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i'm with that with a headline stories this our ukraine fires, it's human rights commissioner than part for spreading on verified information about a legit russian war. crimes statement had been widely picked up by western media outlets. a ukrainian m. p saith kiev can't guarantee new rockets. it's receiving from the u. s. won't end up targeting russian territory. spike washington claiming it has commitments from ukraine against the huffman. while the us encourages the e u to ditch russian oil, president biden appears to backtrack ali's own pledge, mulling buying the fuel at a cheaper price. and
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a british citizen faces extradition to the u. s. after allegedly violating american functions on north korea. he shared his fears with r t a but the global impact of such a move. and i think it raises some very, very warring concerns to, to the international community as to which the ones we should or shouldn't ebay with, from moscow to the world. this is our take, great to have you with us today. my name's unit o'neill. ukraine has fired its human rights commissioner in part for spreading unverified information about atrocity she alleged were committed by russian troops in the country. her removal comes after her claims were widely covered by western medium or senior correspondent morocco gazda picks up the story and include some disturbing accusations. day a nice week saw then months after month the world over was barraged with stories
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horrific stories of rape and unspeakable acts committed allegedly by russian forces in ukraine and such acts of violence, raping children little girls, 11 years old. repeatedly in front of their mother's or repeat bathing their mothers and faces the children with each day. more and more credible reports of re killings, torture are emerging. if you soon, soon you, hundreds of cases of rape have been recorded, including under age girls, very young children and even a baby. it's just scary to talk about it. but it's true, it happened. women and girls right now are facing the worst kind of fear and violence. and we know already i'm from the analyses that have been done. they've been the victims of not just murder and rape by kidnapping. many of these stories
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grew to be unbelievable. and that sort of figure of speech, people including ukrainian officials and the government stopped taking them seriously. they became an embarrassment. so ludicrous was some of the, oh go. the woman behind these stories demila denise of a, who was ironically, ukraine's human rights commissioner was 5 a year before her term was officially up the unclear focus of the on buds men's media work on the numerous details of sexual crimes committed in an unnatural way. and rape of children in the occupied territories that could not be confirmed by evidence, only harmed ukraine. her stories became so ridiculous that even members of the ukrainian media, which, which itself is in war propaganda mode intervened. 18. i'm journalists together with 51 lawyers of human rights activists, and others penned an open let, calling on her to dial it down. that the graphic stories published by ha about
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months old douglas being raped with a variety of objects to roil up the people that this was a productive or, you know, decent sexual crimes during the war or a tragedy of families. a difficult and traumatic topic. not a topic for publications. in the spirit of the scandalous chronicle. we are forced to trust the official information that comes from officials in a state of martial law a priori. we do not have the opportunity to verify it from other sources. in this way, we are spreading messages from the commissioner for human rights, in fact, taking them on faith as centrally. they asked that the stick to things that actually happened. the one of these stories can be tracked back to denita the and the had seem most pacifically, the social media posts made by them. and that's where all the trailed stop, almost all of her rape claims, se ukrainian journalists are without evidence or witnesses. the spot her own less
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than honest approach. denise of a has been a vocal proponent for an international criminal tribunal to apparently bring russian troops to justice for things that she had lie. the bath, i think we should look at yugoslavia and rolanda. these are the examples that we all know about. there is the un international court of justice and the international criminal court. we need to push for the creation of a special tribunal laterally. the niece of a has been blind to verify reports and footage of ukrainian troops murdering, torturing and mutilating russian prisoners of war, and even ukrainian civilians deemed to be pro russia. they don't get the human rights apparently. but these telling isn't it. when you own politicians who are bent themselves on making the russians seem as terrible as possible that they fight you for being simply too outrageous. john, continuing on marat's pace,
