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witnesses in libya blame their situation in bannu why didn't you just get in a more dangerous with foreign fighters supported on the ground zero of the government forces say they've crushed the resistance in the besieged town. syrian rebels claim they've taken the country's second city album that the major offensive came that's damascus agreed to a ceasefire for the muslim holiday. and the london gives air time to those opposing the iranian regime as a new t.v. station launches but questions over free speech mount after state broadcaster press t.v. was blocked in the u.k. .
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it's six am here in moscow thank you for joining us this morning i'm to bum would say the libyan city of bunny why did is reported to be under heavy attack now from pro-government forces eyewitnesses state that more civilians are being killed by shelling while houses have been engulfed in flames you may find some of the images in policy as report disturbing. fighting is continuing in the city of bani walid where these warring tribes have been at each other's throats for years now their fight intensified recently as government troops try to take over the city that has been a traditional bastion of pro good afy support they were early reports that the city had fallen but this is not true we can say that the fight is still on the go and we continue to hear these reports of wide scale killing of armed gangs and militia
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losing people's homes or trolling the streets now we are in contact with one man in europe who has family inside the city and he tells us that they tell him that upwards of five hundred people have so far been killed of course we have no way of independently verifying this information we are also in contact with the local journalist who is on the outskirts of the city and we're being told by this person that thousands of people have tried to return to bani walid in the confusion over the reports of whether or not the city had fallen now we understand that they have been prevented from going back into the city by these roadblocks that the army has set up and that soldiers have been firing in the air causing wide scale panic and as a result thousands of people are now stranded on the desert highway the media is being prevented from entering bani walid and as a result we're having to rely on what people inside the besieged city tell us one woman we've been talking to tells us that these army troops are patrolling the
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streets at the same time there are searching homes on fire and also bulldozing people's properties have a listen. buddy while he was invaded by militias from misrata they destroyed everything brought qian staff under struction with them when families wanted to return to their homes these militias directed the guns to reach them shot at them and they were all forced to flee the hospital here is still doing people of treating the wounded we're unable to move the injured to other places for treatment because misrata militias and their allies threaten to kill everybody who does so. we also continue to hear these reports unconfirmed as of yet that chemical weaponry is being used reports of phosphorus gas and nerve gas at the same time the point has also been made that while the army says that it is targeting the city because of wants to rid of programs the men you need to notice that many of the people who have been injured or killed are children are women and are the elderly i can
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confirm that these militias used internationally prohibited weapons they used phosphorous bombs nerve gas we have documented all these in videos recorded the missiles they used on the white phosphorus raining down from these missiles many people died without being wounded shot they died as a result of gases the whole world needs to see who are they targeting other really gadhafi is men other children women and old men killed his men they prevent the media from getting into bani walid simply because they fear the press my triple their crimes and terrible deeds. when the order was given to the army to clear out the city the order was to use all means necessary and certainly what we're witnessing on the ground is that all means necessary have been employed we witnessing wide scale devastation the city is completely chaotic and it seems as if the army will pull out no stops until it has the city in its own hands the united nations mission in libya says it doesn't have any more information than what it is
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being told by the government it points out that it is not in the city of bani walid and it cannot add any additional information the director also did not comment in fact refused to comment as to why they were not inside the city now the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has said that he is not concerned by the fact that the army is inside the city but rather that moscow is concerned why the situation is happening and what russia wants is for the united nations to provide information in terms of what is really going on inside now we did ask the united states state department why their story was being ignored in the west and the answer was that it was not being ignored but followed closely but you just need to take a look at the u.s. state department web site and you'll see there that the last time a body while it was mentioned was back at the beginning of this year so of course many questions being asked why is the united states and other powers failing to
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condemn the excessive use of force in the city in the same time why have they not condemned because human rights abuses that are so clearly taking place there earlier we made contact with a man from egypt use relatives are trapped inside the besieged city and was shielding his identity because he fears for his family's safety in. the situation in the bunny walid escalates with foreign fighters and no seen on the ground. now density is pyramid city bareness they they they do jump from hollows to how do i know that those deer everything. inside they told something dangerous that. the snow but as opposed to father and mother not to be and it was a god awful to be of the room somewhere inside the city and you ask me to do. do do do get it dulled you know now being this noble inside city news
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this neighbor you know i've been many of them their militias in the slide down and . who disappeared and nobody would. if they didn't know do today to look to fit into this ability you know and be today to do god sort of if you do. well then journalist and neil clark says that the u.s. and its allies have used and abused in libya flecks think back to every twenty eleven we couldn't pick a newspaper in the u.k. or us or put on the b.b.c. or c.n.n. without hearing about what was going on in libya a humanitarian disaster retold colonel gadhafi forces were killing lots of people they were going to have a massive massacre in benghazi and because of that we went to war that that was a reasonable war and today the situation where is much worse you got a humanitarian catastrophe taken place the number of people killed and changing to being is going up because between ten and twenty times we've got massacres going on at the moment and as silence complete silence here in the u.k. and in the u.s.
