tv [untitled] April 2, 2012 11:00am-11:30am EDT
a plane crash in russia's western siberia kills thirty one out of forty three onboard technical failure on the french italian aircraft looks to be the likely cause of the catastrophe. with the international envoy to syria due to report on the progress of his peace plan the friends of syria group is criticized for undermining the un backed peace efforts. by the two sides of reform as the russian government considers loosening up registration for political parties some opposition leaders say there could be too many of bidding for power.
party is coming to you live from the heart of moscow with me rule re sushi doctors fighting for the lives of the twelve survivors of a deadly plane crash in russia's western siberia at least nine of them have undergone surgery at this point forty three people were on board when the aircraft went down minutes after takeoff early monday morning it's believed the pilots were attempting an emergency landing at this early stage it is still the technical failure is the most likely cause of the crash jake aggrieved has the latest prop from the area. crashaw it's actually just about half a kilometer behind me the best case of east gallery in this side all day looking for clues is where they pulled twelve survivors from the wreckage of the plane we know that annoying of them have undergone operations but three of which we sent to
moscow for further treatment. in a very critical state thirty one people have lost their lives in this air tragedy all curly early monday morning as the plane flew out of to an airport shortly after that was immediately after the encounter serious problems with the pilots being on and able to communicate with air traffic control were also according to eyewitness reports there plumes of smoke billowing from the engines shortly after that they are set ablaze now these are just reports at the moment of how many sustained cheated but there may have been attempts by the pilots to make an emergency landing you know just minutes after takeoff this plane plummeted back to the ground and broke up to three parts of the investigation here very much in its infancy with three avenues being explored at the moment pilot error as twenty seven is actually due to celebrate his birthday it's a morris twenty eighth birthday tomorrow and there is some reports of the most
speculating that perhaps the pilot refused for the plane to be. the reason experts say is to be crucial because that could be an explanation for why the plane's wings weren't working out there to start also be the role of the air traffic control in this case finally and this is indeed probably the most unlikely route a likely reason is that there's a malfunction or it came to the crossed craft itself plane would be was actually manufactured in the eighty's by italian and french company it does have a bit of a history when it comes to deadly air disasters well this comes on the back of two thousand over. a spate of deadly attacks to its religious we take a look at the scene of the crash site at the moment is very little really cool investigators to be going on all this remain visibly is the tail end of the plane. from the snow to crucially here they have managed to find the black box which
recorded the last moments of that flight hopefully you think clues as to what went wrong at his reporting as we mentioned there are reports that the pilot decided not to spray the aircraft with antifreeze and that could have led to this tragedy but aviation analyst chris yates in manchester says defrosting is obligatory if the plane is being flown in harsh conditions. you know whenever you're flying any type of aircraft in hostile conditions when you could argue that very bad weather is a hostile condition and from comes upon day we can't some of the aircraft. taking off would necessarily include. the frosting. ice buildup on winds can have a detrimental impact with severe impacts on the safety of flight as indeed nation on the control surfaces of the aircraft as well so if it proves out.
before taking off. it's one of the potentially one of the primary causes of this tragic crash and one other possibility being looked into is that pilot error may of course the accident but our former you tell our employee you got a bleed off believed to be unlikely. you know. i would rule out the possibility of pilot error because it is fundamentally at odds with what happened since the crew made a decision to return right after the plane took off what kind of mistake could there be it's possible that some system out function encouraged but the pilots were informed about through a system message and they made a decision to return based on that it's also possible that there was some medical emergency among the passengers i can't rule that out either something like a heart attack could also be a reason to try and return. with r.t.
