tv [untitled] January 29, 2011 5:00am-5:29am EST
a very warm welcome to you this is. the u.s. government has been planning to topple the egyptian president for the past three years that's according to diplomatic cables released by wiki leaks the files show washington had been secretly backing it leading figures behind the uprising reportedly now fifty people have died and hundreds more injured in the nationwide demonstrations since tuesday protesters have returned to cairo's central square this morning reiterating calls for president hosni mubarak to step down earlier the president dismissed his government but refused to quit in egypt after a month of. the president being toppled before fleeing into exile investigative journalist webster tarpley told me that washington wants to put new power in the arab world to follow. i think what we have. no doubt about it. the card of mob rule the technical term is
a clock or c across the entire arab world it looks to me like a vagabond quite it's a double or nothing strategy they seem to be shooting the works for destabilization mubarak is not dependent enough he's not dependent enough on nato he's not dependent enough on the i.m.f. above all they're looking for some kind of end there jeric regimes that could be played against iran or for other other purposes they're also trying to appeal to this generation of young media lists across the arab world whose imaginations have been captured by a santino underneath that there were real grievances the food price the gasoline price the unemployment but those really have more to do with the wall street depression than with somebody like mubarak then of course there is the question of political oppression and repression which has been going on in egypt look at the weakness of the u.s. the u.s. could not determine the government in iraq even though the u.s. is occupying the country they wanted allow we they got maliki the pro. in lebanon
the u.s. has tremendous influence right that's another country literally a dependent in this case the the new government is more controlled by hezbollah than by the united states so it would seem to me now that we're going to find out soon enough whether the weakness of the u.s. has reached such a point that they can no longer overthrow a government like egypt and of course in iran in june and july of two thousand and nine there was an attempt to have the twitter revolution yet another called the revolution that failed similarly in lebanon whenever you're dealing with a with a well organized force that opposes the color revolution the cia people power coup has a very very hard time and succeeding if the army and the police continue to support mubarak and the internet stays turned off then it looks to me like the the smart bet is probably that this is not going to be a cakewalk for these demonstrators and the other question of course is what's the.
program do they have any solutions or anything their solution seems to be down with mubarak some people would say that if the muslim brotherhood gets the upper hand the army might step in some people in the in the demonstration seem to want the army to take over but that would simply be a new mubarak investigative journalist webster tarpley talking to r.t. in our washington bureau. well the horrific bomb attack at moscow's busiest airport that killed thirty five showed that russia is dealing with a very serious threat we ask people on the streets how the world should react to such terror what measures should be taken that's coming your way shortly with the rest of it. it's horrible what happens but these people that's what they're trying to get they're trying to get the reaction he can't let them have that kind of power over society and be scared all the time. disappointment and a lack of trust in the media has some americans turning to alternative sources for
news they claim to cooperate pushing their interests onto the public rather than the facts are to use anastasio chuck and i went to find out who is behind the information being broadcast in the united states. everyone seems to know that he who pays the piper gets to call the tune. in the us paying the piper and running the show are corporations that you may call what american see hear and read it's a money maker it's a cash cow people don't think that there's any money in the media i mean aside from health care these days there's probably the media is the industry of the twenty first century half a century ago fifty corporations rammed a major networks and newspapers since then a rapid concentration of media ownership has resulted in near media monopolies spearheaded by a lucky few pumping money from the news cash cow and piping corporate interests to the viewers and readers the danger of this kind of media concentration is that it
robs democracy of diversity it rob viewers from being exposed to a wider range of views. and always say the u.s. is living in the golden age of media bias location location location it's never been easier for them to find out exactly who's behind what. where the conflicts of interest are topping the list of owners is rupert murdoch and his empire the news corp you have a new global media enterprise and if you shake that agenda at all your interests i mean. murdoch stands over fox news channel the wall street journal and the new york post the fox channel is definitely seen as the most partisan and the most focused on advancing a particular political party and a political interest so is this because of rupert murdoch's personal interests definitely there's no doubt about it we will hear general electric one of the largest military contractors for the u.s.
