doing nothing and doing a military strike. there are other ways to put pressure internationally on the assad regime to isolate him that might be more effective that wuld not involve the use of military action. >> reporter: the white house launched a web-site to try to counter act polls showing public opposition to a strike on syria. randall pinkston, al jazeera, washington. some of the rebels are linked to a al qaeda and that's worrying western leaders. >> reporter: rebels went to al qaeda pushing their way the to new territory. this is the historic town northeast of damascus. they say they are the controlled here but it's not clear what he
has elsewhere in the rebelle city. the u.s. say it doesn't intend to support extremists but any military action which destabilizing the assad government is likely to trouble the rebels. the threats of an impending strikes results to the opposition. >> it shows perhaps a credible threat to the use of force of the united states and its allies having somewhat of an effect the already that will add that we are now going to hear. >> reporter: syria is not simply split between forces and the rebels. the opposition is fractured. groups are breaking away forming new alliances. that's another challenge for the u.s. as it intends to gather support for military action. it could mean that if the u.s.
strikes the president it could end up supporting fighters who along with other global are branded. with more on the american strike in syria is in the best interest of the u.s.. i want to bring if in the mid the east expert and professor of politics and international studies at the university of san francisco. good to have you with us. >> good evening. >> you wrote a very detailed article. you made some arguments against going to war with syria and one of those arguments is a military attack strengthen the syrian regime. how so? >> there's a rally around the flag effect that happens with any country from the outside. you also have this particularly true in skwraeur where the assad regime has been quite successful in that pheuplating the strong sense of nationalsation which the syrian people have been used
to for many generations. the u.s. attacks and forces of lebanon in the 1980s and other factors. and the hope of split for the baath party and the hardliners would likely disappear. people will close ranks around the regime. so whatever physical structural damage may be done to the military ^py the u.s. strike, i'm afraid is going to be more than made up in political gains for the regime. >> as you know the president laid out a very strong moral argument on why the syrian people need help and why assad needs to know its actions and wopbd be tolerated. could there be consequences if the the u.s. fails to act? >> there's been on going consequences for the syrian people for some time now. the international community really does need to act like those people are very upset at the russians and chinese what they have done at the u.n.
i think they need to redouble the tkeubmatic efforts to bring the sides together. i think supporting what remains the non- violence resistance which is more effective and more democratic than what they are in groups. there are other options i would argue it' not just a choice of going to wor war and doing nothing. >> let's talk to president obama at the g-20 summit now. you think other nations will join the u.s.-led efforts and just an isolated effort here by the u.s.? >> it's really striking about the vents in the past couple weeks. to my knowledge france is the only other country seriously supporting the military action directly. this many ways the united states is more isolated than it was on the eve of the invasion of iraq. what's particularly striking is the arab league, the turks are opposed to the regime and disarming the rebels and have raised questions about that. there's thraoel issues and this
would be a clear violation. tpoep francis has weighed in against the chemical weapons attacks and tkp*epbs the u.s. attack on the country as well. this is -- and givingen the u.s. history in the region from iraq to teu israel and elsewhere. for the united states to take this on virtually alone, i again, is going to be very counter productive if we really want to send assad a message. middle east expert and professor and international studies at the university of san francisco. ^py appreciate your time. >> my pleasure. >> keep it here for the continuing coverage in syria. a wal-mart walk out greeted shoppers nationwide. workers hit the streets to demand higher pay but will their protest hurt the world's largest retailer? and there are walls that are su.
