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good luck. to. washington races to round up allies for its controversial intention to attack syria with key world leaders slam the planet russia accuses the syrian rebels of trying to provoke military intervention. is decision day down under as millions of this strange choose their next parliament fugitive with a blow doing this aren't you among those after a seat in the senate also. at this point we are toothless and i want to give us some bite. each justice and rights commission now wants to strike it n.s.a. surveillance supra national legislation after the latest edward snowden leaks suggests it's no longer privacy online.
good afternoon welcome watching r.t. with me andrey farm. now the u.s. secretary of state on a fresh bid to woo european ministers and a large last ditch effort to drum up support for a unilateral strike on syria this after the international course of voices against the move grew louder at the g twenty summit in st petersburg even france which earlier backed unconditional u.s. action now says it will wait for the results of the un's probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria the leaders of ten countries did agree with washington that some sort of action needs to be taken the british prime minister also on the list despite being rebuffed by his own parliament over military intervention russia's call against a strike was strongly backed by six nations including economic heavyweights china
and india when it comes to the voice of the people the u.s. finds itself fastly. world leaders opposing the war represent nations of more than three billion people while the politicians in favor of a strike stand on the shoulders of less than a billion even in the u.s. itself the latest poll show most americans are against intervention while congress remains split over the volatile issue artie's alexia share of scheme has more on the act come of the g twenty summit. everyone is speculating. on the syria issue i went to the press this morning and the majority have been saying that. initial plan was to disrupt. syria. of course. discord between the g twenty countries on whether a military strike against syria is needed and clearly the biggest concern was
whether we'll have a meeting at all because officially they have no meeting scheduled something unprecedented for the presidents of the united states and russia but eventually according to. themselves they met for a twenty thirty minute. thirty minute friendly conversation during which of course they discussed syria. here he was hoping that you could persuade the countries of the need to attack syria provide substantial evidence of bashar al assad using chemical weapons against the rebels but clearly judging by what the russian president said on that matter it seems that obama failed on that sense. i view everything that happened with the so-called use of chemical weapons in syria as a provocation by the rebels who count on help from abroad from those countries that originally supported them that's the reason for this provocation i also want to remind you that the use of force against
a sovereign state is acceptable only if it's done for self-defense and we know that syria hasn't attacked the u.s. and only if the u.n. security council approves such action as one of the participants of our discussions on the issue put it yesterday those who do otherwise put themselves above the law still david cameron barack obama and. the french president they still try to play hardball saying that the u.n. security council decision may be overruled if they believe that against syria. that russian president said that this may generate a great feeling of fear among the smaller countries obviously suggesting that bigger states may actually do whatever they want overruling the mandate of the united nations so obviously now that the g twenty summit is done we're in for some several very interesting weeks to see how the future of syria will be resolved well despite france promising to wait for a un conclusion on syria paris for mines the strongest supporter of america's
course for military action but a former french intelligence chief told us both countries approach is trampling over international rule. motions personally i am against military intervention firstly it is a question of principle because it is a little bit like surgery in medicine an operation is the last solution and when you are putting a knife into a wound you don't know what is going to happen so it is first of all question of principle then there is the question of opportunity of the western governments now have a habit of ignoring international regulations and the ruling of the un to make interventions everywhere and to apply what was called in the nineteenth century as gunboat diplomacy a gunboat is a boat with guns is almost the same thing now except that missiles have replaced the gunboat i think we should not start the process the fact that we need to intervene on the soil of a sovereign state syria a member of the un declaring
a war without a un resolution where is international law this means there is no international law the most reasonable thing to do is to stop the conflict we need to evaluate the military situation which might be complicated to do but the only way to stop the fighting is through dialogue it is not by launching bombs that will not stop the fighting it will only intensify it. meanwhile in syria itself government forces are conducting an operation against al qaeda affiliated rebel fighters who have besieged the ancient christian village of maloof the army says the extremists have taken strategic positions on the by hills and there are still rebel forces inside the village maria financial reports from the outskirts of middle. christian pilgrims from all over the world used to take this road to travel to one of the most significant trying and one of the maced holy places in syria its residents to
