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and i welcome you watching our take with me andrew fowler. now there have been cheers and applause at the end of a face sheet time which saw a man who kept boston on edge for days caught and taken into custody a nineteen year old suspect in monday's deadly marathon bombings was seriously injured in the standoff with police and is now in a critical condition when i for marty's and the children i was at the city. after what has been a week that seems to have lasted an eternity f.b.i. officials as well as local law enforcement were finally able to arrest and take into custody nineteen year old just outside nine of the second suspect in the boston bombings case of course on monday afternoon two bombs went off seconds apart from each other at the finishing line of the boston marathon and this entire week there has been a manhunt after the two brothers that were seen as suspects in this case now
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this friday night officials were able to find the younger brother who was in hiding in a dry docked boat in the town of watertown just minutes away from boston a local had informed officials that he had seen a man covered in blood and they were able to through a helicopter that had that had heat signature technology to be able to track down the young man even though he was covered up in the boat standoff between him and the police lasted for several hours and eventually they were able to arrest him and take into custody we do know that he is in serious medical condition and has been taken to a hospital in boston now to talk a little bit more about the identities of the two brothers of course we're talking about twenty six year olds and a nineteen year old who have lived in the united states since two thousand and three the older brother to marlene was. a green card the younger brother was a nationalized citizen they have been living in the united states for the last ten
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years and their colleagues and friends and former schoolmates acted shocked when they found out that these two brothers were behind the boston tragedy we do know that the f.b.i. in two thousand and eleven upon request of a foreign government of the older twenty six year old brother in for questioning trying to establish whether or not he had any links to extremist groups archie spoke exclusively with the mother of the two suspects and this is what she had to say you. bye. bye bye to the my. what after what. he was going to how could it happen how could be they were conjoined we. incubate but people. asked her as this is not my who are in the united states president of course barack obama has addressed the nation really thinking
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cooperation and questioning really the fact that somebody who was brought up in the united states of course the others have been here for the last ten years was able to commit such a horrific act and the latest for now is that the younger brother that is now in custody is going to be treated for any kind of injuries that he had there are reports that he had a lot on him and officials have confirmed that he was in fact seriously injured so he will be treated now and then the legal part of this case will certainly move forward and. boston massachusetts after numerous reports the boston bombers chechen origin moscow has warned dividing terrorism into domestic and foreign is unacceptable this is some of america's political elite start to acknowledge the mistake new york's former mayor rudy giuliani has admitted the u.s. has been closing its eyes to terrorism in russia's north caucuses like she had a shared ski has more on one. when news broke of an unexpected north caucasus
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traced to the boston bombings literally every global media outlet was quick to put the word into their headlines told a source that they fled the russian caucus to chechnya he is an ethnic chechen brothers are said to be ethnic chechens lived in kurdistan and dagestan before coming to the u.s. the two suspects were branded as coming from a russian region close to chechnya indeed many may need reminding of the name and location of republic of the stand where the two supposedly came from but the word certainly rings bells probably because of the media headlines in the one thousand nine hundred and at the beginning of the new millennium that's when russia had a military operation in the north caucasus. russian troops deployed in the republic can finally be drawn the rebels fighting for independence or go have been dramatic you reduced it to them because the churchill fight for independence had no become the ultimate judgment that conflict often went beyond the borders of the chechen
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republic let's remember apartment buildings bombed in moscow a theater siege in the russian capital and a school takeover in russia's north thousands of civilians were killed but the man who had blood on their hands were often described as freedom fighters and rebels by the western media at times it even sounded like a romantic image the reality is that in the north caucasus russia has been fighting the same war which america embarked upon after the twin towers were brought down against global terrorism mosco never made a secret that those fighting on the side of the chechen militants were closely tied to al qaeda and were financed from abroad by terrorist organizations worldwide but it's only after nine eleven the transport bombings in madrid and london that understanding the notion that terrorism has no nationality has started to appear in the global media from freedom fighters to armed dangerous terrorists most wanted man in america years have passed media labels have changed the question is whether it change in attitude towards a common enemy will follow in due course. johnny giddy from archangel group which
