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i would be highly skeptical of any intelligence rinder but the one hundred forty plus billion dollar u.s. intelligence community has two weapons of mass destruction in the possession of another country period the u.s. and britain are increasingly building up a case against syria claiming it's preparing to use chemical weapons we look at what's triggered the alarm and whether the rocky lesson has been learned. meanwhile the u.k. seeking to change the e.u. arms embargo against syria to step up helpful the rebels despite fears the aid could fall into the hands of radical islamists. in egypt because there are signs mohamed morsi might be giving in to opposition pressure after tens of thousands
converge on the presidential palace but dialogue remains a distant prospect. the tragic turn in the coverage of the u.k. royal pregnancy with the suspected suicide of a nurse now the focus of a frenzy which some say has gone beyond. its pm here in moscow you live on archie with me to be on the same britain has joined the u.s. saying planes they have intelligence is suggesting syria might be preparing to use chemical weapons western countries have said the use of such weapons would trigger foreign military intervention the situation is increasingly drawing parallels with the run up to the invasion of iraq ten years ago r.t. has spoken to former u.s. state department chief of staff lawrence wilkerson who was behind the report laying
out the case for the iraq war we'll see him what he thinks is next for syria and how he is justifiable the fears are about the chemical arsenal. i would be highly skeptical of any intelligence rendered by the one hundred forty plus billion dollar u.s. intelligence community as to weapons of mass destruction in the possession of another country period i'm not violating any great confidence or any great prohibition in the intelligence community to tell you that we've known for years years that syria has chemical weapons stockpiles just as iraq had chemical weapons stockpiles for a while but the fact that president assad would be moving them around and preparing them for use against his own citizens within his own territory i frankly find preposterous i think that if we were to intervene in a substantial way that is to say we were to put troops on the ground marines soldiers and so forth and we were to do in syria what we began to do in march of
two thousand and three in iraq it would be even worse than iraq i think also that it would be again a back door as a war into iran which is the as you well know the real threat that we've been putting out there for years now so i think you're looking at a combination here not just syria i think ultimately the target is iran. and for the f. is against president assad britain is looking to press this year paean partners to review the arms embargo in syria london says it wants to help rebel groups more vibrate to aid and shipments of military get him but as for think spain's a european military aid could end up in the wrong hands. well the u.k. foreign office has confirmed this week britain is going to be thinking an amendment to the arms embargo on syria making it easier to help the opponents the syrian president bashar al assad now a foreign office official has said that the practical support is likely to include
training and non-lethal equipment britain want to play a role in syria after the regime falls because. they would like to be involved. so therefore. wants to back the winning side. there will provide. the trouble for. the contract did to far eventually. which side would you do support. what would be the interests of the militia. here when they take power because the danger is there is new. leader of the opposition. therefore if bashar al assad leaves power. in syria the. part. in fact for one another for the end of the day
is going to be the syrian. going to decide not britain from. now currently items such as body armor and night vision goggles of course up in that arms embargo and say the amendment would allow items like that to be supplied of course throughout the conflict in syria we've seen an increasingly fragmented opposition say there is a lot of concern that the supply of any weaponry kidwell end up in the wrong hands nonetheless person will be pushing ahead this week thinking that amendment. the headline grabbing story of britain's royal baby has taken a tragic twist a nurse who was fooled by a prank telephone call at the hospital where the pregnant duchess of cambridge was being treated for morning sickness has died in a suspected suicide it has a dog undertone to events some are suggesting had already reached a feverish level of media coverage archie's party boy call reports all of this taking place against a backdrop of intense media speculation and
a real media circus the whole past week over the years that kate middleton is pregnant we've seen discussions about whether or not kate could be having twins if kate has twins which of the baby's potential babies would be the one succeeding to the throne if it was if they were delivered by c. section it would be the physician potentially deciding it is the successor to the british war nicky we've seen bookmakers taking bets on what this baby might be called predictions that this will already be the most popular name in britain as soon as the name is announced all this you know when we've got real news taking place in syria a political crisis in egypt and. the press much more interested in kate middleton's acute morning sickness i'm joined by cost curve in the studio here with me he's a london journalist who's been following the story cause a tragic wake up call to the grocery there. certainly should be. a very very
