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to gas and petrol bombs in athens show. you in force cuts because germany says it wants more control over national budgets. but the international envoy to syria wants a conflict could set the whole middle east ablaze clashes break out across the border with lebanon. the form of bastion of. attack again as militias launched an assault on leaving. new center here in central moscow international news and comment live on r.t. scenes of violence returned to the streets of athens where police of resorted to
tear gas to disperse the protesters tens of thousands of greeks voiced their anger over a new round of cuts being demanded by the country's lenders in exchange for another payment this consigns with a general strike that is seen tens of thousands of people walking off the. job for the second time this month disappearance from the university of the aegean who took part in today's protest says the e.u. imposed measures will only result in more social unrest. or facing another. wave of demonstrating cuts in wages social protection pensions we are facing new tax hikes who are facing social disaster in red cross or living conditions that can explain away today with such massive demonstrations in absence and all who are greece will have already reached their limits they cannot stand it's the political class currently designated. society and the same
goes from the troika and especially europe the liberals in this and the european union but they're just building up the explosive material for next social experience and make. them simply by being passed through parliament if it has mellowed to dimiss in society and i think in the end in the end facing such an intense social crisis in the end they will have to change course i think is we're just going to see a social crisis after such a crisis there's an explosion of the search crews and. then they need to do it inside. the nationwide strike in greece was time to coincide with another e.u. summit in brussels ahead of the meeting german chancellor angela merkel called for the e.u. to be given powers to veto national budgets tom gill who's a london based writer and journalist says this idea undermines the very principles on which the union was founded. as
a bigger time. principle that of course is powerful of the of the whole process of european integration for quite some time now. with the removal of monetary and fiscal policy from our. governments effectively. creation of the single currency has been a huge democratic deficit. that will give more power to elected officials in brussels and from. give or take for amounts of. stronger states. is fundamentally undemocratic and is rolling back. the principles of what europe integration was about when it was founded. after the second. opinion polls across the conflict comes from rebellion among the people against their leaders but still not. the international peace envoy to syria warns the conflict is now
a threat to the whole region one of the first signs came in lebanon when men apparently used machine guns to shoot into syria sparking for retaliation the border between the neighbors has also been restive thanks to an influx of fighters an arms. expects. everything now training for war getting ready for battle and possibly their doubts 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 assad. 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 those will provide arms to either side only a contributing to for the me jury and the risk of unintended consequences as
borders with its neighbors make the flow of arms almost impossible to stop and lebanon's town of is one of the main gateways behind me is the way to one of the illegal border crossings between lebanon and syria. weapons fighters and supplies go in to syria while refugees fleeing the violence come out but by no means as safe or 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 topple assad 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 a new york times reveals that many of the arms sent to syrian rebels are ending up in the hands of hardline islamic jihad one of the leaders of the f.s.a. said yeah we admit that we. infiltrated the 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 the officials 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. you see caffein of r t lebanon. and more volatile weapons have been smuggled to syrian rebels causing concern that some could end up in the hands of is a mystic stream its forces claim they've got hold of portable anti-aircraft
missiles independent journalist robert hollowness believes this is an alarming trend because of the growing support for rebels from al qaeda. we've had reports from pretty young bar sources like on to other french. medical charity who said that sixty percent of the people they bumped into in in one area where they were dealing with characters were foreign in generalities and i don't know is there any doubt that they've been fed in there quite deliberately to stokes the prising against the syrian government and not just. let's let's be quite clear about there are an awful lot of syrians who do not want their country to be turned into another libya i've talked to the syrians right from the start of those i don't think they ever had that much support for many of the the syrians who watched what happened to gadhafi as libya and realized that if it wasn't perfect what we what they're getting afterwards is
a great deal worse and they've always been aware of that and they're totally cynical about the west's motives for interfering in this and the gulf states motives for interfering in in civil strife in syria. in libya the situation is far from peaceful despite western backing for the armed rebellion in the last day at least eleven people have been killed and scores wounded after militia linked to the defense ministry shelled that bani walid it's a former stronghold of late colonel gadhafi and libyan political activists only a cousin says the nation is heading towards further disarray having been largely abandoned by foreign powers. division not only has never been before. the militias know they're going very well you know which is you know highly populated area and i'm just very. also. used chemical weapons. and most.