still to come for you this hour on the program it leads to financial turmoil fueling separatist sentiment. but when economic crisis is taking great all over the country every single sound since to wake nationalist billingsley report from the rich or thomas province of self to roll where the people want sovereignty from the overseeing i have right now. plus what drove peace activists to try and storm nato headquarters a movement with a heavy handed police response ultimately ending in hundreds of arrests. now turning attention to the peace efforts for syria the international envoy to the country kofi annan has briefed the u.n. security council on the progress of his mission russia has meantime once again reiterated its commitment to anand's peace plan stressing that it contains demands for both the warring sides but dismissed the one sided nature of sunday's meeting of the so-called friends of syria group. it's passed for the friends of syria group
and should you only up to the un security council or not to this organization to judge a birth defect ignace of koofi announce peace mission russia is committed to implementing his plan and we are constantly pushing the syrian government to seek prompt steps in line with kofi annan proposal according to eat the syrian government be the first to begin to pull out of its forces this is been our position to hire we expect our western partners and some arab states to send the same signal to the armed groups who are also responsible for bloodshed in syria unlike some we are seeking to be friends to all syrians not just to one parts of the syrian nation that's another reason the friends of syria group was criticized by russia is it's a recognition of the opposition syrian national council as the only legitimate representative of the country the us led group is now we reportedly agreed to pay
wages to syrian rebels and defecting soldiers r.t. sarah ferguson tells. talks of ending the violence on the inside at the friends of syria conference well site they take this riot police are getting heavy handed they dispersed a tiny post syrian government gathering. threat that their actions anything to serve to further a already rowdy crowd. was. quote. we want just. aren't good. so. nothing. new but the fourth. the conference continued throughout the afternoon and they say talk is cheap friends are syria have pledged millions of dollars for the free syrian army effectively putting the rebels on
a foreign payroll however even this didn't go as far as the opposition group the syrian national council and some of their friends a syria had hate for with tape in the on the free syrian army becoming stronger the hayes country turkey is now home to twenty thousand displaced syrians refugee camps near the border see a continual flow of new arrivals and these we mess nearly all have tales of war videos on the phones to support. we have to skip over the border the violence got through. negotiations they tell us won't work the opposition will not back down from this fight nor they fail president assad despite the syrian government along with the international community having signed up to the un envoy to syria cape fear and peace plan at the friends of syria conference the parties have already decided who is the legitimate representative of the syrians france or
syria syrian people support the mission called an int declared by shooting nation council we see syrian issue council illegitimately present a free for all syrians the seemingly one sided approach is a part of the reason why russia and china has dismissed the. concerns that excluding the assad government from talks undermines diplomatic efforts to end the violence if they want to help syria the to engage the syrian government in diplomatic talks on neutral ground it's quite quite clear president assad is not going to. be. except of course you know you should plan as the western countries are still giving aid to the opposition at the meeting that in the message to president assad was clear when it comes to the implementation of the peace plan time is running out so i see if. i roll through or discuss the different approaches for settling the year long conflict in syria i'm
now joined live by michelle trotted off director of the center for research on globalization i thank you for coming on r.t. today do you actually expect the plans being put together by the friends of syria group you think they can actually help to turn the tide of the syrian conflict. well this. to a large extent is a smokescreen we have to understand. the insurgency is that of a crossroads its command structure has been literally me to. this following the rest of the commander of the baskets region just recently and the special the i mean we go that the special forces from from nature of powers which convince agreed to. the free syrian army. that in effect there's a stalemate there's a stalemate and the government forces have
a hand against so-called opposition forces so i'm sorry you talk about this stalemate going on we've just had this whole friends of syria group meeting in the past week in istanbul some delegates of the group agreeing to pay opposition fighters and soldiers defecting from the army and with the gallon t.-t. think the money will be used to buy weapons but i think this is a red herring altogether because the free syrian army is why announced by the. times from the outset this i mean the free syrian army are the foot soldiers of the western military alliance and they are advised by their own military handlers we know that we know the special forces on the ground that french army french military officers were arrested late february the thing was hushed up and the for truth but i think the truth is that the western military
alliance has been waging a covertly war using the free syrian army for more than a year now and. this free syrian army doesn't represent anybody in syria. there's evidence of not this monday evidence of atrocities i mean just the report which was published by the spiegel magazine the german magazine last week points to extrajudicial killings and atrocities committed what we what is all we've heard about the reports of these atrocities and as yours as your saying the there's been a covert operation by nato countries in syria for quite a number of months now then then if you're calling this whole of friends of syria group a big red herring then perhaps you'd also call it a red herring with kofi annan and six stage peace plan for syria you've said in one of your recent articles that this plan was quote slated to fail another red heading