government plus comcast one of america's largest cable providers are joined by the hip running the n.b.c. network the floor of the hudson river is covered with carcinogenic p c b s these toxic janick dangerous chemicals that were put there by general electric general electric owns n.b.c. and b c has not taken any trouble to report on this massive environmental story. with the innocent face of mickey mouse as their trademark disney is the proud owner of a.b.c. when a.b.c. was bought by disney and there were some a.b.c. stories about improprieties at disneyland is the world disney killed those c.n.n. and time magazine belong to time warner joining the media giants are c.b.s. corporation towering over c.b.s. news and viacom a global entertainment content company running among others comedy central they're supposed to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted but when you have
journalists treading lightly around corporate and governmental elites it almost defeats the reason for their even existing the purpose of existence for corporations is profit meaning investors interests are pleased to head of anything else that would matter in journalism good business is bad journalism good journalism is bad business broad. cast your laura flanders says counting on getting facts from the corporate media is simply naive because it be reliant on military contractors gee to bring us news about the war any more than we can be reliant upon television networks that are run by disney to bring us the truth about what's happening in our economy media are increasingly not there was a number of voices interested in bringing their viewers a little something called truth has decreased as a result instead of representing journalism the media has become loudmouths the corporation if that's the truth get out card see. well because of this doubt in the
media more americans are turning to the internet and other alternative news sources to find the truth the radio host alex jones says the world wide web itself is in danger of becoming manipulated by big business. another issue is that you have the old dinosaur media now and by five or maybe six major conglomerates and they're really teaming up with the government and getting secret payments so this came out five years ago famous cases of reporters being given hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece by the bush administration armstrong williams as one of the famous sentences to go out and promote new federal initiatives that bush was pushing and this really exploded under clinton expanded under bush and is now just gone until warp speed under barack obama so it's not just that you have these five to six mega corporations that have all these other corporate subsidiaries and they won't report on things that put them in a bad light you have direct government payments of taxpayer money secretly being
funneled to them this is outrageous and we've seen massive viewership drops on cable and broadcast t.v. and in newspapers and you've seen sites like involve wars dot com or other alternative media exploding to now google has announced very that they're going to start filtering all the alternative exploding media websites and foreign news outlets that are becoming so popular because they give a different perspective doesn't mean they don't have agendas but there's a different perspective and so now they're announcing the internet kill switch and c.c. regulation over the internet senator jay rockefeller one of the key committee says we would have been better off without the internet so instead of just having a something where the egyptians shut the internet off in five minutes we have this shallow strangling of the internet because the old dinosaur mega media is losing credibility and it's a government mouthpiece and so they're now moving in with a perfect storm to restrict free speech that the internet is in danger. it's now or ten minutes past the hour here in moscow you with r.t.
russia and the world remain in shock of a bomb attack at moscow's domodedovo airport last monday thirty five people were killed and still over one hundred are remaining in hospital president dmitri medvedev has called for a much tougher approach now towards tackling terrorism in an interview to bloomberg he said russians should stand closer together in the face of danger. but only by consolidating all public forces can we vanquish this evil we have no right to get hysterical about terrorism and spread out for this will make terrorism stronger look at the way americans came together after the events of nine eleven even those who are not very fond of president bush said which yes he's got to be at the helm he's got to be tough but he's got to be the same for our country that's the only way we can defeat terrorism look at that most of the. and you can watch the full interview with bloomberg on the russian president on our web site that's all he thought called the russian lawmakers already working on stepping up antiterrorism
measures they've drawn up a draft law to introduce a new terror alert system in the country and he warning of an impending terrorist attack will be assessed on a three level color scale with red alert being the highest security services move and take preventative action going to court with a level of danger the system is already being compared to a similar one in america who make his promise it will not affect the rights over freedoms of russians u.s. intelligence expert fred burton says airports around the world will always be potential targets for terror attacks no matter how well the security services do their job what you'll have is a process and procedure that the russian authorities will be able to implement and in essence move their security systems and to heighten alerts predicated upon the threat when you look at any airport around the world there is that vulnerability and in essence it's with a soft target set like that it's extraordinarily difficult to protect those areas
but boils down to very good human intelligence on very specific terrorist plots the problem is most intelligence services lack that granularity on any specific threat whenever a terrorist attack occurs anywhere in the world every intelligence service scrambles to look at those events because in essence were all in the in the game here and there's always tremendous lessons learned and take away from that but public transportation and specifically air travel is always going to be in the gun sights of the terrorist organizations. meantime web journalist laurie half an ist also known as the resident she asks people on the streets of the big apple how do we challenge terrorism and whether we have an answer on how to stop it.