people inside the city these militias are. the ones who. leave the can see believe we are using. all of us would mean. opposition. is not really covering. the situation in libya. at this example. we succeed in libya so we succeed in syria. but i just see. my point of view. live here in moscow still to come this hour thousands have been killed in u.s. drone attacks in pakistan but only a fraction are actually militants some of that reveals horrifying statistics of civilian deaths we have expert opinion on the significance of these official numbers. and the u.s. presidential candidates will hold their pre-vote debates on monday leaving other challenges out of the picture that's short break.
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wolf island remains a place where visitors can truly understand the call of the wild. blue beasts which brightened if you move soon from phones to impressions. whose clues start on t.v. dot com. it was the strangest attempt of a military takeover of. the us president trying to overthrow a foreign country's government but his strategic game was lost. and america
recognized its defeat. questioning if cuba managed to cope with its victory all don't talk of politics for god sake i leave you think you are you go but the rajah but i live here in the cuban missile crisis games and reality t.v. . welcome back results here live here in moscow the majority of people killed by u.s. drone strikes in pakistan are not militants that's according to the country's interior minister rehman malik said that eighty percent of more than two thousand people have died as a result of strikes were civilians from pak nationals form pakistan's first political lobbying group says washington is responsible for both the deadly drug and strikes and the militants that targeting. this is a major blow. to diplomacy and position and box done and this is the first time
that a senior official actually come out to say this make this kind of a statement that the majority are civilians were killed by drones there is no evidence that the drones have actually helped buckstone control the militants on the contrary pakistan has been very much very successful lives in the military in flushing out a terrorist from the northern region of so wide that in two thousand and nine and clearing and cleaning up that entire area and if now we see a resurgence of some of the activity of the terrorists it is because of these safe havens on the what i would call the american side of the border which is the afghan side of the border under the watch of the u.s. army where these terrorists who are placed out by fox and army are maintaining now arresting and training camps over there so i think the parks than any government appears now to be putting the blame in a way on the on the americans and i think that would be the gist of the report published by the fact that immediate today about the meeting which was a closed door meeting of the box any military commanders accusing or mentioning for
the first time by the way a figure ninety six incursions from the of gun territory into parts done resulting in killing of bikes and soldiers and bugs and civilians. other international news now and i welled up that the colombian government guerilla group have agreed a joint declaration to settle nearly a century of conflict with members from both sides of being negotiated at a secret venue outside holds live with talks expected to move to cuba at a later point the thought we haven't is considered a terrorist organization by both the e.u. and the us with washington having supplied colombia's forces with military aid to combat the guerrillas. at least five people have reportedly been killed in the capital of yemen after shell hit a weapons depos setting off a series of blasts that came shortly after seven al qaeda suspects died in the latest u.s. drone attack in the country south yemen is being torn by an arrest since two thousand and eleven. the country picked a new president to the beginning of this year but he's been unable to control
military forces partly controlled by his predecessors relatives. you see on his wrist to the man who was allegedly planning to blow up the federal reserve building in new york a twenty one year old bangladeshi national was detained as he apparently tried to trigger what he thought were explosives stored in the car officials say the public was never a risk though as the men supplying the bombs were actually undercover f.b.i. agents. and you can watch all of these macs and stacy attack the federal reserve for running a circus with its financial policies that's coming up in the next hour here on. the echo bubble is a well known gag with the crown. these are the so-called. chairmen tend they go to the brothers and barnum belly clown school where they learn to walk around a floppy she wear funny beards and pretend as if they have mastery over policies
