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we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires the white house is sending military advisors to iraq and considering our strikes to help stop the advance of how this force is through the devastated country. plus we report on how the militants in iraq are being boosted by waves of foreign volunteers from the west raising worries that on their return to launch a new jihad in europe. the military assault on eastern ukraine steam ahead with four more people said to have been killed in the latest shelling despite president poroshenko as promised ceasefire. and spain is welcomed
a new king but it's not all celebrations with hundreds of anti monarchist rallying in the capital. my name is the harvey and you're watching r.t. international. the u.s. is going to deploy three hundred military advisors to iraq where jihadists militants are sweeping across the country and if the situation worsens airstrikes and drone attacks remain an option that's according to the american president himself even though he claimed the crisis can only be solved by political means parties report as the details president obama is leaving the door open for further action saying that the u.s. is prepared to take targeted military action if the violence in iraq spirals further out of because control. more increased intelligence resources we're
developing more information about potential targets associated with. them going forward we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it now that's a complicated gamble because u.s. intelligence agencies are having a difficult time identifying possible targets including insurgent encampments training camps weapons caches and other stationary supplies and the u.s. president says allow iraq to turn into a safe haven for isis poses great dangers to the u.s. and its european allies which is why some action needs to be taken of course the criticism is that iraq might not even be on the brink of a civil war if it was not for the u.s. invasion while addressing the press even president obama said quote recent days have reminded us of the deep scars left behind of america's war in iraq and. all the latest reports from iraq suggest that. militants have taken over
a vital oil facilities in the city of biology however the final target is baghdad with the hottest reportedly planning to create a new islam is states within the ruins of the country as iraq is already falling apart as auntie's gun a choice you can explains. iraq is on the verge of erupting isis is controlling a predominantly sunni part of the iraq shia sphere there further onslaught kurds could split off at any moment a sectarian war is brewing now the government would have to make a strategic choice putting the entire army to attack and take back the city and risk a much wider sectarian fights or have this as you had a group in control of an area that was a response with all the consequences not just for iraq for the region and for the world i says belongs to a faction of sunni islamic committed to radical fundamentalist convictions that they seek to impose on other muslims their advances have long stopped being just iraq's problem these darker green spots are where the population is predominantly
shiite you can see iran is the main shiite power in the region syria is largely sunni but the government of bashar assad is alawite which is a branch of shiite islam isis being an extremist sunni forces managed to advance this far both in syria and iraq because of the support of sunni communities on their way iran wants to help iraq's shia government repel the onslaught of isis an initiative which washington seemingly supports but targeting sunni areas which isis controls could create a backlash with other sunni nations getting involved like saudi arabia which has already warned against foreign intervention there's not going to be a simple military solution to this issue isis is also controlling parts of syria fighting against the government itself for astart these problems are intertwined in a really demonic way u.s.
politicians have tried to present the conflict in syria as being between those who want democracy and those who don't for many of the crisis in iraq is an eye opener showing how complicated the dynamics in the region really are. going to check on r.t. washington d.c. . could. birds living in northeast iraq are also fighting on their own battlefront after isis launched its advance kurdish forces were able to push the islamists out of the city of kirkuk taking control of the vital oil center and as defense consultants more and rove believes kurds have been given a chance to create their own independent state. of the country has been broken away as it is except it's not officially broken where they've wanted to separate the oil rich or kurdish region in the north away from the main iraq it's been set up from the beginning from the ninety's the americans gave them the possibility of a semi autonomous region now all it is is their been running the kurds have been
running their own kurdish region since the ninety's. and now all they're going to do is break away from iraq once and for all and declare independence the isis group fighting in both iraq and syria is estimated to have around ten thousand soldiers at its disposal with volunteers coming from all across the globe reports indicate there are three thousand foreigners in those ranks and according to the u.k. foreign minister around four hundred of those british citizens now it says the group itself is enjoying wide support online from people across the globe including the west as r.t. sara first reports. far from the front lines in iraq and syria and another battle is being fought in the u.k. this week banned isis making it an offense to be a member of the group but the organization is still enjoying a wave of online european support dubbed by some the isis fanboys
