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to give a darn about anything tunes mission to teach a reason why you should care about humans and. this is why you should care what you're only on the r.-g. dot com. breaking news from moscow to let them vote big time france considers arming syria's new rebel coalition as it becomes the first european state and to recognize the foreign form group as the only voice of the syrian people more on that just ahead of the headlines from us tonight from the love triangle to head to good problem the scandal important cia chief david petraeus now drugs in america's commander in afghanistan is washington claiming it knew nothing. for it squares up to three of the world's top running corporations who are accused of skirting around billions in taxes but talking about that.
fellow is kevin owen here tonight good to have you company starting with breaking news i just spoke of than france has in the last hour become the first european state to recognize syria's newly formed rebel coalition as a sole representative of the syrian people has got to get an update from middle east correspondent. paula what does from his announcement mean that. well as you say we just heard that france has recognized the syrian opposition coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people this makes it the first you nation to do so now we have heard from the french president francois hollande who says that the syrian opposition coalition will and as a team greek government in the future he says that once the syrian national council has formed and transitional government is in the whole issue of the supply of weapons and arms will be addressed not only to date six rebuilds the state rig.
this opposition coalition one of the big tar and we heard from its foreign minister that the recognition we're going to close to securing arms for syrian rebels so a lot of our mouths being raised over the whole issue of arms now making the way in a much more legitimate way to the syrian opposition it is important to make a parallel back in two thousand and eleven on the tenth of march france became the first country to recognize the national transitional council can give me at nineteen a member of this was the we will find since that came together there immediately following france as we commission other countries recognize them and ultimately decided to from an intervention happening in libya we don't need to worry about has given his that and will come to this new clinician it says that it is a primary negotiator that sydney the arab league has stopped short of recognizing it as illegitimate representatives of the syrian people and sometimes of the arab league that's not at the rock and they're not fully supportive of the syrian
opposition so many questions among them just how feasible is this opposition coalition it really is it which would give them a zation but need to give the people and organizations of different political and religious affiliations it also has long been ripped apart internally by bickering and the so on many questions over how much influence it has on the ground inside syria and the questions that will be a temper follow it with your help for now paula say thanks very much to spend an hour on saving i spoke at length to father musser he's communications manager for the free syrian army told me they've always rejected any possibility of dialogue with president assad. him remaining in power is impossible out of our no dialogue no negotiation with bashar al assad certainly no one and no political power will stoop to negotiation because the syrian people will abandon any faction that steps in the dialogue with him so no there will be no talks with bashar al assad's father had
a gun while you got little endlessly rockwell's photos too he says syrians would never want an opposition formed on the gulf and american pressure to grab power. i'm glad to see that this collection of corrupt dictatorships is instructing the syrian people as to who their representatives ought to be how about the representatives of the saudi arabian people of the bahraini and people or people of qatar or charge of the arrest of these dictatorships so what would an outrage is that they're the course they're just a subsidiary of the pentagon and of the cia this is part of the long term plot by the u.s. by britain by france by turkey by israel and i'm no fan of assad i might say but. good things are watch words after gadhafi in libya they're going to be much worse if they succeed in overthrowing assad let's opposition group was trained in turkey at various american air force bases there many of them are libyan al qaeda types
other from other countries they're not syrians they're foreign fighters whatever is wrong with assad i think that the people of syria tend not to want outsiders to be telling them what to do they fear these so-called rebels just as much as they fear their own government and my guess is they don't want foreigners occupying and running their country. let's talk about the implications of the french decision to not have joined live by called helen and contributing editor of the foreign policy in focus think tank on high fronts than the first to recognize libya's opposition now it's the first to recognize the syrian rebel group do you see any parallels there. unfortunately i see a lot of parallels and it's exactly the wrong thing to do at this point right now there is a four point peace plan that was put out by china it's a little vague at this point but a couple of government run newspapers in damascus have said that it looks like its basis for to begin negotiations and some talks on a peaceful resolution