speak aramaic the language does christ is believed to have spoken we are driving tomorrow. but for another reason on wednesday the central syrian village which had been among the few in syria the didn't see any violence since the crisis here started in two thousand and eleven was attacked by rebel forces most of them reportedly members of just had the nuestra the war came here. after a car bomb exploded at the checkpoint the militants of a radical islamist group considered terrorists by the un and us stormed. the army tells us that this is the closest point and we cannot go any further we can see from our live reports from here but the thing is that the militants who are still inside that we can see our eyes as well there are snipers inside the goods so it is really dangerous to go there the soldiers say that they militants mostly from don't
have the luther who took over the mountain top sufi the hotel and from time to time their firing from this so to take place and there are also militants behind this mountain taking the soldiers say up to fifteen hundred people what is the situation right now. the militants around three hundred people are hiding in severe hotel there are ancient caves they're under the village they use them as well they're watching us and we're watching them but if we start moving they'll attack us. the soldiers show me the militants position is the mists who are behind a number of violent killings and are believed to be the most aggressive force to confront and president assad almost surrounded the christian village where these people came from. they came from the city of homs in the north and from the city of
grain food in the south this village is like an island in a storming ocean the lowest level i guess the army that we visited last spring a christian arland in a mostly moves the ocean the village was indeed unique and the site of the love that we used to live in peace muslims and christians of course were afraid people from outside the city and the country may come and destroy disunity and it seems the residents worst fears became a reality why do you think the militants attack this village. they know that american missiles will not strike a unicycle site and the army will not dare hit it either it's a safe haven for them while we talk reinforcements arrive the syrian army plan an operation to clear malula from death had the minister rebels they have been rumors that they have left the village but the army say the militants are still there and
even if they leave they can hide in nearby and return how do you think the situation will change in case of american strike will the rebels the militants from three use this opportunity to advance further of course they will america is supporting terrorism in this country we've been fighting with the u.s. in fact for these two and a half years and now we can face them directly but we are ready for that we will not give up if america strikes series major military facilities will be targeted and destroyed no one can say what the war on the ground will look like but certainly things place will no longer look the same. to reporting from syria. and you can stay in touch with what your ear is witnessing from inside syria all you have to do is follow her on her twitter pages for regular updates. now millions of australians have voted in choosing meg government the final polls
have just closed and surveys suggest that opposition leader tony abbott's coalition is on course to end six years of labor control the not the only ones running among them is the party of wiki leaks editor june isaan choose aiming for a senate seat the movement spearheaded by the fugitive whistleblower promises to bring transparency accountability and justice to australia's parliament it's aiming towards letting the public oversee government practices as well as calls against corruption and pledges to provide people with a range of what it calls twenty first century freedoms and that includes the free flow of information internet the liberty protection for whistleblowers national sovereignty and integrity in the global community junior sanders primary running mate binoy camp mark says the party is setting a precedent just by taking part. it looks like tony abbott will be the next prime
minister of conservative government but even if that is the case it's imperative according to the weak links are to the upper house remain in the hands of smaller parties to prevent him having absolute control so that's one of the idea is that it's at stake here and so the recollects party would regard it as a considerable success to actually have a senator each state but it not at least wants them to get across the line obviously a sound is a mile away from the leaders of this race the opposition and the ruling labor party that sort of. what's the future for the weekend next party that history was made the moment the party was formed creating as it were a political process of if you like an activist or whistleblowing group called weekly organization which is sort of publishing. itself at the triumph of the moment was formed in itself it was a trial to people started to join it and volunteers started coming together to. polling some to come out with some presence on the ground that in itself is making
history it will continue membership numbers are growing and it started this year and i actually do see it developing a more formal political structure of course these are early days yet. while as i said polling is now closed in the sky news as exit poll suggests tony abbott's coalition will win with ninety seven seats a gain of twenty five one hundred fifty seat house of representatives but kevin rudd's labor party is heading for a wipe out it's expected to drop twenty one seats to fifty one we'll keep you posted on what happens. now coming up in artie's new edward snowden disclosures show how even our encrypted data isn't safe from the n.s.a.'s persistent spying be used commissioner on privacy rules says she wants to tackle the snooping through block why do i always we will tell you more about what she says in a couple of minutes.