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provides anti terror training and security services says the boston bombings result from u.s. policy of sheltering chechen separatists driven by cold war era stereotypes since the collapse of the soviet union december one nine hundred ninety one the united states has continued to deal with russian issues based on its old cold war paradigm and to a large degree of us regionally came out in support of the chechen cause for independence it was the enemy of my enemy is my friend paradigm and the russians continue to be perceived as it is a inherently bad inherently evil that you were going about in the soviet era and. the american perspective was that any group of people trying to rescue their independence from russia therefore must be good and this significant measure of u.s. government will support even to the extent of providing political asylum to one of the chechen leaders who was at the time under indictment for terrorism in russia
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they suspected terrorists coming to the u.s. about a decade ago i'm of both granted asylum r.t. sarah firth has more on why the united states and some of its key allies such as britain become safe havens for such controversial refuge see because. many high profile cases hit it it has been an immigration. headache for the u.k. see if we have a case with the political leader he fled to the k. in two thousand and it's a cause that he's wanted by russia all that and terrorism to. kidnap the murder and he's been continually refused sex addition by the u.k. and that's just been one high profile case another dimension is that of abbe kids' father who was once described as a solid bin laden's right hand man in europe and now he's pete prevent a huge immigration and asylum nightmare for the really and i think i cases such as
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these that have been own going where you have people coming in on the side and seeking asylum and being granted asylum but with very questionable backgrounds and then of course who are actually then able to play the system very successfully is going to raise a lot of questions and so i think as i said this debate is going to be once again sparked by the recent events. national security is something washington has been pouring billions of dollars into since the tourist nine eleven attacks but his own portnoy reports in the wake of the boston bombings this massive spending is now being questioned. in a post nine eleven america washington has taken wide reaching measures and defense friend spending has hit unprecedented levels because officials say that's what was needed to keep america safe the department of homeland security was created along with many other law enforcement agencies the patriot act was passed sent up
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a very complex and far reaching surveillance system which includes c.c.t.v. cameras in major cities facial recognition iris scanning cyber surveillance and officials say this was all to keep americans safe as was the passage of the national defense authorization act in addition to all the measures that have been taken domestically over the past twelve years america has waged two wars overseas that across the country more than two trillion dollars but after the events that unfolded about boston marathon bombings many critics believe that washington has spent a large amount of money and wasted a lot of resources and at the end of the day it has not kept americans any safer. this illusion that technology is going to save us that feeling our skies with drones and covering our buildings with surveillance cameras and treating every
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airport airline passenger as a potential terrorist is going to save us is to use an incredible delusion. that causes did or are possible here range incredible inequality in our society the promotion of violence in our society the idea that we're going to continue on the course we're on in these terms and then save ourselves through technology. is an incredibly misguided delusion it's just not going to have earlier this week u.s. secretary of state john kerry insisted that that america's investment in foreign policy is national security insurance. and by making the right small investments upfront kerry insisted that costly conflicts can be avoided in the future but as this past week house shown the cost of pressure cookers does not amount to a lot of money and washington's investment wasn't enough to prevent
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a deadly terrorist attack in boston that clean the lives of three people and hospitalized more than one hundred seventy reporting from new york marine upward nyah r.t. . the first elections after nearly a decade of us occupation begin in iraq on saturday but with a slew of candidates assassinated more than one hundred barred from ballots in a wave of fall and terrorizing votes is it may not be the new beginning many hoped for columns and tens of thousands of troops to baghdad into a virtual or truce with authorities anticipating major disruption but even so of iraq's regions will be facing in the provincial election with the rest even to children by violence or beyond the government's control. of reports from one such area that was also a form of bastion of kind. this is rather
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a dangerous area for me that's why i'm dressed like this i'm trying to not attract as much attention foreign journalists have been banned from covering these protests from entering the anbar province altogether and al qaeda elements are still here in fact among the crowds you'll see from black flags later on when we go into to the crowd which have been associated with al qaeda groups the protesters have been demanding more equality they feel like they've been discriminated by the shiite led government of nouri al maliki they want a change in power in politics they want more rights they want more quality they also want a different political system now they are province. has been the heart of the insurgency and the war now it's the heart of the anti-government protest perhaps a fault line of sorts that threatens to divide iraq let's go and talk to some of the people. who don't believe in this election we don't believe in it because it's sectarian sectarian hereon.
