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this is why you should watch it only on all g dot com. russia warns western powers against jumping to conclusions over u.n. reports on last month's chemical attack in syria which found their sarin gas was indeed used but stopped short of naming a culprit. a deadly rampage at a heavily guarded military facility in washington d.c. sent shock waves through the nation and raises a deep security concerns. also r.t.d. gets excuse of insight into the life of a fugitive whistleblower edward snowden in russia months after his revelations on american global surveillance that shook the world.
it's just gone midday here in the russian capital you live with us on our t.v. with me to mom would say let's take a look at the top story. russia has stress at the u.n. probe concluding nerve gas was used in syria last month it does not rule out rebel involvement in the atrocity but the u.s. britain and france have been quick to claim the report is enough to implicate the assad government the white house insists the rockets used in the attack could only have belonged to the loyalists for forces however the u.n. finding state that the serin tipped warheads may have been improvised and the report did not pinpoint the size from where they were launched at a residential areas of damascus arena but my eye has the details. therefore released by u.n. inspectors says that there is clear and convincing evidence that chemical weapons were used in the rebel held damascus suburb of on august twenty first but
the report does not answer the key question of who launched the attack russian ambassador to the united nations batali turk and says that allegations that the syrian opposition used chemical weapons should not be frogged off i think some call it was jumped to their conclusions when they were saying that this such the report definitively proves of that it was the government forces who used to go weapons in the glued on august twenty first of all we haven't even had a chance to look at the report in part of the u.n. report inspectors describe the rocket used to disperse the nerve agent gas sarin as a variant of an m. fourteen artillery rocket with either an original or an improvised warhead the u.n. report also says that while the exports more canvassing one it's not site individuals arrived carrying other suspected munitions indicating that such potential evidence could have been moved or possibly manipulated the reports said
those areas were under rebel control but did not elaborate on the individuals or ambassador churkin says when it comes to who carried out the chemical attack many questions still remain unanswered one question which i sort of wondered out loud about in the course of consultations and there was no answer to the you know we have this scenario of the use of chemical weapons on august twenty one by the government forces they are fighting with opposition groups and they've they've they fought a number of rockets with chemical well weapons. trying to get through those armed opposition groups and there are no casualties in the lead in the opposition groups is it even said equally possible to fire five or six rockets against europe or no. have all of them missed the targets you want to specter's have included that the environmental chemical and medical samples collected provide clear and convincing evidence that surface to surface rockets containing the nerve agent sarin were used
in the ongoing conflict between the parties in syria u.n. secretary general ban ki moon says the incident amounts to a war crime and that the perpetrators of the top must be held accountable the un chief says this is the most significant confirmed use of chemical weapons against civilians since saddam hussein used them in nineteen. in the coming days the u.n. security council is expected to draft a resolution for the russia u.s. brokered deal on syria but france the u.k. and the u.s. have already said that they will be seeking our strong resolution under chapter seven that would allow for military intervention if the syrian government fails to hand over all of its chemical weapons reporting from new york. are to. a prominent group of former u.s. security officials have warned the white house about intelligence reports from the war zone indicating that a radical rebel factions are in possession of chemical weapons one of them pentagon
veteran michael maloof gave details. i have. a report from a source who has direct connections with two to classified information it's one one page i mean expecting others it's classified secret no foreign it's from the n.g.i. sea or the national ground intelligence center the u.s. military did an assessment based upon fifty indicators and clandestine interviews that the sourcing siren originated out of iraq into turkey before some of it was confiscated in may in turkey and that there has actually been a more significant amount of crn production both in iraq and in turkey going to the going to the opposition principally al-qaeda and we've had separate reports now
