>> welcome to the al jazeera news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes. isil launches series of devastating suicide attacks from the iraqi army using captured american vehicles. military maneuvers al jazeera finds evidence of russian troop movements close to the border of ukraine. bangladesh charges the factory owner with murder over
the country's worst industrial disaster. and starting it out. banned in beijing as china introduces tough new laws. >> well, let's begin the news hour in iraq where government forces say 45 soldiers have been killed in a suicide-bombing southwest of tikrit. that false another suits attack north of fallujah that has left 42 policemen dead. elsewhere 33 iraqi government fighters were killed in an ambush by oils east of ramadi. 40 others were injured in the attack. iraq's air force has been hitting back against isil in provinces. all of this comes as
iraq's prime minister hyder hyder al abadi announces that they lost weaponry when they lost to isil last year. >> this has been one of the most brazen attacks that isil launched against security forces. the air base is a very secure air base, home to iraqi and shia military troops as well as iraqi forces. isil alleged to have driven a tank laden with explosives all the way to the gates of that base where it exploded. hence the amount of casualtyies that we're seeing. we're expecting it to rise. we've seen throughout the last few days isil forces using humvee suicide car bombs to great effect. they're reinforced and there are plenty of them. tanks we do not see.
to be used as suicide vehicles. this is going to be a very controversial tactic from isil. iraqis are going to have to realize that there is their own weaponry being used against them and, indeed, american weaponry that they bought from the americans that are now being used against them. we've seen a number of these suicide attacks using humvees and it's the first time in a long time seeing tanks being used as a delivery of explosive. we take a closer look at what equipment the army still has. >> iraqi gets its weapons from several countries but exactly how much military hardware it has is hard to say. the clearest picture comes from something called the military balance lance. iraq's army is equipped with more than 270 battled tanks.
this includes u.s.-made and russian russian t-series tanks. the t-72 and t-55. the army operates nearly 3,700 armor personnel carriers designed to transport troops to the battlefield. there are also 13 russian-made attack helicopters in service. beyond the hardware is the actual manpower that can determine the fighting strength of the military. iraq's ministry of defense said that 141,000 active duty soldiers as of april of this year. but some estimates suggest that the true number may be as low as 50,000. now iraq's military had already been faced significant internal
problems. but the conflict with isil fighters has eroded capabilities both in personnel and equipment. >> earlier i spoke with the deputy assistant to u.s. president barack obama. i began by asking if he thought that the iraqi army's call to shia militias was a sign of the armi' weakness? >> i think we're keeping in mind that they called for volunteers to join the popular--what are known as popular mobilization forces some months ago and many iraqis have heeded that call. i think some of the shia militia have been very effective on the battlefield. i think prime minister abad di has emphasized and made sure that all forces fall under the
control of the prime minister and minister of defense. even as we work with elements of the iraqi security forces. elements of the iraqi army, there are times when mobilization forces can also be helpful on the battlefield. >> okay, but that does not really answer my question. i understand why the shia militia are there. i'm asking for your analyst of that. does that not send the signal to you of inability on the part of the iraqi army? i know that they've been called to join the fight but how do you see that when you analyze the iraqi army's ability to fight alone. >> we saw a huge set back last year with the fight of mow success when we saw the iraqi army lose a considerable amount of in-strength. the iraqi army may be half the size it was before the june offensive in mosul. there is no doubt that the iraqi army is not as strong as it once was, and it needs all the help
it can get on the battlefield against isil. in the long term it's in the interest of all of us to make sure that the iraqi security forces fall under unified command and control architecture and that reports to the minister of defense. that reports to the prime minister. but in the near term it's understandable why the iraqi government in a case by case basis would lean on whoever is willing to get in the fight against daesh. >> the u.s. would still be agreeable to sending weapons to the iraqi government as it becomes clearer how much of those weapons ended up in the hands of isil or as quoted in 2015, are being handed over to shiite militias connected to iran? >> we've actually already sent a considerable amount of equipment both to the iraqi security forces and also to kurdish peshmerga forces north of iraq.