tragic case the circumstances under which are still under investigation by the police but the real issues of course the media which believe this are out of proportion i believe the daily mail when it's still going to be story broke the daily mail devoted fourteen its first fourteen or thirteen pages of the newspaper one of the most read newspapers in the country to the royal baby they've just had the leveson inquiry a damning report about the state of the british media and now this is this more criticism for. the british media in the way it's following these stories is while there is other news taking place into internationally well again it should be but it is because the media is trying to deflect attention away and is calling for the hanging of the two trillion great radio deejays the media is not questioning coverage they are devoting to your family and what consequences that this may have been is it individuals lives if we had a media which was more reasonable just one of happened if the suicide is actually
proven to be related to you to what happened today you have it now the juke and duchess of cambridge have said that they're deeply saddened by the news of the tragic news of this the death of the royal not so what should have been a joy for the pregnancy announcement has been you know some saved because of the disproportionate media coverage turned into a very tragic news story. plenty more for you online including a massacre of most give you what scientists come up with a way to get rid off the insects by unleashing a swarm of sleepless skeeters plot. funding the burglar takes to his heels and calls nine one one not to be caught out and suffering the wrath of the homeowner.
they gyptian opposition is growing pressure on president morsi is starting to yield results following days of protests culminating in the tens of thousands strong a march on the presidential palace this friday so it does appear that these slum as leader might give in to one of the key demands the controversial referendum on an islamic led constitution could be delayed but that still would not guarantee an end to the standoff as cairo based reporter explains. the president may see the referendum for spawn's here in egypt provided the opposition forces open dialogue with the president's without preconditions which people see on the streets as meaning without the rest the demands here the presidential palace doesn't say the spontaneous sit in overnight in protest of this controversial decrees that president morsi released two weeks ago which they see as a power grab and of course the constitution which is going to referendum next week stacey's dismissed as it was written by an islamist dominated constitutional
assembly overnight scenes here were tense as the muslim brotherhood's gathered in nearby mosques to the presidential palace and there were rumors that they would march on the city and however that never happened the scenes were very calm after we witnessed extraordinary scene yesterday when hundreds of thousands of protesters just outside the presidential palace in front of republican guard barricades storms the republican guards who essentially stepped aside and let the flood of protesters through to the gates of the presidential palace so they could continue their protest right in front of the gates shouting leave morsi leave and against the constitution very emotional scenes here on the streets meanwhile the opposition forces in the national salvation front have said they will not budge they have a list of key demands which includes the referendum being stopped and also the constitutional declaration this contentious decree being revoked they said they will not speak to the president and until he listens to the demands of the moment
the president is sticking by his guns to really we're still seeing a deadlock here in egypt meanwhile reports in the gyptian media suggest president morsi will soon authorize the military to help police keep order but some analysts fear the army is close involvement would mean the country plunging deeper into political chaos. at this point he should have known that gathering the trust and good will of the egyptian people is more important than any specific action he wants to accomplish so things are really very dangerous in egypt now and and i hope the violence will not follow these kind of confrontations in front of the presidential palace my fear is are that the military may step in and clear clear the decks for themselves i don't think it's dangerous in terms of morsi using the tremendous power to crush and kill thousands and thousands of egyptians i don't
think he will go that route so my fear is only from the military and military have a history of doing those things in egypt or elsewhere. and public outrage is also spilling onto the streets of kuwait later this hour one report from what was once believed to be one stable government want to keep its not seem to be swept up by the next chapter of the arab spring. both of india is close to making a huge leap in medicine as it develops an eye fordable a new vaccine that would save thousands of lives all that and more after a short break. a forty nine year old southern california man was thrown in prison and charged with possessing materials to make an explosive device all because of his rather unusual
wristwatch despite the bomb squad saying that his watch was not a weapon here rated custody for twenty four hours and was charged with the crime anyways a spokesman for the el meter county sheriff's department said that the man's watch had all the components to make an improvised explosive device minus the explosive material you know having a lighter in your pocket is also everything you need to set off the explosion minus the gun powder but before we make a victim out of this watch where i have to point out one thing the watch she was wearing was designed to look like some sort of bomb with fuses and wires and switches so who's more idiotic someone who wears a device that looks like a bomb on an airplane or a government who convict someone for having the components of a bomb without that bit of the bomb that makes a blow up i'd say both are pretty dumb but that's just my opinion.