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damaged internationally very good only here they've been talking about the number of detentions are taking place there and that the new regime but of course the western powers are interested they got what they want what they wanted they got rid of gadhafi they got a pro western government in power now in tripoli they take control of the oil industry this privatization western corporation and they don't really give a toss to be honest about what's going on about about human rights abuses the fact that demonstrations are banned throughout the country it's time to move on on to syria of course. well the syrian army has agreed to halt military operations from friday morning until monday the four day truce is part of a proposed ceasefire between government forces and the rebels the muslim holiday of aid however the army is reserving the right to respond after some militant groups stated they continue to fight despite the government announcement syrian rebels likely need it made crucial advances in aleppo and controlling the majority of the city and x. pentagon official michael maloof is skeptical that this that latest cease fire will
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be effective. the government is prepared to have a cease fire but it takes two to tango as as it were and i don't know that the opposition is prepared to. stand down and i think they they feel that the government will then take advantage of the cease fire to realign troops and put in artillery so i think that they're going to be reluctant to do that there are terror attacks going on in syria a lot of the opposition is coming from outside forces more radical elements of joint so syria is being subject to terrorist attacks and it's going to go on and unfortunately the united states is back in this as well as turkey and i think that the united states really doesn't have a clear policy on toward toward. the side except to get him out but then the question is what and then what are you going to have after that and if a lot of falls that could begin to raise additional problems and
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could cause a major spread and isolate the regime on the one hand i've talked to people in lebanon for example who said that those below will attack even israel if aleppo falls simply because of the assistance that the israelis have been giving to the opposition so i would be skeptical that such a cease fire not only could go into effect but that it could even hold. keeping the mighty accountable still holds up an ecuadorian embassy in london a sondre blows the whistle again as we keep decent releasing classified files exposing america's detention procedure it's. a new t.v. station went on a in london on thursday aiming to give a platform to the voices of those in opposition to the current leadership of iran
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this comes just over a week off to nineteen state run iranian t.v. and radio stations including the english language press t.v. were banned in the pali boycott has more. today in london we went to the launch of a brand new and very different iranian news channel this studio belongs to t.v. now from foss the rocket translates to freedom and that could give an indication of the political agenda behind the new t.v. station in fact its founder is so very many opposed to the current government that he says that he wants to help the iranian people to capitaine it the current regime denies having any financial backing or any seal of approval from international organizations or western governments cannot believe. the british government back. to the regime can be a t.v.
