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death and despair in the oklahoma suburbs struck by a massive tornado that's left at least two dozen dead a man a home was. russian security forces say they have killed the right hand man of russia's most wanted terrorist in a special operation in the north caucasus. justice department versus journalists outrage over what's seen as a government swipe at media freedom after a target a fox news reporter who published secrets from an official. seven pm in moscow watching r.t. with me marina joshie welcome to the program the search for survivors continues in the suburbs of america's oklahoma city devastated by one of the deadliest tornadoes
in years a massive cyclon tore through a residential area leaving chaos in its wake. local medical examiner's office has revised the initial number of dead down from fifty one to at least twenty four some of the victims are schoolchildren but the figures are still expected to rise as rescuers continue to sift through the rubble president obama's declare the area a disaster zone party sam sachs has more from washington. a massive tornado ripped through oklahoma ripped through the areas around oklahoma city i was need for a tornado it's the second strongest tornado on the scale from you one to you five that means winds over two hundred miles an hour the tornado was reportedly two miles wide something you don't see very often here wide swaths of residential area have been completely just decimate is though something you'd see after the hiroshima or nagasaki tomic bombings which just unbearable you out and then you can
see stuff flying everywhere just about like on the movie twister. everything i own. my my pickup was sitting out here my daughter's car everything rescuers are frantically searching through the rubble where there was an elementary school in line with the tornado reports are that there were seventy five students in staff in the school at the time the tornado hit and that school's been reduced to rubble rescuers are now combing through that school trying to pull out people alive and we have some reports that some children have indeed been pulled out alive this is astounding and then i felt some news reading. this was one of about twenty eight tornadoes that touched down around the area in oklahoma kansas illinois i walked in to make matters worse the main hospital in moore oklahoma had to be evacuated for you know it sustained massive
damage in the storm and storm as well this is something you know nearly unprecedented in the area disaster relief expert a main meal go smith who is involved in tackling the aftermath of the publishing the tragedy says politics needs to be taken out of aid work and prevention measures . i used to live very near kansas and so i know you know the seriousness of of tornadoes i've been once very close to one but i cannot imagine what hardships they are going through in pain we have to be very careful and consider you know any kind of warning system should be completely not political you know the words it has to be on the best scientific knowledge and that is the way to protect the people as much as possible but a lot of times these decisions are political about what kind of warnings to shoot or what kind of preparation to make and that's absolutely not excusable i don't
know what the case is in oklahoma but i know that that's for sure in japan what happened and trying to reestablish a life back where where you were located before i mean rebuilding complete cities towns villages is just incredibly difficult and it's just so much hardship and to increase that hardship because of poor political decisions is just inexcusable and we're giving updated on the turn a tragedy in the american midwest on air and online where the latest food photos an eyewitness accounts from the scene at r.t. dot com. security forces say they have killed the right hand man of the terrorists known as russia's asylum bin laden during a special operation in the north caucasus aren't easy work is going off as a details the operation took place in a residential neighborhood in russia's south in republic often with straights in the caucasus police blocked a private house where
a group of suspected militants was hiding the refused to surrender only a woman accompanied by a child came out she's believed to be the wife of one of the armed men and shortly after she did they opened fire at the authorities and were eliminated now soon after the operation ended the investigators found out that one of the militants was the right hand men off russia's the number one terrorist model for took the responsibility for various terror attacks across all russia including the two moscow metro blasts and the attack on the much of the airport and to the operation continues a set of successful anti terror efforts in russia since just on monday of that he's announced that before a plan to attack moscow by a group of terrorists now all of this adds weight to the visit of the head of russia's security council who's now in the united states so it's legal i bought the book does have some useful experience he could share with american counterparts
when it comes to tackling terrorism since international terror is one of the mean mutual threats that russia and the united states share his visit does come shortly after the recent terror attack in boston the which was a planned and conducted by the time my brothers both of whom were origin while the caucasus for russia is one of the most volatile region since just on monday four people were killed in the southern republic of dagestan in two car bomb explosions now surely the two country's security. services do have a lot to talk about lots of spheres where they work together following the direct orders of the presidents of both russia and the us for the security services to intensify cooperation. law professor xander john wren says that in the wake of the boston bombing the u.s. stance on global terrorism needs to change. the preparation so that was it began long before the. attack. but it was same time of course it should be
