3 of the people. interested always in the waters it. appears in the next the u.s. charges 2 former twitter stuff with being saudi spies accusing them of gathering data on thousands of users critical of riyadh. whistleblowers become the new frontline in the political battle being waged in washington as a bill to protect their identities is a blow to the u.s. senate. tackling hate in hospitals the health trust in england trying to root out racism by threatening to withhold treatment the people who were abused on. a message to 0 tolerance towards it would lead to a level of self control the n.h.s. is there to treat people but should treat people. without question.
a very warm welcome to you watching r t international with me nicky aaron it's great to have you with us and our top story this hour the u.s. justice department has charged 2 former twit to employees with spying for saudi arabia prosecutors claim that pat an american citizen and a saudi national used that positions to collect sensitive information about users critical of the kingdom you know neal discussed the case with donald quarter. was 3 people being charged here 2 are former employees at twitter one being a u.s. citizen and the other a saudi citizen and their 3rd accomplice also a saudi citizen now the duo are being accused of using their positions at twitter to access the personal information of thousands of twitter users in the interests of the saudi government and against to be used against critics of the monarchy now
on wednesday the justice department filed a criminal complaint against all 3 involved the defendant did knowingly act in the united states as an agent of a foreign. governments acted within the united states on the direction and control of the kingdom of saudi arabia and foreign officials working on behalf of the kingdom of saudi arabia without prior notification as required by law they had access to proprietary and confidential twitter information including information about twitter users including the user provided e-mail addresses birthdates phone numbers and internet protocol addresses now the complaint also said that these 2 former employees didn't have jobs that required them to have access to people's private information now as for their payout they were given a designer watch that was priced at $20000.00 and another at least $300000.00 transferred into secret bank accounts that they had twitter security its users privet see clearly dealt
a blow here but to what extent well just recently the american involved he was arrested in seattle for tampering with 3 twitter accounts but the real damage was done back in 2015 when over 6000 twitter users had their information stolen by the saudi coconspirator who now is all the way back in saudi he's believed to be back in saudi arabia safe and sound i mean this is twitter we're talking about it's it's a major social media platform that's in countries all over the world and it's a serious concern when just 2 people who weren't even supposed to have the rights to people's private information can get so much of that when twitter says this is supposed to be confined to a small team of trained professionals we recognize the length but this will go into a on to my no service our company limits access to sensitive account information to a limited group of trains and that employee. twitter has agreed to cooperate with the investigation and we don't know how long saudi arabia may or may not have been
conducting espionage in the united states but what's significant about this case is that it's the 1st time prosecutors have ever accused saudi arabia of running agents with a. in the united states and another interesting thing about this is that back when these moves were made against the monarchy's critics the current king of saudi arabia was just coming to power after his father died so that's an interesting thing to know so far the saudi embassy has been silent on the issue but it certainly will be interesting to hear what they have to say if they decide to make a statement then harris quiney is the chairman of the conservative think tank the bow group he told us that the immense reach of social media platforms represents a theory as to society. the extent to which twitter and other similar social media platforms collects such a wide range of data for the palette these companies that deal with mass state somehow this is the power of god it exceeds the power of most governments they are
able to not saying only no intimate details about their uses laws but also predict their behaviors in often more efficient ways than the uses themselves can pick their behaviors and that obviously has a potential very destructive pm outcome in the future when these organizations operate with a political bias that they clearly don't i think that should be concern for all individuals that leave in free speech and free expression of democracy. riyadh's also be making headlines in another big story this thursday over a video allegedly showing a so-called secret weapons delivery in yemen all the details are now story on the possible implications a little later in the program statement about. u.s. democrats have failed to push through a bill to keep the identity of whistleblowers secret republican senator rand paul block the proposal accusing the democrats of spreading selective outrage outrage
the a memo too was designed to bolster the senate's position which is that was a blow with should be protected from retaliate and their contribution acknowledged it comes as the president's son has tweeted the alleged name of the whistleblower who triggered big trump impeachment inquiry for us here taylor reports on the fate of those who recently dead to speak out in america. for the democrats impeachment must now seem tantalizingly close all they need is the final piece of damning evidence to seal the deal and to senate minority leader chuck schumer he has come out arguing for the protection of whistleblowers only rather of one intelligence officer who is insider info could make or break the impeachment dream the calls to make public the whistleblowers identity are despicable whistleblowers should be protected period period that's quite the radical departure from his
previous comments on those exposing government abuses and each day that snowden is allowed to room 3 is another twist to the merits snowden is a one of the few picked up by the media he chose the path of raising his voice and going clone ball unlike the hundreds of others who chose the path of least resistance you see they quietly launched official complaints hoping for the system to reform but they were out of luck because as a damning report from an intelligence watchdog shows the cia and n.s.a. wouldn't 189 out of 190 cases of whistleblower complaints by had to send you the link but the report was shot down i wonder if mr hume appraised or even remembers all those whistleblowers who ruled against what the name for example rich barlow bring about now living in
