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through in so much so-called mainstream journalism is something that we can do without now the and the internet is certainly subverted that you have had a very long career in journalism do you think the world is a better place now than it was when you started yes look things. improve progress is made. in spite of. the. the imposition of unaccountable power on our lives i think socially in the way that people leave their lives and make their own arrangements in my lifetime. there's been an enormous amount of progress that there's also an enormous amount of regression we live in an imperial age again. i mean that's quite extraordinary we have
a technological version of what it was in the nineteenth century with great powers vying for strategic place in the world resources in the world we live in an age of what they call in washington perpetual war and i'm quoting general petraeus permanent war i mean that's not progress that's regression and that we have to deal with and staying on that point what do you think is the best and most painless way for the u.s. and its allies to get out of iraq and afghanistan as so many critics have been calling for get out just get out. i mean this this announcement by obama. to be the end of the combat mission next year is nonsense and that's another example of the of
the media simply taking a face for something that told one florentine in fact there's going to be something like ninety four bases left and sixty thousand troops and the surge so-called that is an increase in the number of mercenaries they call them contractors so far from getting out it's consolidating its position in iraq and that's what people really should understand. there's a great expression by a great irish investigative journalist called claude coburn never believe anything until it's officially denied we should apply that to all statements like that and what about the time since barack obama's been in power do you think that there has been a paradigm shift in america's foreign policy since the bush administration no. absolutely not there's been. i think we can put aside the word paradigm the paradigm hasn't
changed since nine hundred forty five american foreign policy runs in a straight line goes up goes to sideways goes down a little bit but basically that line runs that trajectory runs in. one direction and what the bombers is simply pick up the policies of bush and pursue them i mean for example for the first time in u.s. presidential history and hasn't happened before a president has taken the entire defense department. bureaucracy and the secretary of state for defense from a previous administration discredited so we have basically robert gates the same generals. running american foreign policy with a lot of help from people of like mind. another war has really begun in pakistan. also in yemen and somalia with other
interests in africa. the bombers in has has accelerated bush's policies is the american foreign policy hasn't really changed since one thousand forty five you were already reporting during the vietnam wall what's the difference between the wars in vietnam in afghanistan in principle there is no difference they're both guerrilla wars. they're both resistances opposing an invasion. both becoming one became the viet nam vietnam became a disaster for the vietnamese people two to three million of them perished and a smaller disaster but a considerable disaster for the united states the same thing is happening in afghanistan the same thing happened in iraq. i would have thought the closest
analogy and your readers from your viewers would appreciate this as with the. the soviet invasion of afghanistan in one nine hundred seventy nine because the enemy is pretty much the same the so-called enemy the resistance is the side. and. you know that. the world's other superpower could not. subdue afghanistan in ten years. surely the most in can doesn't lessen for the walls. surviving superpower which is trying to do the same thing talk to me about america's increasingly complicated relationship with iran that are now they've refused to rule out sanctions and that's talk of minute checks and what do you think this is a nation to iran's nuclear program iran. doesn't threaten anybody it doesn't have
a nuclear bomb and if you look through all the international atomic agency reports of the last seventy is they saying basically the same thing constantly go she should be with iran in the mid in the in the midst of this iran wrote to the iranian government wrote to the american administration and put a series of proposals they didn't even get a reply. a wrong was. under the shah iran was a pillar of the american network the american empire if you like in the middle east that was swept away in nine hundred seventy nine when there was an islamic revolution and it has been american foreign policy to get back. now to the same time israel which is part of the american israeli and american base
it's a part of american foreign policy. has tried to provoke the united states into attacking iran it has absolutely nothing to do with so-called nuclear weapons the the the the nuclear power in the middle east is the force biggest military power in the world and that's israel that has something like five hundred thermo nuclear warheads it's never discussed what about the israel palestine conflicts can any more be done to result from the outside i don't see it as a conflict actually i think the truth about that is that it's a military occupation and first of all international law has to be respected and the israelis have to get out of the west bank and and the blockade in gaza it's ending that military occupation suggesting it's a conflict suggests
a kind of war between two factions. it's international morris on the side squarely on the side of resolving this matter. and it's about again it's about a negotiation this would have ended a long time ago or would have been resolved a long time ago had the most influential player the united states been an enormous broker attempted to take. an impartial position and brought to bear its great influence on israel that hasn't happened and that's why it goes on and on and finally how would you assess this reset that we've seen recently in u.s. russia relations u.s. russian relations are very interesting. it must be amused people in russia.