for a red herring do you think or. it was it was a stage i think it was a state of shock really shouldn't because you see the coffee and calls for a cease fire between the opposite sides because it does not acknowledge the fact that one of the sides is integrated by nato forces all forces from nato countries which are on the ground and by seeing their you know advising their foot soldiers so that you can have a cease fire called by the international so-called international community when the members of the international community are in fact involved in the conflict so with need to directly involved in the conflict then nato should be should be. approached and say by them yes you you calling the shots on this conflict tell the free syrian army to start you know stop shooting at civilians because as i as we both know as we both know i'm sorry to interrupt you but this peace plan calls for
both sides to withdraw their military forces from the streets and a lot of the the so-called friends of syria group are looking at assad and saying well he's not he's not complying he's not withdrawing its forces from the street are you saying that would be impossible for him to do so because of nato kosovo. forces already controlling the ground swelling well i think the opposition forces are retreating and it would be very hard and wise for the syrian armed forces to have to withdraw at this moment from from those areas that cease fire is possible but it any event i think we're not dealing with the opposition is not an opposition there's a bunch of parts and terrorists and that piece by the western military alliance this is so well documented at this stage that the trust cities which are blamed on the government are committed by by a by the free syrian army and ultimately the free syrian army is on the pier all of
the western military alliance for some time that is the truth but just what's happening there is ethnic cleansing directed against the syrian communities of major cities in homs that was is well documented it's not by accident but that the pope has allocated financial assistance and so the christian community in syria and not not against the government but you know took but because the christian community supports the government in this in this regard and certainly a conversation that we just need more time to have here on r.t.i. michel chossudovsky i'm afraid that's all the time we have director for the center for research on globalization live in canada thank you thank you very much. proposed new legislation for russia's opposition political parties could make their entry into parliament much easier if passed the law may lead to an unprecedented push for power by literally hundreds of foundations as artie's and he said now explains this could cause
a problem in itself. politics in russia may never be the same protest have become a common sight and new parties are registering left and right as political reform starts reason and so former deputy prime minister in the ninety's is no stranger to the white house. don't you know him so he was long off the political radar until a sudden mass protest movement picked up after vast fraud claims against the december parliamentary vote now might be his chance to get back in the game to pressure only part of it is that i see but my proposal is for any party with five hundred members that represents no less than fifty percent of russia's regions should be registered as democrats and if you want to start on it and them so once pushing for easy party registration is already seen thoughts it was of just now
there will be hundreds of part just registered hundreds of democratic socialist nationalist ballot seats will be kilometers long and xander be a lot of has been trying to officially get into politics for years there are only. known for his staunch nationalism russian marches and tough rhetoric they love could now have a good chance of getting into parliament and already has a plan. so there will be many nationalist parties registered sora first goal will be to get together on one ballot as one party to bring up a readings and use already popular aspects of a movement to win seats. nationalist will have tough competition not least from a new face who has already proved himself billionaire proof of a sensation in the presidential vote announcing his candidacy just a month before coming in third now promising to work hard for the middle class.
more than five and a half million people voted for me trust me for that reason and i will form a new political force in the new strong party. it seems everyone wants to do in the party and start want self-examination want to. london and me for no good approach rove have both said they have plans to launch political forces for those looking for a lighter choice they may well be able to vote for a party of love subtopic rush or a party of friends of elliott's but if before there were complaints of too few parties that may now well be too many perhaps putting the days of a so-called technical russian parliament behind but a new russian political system that works still some way off and he's now a r.t. moscow. to look at the impact of the internet and use social media on political turbulence across the globe as later today would have
a live in cross talk program that will be later this hour arts. twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow shortly is to be true with the markets but for now but highlighting a massive wealth gap in italy central bank says the ten richest people in the country have as much money as the three million poorest combined with economic inequality widespread prosperous and promised region of south to roll is looking to go it alone and broke away from rome for good teams are going to regret over went to hear their complaints lost in translation between the alps and the mediterranean a population of hof a million people and a lot of p. to become independent one day that south to wrong
