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canarsie tonight giving time to the ignored the world's most famous with premieres his talk show on this channel r.t. controversial views makers who get misstep by the mainstream. the syrian rebel faction of mythical finance peace plan is the last chance to end the bloodshed but russia warns some forces remain intent on stirring the conflict still. and america's torture techniques to recall the war crimes the leaked state department memo with grave concerns over the bush administration's proof of acacia.
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bridgette evening for me kevin owen here in moscow you're watching r t coming to live it's now nine pm here on our top story this choose day sees the premiere on r.t. of one of the most highly anticipated news talk shows of recent years world renowned whistleblower julie the sun just going head to head with a series of controversial high profile figures despite having been stuck in house arrest in the u.k. for a staggering five hundred days now is there a smith has more in the first edition of the show the promise is to give the floor to those mostly shunned by the mainstream media. it's an interview with someone who's only very rarely heard from in the west's time with six years ago the millions he's a freedom fighter but for millions of others he's a terrorist it's the highly controversial leader of hezbollah has gotten out for ourselves and not really to pay for a range of issues to deal with his areas of influence including the israeli
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palestinian conflict and heads below its role in the international struggle latest syria now for the revealed for the first time that hezbollah contacted the opposition in syria to urge them to negotiate with the facts regime they refuse the hezbollah will keep pushing. on serious issues dialogue reform after the incident occurred because the alternative to the no one cause of the twenty first century somebody was inside syria because of the sensitivity of the situations in syria also that just because they lead to civil war and this is exactly what america and israel want for syria now for that also pointed to the involvement of al qaida in syria saying agitated powerful grazier rai's that now be polluted by more outright of memphis from elsewhere in the arab world they he says are trying to stabilize syria and turkey its will buckle croutons elsewhere in the region now it's really reiterated heads below its colors tied below to the
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palestinians that if it's my house in the lobby if your house and i go ok i'm going for the doesn't become my interest here on the us just because i'm stronger than you an idea that maybe the ok value as well doesn't give me that doesn't realize how you should treat your house now i went to talk to ask dollars ahead of the broadcast of the program at the secretly casing where he films that show we told all about the show how he chose the guests because he spends a lot of time himself and the other side of the interview with death he talks about his disenchantment with mainstream media and why he chose in our team to broadcast the first show and also why he feels that he's in a unique position to make an interview show off his car and let's hear what you have to say. the majority of. me could not. get work. in dealing with me they understand you were going to do it with records of. doing with someone.
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with situation so they can speak i would agree. because. it's not too late to hold it will be broadcast here on our t.v. every two hours through tuesday to catch it well he does laura saying today is the day we're not showing the debut edition of judy show indeed twenty five minutes time tonight here on our. elements within syria's opposition admit the kofi annan peace plan is the last chance any side scored to end the violence now but after talks in moscow with the syrian national called a nation committee russia's wanted some foreign states are still urging the rebels not to commit to cease fire earlier russia's foreign minister condemned the us and some gulf nations for agreeing to give money to the opposition despite ongoing peace efforts and there are new rallies in syria to admit the truth and also fears that some legitimate peaceful
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calls for freedom and democracy are being smeared by the armed militia that is xander boy because latest report from damascus for you contains some graphic footage which impede you may find. this is the media feast of the syrian revolution and shaban mandeville kalashnikovs appealing to the international community to still be killing our children by the blood thirsty army. a few weeks later the same man this time posing as soldiers going around knocking of the door as if he thought. later we see them again already jad shown on you tube as civilians were savagely killed by troops yet still western policymakers insist on calling these people freedom fighters rather than charities united states of america.