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conservative talk radio host, steve. gail believes media outlets in the west are slowly beginning to question more than norris of coming from give you know, the allegations that this lady was putting out there were horrific was even more horrific as if they were just outright buys and intended to create a propaganda scheme that would drive people up and, and created an anti russia mentality around the world. again, based on lies, there are plenty of reasons to question the invasion to question what ukrainians have done in the war as well. but there's been so much propaganda that, you know, getting the truth out has been almost impossible. but i do think you're starting to see some recalculation in the u. s. media, at least among some to, to be a little more skeptical of the stories in the propaganda. it's been pushed out. and again, this is, in this case just been repeated without any verification or any basis of truth. we saw that with the supposed ukrainian soldiers who had had mocked
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a russian warship and they were supposedly all wiped out. turned out not to be true . you saw with the ghost pilot ukrainian fighter pilot that had shot down what a dozen russian fighter jets turned out not to be true. and yet the u. s. media and other world meet you just repeated those things, ad nauseam. hopefully we're starting to see the truth start to eat out of bed and, and perhaps maybe he'll not only the reputations of those countries involved. but also the journalist who've been either duped or been complicit too powerful explosions have rocked the sea of assault. port city of bertie and video emerged on line, showing a large column of smoke rising into the sky. local authorities claim the blast where the result of mine clearance works conducted in the area after the ukranian army retreated. bertie janski's are fully under the control of russian forces. woman western ukraine, this for the, for ports, the show, a strike on the city of laval. for,
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according to kiev officials or railway tunnels run through the car, pay for maintenance reportedly used to deliver western weapons on supplies to ukraine was targeted by russian rockets. local officials say 5 people were wounded . the russian defense ministry house yet commented on the allegation. while the threat of a larger scale war has been raised after a ukrainian member of parliament admitted on local tv that russian infrastructure is a legitimate target with american supplied weapons, the remarks come after the u. s. agreed to supply advanced rocket systems to give we undertake certain obligations, but no one can guarantee where the rocket will fly. there. earlier washington agreed to send a news 700000000 dollar military, a package to ukraine, including a number of advance rocket launchers that can hit targets up to 300 kilometers away . the biden administration is only agreed to supply rockets for that with a maximum range of 80 kilometers. but that's still double the range of it's how
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witcher's, which washington has been supplying to key if would be enough to hit russian territory. there's only 70 kilometers between the ukranian city of car cars and rushes belgrade, located near the border, the pentagon said cave has promised those weapons won't be used to strike russia mouse despite the us defense secretary, previously admitting they had little information about arms distribution in ukraine . anything they are doing on the territory of ukraine is defensive in this context, the, on the formal assurances that they will not use these systems to target russian territory in terms of our ability to track or weapons that are going in. as you know, we don't have any forces on the ground. so that's, that is difficult for us to do. also reports emerging, nothing biden administration is discussing, sending you drones to ukraine, called that great ego. they can engage both ground and error targets up to 11 kilometers away. they can also fly for up to 30 hours,
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gathering intelligence data. kiev was previously supplied with turkish drones, although most were taken off by russian or defenses. while on the claims of the bi demonstration is planning to send long range rooms to ukraine. here's our t contributor, rachel marston. washington is increasingly going all in on the conflict in ukraine, lost over time, that it's not really lost. now reuters is reporting that the by the administration is wanting to sell for and you one c great eagle drones to ukraine. they can be locked and loaded with up to 8 hell fire missiles each. the move raises a lot of questions, like, for instance, how washington could possibly still argue that it's only helping cubes to defend itself with defensive weapons. when these drones are theoretically quite capable of offensive attacks, they can fly for at least 30 hours. autonomy mostly giving them long range strike
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capabilities, which would represent a risky new development in conflict. and who exactly would be piloting these unmanned aerial vehicles. according to writers, the plan would be for american personnel to quickly train ukrainian operators to fly them over the course of just a few weeks. but how is it possible to really prove who exactly is operating a drawn this pilot remotely from behind a screen that could really be located anywhere on earth? we've already seen how this can work. jeremy cia drone straight program targeting g hottest in countries like pakistan, somalia, livia and yemen. a major project, a former president barack obama, american drones flying at bases in africa. and the middle east were piloted by american operators who could have been sitting a world away. a few years ago, former cia deputy director of operations jap, divine. ready told me just how much he absolutely loves drones,