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for the change of dictatorship. they want to put this regime by on the news in fact the very emergence of a new oppositional iranian television channel in britain teamed with the involuntary departure of press t.v. from the u.k. it's led some to question whether the brits with all their love of trumpeting free speech and balance are doing so very selectively obviously. very early on the first country in the world the. television news channel there are only too glad to welcome a propaganda channel as it were the one percent does no one in iran even those opposed to it but it even those opposed presumably doing that islamic theocracy. would support this outfit t.v. its founders say that they're inspired by events like the arab spring and television channels like al-jazeera and al-arabiya in fact they say that unlike in
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libya and afghanistan they want to promote political change from within and looks like perhaps because of their oppositional political agenda nobody here is stopping them. see london. well listen to weeks before americans choose their president obama and romney are scrambling to secure crucial last minute votes in the final t.v. debate to the outline the a foreign policy goals which will both include pressure on iran and strengthening the u.s. military however the pentagon believes it's its cyber crime that's the biggest threat now as part of our special election coverage artie's marina but naya brings you the details. america's military invasions interventions and targeted attacks have traditionally been deployed on the battlefield yet today a significant shift in technology has created a brand new terrain for warfare the internet which most people use for
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communication research and entertainment is being dubbed the battlefield of the future in an era of hackers and viruses computers are something of a weapon in the emerging world of cyber war or virtual world where military strikes are invisible and everyone online remains vulnerable earlier this month u.s. defense secretary leon panetta out warned that america faces the possibility of a cyber pearl harbor if online security isn't sharing things the even greater danger facing us in cyberspace goes beyond crime and it goes beyond harassment. sarber a turk. perpetrated by nation states or violent extremist groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack on nine eleven while the pentagon is looking to expand washington's ability to respond to cyber
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attacks. it's also developing procedures that allow frontline troops to have a new generation of cyber weapons at their fingertips when the army's cyber effects request format otherwise known as surf is a system that allows combatants to request cyber fire operations from the u.s. cyber command some operations could include infiltrating an unclassified network inside of a ground force headquarters to disrupt their communications what the military is trying to do now is to embed computer experts when you're dealing for example with counterinsurgency you want people who know how to do forensic work on a laptop if you capture somebody how to dump his cell phone how to prevent your mini drone your backpack joan from being interfered with i mean nearly everything even down to the to the squad level and the platoon level is starting to have
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hacker encounter hacker issues but it's not only tactical implementation that the u.s. is looking at allegations have emerged that washington has already launched its first offensive strike in two thousand and ten the first weapon to be made entirely out of code targeted he runs a nuclear program a computer virus known as stuxnet infected tehran's enrichment facilities with the capability to turn up the pressure inside iran's nuclear reactors want switch off the oil pipelines and tell the system operators that everything was normal the attack destroyed nearly one thousand of iran's six thousand centrifuges according to reports the virus was a joint collaboration between the us and israel more destructive things experts however warned that washington. is growing involvement in cyber warfare could come back to haunt the u.s. it's a double edge sword which you use against your enemy is of eventually going to work its way back to you everybody is looking for deniability if you send in stocks or
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flame or any of the other variants it's the only one they can prove who did it or how you did it you can do so you were really shocked this is happening this soft power dimension to new u.s. policies in the digital world is reflected in its desire to win hearts and minds of the online community last year the u.s. spent nearly twenty million dollars to help foreign citizens access online material and social media meanwhile the u.s. government is working hard to spy on internet communications not just on its own citizens but foreign nationals as well america's largest overseas eavesdropping base is in britain and the tap secret facility carries out a whole range of military diplomatic and commercial surveillance the beginning of a new global battlefield where viruses replace drones and how kurz may be calm some of the highest ranking officials in the u.s. military what may still sound to some like science fiction is fast becoming
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a virtual reality. r.t. new york the u.s. is blaming iran for cyber attacks on its oil and gas plants in the middle east while fears of a chinese hat is also on the rise also an historian dr gerald horne says america's own actions are breeding a hostile response. this is a chase a physician hill by self in the sense that it's well known that the night of states has been a pioneer in terms of cyber warfare the motives include of course u.s. hedge a moment below believe the motive includes seeking to create a foothold in foreign countries for u.s. based transnational corporations the motives are to attack alleged u.s. untag and as such as iran with regard to china there's a lot of hysteria as you know in their own states right now with regard to china but there is concern that china is in the passing lane there is also a concern that chinese based telecommunications corporation such as c t v or going
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to be dominating the telecommunications infrastructure of the united states to the detriment of washington however once again i think this is more hysteria had been anything else. but differences between obama and romney hard to distinguish saudi help old allies debates full third party candidates to any of their views next tuesday you can catch the full debate between the previous rounds witness a jill stein and gary johnson live here on our team. governor romney you know we both agree we agree we have to bring the tax rates down i felt the same as the president did governor romney i'm glad. you agree let's come back to something the president i agree on and you tube you get over to have a choice perhaps you wondered who to vote for what romney and obama agree on so many things remember you do have other options come november sixth tuned in to see the second round of debates between the major third party candidates october