a political resolution of the current situation by france stepping in and do doing this is exactly what france did in libya which is that the u.n. passed a resolution instead of. attempting to negotiate a peaceful resolution the french started bombing three days after the un security council passed its resolution i think what's happening in this case is that france is essentially intervening in the situation is supporting a group that basically says there is no other solution that a military solution it's the worst thing that could happen ok but france now who next do you think. well this is spreading everything i mean this is right out of shakespeare you know cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war our situation is very bad in lebanon at this point you have instability in turkey if you haue no grew next in line to recognize the group oh in terms of of of recognizing the groups i
would suspect that britain might be next i mean that was the way it went in libya first syria then britain then the united states i'm not sure the united states is going to step in at this point but i do suspect that britain will be fairly close behind france i very much doubt that france would make this move unless they have got some other agreement from people in nato to to do to join in with a recognition that comparison considering arms shipments to the group what level of involvement you think france could have from now on taking everything i've just said is a state like you to go further than just weapons well i do think what it does is that it's a green light for opening up the arms shipments to the rebels i mean at this point there's an arms embargo against syria and there's no arms embargo in terms of what qatar and saudi arabia are doing but when france steps into it it means that's
a whole different level up and you basically have a situation where you could you know you could have. any aircraft missiles and missiles are killer i mean are you going to raise the level of the war enormously and i think what you're going to end up doing is creating larger and larger amounts of civilian casualties conflict her initial thoughts by this developing news source not could get you in line so quickly appreciated can helen of a contributing editor of foreign policy in focus that view. now syria's sorry turkey let's talk about turkey is tight and no indeed we'll talk about syria syria's bloody standoff has exposed deep political and sectarian cracks in neighboring lebanon with gun battles springing up daily in the northern part of the state are reports from a nation hit by fierce clashes between warring groups. they share at
a terminations a fight to the death but this isn't syria it's lebanon the conflict has crept across the border leading to death and destruction here in tripoli we're standing here you can see the almost complete destruction of a home this is literally the front line of the. neighborhood in tripoli right across the street out the window that's the neighborhood where the largely sunni community have been has been clashing with the largely allawi community that is based here it's actually not very safe for us to stand here we've been told by the owner of this apartment that they're still taking casualties in the fighting could really flare up at any moment out of range of the snipers we speak to the homeowner and allawi militia man the misery has only hardened his resolve to fight against neighbors who he says pose a mortal threat. these people have one objective and that is to have an islamic emirate in the north and militia organizations like hezbollah give up arms as long as thought exists. this is been a flashpoint for years
a sunni stronghold next door to an alawite community but strife in syria has unleashed new sectarian tensions leading to the worst fighting since lebanon's civil war ali food is the spokesperson for the arab democratic party which has its own loyal militia here in. the asad regime falls that this area will turn into a dangerous product but this is what we're trying to avoid. i asked him whether disarming might be an option to avoid more bloodshed. we're not afraid while we were filming the lebanese army was overseeing a shaky cease fire but the sandbags are still out awaiting the next battle we're in the neighborhood as you can see behind me that is the area where the gunfire was coming down here people have been killed on both sides of the. this is one of the fighting positions this street. reacher has a sunni militia here in tripoli as bubble to ban
a slum in heavy fog when guns are. showing off his guns he says he's ready to use them again at a moment's notice. we are ready to defend ourselves and to fight fire with. sheikh masri accuses the syrian government of fermenting violence against the sunni's and that's why he says support for the uprising goes far beyond empathy. or assistance to the free syrian army then would do it within our capabilities if it is possible to give them a gun and some bullets then we're happy. however the syrian war plays out it's clear that the outcome will have repercussions far beyond its borders in tripoli the battle lines have been drawn and neither side seems willing to back down lucy caffein of r.t. tripoli lebanon. headline news continues live from moscow after this break.
