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russia says it could ban the use of force in syria but only if it's proven by the yuan that bashar al assad ordered and the alleged chemical attack last month and the security council votes for action. and while obama's top officials bang the drums of war at a senate hearing in washington actually it's inside walsh will see where it becomes even shoe to god possible on the ark and target. the media watchdog condemns the u.k. government for staying to use of trauma toxics against the press saying security measures are pushing hard earned freedoms at risk.
international news live from moscow this is the with me you know hello and welcome to the program. president vladimir putin says russia where wait for the wrong hard evidence about who carried out an alleged chemical weapons attack in syria last miles before deciding how to act he says all options remain on the table but facts and international authorize ation should come before intervention thomas has the details for us. well why did mr putin was speaking to the associated press when he warned against western intervention in syria saying that it is just generally a bad idea for unilateral action he also said if the united states has proof that the assad regime used chemical weapons that they need to have it over to the u.n. security council so that a proper appropriate legal decision can be made he also said russia is not against using military action let's take a listen. russia will be ready to take strong action if we have exact and unbiased
information about who committed these crimes and what weapons we used we will take a principled stand as we firmly believe the use of weapons of mass destruction is a crime but we think we should at least wait for the u.n. inspectors to give their report. speaking about the now famous video that has made its circulation around you tube showing the horrific images of children having been killed allegedly from a chemical weapons a strike he said this is a tragedy it is for respect but it does raise a lot of questions in fact it doesn't show how they were killed or who did the killing. certainly those pictures of the children are just hideous but they don't prove anyone's guilt even in the u.s. some experts think the evidence presented by the administration is not compelling it's possible that the opposition staged a provocation in order to give the patrons an excuse for military intervention but
there is also another question if there is evidence that it's the militants that have been using w m d what will the u.s. do to them what will the sponsors do will they stop supplying weapons will they start hostilities against militants. sitting in the well much has been made about the relationship between president obama and the u.s. and blood then we have protests saying that they have a rivalry of sorts but downplayed this saying that they both have a lot of common goals in fact iran the economy north korea and that president obama is a frank and direct negotiating partner but certainly edward snowden is a big source of contention at least in the eyes of the media between relations between russia and the united states it was revealed that snowden came up to russian officials in hong kong at that time the president asked what this was all about edward snowden revealed himself as a human rights crusader president vladimir putin said that snowden is welcome to
come to russia but if he does so he would have to stop any actions and all actions that could harm u.s. interests and russian u.s. relations at that point snowden walked out but on the subject of how snowden eventually ended up in russia. this is what the president had to say about that. and then snowden was on route to latin america via russia and what happened next there was a leak i hope i don't offend u.s. security agencies and diplomats so they could have handled this issue in a new professional way instead of allowing him to enter a country where it would be easy for them to get him they intimidated everybody latin america european countries everybody and as a result naturally he stayed at our airport and became stranded in russia. and so optimism from the president about relations between the united states and
russia continuing to grow although there have been tensions he is sure that the g. twenty is a good chance for those ties to be mended. and coming out the man who made snowden's leaks possible garzon john glenn greenwald has been offered police protection by the brazilian government as a closer to claims the n.s.a. sifted through private presidential communications. lebanese terror vigilante apps sharing bombing and other crimes sites bring out in mobile software stores across lebanon as innovation and security come by. after ninety days of military operation but no boots on the ground these are some of the details of a resolution being put to the u.s. congress to convince members to back a war against syria the document is expected to be put to a vote next week it follows in terms of questioning in this senate of some of the top cheerleaders for military intervention including secretary of state john kerry
and defense chief chuck hagel they both maintain the syrian government is behind last month's chemical attack outside damascus despite the you are still having not made any conclusions she is going to chicken now reports. the blocks upon which john kerry built the administration's case for an attack on syria included fear mongering and it was this part which reminded many of the mushroom cloud fears that the bush administration stoked in the run up to the iraq invasion take a listen if the congress decides not to do this it is a guarantee whether it is with us in syria or nuclear weapons in iran or nuclear weapons in north korea we will have invited. a for certain confrontation at some point in time that will require you to make a choice that will be even worse mitigating the consequences of