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thirtieth. dunn has threatened retaliation and i led to deadly israeli strike on an arms a factory in katine tel aviv refused to comment on reports that fall of its fighter jets carried out an air raid on a plan providing rockets to gaza foreign policy expert dr ed naman says potentially a major crime has been committed. if the sudanese allegations are true this is a flagrant violation of international law and are not a were you can bomb a factory in sudan anytime they want everybody has the right to defend themselves within the confines of international war israel and other countries including the united states doesn't have the right to go around bombing other people's countries saying that it's in self defense we don't even know what was going on in this factory conventional weapons was something you know sudanese say was conventional
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weapons was. intended for hamas in gaza you know it's really the voices are actually just getting poorer do you have nothing to do with gaza at all we don't want to live in a world where one country can unilaterally make these claims doesn't have to provide any evidence and then can carry on military action on that basis israel has the experience is that they should be pursuing diplomatic channels not unilateral military action. an independent scotland could leave the u.k. exposed and vulnerable britain could be the major cause of its music in terror and if adam bread manages to go it alone and break away from the u.k. find out the latest on london's atomic dilemma on our website. also online that can they didn't customers may soon see similar it's like warning labels on everyday food products such as pete says old fizzy drains that's the way doctors
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and on tauriel want to fly that's not the city epidemic. a fresh wave of embarrassment could hit the u.s. as we could lead to a new set of america's classified documents on thursday this time they're detailing america's detention procedures including those at the infamous prisons as such as one time of day and they were. reports. being holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london doesn't seem to have stopped julian ourselves from working he's been there for more than four months now in fact quite the opposite in fact whenever i speak to him or to any of his supporters i say what's he doing in there they all say always working all the time and this is the result of his work starting today thursday and over the next month which really is going to release over one hundred classified or restricted files on the rules and procedures that govern the treatment of detainees in u.s. custody over the last ten years these include operating manuals and of course
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interrogation procedures for camps in iraq and cuba and of course kuantan i'm obey among the first documents to be released is the foundation documents program tons of it which was written in two thousand and two and put into force then and we can make stated this document is the one that went on to shape the treatment of prisoners in u.s. military camps through the years then on into abu ghraib and of the military detention facilities and the documents talk of all aspects of camp life access to legal visits medical treatment access to that as well what possessions the prisoners are allowed to have and it also of course they all talk about how prisoners. are interrogated violence is prohibited in the documents that have been released in writing parts of the they encourage this kind of exploitation of the fears of prisoners love of their homeland lots of comrades love of family and and
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of course intimidation also says that it's all through meeting with britain to discuss his failing health the ecuadorian embassy say that our society is losing weight and that he's also suffering problems with his vision he can't go outside so he gets no fresh air limited daylight particularly now that the winter is coming or you can see it's quite dark outside so those things you know will be taking a toll. and his healthy ecuadorian embassy said previously also says that if he is to be hospitalized for example he wouldn't be arrested but the deputy foreign minister about the talk back door told r.t. that the u.k. is unwilling to discuss not only safe passage to ecuador which would essentially owner the terms of the asylum that ecuador has offered him but also even the principle of what they do in a situation in which there was however the british foreign office says that it hasn't had any notification that julian assange is suffering and sick and that if it does they will consider that so we have to see how the situation progresses.
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well of all the news in brief now in chile a peaceful student march ahead of municipal elections are said drouet of all sunday has ended in clashes with police protesters threw molotov cocktails and stones as riot police dispersed or the demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas students are displeased with the government for ignoring their calls for education reforms protestors have promised to take to the streets again on polling day. at least fifty six people have been killed and almost two thousand houses damaged in an outbreak of ethnic violence in western my mom the clashes between the buddhist and muslim communities erupted last sunday refugee camps in the region are experiencing overcrowding with over seventy five thousand people left homeless from the violence . dozens have been wounded when police clash with migrants from north africa in italy the scuffle broke out after him
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a grand supplications for political asylum were rejected the migrants were part of a group of about one thousand two hundred instead sailed to the tell you an island of latin do so in twenty eleven fifty political upheaval in north africa. twenty one people are dead after hurricane sandy barreled through the caribbean killing eleven people in cuba unload a category two storm also cause flooding power outages and damage in jamaica haiti and the bahamas hurricane sandy is currently moving towards florida where forecasters projecting it could sweep up the u.s. east coast and hit new york city by choosing midday. next on archie is crosstalk with peter lavelle and his guests stationed with us for their.
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