were examining. all the people we basically have tried to get an advantage out of this sort of newspaper. and probably other politician which were. other politicians the media would point to find their targets such as the kings of morocco and saudi arabia the president of argentina several prime ministers. and russian president vladimir putin of coolest. oh my god i've had so i have sued so many newspapers for defamation some things don't just happen by chance it was very
striking there were no more americans specially a lot of people from the brics countries specially brazil russia and china that this special project reveals what was missed in the media coverage. of the panama chronicles. you know when you don't. see the. data corporate it's. not true only ten. may be. left alone kelly said. claiming to know terminated especially that. alex you speak french. most of. the family. then send them continue to talk of the son dismissing the council to false.
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trump extends sanctions really for your iran but threatens to quit the nuclear agreement if it is not provide. the kind of search for the place we want everyone but. just. as the fallout continues from the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the israeli capital. and the european court of justice prevents sweden from boarding a moroccan asylum seeker considering considered a potential terrorist by security forces. for the latest on these stories you can head to our. next discussing the recent a breakthrough. in south korea.
hello and welcome to cross talk where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle it's being called an olympic truce after months of over the top rhetoric the two careers are talking again the first time in two years is this a serious diplomatic opening or merely a ploy south korea appears to welcome this opening as the same apply to washington . talking the koreas i'm joined by my guest michael maloof in washington he's a former senior security policy analyst in the office of secretary of defense also in washington we have set up he is
a senior fellow at the institute for china american studies and in london we cross the charles bridge he is a security analyst and. former u.k. army and counter terrorism intelligence officer origin across the uk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate charles let me go to you first here of course looking at the reactions to this olympic truce the one word keeps coming up wedge the north koreans are trying to wedge the u.s. away from south korea well of course they are the whole idea that's what's called a political and diplomatic gambit let the games begin at least the diplomatic ones here really the question is how the americans are actually going to respond to it not that it's a wedge because it is go ahead charles. yes undoubtedly north korea is quite skillfully taking advantage of events such as the olympics that doesn't mean they don't generally want to take part and i suspect many in north and south korea would welcome that they're going to take part after all they're all koreans at the end of
the day america could have perhaps seen this coming perhaps did but they way they were acting in immediate runup to this decision suggests that many of them weren't for example nikki haley and of course in the u.n. very loudly often the case unfortunate not just on this issue but so many others who have a very largely pronouncing that talk simply wouldn't be taking place that very first of all north korea had to denuclearize. abandon their program before any talks would happen and then almost as if the world has been pulled underneath but to be fair as well donald trump himself has welcomed these talks he's tweeted i think has of course where we find policy coming from he has tweeted that it's welcome. and of course it is of course if we want to claim credit for it actually it may be that in some ways credit is due to his role it may be that for example not necessarily his tough approach but he's very unpredictability and perceived
irrationality not just amongst koreans but around the world among catalyze as well of course it could have contributed to i agree with you you can look at it from totally different venues and come to the same conclusion actually it's very very interesting that let me go to you in washington here a few days ago the very suggestion that the north korean a limping team would go to the south to participate lindsey graham said that should not happen and one of the interesting things that western policymakers don't give south korea much agency about their own security and i think that's again part of this wedge here i mean if the north koreans can talk to the south koreans where the problem is in that region you have the russians in the. chinese vouching for a process that's the way it should work that's a whole lot more confidence than somebody all the way across the globe talking about is big button go ahead it's you know the point about agency which you mentioned is actually the important one and it is it is that aspect of agency which
the current south korean government has has has cottoned on to the center left governments in south korea always felt that they needed to exercise that agency so as to have a little bit more of a balancing role on the peninsula and rather than be completely aligned with the u.s. because on on on peninsula issues because when you are completely aligned with the u.s. on peninsula issues sometimes things just go down the wrong way track all the military route the wrong with sensually you know one of the very important factors about kim jong un's rest of procreation in his new year's speech was actually that many of those points were laid out many of the many of the points richey which he talked about were points which were listed by president in a speech in berlin in july when you're in the hood saying please come and see and participate in the olympics let's try to have exchanges starting with during the
korean new years and have family family exchanges let's reduce tensions on the demarcation line i mean each of these has received in response from kim jong un in a positive response yeah we can talk literally as you know graham has a serious announcement it's an important it's interesting because if you look at the north korean leader of north korea his new year's speech michael let me go to you here i didn't see really much coverage in the mainstream it was very interesting ok fine it's the old days of primitive reading between a fine that's fine with me but i mean on the face of it it was it was very it was an overture and the south reciprocated i mean that's how you start a process ok and i think this is something that's very good i know the north koreans are very difficult to work with but the americans don't keep their word ok so now we have to go to baby steps to start a process go ahead michael. yeah i think that what what north korea did
particularly. kim north korea he he he made he made these overtures i think because he now realizes that his nuclear and missile capabilities are in play that they are sufficient to deal with any u.s. threat i don't think he would have done anything before he was assured and felt confident that his arsenal was was it was prepared and ready to go if he's not going to use them against the south and i think and i think that he has good strategic thinkers and by making the overture to south korea president move to south korea was very has always been involved in wanting to have a closer discussions the question that then arises for the united states is does this then make the united states influence on the peninsula. less and less relevant as
a consequence but it still doesn't take care of the issue or address the issue of kim's nukes and i think that those are not going to go away and i think that what happened is that but you know south korean initiative has taken yeah but when it gets a go big or go to china things here because i mean this is a deterrent i mean i can no logical person with knowledge of this long going conflict can convince me that north korea wants to use these weapons in an offensive matter because if they do they will be incinerated in a matter of minutes it is for security it is for him this is what the north koreans want they want the americans the sit down at the same table and the korean war that's right folks it has never been ended they want legitimacy and they want economic aid and they want to be part of the international community is they see fit i think those are interesting talking points ok it's better than war go ahead charles yeah i think we need to look at this from the perspective of. koreans or rather because this is what's relevant in this case the north korean leadership.
north korea like other countries around the world has seen a decade and a half getting on for two decades now where countries were persuaded to give up their weapons of mass destruction and countries such as iraq countries such as libya on the promise that they wouldn't then be interfered with that they didn't need to defend themselves against countries such as united states and those countries were then destabilized on their leaderships deposed by force of arms of course talk about iraq and libya and arguably of course that may well be an issue with syria as well there's also of course given up that day and we may see results of that in the future but nonetheless this is send a message around the world to smaller countries in particular particularly those countries of course i've been on the list of the axis of evil united states promulgated of its plans widely known to topple what it sees as any me
or unhelpful regimes around the world i say it's use of the word regimes we would say governments and of course north korea is and has long been on that list and so the only way that it can prevent an attack from the united states from its perception or from its perspective is of course to go the opposite way of these other unsuccessful countries and actually not just maintain it's to be india but actually acquire and refine them and with the previous speaker who says that actually now north korea has arrived at that situation it has arrived at a point which is now almost certainly it's too late for the united states to take military action from military generals charles or i think really interesting if you look at the history and the ups and downs negotiations here i mean it's or it's kind of a golden bluff nobody really wants to test it at this point right now ok and i think that's really quite interesting i mean i am not a technical expert in these things here when they tell me this is an i.c.b.m. no or maybe it's just an intermediate missile with extra the.