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the u.s. whistleblower bradley manning will soon hear his sentence he could face life in prison if found guilty of aiding the enemy. all talk as israeli palestinian negotiations resume after years of failed peace efforts we take a look at the roots of the deadlock. and us slowdown in the world's workshop as china post's modest world figures we figure out whether print those predicting a major financial dip are justified. thanks for tuning in this hour i'm lucy cough and alvin of course you're watching our team . a military judge is set to deliver the verdicts on u.s.
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army whistleblower bradley manning later on today tuesday he could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy his defense meanwhile argues that manning had leaked the classified documents because he wanted to expose war crimes when it comes to the press coverage of the case in the united states innocent until proven guilty may not apply or he's going to can explain. guilty before trial much of the u.s. media together with the government have all but convicted bradley manning look at simple if many did what he did they ought to try him and they ought to put his ass for far. as he should be fun is to the fullest extent possible and what is that. you think he should be killed. by from prison here he jeopardized he jeopardized national security that. we broke the law the president after all the commander in chief called him guilty before years before he was on trial that's under command
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influence to the judge in this trial who is a military officer in thousands of leaked documents bradley manning has exposed many aspects of u.s. foreign policy through his war logs the public has learned about war crimes committed by the u.s. in iraq and afghanistan perhaps best illustrated by the leaked collateral murder video this classified footage showed the ease with which the crew of a u.s. apache helicopter killed civilians in iraq we see protests in support of bradley manning throughout the country you come across demonstrations already in place like a restaurant flag story and watching t.v. and their supporters not so much for many years even to be drawn back to work but more importantly for the public's right to know. but manning supporters are in the minority poll show that the majority of americans consider manning a traitor who cares whether the army killed some innocent people or not over in iraq we you know we don't want to we don't want to be a part of that with very. trouble so if it's
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a complex issue and it's uncomfortable americans generally will pull back from it and allows the media to fill that gap and portray bradley manning as a traitor it's been all too easy to label bradley manning a traitor perhaps because his revelations had to do with the u.s. government's wrongdoings abroad. polls show that americans are more sympathetic to snowden perhaps because these revelations are about their rights their civil liberties so they care more when it's iraq his wife they apparently care less some argue that politics and timing have also played a role in the media coverage of bradley manning's case this it happened during the war and he was. the least got the stuff out scooped all these major media outlets right as the bush administration was ending and the war was still an issue and something that was wrong the american psyche might be something different but we're short attention span people so three four five years later he's
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a traitor three four five years ago he might have been a hero the main narrative that the us government has pushed forward and he was effectively delivered by the worst media was that many revelations have endangered us national security but the conversation that's been avoided is that perhaps the government's killing of civilians with drones and otherwise has generated more enemies with the united states than greatly manning's revelations in washington i'm going to check on. manning was responsible for the largest leak of classified documents in u.s. history let's take a look at how the exposure of those seven hundred thousand cables actually came about well bradley manning had joined the army back in two thousand and seven he was deployed to iraq two years later his leaks collateral murder video was released by wiki leaks there it is right there showing u.s. forces killing civilians in iraq that manning had told a hacker about his leaks who later handed their child logs over to the government as
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a result manning was arrested and charged for revealing that classified information the afghan war diary was released shortly after that with manning moved to solitary confinement in a maximum security u.s. prison more revelations about what the u.s. did during the iraq war along with a series of diplomatic cables within revealed by. wiki leaks in march the extent of the charges became known manning was accused of aiding the enemy and weaken leaks had released the documents about guantanamo bay prisoners and all those revelations earned manning a noble peace prize nomination the court martial proceedings against him began shortly after that with the u.n. saying that he was subject to excessive on his elation and cruel treatment during his attention now a judge did not allow the u.n. torture inspector to testify and that that trial the high profile case actually got under way in fort meade maryland pardon me and. went out to find out how americans feel about what manning did.