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who we go to all the candidates for the government this is just which is why we are promising here we are demanding change to the constitution and this government. these people will not be turning out to vote for saturday's. eventually actions it's the first election since americans have left from the country in december of twenty eleven the government has postponed elections and several sunni provinces the anbar province where we're located right now as well as the middle of a province the government says this is because of security and indeed attacks have been escalating over the past weeks and months but most of the iraqis that you speak to here say that this is not the case it's politically motivated of course the recent weeks have proven just that a bloody backdrop to the elections numerous attacks all across the country have killed scores of civilians there's been political assassinations of candidates running for office political gatherings have been targeted on thursday
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a car bomb took place in baghdad in a largely sunni area in a cafe internet shop where a lot of young people tended to go out it's a situation that's reflective of the state of iraq today a country that has been torn apart by war but doesn't seem to be any closer to healing the wounds in the divisions that have been unleashed during that occupation . guantanamo authorities acknowledge the number of hunger strike is is increasing however they fail to improve the situation in any way and the state department repeats the official line president obama remains committed to closing plants i'm open to this story coming up in a couple of minutes also countries supporting the opposition in syria gather for troops in iraq to get rid of president assad amid mounting pressure from rebel groups to come up with military help it's just off to the bright.
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i. i. welcome back tensions are high in bahrain ahead of sunday's formula one grand prix but not in anticipation of the dramatic rice tens of thousands of prior reform protesters across the country are furious at the government house thing a major sports event despite the kingdom's poor human rights record demonstrators burn ties to go main roads and hold for bombs that riot police who responded with tear gas protesters also demanded yes one management should cancel the bahrain stage of the ground pray there is little hope this will happen though as the organizers believe the unrest doesn't pose a threat to the event security human rights activist she han because it only
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explains the opposition is almost powerless to influence the situation in the kingdom. being a human rights activists unfortunately we don't have that much power to improve the situation what we can do is just to document the cases deliver to human rights organizations and spread the awareness of being peaceful in the process actually during the an emergency security emergency before two years their reach. he was arresting every person who was trying to talk and expose the rejean violations by sunni report came up with with this saying that the government should be had delayed torture victims they did not take a step and this so we as bravo to habitation organization tried to rehab relate the torture victims unfortunately the government is keeping pressure on us not to continue our job. monarchy fueling flames of on the rest of us to position
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gridlocked no organization was involved with the right to be seen to be credible. when the bill roache or. formula for controversy burning rubber on the streets of. hardship weekend on r t. rebel forces in syria say they hope western and arab countries meeting on saturday in istanbul will give them the arms they need to get rid of president assad there are reports the u.s. has said it will put american boots on the ground in neighboring jordan and patriot missiles along its border it's also recently emerged france and the u.k. have presented evidence to the u.n. of chemical weapons use in syria evidence now being looked at by u.s. intelligence agencies but a u.n. investigation into the use of nerve agents has stalled as the government and the international body wrangle over which areas investigators should be able to visit
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refund and i reports from a stumble by the friends of syria meeting is taking place. the meeting in turkey comes when the situation around syria is heating up dramatically and the countries will decide to go are losing patience and while the gender is unclear the raw indicators that a military solution could be discussed at istanbul just ahead of the seventeen nation group conference britain and france informed the un but they have credible evidence that syria used chemical weapons at least once while the u.n. investigation over the issue is told two major european powers have stated that soil samples witness interviews and opposition sources prove nerve agents were used in and around the cities of aleppo homes and damascus that haven't been specified weeks site students but president obama had earlier made it clear no matter who's going to utilize chemical weapons once it happens it'll be a red line and while u.s. officials have stressed the deterrent effect of such remarks many have taken it as
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a clear signal of a possible military intervention the mission in turkey also comes just days after america's defense secretary said around two hundred u.s. troops will be sends to jordan's border with syria to boast of jordan's training and defense capabilities as one jordanian minister later commented they have also been confirmed reports that the us agreed to deploy two patriot missile batteries at the border in response to detaining authorities and syrian opposition requests in another significant twisted to put a looser front the most attractive force fighting to topple assad recently confirmed it had links to al qaida something america claimed months before blacklist in the group as a terrorist organization but even after these revelations the head of the syrian national coalition them rela united political and military opposition groups and recognized by the majority of the friends of syria group is referred to as druthers russia has warned the mission in istanbul could have a negative effect in promoting dollars between the sides of the conflict and in its hopes common sense will prevail written off not seen from middle east. the winds of