catalonia wants to get its independence from the rest of spain locals feel that madrid texas of catalonia economic success is a way putting the region into debt trust me who work hard only to have it all taxed away is very aggravating i can see why people are frustrated but the people who want independence have a very odd slogan catalonia a new european state so let me get this straight you want independence but you want to stay in the e.u. is that what you mean what exactly would that change that's not really gaining independence that shifting dependencies staying in the e.u. means you won't have control of your borders you'll still be on the euro c. won't have your own currency you will be able to establish your trade standards those will be dictated to you by brussels and if you don't like the austerity measures from outsiders like in madrid then you might want have
a conversation with the greeks because being an independent country in the e.u. won't save you from people messing with your finances all i'm saying is that being truly independent means answer to no one not madrid not brussels but that's just my opinion. resistance is not of politics but a culture. it's couldn't test. on its own.
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impressions. who for instance on t.v. dot com. again more heartache for washington having lost the director of the cia to an affair last week it now risk losing his top commander in afghanistan two to the same scandal general john allen has been accused of sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelley one of the women whose implication led to the downfall of one of america's most distinguished officers of his going to church he can now with more on the passions at the pentagon. this scandal is just getting worse and reminds more of a t.v. drama possibly with many episodes the latest episode of the investigation into the affair between former cia director general petraeus and his biographer is the revelation of another extramarital affair now between the top american and nato commander in afghanistan general john allen and
a woman named jewel kelly the very woman who officials say general petraeus says mistress paula broadwell saw as a rival for her affections with general petraeus and wrote threatening e-mails to dead jill kelley was the woman who opened this can of worms when she went to the f.b.i. in the first place and asked them to investigate the harassing anonymous e-mails that she'd been receiving the investigation led to paula broadwell's mailbox and apparently her mailbox revealed her affair with the former cia director few words about jill kelley. retelling a new exciting t.v. show but reality can be more implausible so jill kelley a mother of three a housewife living in florida they've apparently been friends with the patrice's for for years and she turned out to be nothing most intelligent woman because when she asked the f.b.i. to look into the harassing e-mails that she'd been receiving she somehow forgot that her own mailbox was also full of quote unquote inappropriate e-mails from the
commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan general john allen also a married official said there were somewhere from twenty to thirty thousand pages of those e-mails of course they did not reveal the content of those e-mails they just said there was inappropriate communication between the two this may sound like a huge manyfold family drama but it's more serious than that and a military lawyer adultery can be a crime and punishment can be time in prison although general allen will remain the commander of getting sent defense secretary panetta said that he had asked president obama to delay the general's nominate. to be the commander of american forces in europe and the supreme allied commander of nato so john allen would be the third afghanistan general who fell from grace so abruptly and so shockingly too many first it was general stanley mcchrystal resigned when a magazine quoted him saying unflattering things about the administration and then
general petraeus over a woman and now general john allen three of the biggest names in the war in afghanistan a correspondent in washington d.c. will form a five intelligence officer told us the patrol could be the result of infighting within the intelligence community. it's beginning to look like a very well written drama really interesting sam knowledge bomb. that can produce final exam time they can usually use the cream to tweak the old regime. generals who sort of move through the revolving door in military was so sure of the intelligence this is one of the points it took him to get much coverage of power to triumph and that is the fact that he has been very much on a really important really pushing for the idea that there should be some sort of military action against iraq so there may well have been some sort of maneuvering behind the scenes by other senior intelligence officers to try and get rid of
someone that they would see as an outsider who is peddling a line which they don't agree with and which undermines their national data. because the first keep you updated on how this high stakes love story unfolds breasted r.t. dot com also a poll there about what you think of the timing of it all this what you're telling us so far just. over a third of you think the scandals part of a manufactured effort to prevent protests from testifying on the big guys the killings taking a close look about the graph a little less than a quarter of you say it's part of a drive to recall the military leadership of fifty just about i believe the election was at the root of all this the affair was hushed up until a bomber was reelected and about the same number signal it could all a little to much use for tracy's own mistake you can have your say and our t.v. dot com plenty of time to do it still. next hard pressed for cash and hurting for austerity britain is turning on tax avoiders to help make up its budget shortfall and first in the crosshairs google amazon starbucks