a problem so northern italy oldies has never been italian says ever klotz as showing off her native town of bizarre no she spent thirty years of her life fighting for independence. if you only see where to are all the ins our languages german were taken from the rest of to rule before sold most a hundred years ago we have seen precious which has affected our language closed our schools abandon all songs and now the changes regional name into adage and enough. ever quotes refers to how these german speaking territory was occupied by eataly of the end of the first world war and was an excuse nine hundred nineteen after world war two the allies decided that the province would remain a part of easily but would be granted a certain level of self-government both already enjoys the status of an autonomy for example ninety percent of the tax revenue from these coffee will stay in the
region while the other turn will go to rome but with the economic crisis taking grave over the country every single sounds so i'm still awake nationalist feelings and this is the situation the politicians are all too ready to take advantage of we asked the chairman of the popular libertarians party how she would answer an italian from a poor region of the country who wanted to know why self to roll doesn't want to help rescue them. so. i offer him a cup of coffee and will then have a long discussion softer role is not in charge of saving italy and couldn't have done so even if it wanted to each only has a vat housekeeper or lots of debts we're not paying for vets with our money. theirs and ours are the two words which i hear very often insult to roll and money is at the core of the dispute the autonomy is expected to contribute one hundred twenty
million euros to cleaning up the italian national budget to do so it will have to raise real estate the eighty and income taxes as well as fees paid by farmers instead the south to roll economics minister it wants to buy its freedom from easily once and for all he even names a concrete purchase price eighteen billion euros those that. we can stay part of is really what we want full financial freedom we're ready to pay a solidarity tax of three percent we'll pay our foreign policy fiscal and euro policy otherwise we'll do the rest on our own we build our roads in several months but before it happens we wait for permission from rome for years. rosen infrastructure in this rich province of eataly are indeed very non italian so too is unemployment which stands at only two percent compared to almost ten nationwide when a product of local government has to keep pushing with the idea of independence that's for sure because we can't go on like this there's no way we can progress this way
except in the catch over r t what zanu eataly. more than a trillion dollars that's the size of the euro zone's newly expanded bailout fund it's hoped it will act as a buffer to future crises and market fluctuations that could yet arise from europe's painful austerity drive but will the cuts alone cure the block's troubles that was just one of the questions we put to. the man who led the european central bank through the early years of the euro crisis. with you feel as though it is very often is only that instead of spending much more than you were you spend your then you were a look at this through spending a year there which you heard so how could you call that austerity if you are back from some. then you imports come from and by improving can you give
a chance to growth and job creation i think it is it is the here so either way if you you with the problems. be center of the larger problem which is you know characterizing all the advanced economy in my old understanding of the situation. i know the interview coming your way in full next hour here on our team but for now belgian police have arrested almost five hundred peace activists outside nato headquarters in brussels protesters attempted to storm the building or met with a heavy handed response from hundreds of officers the demonstration was organized by a belgian and see nato group action for peace campaigners speaking out against the military interventions in afghanistan and libya and the alliances nuclear missile shield plans across the world earlier here on the program i spoke to hands around spokesman for the nato game over he took part in the protest and says they were
trying to stop a global war machine. the fact that through europe peace activists doesn't. i mean we have to stay specifically cite we didn't use violence but actively trying to get him to stop the preparation for our policies by nato so. the nato headquarters for what happens there is a preparation for a walk around i need for confidence to stop it when it's done it or its citizens are. to show that they want to stop it and they do this now for ten years in afghanistan and i didn't see a lot of success in the libya war and what you see now is to choose or some. new troops to sort of political importance so the fixers you can question if the military interventions are really bringing the ship or are we just arming the next phase in the insuperable horse. the right time to go after the business desk and
joins in the tree for the holiday update here i do need to understand the market has dramatically sprung up since we last talked that's right that's manufacturing data came in in the united states which showed an expansion of one percentage point since last month so it's now stands at fifty three point four percent so this is very good news putting smiles on investor places really jones up one percent nasdaq point three percent elsewhere in europe everything also run up into positive territory for the footsies up more than one percent the dax also more than one percent despite the fact that unemployment reached a new high of ten point eight percent for the euro zone average now let's move over to. well i believe is our next topic yes that's right light sweet it was down by almost a dollar per pound now it's up more than a dollar one half dollars for brant this is of course because manufacturers in the u.s.
are the walls of the biggest consumers of oil in oil products of gasoline for example and therefore the optimism the bullish feeling on the oil market to. and that's been helping a russia's currency the ruble the final minutes of trading managed to strengthen by opec's versus the dollar and the buy a round up half a percent versus the euro by twenty copecks whereas the euro is weakening against the dollar. and in the final minutes of trading after that manufacturing data came in the russian markets reversed into positive territory with the r.t.s. gaining point four percent my six point three percent but if we have trouble take a look at these stocks on the russian my stocks exchange that's right and we don't have time for that i'll tell you more actually fifty five minutes to the headlines on.