a kind of a counterpoint during peace negotiations right now because the main message that should convey to you is that in the same boat. we need to do something about it my american friends you need to stop providing the status of refugees the chechen terrorists you need to disband the so-called american committee for peace. which is now action is called american committed for peace in the caucasus as you can see those people who were killing the russians they start killing americans unfortunately in the last several decades the position of the united states was so different from the position of russia regarded and she got in the caucasus and got in the overall disintegration of the russian federation so i believe it paradoxically is a boston attack and they have a kind of a healing psychological effect on the american society american government
journalists and free speech activists in the u.s. are rounding on the justice department's probe into fox news reporter the government's paul james rosen's phone logs personal e-mail e-mails and security badge records over an alleged conspiracy rosen is not charged with any crime and there is deep suspicion that national security is now a pretext to keep america's reporters on a tight leash or here's our washington correspondent. the u.s. justice department not only subpoena fox news reporters private e-mails but also said that james rosen was quote an aider and abettor and or coconspirator in the alleged crime so these words appear in a court document basically accusing the reporter of breaking the law for conducting the routine business of reporting on government secrets in the forty four pages of the justice department's application for the search warrant of mr rosen's g.-mail account you see e-mail exchanges between the state department employee identified as the alleged in the courier and james rosen so the authorities have established
that the communication between the two has led to rosen writing an article in two thousand and nine which said north korea planned to respond to looming u.n. sanctions with another nuclear test it's becoming obvious to journalists that the administration is now targeting not just the leakers but also reporters just recently we learned that the u.s. justice department secretly obtained two months of telephone records targeting a.p. reporters and editors work and personal phone numbers eight people leaves more than one hundred of its journalists were caught up in this surveillance sweep the some president eight hundred full leaks has had an enormous chilling effect on investigative journalism the obama administration has brought more cases against whistleblowers than all previous presidents combined journalists have seen their sources drying out as government officials are much less inclined to share these days but now we see a different probably more alarming development the government making journalists
the subject of their investigations and it's not clear what the government expects from journalists just to copy paste whatever they say in press releases if that is the case that would be the end of our profession. well the recent scandals expose a fine line between the demands of media freedom and those of state who charlie ross from wide awake news told r.t. sean thomas that journalists are paying the price for going beyond official sources you're talking about reporting these information that is critical so it is through the pockets yet says he thinks it can be reported this shouldn't be too late but you're going to go after the journalist who's doing his job and not the in the senate is dysfunctional government folks in the first place now the government is investigating reporters in the hopes of finding leaks within its own ranks and you kind of touched on this just a second ago why do you think it has chosen this approach rather than looking for the source of the actually just scare the hell out of you buddy who dares to stand
up to the party line to the agenda line and this isn't just the obama administration it's the previous administration it will be the next administration it's control totalitarian tyrannical government it's hubris at its worst and it's going to continue to rule the freedom of the people this country. coming up why it's on the line for justice add one time of day international hackers target the u.s. military running the camp as we speak to a lawyer for one of the hunger strikers who claims to have been nearly shot dead by prison guards plus. bottling up the real issues even ministers throw their efforts into restaurant rules on serving all of oil despite the content being a small other and in debt but he tails are ahead for you here on our team.
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choose the access to. welcome back you're watching r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital now sri and a half months into the guantanamo hunger strike in the u.s. military are running the facilities under fresh pressure to close a camp of the notorious international group of hacktivists known as anonymous has threatened to disrupt prison activity forcing the authorities to shut down wireless internet access as a precaution while most of the one hundred sixty six detainees at guantanamo are starving themselves in protest at indefinite attention without charge i just met one of the captors lawyers. a thirty five year old detainee. was reportedly shot several times by get more guard last month his attorney ramsey cost some joins me now to speak exclusively to our team about what happened mr costin thank you for
your time. when it was your client shot and what were the circumstances of the shooting on saturday april thirteenth of this year the bottom will military prison and the station decided to raid have six the prison facility at guantanamo pipeline the trollies prison. levy conducted that raid in order to move all the prisoners into solitary confinement and that was just one additional way that the prison the station wanted to try to break the hunger strike what happened on that day according to mr alawi is that in the process he was shot without any warning for absolutely no good reason by one of the u.s. army guards had dangerously close range using rubber coated steel pellets that are only safely use outside of a certain range he was shot in five places one shot was around the heart and the other shot was in his elbow another was in his shoulder and there were a couple of impact on the size particularly the shot that went to his heart the