a trailer in remote montana with his hunting dogs back in the late eighty's bhalo worked for the cia now he found himself in a patriotic di lemma when he uncovered what he said amounted to the u.s. helping pakistan become a nuclear power including by selling band technology and though he followed protocol he became the victim of a smear come. disgraced and discredited barely able to scrape together a living i was disgustingly patriotic and i thought the government is allowing pakistan to develop and spread nuclear weapons and i got destroyed for trying to stop it what about former u.s. marine affronts kayo he thought he'd found a way of reducing the number of u.s. troops dying in iraq as a result of improvised explosive devices all that was needed was a simple swap of patrol vehicles and given that r u d s were responsible for over 60 percent of all american losses in the country
between 20032008 surely the pentagon would have been interested the response was more of. an automated response he's not obeying our instructions he's he's gone off the reservation as we often say. and we've got to stop him from doing that and just as it took gail 7 years to restore his reputation it took just a few months to discredit peter van buren raising 24 years of loyal diplomatic service done during found himself on the wrong side of the table when he shed light on state department mismanagement i'm waste in iraq what happens when you're thrown out of the government and blacklisted is that you lose your security clearance and it's very difficult to find a grown up job in washington you have to step down a few levels to find a place where they don't care enough about your background to even look into why
you washed up there the list of nameless faceless and unrecognized whistleblowers goes on and who to blame them for choosing to do to free fall their complaints because if you follow and manning will snowden's footsteps sure you might end up with your name on a plaque card and become the face of the fight for transparency but you might also find yourself. bars and while you're sitting in prison think about how your brothers in arms only have a how to one and 190 chance of success whistleblowing protection should actually exist in all countries because it helps the country to have people tell the truth about corrupt officials united states pretends to have laws that protect whistleblowers but they often either don't work or they are deliberately sordid and certainly the government officials do not want anyone ever telling
about things they do illegally the governments are basically wanting to control saying and control public opinion they put john kiriakou in prison for telling that for instance is that the cia was torturing so they normally absolutely do not want to protect whistleblowers and they actually hate anyone who tells the truth about their illegal activities schumer about him alongside the washington elite needs to clarify his position on whistleblowers if you are a whistleblower you need to accept that harassment prison self-imposed exile we've just been consigned to the forgotten pages of history are all on the cards are less of course you happen to be that rab breed of whistle blower who finds himself in the right place at the right time with just the right exposé.
patients who abuse start at a hospital in western england could receive lengthy bongs from using the n.h.s. but of course the health trust has launched a red card to racism campaign which could see treatment refused when it's safe to do so. hard to avoid the question we are seeing in the war but we do need to use it to save god or stop i'm working for colleagues over the 6 of us mark or to be able to show this. the campaign aims to cut out a wide range of abuse that hospital staff face aside from racism the national health service will apply as 0 tolerance policy to sexism and offensive language and also inappropriate behavior malicious allegations and intentional damage to property patients found to be abusive when i encounter sports like disciplinary system awarding yellow card will be given on the 1st incidence of a 2nd time and patients get a red card meaning treatments will be withdrawn once a patient's condition is safe. well here's some of the reaction we got to the plan
from the national secretary for the english democratic party stephen lawrence and wayman bennett of the stand up to racism pressure. but mother was a nurse for for most of her life for the n.h.s. and nothing was done about the abuse that she see faced and there's no reason why she should have put up with the abuse of the nursing people in very serious conditions and i think that a message to tolerance towards it would lead to a level of self control and a choice is there to treat people should treat people. without question the issues of sexism racism is a massive can of worms because obviously the hospitals could be in breach of the only quality because obviously a female there who wants to be treated by a female will not be allowed to because it will be deemed a sexist or if you have certain religious views you won't be allowed because it be deemed racist or sexist in some form but if you are racist you will have
a problem with this because you think it's a normal discourse of normal wear behavior some framed in some ridiculous notion that you've got freedom to insult and abuse people on to lock them up is serious actually most of these people will find that one state behavior is deemed dunnit sceptical people realise they can no longer behave like that is not true that just clogging up the court system we say people should be prosecuted but you don't want to prosecute it because your actual words was it would only clog up the court system somebody who may have a feel philosophical or religious belief about being treated by women are being treated by a certain person then there are philosophical and religious beliefs have to be also respected and if the n.h.s. are not going to respect their views then they're going to fall foul of the courts the n.h.s. was built on immigrant a migrant labor from all over the world audiovisual she was going many people yes in him and my god oh here we go you have no idea it's a bill that is it on the please don't use that because it wasn't built just on that