the suicide bomber in moscow the car bomb in iraq the shootings in tucson considering the recent spate of violent acts around the globe are we doing enough to prevent terrorism this week let's talk about that i think we could be keeping lines of communication open and i think we can be trying to consider other people's perspectives i think we can be thinking more about policy and less about rhetoric are you willing to do more for if it meant the world is going to be protected more like strip searched at airports if necessary i'm i willing to be searchers. i think the new machine i have is fine sees through clothes you're ok with that ok do you think the scanners are ok if it means we're safe yeah your calls are coming off a nobody staci if you think it's ever justifiable do you think anyone ever has a good enough reason to get that angry to do something like that no no i think those. the services something will go wrong with them thank god that we that it's but it's a good thing to kill people and kill themselves or noise no but what if you were
being enslaved and you felt like you had no way out when you feel like violence would be an option then. not for other people to suffer no you have to go to these people you can't obviously it's horrible what happens but these people that's what they're trying to get they're trying to get the reaction here let them have that kind of power over society and be scared all the time so if the media turns it down a little bit of the coverage it will have an impact on that make them consider whether or not they're going to do it i think so whether or not even we're doing enough to end terrorism the bottom line is with all the recent violence clearly we have yet to succeed. all right it's now a quarter past the hour here in moscow you without saying now the deputy governor afghanistan's kandahar province has been killed in an apparent assassination
a suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into the official's car while he was on his way to work now the blast killed don't like to national on the spot three of his bodyguards were wounded in the attack on friday at least nine were killed in a bomb blast in the capital kabul a recent u.s. intelligence report paints a rosy picture of the war shoring it will eventually be won but alex he's been a tree can chip in to says that's not going to happen unless washington changes its approach to beating but how about. another year another january and yet another article in the herald tribune yet again from the cia sources it's bruce riedel the famous cia analyst claiming that eventually i kind of will be definitive future that president obama charm offensive these are the muslim community all around the globe while the terrorist threat is real it is not confined or even closely related
to afghanistan itself the terrorist threat comes along the afghan pakistani badland take out the war alone afghan pakistani badland and substituted for a cross and that instantly will finally start making sense until that washington decision makers we'll accomplish with this linguistic exercise they are doomed to play all along this vicious circle paying lip service to the threat coming from pakistan while ignoring the clear and present danger both narco terrorism that comes from afghanistan and that it's going to some of the international news making headlines this hour after five people have been killed by a bomb in a busy. the road tunnel in northwest pakistan nineteen others were wounded in the many injured taken to what nearby hospital in peshawar it's thought either the
taliban or al qaeda militants are behind the attack. african union says it's forming a panel of heads of state to solve the political crisis in the ivory coast within a month and move comes after three days of talks in ethiopia following widespread unrest since november disputed elections former ivorian leader laurent gbagbo is still refusing to step down despite calls from the international community to say the opposition candidate is the rightful winner of. the european union has begun a preliminary probe into allegations of its prime minister once letter ring trafficking human organs and council of europe report alleging that she was the boss of a criminal underworld gang involved in the grisly organ trade during the one nine hundred ninety nine war against serbia the report also implicates the cause of liberation army in the crimes which are said to have involved the killing of prisoners. africa's former president nelson mandela is now resting back at home in
johannesburg after being discharged from hospital ninety two year old was admitted for tonight with an acute respiratory infection provoked a public panic over the health of the anti apartheid icon mandela's office says it received over ten thousand messages of support from well wishers. well we are live for you twenty four hours a day with plenty more stories for you to explore there are some what you'll find right. now if. any isn't quite enough for you you can stay in an exclusive emporio armani hotel the fashion guru now plans to open a designer hotel in russia's southern region. but be warned just like his clothes it's not going to be a cheap stay. in one of the most. in the world. he is now back in moscow with his show his performance is guaranteed to melt anybody.