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and the definition of for the. united states and for america. and for freedom and who are fighting really for. this is the case now and if your talk about. we have. now. of course this is also the syrian opposition. goals and the ways of achieving them are strikingly different based kurdish reman are against the entrenched discrimination of their ethnic group others in the crowd call for free elections and stopping arbitrary detentions still the main slogan they're rallying under is for peaceful change we think that bashar assad has to step down but we are totally convinced it can be achieved through nonviolent means the only way for this democratic revolution to proceed this peacefully all sides
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have to stop the violence. small rallies like these are almost there with clear currents in damascus but this time even syrian state t.v. came to fill my arms rebels grab their attention the syrian opposition has many faces and there's a growing concern here that by supporting the radicals the west may be hurting because of the more moderate forces that they are have essentially drawn down more legitimate calls for democratic change the organizers of this rally received a permit from their fury and it didn't last long an hour into the protest a group of us thought supporters appeared from nowhere sending demonstrators running on this occasion nobody was hurt or detained. democracy is about the rule of the majority and the majority of the people support bashar al assad these people maybe kerry would they're not there from from go security. force that supporters
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there is indeed little difference between peaceful protesters and the rebels and it looks like the west is making the same mistake by betting on the on the position international chorus make activists like this guilty of association began charging militia. violence. it gets much much worse and. as i say. not provoke the. chaos even in the long run. syria has long prided itself on tolerance but when it comes to politics the gloves come off very quickly and i'm only a syrian yet to agree to disagree but more importantly they have to learn how to do it in a nonviolent way. artsy damascus syria. well despite the reduction of violence in syria officials from western and arab countries been meeting today
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to reinforce sanctions against president assad france says previous measures have started to work wiping out half of syria's foreign currency reserves let's talk about these latest moves talked to. the director of american consumer middle east peace joining us on the line from beirut dr good to see you and i want to make of all this how helpful is it that the u.s. and its allies are discussing moves against president assad of the very same time as always international peace efforts are in full swing. yes kyra i think the reason we see what appears to be this contradiction is. it's one thing to have the peace observers say or have the americans to go along with it in a lukewarm fashion but it's quite another when it comes to their objectives the objectives of the west and the american led by the americans is regime change and i don't think they're going to desist and they're at first certainly down with their sanctions and other pressures until they achieve that so i see we're going through
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the motions of be a kofi annan six point plan which is good but it's what you don't clear to be that the americans are going to accept. you know those goals if indeed they are are all implemented or achieved again the problem here's a court fight it out the rebels new gun law dialogue the american policy. is now is for dialogue they want dialogue of thought just a few months ago you know in libya you could dial. people wanted to speak at the top the african union everybody wants to be america's veto that would not allow it now over here if they want it and the reason they won it i think partly is because one knows with dialogue and a cease fire that is going to allow the opposition to regroup to
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develop to receive aid from qatar. and saudi arabia directly but indirectly from the united states so the so-called obama policy is certainly not consistent why don't you hear that yeah yeah there's a slight delay in allowing talk to it why. have we so far only heard threats from the u.s. and its allies to punish the syrian regime if the ceasefire fails but not the same words the opposition. absolutely because their lot is cast with the opposition against the regime and that's an excellent point. even the international community is increasingly commanding this is not the opposition step forward it's one thing for the government to accept the initiative even though it's not perfect but yeah there's going to be two sides and
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again i maintain that there's no pressure on the opposition to accept a cease fire by the west because both understand that the. you know if assad is to be pushed out of the opposition it has got to rebuild to you know it's growing straight at that takes time and that takes a ceasefire so that they're not under military pressure so i think that's why we see this differentiation because most of the minute talks are not a quick one and russia says it's not information that rebels are being encouraged to carry on fighting from abroad just how widespread these calls do you think. i think i heard your question i think absolutely the being encouraged we have people like leader of a southerner a leader about graham and mccain. in the u.s.