all that have going through the iraqi government in baghdad and we'll continue to do so. we have pretty stringent end use monitoring over all the security assistance that we provide to the iraqis and we expect that it will stay in the custody of the forces that we give it to. but even in these dire times as prime minister al abadi has asked us, we're stepping up delivering of equipment as much as we can. we're about to deliver rockets to help deal with large truck bombs that dash has used in ramadi and elsewhere. we'll continue to expedite equipment, and we'll continue to expect them to be good custodians of that equipment. >> the intense fighting for control of parts of syria including aleppo. syrian government forces are bombing from the air while isil makes gains on the ground. other rebel groups are losing
ground. they say that the weapons depot was under control of ousted president ali abdullah saleh. 313120 people were killed in violence between popular resistence fighters and houthi rebels. al jazeera news team has filmed russian military vehicles being carried on a train close to the ukrainian border. however moscow continues to deny its military is involved in the conflict. we have reports from the russian-ukraine border. >> russian military equipment on a train close to the ukrainian border. al jazeera has no way of verifying where these vehicles are being moved to or from.
the equipment includes armored military vehicles and tanks. armor plates have been removed or seemingly painted over. we drove to a town where we heard there was a makeshift military camp. we heard there saw large vehicle s moving in convoy around mud tracks. behind me is the border with eastern ukraine. now the russian military say that the reason why there are so many troops of military equipment in this area is because they're conducting military exercises and it categorically denies that it's troops have been fighting along side straightist separatist fighters. the army has recently been conducting exercises around
1,000 kilometers from here. and nato has been conducting it's own exercises at the same time in northern sweden, norway finland. russia has included the death of military personnel on what it describes as special operations in peacetime as a state secret disclosing details about a soldiers being killed could now put you behind bars. the government said that the law has nothing to do with the conflict. and recently released report details what it says is proof that the russian military is operating in eastern ukraine. one of the authors of that report boris nemtsov was shot dead. a close associate of nemtsov is in hospital fighting for his life. it's believed he was poisoned.
>> we're breaking into coverage to go live to south carolina where you see senator lindsey graham about to announce his bid for president. let's listen. [ cheering ] >> i'm lucky to have darlene as my sister. i'm lucky to have verna may and hollis as my aunt and uncle who took care of me. to all my family and to all my friends, thank you. welcome to central south carolina my hometown. many of you have known me for a long time. and i'm not aging that well, am i? some of you have known me since my family lived in the back of the bar in that building.
but i'm pretty sure no one here, including me, ever expected to hear me say i'm lindsey graham, and i'm running for president of the united states. [ cheering ] thank you. >> turn over here. >> yes i'll turn back there. i hope that they hear that all over the world that i'm running for president of the united states. it's because of you that i can make that statement. everything i am, everything that i will be out of the kindness e generosity and example of people were central, clemson, walhalla and other small towns throughout
south carolina. thank you for everything. [ cheering ] i want to be president to protect our nation that we all love so much. get ready. i'm ready. i want to be president to defeat the enemies that are trying to kill us. not just penalize them, criticize them or contain them, but to defeat them. [ cheering ] ronald reagan's policy of peace through strength kept america safe during the cold war. do you remember those times? but i've come to conclude that we'll never enjoy peaceful coexistence with radical islam because it's followers intend to destroy our way of life.
however, america can be can be and will be secure own if we have strength. security through strength will protect us. i want to be president to meet our problems head on. honestly and realistically for the purpose of solving them, not hiding them or taking political advantage. i want government to work for you, not the other way around. i want to make government keep its promises to you. to support your dreams, to embrace your values, and reflect your character. i want to be president to help us about a future greater than our amazing past. and i will work with anyone to do it.
we made some dangerous mistakes in recent years. the obama administration and some of my colleagues have substituted wishful thinking for sound national security strategy. every day the headlines of the obama-clinton policies it is sad for me to report to you but barack obama has made us less safe. simply put radical islam is running wild. they have more safe havens, more money, more capability, and more weapons to strike our homeland than any time since 9/11. they are large, they are rich, they are entrenched. as president i will make them small, poor, and on the run.
i'm afray some americans have grown tired of fighting them. i have bad news to share with you, the radical islamists are not tired of fighting you. and partnership with others we must take the fight to them building lines of defenses over there so they can't come here. building up and supporting regional forces to go after their safe havens that could be used to attack our homeland. the world is exploding in terror and violence. but the biggest threat of all is the nuclear ambitions of the radical islamists who control iran. ladies and gentlemen there are no moderates in iran running
their government. [applause] if you united states is not firm in their intention to deny them such weapons iran could trigger a nuclear arms race and become the least stable region on earth, make it more likely the people who aspire to genocide will have the most effective means to commit it. our close ally israel is at risk as a result of obama's failed leadership. with israel we chair values and we share democracy. our friendship is unbreakable. to our friends in israel, i will never abandon you. i will stand firm in supporting the one and only jewish state.
