tv Headline News RT September 17, 2013 5:00am-5:30am EDT
russia warns western powers against jumping to conclusions over a u.n. report on last month's chemical attack in syria which fathered seven gaz was indeed use 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 deep security concerns. also edward snowden walks the streets of a russian city unnoticed or to get the exclusive inside into the secretive life of the n.s.a. whistleblower well months after the groundbreaking revelations on american surveillance forced him to feed his family.
a very warm welcome to you if you've just joined us here on our team we're live from moscow you with me to bomb would say let's take a look at our top story this hour. russia has stress at the u.n. probe concluding nerve gas was used in syria last month does not rule out rebel involvement in the atrocity but the u.s. britain and france are have been quick to claim the report is enough to implicate the assad government the white house and says the rockets used in the attack could only have belonged to loyalist forces however the u.n. finding state that the seven to the warheads may have been improvised and the report did not pinpoint this life from where they were launched at residential areas of damascus more than a broadway or 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 their board does not answer the key question of who launched the attack russian ambassador to the united nations batali perkins says that allegations that the syrian opposition used chemical weapons should not be frogged off i think some colleagues jumped to their conclusions when they were saying that this such the report definitively proves that it was the government forces who used the chemical 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 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 that you know you have this scenario of the use of chemical weapons on august twenty one by the government forces they are fighting with opposition armed groups and they've they've been for a number of rockets with chemical well weapons. drying to get through those armed opposition groups and there are no casualties in the in the armed opposition groups is it even said it equally possible to fire five or six rockets against europe born . have all of them missed the targets you want to specter's help included 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 it 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 marina are to. a prominent group of former u.s. security officials had to warn to the white house about intelligence reports from
the war zone indicating that radical rebel factions are in possession of chemical weapons one of them pentagon veteran michael maloof gave the 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 is in moscow for talks ahead of the syria resolution debate at the u.n. security council france of britain and the u.s. pushing for a strong drive to enforce the chemical disarmament deal brokered by moscow and washington and then as an envoy to syria left to buy him a help mediate that agreements and slow to r.t. about their avocations. and. i have repeated from the very beginning that the roles of russia and the us 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 but i believe it has now become clear just how constructive an affective the role of these two countries can be there is no military solution for the syrian crisis we must find a political solution. say with r g for the latest on syria and you can also get more details and analysis on our website at r.t. dot com. a mess shooting at one of the most heavily guarded military facilities in the u.s. capital has left thirteen people dead including the gunman police though saying the attacker use a valid polish to x.'s washington navy yard but the possibility of a terrorist attack has not been ruled out 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 describe the scene shots start inside 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 documented 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 and just didn't. know it was a good home an area here is it where we could be took care of is for is like
contacting spouses family members would. be they were very very professional about that they made sure that we were comforted that 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 on the seven vironment but again not on come on you know i said in this area because we had a military zone but for that 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 and. washington's circus or. president obama has lamented yet another mass shooting calling it a coldly act the country's seen numerous recent gun attacks by the late his rampage
is the deadliest at a military facility in four years let's take a look back at those years now in november two thousand and nine an army psychiatrist killed thirteen people and injured thirty two more in a rampage at fort hood texas two years later twelve people lost their lives in a mass shooting at a movie theater in the aurora colorado region and less than six months after that adam lanza shot his mother did before entering sandy hook elementary school and killing twenty six most of whom with children now in march of this year yet another shooting spree at a military base left three people dead including the attacker who opened fire on furlough service personnel a few months later an unemployed twenty three year old killed five people including his own father in santa monica a political analyst gordon duff says that such incidents highlights 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 the 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 twelve years of being followed catalog wiretapped apparently all our mail being read. people are tired of that. 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. still to come in the program a voice of dissent and say in the long haul germany a little skeptic seen as an outsider in the upcoming parliamentary election could make a crucial impact more on that in just
a few minutes. learn how the fugitive whistleblower edward snowden is adapting to his new life in russia obtaining a temporary refuge from american prosecution we'll have more after this. wealthy british. time to. market. find out what's really happening to the global economy max cons are a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds a report. dramas
the chance to be ignored. stories others refused to notice. faces changed lights never. so picture. from around the globe. 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 and the thing can happen and article 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 but this is academic a field that of radio check please respond. welcome back you're still watching our chief international news it's been a month since edward snowden received temporary asylum in russia but say for little is known about his circumstances and he hasn't yet been spotted by the media archies both extensively to the lawyer assisting the n.s.a. whistleblower or any i discuss the details of the interview with artie's in a friend's. so where is the 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. it is impossible at the moment to reveal where he's living we'll talk openly about it we believe the danger remains quite high what sort of danger do you mean we. should go that well which is what you have to understand is that he's being persecuted by a major power of the us government and we fear that they could be some very serious consequences. for kim even within the russian territory i mean they can chase and catch him usually or 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 abroad and transferred to u.s. attorney. this he goes. of course he does he walks he can travel he enjoys travelling and he's interested in our history has he been recognised in the
streets were while he was travelling you know he hasn't been recognised not so far ok so he hasn't been recognised 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 gotta 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 the offer assistance because they understand that this. needs to settle here also gets calls from business executives from different companies who want to give him a job 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 he has war you can watch the full exclusive interview with the knot and the cruise ship at another lawyer system whistleblower edward snowden next week here on r.t. .