course of a range even a rubber coated steel pellet can penetrate skin and can be fatal the authorities are guantanamo endangered mr always life for no reason they gave him no warning they fired on him repeatedly and then following that fact they delayed the medical treatment that he should have received immediately as the u.s. government acknowledged that this shooting did take place absolutely and i received confirmation in writing by an e-mail from the department of justice that mr ali was sustained what they described as minor injuries but then when i heard the description from mr all we saw it was very different from what i saw on the governments and we also received confirmation in writing from the u.s. government via e-mail that mr ali was being force fed. that is a violin. ition of international law fact that it is done in an unnecessarily painful and brutal way that does that prisoners are strapped down to these restraint chairs that they have to force down their nose into their stomachs there
are many other ways to to feed prisoners even if those prisoners wish to be true. and the u.s. government is again doing it and it deliberately file it away in order to break the hunger strikes the only official who is responsible for the existence of guantanamo today as far as i'm concerned as far as my clients are concerned is president obama himself he needs to take concrete steps towards closing the prison and i don't believe the man i'd want on a mobile interrupt their hunger strike unless president obama takes such hockley starts and one very obvious can't be stopped you can take this to begin by releasing some prisoners who are approved for transfer who can be repatriated or resettled in another country like another one of my five shot drama has been approved for transfer for years the u.k. has been asking for his release that's the united states' oldest and most trustworthy ally he is a very natural first step but the president is serious about closing guantanamo bay we need actions we need deeds not words mr carson thank you very much for your time and really thank you. so many protest leaders in iraq are demanding autonomy from baghdad according to reports in the country state media meanwhile
a fresh surge of nationwide sectarian violence has left at least twelve people dead this follows a deadly wave of bombings on monday that has seen eighty people killed and almost two hundred injured the country has been in the grip of the worst sunni and shia tit for tat attacks since the two thousand and three u.s. led military intervention political analyst professor ever him illusia says the recent surge in sectarian bloodshed could lead to grave consequences for the whole region. is definitely a conflict that has read by month at what's in store is a sectarian conflict stake in place and iraq since the u.s. invasion of that country ten years ago the identity of the leadership and iraq before the. was not. the same thing goes for syria today you have such forces during the. conflict so it can get very of the same thing is happening in other places we are seeing in the escalation with and zora whom we have read too
many clues and seize showing would be if you as far as lebanon jordan and other countries of the arab countries meanwhile in syria government troops have exchanged fire with israel syria says it opened fire and destroyed an israeli vehicle which allegedly crossed the ceasefire line in the disputed golan heights and had towards a rebel held village israel has claimed it returned fire however there have been no reports of casualties the two countries have exchanged fire in numerous occasions in recent weeks sweden could be paid a tough price for its policies on immigrants and multiculturalism stockholm a suburb erupted into violence for a few hours as crowds of angry massed youths from migrant families burned cars smashed windows and hurled stones at police officers was believed to have
a fueled the riot was the death of a sixty nine year old man allegedly shot by police in the area last week to discuss how the mood might be changing the heart of scandinavia we're now joined live from this word of capital by mark mark who's chairman of the national democrats party mr evarts and thanks so much for joining us here on our team to discuss this while we don't really have you know the images in our minds of stockholm is a very call my placid city so how surprised were you to see those riots i mean angry use setting cars and buildings ablaze. i don't think thank you well i was not that surprised anymore but this is fairly new to to sweden. and this is clear consequence of this multiculturalism politics that sweden adopted around eighty s and increased in the ninety's and now we are seeing these problems but
these politics is not working and we have seen these this is not a unique one single occasion we have seen these in gotham bergen several times and even in the city where i am elected counselor in sort of tally and will not have these ethnical based riots against swedish authorities so this i wasn't surprised but we have seen this in western europe. and i think we'll see more of this if we don't change the politics. in the future well let's take a look at this particular neighborhood and its eighty percent and immigrant residence and other trouble flared after a police killed an elderly man there i mean. obviously these people feel they're not protected by the police don't they have a right. to be heard. well. i think that the base problem beneath this is kind of different things this time it was this man that was arrested on resisted and then with killed and we have other things that
happened on the other places but the main reason is that they don't identify themselves with the swedish society or the swedes but they are in the ethnic group believe in their area and they feel this area is their own and when the police arrived they feel that the police are intruding into their. country if you would like to so how did that happen i mean what the last thing is that sorry for interrupting you but what led to that i mean how did they sort of you know their neighborhood or the community where they lived turned into a sort of ghetto type welling there i mean what about the integration of policies. is a government or anything at all it's an innocent integrated immigrants. yes i think that sweden has been trying harder than any other country in europe to try to push for integration we have invested billions into it and of taxpayers' money we have tried everything that that the scientists have has presented and still it's not