this is ridiculous. if somebody says i don't want to be treated by some of these black or asian there's no reason to respect that at all then race isn't a philosophical view it's just plain wrong only those people who believe it should be tolerated actually resist any kind of basic principles. because all the way. prosecuted you're talking about people under normal circumstances these are not normal circumstances when people go into a in a. whimper in the us so an absolute wide range of circumstances just to say can you come down a bit the can ask you like the situation you want to use a little coward to tell people off i say let's go and prosecuted you didn't want to do that because you said it blocked up the court systems are not against prosecute them i think it's easier it's easier for health professionals to give people a warning about their behavior and challenge it without necessarily bringing in the police and the courts i think that people are a racist need to be challenge to and it has to be done in such
a way as they can simply understand that their behavior is unacceptable what you need to do is make sure you get them treated get them out reports and then get prosecuted if need be afterwards very simple if you issue in your card records in the hospitals that's going that's going to a people more. c.n.n. has published it leaked a video which it says shows american made weapons being delivered to the saudi led coalition in yemen and it comes this concern bill they have the united states his role in fueling the conflict which by some estimates has claimed 100000 lives. erica made weapons arriving in yemen and that is even to. make his last full an urgent briefing from secretary of state like demanding all and says on how the weapons go then it shows the port of aden which is under control of the saudi led coalition and u.s. made military vehicles being unloaded there now so far we have heard from the
pentagon which has not confirmed the accuracy of this video this is what we've heard we cannot comment on any potential ongoing investigations of claims of and to use violations now u.s. law does stipulate that weapons that are exported are required to have end use monitoring to make sure they're not being used for the violation of human rights or the killing of civilians however the kingdom of saudi arabia does maintain that it is not killing civilians in yemen that it is simply fighting a war against the who is the forces however there are many international bodies and observers that strongly disagree with that assessment and say that civilians are dying in yemen let's review some of what has taken place since the saudi led military campaign in yemen began.
now there is widespread disapproval of saudi arabia's activities in yemen in the united states and there have been multiple attempts by the u.s. congress to stop the sale of weapons to saudi arabia and 2019 there was the war powers resolution which was approved by the u.s. house and senate however it was vetoed by u.s. . resident donald trump and in july of 2009 teen there were a trio of congressional resolution aimed at banning the billions of dollars worth of weapons that are sold to saudi arabia the united arab emirates and other countries and that was also vetoed by donald trump so this new video seems to show u.s. made weapons and military vehicles being unloaded at the port of aden handed over
to saudi forces and that is something that many americans and members of congress don't approve of but that the president of the united states has made clear he wishes to continue. the french president has said he believes nato is in terminal decline describing the once robust alliance as experiencing brain death consequently according to a manual mccrone that europe needs to start thinking strategically and must assert itself as a geopolitical power. europe is now dealing for the 1st time with an american president who doesn't share idea of the european project if we don't wake up there's a considerable risk in the long run we would disappear geopolitically or at least that we will no longer be in control of our own destiny i believe that very deeply . that stark warning was made during an interview with the economist magazine the french president also cast doubt on the reliability of nato's article 5 which
requires member states to come to one another's defense if attacked he suggested that it terence has been undermined by washington's faltering commitment to the alliance it doesn't seem that all of micron's allies agree with his assessment though the comments have drawn several responses since they were published. france's president the french president used rather drastic words to express his views this is not how i see the state of corporation with nato so i don't think that such a sweeping judgment is appropriate made to ease in our interest it's all security lines obviously we have to take our destiny in our own hands but the transatlantic partnership is absolutely indispensable i agree with the change of merkel need to stream. united states north america and europe we do more together than the done for decades we have implemented the strongest reinforcements of collective defense since the end of the cold war. we're now joined live by jonathan fry our writer and
broadcaster welcome to the program it's lovely to have you with us now is a man on a quarter century acknowledging that without american military support europe is elect quick to defend itself. well to a certain degree but i wouldn't say that america did disengage even more than europe would be powerless i don't think that's the case but what president mccall seemed to be concerned about in particular was both the disengagement of the united states and of donald trump who has made it clear that he would like your appt to look after itself militarily much more than is the case the president the president and then also concerns about turkey and indeed earlier in in the introduction to this interview your report talked about article 5 and the concerns that not only
my call had raised about that which actually mainly related to turkey in other words if turkey were attacked by troops in northern syria or indeed over the border in turkey itself would that mean therefore that european powers would have to come to turkey's aid this is a very difficult thing and of course there was considerable concern in europe that the americans did not tell the europeans that they were going to withdraw from northern syria and in principle as a nato member they should certainly have warned about that so what do you agree with his contention that europe is facing an existential threat. oh well again i think it's maybe going a little far but there is a bit more than a grain of truth in it. of course and money one might call it if there is a great supporter of the idea of more europe in other words of greater european integration not only with the military but political integration as well