claim a russian author. has turned out to be an authority on insects as well all of this off to his fifteen year old theories on how to fly migration were proved to be right. and so many other items on. the. now this week. out of the russian capital and travels to london where host explores russian history and culture. the cultural center pushkin house was founded in one nine hundred fifty six it was either catered in notting hill it moved to this new venue in bloomsbury square in two thousand and six now
they have over four hundred members or friends as they're called every month they have a range of cultural activities including exhibition this is called and actions. you can watch moscow out next hour here on c.n.n. coming your way in a few minutes life on mars in our latest edition of technology update we look at an ambitious experiment that could lead to a revolutionary scientific breakthroughs but now this news just in here on r.t. and we are going with the breaking news here the investigation into last monday's explosion the suicide blast at moscow's don't why do you have airport has now been solved all of those details to come here on r t but for the meantime is the business news with you. that's right we have a couple of minutes to have
a look at what's happening in the world of business hot on the heels of his economic speech at davos where the annual economic forum is underway russia's president is calling for legislation which would better if it's promoting a draft bill to create an integrated financial service regulator it will supervise both the financial markets and insurance companies these two industries which were previously monitored by different state by its. the regulator will exercise control and monitor all investment and insurance companies it will also determine the rules of their operation eventually the financial regulator will be responsible for creating transparent and comfortable conditions for the business the respective draft bill has already been prepared. and the world economic forum is nearing its finish but a has been more than intensive for the russian delegation but many major deals being announced it's now time to turn expressions the will into action more now
from our correspondent daniel bushell who is there in switzerland. let's start with the president's speech his ten point plan very precise very appreciated by the audience in its precise descent conciseness he spoke about no more nationalizations and the creation of a sovereign fund on the country to help private investors the government would pool and share the risks and costs of foreign investors investing in the russian economy he also spoke about if you're joining the w.t.r. finally the world trade organization this year and then the o.e.c.d. the organization of richer developed companies countries and then creating a common economic space with the european union very exciting talk of a common you can economic space from the atlantic to the pacific and then minutes to shave all of was a bit more general talking about that russia would guarantee foreign investors rights a move to a people based knowledge based economy and the u.s.
business leaders that i spoke to were all very enthusiastic very appreciative i don't much different mood from last year when there was still some suspicion if you like about russia it's motives and distrust ability and i've really seen today and over the course of this for pretty much the transform ation if you like of russia from the ugly duckling if you like of of well the investment in the economy into the swarm of of world business. daniel bushell reporting from the devils forum it's the annual gathering of world business leaders and the head of russia's largest lenders burbank says davus has been a great success for russian business. these kinds of events crucially important for a better understanding of russia by international investors and i think the key point to business audience took from yesterday's discussion of russia's investment climate is the personal commitment deputy prime minister vall of has shown this is
a very good example of how we can demonstrate our belief in our country and explain what steps we're taking. and russian authorities have approved pepsico three point eight billion dollars the country's day rejoined when build an internet c.e.o. says russia is a perfect platform for further expansion. using women down i think we can expand into cia central and eastern europe because those markets can all be serviced out of wimbledon and russia we have to decide how to take the technology develop a whole range of products that we can sell in other parts of the world so we're going to leverage the wimbledon value added dairy expertise our partnership which is a saudi arabian dairy company and figure out how to bring the expertise of both companies together to build out their platform for the company how much can you grow wimbledon as a company our nutrition business which is about ten billion today and with
wimbledon becomes twelve twelve billion plus can grow to about thirty billion by the year twenty twenty and russia becomes very interesting because russia's got land rush has got water and russia can be a great source of fruits for us so one of our goals is to develop russian agriculture to be the hub for certain fruits stone fruits in particular the rest of the world the differences between doing business in russia they merge in markets india russia is perhaps. more developed than india in terms of frameworks exists systems exist so does in india too but in india. when you want to buy land you have to really go through a long process to get it because as a rule of law you can go to small farmer and say i want the land you've got to go through a process. pepsico c e o indra nooyi talking to archie's daniel bushell and chairman of b two b. will become the president of the bank of moscow and let's say this effectively
leaves russia second largest lender and has been given the green light to acquire a bank of moscow which was founded and owned by moscow city government to be was first to express interest in the outside but then alpha by wanted to buy one hundred percent of the lender it seems it has lost the race. let's have a look at how the russian markets were faring this week despite a terrorist attack at one of moscow's airports and monday the russian stock markets experienced a very settled week of trading said stephen to shift key management partner at the chefs can partners the russian market is finishing the week largely unchanged because over the. last couple of years it really has become much more driven by the external events or rather than some internal specific sectors and so together with global markets which have been largely flat over the last couple of weeks the russian market has been flat in some activity in gas promise we see people
switching out for example out of steels in to solve the oil and gas means they get . ross their first overall there has not been a lot of activity steve in the shops and partners and that drops a business border and my colleague which president will be bringing you more updates it are not stime and you can always find more stories on our website r.t. dot com slash business.