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we should have that footage for you shortly i do apologize for the delay we're having some type difficulties fort meade maryland is where bradley manning learns his fate but new york city is where we are giving citizens the opportunity to weigh in on his story you see we set up an open mike and in the four hours it's been available we've only found four people who know who bradley manning is three only willing to comment about the circumstances surrounding the former army intelligence analyst that downloaded and leaked hundreds of thousands of u.s. classified documents i don't quite know what enemy we were aiding he was aiding and was an espionage no because he didn't give it to a foreign government he made it public so i don't really believe that the charges
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fit what he did he releases information to the american people who the army and all the government claim to represent so off releasing information to the general public is consider releasing it to the to the enemies of the state of the state well then i guess in some ways they consider the disability and the enemies of the state his intentions were. worth to kind of be some type of hero to the american people so i think intentionally he wasn't trying to aid the enemy we all claim to appreciate our service men but i think we should also appreciate the service men that will are sometimes willing to break the chain of command to do what's right for the people who are there claiming to fight for and we do lose i respect that and i really really appreciate it while opinions surrounding bradley manning's actions do differ nearly everyone agrees that he has sacrificed his own life in order to bring information to the public that they otherwise might never
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have known reporting from new york growing up or not. manning has already pled guilty to ten lesser charges related to giving secret documents to wiki leaks the prosecution says that this was done with malicious intent and that and gravely harmed us national security but denver nicks who has written a book about manning says that there's been no proof of that there's no hard evidence that i've ever seen that american lives were lost a direct result of a bradley manning late there's no question that the army is over charged in this case that he does not deserve to be executed or stay there right the rest of his life in prison bradley manning has offered to plead guilty basically to ten lesser charges that would lead you to be in prison for twenty years or that by the time he got out you would have spent almost a half of his life in prison he would have been in prison almost for as long as he's buried alive. today how do you make sure that you're tuned in to our team when
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bradley manning discover says fate will be covering that verdict announcement for you at seventeen hundred g.m.t. . thirty six hours with child surgery in time. for the ok. ok are you you saying. israel and the palestinians are holding a new round of peace talks in the u.s. reviving negotiations that have been stalled for almost three years having a long disappointing history there's already growing skepticism over whether the sides would actually reach a compromise on some of the most intractable issues the us is seeking to broker an agreement of the so-called two state solution under that proposal israel would exist peacefully alongside a new palestinian state created in the west bank and the gaza strip lands occupied by the israelis since the one nine hundred sixty seven war the major issues that need to be resolved to bring an end to more than six decades of conflict including
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borders the future of jewish settlements the fate of palestinian refugees and the status of jerusalem and what's been called a goodwill gesture israel has agreed to release one hundred four palestinian prisoners but many critics say the two sides are no closer to a solution. reports from a divided palestinian city where the conflict is rooted. hebron to israeli settlers seen through the barbed wire that protects use of a she's home his is the only outhouse left in the tell the maid a neighborhood in the same to ancient hebron. she lives on one side of the street across from him his secular neighbors who he watches only through this video camera afraid of what would happen if he didn't this you are no way the way you. did you see what you did you are and you daughters are to russia is a boy he she's
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a daughter she's afraid to visit her father because the settlers throw stones and eggs at her and her children. getting worse my mother was supposed to give birth called the ambulance but these very army did not give permission for them to get close to the house so my father and my brothers carried my mother out on the chair she gave birth in the chair and the newborn baby that's all right but it's not only ambulances who refuse permission to drive down this road no palestinian is allowed to use a vehicle here seventy eight year old boy a she has no choice he spends hours each day walking these well trodden stones to fetch groceries gas or to go to the mosque because of what had you are but it was really say they closed the road because they were afraid somebody would smuggle bombs but i also know how we were supposed to get to our houses when they said you can buy donkey so i told them people are flown to the moon and you want me to buy the donkey or you go home by car. palestinians in hebron are no strangers to vote
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blocks here in hebron the streets are a maze if you're palestinian there are some streets palestinians can't use at all others they can walk on but not drive and still others they can access only with a permit it's to make sure the seven hundred. grady's who live among two hundred thousand palestinians in hebron can move around safely although his brand is the second oldest and largest palestinian city it's also the second most holy site to jews after the western wall corrosive first receiving all of israel this is the very roots not only of judaism but of monotheism. just down the road is the second holiest site to the jewish people in all the world and only since we've come to arc this everybody wants access to that holy sorry. fable to go in and worship there these radios justify the road closures arguing they protect the cities who live here but palestinians say it's often done for no other reason than to make their