i have the experience, the adjustment and the will to deny the most radical regimes the most dangerous weapons. to defeat this enemy it will require more than military might the most powerful weapon in our arsenal is not a gun. it's an idea. i've learned from my travels that a small schoolhouse in a remote region educating a young girl can do more damage to radical islam than any weapon we possess. however, radical islam is not
the only threat we face. elsewhere old adversaries are seizing tunes to challenge our interests. putin seized ukrainian territory and threatens nato allies. china is literally building their own islands in resource-rich waters claimed by other nations and challenging free navigation to the seas. our allyies fill the absence of leadership. ourour weakness hurts us everywhere. our enemies are emboldened. our friends are going it alone. both reactions are detrimental to our national security interests. it is time for america to come
back. and come back we will. and the way you come back is to make sure that the next president is an informed and decisive command center chief ready, immediately to deal with the threats i've just described. we've learned over the past six years that receives alone won't make us safe. if that were true we would be really safe. superior power and resolve is the only way to be safe. i'm running for president of the united states because i am ready to be commander in chief on day one. [ cheering ] i am ready on day one to defend our nation with sound strategy, a strong military, stable
alliances and a steady determination. i've been to the middle east more times than i can count. as an united states senator and reserve officers officer in the united states air force. to all who have served our country raise your hand. god bless each and every one of you. [applause] i've got one simple message. i have more experience with our national security than any other candidate in this race. [applause] that includes you hillary.. [laughter] we will have a reset with russia
that sticks. i know the players. i know our friends i know our enemies alike. but most importantly, ladies and gentlemen, they know me. i have listen, learned and prepared myself for the job of demander in chief. i've served in the air force for 33 years. i've spent much of my adult life as part of a team committed to defending america protecting our way of life, making sure that we're safe. politicians focus on elections. the military focuses on the mission. if given the privilege to serve as your president i'll focus on the mission to defend america
to protect our way of life and to leave the next generation a stronger better nation than we inherited. [applause] that will not be easy. it never has. there are dangers that must be faced, and as usual the best of us will have to face of worst of them. the best of us are the 1% of americans who are the men and women of the united states armed forces. [applause] i cannot promise as commander in chief that the dangers that 1924 confront will be less, the risk they run the sacrifices they make will be fewer or easier
but i can assure them they will have the leadership to defeat our enemies. [applause] i can promise them that their skies won't be wasted. and they won't fight with their hands tied behind their backs. we will end this conflict on our terms. we will win knows who brief we can disengage from the world at large and be safe by leading from behind, vote for someone else. i am not your man. those who believe the best way to defend ourselves is to lead the world to make history rather than be overwhelmed by it, i ask for your support. [applause]
join me if you want to tackle the problems at home that have been kicked down the road because they're too hard to fix or too easy to demagogue. washington's failure to do the hard by right thing has put social security and medicare in serious jeopardy. anybody on social security and medicare? anybody want to be on social secured and medicare one day? all of us. as my generation retires both programs are on track to go bust. we're living longer, and fewer workers are supporting more retirees. that's unsustainable. everybody knows it. but not everybody will admit it. we have to fix entitlement programs to mike sure make sure people who need it the most
receive it. that will require leadership. i know from personal experience how important these programs are to the lives of millions of americans. as darlene mentioned we lost our parents when i was a young man and he was in middle school. we defended on social security benefits to survive. i've been fortunate. i've done better than i ever dreamed. if i and others like me have to take a little bit less and pay a little more to help those who need it most, so be it. [applause] and younger people, you may just have to work a little bit longer. as president i'll gladly do what
it takes to save a program that once saved my family. [applause] now to those of you who yearn for a healthy and safe environment, i will join yours cause. for those who seek energy independence, i will be your champion. i'm tired of sending hundreds of billions of dollars a year overseas to buy oil from people who hate us. [applause] we must have energy independence independence. and i believe in the process it's possible to produce a safe, clean environment and create new well-paying jobs for americans of all generations. to my fellow republicans i'll be a champion for limited and effective government and a strong national defense. i'll be a voice for social
conservative values without apology or animosity. [applause] i love my party. i am committed to see it grow and prosper. to my friends in the other party, on the big things we share a common thread. i will work with you to strengthen the country we both love. our differences are real, and we'll debate them, but you're not my enemy. you're my fellow countrymen. [applause] my enemies are those who despise our shareholder values. our enemies of enlightenment. the culture of death. we'll fight them together with our partners and we'll win.
