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he would have better a lot better and i think they are encouraging when i buy my baby says my book was published in the year two thousand more than the whole for a million americans have been killed by the fall of the us how to saute me as we did this is a middle school we go through drills and we put ourselves some real scenarios it was interesting to see who actually got hit. to the subject to track down each gun owner who i'd met and photographed those years ago i don't know that but we are not. among those who wouldn't remember who you were when you don't. see the teacher. what are you most through. to. make. love to know
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he. said. claiming to know servant is that. alex you speak french. was all. he. wanted a new. phone was busy at the bell this. siren fury may be the apt title of a gossipy tell all about the trumpet ministration and it's certainly an accurate moniker for the kind of senselessly bare knuckle tactics the president prefers when it comes to. deporting illegal immigrants or facing off against perceived enemies
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of america like the mainstream media north korea's little rocket man or the islamic republic of iran but what many tend to forget is that fire and fury could also very well describe america's foreign policy when it comes to washington's designated list of problem country for many many decades and administrations prior to the orange in chief and no nation on earth has experienced the full nonsensical brunt of america's diplomatic approach from the people of iran to explore how a long history of fire and fury impacts today's complex world we welcome dan koblick a human rights attorney professor at university of pittsburgh school of law and author of the plot to attack iran welcome. thank you for having me always a pleasure having you on and then i want to start and i said i feel like the title of your book and this letter i feel like this has been coming for a long time i mean the u.s. stance on iran is. basically pretty awful and become
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a trademark of going to donald trump's republican party but how does that actually compare to the u.s. for a new relationship historically is the kind of aggression interference you know really all that new when you look at the u.s. relationship with iran. well no and in fact that's one thing i try to emphasize in my book. if you go back to nine hundred fifty three in the iranians remember this very well the cia's very first. date i was in iran the cia overthrew the democratically elected prime minister of iran mahmoud moses deck and installed installed the shah of iran a king we then helped i should say the cia helped the shah set up his security services called the sock train the sava could not see type torture techniques
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and helped the shah rule iran until the islamic revolution in one nine hundred seventy nine. very repressive tactics again this is something very much in the memories of the iranian people and something that i think americans need to consider when we think about iran and how the iranian government and the iranian people perceive our government. one of the things that that sort of has come up now is that washington the mainstream media really quick to pave the way of recent protests in iran as you know a budding popular revolution against the government. well here it is now you recently been to iran and have seen the situation on the ground for yourself and i want to ask you is the political structure of there really as close to chaos and failure as the establishment's and the mainstream media is leading us to believe. no i believe not i mean my perception of iran. when i was there is first of all
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that it's a very modern country in some ways it's very western a lot of people speak english most of the signs are in english and farsi certainly they're struggling but they're largely struggling because of western sanctions against a country which. it cost their economy over one hundred sixty billion dollars and so yes there are economic problems again largely imposed specifically by the united states there are issues of political freedom of course they are the people who are concerned about but i think you know iran is in the process and has been in the process of democratizing of liberalizing and i think they need to be allowed to find their own path through development and through democracy again keeping in mind that we interrupted their democratic process in one thousand nine hundred fifty three and the u.s.
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has spent a lot of money trying to gin up opposition and violent opposition to the government there and that has to be kept in mind also and when looking at these protests most definitely you know it's interesting the political struggles for new years has been you know pushing hard in recent years the tyros government the world's predominant sheo power to various sunni muslim terrorist networks which is like al qaeda and isis a relationship that would seem pretty unnatural to say the least is there any truth to this axis of power concept or is it an attempt to harden public opinion against the run and really you know go and part and parcel to this plot that you talk about as the title of your book. where you raise a great point i mean the truth is that iran is and has been a mortal enemy of terrorist groups like al-qaeda isis people might not remember this but. right after nine eleven iran helped the united states in its operations in afghanistan against the taliban and against al qaida
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and george bush even recognize this. i mean he had knowledge that they were very critical or offer a should because again they're natural enemies. of these. extremist sunni. terrorist groups like al qaida now he says but then george bush thanked them by declaring them as part of this axis of evil even though at the time iran thought they were going to get a better diplomatic deal after helping us. after nine eleven and by by the way the supreme leader of iran right after nine eleven condemned the nine eleven attacks in many ways iran is a natural friend of the united states in the war against terror and yet we have shunned them time and again and instead opted to be friends with countries like saudi arabia which in fact support al qaida and isis and that in the lead through syria to my second question is that you know over the last two decades since nine eleven we have the publicly available intelligence absolutely reveals
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many more ties between anti-u.s. terrorist groups you anti-u.s. terrorist groups and saudi arabia not iran yet one of the one is considered to be among america's top out america's top allies the other is treated like a mortal enemy and in that same way it's it feels a lot like when it was saddam made nine eleven happen and somehow now we're still playing that same game is iran made all that happen it was a run with no evidence and no real answer to that why why do we seem so bifurcated on this saudi arabia grave or ran horrible despite. you know well again is it and i. will mention in my book the plot to attack iran iran is the big prize and has been the big prize for the new economy stablished the u.s. for a number of decades. the truth is it's one of the last stable countries in the
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middle east standing because frankly the us has yet to invade there. that i believe in it's quite frightening to me that there are powerful members of the us establishment who want to entirely remake the middle east. a iran is in their way of course iran has oriel which has always been of interest to the united states and what is sad is the us has shown a willingness itself to aid and abet terrorist groups like isis in order to weaken iran. to accomplish this goal of remaking the middle east which frankly is done nothing but unleashed chaos upon that region and i think that's why americans need to really rethink what their government and their military are doing in the middle east and i would hate to see iran go that way of iraq to see the beautiful antiquities of iran destroyed as they were in iraq or afghanistan or syria.
