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dropping bombs brings you to the trigger or forcing you to fight the battle. for the so you can never gossip and probably. tell you. that by. all we all. one. human rights watch says the iraqi military is holding at least one hundred seventy families in a defacto detention camp over their alleged links to islamic state fighting. ahead of a meeting between the u.s. and french presidents made the first day we look at what needs to be said in their relations. and america's hoping to sell its new f. thirty five fighter jets to germany despite increasing concerns over their combat
readiness and colossal costs. you're watching r.t. international live from our moscow studio with me welcome to the program. a standoff between human rights groups on the u.s. military over the liberation of the iraqi city of mosul is heating up that's after amnesty international accused the us led forces of being partially responsible for mass civilian casualties during the battle to retake the city from islamic state a senior u.s. military commander slammed the allegations. the iraqi security forces have put the safety of civilians is the absolute centerpiece of the liberation of the city in providing support to the iraqi security forces we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that when we strike we only kill the enemy and three of my children were
killed in fighting between iraqi forces and nice il i was six years old when my youngest girl was five this year my older daughter also died she was seventeen she was killed by an air strike by using explosive weapons with wide area facts disproportionate airstrikes in down to the populated areas the u.s. led coalition and iraqi forces failed to adapt their tactics to the reality on the ground during the anti-social operation in mosul u.s. led forces hit the city with unguided artillery mortars and improvised bombs these weapons are highly imprecise and according to human rights watch their use in heavily populated areas can be unlawfully indiscriminate the coalition also deployed white phosphorus which is not designed to be used against human targets former counterterrorism intelligence officer charles schumer says the use of white phosphorous in a tightly packed city like lowe's or is illegal. if these weapons such as white phosphorus or. tools such as white phosphorus are used as weapons in civilian areas
it is likely to constitute a war crime in any case because you are using a weapon that is an incendiary against civilians or in a way that is reckless as to whether civilians are endangered and therefore it will be court considered like this because it is a disproportionate use of that tall as a weapon the obligation legally is to use weapons in a proportionate manner to minimize the risk as fast as possible to civilians but what we see again and again isn't just the use of heavy weapons such as a five hundred thousand pound two hundred fifty five hundred kilo weight bombs and so on being used heavy weapons from across largely indiscriminate unguarded weapons such as rocket launchers such as artillery and mortars these can be quite accurate but many of them on not we saw a precision weapons being used by the americans a couple of months ago that the target was to kill to isis snipers and yet one
hundred four civilians were admitted body americans to have been killed in that attack even using precise weapons. human rights watch has released a new report accusing iraqi security forces of collectively collectively punishing civilians the engineer says at least one hundred seventy families with alleged links to ice over being held against their will in a different detention camp these people were apparently rounded up from across iraq at least ten women and children are thought to have died i thought on their way to camp or after arriving however the iraqi military came to the facility is and we have been a taishan center and that civilians will be screened and released if it's found they have no connection to terrorists earlier my colleague will receive talked to senior researcher for human rights watch. i had the opportunity to visit this town only two days ago and i can tell you it's incredibly bleed also you know
humanitarian services and you know hundreds of families of women and kids who have no understanding of how long they're going to be there and by their essentially being held prisoner there's a comply with international law. absolutely not for one thing people displaced have the right to free movement big get to decide where they go all forms of forced displacement are indeed a war crime and i have whole idea of collective punishment punishing a woman for being the wife of a fighter punishing children for being the children of a fighter that is an absolute violation of international law which does not allow you to punish people for something be good not do the entire occupy iraq operation would not be happening without the support of the u.s. led coalition and pollution forces have a significant level of obligation to make sure that this operation is conducted in line with international law and when we are facing such a grave violation of international law absolutely coalition partners have an
obligation to be weighing in and to be saying to the iraqis this is unacceptable and we need to see swift action to unravel these developments. the u.s. military has warned the iraqi government about the possible reemergence of an upgraded version all the islamic state following the terror group's defeat in mosul all teens can have more pain has more to tell. making sure that i still doesn't set up shop again might be just as hard as getting rid of it in the first place amal everyone is celebrating the liberation of mosul a top u.s. commander in iraq says to be aware of isis two point zero if we keep isis two point one from emerging the iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different so what exactly should the iraqi government do. differently any advice i think the primary condition that caused the rise of isis was the fact that a significant portion of the iraqi population this case the sunni's disaffected the
iraqis have to make sure after isis is defeated that all iraqis view the government in baghdad is their government so sectarian violence is the main destabilizing factor now didn't everything start to go wrong a few years back after a certain little military intervention you know iraq invasion one point zero the consequence was that if we were trying to rehabilitate the country for those elements we're trying to rid spicing terry of violence and that is what we did not foresee so after reducing a formerly stable country to over a decade and a half of chaos the usa now warns baghdad that it better start building bridges and enforcing reconciliation the usa for its part intends to stay the iraqi government has expressed an interest in having the u.s. forces and coalition forces remain after the defeat of isis our government is equally interested in that as are several coalition governments have expressed an
interest in joining in that effort so all of this help with sectarian violence the violence in iraq and syria has only made the long standing feud between the sunni and the shia worse on top of that you have the kurds and their upcoming independence referendum a lot of this sounds like shutting the barn door after the horse has already bolted it's almost like a case of national amnesia we forget what happened in two thousand and three when president bush said mission accomplished we've done everything we need to do a great victory the reality is that just created the problems that we're still fighting today so the idea that we're going to do the same thing which is to defeat so-called enemy there and then remain indefinitely and somehow the result will be different i think is is an absolute. and to see so we won't necessarily turn iraq into switzerland if we leave but it's inevitable but that somehow the iraqis will have to solve their own problems in one way or the other so stay or go it looks
like either way the united states will have to make the best of a bad choice mop and artsy new york. the pentagon has briefed the german military on its new at thirty five find to jet than is considering potential replacements for its aging tornado auntie's jacqueline examines whether the f. thirty five would make a good substitute the f. thirty five was meant to be the ultimate aircraft the swiss army knife fighter jets ready and equipped for everything the project has been years in the making worked on by the brightest minds from all over the globe and has cost billions and billions of dollars.