e attacks now wants to question them over earning billions in revenue in the u.k. but only paying peppercorn taxes if any colleague. in london for more on this mission. these are three companies that dominate the u.k. economy they have billions of pounds worth of turnover the but it looks like they pay very little corporation tax to show for it and now employees are outraged by the fact that through very legal loopholes these companies that they say are acting in an immoral way are managing to dodge millions and billions of pounds worth of tax every single year and they want to try and put a stop to it now what about i mean the companies we talk about this being called immoral just how did the companies money used to contribute so little or nothing to the treasury without actually breaking the law so certainly a big mystery well it's all a case of financial trickery rory it's about getting clever accountants that find
countries with more favorable tax rates to base a u.k. headquarters and so for example google base themselves in the republic of ireland that's way that that's where they sell their advertising space from starbucks abased in holland and amazon based in luxembourg so they manage to pay very little taxes through channeling their revenue through these countries are part of public reaction sure surely surely there must be a people of the public or even m.p.'s who are outspoken about this unfortunately rori for much of the ordinary public here in the u.k. it's just not funny anymore they say that you know austerity measures are taking hold in the public spending cuts in the public sent a really making life difficult for people and we spoke to a few people out on the streets and this is what they told us if we're paying tax on things like. that we have to foot the bill for that i guess we're paying tax on coffee as well why should they not pay the tax that we. took i guess is up to
something close. like you tend to take is that i think it's fair that you still buy starbucks coffee it's not this is some activists have already suggested a plan to highlight what they're calling this a moral behavior so if you have at least one of the companies what exactly has been suggested so far. yes well this. anti cuts group these campaigners against austerity measures here in the u.k. they say that in december they're going to launch a national day of action against starbucks what they're going to do is they're going to occupy the multitude of starbucks coffee houses that we have here in london you move down the street you see them everywhere and they're going to make them into the homeless shelter they're going to make them into refuges into creches because that they say that starbucks have these immoral tactics and they need to give back to society so they're going to be occupying these coffee houses but
indeed it's not just the anti cuts campaign as there's a general feeling among the british public that people want to boycott these new large amount multinational companies because of their immoral schemes in the way that they do you just take from the public and very little back into the u.k. economy which as we know is struggling at the moment and really for people here in the u.k. very difficult to make ends meet at the moment so this is a topic that's rousing a lot of anger from the british public. poley boy curve. coming up soon to take a fine tooth comb to the world's latest financial funny business is that. just a few minutes.
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did it times are welcome to the kaiser report first order of business this saturday will be the second anniversary of the first dedicated crash j.p. morgan buy silver edition of the kaiser report so make sure you tune in. i swore like a prankster my banker tourette syndrome is back even measuring jamie leap and diamond jaimie i'm too scared to appear on the kaiser poor during men as give me fricken bash blacks or i say say flashbacks during a foul mouthed bleeping baker i can't stop playing stacey. there's a lot of use you didn't acts like an album time or a banker on
a plane oh that guy we were in first class that was classy but i never i used to work for them you know we didn't mention a few months ago that every time we tried to cover. various stories of selling various collateralized debt obligations that are quote we'll say ok we can never repeat these banker e-mails because they're so foul mouth. well in our first headline max foul mouth for your threatens workers who warns he will hunt down their families so let's look at this video max of live a good bar he's from barclays bank senior fork's trader from asia or he was until he was fired here he is confronting construction workers near his house when they woke him up too early. on you. know.
yeah that looks like a typical broker's office but you know this is why london is dropping down from being the world's financial center it's going to lose that top spot to new york on kong and even frankfurt will overtake london in a few short years so this is why they that acting out their pathological social they need to call a social order anti-social behavior order as. well as you said london is apparently going down the ranks of financial centers it's down to just like a third in terms of income and revenue to the to the revenue office here the inland revenue. in the last three years now that sort of behavior that you saw there for any new yorker that you encountered well we're all right our campaign is working or did capitalizing the banks there's their bonuses are being slashed or pays being slow.