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i think people need to step back. and call on their government to to refrain from such a conflict against their country i couldn't agree with you more you know even after the disasters from see them fold in iraq libya and syria after us attempts to bring about regime change you know people still seem to be taking to this idea of invading iraq i think almost too lightly do you think it all out war with iran is in the cards i mean obviously wrote the book the plot to graft iran but do you think that the plot will come to food fruition is that something that we're going to see the next few years. i think it's a potential it is a potential believe me i hope it does not happen and that's why i wrote this book because i don't want it to happen but yes i think it's a potential as you point out it would be disastrous. iran is a huge country it's about the size of alaska and it has about eighty million people
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it has a very strong military attacking iran would be much much more difficult than the war against iraq or the war against the taliban in afghanistan which of course we're still fighting to this day years later right. but i fear there are people. in power in this country who may be willing to take that risk and frankly may be willing to use tactical nuclear weapons to pull something like that off and that that's. my big fear and i think americans need to be aware of that possibility and need to organize against it when one when they talk about iran on t.v. politicians or b.t.o. what is the best piece of advice you can give a viewer to cut through the b.s. as a word to kind of you know one of the key words they should watch out for when listening to someone talk about iran who is pushing this agenda we've got short time left.
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well again i think they need to look past the word terrorist and again realize that iran is not the country supporting terrorist groups that are somehow threatening the united states they need to look at our history with iran they need to look take stock in the fact that we were the ones that destroyed their incipient democracy in the fifty's and there were not the ones who are going to help move them further towards democracy now that they're going to have to do that themselves iran has on a couple of occasions occasions are for the us a grand bargain to settle the us has concerns in the middle east while giving iran the security that it wants and that frankly it's entitle to and i think we need to take them up on that i couldn't agree more damn koblick thank you so much for coming on the been talking about your new book coming out the plot to attack iran thank you so much. thank you. imagine what would happen if
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all across europe municipalities are taking their water supply back from private companies to move in with disappeared out of the holes with some people saw alone events like on the niggas full elsewhere though they invite private companies to take over their utilities anybody tell us drop off. you guys you've got to be well on the program because. i've been this is a member of us that got them out of your corporate overall roberson or your valuable billet bill brought up locals are ready to stand up for the basic human right of access to water it's about water but it's also over much more than war it's about the hurt and the redistribution of our ways to purchase their debt down wars we want all. about your sudden passing i've only just learnt you worry yourself in taking your last bang turn. your at the top to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry
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for me i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each breath. but then my feeling started to change you talked about war like it was again still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our ark and i secretly promised to never be like it said one does not leave a funeral in the same as one enters in mind it's consumed with death this one difference i speak to you now because there are no other takers. to claim that mainstream media has met its maker. and then maybe you are happy when you don't. see the teachers gallic to add to their corporate. not.