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and i told him that i'm pretty sure that i know why they can certainly help to thicken the funding for and to really muddy the waters for the degree of american involvement in ukraine. how would any one know who's actually pull the trigger between the american trainer and the ukrainian trainee? the new york times recorded in may? the american intelligence is already helping ukraine to target and chill russia general. and washington has a history of hiding conveniently behind allies to target folks. so in washington was wanting to get more heavily involved in ukraine while enjoy plausible deniability. well, it certainly seems that drums would be the way to go. and other nato countries are also offering their supplies to kids with german chancellor schultz pledging a short range or to where the file system is iris t, which berlin has admitted that currently doesn't have any stocks of itself in
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london is negotiating with the united states and the supply of american rocket launcher units for pentagon security analysts, michael miller, believes european countries are being put under u. s. pressure. the u. s. has pushed the nato countries into this predicament. and, and they are, and the european countries really are now their own backs against the wall. they weren't prepared for this. they weren't prepared for the, the escalation of this crisis to the point that it is right now. and it's rely and once again on the west to try and, and back fill as we call it. clearly there, they were under us pressure to do something. and you get to see the, the defense minister and the defense military, sorta cringing at that. at that announcement because they knew that they don't have the, the, the, the equipment in their,
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in their stocks. they don't even have it in their inventory. a lot of these weapons are going into the hands of the as of italian and the other, neo nazi groups that are now part of the ukranian military. and we have no way of knowing how they're being used or it could be sold for that matter. and, and maybe even sold to a terrorist groups. we have no, we have no way to judge what the an use of those weapons are. and these are rather sophisticated weapons, even small arms. and given the volume of weapons that have been sent, there is no accountability. and this is a, a, another prescription for disaster mix signals coming from the west over russian oils. president biden has announced that should still be bought by western countries only cheaper. this time ortiz, racial blevins arrivals, not for us. so i and house could be pursuing yet another change in policy as
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president by then now says he would consider reversing his own ban on russian oil. but it's just as long as the us and europe get a discount, and russia doesn't make too much of a profit to have the, the, the, the issues occurring now as you have europe deciding that they're going to further curtail the purchase of russian oil. and there's a whole lot of consideration going on about what can be done to maybe even purchase the oil, but at a limited price. so that it has to be sold, the re and overwhelming need for the, for the russian to sell it. and it would be sold at a significantly lower price than the market is generated. now, now this is a rather vague quote, but it could be explained by the fact that maybe buying and getting ready to start actually tackling the soaring gas prices that we've seen all across the united
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states. over is important to note that this is a significant change in rhetoric from what we heard from the president, even just in recent month. for this month by announced the united states man, all imports of russian energy. to making clear the american people would not be part of subsidizing putting the brutal, unjustified war against people. ukraine, there will be no longer an ar stream to we will bring it into us. now, all of this kind of russian oil imports to the us have stored in response to the news that there would be a ban. but even though the u. s. continues to call on europe to cut off its reliance on russian supplies and to become, quote, unquote, energy independent. however, officials have said that if you continue to listen to the us that there will be a long term impact that will be felt all across europe. this will destroy european economy. there are no proposed solutions on dealing with what will be called to an
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atomic bombing of hungary economy in the event of a possible embargo on russian oil impulse. 3 use decision on the embargo of russian oil instead of homing. russia will, tara, cause all europeans at the price of $5.00 euro's curly to gasoline. the sanctions are not functioning, the ruble has not fallen. russia is not fading the financial impact. and when it does feel it will be over, but the price will be paid by european citizens. pershing will keep his smug smile . an oil and gas will just go elsewhere because the demand is high. now the white house has yet to give any clear direction as to what it actually plans to do. but biden's latest quote signals that he could be ready to start focusing on americans and their concerns. after months of focusing on ukraine had his approval ratings remain your record lows with the mid term elections right around the corner. economist, the north 3rd, michael hudson believes us has never been willing to make any sacrifices when it comes to supporting. russia needs