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the documents have been shared by the "new york times" and "repu live ca. half of americans are worried about the information available about them online. 7 out of 10 believe laws and government policies are inadequate to protect their private data. >> the snowden revolution focused a lot of attention on this and i think the polls shows that people are increasingly concerned. >> the nsa believes its code-breaking abouts are a card with rivalries with russia, china and other down tris. in the future, one document states super powers will be made or broken based on the strength of their crypto-analytic programs. california inmates have
ended a two-month-long hunger strike. they stopped eating back in july to protest the state' use of solitary confinement. we may finally know what caused a massive yosemi t*e wildfire. they are phraeuplin blaming a ht let an illegal wildfire get out of control. the fire quickly destroyed more than 370 square miles of forest and over 100 structures. the fire is now 80% contained. i'm meteorologist rebecca stevenson. we're tracking a cold system and it's spinning up a lot of thunderstorms bringing in very heavy rainfall. a lot of lightning too. the lightning is exactly what we don't want because this is where
we have very dry conditions in the west. so we have fire weather concerns despite the amount of rain that's coming down. we're getting lightning strikes sparking new fires outside the very heavy rainfall. you can see plenty of warnings that have been popping up and off and on throughout the night and in the morning. we're going to see this through the first part of today before the storm system tracks just enough to the east that'll get mainly rain in the force of off and on showers. most of our heavy rain is across washington state and north idaho. seattlele you can expect a cloud the canes and cool day. most will be cool in the 60s as that center of low pressure if tracks in and it's going to come back as we get in to next week. now in the northeast right now we've got dry conditions but you've got cold temperatures, too. in fact, as we get down in to the 30s across the mountains we have a freeze warning in effect an we also have frost
advisories. and the frost advisories are stretching from maine to new hampshire and vermont and in to pennsylvania. so, cool in a lot of our valleys with the temperatures dropping down. we will wake up in the 40s, some areas in the 50s. most of us near the upper 40s. we'll feel that in the highs as well. some sunshine but cool 70s. now the midwest is a different story. we're staying 10 to 15 degrees above normal. we're going to have a hot day in tulsa in to the mid 90s. >> rebecca, thanks. weather is being blamed for a massive traffic pile up in england. more than 100 cars were involved in this bridge. hundreds oh of injured. a number over people had to be rescued from their vehicles. thick fog is likely to blame for the accident. >> fracking is making north dakota the fastest growing state in the u.s. a part of this oil and natural
gas boom is the town producing more than 800,000 barrels a day. diane has more. >> reporter: north dakota's indian reservation looks to be the next big winner nor the state's oil boom that's showing no signs of slowing. the u.s. geological survey shows beneath western north dakota and montana could hold more than 4 billion-barrels of undiscovered crude. that means land owners aim to do more than just drill. when completed, it could process 220,000 barrels of crude a day. how much you think you make by doing this? >> it's $70 or $80 mill a year
to provide for net profit. >> that could go to improve life on the reservation. >> building a refinery could change lives providing much-needed jobs where there are few. at the tribele summit, oil is topping the agenda. north dakota governor says even tribes that don't drill or refine oil stand to benefit from state tax revenues. >> we have more money going to schools on the reservations than ever before. we have a brand new program for first time in history. the state is sending money directly to tribele colleges. >> reporter: put he tried at building refinery thinks the money from oil also brings additional responsibility. >> we take this opportunity now with the oil very seriously.
>> reporter: it could take a couple more years before it's actually retpaoeuping oil. before those jobs reach those who need it most. , the tribele community giving those who live here time to redefine what they want to create for future generations. once again that was diane reporting. a new royal controversy involving the people's princess. 16 years after the death of princess diana. the new movie that's stirring the up emotion across the pond. ]
the new jersey health department are investigating several cases that are linked to a local bar in bell mar. it's spread through saliva and symptoms the include swelg of blands. a mishap involving a remote control helicopter. the 19-year-old was piloting in a park when it struck and killed him. according to reports one of its
routers appeared to cut its head or neck open. >> a ohio man is headed to prison after making a startling online confession. >> my name the matthew. on june 26th, 2013,ty hit and killed. >> he admits he was drunk when he drove his car down the highway. he has not charged with any crime. he said he made the video against his lawyer's advice. he plans to plead guilty anyway. >> it has been 16 years since princess diana was killed in a car crash but the wildly popular world known as the people's princess seems to have never met the hearts or minds of theired r
admirers. not everybody is happy about it. >> reporter: it's come through here in the summer to see where it actually used to live. the stakes where the population where the royal family is never ending. the fan club is very international here. >> she was wonderful. she was something different to family and i think she likes the shackles and it's stuffy and unapproachable. >> she's just so sweet. this week 16 years go this whole area is a sea of tphrou ters of. 16 years ago is a very long time and for many people no doubt diana has faded in to the distance. but clearly to many others she really hasn't. people remember her recently because of her son william whether's been in the news.
in a nightmare story the princess who died in such a violent way. >> in the imagination princesses do not day in late night car crashes caused by drunk drivers but di ana did. it's the most glamorous royal of our lifetime came to a grizzly end. >> many people think it's a bid inappropriate but the first about diana's life decided to concentrate on a secret relationship she had with a pakistani surgeon. but diana where they treasureed her memory. they that it's inappropriate for a woman who died while being tracked by paprazzi. >> the thing about her is she's
always been there and i'm sure the generation after generation she will be there in memory of the people. >> it's certainly true that the legacy that di ana intended for her is one that contained laughter and lots of children. enjoyed by london's family in the sunshine. but 16 years since she was buried. it seems the woman whether became known as the peoples princess. al jazeera, london. and finally at this hour, break out thec the cigars it' a. we e ear talking about the -- we're talking about baby panda at the national zoo. but mother and daughter are healthy and doing just fine. following chinese tradition, the baby panda will be named once it turns 100 days old nap will do it for this edition of al jazeera news. i'm in new york. thanks for watching. up next, real money with ali
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