germany will be electing a new parliament to this weekend and it's promising to be a close race with no party heading for an dried majority coalition told likely and the alcide affections and may have a decisive influence on what the booted stuff looks like come next week out of attended a rally of one of the parties that is now on expectedly 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 suggests 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 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 currency and that we have a number of other issues like for instance our energy policy or like the ability of our social security system to night editions of operation and you to ration your anytime you show up if you change everything so he's not going to be just going to you will the next four years as much as this is being a good campaign for alternative for germany it has been a horrific thought for anglo merkel's current's 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 or 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
around but we will never work with angela merkel if she is not willing to soften her stand on the euro as it is right now it would be a real upset if angle a 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 do governments draw the line when it comes to keeping the dissidents under control night turns out for the bahamian bodies' 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 past month we've 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 at our tea dot com.
right to see. her story. and i think the true. on our reporters were very. instrumental. in the. and other international news of this hour in greece teachers and school guards have launched a five day strike action day stage spending cuts some of the demonstrators were targeted with tear gas as they try to approach a government building and going public sector layoffs i am dead meeting bailout conditions imposed by foreign creditors the rallies come ahead of an inspection later this month why officials from the european commission and the international monetary fund the. military forces in the southern philippines have freedom more than seventy hostage and so after launching
a helicopter attack on muslim rebels insurgents have all people had large parts of us somewhat on the city for more than a week forcing thousands of people to feed their homes around one hundred rebels were killed all wrestler cheering daily clashes but scores more 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 have sparked controversy egypt by launching a petition urging the military chief to run for president the goal is to collect thirty million signatures to convince a general abdel fattah el-sisi to give in to what the organizers describe as overwhelming popular support it's two months after the acid egypt's of elected president mohamed morsi massive protests against the crew then swept through egypt almost a falzon people died in the bloody crackdown on dissent. the costa concordia cruise liner has sounded its horn in celebration after being pulled
up right twenty months on from a terje that claimed thirty two lives they tally and ship which ran around after striking a reef will now be towed away and scream you are now seeing the time lapse which is of the lifting operation the biggest ever for passenger vessel after nineteen hours of stream u.s. efforts by engineers first star board side it was hurled out of the water off the coast of tuscany no environmental spill from the wreck has been detected so far two hundred in one thousand meter vessel is longer than the titanic with more than double the time which. so rights groups have been raising be a long way in the us with a with the weekend police offices open fire on an arm to civilians in two different states cheese every mullets and takes the is c. on in breaking the said airing 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 in charlotte north carolina where police killed twenty four year old football player jonathan ferrell 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 police when they arrived at the scene of feral turgid at them but something tells me that by charge they meant stumbling injured so naturally want to cops fired a stun gun when that failed to stop them another police officer opened fire and killed him but 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 toward a man pretending to point a gun at officers sort of hitting the crazed man who was later found to be unarmed police struck two female bystanders protect and serve more like shoot first ask questions later.
talking money matters the next and stacy here in just a few minutes time with the kaiser report it's goodbye for me for now c c . we've talked before about people getting in trouble throughout the usa just for gardening in fact according to the christian science monitor a couple in 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 dodges which are private summer houses where people go hard and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell do you see all these pictures behind me these are people in 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 whether you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter this half truth about shooting soviet gardeners burns like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the us government for every reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same
as communism but it's 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. eat. eat eat. eat eat eat eat eat. biomass kaiser welcome to the kaiser report of the second to begin with greg palast come about larry summers the most evil financial terrorist in the world but first let's catch up on world war money nation over yes max there's been a an official denial that the u.s. engages in economic espionage a statement by the director of national intelligence james r. clapper on allegations of economic espionage it is not a secret he said max that the intelligence community collects information about
economic and financial matters and terrorist financing this is because all this n.s.a. information has been released that they're collecting information not only on american citizens and foreign citizens but also on corporations and banks and financing centers all around the world he says we collect this information for many important reasons for one it could provide the united states and our allies early warning of international financial crises which could negatively impact the global economy and also could provide insight into other countries economic policy or behavior which could affect global markets right economic. infrastructure surrounding the government wall street to conduct economic espionage in the wake of nine eleven it gets back to how do you define terrorism in america the definition of terrorism is if you kill a bank or anybody else gets killed it's a crime but if you kill a banker that's terrorism trust me it's not eleven came and it was just citizens and no bankers.