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that was in fact rushing into the power vacuum is islamicists john all bradley thanks very much for talking to us today now we'll start with the situation in iran because it's very much in the news that the mavens the e.u. has banned all new oil contracts with the country and it plans to extend sanctions on the iranian central bank how much do you think that's going to cost iran the e.u. and the global economy in general it's certainly going to cost to run we've seen today the local currency. level against the u.s. dollar in history and the fact is that iran exposed a sizable amount of it so i will too the new one coupled with american sanctions unilateral sanctions are already in place against iran it's going to hurt but what we're seeing essentially is the first phase of economic warfare against iran and the problem is that the west has iran all wrong just as it has the middle east all wrong people leaves the sanctions will increase the divide between the regime and the people and historically this doesn't happen there's no proof that this happened
whatsoever it's people feel pressured and they look where that pressure is coming from and that's the west and so it makes them more anti west and that's the only logical outcome he also hopes that if there is serious instability as a result then because iran is very ethnically and geographically divided that certain groups will rise up against the regime or there will be a popular uprising but again it's wishful thinking it's not going to happen at all and we saw years of sanctions in iraq didn't wait is it is that a comparison that you draw yeah and then we saw a war on all of this is leading to war the hawks in washington there are allies in saudi arabia and israel so the absolutely determined to bring iran to its knees and it seems like it's now or never and they're going for broke so what will happen next you think well what does that usually involve what they're hoping. iran is
backed into a corner and some incident occurs whether by accident or design that makes it seem that the rain in the first hour as well and then because there is very little support in the west for unilateral strike against iran the fact is especially if it's done at the behest of israel and they need iran to do something whether it's the us carrier it's a mine in the strait of hormuz or whether it's just rhetoric on the part of the ukrainian regime. it's everyone's up upping the ratchet to the extent that something has to happen and the americans wouldn't militarized to the extent that they have if they weren't expecting the final out to be war do you see that that could be the iranians looking the straits of hormuz the gulf oil export reaches that now promising that they well you know though it's not saying that it will do
that just as a result of sanctions it's threatening to do that in the event that it attacked and that's just one of many things that iran is threatening to do and has the capability to do it you are very worried about ethnic divisions all through the middle east she said comes therefore in both iran and also in syria if sunni islamists gain control of most of the middle east what do you think the outcome could be for the majority shiite iran obviously all of this is bad news for iran i think if you look back at the arab spring the turning point came in late february when saudi arabia was given the go ahead by washington. and what happened then is related very much to everything that's happening now because it's the only country that is majority ruled by a sunny minority and iran has two story claims to the island and the u.s. navy. absolutely crucial to containing iran and so essentially what we've seen is
a sunny shia divide reemerge in the middle east with washington clearly backing sonny powerhouse saudi arabia close american ally and saudi arabia inter along has taken control of the revolutions out swearin so for example its funding and into the main islamic party in tunisia the muslim brotherhood and more extremist groups in in egypt are on the record as saying they go substantial funds from saudi arabia the yemeni government has openly criticized for interfering in its internal affairs and funding radical islamists and of course in syria they are the main opposition is made dominated by the muslim brotherhood and the so-called free syrian army is dominated by not only radical jihadi is from within syria but also you have these from throughout the region where we're told constantly that there's no real threat
because these are moderate islamic parties but of course the definition of moderate makes absolutely no sense in any rational because saudi arabia is often described in the western media as a moderate arab state and i lived in saudi arabia for three years and i can assure you there is absolutely nothing moderate about our country that's all you say that . is the base groups who have stepped into the breach in many of these countries are you saying these were genuine people's uprisings at the time. the idea. behind it is that they hijacked the revolutions and precisely because they were in fact islamists inspired the beginning in tunisia could never have been because it's rather in prison already and the muslim brotherhood in egypt openly came out against the revolution initially the problem is that the motivation for these revolutions was economic internees here. for example you started in the deep south
even paul. south in syria it started in a city near jordan which is been experiencing a drought for three years i mean egypt an extensive opinion poll carried out even among those who went to her just after mubarak fell showed that only nineteen percent of the free and fair elections and free expression and so on of the top of their gender their main priority sixty five percent is the economy now the people who provide these revolutions foolishly declared their revolutions leaderless and they didn't have an agenda anyone who knows anything about revolutionary uprisings in the past and specifically you run the most ready for the seventy nine revolution in iran knows that what happens in the post-revolutionary chaos is that the groups that are most disciplined. and most ruthless politically then fill the vacuum and so when you couple that with the fact that they then with the funding that we've been talking about from saudi arabia. able to manipulate the electoral process.
