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fresh outbreaks of shake the syrian lebanese border as president assad's troops try to clear out the rebels from one of the key spots for alms smuggling. and pitches for your own strikes triggered by deepening rocking trouble the european countries are e.u. leaders yet to stage another anti crisis in brussels these are live pictures from athens people are joining a second nationwide strike against a new harsh austerity program the protesters saying they will not tolerate a. crippling cuts. deadly attacks on a stronghold of the former regime in libya accusations of the country's
a new rule. of the massacre of the loyalists one year ago. it's a pleasure to have you with us here on our today. live from the russian capital residence on the syrian lebanese border have been forced from their homes by a series of violent clashes militia in lebanon apparently used machine guns to attack the syrian army right across the frontier and then triggered a rather tough response reporting from the region. here in the golan heights residents have been reporting fire overnight coming straight from the syrian lebanon border you have to understand that their supporters really close to this village right here syria in fact is right behind me if you can see it a group of several identified men have opened fire from lebanese towards syria and
the syrian army has responded that fighting is not heard at the moment but of course the situation in syria continues to be highly unstable despite the efforts by the international community to broker some sort of ceasefire between syrian government forces and the opposition groups the situation is being intensified by the fact that the various fighting groups in syria continue to receive financial aid as well as shipments of arms coming in from across the border not with just turkey which was reported earlier but also with lebanon. training for war getting ready for battle and possibly. these young recruits are preparing for what their instructors called a campaign to rid syria of tyranny. some of these student to be fighters haven't even held a gun until now. this is the first time i use weapons there was no need for them before the revolution now we carry weapons to get rid of the. weapons have yet to
topple the government of president bashar al assad but they're flowing into the country with ease it's a trend that has some officials worried. provide arms to either side. for the majority and the risk of unintended consequences porous borders with its neighbors make the flow of arms almost impossible to stop and lebanon's town of is one of the main gate. behind me is the way to one of the illegal border crossings between lebanon and syria weapons fighters and supplies go in to refugees fleeing the violence coming out but by no means the same. easy journey frequent shelling as well as a large minefield on the syrian side of the border crossings like these a deadly gamble a gamble that lebanese sympathizers of syria's opposition are more than willing to make. this is five thousand dollars thirteen hundred eighteen hundred and two
thousand in tripoli r.t. spoke to this arms dealer whose business was booming. people come or contact me every day we have a revolution next door for sure we are with them. till they do it. the weapons may be easy to come by the harder part is understanding exactly where they go a classified report uncovered in the new york times reveals that many of the arms sent to syrian rebels are ending up in the hands of hardline islamic jihad ists one of the leaders of the f.s.a. said you know we admit that we infiltrated by jihadi jihad these are coming. from all over the muslim world but we don't know exactly who they are back in syria both in the training camps and in the battlefield rebels talk of high hopes for a bright future. i hope that there will be free elections that the syrian people will be able to choose that they want and that we will win back our rights freedom of expression and political freedom exactly what that freedom looks like may depend
on who's getting the guns. lucy caffein of r t lebanon. syria's northern border with turkey has also become a regular scene of deadly crossfire in the latest incident fired back in response to a mortar shell which landed in its hot type province kodesh rebels are also causing a headache for turkey at least three turkish soldiers were killed as the militants attacked a military outpost on the country's southeast professor. from the middle east technical university says turkey's further engagement in the syrian conflict is actually emboldening the code. it is related to of course. the kurds have now much more money of their room they control the certain parts and. in the history in the last thirty years the clear say have never been strong i mean
has never been those strong to harm the turkish government and turkish army and also get such a large space to read they can move together with the other two to screw ups and be it in syria or in northern iraq. it's good to have you with us here on our to to days to become for you a bit later in this hour freedom of speech gets rather a new meaning in europe iran learns a lesson in censorship from the e.u. something like provide as guy go almost two dozen of its state t.v. and radio stations that's ahead for you after a short. for now as e.u. leaders gather in brussels to tackle the eurozone crisis and strikes and demonstrations are gripping the country's worst hit by thousands of people are descending on the streets of athens as a join a second nationwide strike against a harsh new austerity program these right here the latest and now the live pictures