to americans who trust neither party, i will seek the political common ground our nation so desperately needs to find. [applause] that's what i've done before. don't take my word for it. examine my record. i got the scars to prove it. i intend to be a president not of a single party but of a nation. [applause] i want to do more than make big government smaller. i want to help to make a great nation greater. i've traveled the world and had experiences and opportunities i never dreamed of. i've been lucky so much of my life but never luckier than the
people and place i come from. [applause] those of you who have known me for a long time know i've had some ups and downs. as a young man i lost my parents. struggled financially and emotionally, and i would not have made it through those times without you. and the example my parents set for me. there are a lot of so-called self-made people in this world. i am not one of them. my family, my friends neighbors, and my faith pick me up when i was down, believed in me when i had doubts. you made me the man i am today. [applause]
i'm a man with many debts to my family my friends to you, to south carolina, to the country. i'm running for president to repay those debts and to fight for you like you fought for me. [applause] in the end, ladies and gentlemen, that's the only programs i could make, and it's the only pledge i will sign. the only one that matters if you make me president i'll fight each day harder than the fought the day before to keep this country safe, prosperous, and as good as the people who made it
great. i humbly ask for your support and your vote. i will work every day to make you proud. god bless. [applause] [ music ] >> threethree-time south carolina senator lindsey graham announce announcing his presidential candidacy. he distinguished himself with this speech on a pratt form based on what he says enemies trying to kill us. but as president he wants to defeat the enemies trying to kill us, end quote. i want to bring in political correspondent michael shure now. what do you think were the highlights and surprises in this announcement? >> well, you know, i found a few
of those highlights to be the way that he was able to set up that divide to sort of brand his military and policy. but what i feel like he's going to do tonight is look back at the speech and say that it didn't have enough energy, and he wasn't able to get the crowd into it. there was a seriousness and a somberness to his message this morning, which i distinguish it from many political speeches announcing candidacies and things like that. when you come to a crowd and you talk about the enemy you talk about sort of us versus them there is a scariness to that that he seems to have impartedden this crowd this morning. >> indeed, if you hear the way lindsey graham described the world in this speech you would be quite afraid. he talks a lot about radical islam, and he's in the small town in which he grew up in south carolina. you have to wonder how much of that foreign policy experience,
how much of that is bona fide, and how much that platform really resonates with that audience and with americans on the whole? americans who are still going through an economic recovery. >> he's had a good deal of success in that crowd. they have sent him to congress for a long time. without generalizing in central south carolina, there is not a shuttle flight to the middle east london every two hours. the world view idea is different. that's the crowd he has played to for quite awhile. remind me, and i was not there for barry gold water in 1946. but barry goldwater speeches were cold war speeches, and they were dead serious.
>> he also gets into his personal story, michael, which i want to get to, but i want to point out that his military experience is a distinguishing factor among the republican field, isn't it? >> yes he's the only--rick perry was in the air force. today is the last day the last day that lindsey graham is a member of the air force. he's retirement becomes official. >> he has been in the reserves. >> he was in the reserves for a long time. he talks about that quite a bit. he served for a long time. i think that that is going to be a cornerstone of his campaign, distinguishing himself from others on the basis of foreign policy, and the question is, you asked stephanie is something if people will care enough about in the republican primary go but it is topical. we've heard sound bytes from rand paul, and rand paul michael, has been described as an isolationist. lindsey graham is on the polar opposite of that.