that they clearly don't and they spritz each other with seltzer bottle that you see that's their monetary policy or bottles and they go oh all the years of quantitative easing. and they do this to each other and they say c. or all wet and wet means liquidity and the quality is good we're making a market so it's goldman sachs we're adding liquidity says j.p. morgan just spurting each other was also bottles and frick and clowns. because a report could be aware a little later here on t.v. with only one us presidential debate left before the voters make their final choice the two major candidates are more or less tied in polls the jewel between obama and romney has already been dubbed america's most popular reality show but it's a very small cost we're joined live by wes benedict he's founder president of libertarian booster pack which helps libertarian political. that it's in the us well let's talk about the green party candidate and her running mate they're facing
trial for disorderly conduct after being arrested outside the latest presidential t.v. debate why has this incident been largely ignored by the mainstream media. well the mainstream media likes the two party system they like to pretend there's only two candidates running for president and if they spent more time covering the green party or libertarian party candidates they probably would feel like all those candidates were going to cover them they should be in the debates as well so i think they deliberately are ignoring what these other parties are doing and it's a shame it does that the debates if you watch them they are very boring there's not very much difference between the policies of the republican and democrat they both say they're going to lower tax rates for the middle class they want the rich to pay their share they want to keep protecting us from terrorism but it would be great to have the green party jill stein in there pointing out how a bomb
a has ramped up the war on terrorism he's continued he's started the drone strikes and is continuing that we need a green party and a libertarian candidate in there to say it's time to stop the wars bring our troops home save the money repeal the patriot act let's have freedom in america and not keep taxing everyone in dornan everyone in jail and making them accusing them of being terrorist suspects created a way as these parties do have different messages but it's fair to say that most people probably actually couldn't name anyone other than obama or romney here who are running for president the moment so what does it actually take to get on the ballot in most states. where it takes millions of dollars and lots of volunteer time and so these third party efforts use up a lot of their resources just to get to the starting line where the republicans and democrats start off again additionally when the media ignores the other parties in
the public's mind you know the date they draw the conclusion that it doesn't matter as well priam confident that if the grain. and libertarians who are in those presidential debates should i don't i think would be a long shot that they would win the election but i think they would each get five or ten percent sure and that would be a huge thing and it would alter the political conversations that are going on nationwide but was it that we don't just leave you to pay a one off t.v. debate you could say because surely. well they've had social media behind them as a major force and why is that and not being effective for parties like yours why can't you rely on social media to get your message across or is it perhaps people just aren't interested in what you're saying but will it all builds on its each other we done a lot of social media the greens and libertarians have. the occupy wall street movement let's talk about the tea party example there was
a huge tea party movement it was online it was in the press and here they have a republican candidate and vice presidential candidate who both supported the bailouts that was the opposite of the tea party occupy wall street and all those anti-war protests leading up to the two thousand and eight election obama gets in and he continues the war so he continues supporting things like the patriot act i think people get disillusioned you know there's lots of excitement online other rampaul movement was huge but it was backed up with ron paul being included in republican televised debates so all this movement when they then turn on the television and see it's not being treated as significant it's demoralizing and it's it's unfortunate because america does need a broader dialogue we need someone who's going to say we can't afford to social security medicare we're going to have to cut the benefits we don't cut them it's going to happen anyway through inflation ok well what we said given the libertarian
party somehow tommy giving the green party some time in late here and i'll take good to hear from you thanks very much indeed for joining us thanks for having me but i take that well off to a short break here naughty we'll get the latest from the wall of the business. what will change when america picks its president amid muslim rage walking the iran tightrope pushing china and russia as occupy anger spreads the two parties still dictate will their challenge to a selection of close god every day for our team beginning of tolbert twenty second . download the official r.t. application to self choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorites from atsushi t.v. is not required to watch arts here all you need is your mobile device to watch r.t.
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ridden tensions with academic. long stay with us for. 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 report 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.