coming from athens protesters saying they will not tolerate a third straight year of crippling cuts that the government has been told by its creditors to reduce its budget by around ten billion euros. it will mean meanwhile that spain thousands of students marched in cities across the country wrapping up three days of industrial action against the slashing of the budget for education that is madrid prepares to last the e.u. for another aid package to save its economy expected to come with further austerity conditions jerome roofs a debt crisis researcher at the european university institute in florence says that no summit will help solve the crisis until it tackles the root of it. is one thing we've learned over the past couple of years is that when you're in the years there's something about. the mean the exact opposite. end of the crisis is inside probably means the reason is that into depression. greenspan next
year will have constructed the economy back to roughly twenty percent unemployment stands at twenty five percent if you had regions in spain which are demanding secession you have actually a new plan. this force is going to rise in greece. and move that we haven't seen since the one nine hundred thirty s. i think really what's happening here is that spreads there's actually spinning out of control things are getting a lot worse and the summit that we have today in brussels is absolutely going to. ultimately because they're completely fails to address any of the structural problems which include most importantly the embrace between the financial sector which is going to be insolvent and a series of states which are completely over the crisis thought has. been the most important thing is that on the one hand you're you need is don't tend to solve anything in these summits but on the other hand they do just bleed bassy to muddle through it is believed by the city to keep on going to spite. despite the odds and
to keep the. the question is for how long we don't know we don't know the exact amount of time that's left when we do know is that if things continue like this we are staring at another rough day good for a generation of europeans it is. the f.b.i. has arrested a man who allegedly planned to blow up the federal reserve building in new york the twenty one year old bangladeshi national was detained as he apparently tried to trigger what he thought were explosives stored in a car the man who was in the united states on a student visa called the attention of authorities when he was searching for al qaeda contacts they supply him with a thousand pounds of fake explosives through underground operatives the federal reserve is also in mexico is this crosshairs today against a c. a looking at the circus that its financial policies create that's coming up at eleven thirty g.m.t. . eco bubble is a well known gag with the clown so. these are the schools.
economy that these fed chairman ted they go to the ringling brothers and barnum belly clown school where they learn how to walk around a floppy where funny and pretend as if they have no. asriel policies that they clearly don't and they support each other with seltzer bottles but you say that's their monetary policy they sell to bottles and they go i'll here's your quantitative easing. you know and they do this to each other and they say sink or all wet and wet means liquidity and liquidity is good for making the market says goldman sachs we're adding liquidity says j.p. morgan you're just splitting each other what else are bottles your frickin clowns. order more to come in just a few minutes to see you in a sec. on
the march under god these men and women are walking one of the longest and probably the loneliest road in the world they reenacting march into exile made by thousands of czarist russia. if i was here three hundred years ago i may have disappeared my local lord i may have deserted from the army or a variety of other crimes the result was the same like my fellow prisoners around me i've got a long and very cold walk ahead into exile in siberia it took them years to get there summers and winters entire years a lot of people died on the way this group in the western siberian region of omsk discovered they're living on the only surviving stretch of the original nine thousand kilometers of the siberian exiles track that's had no modern changes made to it have guinea discovered that he's descended from some of these exiles and
decided to build a museum telling a story he and his re-enact is now receiving letters from all over the world to show them what it was like for these bodies going yes it's scary to put the shackles on of course but it's interesting if we don't remember our history we will have no future. it's a monument to one of the restructures cruelest chapters. the city served as the capital of anticommunist white russian leader admiral culture shock in the civil war from one thousand nine hundred to nine hundred ninety whilst in residence he lived here though the study of the man like the maintenance of this building has remained a taboo right up until the present day or we still receive hate mail saying that he hanged a lot of people and was famous for severe punishment it's all true but it was at a time of civil war both sides were monstrously cruel it is sadly the theme of cruelty which links so. much of history to the rest of russia's particularly of exile where they were not.