a military action against syria was also part of secretary kerry's presentation to a question on whether u.s. strikes will end up emboldening extremists in syria john kerry answered no they will not according to secretary kerry experiments in syria will not benefit from u.s. strikes although reports on the ground and a great many experts suggest the opposite the other premise that the administration put forward is that there is no other option but to bomb syria here's how secretary kerry explained he was readiness to bypass the u.n. security council break international law and attack syria at the u.n. we saw a condemnation of a chemical attack without blame without citing us without seeing who was responsible simply a condemnation of a chemical attack and the russians blocked it and this was one of many discrepancies in secretary kerry's remarks in fact russia has blocked only those resolutions that attributed blame to the assad government alone without
a credible u.n. investigation what john kerry did not mention is that the u.s. has done everything possible so that the u.n. investigative team would not have the mandate to determine who is to blame for the attacks in syria so now we're left with the intelligence assessment of the u.s. government and that of some of its allies u.s. officials say the public will not see the classified evidence upon which they built their case many members of congress even those who have not seen the classified evidence have indicated that they are ready to authorize the attack on syria. and as the u.s. thrushes and bombing options a new movement is becoming stronger among the syrian people gathering outside a key strategic facility is expected to be targeted by american strikes they're calling on washington to hold its marshall war and insist they're ready to die if it doesn't oh he's more if an ocean i sent us this report from damascus. this is the syrian public response to the plans of the united states of america to strike
this middle east and we can treat those who come into this huge mountain just outside damascus call themselves a human shield that's after america's president barack obama said that the u.s. should take military response to what's going on in syria these people don't know actually as the rest of the population as well as the entire international community don't know so far when or if they miss else will strike but they say they'll stay until it's needed. you. lift up the side of this. that's no different ages different backgrounds or social status here actually have little in common except for one thing that unites them and that is their will to demonstrate to show their anger at the plan of the current state strike country and reading
their banners we can understand actually what the message they want to send. we're here to show that we belong to syria this country is strong because of its people and its leadership we're not afraid. to express our loyalty to our country in the face of american threats we don't want what they didn't iraq over the chemical weapons claims to be done in our country. they chose this year in mountains because it is our symbol of damascus and of syria as well but also because. it is a very important place strategically it's home to many security and military buildings and institutions and it is expected to be targeted and people will gather here today and we are going to use friend here some time say that even if the missiles start falling they will not move any. reflection from damascus in syria. he's raring for war and
president francois hollande says there will be no vote on the matter despite a recent poll suggesting that three in four french people want parliament to have a say on attacking syria and perhaps a wary or by u.k. like a defeat by lawmakers or loans administration insists he alone has the power to order an attack i'll choose to associate reports now on the french perspective. the french president a lot is constitutionally able to order over the top without a parliamentary approval but france along has been under a lot of pressure from opposition to to put this issue to a vote with the opposition and also pointed out that a lot is in a court of what he merely a position of having to wait for before acting i was spokesman from along the office said that the president hasn't yet decided whether or not to ask for a vote but what's interesting to note is that in the u.k. the prime minister is also able to work over the top without parliament the prime
minister david cameron had asked anyway and had been given a resoundingly no alone said though that france will not go with it alone and we'll wait for the outcome of the u.s. special vote all of this comes on the back of the report presented to parliament by the prime minister regarding the chemical attack near damascus last march which they say is responsible for two hundred eighty one deaths of the report says though that quote it could not have been ordered or carried out by anyone other than the syrian government now the president of syria bashar al assad in the meantime had given an interview to the french newspaper the figaro and warned that should there be an attack chaos and extremism would ensue and he also said there's a risk of a regional group and reward that france would become an enemy of the syrian state should they go ahead with this attack and we spoke earlier with a french senator to discuss francis' downs on a military intervention in syria the french intelligence has said that they presented proof and they found that assad is guilty of this chemical attack i think