to be told that they're being threatened by missiles from iran. that absurdity is justifying the placement of missiles around russia even though obama made some spectacle of withdraw some of these people they were was reposition . russia has its own sphere of influence following the demise of the soviet union. i think that when great powers start doing deals together at the expense of smaller countries then we have a problem. and. i mean if if if russia. there is a place in the world for a powerful nation a culturally powerful nation. a diplomatically powerful nation or a source rich nation to stand up for the rights of small nations
it seems that role is almost begging russia. too except that i don't think it has except a bit but it's there thank you very much you're welcome. oh sure is that so much i'm afraid we're going to make a lot of people here are you going to look at hard realities and convenience lines the world will be watching closely the us senate as it debates new climate change will.
occur every month we give you the future we hope you understand how we'll get there and what tomorrow brings the best in science and technology from across russia and around the world. join us for technology update on our g. a breath of fresh air of the torturous toxic small finally lifts from across moscow but the record heat wave doesn't ease fueling hundreds of wildfires still burning in western and central russia. hundreds of volunteers from russia and abroad risked their lives to quell the flames and others help people who lost everything in the fires by gathering and delivering essential supplies. civilian casualties rose
by a third of ghana stand in the first half of two thousand and ten according to a u.n. report a total of twelve hundred afghans were killed during this period of time which coincided with the u.s. troop surge. the headlines here in our sports news is next with dmitri. they're welcome to the sports and it's very good to have a company again let's take a quick look at what's making this boxing headlines around the world. is david game in charge to cover costs men are preparing to play their thirst match since one nil defeat in slovenia. nail moves to the eastern conference the boston celtics officially introduce their latest acquisition. becomes a three agent again after an independent arbitrator rejects his deal with the
devils. but let's get started with football where a number of international friendlies will be played on wednesday russia have in dick advocaat first game in charge. reports. the friendly match against bulgaria was originally scheduled to take place in moscow but due to heavy smog in the russian capital it was moved up north to st petersburg this shift though could be a blessing in disguise for dick advocaat who spent some of the best years of his career in st petersburg all faces are familiar in the current roster with all russian internationals present joining the team from england are on duty at a shop in rome on public janko usu cough and. and they have shaven could mr wednesday's match however as he is still recovering from an injury to take care of the player there's no sense to break. players of timbers. if you choose that you can play four to five been as you can blow forty five winners advocaat invited
twenty players for this match with moscow and city st petersburg players dominating the roster although the russians are yet to play any official matches under dick of a cot he's already being criticised for not introducing any fresh blood to the national team. but according to the coalition self he's forced to work with what he has and at the moment he doesn't see any new stars on the horizon. is unfortunately so full i didn't see. believe me if i have to chance to. russia's opponent bulgaria is far from that scene that finished in fourth place at the nine hundred ninety four world cup but although it now lacks the stars of. the relatively young age of today's players indicates that this is it with a long term plan looking to reestablish itself as a major european football force so russia face their first strength against
bulgaria on wednesday with three weeks to go before the start of the euro two thousand and twelve qualification campaign. has very little time left its sides in the lives and creates a winning squad but again it could be first time lucky for the dutch specialist as his first game takes place right here at the petrofsky stadium which is of course the home of the meet st petersburg with home one title and the russian side all. forty in st petersburg. in the meantime england will take to the pitch for the first time since their for one last judgment in south africa the three lions face hunger at wembley. still in charge and now says he needs to learn the lessons from the disappointing world cup on. south africa. there's a good but. not the same level that we played well if we can look at what. i think when you. were world cup competition you have to.
