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the latest news on the week in review here on r.t. rusher accuses syrian rebels of fighting on to bring down the un brokered cease fire this comes as a shipment of smuggled bombs for the opposition is intercepted by lebanon. nicolas sarkozy is chasing the vote of the far right after losing the first round of the french presidential battle to francois hollande with immigration and the euro among the main rally call. more than twenty people are still being treated in hospitals in the ukraine into. a series of bombs exploded on friday that injured at least thirty. plus not guilty british and lie detector experts say the u.k.'s
main suspect a russian m.p. was not involved in the murder of a former security officer alexander litvinenko in london six years ago. he watching t.v. with me rule re sushi life in moscow as we highlight the week's top stories and as the violence in syria continues unabated neighboring lebanon has seized a shipment of smuggled weapons destined for syrian rebels the sea found cash apparently came from libya which is backing the opponents of president assad this comes as the rebels step up their of souls on government forces saturday saw the first insurgent attack from the sea a day after a suicide bombing killed at least nine people in the capital russia says the opposition is seeking to scuff. full of the un brokered cease fire as the world
body steps up its observer mission to syria does not get some more reaction from franklin lamb a director of the n.g.o.s merican is concern for middle east peace joining us now live from beirut thank you for coming on r.t. today the latest shipment of smuggled weapons intercepted by leopard on a remote to say the highlights a long running issue here is it high in time do you think for an international arms embargo on syria. very interesting question and this latest seizure of the arms may be a major development in this uprising in syria and what lies ahead for this reason there is now an eyewitness today husain the dia who saw that ship the. fall of two. carrying a flying over syria syria seriously early on flag loaded in benghazi we know that cattle are qatar and the saudis have five warehouses that they control
in the area of benghazi left over from arms and pay shipped to libya these are. great suspicion is that these are arms or were leftover from libya because the craft was loaded the worst to be fifteen containers but it turned out there were already in fact three that were filled with one hundred fifty tons of weapons that boat went for that ship one from tripoli to our turkey back to down to egypt and then to libya then to tripoli. on the way to tripoli. lebanon when it when it was seized but what is remarkable remarkable about that adventure is that the americans almost surely knew about it nato military did the israelis didn't touch that ship this time not this ship unit feel unifil has been in the hot seat repeated lee in lebanon for appearing to bias in favor of israel
they did not stop that ship it seems very clear that with all the differences and we could name twenty or more between the situation in libya and the situation in syria the fundamental pillar i read. is identical this ship clearly had it for the so-called free syrian army has other shipments of have. come from lebanon into syria design is regime change and now it's done one believes. overwhelming evidence supported that regime change so whose contact answer now is washington and certainly brussels with nato of the world what they know about about that ship i think. interrupt you here but what you're saying is very very important if i can just if i can just get to go to the so i understand five
warehouses of libyan a weapons left in benghazi one ship with all these weapons especially as you say allowed to try and get through to syria with israel america and nato turning a blind eye is that what you're saying. and you and possibly unifil all of those all of those governments involved have some serious. questions facing them now and we'll see if it sends up to the united nations russia may play a role and demand with this you know lou friendship with china that they get to the bottom of this this is the latest development. on the it seems like a nato plan or indirect nato plan for regime change the end also designed i think to undermine the coffee anon six point plan and first the american said we've got to have a cease fire we've got to have a cease fire they want to do ceasefire be give the rebels the opposition time to
get armed to get funded to get organized now they know a lot of ceasefire and they're thwarting this plan while you were in a way to see you and ratio of the fianna and six stage peace plan also the u.n. bolstering its observer mission going on there in syria but certainly at all saying with nato being aware of this weapons shipment trying to get its way to syria lebanon intercepts some experts argue that the u.s. and its allies are seeking to remove assad as you were saying a moment ago only in order really to weaken serious key ally of iran how much to read into that oh oh absolutely when you consider the resistance stance alliance the friendship between iran and syria and hamas and hizbollah this is just another aspect of the regime change project to weaken and to break the syrian iranian connection without that and then the americans are
thwarted who are of course are already under enormous pressure to leave afghanistan this is one of their last clips i think is to take down assad and to break the also potential connection between russia. and syria if syria if the syrian government stays right should grows enormously in its influence and trade duchesse in syria but throughout the reason this is a recently released tensions and it's really just in here and i'm sorry to interrupt you we are running low on time you're saying this own. multipronged solution also money from the west to talk about syria in turn talk at iran but also as you say in terms of talk at russia could you briefly could you explain that one more time for me. well just not you know. the cold empire has a a deep and broad project it's not just the regime change ultimately is who's going to have rising in special influence of the united states in the middle east is it
going to be the americans or the zionists still or with their the all the defeats they've suffered recently is it going to be a new group the russians are they going to come in and i'd certainly be rainy and and have enormous influence in that region so on the strategic geo political aspects of this is enormous and this boat this ship if we follow where the facts lead in the coming days i think there's going to be a remarkable. result in investigation of exactly what's going on frankly director of the n.g.o.s merican concern for middle east peace joining us life unfavorite thank you very much. pleasure. the syrian conflict balancing on the brink of civil war is also costing the country's economy dealy alleged terrorists are destroying industrial sites all under the pretext of fighting against president assad. on a boy small from the syrian city of aleppo. a lifetime of work burned over night.