this is our duty while countries like egypt may now be turning another page in its arab spring revolution one of the oldest gulf want to keys a still on page one largely unnoticed in the west coates rule is cracking down on protesters and blocking the opposition's political news but all of this is energizing the resistance even more loosely kept them off reports. tensions are simmering beneath the calm as those seeking political change are forced to wait. one sleepy community into a powerful nation although it's been ruled by the same family for more than two centuries who is widely seen as the most democratic of the gulf monarchies get some young kuwaitis beg to differ there is a few countries. but.
it's just. the government says that it is doing all it can to maintain stability supporters of the ruling family point out that it boasts a robust public life with electoral traditions and a vibrant parliament for youth activists. that's not enough the opposition consists of an unlikely alliance of youth groups hard line islamists and local tribes who are ramping up their calls for reform increasingly they've taken their message to the street for peaceful demonstrations have been met with an iron fist. beaten up by. special forces. but on and after the march down the street just being the thing that. critics of kuwait's government claim it turns a blind eye to allegations of widespread corruption and the use of security forces to crush dissenting voices ask for the rule of law so we don't have a law we have a law that is being used whenever the government feels like using the riffs here
began years before the arab spring protests but have intensified over a series of political crises the opposition dominated parliament was dismissed earlier this year following a row with the ruling establishment the electoral law was then changed prompting many to boycott kuwait's most recent parliamentary vote the resulting divide is unlikely to be bridged anytime soon and it leaves the monarchy with an energized opposition eager to make itself heard. out without. like this one running through your current weight. down what people are trying to i mean the street there are going to be the local system we want more or you know the right. projects like this one show us that almost isn't enough to inspire the interest. right let's say in the future how that future plays out well write the next chapter of the arab spring you see kathy r.t. . to some other world news now the twenty fifth anniversary of the palestinian
islamist group hamas has brought tens of thousands of hits of borders together in gaza the key event is a speech by the party's leader khaled mashal who's visiting from exile he's expected to unveil the future strategy for the movement including a reconciliation with its rival fatah whose leader was invited to the celebrations . a police officers were injured and at least twelve people detained after overnight drives in northern ireland pro british protesters that clash with police over the council's vote to remove the u.k. flag from belfast city hall police have tightened security and i'm grateful more demonstrations expected later on saturday the recent rallies a second this week after violent clashes between protesters and police on monday. there's less of a month left before the u.s. decides whether to make drastic spending cuts and to raise taxes to reduce the debt
or come up with solutions it's feared an abrupt attempt to shrink the debt could send the economy's thinking straight into recession artie's resident is in new york to find out what people they think. well. america is about to go over the fiscal cliff are you worried what should we do about it this week let's talk about that do you know the fiscal cliff. do you think a lot of americans do you know so then why is the media talking about it incessantly well so go there i guess i have not as informed as i should be but i just kind of figure it might work out do you think most people feel that way you know you think most people are worried i think they are and i think that if i ignored it all go away do you think calling it something like the fiscal cliff minimizes it yes or no i definitely agree that it's a complex problem i don't think it simplifies it though i think it adds an element
of panic or fear looming. doom and the media loves that yeah i do think there's actually something to worry about or do you think it's something the politicians and the media used to distract us from what's really going on politics and media for sure so what's really going on that they're distracting us from. their own personal agendas if they're not truly trying to work together there are three business channels we're in twenty four hours a day and it's good news nothing else is happening we're already caught in one so we move on and we just talk about the fiscal cliff correct i always carry everybody everybody in their system even though nothing's really going to change because the economy sucks anyway oh i think it'll change i just don't think they're going to i think about whether or not americans are worried about the fiscal cliff the bottom line is the media is milking the crap out of the for a while realistically nothing drastic is probably going to happen.