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it's ten o'clock here in moscow and you're watching r.t. international live from our studio here with me in india or two to welcome to the program a libyan man who lost his whole family during a nato bombardment in the country is planning to take his fight for justice to the european court for human rights the international alliance reportedly dropped two bombs on his house during a campaign back in twenty eleven. now we demanded need to explain why our house and other houses were shelled are they military targets i don't understand why nato targeted our house sadly my dear wife died as well as my cousins my innocent children our neighbors our friends were there with us it was a monstrous crime nato has the latest equipment and technology which allows them to accurately determine the target nato aircraft struck specifically at night when
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people were in their homes they intentionally hit civilian targets hospitals schools gas stations they destroyed all the infrastructure they were killing civilians and destroying civilian infrastructure apparently knowing there were no weapons there. you can see here on the map where the shelling took place by nato forces as kelly described thirteen people were killed in the attack including three children he admits his house may have been targeted because his father was a general who served under libya's former leader moammar gadhafi but college says it was just a family home with no weapons or threat the lawsuit was filed almost seven years ago but he faced an appellate struggle since to actually get his case into a court nato argues that it had no evidence suggesting civilians were in the house at the time of the bombing however colleague says his lawyers have now found a way to overcome the alliance's immunity in such incidents and he hopes his case will set
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a precedent for those who also lost their families. we gathered our families in different parts of libya we found a man whose wife daughter and son as well as his mother died during the shelling there were other families in other cities a lot of families we compiled a report from all identified victims after having documented in photograph the material was so that this case would become a historical precedent. whether it's in the u.s. city of baltimore skyrocketed in twenty seventeen with fifty six killings per one hundred thousand people a new record for the city that already has a reputation for being dangerous and crime with. few cities in body america never been to a more depressing leaving the city of baltimore baltimore struggled with a record high murder rate. murder other
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people. yes baltimore there is a robust foreign strategy. it all comes as baltimore has been rocked by the ongoing trials in one of america's biggest police corruption scandals the gun trace task force an elite group of plainclothes officers was supposed to be reducing violence and crime however it
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seems they've actually been adding to it six out of eight members of the group of pleaded guilty of charges of organized crime including extortion and drug dealing. has been covering the story. the baltimore police department is now involved in one of the biggest scandals in u.s. law enforcement history for months now the court system has been trying to investigate corruption within the city's police force eight officers are on trial over drug trafficking racketeering robbery and planting fake evidence like drugs and. we would create false reports to cover up the robberies we were involved in. it was like aware if life were got away with a lot of things if proven guilty the officers and maybe face twenty to one hundred years in prison and six of them have already pleaded guilty and are now acting as witnesses in hopes of softening the moving verdict and their lawyers claim the officer still feel to over what they've done mr jenkins is extremely remorseful he's been remorseful for
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a long time even before these charges were brought and he's relieved that today finally he was publicly able to accept responsibility for their clients sorry for what they did or should. be so is he regretful of what what happened i really don't really coming meanwhile officers cases continue to be dismissed with hundreds under review and most of them involve incidents of officer switching off their body cameras to plant drugs or guns and then reenact seizing the evidence they had already planted we're told to christopher irvin who founded a group that helps former convicts back into society he's concerned about innocent people being set up by the authorities with fake evidence gas going to jail for things that they didn't do so now you know when you look at the news and you see that these polices are corrupt these are the same guys that be locking people up you know sitting in the jail shake reports putting guns on drugs and it's so sad when you look at the police to be semi that you could trust in your city somebody
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that you can call but you can't even call him because you don't know if he will come for you call rob you will have a case maybe it's so sad because the commissioner in baltimore door nothing you know at night is so scary as to be outside because you don't know if you'll give rob you know you look for the police to do to protect you and it did not go on in. the beginning of the man and election campaign in the japanese city of not go has again highlighted the issue of american military presence in the country japan central government and authorities in a canal where u.s. troops are currently stationed. have been in battle over the possible relocation of the base to the northern city of largo and recent poll shows sixty three percent of voters oppose the relocation while only twenty percent support the move the incumbent mayor of the city says a vote for him would be a vote for defending japan's autonomy showing that he's elections are extremely important as they will have a great impact on the future of not go in okinawa our country's current
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administration is attacking us with attempts to sway the power of these elections are meant to defend japanese democracy and our ptolemy we're asking people from all over the country for their understanding okinawa is in a difficult situation right now but if many people support us we will continue what we're doing in one thousand nine hundred ninety six reviewed by japan and the us decided the american base should be relocated to the remote area of her narco the decision was made in order to reduce the military impact on the populated communities of southern aka novel but that has since been numerous crimes committed concerning the u.s. military presence that. activists
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in okinawa believe the japanese government has been turning a blind eye to the tense situation playing out in their region. now current mayor mr in a minit is a really strong body refusing it could have nation of the day but another candidate is bucked up by japanese central government so he agrees. then the new military base in his most people against the new media the best course of action is government opens government hungry ignoring voice against democracy and against division if the. accept
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a base they can get the money many citizens who know the truce the facts are really. worried durban's government sent who sent. ministers money and. fake news but we let loose we will win. people in afghanistan have been giving their accounts of the latest u.s. military operations in the country it comes as a new report says there's been a record number of air strikes since twenty twelve in afghanistan. islamic militants green here the government then dropped off a leaflet to war gnash so we fled arledge then the americans were martyred and destroyed these.


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