this is one of a growing number of businesses in syria destroyed by those claiming to advance the cause of the revolution this factory was a classic example of syrian interpreter ship one hundred and fifty employees producing textiles for furniture it was never turning out a lot of profit but provided the decision living for its people all of which is now gone no sprouts no warnings one evening in fabry a group of young man threw molotov cocktails into the building the owner says they had just enough time to evacuate the workers to safety but the rest of the evening he just watched his entire fortune go up in flames. so much pride textile machines they bought from spain three years ago had to be sold for scrap lost in place lost their only source of income i don't think it was
a personal attack against me i'm not a political person i think the people who did it to me are seeking to undermine the industry as a whole to terrify people into supporting them. aleppo is syria's largest city and its industrial capital prior to the uprising it was enjoying some of the highest growth rates in the region. this industrial park alone housed more than three thousand small and mid-sized factories in the past six months some have gone out of business because of the economic sanctions while others because of industrial terrorism. they had of the local chambre of industry sas it's almost impossible to distinguish between attacks reach politically motivated and those that are outright criminal we witnessed kidnappings we witnessed. attacks on factories. that are being robberies of trucks carrying the raw material or finished goods.
threats putting people on hit lists assassinations of course all these activities criminal activities are taking. the cause of supporting the revolution what they call it the us advocated engineer for us our shahabi says many in industry side with the opposition when it calls for fighting corruption and liberalizing the country's economy but they couldn't disagree more with the means of achieving it. the first thing that older support us. we will kidnap your son or your kids. because you. for our. cause or peaceful cause and i wonder how can this be peaceful if you are getting money like. organized crime and there are many who succumbed to the racketeers to keep their business afloat the owner of this textile factory had to
fire half of his workforce after one of his production shops came under attack he says he now hands over thirty percent of his profits to those who claim to represent defray the costs of the i've been receiving threats to stop working people to demonstrations we had to pay the money so that they leave us alone while the support for lepers businesspeople is seen as crucial for the survival of assad's government even the most liberal of them now want nothing to do with the militarized position dealing with corrupt officials may be frustrating but it doesn't compare to losing your entire business to the revolution and wreck it tears it's in a boycott see aleppo syria you're watching the weekly here on r.t. nicolas sarkozy has been rallying support this after losing the first round of the presidential election this week to francois hollande at the current leader is
reaching out to a far right voters ahead of the may the sixth runoff standing by his pledge to cut immigration. explores the issues dividing french society. they say it's better to travel than to arrive but for european unity the ride has been bumpy to say the least and where could it be headed. the eurozone will implode a considerable number of economists admit when the french of foreign that the eurozone is already dead it will collapse. so says the candidate who surprised france by securing almost a fifth of the votes in round one of their presidential race all the other candidates without exception regard the european union as part of the solution or as the main solution as she has identified in the campaign the fact that it's actually the cause of the problems much of the french press but also completely
wedded to the euro project they cannot conceive of a foreign policy or domestic policy which is deeply. rooted in the whole european project one that finds itself an ever more shaky ground the should get agreement one of european integration sacred cows allowing border free travel across the e.u. is under fire. germany and france want member states to have the option to bring back those internal borders for thirty day period if there's a threat to security and public order there's a danger and more and more people are also going to start attacking all the good aspects of europe and divisions within the union don't end their amnesty international's recent report documents examples of prejudice in the block against muslims in education and employment ids it was once a very much on the fringe of the sort of political support terms on all being really mainstream in the right so to me it was sort of sort of thing when the left
would come and see that people are more racist certainly not to but there has been some sort of. reuther or wider or fortunately for people to express the hate and to indulge into violent behavior so where does that leave europe even the people who are against this kind of europe and against the idea that say they want a different kind of europe the e.u. may be trying to say the paths to achieve this vision and version of the obstacles are getting bigger from voters rallying behind their anti brussels candidates proposal supporting bad border controls some e.u. leaders have dismissed them as populist threats but the question is are they merely still threats or is this growing resistance already the tip of an iceberg tell us are still here r t brussels. it's an hour quarter past the hour here in the russian capital the eastern ukrainian city of the net profit off slowly getting back to