there hunted down as terrorists they hide in the woods and prepare to become suicide bombers only their mothers still believe these young men can be saved. oh you've gotten so fair. the mothers won't sleep at night they'll follow their sons into the woods find them and return them to a peaceful life where they killed almost everybody. had been able to take him away from maybe that was by chance. how does it feel to be a terrorist mother. did you have even the slightest chance to come home. my son takes terrorist on o.t. . it was like. they were going to go digital the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the
constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy schreck albus. role. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across several we've been a hydrogen why a handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once all just my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem of trucks rational debate and real discussion critical issues facing or not define ready to join the movement then welcome to the big picture. speak your language anything about the war not advance. the music programs and
documentaries in spanish more matters to you breaking news a little turned into bangles keep these stories. for you here. then surely i'll teach spanish to find out more visit i too early. welcome back now if you thinking creates an online data could save it from the prying eyes of the n.s.a. or britain's g.c. h.q. edward snowden's latest leak will disappoint cheek to say the least it shows america spent billions of dollars in the past decade on breaking protective codes opening up what you thought was private. the european commissioner for justice fundamental rights and citizenship has spoken out on the n.s.a.'s global snooping as peter oliver reports the e.u. justice commissioner is spoken about the leaks from edward snowden as
a wake up call to europe and says that new legislation must be put in place to protect the privacy of e.u. citizens other stands up the moment each of the twenty eight member states interprets the current framework in a different manner some of which contradict each other she wants to see a one continent one law system put in place but when it comes to debating what will be in that law she suggested that the united kingdom might not be a part of that saying that london's loyalties appear to lie elsewhere. i don't pay attention to britain anymore there are a lost cause they're acting only together with the americans and they absolutely don't want to have european laws but in this case all we need so this vote is a simple majority and if they don't want to work together constructively we don't need them but i need france and i need germany if i want to do something concrete in europe. she also warned the u.k.
about sitting on the sidelines when it comes to deciding what will be in this legislation saying that whether they like it although not the united kingdom is part of the european union and this law would affect them then. once this proposal turns into a law everybody must follow it and that includes great britain whether they want to or not once the majority decides the minority becomes irrelevant from a political point of view it is not an intelligent position to sit in the corner and complain it would be more intelligent to work with us and make their opinion count once the text is approved this becomes a law for all twenty eight states and more than five hundred million people. commissions remit doesn't allow it to deal with security services however what vivian reading is proposing is a law that would tackle companies which freely provide private information on citizens to those security services she's put forward legislation that would see
a fine of around two percent of profit imposed upon those companies that give information of e.u. citizens over to security services then and sand when you're it's useless tiger all you can do is to rule but not bite at this point we are too slow and i want to give us some bites so we can efficiently enforce our european laws. and one final point this law that's being put forward would affect any company doing business with you in the european union it doesn't matter if you're based in america you're based in japan or you're based in india if you do business in europe you would have to stick to this new legislation on privacy. and it's the sheer scale of the data harvesting that seems to alarm people according to the director of the center for investigative journalism at london city university. it's been going on a long time people forget that in the seventy's a spy system called echelon was uncovered over britain run by the united states
what was different about that spying system in the present one is the sheer extent of it the major security companies that us and social networking companies have opened their effective back doors to the n.s.a. even commercial confidentiality as an area of secrecy is provided completely by this hoovering up of everything and so i think people are alarmed because they realized it will affect them personally it's not just political opponents but the possibility of blackmail is enormous some dissident a federal employee could easily slip this material find something terribly damaging and then use it for personal gain or political gain it's been over one hundred days since president obama again pledged to release a eighty prisoners from the notorious plants and i bay prison the men mostly yemeni nationals were cleared for release years ago artie's abby martin breaking the set it eleven thirty g.m.t. . the u.s.