that al qaeda elements are rather significant numbers. and have and now have permeated into the opposition so the ability to be able to. distinguish who gets what and where is going to makes it much more problematic for this administration. the french foreign minister saying in moscow for talks ahead of the syria as a nation debate at the u.n. security council france of britain and the u.s. are pushing for a strong drives to enforce the chemical disarmament deal brokered by moscow and washington international envoy to syria left over he may help to mediate that agreement and spirituality about the ramifications and. i have repeated from the very beginning that the rules of russia and the u.s. and resolving the syrian conflict are highly important i faced criticism from some who said that i was wasting my time they said that there was no point in traveling to russia or the us i believe it is now become clear just how constructive an
effective the role of these two countries can be there is no military solution for the syrian crisis we must find a political solution. stay with r.t. for the latest on syria you can also get more details and analysis on our web site at r.t.e. dot com. a mass shooting at one of the most heavily guarded military facilities in the u.s. capital has left thirteen people did including the gunman police are saying the attacker used a valid pass to access washington navy yard but the possibility of a terrorist attack has not been ruled out archie's same sex is in d.c. . i'm here on m. street in southeast washington d.c. just a few blocks from the navy yard where police responded to an active shooting that we now learned led to multiple fatalities as of right now the fatality count stands at thirteen people including the suspected gunman who police have identified as thirty four year old aaron alexis who formerly served in the navy and was working
as a military contractor police are also looking for a second man who was seen wearing a military style uniform around the scene of the crime he's considered a person of interest in the shooting witnesses described the scene shot starting side the building and building one hundred seven i was not there i heard this and shots there inside the building i know it was on the fourth floor when i backed away to the building myself and other gentlemen were in the alley behind that building and that's where we were shot at the washington navy yard is the navy's largest on shore establishment today it serves as an administrative pub for the navy housing the chief of naval operations and the naval sea systems command many who worked at the navy yard were forced to shelter in place for as long as eight hours until police determined the scene to be safe we were shuffled around it just it. was a good home an area here is it where we could be took care of us for is like contacting spouses family members with. the they were very very professional about that they made sure that we were comforted to be during this traumatic situation that those
who worked at the building considered it secure this is a military environment and we owe a screen to get a in and you know we thought to be in the seven vironment but again not on come on you know outside in d.c. area because we had a military zone but for about to happen is quite unfortunate it's believe the suspect may have acquired a security card from someone who has access to the building there are no metal detectors in place as part of security as of right now there is no known motive and survivors are still trying to piece together what they lived through. that's going to be tough in washington sam sacks are to. president obama has lamented he hit another mass shooting calling it cowardly act the country's seen numerous recent gun attacks by the late as the rampage is the deadliest at a military facility in four yes let's take a look back at some of those in november two thousand and nine an army psychiatrist
kill thirteen people and injured thirty two more in a rampage at fort hood texas two years later twelve people lost their lives in a mess shooting at a movie theater in aurora colorado less than six months after that to adam lanza shot his mother dead before entering sandy hook elementary school and killing twenty six most of them children in march of this year another shooting spree at a military base left three dead including the attacker who opened fire on friendly service personnel a few months later and unemployed twenty three year old a killed five people including his own father in santa monica political analysts gordon duff says that such incidents highlight major flaws in america's security system the issue we have i think is that we have a massive amount of security in places where it's highly visible where threats are really very very low they're done for appearance sake only. america is it
is a country with maybe two hundred million or more privately owned weapons. the idea of increasing security in the united states the people are very much against it they're tired of. being followed catalog wiretapped apparently all our mail being read. people are tired of that and there is no amount of violence that's going to bring the american people to a point where they're going to want more government more watching more security more big brother. and in just a couple of minutes from now he on our team learn how the fugitive whistleblower edward snowden is adept into his new life in russia taining temporary refuge from american prosecution we'll have that story off to the break.