well i've been speaking to some of the isis supporters online and i vs one station why supporting isis despite the reported killings and he's applied for me that he. has come the closest yet to establishing an islamic caliphate why do you think isis holds such appeal for some of the people back home and i think. if you were to use this overused word in sexy. terrorism sexy do you pose is more of a threat the one sort of actually going to travel. or the people here in the u.k. right now you won't have a child to be identifying with this. to constituents is a potential threat. which has existed ever since nine eleven so in a way that constituency has always been that it's possible that they'll be more encouraged by. what's happened in syria and become more active not as
a direct result of. the film on a sort of wave of islam isolation of the world and then you've got the people who actually come back and who can spread who can become recruit first and that's a really dangerous thing that's a meeting is the national security council this week prime minister david cameron said the government was doing all it could to address the threat posed by foreign fighters including interviewing individuals that u.k. thought is canceling all with touring u.k. passports and introducing new measures to prosecute days he planned to train for. there is a rule. of four should be united states and its allies have known about isis and their activities and the danger they pose for a few years why haven't you stopped these groups from leverage why do you allow these groups to get stronger and stronger why do you allow certain countries to support them financially why do you allow foreign fighters to get into the last
minute that the number of british fighters that ruled four hundred and growing professor griffin tells r.t. the government now desperately needs to strengthen its response to some of the most precious people coming by people who have been disillusioned by what's happened. and who can produce a counter narrative of people. seen death and killing hoping it. that other side of the story could be more crucial than ever much of the british population watches in horror the grisly images that some of the killings taking place in iraq at the hands of isis fighters but to its european supporters i thought this is not the enemy the west is so i see reporting from london. and rest assured we will be keeping our finger on the poles of events in iraq on
screen and online you can log on to our website www dot com for the very latest updates on the story along with expert opinion and analysis. to eastern ukraine where four people are believed to have been killed during the latest military offensive on the city of slavyansk activists say a thirty year old woman died when a mortar shell hit a backyard a five year old son is in hospital with a serious head wound shelling continues despite president poroshenko as promised cease fire under his new peace plan what exactly the fourteen point proposal to end the violence in the east suggests will be revealed later on friday a little earlier poroshenko discussed these ideas with putin meanwhile once prosperous cities are now looking more like ghost towns tens of thousands of people have fled the affected areas those who remain suffer from water food and power shortages not to mention nonstop artillery attacks and there are large queues
forming on the border with russia as people hurried to take their children to safety. but. it's very scary to see flying planes any time i saw them i ran to my mommy and daddy and tanks are also very scary and. the fire gunshots at us and shelled out next to acknowledging the. very scary. the earth is the but it's where all the feeling of their concert on the vine but my parents hide in the basement with thankful to have a skill that muscle didn't have a way as to the long hill i don't understand why they're doing this there was a lot of that everything. when radicals came into my city and started shooting people we had to leave for the scariest part was when armed men came to our house asking about our len laws to write them a few days later my son told me that they shot the loan. off but. in spain hundreds of anti moloch ists of rallied in madrid shortly after the new
king philippe the six was sworn in the protest mood is high in the austerity plagued nation with mood aggravated by the royal family's perceived lavish lifestyle. reports. just a few hours after spain had its new king officially sworn in people have hit the central square of madrid in a protest against the monarchy the mood here is quite determined they are angry they're saying that mourners he has to go we're hearing chants of monarchy means murder and monarchy is fascism not what these people are saying we've already seen scuffles i've seen at least a dozen people being beaten on the ground by the riot police and taken to police violence even one of our cameraman from the r.t.s. daniel crew got hit by a police we have definitely seen larger protests over the past several weeks particularly on june the eighth one which it was practically paralyzed by protesters many people voicing concerns that spain must not remain mourner keep it must become
a republican this is pretty much the demands of these people it's quite loud what they're saying they are unhappy with their living conditions six million people are unemployed in spain that is almost a third of the country's population they say that a change of the face inside the royal palace will not change anything the whole system needs to be changed. to stay with us here on our face still to come the best defense is a good dolphin runs a cool breeze plenty to protect the rights of jews does so by intimidating his victims with threats. a tiny village in the philippines could be transformed into a multi-million dollar military base for the united states and a battle for the results which south china sea. will not talk about language at all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports for. clues to know i will leave them to the state department to comment
on your matter. to secure a cause are you talking. you know more weasel. when you made a direct question are you prepared for a change when you are you should be ready for a. freedom of speech later down the freedom to. dramas the. stories others in the. places change right. to picture. from around the. globe. to.