really good the physical situation we know so for a show like the game to be played for another really. is the mind of the players the mind of the players is that. they ingenious for everything. after. the game which is a game. but it is real against all and all and i understand more of the mind of the players. a lot of meanwhile are preparing to entertain argentina without their manager giovanni trapattoni the veteran italian is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering from in argentina are likely to include mess in their lineup while the irish captain robert kane is looking forward to winning his one hundredth cap. well i mean he's obviously i think probably the best in the war at the moment there's no question go to. the things you can do or
footballers. believe in and it's. the closest thing we've ever seen to you know problem maradona you know in the way you play so. to play against players that. you know be good for we could for. we could see a forced hand you know good really isn't going to mess it up to two hundred to have a little of our players in a team. condition to as good as the jobs of. staying with football where chelsea and portugal midfielder deco has finally returned to his native brazil after thirteen years of european club football the thirty two year old was unveiled as a new lances signing and is expected to make an immediate impact for the side current top of the brazilian championship deca himself said he's looking forward to new challenges. as you put it i like challenges and that's why they returned to brazil i don't feel that what i was doing was challenging me anymore i'm now
looking forward to proving myself all over again put in a lot of dedication in football you have to try to be happy with what you are doing i didn't feel that way anymore so that i want to make. tennis now where tom was better go after winning start in the toronto must be so good to have skill in his second round game bed each with a bite to the second round in toronto and was target for his and city ukrainian opponent winning in straight sets six two six for the seventh seed czech as good form one heart called switching the quarterfinals of the washington classic last week and the final in miami earlier this year is now looking forward to the final grand slam of the season the u.s. open played on hard courts which begins to fall just. to couple of days weeks after wimbledon and just you know get back there in
some practice and just right now get a break for a hard court season somewhere in the states and you know if you're quite fresh you know but still these two to really stronger now man's are going off like a small group aeration you know which leads me to the u.s. open where i just want to be one hundred per sandin just play my best tennis. meanwhile david nalbandian not tenth seed david ferrer out in the first round the argentine made three sets to play him a seven five six six three victory the bend in who is on his way back from injury one the legg mason classic in washington on sunday while he was to bring top side the world top one hundred this victory argentina back in the top fifty i now the boston celtics have officially introduced their latest acquisition shaquille nail who left the cleveland cavalier. is there that certain was given a way he will make a round frame it in u.s.
dollars in total that fell to eight year old former n.b.a. champ and weighs one hundred fifty six kilograms and will be a boston suspect accent behind came and got its. word from the rulers only have seven hundred thirty days left in this game and i just want to be would group of guys are that you know like the win you know as do you know you're going to play over experience. in a circular throughout europe is back on the free agent market the russian international has seen his seventeen year contract with the new jersey devils voided after an arbitration ruling the controversial one hundred two million dollars deal was initially rejected by the n.h.l. who said it would violate the league's salary cap rules have a chip would have been forty four but they've signed the contract ran out the front loaded deal only him at significantly lower salary for his last five years the n.h.l. players' association filed a grievance following the dispute about an independent arbitrator to the n.h.l. side in the matter the league's leading scorer since two thousand and one is set to
be talking to the devils again los angeles kingsfield and. scouts and it is also been told to sign the start early in the age of superior back in july. the third it's now and you saying bolt has announced he's putting an end to the twenty ten season due to ongoing back pains a decision to jamaican super sprinter made after consulting with his medical team on tuesday it means bolton will miss two upcoming diamond league meetings in syria and brussels saying in this official statement he wants to concentrate on the next few seasons instead status performance saw himself second parade defeat in the one hundred meters at the hands of american tyson gay who sprinted the jamaican by one tenth of a second to win gold in. ok you have to date no more sports news from around the globe time weather is next good plan.
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troop surge in afghanistan coincides with civilian casualties rising by a third according to a u.n. report outlining a bloody first half of two thousand and ten. you're watching r t coming to live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome moscow was breathing more freely after overnight rain washed away much of the suffocating smog which has been tormenting the russian capital for days but the record breaking heat wave is still around and hundreds of fires continue to burn across the country artie's an isa now is in the badly hit region of resigning which has two hundred kilometers southeast of moscow. well we've been trying to show you how much destruction these fires have caused across russia but where we are much of the forests here are still engulfed we're at the makeshift headquarters of the local emergency services who have been working around the clock day and night here for
three weeks trying to contain these blazes and they don't look like there's any sign of letting up the situation here is very critical and in fact that's why on tuesday prime minister vladimir putin chose to come to resign region to get his hands dirty and do what he can and give some time to help try to contain the blazes there is a little bit of optimism in the air there is rain in the forecast we did feel a couple of drops this morning so mergence the workers here are certainly hoping that this might be the beginning of the end obviously all the ministries and authorities are trying to do the best they can to contain the blazes but ordinary people are stepping in and trying to help as well many volunteers have stepped up just ordinary people in ordinary clothes with these blazes of obviously it's quite dangerous those who can't come out and physically help fight the fires are doing the best they can from afar to help those who have lost everything for years to sort of reconnaissance mission for me they're loaded my car up with everything they
could i'm going to seek out families in need and wherever i find them look at what the people brought today is valuable we only got one small bag of things that we couldn't. we already have enough things we need now medicines wood to milk and canned meat and not just russians are trying to help people from around the world have been writing sending stuff sending their condolences about this crisis in fact artist laura emmett in the u.k. went to meet a formal fireman who wants to come to russia and step in. is a man who. knows no national borders a retired firefighter daniel colia saw the reports of the florist blazes raging in russia and felt compelled to offer his help so he wrote to prime minister putin. i want to volunteer to assist in firefighting operations and when the russian federation. request as a personal affront.
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