normal after its residents were left in a state of shock by a series of bomb explosions on friday thirty people injured ten of them children and while doctors are continuing to treat the injured police are now sifting through c.c.t.v. footage of the blast sites with this report. for some residents of new bit of skin ukraine their regular tri majority through the city was cut short because of the earth and i just got up from my chair when i heard splosion but those were smashed the windows shattered remember when i got up there was smoke and dust everywhere and women were crying. i was selling tickets when it came out of nowhere i grabbed my knees trying to hold on there was blood all over i got out sat down on a bench and like doubt it was a powerful blast the trousers i was wearing roll covered in holes i couldn't see if
my legs were injured but the soldiers it's a horror of previously unseen in ukraine's third largest city for homemade explosive devices hidden in trash cans detonated one after another a tram stops even doctors admitted they were startled to see so many severely injured. it's mostly splinter injuries to the back chest or face i'd like to show you some of the splinters we extracted from the victims' bodies sadly one man had his arm ripped off in the blast and we failed to save it he had some serious injuries the worst of all the victims we treated. for many hours the city was gripped by panic people stayed in their offices fearing more blasts public transport was suspended cell phone connection was down twitter was flooded with messages of not four but explosions which proved to be mere speculation given the well coordinated nature of the blast authorities had no doubts this was
a terrorist attack. it's another challenge for us for zero country so we're going to think of a proper response to it which we'll find a way to tackle it we'll have the best investigators working on this case ukraine is not known to have any terrorist organizations operating on its. saw oil and all explosions in the past were treated as acts of hooliganism by authorities and the timing of this attack just could not be warse not only the country is going through difficult political times with some already using the blast to gain points but is also about to welcome many guests from abroad the attacks on people who are still being investigated by the already have very serious implications we are only forty days away from the start of the euro twenty two well football championship in ukraine and poland and the authorities are now under severe pressure to reconcile the hundreds of thousands of football fans who will be coming here. to let's see
russia ski r.t. reporting from kiev in ukraine. good to have you with us here on r.t. today still to come in the program why cairo's iconic central square is still in a revolutionary mood with less than a month to go before egyptians vote for the next president protests and clashes continue as people go on demanding change and we have the latest from cairo in just a short while here. also israel's rhetoric of attack on iran leads to a suspect within the government as fears mount that is provoking terror and while not being fully prepared for any retaliatory strike. russian m.p. under very looking for who the u.k. considers the main suspect in the killing of former f.s.b. officer alexander litvinenko has just now passed a lie detector test evaluation was specially conducted by british experts to see if he had anything to do with the murder lugovoy answered questions relating to
litvinenko was death from polonium poisoning six years ago however the polygraph test is unlikely to be decisive in resolving the case as british courts will not accept it as stand alone evidence journalist kenneth spoke to under lugovoy in an interview for the sunday times that the paper never printed he believes the story is being largely ignored by the u.k. media. the newspaper was very interested in the article right up until close of play late in the evening. and the extent of the article and i haven't heard anything since it did not appear in today's newspaper i have held some rumors that it was a subject of a. suppression notice to national security grounds but i'm not really saturn on that matter but no i still await an explanation that the subject of polygraph or lie detection is is currently a big story in one of the sunday papers today in regard to a notorious criminal case. and it's very odd that this technique which which is
very newsworthy i believe and sure some very interesting results has not been the subject of the public attention i would have expected it to have interestingly when i spoke to. his reactions to the taste it was very typical of your average passion receiving the test he walks in confidence through study consing of his innocence but when he's confronted by the equipment and by the ex-pat he suddenly feels now reverse his do most of the people have taken this test about about the quality of the equipment about the professionalism of the individuals in the confidence is immediately deflated and then of course he didn't psychomotor a very positive answer so his reaction was was not. perhaps. a train deceiver that was the reaction typical of people in this and people who have taken these tests before but in itself doesn't prove anything but it is a significant part of the reaction to the test. this is r.t. tensions are soaring in egypt less than a month before the presidential election and the latest round of violence islamic