he's an interventionist a military and caucuses often with john mccain on these issues. more military intervention. was that strategic on his part? he has really distinguished himself from rand paul, who i believe polling is second in the field of republican candidates. >> it depends on which state you're looking at. but yes he's never been a big rand paul fan throughout his rand paul's shorts senate career. he has been odds with him on just about every issue when it comes to intervention versus isolation. it's not a surprise to see him distinguishing himself from them. what he's trying to do is distinguish himself from others. people like jeb bush, who are going to make big plays. stephanie we have to be aware of the fact that we're so a far
ahead of these prime minister before getting caught up in tomorrow. but he has to distinguish himself from other candidates as well. rand paul he's not worried about because the divide is so obvious between the two of them. >> another area in which he has distinguished is the way he has cooperated with demonstrates on certain issues. talk about that, michael especially when it comes to immigration and climate change where he has crossed the aisle. >> yes you know, his big theme is that the differences between republicans and democrats is that they don't meet each other halfway. he has tried to about be a facilitator of that over years. he came to prominence as one of the members of the judiciary committee looking into the impeachment of bill clinton of the late 90s. he was always soft petaling saying he has to find a way out of this because this does not have to be what it looks like right now. he was the only one on that judiciary panel of the republicans to vote against an
article of impeachment. he has always tried to a piece. he has not always gone all the way and did not go all the way with impeachment. he has taken the stance that we're the stewards of the environment, working through the bible, he's having that conversation. however that has hurt him. he had opponents in a primary in south carolina. there were a lot of republicans who resent that about him. if you're dissatisfied, we have to work together. that's the only way we'll make it happen. >> michael sure, good to see you. thank you. we'll go down to david shuster who has more on lindsey graham's severe. >> lindsey graham, the senator from south carolina. >> if i'm president of the united states and you're thinking about joining al-qaeda or isil anybody
thinking about that? i'm not going to call a judge i'm going to call a drone and we will kill you. >> like other republicans graham says he wants limited government and reduced federal spending, but it's foreign policy experience and blunt style that endears him to colleagues. >> do you believe me when russia says there are no troops in ukraine they are lying? >> yes. >> he was the first in his family to go to college earning undergraduate and then a law degree from the university of south carolina. he then went into the air force and later joined the reserves working as a lawyer in court-martial proceedings. in 1994 with the port of senate icon strom thurman he ran for a seat in the house and won. four years later graham was one of the most outspoken
republicans urging the impeachment of president clinton clinton. >> let it be said that any president who cheats our institutions shall be impeached. >> his approach made his a national g.o.p. star. and when his term expired he ran for a seat and won it easily. he has traveled to hot spots with john mccain close friended a colleague. >> i'm here to talk to israeli allies about their concerns about the u.s. security council defining the outline of a peace process. for 40 years it has been the policy of the united states not to let that happen. >> during the obama administration graham has been tough on the president. he was one of the president's harshest critics of shifting policies and creating confusion in handling the war in syria.
>> for two years the president has allowed this to become--quite frankly--a debacle. when it comes to what we should do in syria given the undifference and contradictions, it is going to be a tough sell, but it's not too late. so mr. president delaware sighsive and be clear and get syria right. >> but in some ways he was close for barack obama than the g.o.p. he helped bring up a reform bill that was passed in the senate but never came up to the husband. graham also breaks to the left for climate change. >> the senator says human activity contributes to global warming, something most democrats believe and he has urged the pen party to take a stand. >> before that we need to make sure we know where we are as a
party. i with a abandoning to? cup with up. >> graham's moderation on some issues could work against him in the early primaries dominateed by conservative activists yet one of those early contests is in south carolina, his home turf in a place where graham has run up huge election victories. if graham can reach the top three in iowa and new hampshire his kip for presidential nomination could go far. >> the nsa's authority to create bulk phone records and use surveillance tools expired at midnight when the senate failed to extend the program. senator rand paul's delay tactics pushed back the vote to tuesday. libby casey, about do things
stand now? >> stephanie we'll see the senate come back in in just a little while but we won't expect to see a vote on this modified patriot act until tomorrow at the earliest. that's because a real fight within the republican party did not let them get very far. we saw a couple of sides. one does not want to see anything move forward with the patriot act. another is in favor of compromise bill then we had mitch mcconnell the majority leader who led a group saying that the patriot act should be extended in full. >> i think it should be worrying for our country because the nature of the threat we face is very series. as our enemies grow for constitutes kuwaited and aggressive. >> mcconnell finally backed down last night from his goal of renewing the full cater act because the support just wasn't there.