we must be very cautious and we must great for. the decision of united nations experts because remember in two thousand and three the forged. and it was a disaster. for and for the world economy do you think that the united states' decision will inevitably be france's decision. this. makes me feel uncomfortable. because we must not be dependent of american decision if we have the same decision if we don't we don't have the same decision but we must vote for no automatic li american decision as far as public opinion polls that one of the recent poll say that a fifty nine percent of the french are against a military intervention in syria by the government reporting from terrorist attacks
are still you. may be on president of the e.u. security and defense subcommittee. says a strike now before evidence is collected would be detrimental and perhaps even ruinous for the region's. i'm very skeptical about what we're talking today which means. political. strikes put it on longer than president obama called i don't believe in that i don't believe it's sufficient i don't believe it's tearing people what will happen the day after the consequences of strikes can be huge in the region it could be huge in syria. i do not see the point in punishing that way we all know that solution in syria can only be a diplomatic and political solution therefore we have to work diplomatically on that and i don't thing military strikes at that point will be relevant and will
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choose the stories that in life choose access to often. we're watching artie's good to have you with us let's move on now a journalist who helped whistleblower edward snowden leave his secrets has been offered police protection by the brazilian government glenn greenwald wrote about how the n.s.a. spied on the authorities in mexico and brazil and in britain where his newspaper the guardian is based a key press freedom group has confronted the u.k. government over its strong attempts to stifle information five has more now on the fight to report the news in britain an active intimidation that could have a chilling effect on press freedom in the u.k.
and beyond not quite what you'd normally expect from a letter to the prime minister about press freedom in the way but those strong words coming from the world association of newspapers you organization felt compelled to write after the guardian newspaper was forced by british security services to destroy information received from n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden and then the partner of one of its journalists suspected of carrying information the government deemed sensitive to national security was placed in detention upon a rifle at heathrow airport david miranda a partner of guardian journalist glenn greenwald was held for nine hours is the maximum time a person can be held using laws designed to catch a terrorist you know one of the reasons why we're so concerned and when i look at the work chris freedom department does which is which has a global reach one of the issues that we heard because the united kingdom is saying
about. freedom with a very strong record on ensuring that it. can write the news and so so it does appear. the press freedom situation in the united kingdom is sliding and this is a great concern it is twenty thirteen freedom of speech seen here reporters without borders gives the u.k. a satisfactory situation rating but for freedom of the press britain slipped from nineteenth in two thousand and ten to its current ranking of twenty nine many concerned that showed to a servant of the terrorism act the law used to detain miranda is actually being used to stop journalists doing their job of holding people in power to account well other than being used to prevent terrorism should just seven allows police to stop examine and search passengers that travel terminals there's no need for any
suspicion that they're linked to terrorism it's a very difficult problem the security services have a difficult job difficult job. and the state clearly has a duty to protect. those people living. at the same time i think they must recognise the role of the media. and you have to have to be in line with the appropriate use the appropriate. response of the government said it's had to a scheme that copies of the information held by mr snowden could now be held by foreign countries to see mr snowden's travel since leaving the us and that the disclosure of some of that material could put lives at risk well critics of the government's actions have described these as alarmist claims aimed at justifying
the blurring of the lines between terrorism and journalism is thought a full hearing into the legality of david maraniss detention and the seizure of that data will take place in october but in the meantime expect to see that war of words continue with the u.k. seemingly struggling to strike a balance between national security and press freedom sara for our london. whistleblower chelsea manning uses her legal last resort the private sentenced to thirty five years for the biggest leak of data in u.s. history files a plea for presidential pardon from obama there's more on the story online for you . deadly darina eight india the latest study shows every hour woman dies in a dispute over marriage payments but the details had to r.t. dot com. right to see.