welcome back you're watching international next for you this hour hatred and physical intimidation for years these have been the tactics used by radical nationalist groups targeting jews around the world but they're not the only ones using extremism and far right methods and journalists investigation into crimes committed by the jewish defense league has ended in death threats for the man trying to expose their wrongdoings rina cost of reports. i never know what they have a strong following and a clear message as only we are here present we are jews noble and cruel we are well trained well equipped we're not afraid and we should be more afraid of us than we are the jewish defense league claims his goal was to protect the jewish community from hatred and anti-semitism but some jews accuse it of doing the very same thing
it's meant to be fighting against and these people say the organization is not protecting anyone but it's liking those who don't share the same views and opinions jonathan mol adopted claims he felt the rocks of the league when he started researching them in paris i exposed with my friends some zionist felony crazy for doing this job in september two thousand and twelve my car of been bombed by a. bomb i received death threats and a couple months ago i went to cover a protest against anti-semitism they reconnects me and they were like fifteen people jumping on me break a my camera and beaten me beating me up on the ground what is being done to prevent this from happening again what is the police doing at one point intervened and took me out of the protest and i told them there were many of them on the place so i told them why don't you a resident o.e. if we do anything if you create a riot the jewish defense league is an international right wing organization even
though it's considered a terrorist group by the f.b.i. it's completely legal and countries like canada and france where it has around three hundred members. caprice is present of course but it's not everywhere so we have to do what they are capable of doing correctly from attacking left wing students propose to me in groups and even writers at their own book launches the league has been accused of being behind a string of violence but the victims say the police have no interest in investigating and accuse them of willful and action. jewish lobby is. pretty strong and in the police we know there are some people the will to do their job but at some point you have people in here that are blocking the fire. when those people go on trial the judges most of the time they're being they're being lenient in two thousand and four a documentary actually filmed members of the j.p.l. training in an off the ship building that was being leased by the police many were
quick to connect the dots if the police dog watching them while they were training with them really had no desire to talk to us when we contacted them about their publicity speaks for itself. do not get in our way because will hurt you very very very badly various local movements an answer racism activists have called for the group to be banned the french authorities have ignored those calls and those who feel victimized by the group are left looking over their shoulder marina cost survive reporting from paris for r.t. . and over at r.t. dot com a new tool to keep protesters at bay is hitting the markets will tell you all about new mini drones capable of firing purpose spray and paving balls and why critics say the danger is being dressed debated. around the world's biggest in the sky european southern observatory has blown the top of a three thousand meter high mountain in chile so that it can set up the largest
ever telescope. a small village in the philippines screwed have to make way for a huge u.s. military base as part of the asian nations fight over the resource rich south china sea this could bolster america's military presence in the region where washington already has tens of thousands of troops dozens of bases journalist james corbett believes that putting more pressure on china could lead to a bitter conflict. this has to be seen as just part of a trend towards the deepening of the us and philippine military alliance that goes right along with the developing us japanese military alliance the us australian military alliance so i think this has to be seen as more part of a regional trend that's developing both china and the us and its allies are playing to their respective political bases and they're looking for economic stimulus that comes from militarization so they are looking to divert more government funds towards the defense sector i think it's part of a feedback loop where one side makes
a move so the other is seen to respond to it so the other side responds to the response that cetera and i think when we're caught in that type of feedback loop it runs the risk of running into a some type of military confrontation scenario simply because when you have all of these ships in these highly disputed territories that are at times running into each other as we start to see these types of incidents that could become a hot war scenario perhaps inadvertently. take a quick look at some of the global headlines for you starting with torrential rains that have triggered a massive floods in parts of bulgaria leaving at least ten people dead near the black sea resort of vanya hundreds have been evacuated after the deluge blocked roads and swept away because heavy rains also damaged houses and flooded villages outside the capital saffir forecasters say the extreme weather will continue throughout friday. meanwhile protesters in brazil south paolo have targeted
a car dealership during a demo for free public transportation some two thousand people believed to be from the anarchist black bloc attacked the vehicles and later set bins on fire rally comes amid ongoing protests against the huge cost of hosting the world cup in the country. but thousands of children in rumania are seeing their mothers or fathers is becoming quite a rare luxury and that's because the crippling economic situation in the country is driving parents to see work abroad but the strive for a better future is already coming at a high cost as r.t.c. corpuscle not for boards. it's become very rare that ten year old willing to you know yes to see her mother she went from a near to work in italy a year ago leaving her daughter with her grandparents. and it's very sad because i have no one to talk about my problems to this. is younger and much more introverted