the freedom bill would end the government's bulk collection of phone data. that information would still be held by phone companies and the government would be allowed to go back and get it. it would allow roving tracks and lone wolf suspects. >> rand paul was the main person behind the delay we've seen in the nat. what is his reasons. >> he's questioning just how effective tools like puck collection are. let's take a listen. >> now people say well, they're not looking at it. they're not listening to it. we realize that they were dishonest about the program until we caught them. they kept saying over and over again we're not doing this, we're not collecting your records, and they were. the head of the intelligence
agency lied to the american people and he still works here! we should be upset. we should be marching through the streets saying he has got to go. >> rand paul referencing the references that came out of edward snowdon's leaks. he putthis was really a fight within the republican ranks and a lot of fellow republicans including lindsey graham was upset with rand paul for drag this debate so long. but he is continuing the debate. >> does this impact the u.s. government surveillance of foreigners? >> this is limited to domestic surveillance. we're looking at fairly narrow window in terms of what the government is capable off. while rand paul will call this
the victory to end the capability of phone surveillance. while it may be hard for get americans' telephone records and data there is still a lot of ability by the government to spy or do surveillance on people both here at home as well as abroad. >> that can be used to get criticizism including from glen greenwald. >> this is one of countless programs reported on. this is one percentage of the way the nsa engage and does not effect the listening in on telephone calls the reading of e-mails. it's only about the domestic
meat at a data program. that's the only program being effected. already it's extremely limited. but it does-- >> just to be clear so you're saying that mass surveillance you also don't agree with that when it comes to attorney countries. >> well, no, i don't think we should be putting the entire population of other countries under a microscope. i don't think the privacy right of americans matter. when you allegesly break the internet by turning it into a tool you're going to be sweeping up american communications as well. i do, again, think that there are some reforms at the pfizer court that are helpful but you still have this secret ourselves that submitted with some greater transaren'tcy, macing these rulings if what the law is, and i think that's unhealthy for
democracy. >> the review board reported that collection of metadata did not help in deterring terrorism. is it possible that the they know something that you and i don't. >> we can always assume that those who hold political office are wiser smarter better than us and we should mindlessly-- >> well not hold political office but he is the head of the country's spy agency. >> he was appointed by the president obama. i think the cia directer is regarded pretty much as a political official. if you want to trust the cia director in what when ever says without evidence you can do that even know it ignores eight decades of history in which the cia has systematically lied to the public about just about everything. in the wake of the yesterdayen revelations. we've had court. we have the president's own
commission that he assembled for this reason, look at these questions and then conclude that the it has played a role in stopping 2 errorrest attacks. the reason? they want to go on television and say you're going to die unless we have these powers, that's what government officials do they fear monger until they get what they want. >> i want to ask about edward snowden. i know you've been in touch with him. and he's still in moscow. is he thinking at this point i can come back now. i can face judgment. they've been vindicated. the law does chair and it appears that it is changing. >> if we had all--if you're someone who exposes a secret prammanasudh program that has
been decided by courts that it is illegal, and that poses a debate of privacy and national security if you're not a whistle blower in that circumstance then there is no such thing as a whistle blower. >> while letting the patriot act is not enough, it is a step in the right direction he says. supreme court decide on two hot-butt casesbutton cases coming up. their impact coming up. up.
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bay. the supreme court sided with an islamic woman. she said she was discriminateed against because abercrombie and fitch would not hire her. justices said that even though the court used a wrong standard even though it did not address any first amendment issues. a woman accused united airlines of discrimination. she said she asked for an unopened can of diet coke for hygienic reasons during a shuttle america flight operated by united. she was not given one but the man sitting next to her was given an unopened can of beer. she said she was told unopen cans could be used as a weapon on an airplane. after she said that you would use it as a weapon, the man sitting across from me on
the other side said you muslims shut the f up. i was just in shock. so i leaned over and he said you know you would use it as a weapon so shut the f up. honestly at that point i was in tears. i just--i could not believe what happened. at the end of the fly i approached the flight attend, and i tried to explain to her. i syd this is not about a can of diet coke. this is not about going after you or your job. i respect you. i just want you to know that you made this airplane a very unsafe place for me by targeting me as a muslim woman and telling everyone on the flight who could hear you to say something that i would use a can of coke as a weapon. you know, i said how does that make me feel? we're 30,000 feet above the ground and you target me because of how i look. you created a space where a man who was able to say bigoted
things towards me, and you didn't even intervein intervene when he did that. she said she was wrong and acknowledge what had had a happened. the pilot apologized and said he does not know what it's like to live in our country as a minority. he walked me over to the service desk where i was able to file a report. >> we did ask for a report on serving canned beverages but did not get a response. but we did receive this response: >> the fda is expected to ban all trans fats. many doctors say it could make americans healthier. >> for more than 60 years trans fats have been part of the american processed food supply. they're made by treating vegetable oil with hydrogen to make it more solid providing
better texture and longer shelf life in foods. but studies have linked hydrogenated oils to cardiovascular disease. the studies go back to 1960s trying to get the fda to eliminate trans fats. >> you were asking the industry in 1968 to get rid of trans fats. >> that's right. they refused to, and they still don't want to do it now but they're being forced to. >> over the last decade the industry has been phasing out trans fats with some major fast food chains dropping it from their cooking oils and manufacturers quietly eliminating it from their foods. new york became the first city to push the ban them from restaurant in 2006. but hydrogenateed vegetable oils are still in microwave popcorn creamers and canned frosting.
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