and he did highlight in the interview his concern that brags it was threatening that european solidarity which indeed. it is if it goes ahead on the 31st of january as is planned so they certainly are challenges but i don't think it will think it was a little premature in the sense to certainly call nato brain dead but it does need to work out exactly what it's for these days it was founded 40 years ago in principle to oppose what was perceived at the time as a communist threat from the east but of course that's no longer the case and its operations have spread into a variation of the parts of the world but the does need really to be serious thinking about what is nato for and i assume president mccall thinks that he's
being helpful by the haps ringing alarm bell in order to wake people up from complacency to say well really what are the strategic objectives of nato in 2019. and what kind of impact do you think mccracken's comments might have on the unity of by the e.u. and nato could they prevent damaging. well they've certainly the germans as your clip of angler machall illustrated and obviously would have caused some concern in brussels not only stoltenberg who was speaking earlier as well as the secretary general of nato but among city you member states as well that there is a fair that europe the moment in the sense of the european union is under great stress not just because britain is in principle leaving but there are some
other member states notably hungry and to a lesser degree poland which are less persuaded under that current governments of the european project which is so dear to president clone that the. fry writer and broadcaster thank you for your time. francis started taking a tougher stance on immigration to makeshift migrant camp fires in a paris suburb were evacuated on thursday morning more than a 1000 people were moved from the area on buses it comes after the french prime minister said the country needs to take back control of migration the government is also planning its 1st ever quotas for newcomers as well as restricting their access to the country's health care system depends he takes a closer look. back or was kurt's appalled it into the french presidency on a ticket of not being from the right nor the left it was
a poor enabling him to attract votes from across the political spectrum and it was a successful tactic halfway through his mandate and it seems to still not shy about pinching an idea here or there from his political enemies in order to pepper the french government's policies for some there's a feeling that mcallen may be dipping too much into the pool of ideas from the right with a crackdown on immigration high on his agenda takes this kind of host everyone if it wants to host people well that seems a bit familiar. right now where demand in america turn him on migration because friendship is sinking and what about showing gain. in the rules of doubling regulation does not work anymore if we have to suspend shogun immediately the french public have been given more and more teasers of policies to come policies that many feel wouldn't look out of place had they been announced by
marine le pen's national rally the country's prime minister has outlined 20 measures for tighter controls these include making it more difficult for migrants to claim benefits and health care under these new rules that. claim asylum would have to wait 3 months after lodging a claim before being able to access crosses universal health care france is also looking to introduce for the very 1st time economic quotas setting quotas is a u. turn from mark on during his presidential campaign he had ruled it out so this is a clear attempt to appeal to right wing voters for whom migration without limit is a huge issue that comes as recent figures showed france had received nearly 123000 asylum requests last year not only a record high but an increase of 22 percent compared to the year before mcallen
himself has admitted his party just can't ignore the problem of immigration the bush you have no problem with migrants because they don't see them but the working classes do and they have been seduced by marine le pen's and immigration far right machinable rai may have thrown down the gauntlet in his attempts to pry voters away from the national rally but lappin isn't backing down either she's warned may want to act tough his party is somewhat softer than its leader proposals to prevent abuse of the salem system or all shut down by his own party members although micron's attempts to reach out to right wing voters comes ahead of municipal elections it's clear this is about something bigger much bigger in fact 2 and a half years before the next presidential election in france polls are showing that
kwame's only competition will likely come in the form of le pen the indication is that the race could be a tight one and mccrone in a bid to stay ahead is having to pull out all the punches even if that means possibly. alienating many of those who put him in power in the 1st place. r.t. . a financial exodus could be on the cards if jeremy corbyn sweeps to victory in the u.k. for snap general election on december the 12th the pre-buy except warning us come from the country super rich with their lawyers saying they could bail on britain if the labor party wins next month's vote glans on the whole be more concerned about jeremy than about brigid i believe we can realistically expect a korban government would trigger an exodus of the country's most successful and wealthiest individuals who contribute significantly both directly and indirectly to
the british economy lots of high net worth individuals so worried about having to pay much higher taxes some their wealth and have already prepared for the possibility of a korban government transfers of wealth are already arranged in many cases all that is missing is the signature on the contract to recall but is seen as a threat by the u.k.'s so-called elite and wealthy here's why back in 2017 the opposition leader had planned to impose a stricter tax system on high earners with 45 percent on those earning above 80000 pounds i'm 50 percent for more than 120 $3000.00 pounds right now the 45 percent rate is only applied to income of more than 150000 the u.k.'s prime minister says corbin's reforms will destroy the economy that is. the problem with bolivarian revolution recession ism as practiced by jeremy called it in the labor party the labor body always runs out of other people.