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yes. today i'm in london speaking to jonah hill just veteran journalist documentary writer who started his career during the vietnam war john paul just thanks very much for talking to now let's talk about more media in general for us if you don't mind recently the website wiki leaks published tens of thousands of documents relating to the afghanistan war what do you think that is the biggest impacts that modern technology has had journalism well i think the wiki leaks exposed is. look like they might change journalism altogether if not change of wake it up. because what we see leaks is dong is what journalists should have done. you know here here is this dreadful litany of years of of disaster and killing in afghanistan done in iraq. and i don't think we've
gotten a sense and they've got a sense of the disaster but i don't think we've got a sense of the real. the the political disaster the the behind the the human disaster in afghanistan that's what we call leaks of this has given us. i think it says to journalists. separate us separate your souls from the word of authority and start becoming independent it's an extraordinary moment and what about the internet in general do you think in terms of new subclassing more traditional means you know like newspapers and document chains yes i do and i mean it shouldn't subvert them but it is and is doing that which it really should compliment them. because you know into my
own journalistic habits every day of change radically i used to get up in the morning and read all the newspapers now i go to my computer and log on. because that's where the that's where this truth telling that kind of journalism. i think the agenda comes 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 and 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 lead their
lives and make their own arrangements in my lifetime and. there's been an enormous amount of progress that said there is 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 i made sure 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. would 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 once already 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 in the thing 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 you know 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. a in one direction and what are 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 wars really began 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 nine hundred forty five you were already reporting during the vietnam war 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 resistance is opposing an invasion. they are both becoming they
but 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 and in ten years. is surely the most in kind
this unless and for 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 that 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 seven years 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. 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 that back. now at the same time israel which is part of the american. israeli and american base that was 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. russian 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 or culturally powerful nation. 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. except that i don't think it has except a bit but it's there thank you very much you're welcome. first tree removal call that a clear cut. case of blasting
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russia storms music schools to ensure his domestic needs stonewalled. joan claybrook rain. meanwhile the indian muslims in tongues of support storage of people in the culture. the big compound the terrorists who seem to be cruising speed. why the plan u.s. troop withdrawal from iraq. will be the story of the top of the hour but first here's a page with a. preview they have a big knowledge of news but european football eilis yes russia are currently in action against bulgaria while england along with world champions spain are not sure later or the latest that's next.
welcome to the sports news here from r.t. in moscow and here are the main stories. debut advocaat leads out russia for the first time as his charges are taking on borg area in an international friendly insipidus back. while old coach new tricks capello overseas england's first game since their disappointing world cup campaign. keeps getting better roger federer breaks another record with his win at the toronto masters. and we start with football where there are thirty four international friend these being played tonight and russia currently hosting ball guerrier in some petersburg where the new national coach to guard the car has been reunited with arsenal's andrea shoving at their former clubs in its grounds the chelsea stadium and the school that was hoping one will to russia later the second half just eight minutes to go off is on target after just six minutes for the home side plates tonight scotland are in sweden world cup runners up the netherlands are in ukraine and germany who finished
third in south africa to denmark the republic of ireland home to argentina now no longer under the guidance of diego maradona england are up against hungry at wembley not ten minutes france are in norway for their first game to a long long following their core world cup all european champions spain the call to play mexico. well russia haven't played any games in the last thirty days but still climbed one place in the fee for world rankings to walk by sixteenth spot while the u. . it's a top five places to eighteen's falling cheese days to nil defeat to brazil in new jersey but fourteenth place croatia along with russia and switzerland inched up once as you are in the top ten of all champions spain still ruling the roost ahead of the netherlands brazil germany and argentina england remain seventh and fifa president sepp blatter who is in singapore ahead of the inaugural games and in big games has defended faith his decision to stage the international games on wednesday just days before many of the major european leagues kick off. funding to montauk
very very much the green you are sick of your summer and. nobody else you're due to go to bed really knows or they didn't use this group much they do. they believe will give you a challenge for younger g. m no make it look no noise about a good day and by see the people you see this is not the international summit that may be go but i would say understanding. the story don't even. mean all russians under twenty one team have moved a step closer to getting a place at next year's european championships in denmark the group wanted to straighten out the a two one also the stadium insulators bag spot i strikeout scored in each week rushing to victory and now next face a pivotal clash with remain at last second in the going but only behind russia on goal difference. and england will take to the pitch for the first time since their
four one defeat to germany in south africa the three lions face hungry at wembley with fabio capello's dimension large and the italian those lessons need to be learned from a disappointing well cup campaign humphry so go for it. there's no good. we've played and not the same level that it played well if you because you were there were. three when you. were world cup competition you have to arrive. a really good physical situation that we know so for a show like. the game to replay before. things really important is the mind of the players the mind of the player is that. the engine of for every frame. of. the game which is a game. but is it against all and all and i understand more that