government's trusting in yemeni government to carry out drone strikes weekly it seems but they cannot trust the government to take prisoners from getting out because they say oh they're going to be terrorists we can't trust to release them however many people have been released from guantanamo bay in the past and they are just living our normal lives they just want the chance to have a free life and not be detained indefinitely absolutely and that's one of the really sad aspects of this is because i feel like the the vast majority of americans are under the impression still even after ten years that this facility has been opened these are the worst of the worst these guys are all terrorists they deserve to be there they deserve to be tortured or whatever first of all yes these people are being tortured secondly you half of these men are innocent there are no charges against them. they have been for the most part been cleared for release in the vast majority of them are yemen and the problem is that there are no countries that are currently wanting to host these these prisoners because there's so much
red tape associated with that here in the united states the united states promised the yemeni people that there would be facilities infrastructure there to help former guantanamo inmates re assimilate into into society that infrastructure is yet to exist it's not there we have covered this on the show in the past we've had activists we've had journalists that have traveled to yemen that have explained to us what it's like for people that are around these drone bombings and all these horrible things that are happening in yemen and on top of that. there's there's all there is the guantanamo aspect that these men will never return and will never see their families and that's it's heartbreaking and the p.t.s.d. of just these communities being terrorized by daily basis and also the people who are let out of prison being assimilated back into society after being in death and they detained for so long many and so it's a travesty and also it's not so black and white where it's either you're guilty or not there's layers of association with al qaeda there it's almost like a gang force that. a taste of
breaking the set coming up shortly now look at some other news happening this hour clashes have erupted in city of alexandria between muslim brotherhood activists and supporters of the army backed interim government at least two people have died of members of the islamist movement have been rallying across the country demanding the reinstatement of the ousted president mohamed morsi earlier a report in a state run newspaper claimed the leadership planned to dissolve the brotherhood which officials deny. my dear is military has raided an islamic insurgent camp in the north eastern borno state killing around fifty militants the operation was launched as a response to a suspected attack on a market which claimed fifteen lives government forces have spent more than four years fighting back on her arm rebels who demand the creation of an islamic state in the country's north. launch time allowed the nurses knew multi-million dollar
moon missions it stands for lunar atmosphere and environment to explore and its task is to solve the mystery of which floats in our satellites the atmosphere it's thought that better understanding of lunar conditions which are the most common in the solar system will boost our knowledge of other planetary bodies. more than half a century after your guarin became the first man to travel beyond its atmosphere going into space remains a dream job for many but it's not to be for another cosmonaut called yuri he's abandoned his twenty fifteen space mission swapping the chance of extraterrestrial adventures for what he calls a more exciting job on the ground you can read about that story at r.t. dot com and also there from sky high to deep down we tell you how the u.s. is looking to expand its drone warfare into big oceans with an unmanned craft called hydra set to store the sea.
right the sea. first rate. and i think that you're. on our reporters were. instrumental. in the. on. the number of america's highest paid c.e.o.'s being fired or being fined for fraud has spiked dramatically in the last two decades according to a recent study in just over two hours here on r.t. our financial guru max keiser takes a. i've explained this many times before a board of directors of any s. and p. five hundred company america today wants to see implicated in some crime committing malfeasance committing fraud subpoenaed or in jail because it shows initiative they
want to push the ads they want to go that extra mile they want to break the law and then they want to throw it to the justice department to say i didn't mean it and that eric holder can't catches. and then if they do get caught they change the law they modify the law they rewrite the law and that's what it's all about breaking the law for law and order bring back i don't bring it. back. it's the kind of report coming up a little late tonight coming up tonight if you struggle with the mothers and wives of four minutes and some never tend to return them to a normal life. many
gay bars are starting to refuse to sell russian vodka as a means of protesting the homosexual propaganda laws in russia as i've said before boycotts are a great way to put pressure on people but are they putting pressure on the right people not only is it racist to assume that hurting the vodka flow will deal a massive blow to the russian economy but it is also racist to think that any vodka with a russian sounding name is itself russian and many videos angry gay bartenders were pouring stolichnaya vodka which should be pronounced by the way onto the ground in a fury but if those bartenders would take a closer look at the labels they would see that exported stoli is produced and bowed in latvia by the s.p.i. group not in russia also according to the n.p.t. group beverage alcohol report the most popular vodka in america with a russian sounding name is smeared off which is british own and produced and bottled in various countries around the globe including the usa itself way to
support the american worker people have to panic over the hip and trendy scandal of the month but everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that homosexuality itself is legal in russia and is punishable in many other countries including a death sentence in some of them and yet russia gets all the attention if people really wanted to effectively boycott any country with any laws even the hinting against homosexuality they would have to hit them where it hurts and stop getting natural resources imported from countries like russia saudi arabia venezuela and iran and so on and so on that is a vastly more difficult proposition than pouring american made vodka onto the sidewalk but that's just my opinion. well you know i beg you please your father and your brother all here on with think
of your wife and children think of your family you know please come out i promise you that not a hair on your head will be harmed would come out into the yard raise your hands take off your jacket and show them that you're not wearing a bomb belt but just walk slowly towards our people and let them search you understand me. become a police. minister of the republic of peel's to his son yacoob who refuses to listen as his father has him to surrender. he would soon be killed in a shootout with special forces. in the northern caucasus is the smallest and youngest republic of the russian federation for the past twenty you has lived through several conflicts terror operations and a string of retaliation. terrorism an islamic state would be cool to the caucuses and.