looks awesome right well the creation of this jack of all trades plane has been a bumpy road the project has seen numerous drafts due to various issues including having the blueprints stolen at one point and the budget has expanded over time as well nearly doubling the initial figure of thirty five program programs record of performance has been both a scandal and a tragedy that his experience issues with cost is going to become completely in affordable aircraft deliveries amount to no more than a mere trickle relative to the original promises of the program what's going to happen with that employee is going to die slow when i get to his and so what is so great about the f. thirty five it must be perfect for air combat well now according to a report released by the department of defense it displays objectionable or unacceptable flying qualities but surely it has top notch perception accuracy. i'm given no only if the target is clearly marked and undefended the department of
defense says the f. thirty five will be forced to fly much closer to the ground to engage targets and those will likely need to be only lightly defended ones at most well at least it must be great for a pilot to fly on again. i . last try has it been a good value well now it's been dubbed the most expensive plane anywhere ever i think you know the answer i know its production costs could yet again another seven percent hitting four hundred six point five billion dollars just for a bit of perspective belgium's entire g.d.p. in two thousand and fifteen was four hundred and fifty four billion dollars so with all of that in mind you think the project might have been reconsidered already i think the united states government is to fall too far along with what the f.
thirty five just to abandon it at this point you have other governments now that have committed in there whether nato and nato that committed to the thirty it's now become a project that's too big to fail but surely when so much money has been thrown at it there must be something to be proud of so what is it good it's not good at anything what it was a turkey can fly at least a little bit about something jacqueline bogart t. washington d.c. the u.s. president is in paris for a two day visit and the disagreements with his french counterpart. in minute on my call not to hold a meeting later today and attend a bus deal day parade on friday. go to france to love friends you know love it anymore they're not going to he said i wouldn't go to france france is no longer france france is no longer france or the all of our.
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this call between the presidents might be eased on thursday evening with a spot of wining and dining is poised to take up the eiffel tower for a rare blue lobster dinner. meanwhile some a saying the upcoming meeting is a battle between two superheroes so we hit the streets of paris to find out what people think about the two men suppose that secret pilots captain planet. he's welcome to the friends got to know super villains. don't need to. be super michael run. the disease. so it is a. true of flowers and good sophie maybe peta many pets their money is only their way on the. plate i just tell you.
when she mentioned down pushing down being relieved good. to know. in the book. that she kept. making comments like that even the book that it's ok michael ok just like you know it being ok my posts. while anticipating trumps public compare is the media and internet have been turning their attention to his motorcade some question whether his cadillac is environmentally friendly and conforms to local air pollution standards others of what part of the motorcade took a wrong turn and drove into oncoming traffic. monies after the short break.