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lives difficult and you have the often soldiers prevent me from crossing for no reason it depends on their mood whenever they feel like it they refuses permission . i don't have i do i you she's arab neighbors have left this part of hebron the city is maybe lives and living hell but he says he's taking a stand one step at a time. r.t. hebron. in its push for israeli palestinian peace talks washington has upped hamas out of the score the palestinian militant group has governed the gaza strip since it was voted into power back in two thousand and seven but it has also been classified by some countries as a terrorist organization although saying from the hamas interior ministry says that leaving the group out of the talks is a serious mistake. actually this is a new call for the policy an israeli negotiation is coming from the american administration so they can want to make some. special that mr obama didn't do
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anything in this case it during the last period these negotiations will fade especially that israelis will give nothing for the palestinians and the only thing they're looking for their security. and. actually is not. given the right to from the palestinian to negotiate and to give up the lands and. the sea and constant cases coming out the drones and hauling politics in the run a presidential election i think and the airstrikes by pakistan on edge with countervailing tactics just as important in the political. world with. its technology innovation all the developments
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are set to elect a new president today after back in may the parliamentary polls marked the country's first democratic transition but amid the political changes one controversial issue continues to plague the country the cia led program of drone strikes in pakistan before some allow analysis let's bring in holly an ex pakistani air force officer sir thank you for taking the time to speak with us and joining us on the program here drone strikes have increased six fold under u.s. president barack obama the new prime minister has called for an end to these attacks your high court even declared them illegal why hasn't anything changed we have still seen drone strikes carried out on pakistani soil since the elections. thank you for having me on the show unfortunately it seems that the new government which had in all resorted to a lot of rhetoric in the run up to the elections especially during the electoral
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campaigns it had promised that it will bring an end to the controversial drone attacks but it seems that there is been a reality check given to the new government by the americans that the aid which comes through i am here for the through loans and other things will be stopped unless the government of pakistan draws the line so therefore it does appears to be business as usual although the number of drone attacks have in fact increased with the new government coming in there have been only lip sympathy paid there have been in number of protests but there has been nor a stance taken do to take it up with the us government that is drawn strikes must stop john kerry the u.s. secretary of state is likely to visit this week and maybe it is taken up with them but i personally have very little hope from that because if something had to be done in a concrete manner it would have been done the worst thing is that with the new government taking over it's been nearly fifty days but the number of better strikes have actually increased so that myth is broken that the drone strikes actually
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strike at the heart of the terrorist because it maybe taking out one or two terrorists but the number of collateral damage that takes place has not believed multiplied but it has that is ordered into many more human lives being lost because of better strikes and if you notice the other day a major jailbreak took place in the city of beer i smiled upon and a number of terrorists have escaped nearly forty in number forty of the prisoners who escaped with some of them will be terrorists and a similar jailbreak in the city or by a nuke last year out of which there were some very very hardened criminals and terrorists went on and went to air force air bases and we lost an ever ak so therefore i personally think that the. drone attacks if they have to come to an end buckstone will have to take a unilateral stand with the united states for its sovereignty on those that happens it'll be business as usual well sir i do want to bring in the element of the
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pakistani government and the responsibility that it has i mean there is ample evidence showing tacit pakistani consent even active cooperation in the drone program that frankly contradicts the official posture that our violates the country's sovereignty what do you make of that is the government itself not serious about ending these strikes. my view as a military analyst and as a neutral citizen of pakistan i think the comment is due to loss it has no clear control of what's going on of course it has inherited the problem but in the previous two governments that is due to raise musharraf and during the time of mr asif zardari there was definitely tacit approval provided to the united states of america it was of ink and scream policy that they would even provide them with intelligence but once the drone struck place publicly they said that we are going to make a hue and cry and this was very real to the viki leaks this was revealed by
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a number of us senators who voted on the record but it was hoped that the new government will probably change this but it has not only feel to it it is yet to draft a formal national security policy which includes the drone attacks and unless it does that i'm afraid that it is at sixes and sevens well the more things change the more they stay the same sultan hali retired air force officer and journalist unfortunately we're out of time thank you for weighing in there. well after decades of china's rapid growth and development the world's second largest economy appears to be slowing down the government is expecting the lowest rate of economic expansion in more than two decades at seven point five percent that has set some economists to forecast a grim future saying that growth may dip to as low as three percent in the coming years big banks are sounding the alarm over the slowdown which is also complicating global recovery is china financial collapse or are the doomsday predictions
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overblown marty's business correspondent hate. pardon me breaks it down. tyner despite enjoying phenomenal growth over the last three decades is not immune to the overall global slowdown and as an economy reliant on external investment and demand the cracks are beginning to show as it currently stands a chinese economy is expected to grow a modest seven point five percent by their standards having enjoyed a nearly ten percent average growth for the past thirty years now some point five percent is certainly not a disaster this figure acquaints of the whole of switzerland economy one of the wealthiest countries in europe so china's growth was to stay at this rate because you would be adding the whole of the swiss economy to its balance sheet every year but nevertheless the economy is slowing so what is being done to get the chinese economy to accelerate