it was the strangest attempt of a military takeover. the us president trying to overthrow a foreign country's government but his strategic game. and america recognized its defeat. against united states cuba managed to cope with its victory all going to. take i leave you think you are you go but the rajab i believe is the cuban missile crisis games and reality t.v. . you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
live from moscow this is. at least the people who've been reported killed as a libyan forces shell the bani walid a stronghold of the country's late leader more market reports suggest there were no direct clashes between the two groups but fighters from the perceived city they were sponsored with mortar rounds the attack on bani walid comes amid a report from human rights watch that dozens of khadafi loyalists were massacred following his capture and killing a year ago a mobile phone footage filmed by one of the militants shows a large group of detainees being abuse. more photos indicate many of those people were later executed the authorities have failed to investigate the deaths with
analysts saying it's well hardly surprising. i think churchill said the first victim of war is the truth if one looks at the what the government in libya is saying what the rebels have said well they don't indeed even the major powers that the us and britain there were all telling a lie to say the least this is this revelation is not. you know does now document it but it is not new everybody expected the number i've attended a number of hearings in the human rights council whereby people who are questioning the number of civilians were killed by nato not have any of the day nato and the u.s. and western powers. themselves involved in removing the regime without knowing who with whom they are in bed they have not looked at what is the possibility that after any any attempt to try and say that the revolution won't lead with some sort
of a policy libya this is just not the people revolted nato jumped on board and that's the result of it so of course the human rights abuses went down by of their feet by that evolution and by nato. much more on the aftermath of the libyan conflict of r.t. dot com also that a blind justice of police in northern england taser and handcuffed a blind man who can barely walk the cops say they thought his behavior was suspicious and that his campaign was a summarize. also one of website r.t. dot com hungry for help fifteen million americans sign up for food stamps during the four years of barack obama's term in office we've got the numbers on our website. now the european commission has denied it or is a ban on iranian state channels saying that two. vidas acted independently previously. you feel completely jamming it's nineteen t.v.
and radio stations which broadcast across europe about coincides with a further tightening of sanctions against the country mostly targeting us financial and trade sectors independent filmmaker and media analyst danny schechter things the e.u. simply doesn't want to hear a contrary point of view. but i find it very troubling that television channels have been removed from the air suppressing the arends ability to tell its side of the story iran is under attack not only with oil sanctions but financial sanctions there's a whole campaign underway to discredit its proposals in a negotiation that are coming up on the nuclear issue even before the iran gets to make those proposals kind of a preemptive strike and now this just a few days after the european union received the nobel peace prize one of its first acts seems to have been to suppress freedom of the press and freedom of speech that
is not very encouraging if you silence one side of that debate and don't even allow its voice to be heard at all clearly it was political you know it taking us one step closer to war and this is what this seems to be about the british did this first through their off common regulator removing press t.v. from the air in england and now the e.u. is followed through with a similar ban. well we've discussed iran's relationship with western nations with the economic long as well as whether its nuclear activities are anywhere as dangerous as they are being presented a quick preview of what's coming your way in ten minutes from now. there's a pretty good read on what iran's capabilities in terms of uranium enrichment are the big question which i don't think anyone can give a highly confident answer to with does iran want what people refer to as
a threshold capability in other words its ability to produce a nuclear weapon right quickly or do they want an actual deployed weapon according to u.s. intelligence community and most other observers iran just hasn't made that decision in part because they don't need they want to get to that threshold capability before they make any decisions about whether to go to go farther than that threshold because there's no point making that decision early in fact it might be detected by western intelligence and so you could tip your hand before you get to that threshold so i think that decision has been made. twenty pm here in moscow time for the seewald update now we'll start with venezuela for those expelled all of our guys diplomats from the country the decision came as a surprise for the officials involved as authorities have refused to comment on the reason for it it follows a heated dispute between the two countries which started when paraguayan then president. widely seen as an ally of venezuela's hugo chavez.