working the problem if the core here is that these people that they don't identify themselves as the data for themself us as their own ethnic group and they see to be interest of their group and second generation it's even worse because they are in between does this really society and their their. parents society if you like to and and it's clearly not working it's not working in sweden it's not working in france or in the united states this is something we will see more and i don't think it's solvable to to to integrate this huge influx if it was just a couple of people calls but this is not this is what we have in sweden today is a. immigration stream that is so huge that it's we have new roof with nothing that says we will accept this many or we can accept ten thousand one thousand but which is limited and that is basically i think this is the really
was this is escalating because they want to leave their own people their own ethical group to seek actively to live with or with their own. group so they concentrate themselves to this area and then they feel like they have their own. little town in sweden and they don't accept or identify with the swedish authorities and this is just getting we have to see this for several years coming up with police cars when they are to work in these areas to have to be two cars one protecting the other when they work in these areas people are trying to to maintain buildings have to have guards security guards fire department contra. before when they get attacked by angry immigrant. it feels like they are intruding into their own area even doona trying to help and this is this is basically north it's not about the good people it's just
a consequence of these politics and what we would like to see in these safe havens does we help people even in their own countries or in neighboring countries have a market unfortunately and will have to when he has time we'll have to leave it there but thanks for talking to us here in r.t. and letting us know what you think on this issue that was mark abramson the chairman of the national democrats party. now even ministers have plenty on their plate at the moment from piling up debt to soaring unemployment but it appears the most pressing concern right now is all of oil spill all over explains. from the start of next year the european dining experience is set for a small change that could have potentially huge implications after that deadline restaurants will be able to serve all of oil from small bottles like this that can be topped up they going to have to serve it from sealed bottles that can't be refilled now this is being put into law from brussels by the european union and
it's going to come into effect as i say from the first of january next year now to talk more about this and what it actually means i'm joined by steve meissner from the german political organization a party of reason safe the you surely has bigger things to worry about than this right now i would think though this seems to be almost like a caricature of the you with their with their constant meddling and small problems and making small problems into big problems than you would think they would have enough to do with the euro currency problems and the debt crisis in southern europe but no if you only go having to start dealing with restaurants and what they can serve an open corrupt and it's sort of joke really it also it just smacks of a lack of self-awareness the e.u. is under attack from many different sides you've got people in britain wanting to pull out of the union and they go and live up to the stereotype of bonkers brussels
bureaucracy and make legislation about all of oil as it does seem to be a real lack of self-awareness that is why do they think seems to have too much time of their hands perhaps many of the problems you aren't even big enough that they still have energy and tax money and very craft to spare to spend on silly experiments like this or that we programs like this where we have to cut down the whole ties with you broccoli that they have don't have to pay that much money and be that many bureaucrats so they can't even come up with the all these harebrained schemes in the first place this is definitely not something that needs to be done on the international uy basis how we're going to serve our all of oil in the restaurant i mean i don't see the need for it at all but there we go steve my society very much for talking to us all of oil topping the list of topics that the e.u. deem needs their attention right now. and as we put a spotlight on news that you won't hear anywhere else it's breaking the set here on
our team. although i was born after the vietnam era i remember t.v. discussions about that buddhist monk who burned himself to death as a form of protest the commentators on the news said that people there just have a different mindset that westerners could never understand you know which is probably true but they were implying that people in the west are just different and would never use this absolutely extreme form of protest which is also probably true until just recently with the cost of electricity exceeding the income of the average bulgarian and a new government coming to power that looks exactly like the old government that collapsed at least six ball gary and have used self-immolation as a very desperate and extreme form of protest but why kristen god see
a professor at bowdoin college who has extensively talked to bulgaria protesters claims that those who self-immolating are just incredibly desperate and cannot feed their own children and that people are actually becoming a stealth check for communism because at least that system at the people's basic needs the current democratic system from the populace perspective according to her just cycles through a few new crooks every few years although it does get media attention and you may be feeling desperate suicide is never an answer the more living bulgarians the better ball gary's chances believe me but that's just my opinion.
to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous bad luck i don't get any i mean. now i know that i'm seeing the same thing really messed up. and we're all very so personally apologized and said. the worst you're going to. find out sort of a. radio guy in fort lauderdale is minestrone cause they don't want a large cloak or a budget because you've never seen anything like this i'm told. what's up guys i'm not enlightened on the breaking side i just got back from boston where i had the opportunity to sit down with one of america's greatest minds noam chomsky but before we get into that interview i want to point out something important that dr chomsky wrote recently or.
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