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congress which of course in their cases they represent the israel lobby there they're meeting with these people their father saying that the congress will break with obama. and you just add on that aid is coming so obviously that encourages the opposition not to take seriously the dialogue do not accept any reforms or any gestures from the assad administration so basic very difficult it's much more obviously involved here than the look general but the legitimate complaints of the syrian people that none of us have doubts that there are many needs that have got to be addressed with more than words but still be aware as to be about could have no intention of focusing on substantive way on those needs they want regime change and i think that's the danger of this situation
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without a non how to get it success which may. in fact turn out that he does not well then i want peace and civil war and i think the american administration is prepared to kind of participate and to support civil war if that's what it takes for regime change talk to frank thanks ever so much director of americans consider middle east . next no regrets all repentance from norwegian mass killer brevik who says he would have done it all again his testimony comes on day two of his trial but his evidence has been published instead of being broadcast this time like the rest of the hearing rev admits last summer's bomb and gun attacks in oslo which killed seventy seven people who pleads not guilty saying it was in self-defense to protect more way from islam tuesday's hearing was delayed after a judge was dismissed for commenting on facebook shortly after the tragedy the private deserve the death sentence a penalty that's banned in norway now the judge's views may be disallowed but
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breivik still publicly hailing his massacre is the most spectacular and sophisticated attack on europe since world war two as talk about an empty lot of a new slogan the line now from brussels. flew to could see you know always got something to learn early downs i guess isn't it at the moment on the one hand we've got this cold blooded massacre and on the other the country's liberal justice system is not always something of a hostage to its own principles here. and on and on things these are very tragic emotional moments for normal in the region people what is especially it is especially in cases like this and you have to stick to your principles we should also not forget from the you can't if you you cannot or change your rules while you're in it you have to you can be come to conclusions after us and change the laws which you do apply a lot which is exactly what a man like brut would like to be to be an exception you know precisely by treating
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is with the same rights as any one region citizens or all people being goodman and judiciary is precisely telling the you will not in point the big question here all along as well of course is if it's whether or not breivik is sane or insane if he is considered say he said to get a maximum twenty one years in prison is me that could be expanded further with no wages except that as a penalty three months for every person pill. well if you could put it like that of course it seems very little but even bro vick only has this one life and he will be punished i'm pretty sure i mean we know what the facts are so he will be convicted you can be sure of it of course it's up to the judges to do it to decide of course this is very hard to accept even from an emotional point of view i mean how would you feel if your loved ones would be killed by such
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a maniac but i believe in cases like these it is precisely by speaking as i said before. principles that you can't let's not forget this man has now is moment of glory but he will act but his men will go we have a long time and probably will never leave but we'll never be free again that's the problem here isn't it though no matter how much you say should be treated as any other norwegian would be treated and let justice. take its course he is going to be treated differently this is a different case at such a high profile case i mean braddock's testimony was broadcast of course but you can read it anywhere you can read about his boast that he did it all again what are the dangers of this inflaming europe's far right extremists now and him using with as a pedestal which is the worry and absolutely that danger is there and if think it was a wise decision not to broadcast life is testimony whatever he says probably will
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appear afterwards but that makes for a totally different context you know i mean he will miss his moment of glory by not having this directly on all media that already has makes a difference not whether this will inflame were or inspire if i can use that verb other people well the risk is always there let's not forget breivik himself is somebody who was inspired by extremist or idea and ideologies elsewhere in this case it's still a very accept. will think and we should be glad it will and it's exceptionally well whether this will lead to further extremists broadens the world extremisms have always been there and will there always be there is no such thing as a completely civil world but if it is how we deal with this this is it will be silly will we see any change after this notice extremely unfortunate way for multiculturalism its successes or failures to be talked about but well any european
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governments talking about it more frankly dealing with it in a better way after this oh but i totally agree this should be the beginning of a good beat on the issues and issues of immigration because nobody deny it there are severe problems in europe with immigration which but of course we have to also be very clear that this where this man is not the answer is certainly not the solution now the people who tell us that we will find a good solution up simply line is no quick fast solution to the problem immigration i mean for one thing as long as there are very poor people living in underdeveloped countries you are going to have a problem at all times of being on the program much pre-shared for belgium and pillage joining us now live from brussels and here. are the headlines today several torture techniques used by the united states against terror suspects have been labeled war crimes in a leak secret state department officials burma which also reveals
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a warning to the bush administration about their use and as marina porter explains next for r t some believe president obama is turning a blind eye to america's past. america's so-called war on terror produced images and accounts that ignited a world of questions about torture and the u.s. treatment of suspects american people need to know or using techniques within the law to protect them two years after george w. bush left the white house let's talk about waterboarding the former commander in chief admitted his stamp of approval for the use of interrogation techniques like waterboarding dubbed into humane and illegal under u.s. law and the geneva conventions why is water political in your opinion as a lawyer said it was legal. or within the. latter torture. and. let's go first it says that. the bush administration also chose to