all of the bonds that were available to trade in the public market actually taken private they've been purchased by the central bank and they've also purchased many stocks they purchased the central bank of switzerland is a huge buyer of stocks the central banks are taking all the publicly traded securities bonds or stocks all. the market. has a way to. bail out all these corporations that are buying back their own stock them selves using that money thanks to the. low interest rates of banks like bank of japan. there's a growing backlash against social media imagine if the smarts the most independents the most interesting people particularly young people are actually giving up social
media and i think over the next few years we're going to see is the only loses that be left on social media. welcome back to the program and the mission to stop human trafficking in the mediterranean and decrease deaths at sea has failed according to a new report a house of lords committee in the u.k. has concluded the operation launched in twenty fifteen failed to achieve its objective and should not be scrapped it also found that irregular migration has increased as have the number of deaths during a time to crossings while smugglers have adopted them methods we talked to one of those behind the report. who is the chair of the e.u. external affairs subcommittee in the u.k. house of lords. i think the committee's mandate was to look at whether operations if we had worked we've come to the conclusion of is that you know we need to carry
on saving lives but do we need to use the vessels that we're currently using they're expensive have they deterred the smugglers know maybe there are more appropriate vessels that can be used and coordinate better coordinated response the migrant crisis has not decreased but what's happened of course is that was with intervened through operation severe with very sophisticated naval vessels these smugglers have decided to transfer their people the trafficked people into less safe vessels and so they're taking them in these dignities and then take them thirty kilometers away from libyan shores and then just leave them there and of course that's extremely dangerous. the report also states smuggling networks can only be effectively for what if the situation in libya is stabilized but
considering three rival governments are currently competing for power there that's all but impossible we need to look at the problem at source we need to look at the start of the pipeline rather than by the time the people have come to libya and are then getting into these and see where the vessels and trying to cross the mediterranean this is a problem for all of europe it is dealt with with a coalition of partners all working together but we also have to be able to work with the libyan government and at this moment in time we don't have a libyan government that we can constructively work with. at least eighteen people have been injured including a six year old child when a fire tore through a shopping center in moscow but things could have been far worse had it not been for the bravery of some of the people at the sing we spoke to a security guard. while i was going through the smoke i found a woman near the bakery she was lying unconscious i picked her up and carried her
to the exit or to grow outside a layer on a bench then i poured some water over next to a clean my mask went back in i took my torch and turned it on i heard some other people screaming inside i got on my knees there was less smoke billowed and started moving i was trying to find more people assume i am crawling i took his hands and we went towards the exits other security men were also using flashlights to help us because the smoke was black we could hardly see our main aim was to help people the fire broke out at the rio shopping center in the northeast of moscow fourteen of the eighteen people injured needed hospital treatment fire managed to spread to more than a thousand square meters before it was brought under control. the u.s. tested its fired missile defense system on choose day by shooting down s. . simulated target over the pacific washington says it's the first ever time an intermediate range ballistic missile has been successfully hit the type similar to
those apparently being developed by north korea parts of the american anti missile system have already been installed in south korea meanwhile pyongyang threatened to turn the u.s. into quote a pile of ash if washington tries to use military force to stop its nuclear program although the u.s. drill was planned months ago it's being seen as a response to north korea's latest missile test earlier this month. after that test president trying to express his dissatisfaction with china for not putting more pressure on north korea. looks at how washington is trying to lean on regional powers. even before the eleven missile tests north korea conducted this year the u.s. has long demanded beijing to do more to curb pyongyang's nuclear program this rhetoric even got a term of its own the china responsibility theory which angered beijing if you don't don't change usually don't join or is neither
a focal points of contradictions over the issue no real driving force behind the current escalation of tensions on the peninsula if china is striving to put out the foil while the other is a fuelling the flame how can china's if it's achieve expected outcomes how can the tension be eased to be fair china is only major diplomatic ally and key economic partner so makes sense for the u.s. and others to urge beijing to use its leverage on north korea china and other regional partners should also step up their efforts to help shove the security situation we need to work together to deal with some of the pressing difficult issues such as the threat from north korea but is it fair to expect beijing to ease tensions on the peninsula while washington fans the crisis by flexing its military muscles in the region every chance it gets.
on top of that we are talking about trump and kim john two politicians who have little to agree on except maybe their desire for attention we are going to beat these aliens because we've got the best military you want to see oh well. you know i would. just pay everything to touch it. china understands what the p.r. government actually thinks that came junk in government thinks they believe that nuclear weapons are absolutely essential for their own security the u.s. government carries out war exercises simulating the destruction of north korea twice a year they just did. a nuclear bomb dropping thrilled the chinese never had the ability to tell north korea what to do donald trump either did not understand this another words of failure on his part to actually understand the relationship or he was just trying to do arm twisting against china but we could see now from china statement that they have run out of patience that they consider it to be an
abrogation of the us responsibility to find a way to come to a solution in the korean crisis bear in mind that north korea also said it's willing to return to the negotiating table if the u.s. is willing to meet the hermit state halfway namely to stop large scale joint military exercises with south korea and this is how the u.s. responded i know that has to be denuclearization the secretary said he's not going to negotiate his way back to the negotiating table point is the bill so instead of the china responsibility theory perhaps washington should stop provoking north korea and take heed of the chinese proverb don't fan the flames that support the fire. the pan of a paper scandal which exposed the shady offshore accounts of the balls movers and shakers caused a big headache for the pakistani prime minister but following a court case he was cleared of any wrongdoing and april however he's back in the dark following a new twist involving his daughter's apparent lack of computer skills.
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their world order falling apart putting aside media hype and lowered expectations what did this summit actually achieve well to discuss that i'm now joined by harold james professor of history and international affairs at princeton university professor james thank you very much for your time it's good to have you on the show it's a pleasure to be with you while professor james on the eve of the summit you rode that. meeting could become the group's meeting africa but putting aside the clashes between police and protesters it seemed fairly amicable lots of smiles and handshakes if any among the people who are known to dislike one another were they just putting up a front or was it a genuinely successful meeting given the low expectations and the state of global affairs today it's always been good the people control. they did talk to each other . important bilateral meetings but i think the senses the. twenty process.
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