they were perfectly poised to to step into the into the cap and fill the vacuum and that's what they've done what about the free syrian army is what they're fighting for a genuine democracy and you'll see whether or not they're fighting for democracy is an open question what kind of democracy we then have to us and i'm just appalled and gulps frankly the coverage that this jihadi outfit is being given you can't get a word in edgeways in trying to criticize it will trying to illustrate just what a horrible bunch of extremists these people are very string of credible reports that have shown that. especially another persian gulf states have been funding jihad is not only from within the country but from libya for example in elsewhere and i find it very difficult to believe that. it's all to go. western style
democracy employer is admitting freedom is what we're seeing in syria basically said islamic revolution absolutely if we've been hearing constant greatly exaggerated predictions of the syrian regime's two mines for eleven months now if a popular revolution was going to happen it would have happened already the fact is though they may have no great love for the cucumber face president. the. general feeling of better the devil we know and you talk about the arab league do you think that the mission in syria has essentially played into the hands of those who are existing pressure on the syrian also or sees it is it overstepping its mark when it makes dumond's while the mediating the arab league essentially has no credibility on the arab street and everyone knows that it's the top of the g.c.c. and so it's a means not to create momentum that the arab league itself can then implement all
the recounting and has imposed sanctions and they suspended syria and could possibly impose a no fly zone what they're going to do is what they did with libya before you remember before the u.n. resolution on libya the arab league and conveniently almost all of those who voted were from the gulf cooperation council in support of the no fly zone in libya what the arab league mission is trying to accomplish is get enough evidence concrete evidence about human rights abuses on the part of the outside very cian to then take that to the u.n. and the evidence will be so strong that even russia and china would feel compelled to work but as of now one month after this mission started they seem to know the monitors seem to know more about what's going on the ground than they did at the beginning and so it all looks like you know we're going back to square one and in contrast to libya so far western nations to be an absolutely adamant that they're not going to go into syria why do you think that aids. yes it doesn't have
a sea port. in the way that it's not on the coast in the way that for example. benghazi was on the coast in libya and so it's far more difficult militarily to get in supplies it's also not resort to resource rich. you know obviously they went into libya because it has a great deal of oil and they continue to support saudi arabia and because they have a great deal of oil and gas there's no great payoff immediate payoff when it comes to syria but there is a great deal to be gained geo politically they can buy their time and they're hoping for an internal collapse or barring that the arab league somehow money she's to weaken the regime enough that we've heard for example the. mayor of kut saying that arab league troops should be sent in and so the west is quite happy for the time being for the arabs to do their dirty work john albright they thank you very much thank you.
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and. are through to the finals to face second tier sides. so let's start with. it's time for the semifinals both in the men's and women's singles. defending champion. seeds. open in. the six one plays and. the other semifinal will be played later on thursday where russia. takes on world number two. of the czech republic in a repeat of last year's wimbledon final. in the men's side of the action. action will see the four in the world playing. one matches. and roger federer will halt in several hours' time and the defending champion of
the plates and. project. onto the football and liverpool have joined cardiff city in the carling cup final that's after drawing the second semifinal like we. manchester city and advancing on aggregate city they will be first like but it's one single girl needed to get the better the return fixture and a spectacular long wait for the nigel g. o. level but just thirty minutes of play struck by graduate steven gerrard abutting how to take the second half balls and insecure put city in front once again for the house determined not to miss out on the first carling cup final appearance in sixteen yes bellamy natural allies to its rightful home crowd to all the finals for the night to a huge favor over
a little hole. to the hardwood now where it says skull mosco continued their winning streak the second round of the euro league's top sixteen so your. men thresh on a dollar ages six to six to eight in the russian capital to claim that twelfth straight victory in the tournament this season robert father now reports. what does it take to. today cisco wins these games shoot much more than the first lead by the two time n.b.a. champ then. the other man starts ahead of their first home game in the yearly ixtapa sixteen or just flow lists eleven wins out of eleven games in the tournament this season and the muscovites produced their victorious dozen in style in front of a cheering home crowd in fact it was only the first quarter which saw some tough competition only court. but as soon as the host center not kristi each star
a dominating in the paint both scoring and rebounding the armaments lead began to grow. the turkish side was far from giving out that easy they were struggling and grabbing points well to scupper plate shown their class over and over again for eight three six but intermission. the game kept the same course in the second half here is discuss storm and underage girl with a slam dunk and even when they are women missed. they still scored in the end. making cisco look like a team which hardly has a weak side start saving. us with thirty points that. we can differ to give. sometimes rushing to our shots.