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thank you. god you're live with us on r.t. from moscow it's been over a month this is edward snowden received temporary asylum in russia but so far little is known about his circumstances and he hasn't yet been spotted by the media arches both exclusively to the lawyer sister in the n.s.a. whistleblower earlier i discussed the details of the interview with artie's lizzy friends. so where it is a snowden well that's the question everyone wants answered as quickly as possible there was word when he left the airport initially that he was actually staying with american friends so we sat down with anatoly kuchera now which is to be a lawyer assisting him ever since he got here in russia we asked him that very question and this is what he has to say that it is impossible at the moment to reveal where he's living will talk openly about what we believe the danger remains quite high what sort of danger do you mean. if you get well what you have to understand is that he's being persecuted by a major power in the u.s.
government and we fear that they could use some very serious consequences. for computers even within the russian territory i mean they can change an account you can hear in russia. i don't think that is going to happen but we saw american special forces intervening in other countries is going to also with regards to our own citizens they get detained to broaden transfer to u.s. attorney. of course you don't is he walks he can travel he enjoys traveling and he's interested in our history has he been recognised in the streets were while he was traveling you know he hasn't been recognized not so far ok so he hasn't been recognized on the street so far but he is paying for his own private security team to watch out for him and his father is reportedly coming to visit him very serious got to get all the paperwork taken care of so there we go speaking of security there was talk of him getting a job here so i'm guessing that he must be getting some kind of funding somewhere
how's that going on for him i mean does he have any office on the table do we know that well there's plenty of offers the question is will it be a book deal that he takes up will it be work as a program or will it be a talk show who knows we asked about this specifically and here's what he told us he's still receiving a huge number of offices and people are writing to him and calling there for assistance because they understand that this. needs to settle here also gets calls from business executives from different companies who want to get some jobs have there been any offers which surprised you. yes there was a woman about fifty years old who called and suggested. i found that pretty amusing yet as you can imagine an adoption office pretty amusing and also when he was in the airport he was also getting marriage proposals from women here and as you can imagine any business executive it would increase the public attention on their company if edward started work to take a job there but that does mention that he is very interested in that snowden is
interested in doing human rights activism here in russia especially in light of what brought him here to begin with so we'll be watching that closely of course if you go has more. you can watch the full exclusive interview with anatomy and as a lawyer assisting the whistleblower edward snowden next week here on our team. germany will be electing a new parliament this weekend and it's promising to be a close race with no party heading for an outright majority coalition talks on likely and the outside of factions may have a decisive influence on what the stuff looks like come next week are to speed all of attended a rally of one of the parties that is now unexpectedly set to make a crucial difference. that germany's political new kids on the block but it does
seem that alternative for germany will have a key role to play and shaping what the country does politically over the next few years now the most recent polls ahead of the elections next sunday suggest that alternative germany will be taking a good four percent it's expected they'll take far more from not when germans actually get in to the voting at the polling stations now five percent is what you need to take a seat in the bundestag and it seems alternatively germany will do just that a euro skeptic party if they are anti euro and their party leader has been outlining exactly what he wants to do when just when the alternative for germany gets into the bundestag well you know that but you're a skeptical skeptical of the efforts to find her and that we have a number of other issues like for instance our energy policy or like the ability of our social security systems and i have been. great if you need you to ration and you need i can you show off if you change the time and also he's ok with me just
because you will the next four years as much as this is being a good campaign for alternative for germany it has been a horrific four angler merkel's current coalition partners the free democrats in fact many of the voters that would have voted for a democrat seem to be turning towards other parties like alternative in germany now what that could mean is some pretty dicey discussions when it comes to getting together a coalition here after the election and alternatively germany's members are saying that if angle a merkel wants them to be part of a coalition it's her that's going to have to move towards them not the other way round but we will never work with margo if she is not willing to soften her stand on the euro as it is right now it would be a real upset if angler merkel wasn't returned as german chancellor after sunday's ballot but it does seem that after the votes of being cast the real political wrangling will start when it comes to forming a new cold. should here in germany where governments draw the line when it comes to
keeping descendants under control it turns out of all the brainy authorities children are fair game on our website we tell you how young people are getting on the wrong side of the regime. also online over the pond smugly been receiving frequent alarming updates from japan's crippled fukushima nuclear power plant and now mother nature could be about to make matters even worse the details that our team. right seem to. search for you and i think the trip. on our reporters were very. inspiring. to be a mum. and now the