protesters clashed with security forces in cairo at least one person reportedly dead at this point the protesters want the ruling military council to surrender power which it's been wielding since the ousting of president mubarak on sunday the egyptian parliament suspended its session in protest against the military appointed government generals are accused of trying to cling on to power while barring several leading candidates from the presidential poll but one of them was reinstated after an appeal despite being a former mubarak official middle east blogger thinks the military is trying to strangle the revolution. the interpretation in egypt at the moment is that this is the military's push to maintain a credible candidate credible that is from their point of view someone that could take votes away from the islamist candidates and other candidates and possibly allow them to control the transition for the transition into egypt and maintain the
military's control it's all about become because of this rushed nature and this extreme disqualifications it's going to be into second choices and perhaps third choices and i don't think that at all it presents the spirit of egyptian when they started this uprising and aspiration for a more democratic egypt this will be it for about they say the next six months or to whatever will be at the end. people will see who the president will be but ultimately this will not be an end to the process and there's a lot of spear a shares and hope that i've been. through this process and the liberal parties and the secular parties and the leftist forces in egypt are not going to put up with it. straight to pakistan now to kick off the r.t. world update and a u.s. drone attack has killed four suspected militants in pakistan's tribal region near the afghan border it is. the first american drone strike since islam about demanded a complete halt of the controversial program highly unpopular in pakistan relations
between the countries were maad on november twenty sixth when a cross border attack by nato aircraft killed twenty four pakistani troops the us military has intensified the attacks in the past three years as part of its counter-terrorism efforts. the sudanese president omar hassan al bashir has declared a state of emergency in three areas bordering south sudan at the motion followed a month of border clashes with the south which separated last july after a decades long civil war which killed over one and a half million people. is wanted by the international criminal court for alleged crimes against humanity war crimes and genocide in the darfur region. an explosion and gunfire have rocks in nigeria's northern city of karnow killing at least sixteen people the blast took place in a university lecture theatre used by christian students for religious services and nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attack but it was in january the
militants who carried out a bombing in the same city killing one hundred fifty. israel's former security chief is criticizing the country's prime minister and government for misleading the people on the need to strike iran he said the threat of an attack might force to iran to start working on building a nuclear weapon but as our correspondent paula reports it's feared israel might not be prepared to provide enough protection to its own citizens if indeed a regional war does were grabbed. the ruler of any family lives in missile range of gaza for years they complained to the government they had no shelter to protect them from because some rockets fired by her most but there's a poor immigrant town wasn't a top priority for tel aviv far from it prompting yakov to eventually build a shelter himself to protect his family it will be thought we went through some very tough years who used to worry all the time every time we left the house we
were in danger when we went to the store or to work it took a direct hit on your course house five years ago before the government finally woke up and bought him a shelter opposite the one he'd really built himself now across israel's close to city to gaza there are bomb shelters in the street and sports fields and in children's playgrounds with a kidney disguised like this one but that won't reassure the rest of the country in the event of a conflict with the much bigger threat of iran if the sport of the world government . forces god or war. the gift of pork barrel in the civilian population. for a show of walk out of our current. coverage problems several directions we have both one point seven million people that haven't got a mission. we've got three and a half million people that haven't got the gas mask israelis themselves are
skeptical about the country's ability to defend itself many still remember iraqi scud missiles landing in the center of israel some twenty years ago and a scathing government report issued months ago suggests the home front is woefully unprepared and the government. doesn't want to put obviously doesn't want to put the public into panic but i think the public itself probably does not believe in a strike is imminent otherwise people would move have gone crazy the experts say any israeli military strike is very likely to draw any rain in retaliation the target of which. it's no secret this is the city that iran has threatened to pummel with missiles in response to any israeli attack but many of the public bomb shelters here are dusty and neglected and whereas in previous times of tension tel aviv distributed gas masks many of those masks remain in storage i really don't know why they're talking about it so much that's why i think there won't be a war because we are talking about it i don't think there will be
a war because i think the government is. going to doing nothing to prepare citizens for the situation if someone will bore me i don't know what i need to one. which has many wondering what exactly tel aviv has planned up its sleeve if a government really. intends to start a war. they would do things differently or at least prepare their public policy r.t. tel aviv. all right in just a moment here on c i will be back with a quick recap of the week's top stories.
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