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disregard the judgment of a top adviser who warned that the cia's interrogation of terror suspects pointed to felony work crimes according to a secret memo obtained by wired magazine in two thousand and six state department councilor philip zelikow warned the white house that controversial interrogation techniques such as waterboarding stress positions and cramped confinement are prohibited under u.s. law and under american law there is no precedent for excusing treatment that is intrinsically cruel even if the state asserts compelling need to use it i think there needs to be an accounting in the united states of what was going on over the last ten years and name of america there is at rest of the second world. united states actually executed japanese soldiers who. used torture. against american prisons they took action against the japanese when the u.s. . as opposing. countries so there is
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a clear legal case to say that you know action must be taken we're still evaluating two weeks before taking office u.s. president barack obama steered. we are of saving america's historic commitments to international justice obviously we're going to look past practices. and i don't believe that anybody has the law on the other hand i also have a belief that we need to work for those laws as opposed to looking backwards last june obama's u.s. justice department dropped ninety nine out of one hundred one cases against cia interrogators over the use of torture i'm afraid the current ministration wants to keep those options open they don't want to label these techniques just as crying pure torture because it would prohibit them from using them while we've been their legal definition however slightly grey they need and so be option applying these techniques once again and there is what is threatening your scholars attorneys and
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human rights experts around the world have called for the prosecution of senior bush administration officials who designed in order torture tactics however critics say the unspoken agreement within countries proclaiming to democracy is to never turn on your own the problem is that in the west we you know we make great. democracies but there is a kind of between the elite hockey but they will not press charges and will not take legal action against crimes of previous administrations through the use of torture rendition and secret prisons out america's world position or around the world has are undoubtedly shifted and while the u.s. will likely continue barking the beacons of freedom and democracy critics say the more important question to ask is who's even listening anymore greenup or die artsy new york. other international headlines and radical islamist cleric abu qatada
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arrested in london and told the britain will try and report him to his mates in jordan todd is over catering attacking americans and killing jews since you learned it in the u.k. fifteen years ago this. mass public and parliamentary support to kick him out britain has been hamstrung by the european courts which say that would infringe they breach of rights. and things of the cairo court here where defendants charged over the death of seventy five people at the port side football riot declared their innocence confined to that cage they chanted justice or death the right on favorite broker between longstanding rival supporters of a local and a cairo team many facing murder trials while nine police officers have been charged with assisting a group in attacking the cairo fans. well these are historic pictures. in u.s. space exploration coming to an end before your very eyes there with the shuttle discovery landing for the final time the retired spacecraft arrives in virginia
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aboard a modified jumbo jet on its way to the smithsonian museum in washington in nearly thirty years of service nasa is most travel shuttle spent a total of three hundred sixty five days in space and circled the earth nearly six thousand times strange to see it on its last trip there isn't it. well we are back down the worst of the lot of money daniel is wall street yes but it's still flowing in the afternoon over in new york coca-cola is up over two percent after quarter one earnings topped estimates goldman sachs and johnson and johnson also be expectations europe ended up on the back of that frankfurt hit sixty hundred points total for brits all slumped of the argentina seized one unit emerging stocks are still suffering off foreign direct investment into china raising contagion fears also ended down for the second day still making your growth will solve all four billion dollars of five year bonds according to reports changed
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and the euro's just gone low on the green but for the first time the international monetary fund's of meeting the prospect of the single currency breaking here in moscow to move pretty close to the national budget off the making big spending promises in his election campaign the president elect. self-sufficient pension fund which currently runs as a huge deficit more oil and gas revenues will plug. russian energy firms you know feel good tax burden. deal signed with america's exxon mobil yesterday rosena forget technical expertise wallets and access to russia's old stick it also involves unconventional extraction projects such as shale gas christine from ratings agency standard and poor's explains why this makes sense for russia keep its estimated that in terms of conventional recoverable reserves russia has around one hundred trillion cubic meters in terms of gas. but if you look at
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unconventional potential excluding high three it's estimated that you can have anything between one hundred fifty to five hundred trillion cubic meters so that's a huge potential they've seen the impact that it's not hadn't ignited state so they're trying to cover their faces start understanding how to develop this potential rethought in the future that could probably see you know give it a garbling or tripling of its old reserves like you they are funny in canada and you wet the throats of. us business as always good for external twenty seven and a half minutes past one of moscow time in a few minutes it is day to day for wiki leaks founder julian the sun show on this channel hope you can stay here as he talks to key newsmakers who the mainstream media keep off the air you can find it he was talking to again shortly after i've updated the top stories in a moment. more
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