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a crude oil is some good refineries are specifically set up the handle russian crude oil. and if it doesn't, to import the russian crude oil made, simply have to close down the refineries and they don't want to do that. the united states is make it made it clear. it is not going to make any sacrifice at all on the conflict with russia. all of the sacrifice is to be made by europe and by latin america and africa that are going to be squeezed by the higher prices. so we're dealing with and i think he must have thought that he was going to be able to squeeze rushes balance of payments so much that russia would be desperate. and the united states could say, well, ok, we know you need foreign exchange will pay you half of the normal price. and so he's trying to get a cheap deal. that would mean a profits for the american oil industry. just imagine of the american oil companies and the refineries goodbye russian oil cheaper. they would be enormously profitable,
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and the oil industry is the most powerful political lobby in the united states. so all russia can say is nice try. but no, i can tell the story to bring you the pentagon head of cyber command has confirmed us military hackers are conducting offensive operations against rush over the conflict in ukraine. we've conducted a series of operations across the full spectrum, offensive defensive and information operations. we went in december 2021 at the invitation of the key government to come and hunt with them. we stayed there for a period of almost 90 days or less cross now to skills. rigorous skills, a former marine corps intelligence officer, an author, and unless good to see you, it's the 1st time american military officials have confirmed hacking operations against russia during the conflict. scott,
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why do you think the u. s. cyber man now decided to declassify such information? i think the united states is under a lot of pressure to be seen as doing something to, to help ukraine. the, the situation on the battlefield is dire. you know, there, there is been, i mean, one of the things that joe next already talked about was the information warfare aspect of his, of his organizations you know, efforts. and so that's basically propaganda working with, you know, various intelligence communities with ukrainians. and he said we're seeing in the what we have is a situation where data is being bided to c, n n. and perhaps other media outlets. so what he said is shine a light on the problem immediately for the american public. but it hasn't worked because propaganda moves hot air, but it's no cold steel that it kills the bodies on the battlefield. and the russians have been providing a lot of called spill business has been good in your brain. and so i think there's
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a need right now for people to step up and say, look, we're doing something, this is what we're doing. and you know, cyber is something everybody's been expecting a lot of russian cyber activity. there hasn't been much publicized about it. and i think maybe this is not sony's effort just to take credit for that. in the british media interview, the general use, the expression offensive operations does not mean the u. s. was conducting, for all intents and purposes, a war. well, there's no doubt. this is a cyber war, i mean, but let's split that, pretend that it hasn't been going on for some time. the u. s. has been carrying out office of cyber activity against russia for years in russia has been carried out often of cyber activity against united states. for years. it's been limited in scope in scale. we're not talking about, you know, full fledged cyber warfare. but you know, he, he hinges what's going on. he said we went hunting, that means they, they sat down and give with their ukrainian counterparts. and i believe what they
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were looking for, or the hacking tools of various russian or russian affiliated your hacking groups. so that they were going out, trying to exploit, you know, abilities they found it, shut these people down to penetrate them, to gather intelligence, to take proactive measures against these groups as opposed to waiting for them to reach out touch ukraine in the united states, europe and in other so it's so they went in and shut down the russian, you know, electric power grid or tried to change traffic lights from green to read. i don't think it's that kind of off in preparation. i think what they meant is that they're proactively going out there hunt down general threats before they they can attack. yeah. and the fact that information is being offered by the general, as he mentioned, hunt forward operations for one does not mean or suggest that it's overnight
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because so much is, is coming out about it know what it did. to be honest, what do you suggest to me is that have failed and that they're trying to spin, failure into success? look at this, if this operation was working. if united states were seen, you know, great results from this. you wouldn't be here in a word about this. i mean, cyber is some of the most secretive operations undertaken. the fact that a 4 star general is speech to a foreign press outlet ragging about capabilities means that it didn't work. and so they're trying to, they know they're falling back on their information warfare aspect, which is to try to spin failure into success. and like i said, there's a lot of pressure right now on the united states to be seen as doing something for ukraine. because what we have been doing isn't achieving the results that that we want. so, i mean, it's ironic that we're hearing about this, but believe me, if it was succeeding, we wouldn't be hearing about that. even the fact he's talking about it tells me
