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the two fronts such as the sun. the future. 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 considers airstrikes in iraq to help stop the advance of us forces for the devastated country . we report on how the militants are being boosted by waves of foreign volunteers from the west raising worries that upon their return to launch a new war in europe. there's no letup in the military assault on eastern ukraine with four more people killed in the latest shelling this by president has promised cease fire.
being welcomes a new king but it's not all celebrations with hundreds of empty monarchists rallying in the capital. very welcome to our t. international i mean and o'neill. america is ready to use our power in iraq that was the president obama who said any action would be precise and targeted jihadist militants are currently sweeping across the country to help combat the threat of washington sending three hundred military advisers there. takes up the story. 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 control because of our increased intelligence resources we're
developing more information about potential targets associated with. him 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 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 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 unquote obama's speech on washington's plans to help iraq is one of the features of today's
briefing the senate with abby martin you can watch the full show a little later today but your small preview. because he spoke mostly in vague military jargon you had to listen closely to understand the underlying u.s. response to isis is growing influence while obama insisted no troops would be sent to actually engage in combat he did announce that he would be sending up to three hundred military advisors to the country sounds that you consider the fact that so-called military advisors are the original precursors to the us invasion of vietnam but probably the most interesting part about obama's speech was his claim that iraq is a sovereign nation that has the right to choose its own leaders seriously when did iraq become a sovereign nation the minute the us and realize that it's a war in the country result in the creation of yet another failed state because see you know western powers have done nothing but violate iraq's autonomy by dismantling its government launching depleted uranium and white phosphorous attacks and occupied its people for the last decade this is all news to me the latest
reports from iraq just al-qaeda linked isis militants have taken over a vital oil facilities in the city of bochy whoever their final target is baghdad with the jihadists reportedly planning to create a new islamic state within the ruins of the country as iraq is already falling apart as ortiz guy named reports. iraq is on the verge of erupting isis is controlling a predominantly sunni part of the bach shia sphere there further onslaught kurds could split off at any moment a sick tarion war is brewing now the government would have to make a strategic choice putting the entire army to attack and take back that city and risk a much wider sectarian fight or have this 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 isis 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 prices 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 need 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. . the kurds living in. north east iraq are also fighting on their own battle front and after isis launched its advance kurdish forces rebel to push islamists i'd have the city of kirkuk taking control of a vital oil center and this defense consultant believes kurds have been given a chance to create their own independent state. but the country has been broken away as it is except it's not officially broken they've wanted to separate the oil rich a kurdish region in the north away from the main iraq that's been set up from the beginning from the ninety's the americans gave them the possibility of a semi autonomous region now all the. 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. for role and declare independence the isis group fighting in both iraq and syria is estimated to have around ten thousand soldiers on its disposal with volunteers arriving from all over the globe reports indicate there are three thousand foreigners in their ranks and according to the u.k. foreign minister and four hundred of them are british citizens not a steady flow of recruits also maintained by the pro isis campaign being staged on social networks with many internet users actually posting their support for the militant group online here's one such twitter user from the u.k. voicing his approval of the isis onslaught in iraq and syria this is another this time from germany wishing to how this will end up victorious and it's not just in the west the internet supporters of isis come from all over the world be it europe
the us or asia as r.t. surfer ethics planes. 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 and i vs one station media why is 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 here and i think. if you were to use this overused word in its. terrorism six places more than the one sort of
actually gone to travel. all the people here in the u.k. right now you went to the trouble to be identifying with. the two constituencies important for. 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 recruits for the 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 dress the threat posed by foreign fighters including interviewing individuals that u.k. ford is canceling all with touring u.k. passports and introducing new measures to prosecute days he planned to train. the
terrorism approval. for should be united states and its allies have known about isis and their activities and the danger they pose for a few years now why haven't you stopped these groups from pretty average 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 to syria the last estimate that the number of british fighters have brewed at 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 accounts of people who. seemed to them killing an explosion does to a baby. intent on stopping it that other side of the story could be more crucial than ever much of the british population watches in
horror the grisly images of some of the killings taking place in iraq at the hands of isis fighters but to its european support is ice this is not the enemy the west is so. reporting from london now in eastern ukraine four people have been killed during the latest military offensive on the city of slovyansk a thirty year old woman died when a mortar shell hit her backyard her five year old son was taken to hospital with multiple head wounds where he died of his injuries the shelling continues despite president has promised cease fire under his new peace plan what exactly the fourteen point proposal to end the violence in the should jess will be revealed later today a little earlier poroshenko discussed his ideas with putin it was the second time in a week that the two leaders have talked over the phone about the crisis in ukraine president putin has once again stressed the cease fire and implemented in the
region's. meanwhile once prosperous cities are more like ghost heart tens of thousands have fled the affected areas those who remain suffer from water food and power shortages not to mention non stop or terrorist attacks there are large queues forming on the border with russia as people hurry to take their children to safety . didn't understand somebody who. is very scary as you see flying planes any time i saw them i ran to my mommy and daddy and tanks are also very scary. they fire gunshots at us and shelled us we had next to a couch in the basement we were very scared. it's a battlefield then concert them find my parents hide in the basement with think full to have a skid because who wouldn't have lasted long i don't understand why they're doing this we've lost everything. when radicals came into my c.c. and started shooting people we had to leave the scariest part was when armed men