while the u.s. government finds his huge deficit max and stacey is here to discuss the so-called hollywood accounting schemes that apology even more pressure on the economy here's a quick preview of the fall kaiser report coming up in about five minutes from now . is that these are monies that are for pensions for police nurses you know hospital workers farman and this money that is taken out of their paycheck every week is put into these retirement funds and then the state interest if they collateralize those funds back a bond which i'm sure the rating agencies moody's pitcher pay of course i'm sure they gave a good rating and then the hollywood people came in and stole that money and then those people lose their pension accounts and you know one of the things in america that's really one of the greatest tragedies is how the firemen the policemen the workers the teachers the people who actually work for a living not steal money like on wall street are basically financially raped every single day by these people so.
drug companies invest huge sums into creating new kinds of medicine to tackle the world's deadliest diseases but you can call so their products often out of reach for many people across the developing world now scientists in india coming closer to creating a vaccine to save the lives of thousands of babies for just the price of a dollar. this is india's genome valley inside these quiet sterile labs there's a revolution taking place that could change the world's approach to public health and potentially save the lives of one hundred thousand indian children every year bharath biotech is an indian firm developing a one dollar vaccine against rotavirus a disease which causes diarrhea in infants and is deadly in the developing world i think also like a new generation and most like us ok money making is also important but then
solving the life saving those life or two hundred thousand to results of a critical a new study shows india is leading the way in treating people in remote areas in battling diseases which are shunned by the big pharmaceutical companies because immunizations in the developed world have all but a blitter rated them there are a lot of the focus of good that children are shareholders are going to demand but there was a value you in research for one billion dollars on the product i mean to five billion dollars says india's leap into innovating for the under-served began when the country began complying with the global intellectual property law that forced them to stop making only cheap copies of existing drugs and branch out instead into new research and development creating vaccines isn't the only way to battle neglected diseases diagnostic tests are also key to identifying what the problem is this fabric chip is being developed here to chair a lab in bangalore the idea is with just one drop of blood on the spot for me you could diagnose at home or in a doctor's office potentially reaching millions of people in this country who don't
have access to proper health care dr done jiah done the koori the brains behind the fabric chip believes that other more profit driven companies will start to take an interest once they realize just how big this market really is a volume play just like the strips or the ones there's like millions of millions of this being sold no matter how cheap each one is and people who get interested in maybe the price points a lot of money to do more than that in the western. someone on board it starts making sense taking matters into their own hands to save the lives of their country's people and not waiting for the big profit driven pharmaceutical companies to make the first play preassure either r.t. bangalore india. by the kaiser reports here in just a few moments to stay with us. the
gold fever. times thousands into slaves. my father but also among others involved in the mines and since i started working at the mine i stay here i look at it. multinationals. this is a cash cow to be milked dry at least i think that in this country gold medal logie has an environmental cost which is an acceptable local business was labeled illegal and controlled by criminals people in order to protect our lives our families and
imax dancer whether the kaiser report hollywood money is it money it's been jailed snow melts in your hand and there you are who said that dorothy parker said that nine hundred fifty six but she could have well been talking about twelve and the globe. the financial system where money and wealth melt like so much congealed snow stacey. i mean that was a great introductions you had to read it at the end of dorothy parker i think she had a cat named cliche. well the news is a cliche this week and i want to look at this hollywood accounting and it is something that hollywood has taught the world michigan town wounds hollywood but ends up with a bit part so the story starts in august two thousand and seven jennifer granholm is the governor of michigan into michigan flies mike binder who is a director from michigan and he convinces the governor that hey michigan should
have one of these financial incentive schemes that all the other states have which is basically not only giving all sorts of tax breaks like property tax to studios but actually giving them money to bring their productions to your state so michigan introduced this scheme and within two months twenty four movies had signed up to film in michigan from to the entire year before the productions estimated that they would spend one hundred ninety five million dollars filming there and in return they would be refunded about seventy million in cash yeah i mean this is important because before enron before world com before to liberalize debt obligation before the shadow banking system before goldman sachs slush fund before jamie diamond to became ruler of the underworld of financial terrorism there was something called ali wanted telling where.