her story. and i think the truth. on our reporters would. be. and as has been in your pocket smartphone developers in lebanon have launched their own early warning system for my bot mobile devices some where that allows users to instantly mop terror bombing sites and result report crimes or suspicious behavior policy of reports now from beirut. something which is easy for me to spill over its borders into neighboring countries which is why here in cities like pavement there are developers and even the kidneys on me that are constantly coming up with new
and innovative ways of trying to deal with this great disillusion at bonds morning . at the pace of one of the us. if the line on real time information being uploaded by users now they'll see information as to where there's a globe where possibly a missile has landed where they were supposed to this is immediately uploaded to a map and there's extra thing to save the page. this is an excellent specially when our country is being bombed as is happening now unless we know where the bombs fall in the city or wherever and that's very important i think more people should then mood. how the projects in the pipeline include an app that will be able to tell the difference between fireworks which often used here in celebrations and gunfire not to be outdone liberties on me has also recently announced its own at the lebanese armed forces shield this provides direct
communication between the public and maybe the soldiers now they will be able to fill in the army whenever there is a fish a vehicle a suspicious object. some kind of potential gunfight but it becomes particularly critical in situations like when these kidnappings one of this is just examples of countries that may have been on top in these standards in an attempt to try and deal with the ever growing syrian crisis for the c r two favorites. more than one hundred fifty people have been killed in just the first four days of september in iraq that includes sixteen shiites by gunmen on wednesday the country's looked in turmoil cool simply basing its own monthly death toll records and steinberg of the executive intelligence review magazine thinks a regional instability is helping the terrorists there. the spill over is
enormous and the whole region is facing a grave crisis you rock is in a very fragile situation it borders on syria and so there is a horris border between syria and iraq so you've got all kind iraq forces moving back and forth across that border and of course the factor the saudis funding the sunni insurgency that's driving iraq into a state of internal crisis many of the al qaida sunni insurgency were operating inside your route have now crossed over into syria so in a certain way. the violence that's now tremendously inside iraq is a kind of reverberation back of the crisis centered in syria. now for some international news and brave this hour a public option has left more than two thirds of venezuela without an atrocity in
creating swathes of the capital caracas the blackout cause traffic chaos on shut down parts of the metro system president nicolas maduro has blamed the summit anja by the political opposition critics say poor maintenance of the power grid is responsible. and fifteen minutes since have reportedly been killed after egyptian helicopters launched ass trikes on their strongholds in the sinai peninsula according to military officials three suspects were also detained during a ground operation to destroy ammunition warehouses and vehicles struggling to maintain stability and made political crisis that's seen two presidents removed from office since twenty eleven and continued. in the central african republic thousands of people have launched three the capital peace and unity the cry. while three different areas of the city playing
instruments and chanting slogans a coup took place in the central african republic five months ago in a country already plagued by violence. and the tornado ripped through to each. affected two. to the north of japan's capital tokyo injuring two men and for pain the roofs of houses local train services were suspended and passengers left stranded after a lightning strike causing a power blackout another tornado monday swept through two regions further south injuring more than sixty people. up next this second part of a special report on the taliban told military service takes on young people of new recent on the battlefield.
you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so silly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm trying hard welcome to the big picture. syria and barack obama's convoluted past toward the american administration is determined to punish the assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons other than members of mainstream media many are skeptical of the president's claims. and the necessity to attack syria so what is obama's plan doesn't make any sense.
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and vilified it is kind of you to go on because sometimes i have episodes where i won't be able to. i think something will trigger me and which i'll just keep on working and working and working. for like seventy two hours just so exhausted. and i can take the. show out for six. months and thank you very much. i could have made a lot more money out of it i want to i just it depends on what we're doing. they kept saying on the news that there were rebuilding iraq you're working to rebuild iraq. i was kind of sick of hearing c.n.n. and fox news like bark each other about one say oh it's good you know this i know this horrible thing is going on around iraq and i kind of way to see it for myself you know. join the military with those eighty.