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change missed the world's. most oil rich nation this time around venezuela swears in english majority continue hugo chavez is socialist agenda but the vision for to election lays best out the visions in society report from caracas just ahead. one town of mowbray authorities now acknowledge sixty three prisoners are on hunger strike efficient number is steadily growing but is still lower than the estimate by detainees lawyers who say most of the hundred sixty six held at the facility are taking part. in our state representative of the u.s. state department's bureau of democracy for an official take on the situation at the u.s. detention center. this is the status of being the only it's certainly going to follow it is a fish selfish eighty six what kind of business here these are given that choice
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would you agree to gauge to let it in based on the show. i would say on this we hold ourselves to the same standards by which we assess others on the issue of on time the president has made clear his commitment to closing guantanamo but this has to be done in accordance with u.s. law in consultation with the congress so i'd have to refer you back to your statements by the white house and the spokesman on that and give you some background the hunger strike began in protest over searches in cells and the confiscation of the prisoners personal belongings including korans at least fifteen detainees and i being force fed by cheeps in their nose at r.t. dot com we've got the detailed timeline of the seventy four days of the guantanamo hunger strike including reports by the prisoners lawyers official statements and analysis. nicholas maturin now heads the world's most oil rich nation and his way after an official swearing in ceremony but the victory of hugo chavez is
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a success it came with a slim margin so slim that the country's top electoral body has embarked on a partial audit of the votes cast artie's tester cilla is in caracas. you know that the order of the field position has been asking for it was agreed upon by the electoral council they say that they will conduct an audit on the forty six percent of the votes which have not been ordered to get the officer was asking for a full vote recount what the supreme court had already said that this just wasn't possible aside from the in one thousand nine hundred constitution and also everything the whole system is automated so what we're going to have is an audit now my thought was still inaugurated so he is the new president of venezuela the first one after forty five years of legal charges but let's not forget that he won this on a very small margin while the far works were going all supporting mughal we had we heard some of those up pots and pans banging in the background those are supporters of the protests and also there was a bit of a confusion that happened during the inaugural speech there was a guy
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a young guy who went on stage tried to push my kid off stage and tried to speak into the microphone we were watching the transmission it was momentarily caused all you was caught and then everything wishing to normal so that was there was a bit of a drama there in his inaugural speech but the end of the day he's the president of venezuela we're still going to have to wait for the results of the audit and what the next move of the opposition will be the country is split on after the initial announcement of the vote to these polls i'm sure that he had gone by when emotions were running high and the government said that he had died hundreds of were arrested and then it took a turn a different turn a different kind of protest action not at eight pm you would see fireworks in the sky and you would hear clanging of pots and pans so the roe versus coffee this and this shows a very divided nation now already people watching the stability the future the future stability of venezuela are sort of doubtful seeing that how how split divided the nation is we saw that us and be had downgraded the country from a stable to a negative outlook this just shows you that investors are probably jittery and also
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you know this country sitting on one of the world's largest oil reserves people we're watching how this will move forward the first move most importantly for people here is becoming united and moving forward because they have a lot. problems that the president has to solve a very it's a very this my boy his the inaugural speech has acknowledged that crime security is the number one problem they have food shortages medicine shortages uniting a divided population the military the government it's a long list and so he's starting off with a weak mandate a divided nation and he has a lots of prove again he's the first president out there which obviously has a very excuse. i'm back in a half an hour with more news coming up next though a decade after the u.s. led invasion of iraq we take you want to trip across the country like that taxi is next here not saying.
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i reckon cardiologist dr omar our claims that the war in iraq destroyed iraq's environment even worse than dropping the bomb on hiroshima did dr okun e.c. puts the data that the number of pressed cancer cases has grown in the country from fifteen to thirty times cases of congenital heart disease have become fifteen times more frequent a case of leukemia have increased thirty fold the doctor puts the blame on the weapons used in the one thousand nine hundred one and two thousand and three invasions of iraq and which nato forces used white phosphorus depleted uranium rounds and other toxic gases and poison of substances human rights watch and the world health organization have measured radiation levels in iraq and consider many places in iraq even some very far from the fighting to be contaminated naturally radiation is not racist and foreign soldiers in iraq are not immune usa today even
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published research results that found that depleted uranium was indeed in the lungs and other organs of navy vets who filed for health compensation claims yet you know saddam hussein. seem like a pretty bad guy but there are always ways to get around the confines of a dictatorship but there is no way to escape from radiation it is truly omnipresent so for the invasions of iraq and good for the iraqis well it doesn't seem to be doing too good for their physical health but that's just my opinion. on the road to bass for this morning the u.s. army is beginning to withdraw from iraq. in december twenty ninth years of
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occupation the last american troops are finally leaving the country. every guy got in about it. the iraqis anger towards the departing invaders who once dreamed of being liberators the departure resembles abandonment and escape despite the optimistic speeches.


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