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a bit more and avoid this three percent scenario what happened chinese whispers that the government is planning to implement a huge spending package to boost the country's gross rushing out a new railway as an infrastructure the government also intends to dig itself out of debt most of the country's risk comes from having high death and bad loans now all of this sounds bad it's nothing compared to the situation in europe where the your area is expected to contract and over in the u.s. growth is expected to reach just below two percent and china's spello emerging markets are expected to go five percent this year in fact remains that while time is some point five percent growth may be ruffling a few feathers most of europe can only dream of being able to fly. dr force and patton burke from picking university says that the contract predicted by barclays is unlikely. i think this this is not realistic at all like this
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is. on seven point five percent is still a healthy growth and it's actually desired by the government to reduce the overreaching economy and the secret ma lies in domestic consumerism and the spend it on mystic spending has to go up the government announced three major stimulus now and they want to reduce it taxes for small businesses and they're not on the export they want to balance their currency a little bit so that export is still working explore and they want to set up the railway farms this is a kind of seamy prevent terror they shoot off the railway system and beijing has been point cash into the infrastructure of a debt ridden greece making it a gateway for investment and trade between china and europe now on top of that china has apparently become a priority market for the greek food business ideas either plus kind of has more. this is not the set of a movie about the post-apocalyptic world but the old international airport this is what six years of recession twenty seven percent of unemployment and billions of
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euro in debt look like to me very well be the perfect reflection of the greek economy and since its creditors or the troika demand that greece of reserves nearly seventy billion dollars by the year twenty twenty two it has to sell off its state assets and here is where the chinese come in beijing is only planning to purchase this abandoned facility but is also looking at leasing the current working international airport it's also attracted other countries like russia and the u.s. but there is a great chance that that deal me also go to china back in two thousand and nine china's cost course the shipping company you least half of greece's largest happens with thirty five years and local authorities say it's completely revitalized it's a win win situation great business for costco and millions of euro in tax revenues for greece in fact things have been going so well athens is now considering leasing the second half of the port beijing is once again interested to turn it into the number one seed in the mediterranean from here chinese products are put on trains
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and then distributed throughout the e.u. so there are no prizes for guessing who wants to snap up the greek railways as well but this chinese takeaway doesn't end all the infrastructure greek food products or virgin all of wall to be exact are stirring up an appetite in china last year the country became greece's number four export market and officials here say they used to think was a long term priority and now it's top of the list so as the troika slams greece with various authority measures and demands a new job cards and the reduction of salaries china is storming in on the white children for springing big business said it's considering covering some of the debt which is great news and a great opportunity for the greek economy and given that many other southern e.u. countries are also embarrassed. it's china will just be flexing its muscles you want is going off or to athens. in other world news
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a driver's body has been recovered from the wreckage left by a commuter train collision in switzerland thirty five people were injured after two trains smashed into each other head on just south of there on monday evening investigators are still trying to find out the cause of that accident. authorities in thailand have closed the coastal area on a popular tourist island after streaks of crude oil contaminated the shore about fifty tons spilled into the area saturday morning after a leak sprung in a pipeline more than three hundred workers have been deployed to clean up of that oil and they are by area has also been declared a disaster zone. i'll be back in about a half an hour the crisis report is coming up do stay with us.
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i got a big question for you how stupid could stupid terrorist paranoia get according to four progressive dot com the texas department of public safety demanded that any women entering the state senate hand over any tampons or pads before entering wow so why would they do this are they really that scared that some terrorists are planning to sneak a bomb into the place at any cost according to news that yahoo dot com the official reason is that they're afraid of people using projectiles as a form of protest against a law that would really restrict abortions oh well no i kind of see where you abortion is an issue that people really get furious over now it kind of all makes sense but what what's that they're afraid of projectiles but people with guns were allowed to take them into the senate are you kidding me i think the second amendment does a lot more good. that harmed by i think it goes without saying that for women to concealed carry their hygiene items they should need a permit or permission from anyone but that's just my opinion.
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i am x. kaiser leftwich rumors abound did that as bro was going to answer it is a new monopoly board game with out jale finally found and satyrs thought it was going to reflect the real world of american oligarch and capitalism or there is no such thing as jale for the elite players. but no the wall street journal report was wrong typically hasbro said there would in fact be jail in the game of monopoly version as it always has been jail now for more on this return to stacy herbert yes max because house for even a game justice is sacrosanct they are saying of course there's no such thing as having no jail in monopoly now the reason why they say that they have a new game coming out is because apparently young people don't.


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