is total so you know it's really. a wall we play great defensively and that is very important often facer your palms are not friends gave us are huge advantage. for the first half of their game pretty close. to break away from them was all critical bullshit and. so the our men look confident on the way to the year least one for the dream and the last one in two thousand and eight robert for the known party school. in women's possible the moscow region side sponsor and have gone top of the euro lakes group c. after threshing cross bhaskar toronto on home courts the house came out with a relatively disappointed start and the opening state was won by the victors eighteen sixteen about how the trap runs charges people back into the game and left
the talent with no chance in the second quarter the house added twenty four points while toronto only eight forty two twenty six before the big intermission popped up and they were going to start capturing pushing their advantage seven to seven two fifty three the final school there so comfortable when by the time you look transference back into opposition in a battle with the beast and picked up before the first place in the group i see i think cricket thirty seven year old ricky ponting has been toning back the clock after he and captain michael clarke had a big day for straight in the fourth test against india which player scoring a double century in a six hundred four four seven efforts for more as a captain ponting suddenly demonstrating he's got plenty left to offer there are no income here and answer questions there are too many. celebration and celebration at
this minute as much under-served pretty excited that i haven't scored a lot of those in the us companies which are a lot about lately as well. now as it was just noise it's always north america honored and especially today when you know we didn't get off to the audience. and firmly in the national football league the new england patriots will meet the new york giants in the super bowl for the second time since two thousand and seven it was underdogs new york who ended the patriots' perfect season by winning the title four years ago it was a gorski now reports on how the both got to the big event. you the two thousand and seven edition of the new england patriots played like an unstoppable juggernaut in the playoffs before reaching the big dance this year's team has been able to advance to the postseason despite glaring weaknesses the patriots ranks second from bottom and pass defense this year and it looked like the ravens would exploit that acutely steel in the a.f.c. decider baltimore's joe flacco time the game at ten with that second strike to
dennis pitta new england secondary was torched again in the third with rookie tory smith giving baltimore a seventeen to sixteen lead. and when the chips were down for the home team quarterback tom brady yet again showed plenty of physical and mental toughness despite having a poor day passing the ball the thirty four year old taking a huge hit on a quarterback sneak but still made the score twenty three to twenty new england that will prove the final score as the pats defense fared better than expected late on the ravens lee evans stopped just short of hauling in a touchdown pass by backup quarterback sterling moore. the game would have gone into overtime and the for billy cundiff misfiring on a relatively easy close range kick ending the patriots a fifth super bowl berth since two thousand and one the new york also involved in a close championship game over in the n.f.c. decider the san francisco forty nine ers constantly looking to vernon davis who
burned the giants for two touchdowns in the forest and third quarter cuts to the united giants quarterback eli manning a seen his star rise to brother peyton's level after great season with a thirty one year old finding mariel manningham late in the fourth for seventeen to fourteen the both kickers on their game in this contest with david acre stein proceedings at seventeen of these. a special teams mistakes all the forty nine er scow williams lose the ball and upon return in the ensuing over time allowing the giants to set up shop in enemy territory was. lawrence tynes short field goal in the extra session sending the giants to the big games so a rematch of epic proportions is brewing as both the patriots and the giants have eight players on the roster who still remember that two thousand and seven super bowl battle bonza gorski archie. ok that's all the sports news for the moment all the back and toss time with more weather is next stay with us.
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