mind of the players are there. islands meanwhile opera pairing to entertain argentina with that then manager giovanni trapattoni the seventy one year old italian is in a stable condition in a dublin hospital after undergoing a double surgery visit as argentina are likely to include lionel messi in the starting line up the cost of us will sit out the match while irish captain robbie kane is looking forward to winning his one hundredth cap for armies of safe i think i'd be probably the best player in the war at the moment there's no question i gotta. think he can be aware footballers. believe in him is. the closest thing we have a problem maradona you know in the way price of. play against prayers that. cannot be good for good for allowed to stay forced and you know how good it really is on a message of two hundred to have a little of the uprising a team you know just can just do as good
a job so we shall have to be wary and staying with football where portugal midfielder deco has returned to the country where he was born brazil after thirteen years of playing european club football the thirty two year old was unveiled as a new film in n.z. signing and is expected to make an immediate impact for the side which is currently top of the brazilian championship and i says he's always looking forward to new challenges. as you put it i like challenges and that's why i returned to brazil i don't feel that what i was doing was challenging me any more i'm now looking forward to proving myself all over again i'll put in a lot of dedication in football you have to try and be happy with what you are doing i didn't feel that way anymore so that's why i made. tennis now roger federer has once again lived up to his nickname of the swiss master after setting an impressive record of two hundred ten wins at the masters tournament the world number three at class one ignacio chair of argentina in straight sets not just cup in toronto federer's lifetime record mast and two hundred ten wins in just sixty
five defeats at the top tier events that's one more victory than the previous best set by andre agassi the retired in two thousand and six federer turned twenty nine on sunday and is on course to further stretch his tally over the legendary american especially as the swiss star says he was in cruise control against his first match since his below cop performance at wimbledon in june i know i think today it was pretty much on my terms you know because charlie isn't a problem that lets you play he's very consistent so he doesn't miss much but that it gives you an opportunity to create stuff so it's a matter of you know having sort of a control aggression out there not getting too overexcited at every ball because then you make too many mistakes and just hand over easy points to him but you know i think i served well mix it up well and at times i was i was a bit rusty but all in all a very happy was the tactic which i was trying. to ice hockey and choke is now a free agent the twenty seven year old russian left winger has seen his seventeen
year contract with the new jersey devils voided after an arbitration ruling the controversial one hundred two million dollars deal is initially rejected by the n.h.l. he said it would violate the salary cap rules culture which has been forty four by the time the contract ran out so the deal would have turned in a much lower salary in his last five years get actual players association filed a grievance following the disc. an independent arbitrator took it and i chelsea and i did the most of the league's leading scorer since two thousand and one he said to be talking to the devils again while the los angeles kings new york islanders. also petersburg also battle to sign a star and the figures appeared back in june. possible now in the boston celtics have officially introduce their latest acquisition shaquille o'neal after the thirty eight year old left the cleveland cavaliers the veteran was given to a contract from which helen around three million u.s. dollars the former n.b.a. champion is currently the oldest active player in the league will be boston's back up center behind carolina look at it. is only have seven hundred thirty days left
in this game and i just want to be with a group of guys are you know like the way and you know as do your job you should have been a player of experience. and finally to martial arts with a bit of a difference russia's bailiff's have taken the skills they used in self defense to a new level and allow utilizing the so-called complete fighting system in their everyday work robert fatton explains. first assured warm up. muscle flexing. their skills and drills. looks like a professional fire risk regular training session over the once you see train here all russian bailiff's learning the so-called complete biting system. this is one of the most suitable training systems for bailiffs as it includes both boxing and wrestling techniques physical impact a wrist this is part of our job and we may need various skills in such cases it
seems hard to put them together but i myself practice both boxing and wrestling for years and i know that complete fighting skills bring you some extra confidence that most of our team have vast martial arts experience in combat sambo and boxing my main task is to help wrestlers with their boxing skills well think kickboxers need to learn or improve their knowledge of ground fighting we need to work very hard and we really do as the team has to training sessions a day with. for some of these believes it blend of their combat skills at work is quite a rare thing for veronique a shape or nearly impossible to change the british i am a woman and most of my colleagues have been there and then any extreme cases they always keep me behind their backs and never had to protect any of them as they always protected me. instead very meager and had teammates near with their counterparts from other federal services and c.i.s. countries especially arranged. each belo their consists of two rounds for others
are only allowed to kick and punch in the first and wrestle in the second at this year's event the russian belts were unmatched. i feel quite comfortable both when it comes to wrestling and hand to hand fighting in some fights or not my opponents out in others claim victories by sufficiency although i still focus on submissions as wrestling is the first partial art i learned about it. so those who choose to break the law have to think twice as these beliefs may be right there to defend them but for the new york city must go. and just to give you a quick score updates not just the stadium there in the dying seconds actually stoppage time that missed a while to russia and that's all from that but we've got with another update in a couple of ass say that.
applies to those affected. to helping hand for almost crawls the wood is almost seems over time it works just fine. he's written to vladimir putin often to go to the front line and russians play. russian stumps were using schools to ensure his domestic needs a mass sell off the wall and travels home saying i jump in global trade policies meanwhile the idea was musing tones of surface support will storage and then the country go home. and al qaida combat boots terrorist group is reportedly on the recruiting sprees but all of the plan view with troop withdrawal from iraq.