a yemeni official has said that at least seven al qaeda suspects have been killed in the latest u.s. drone attack in the country's south and this follows a statement by pakistan's interior minister who said that eighty percent of the victims of american as strikes were civilians which contradicts washington's previous claims massive and to u.s. sentiment has been growing in the country after a similar drone attack claimed the lives of twenty four pakistani soldiers in. thank you it has been mounting around the u.s. embassy in bolivia as thousands of people rallied against washington's refusal to extradite their former president he is wanted by the supreme court on charges of causing the deaths of sixty seven protesters during an army crackdown on riots in two thousand and three the ex-president had to resign ousted by the unrest and political crisis in bolivia. why where is marina this year's good to see you today
you've got your finger on the pulse of all the markets so any headlines in business today well morry basically what russian investors are very curious to find out is what will happen to the shares of. we're following the story once again and that's because rawls that's my now become the biggest producer of oil in the world because it may acquire all the shares of to b.p. well for all the details let's cross a live hopefully tell mary our next call to sarah bearing the bad weather sell us everything that's happening at the headquarters of roles that was happening give us the latest. hi maria i can't hear you very well there but i'm going to tell you the latest that i know which is that. you go searching is in the on the brink of creating perhaps the world's largest publicly traded oil is in b. in london how he talks with b.p. . to buy them out of that fifty percent stake in t. in case b.p. would be twenty eight billion dollars in cash and shares b.b.
of course is russia's third largest oil and apart from b.p. it's also. a consortium of russian tycoon now a.o.l. has also been told be to rosen yeah it will be so soon in london have signed a memorandum of understanding to sell this state to. a future date the reason one has to take place in the future is that was the police know to have enough money cash on hand to buy out both sides of the company and one if this deal does go through it will be the second largest deal in the oil sector in history and it will. have to the front rank of the world to use to put that in perspective. the biggest reason you see two point three million pounds of oil per day and expended rose yeah could be three point one million barrels per day. hopefully you can hear me thank you very much though as the very on mic will reporting live from
the headquarters of roles in that thank you very much for that report i have we have a little bit of time and yes we do let's take a look finally what's happening with the european markets and basically what we're seeing there is a throughout superballs the picture everyone is waiting for that even in a brawl still is where leaders will be discussing the future all of the euro zone so far we've seen quite a bit of optimism there let's move on and take a quick look at the russian markets where here we've had oil prices helping because they are highest level in about a week and that's amid signs of the u.s. economy recovering the better than expected was that the arts yes and the most exciting almost half a percent there and if we can put it take a look at current see if time allows most of what's happening with the euro which is coming down from a one month high versus the u.s. dollar when it comes to the ruble it's now makes to the currency basket at this hour now this is all form of the business theme for now you can stay with artsy because next we'll be talking about iran's nuclear ambitions and the country's real
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iran's disputed nuclear program has managed to dominate headlines for years and today as u.s. officials continue debating over a potential strike against tehran a newly released court weighs the advantages and consequences of taking military action joining me now to talk more about this topic is dr alston long the associate professor of international public affairs at columbia university he's also the
co-author of a new report titled weighing the benefits and costs of military action against iran thank you very much for joining me today thanks very much it's a pleasure to be here dr long a bipartisan group of national security experts are the authors and signatories of this extensive report according to your findings is iran's nuclear program currently a threat to the us president it's not a threat to the united states iran's nuclear program is under our international atomic energy agency the direction of the work that they had previously done according to the u.s. intelligence community on nuclear weapons it's been suspended so at present iran's nuclear program is not a major threat united states the concern is that it could very rapidly become one how rapidly in less than a year according to some estimates and other estimates more than a year a lot depends on whether you're talking about the production of the fish are material to highly enriched uranium for a bomb or an actual deliverable weapon
a deliverable weapon would take longer production of fissile material could you know within a few few months produce enough or for a bomb well within a few months both in a few weeks americans will be heading to the polls to vote for a new u.s. president or keep the current one in the white house many believe that israel has seen this time as a window. opportunity to strike iran dragging the u.s. into a war is there still a threat that it would do so in the main remaining weeks i think the concern about a possible israeli strike was higher a few weeks ago the israelis are now dissolving. parliament and calling for new elections on january twenty second so this i think changes a lot of the previous calculation of people that thought the israeli government might act before the us elections i think now tend to believe the way to.
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