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they failed. they feel big, and this is a desperate effort to spin failure to success. and scott, just touching on another aspect of this, many western countries argue that they are only providing quote, defensive weapons to ukraine. is there in your mind, really a difference between defensive and offensive weapons? no, i mean a weapon kills says you're defending or you're attacking an m 16. it's not a defensive weapon. you give it to me and my marines will hunt you down. it will kill you off of what high mars though, the rocket system that we're sending in can be used for defense of our office of its job is to kill. i think the, what you're basically when we talk about defensive or offensive weapons that are used within ukraine's territorial andries in response to russia. special military operation are being labeled as defensive weapons being that ukraine is using it in defense of russian actions. any weapons that are used to reach upside of ukraine and go into russia in a check,
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russian targets are russian soil. these will be characterized as offensive, let them so it's, it's not so much about the weaponry, it's about how they're being used. and this is where high mars becomes a problem because, you know, right now we have you creating forces operating in and around the city of cargo, less than 72 kilometers away in the russian city of belgrade. if you put high mars up by cargo, there's a great possibility that would make an awful of weapon. but if you go back to 100 kilometers and simply fire it against russian troops and ukraine, that it becomes a defense of. what many, thanks for breaking all the time for us. as always, scott ritter, former marine corps intelligence officer, ortho. noticed many things. thanks. know, a british citizen is facing extradition to the us from saudi arabia after allegedly violating american sanctions on north korea. washington claims he illegally shared
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knowledge of crypto currency technologies with young young during a conference in the country. christopher douglas sentence is wanted for allegedly conspiring to violate the international emergency economic powers act, specifically conspiring to violate united states sanctions on the democratic people's republic of korea. by working with an american citizen to legally provide crypto currency, unblocked chain technology services to the democratic people's republic of korea. crypto currency expert christopher and has traveled to north korea and 2018 to participate in the conference. the following year. a fellow speaker at the event u. s. national virtual griffith was arrested by american authorities under the same charges, christopher nie faces. incidentally, mr. griffin was sentenced to over 5 years in prison. 30 year old christopher himself is not in saudi arabia after being arrested up the border earlier this year . and earlier i managed to speak to christopher, who said as a british citizen,
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he checked you in law and working in north korea, but not u. s. law having, why should he need to see us? i choose as you have breaking its international sanctions, when you spoke at the conference in north korea, what's your main thought? all the documentation. yeah. that, well, you know, my main store in the accusation is it's groundless to give you some color before i travel to north korea. i'm a british citizen, i'm not american. i checked all of the guidance from my country. i checked the un resolutions on north korea to check that i wouldn't be breaking any law laws or any sanctions, laws whatsoever. the, the british government, which is where i'm from, have not charged me with anything. they haven't found me guilty of anything. i was detained due to a into poll read. notice that was issued by the united states, and saudi arabia does not have an extradition treaty with the united states.
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however, that doesn't mean that i won't be extradited from here. so the process now is essentially waiting and submitting all defense, which we've, we've done to, to see what we've challenged the where we are challenging the ins, prorate notices, we feel that it is totally unfair and obviously, totally unjust. when you travel to north korea, were you aware of the possibility that you were in danger of breaking us law? absolutely not as, as a british citizen, i had no idea that i would be subject to american law if any other country in the world were to perform similar acts where they say that you can be convicted for a crime that i wasn't committed within the territory of the country and b and this the act, the correct that i'm being accused of. clearly clearly states that it only applies to us citizens. so if i can be extradited for this crime, i think it raises some very, very warring concerns to, to the international community as to which laws we should or shouldn't
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a if you know, if, if i am extradited, then we should be teaching american law in every single school in the world because we will clearly clearly subject to it christopher and speaking to our team. well for up to the minute developments, do give our twitter page or follow. we'll make sure you don't miss any of the updates that matter today. i'm una neil saying goodbye fla. ah, ah ah
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. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy even foundation, let it be an arms race is on offense. very dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very difficult time. time to sit down and talk with .


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