came to our house asking about our landlord a few days later my son told me that they shot the. a russian journalist who was killed in mortar shelling in eastern ukraine is being laid to rest here in moscow his colleagues friends and people who respected his work came to say goodbye to your corner of the work as a correspondent for the receipt of one t.v. channel his crew were caught in ukrainian army shelling while filming a report in a village just outside but this is the last footage from them hugo can look was severely injured and taken to hospital but died on the operating table his signed engineer was also killed in the attack was thirty seven years old ana survived by his wife and seven year old daughter used. in spain hundreds of kids have rallied in madrid shortly after the new king philippe the sixth was sworn in the protest mood is high in the austerity plagued nation and is being argued feted by the royal family's perceived lavish lifestyle or to. 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 mourner keep the mood here is quite determined they are angry they're saying that mourners he has to go we're hearing chants of mourners 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 right 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 but taken 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 republic and this is pretty much the demand of these people it's quite loud what they're saying but they are unhappy with their living conditions six million people are unemployed in spain that is almost
a third of the country's population and they say that a change of the face inside the royal palace will not change anything the whole system needs to be changed coming up shortly the best defense seems to be a good oftens a radical group aiming to protect the right to choose does so by intimidating its victims with death threats us. tiny village in the philippines could be transformed into a multi million dollar military base for the u.s. in the battle for the resource rich sites china sea.
i'm marinating in the financial world moves. back to serious developments coming out starting city very slowly taking on the demand for credit not going to get any economic benefit in life there are groups and there are. do we speak your language or not a day in. the music programs and documentaries in spanish more matters to you breaking news a little turn to. ensure it all to spanish find out more visit. welcome back and i for years jewish people have often find themselves the target of hatred and physical intimidation but it seems the bullied have become the bullies at least for one extremist group the jewish defense league later today
a trial will begin in parts of j.p.l. members accused of making death threats towards a journalist who is investigating their actions reports i. think. 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 of them the jewish defense league claims its goal is 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 attacking those who don't share the same views and opinions jonathan mall adopted claims he felt the rights of the league when he started researching them in paris i exposed my friends. felony in the book 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 recognized me and they were like fifteen people jumping on me break a my camera and. beating me up on the ground what is being done to prevent this from happy. and again what is the police doing at one point intervened and took me out of the protests and i told them there were many of them on the place so i told them why don't you a resident oh if we do anything it will 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 incapable 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. is a pretty strong in the police we know there are some people the will to do their job but at some point you have people in europe here that are blocking the fight and when those people they 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 official building that was being leased by the police many were quick to connect the dots if the police are calling them while they are training. the league had no desire to talk to us when we contacted them about their complicity speaks for itself. do not get in our way because will hurt you very very very badly various local movements an answer rightism 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 reports in from paris forty. the jewish defense league burst into the limelight several years ago following perceived comments from the popular fashion designer john galliano he had been caught on camera in a local cafe and artist apparently expressing his love for hitler the group responded by targeting the premises carving it in posters labeling an enemy of israel on two fronts over dot com right now a new tool to keep protesters at bay is hitting the market we tell you all of you many drones capable of firing pepper spray paint balls and why critics say their danger is being on the made. in the world's biggest in the sky. observatory blown off the top of a three thousand meter high market in chile so it can set up the largest ever have
a scope. a small village in the philippines may 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 and with the u.s. could both america's presence in the region where america or washington already has tens of thousands of troops of dozens of bases this month the nations will hold naval drills near the disputed territory which the philippines sees beijing is trying to steal from its nose journalist james corbett believes 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 etc 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. let's take a look at some other global headlines we're across this hour an explosion in central syria killed more than thirty people fifty more mostly civilians were injured after the bomb went off in a government controlled village near the city of hama officials describe the assault as a terror attack and put the blame on rebel forces operating in the earlier more than three years of civil war in syria have left an estimated one hundred sixty
thousand people is it. drenching rain has triggered muscle floods in parts of both garia leaving at least ten people dead near the black sea resort of hundreds have been evacuated after delusion blocked roads and swept away cars heavy rain also damaged houses and flooded villages i sighed the couple sophia forecasters say extreme weather will continue throughout today. protesters in brazil south paulo have targeted a car dealership during a demo for free public transportation some two thousand people to leave to be from the americas block a block i talked vehicles on later said spins on fire the rally comes amid ongoing protests against the huge cost of hosting the world cup in the country. but has all the news for now but up next larry king takes on some of the shady sides of president obama's administration do stay with us.
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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 the people versus barack obama as i make the case that the rico act the rackets are influencing corrupt organizations act in 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 right to the president so if we could share i mean the question of sovereign immunity would he do hands on that's criminal 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 great when will no one riddle me a read me of this meddlesome priest and then somebody goes and read some of the meddlesome priests 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 places 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 the washing was 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 vie.