international news this hour in greece the teachers and school guards have launched a five day strike action able state spending cuts some of the demonstrators were targeted with tear gas as they try to approach a government building on going public sector layoffs aimed at meeting a bailout conditions imposed by foreign creditors the rallies come ahead of an inspection later this month what fishel from the european commission and the international monetary fund. military forces in the southern philippines are freed more than seventy oxygen stopped on launching a helicopter attack on muslim rebels insurgents have occupied large parts of zamboanga city for more than a week of forcing thousands of people to see their homes around one hundred rebels were killed or arrested during day will clashes a school's nor are still believed to be holed up the rebels have vowed to create a breakaway state in the region. a group of lawyers and former
army officers in egypt has launched a petition urging the military chief to run for president the goal is to collect thirty million signatures to convince general abdel fatah el-sisi to give in to what the organizers describe as overwhelming popular support it's two months after the else had egypt's first elected president mohamed morsi mess of protests against a group of them swept through egypt almost a thousand people died in the bloody crackdown on dissent. civil rights groups have been raising the alarm in the u.s. where over the weekend police officers opened fire on unarmed civilians in two different states archies every martin takes the issue on breaking the set to air and right here at eleven thirty g.m.t. . over the weekend america's grossly over militarized police force once again showed its true colors first and charlotte north carolina where police killed twenty four year old football player jonathan feral who was seeking help after
miraculously surviving a car crash a homeowner called nine one one and told dispatchers that a man was repeatedly knocking on her door. when they are right. but them but something tells me that by charge they meant stumbling injured so naturally want to cops fired a stun gun and when that failed to stop another police officer opened fire and killed ten not to be outdone in the police brutality department on the same day in new york city the n.y.p.d. opened fire in times square sort of man pretending to point a gun at officers that hitting the crazed man who was later found to be unarmed police struck two female bystanders can serve more like shoot first ask questions later. on its way world the pond with the son a boy contacts in just a couple of minutes here on our team.
we talked before about people getting in trouble throughout the usa just for gardening in fact according to the christian science monitor a couple of florida has been fined five hundred dollars a day until they dig up their vegetable garden which is on their own property immediately people who write these articles draw comparisons to communist russia where people weren't allowed to grow their own food unless the state allowed it yes the revolutionary period in russia forced agriculture to change rapidly and often against the will of many of those involved and this did lead to starvation revolution isn't fun but what about after that while stalin and khrushchev gave out a lot of documents which are private summer houses where people guard and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell to see all these pictures behind me these are people the soviet union selling food they produced privately and legally but there were some moments in
soviet history when there were some taxes placed on the sale of your personal goods from your personal labor which according to russian website history of taxes was around ten percent when. do you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter this half truth about shooting soviet gardiner's burns like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the us government for ever reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same as communism but is actually technically worse than communism for the majority of its lifespan where you could guard it up as you like excluding the brutal revolutionary period but that's just my opinion. on their way to antarctica the crew of the i can to make sure the face many challenges. here you have to look out for yourself crashing on to rocks trapped in pack ice in extreme conditions anything can happen antarctica always comes up with
surprises you have to keep your eyes open because there's always something going wrong the ship carries huge reserves of water food fuel as well as helicopters and people able to survive extreme conditions they're ready for anything even an apocalypse she's really an incredible ship calling all antarctica stations this is academic a field of radio check please respond to. told you my language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports and not put in the know i'll leave that to the state department to comment on your latter point them to say it's ok because on the docket no. thank you no more weasel words. when you need a direct question be prepared for a change when you punch be ready for
a long welcome to worlds apart do you think human rights council has just been presented with a new report detailing widespread war crimes and crimes against humanity in syria a while many of the listed atrocities seem to be deliberate in nature the report also stated that the most civilian deaths resulted from indiscriminate shelling by both sides isn't the war itself the biggest crime perpetrated against the syrian people and it's saw. shoulder the blame want to discuss it on knowledge joined by one to born a member of the un independent commission that led this inquiry i really appreciate your time sir now if i'm not mistaken this is the tons of reported that your commission issued on syria and reading them is becoming increasingly more difficult .