he prefers to spend more time alone both of his parents work in germany while he's also being raised by his grandmother. block or so they sent me toys and clothes but i don't remember when was the last time i saw them. unfortunately nowadays in romania cases such as well in china you know injuries are far from unusual so this here is called the heart of wishes filled with notes from the children where they wrote their wishes and they were told that they would come true next year so all these notes are about parents for instance this one says i wish my mom would come back from london bring toys and then i would go together to another countries another one here says i wish my mom would come back from italy and i wish my dad would find a job. sure these kids haven't been abandoned by their parents in fact one of the main reasons they want to work abroad is to ensure a better life for them but the long distance relationship can be much harder on children than it may she they feel isolated. might feel depressed
feeling. and they may be not having so much friends like those. according to official figures over eighty thousand remaining children have their parents working abroad but n.g.o.s are reporting much higher numbers between three hundred fifty thousand since most parents used to head off without notifying authorities. the situation is there any year especially when the mother is. leaving. mainly for the smaller kids because they're very attached to their mothers. and also all when and especially when the girls started donna sons and they need some guidance and support recently the government passed a law obliging all parents not only to notify the states when they head off to work abroad but to appoint someone to be responsible for their children in court while
they were gone but frankly with the average salary in romania barely reaching four hundred euros per month it's unlikely parents will stop looking for what the broad anytime soon you go to spin off party bucharest romania. do stay with us here on t. international because coming up next a familiar face in his new home larry king will be here taking on the shady side of president obama's administration. so are we going back to iraq recently violence has flared up as insurgents are taking cities from the current iraqi government and response to this chaos obama declared that his administration is prepared to take military action whenever our national security is threatened oh well since the weapons of mass destruction were
never found a rock and the current militants can't shoot a key forty seven over the ocean i don't see how us national security is at risk now or before the iraq war even started but on the other hand the flow of oil from us but tamia well that might be at risk but sometimes i forget that obama is a politician and just a day later he was quoted as saying quite the opposite about the same situation declaring that we will not be sending u.s. troops back into combat in iraq which sounds great to my ears do you wait yet another few days and now he is saying that they want to send at least two hundred seventy five troops to provide support and security for u.s. personnel and the u.s. embassy in baghdad i think this or will in attitude towards the truth come from two factors one lying works and obama gets away with it and to the fear of looking weak presidents have to act confident like they were total control with an awesome plan even when they have no idea what they're going to do i think this is the case with this iraq issue but that's just my opinion.
choose your language. actually make it with no infidels and still some. choose the music the concerns get to. choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories that in high life choose the access to your office. people versus barack obama that's the name of an explosive new book by commentator and best selling author ben shapiro has the obama administration acted like a criminal cobol as shapiro alleges and if so is criminal prosecution of a sitting president the answer in lieu of impeachment then ship there is here to make the case on this edition of politicking.
taking on larry king he's editor in chief bright brought news and in new york times best selling author his latest book the people versus barack obama but criminal case against the obama administration is out right now and ben shapiro is my guest joining us here in studio thanks ben for coming to face reality. he's two years into his second term united going to impeach him are you bringing criminal to proposing criminal charges against the administration or specific who well i mean there are certain specific layers within the administration lois lerner at the i.r.s. the attorney general for one who would be subject to criminal charges the problem is that of course that the department of justice is the only body that is that is capable of bringing criminal charges this point under federal law but actually make
the case for in in the people versus barack obama as i make the case that the rico act the rackets are influencing corrupt organizations act of one hundred seventy which allows for civil charges to be brought people can file civil suits that be brought in to allow people to sue members of the executive branch so the people themselves essentially would become the guardians of the criminal law because sorry but i just don't trust any executive branch to want to prosecute its own guys are you bringing this road to the president so if we could share i mean the question of sovereign immunity would he do hands on that's criminal we'll see this is the problem this is why you have to use the rico. so no president is ever going to have to do things almost richard nixon presumably know and there are tapes is going to have to do things that are there particularly hands on the government is run much more like a mafia ask organization in which you have somebody at the top who makes a basic demand that certain things be done and then somebody at the low level says ok well you know i want to up my career when i do this right this henry the second with thomas back at right when will no one riddle me a read me of this meddlesome priest and then somebody goes and read some of the
metal some praise it is odd that all of the scandals all of the criminal activity in the obama administration has already founded to the benefit of president obama could we make this case against any prisons around boston which are against reagan weapons of mass destruction against bush every administration has had people under them who have lied or done things we give in washington well i'm not sure we couldn't i washington read think that certainly i'm sure something was done that washington is relatively clean but it but it but if you look at you know george w. bush or if you look at bill clinton or if you look at ronald reagan sure i mean the answer would be that you could and people should be wary i mean this is this is sort of the case that i'm making is that we've become so comfortable with the executive branch of the government abusing its citizens and violating our rights and violating what they're structured to do under the law that we've just become used to it and if we start treating them as criminals maybe they'll think twice before they act so.