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moscow slams videos claiming to show a chemical attack conducted by assad as fakes saying washington's threat to strike syria in the case of a toxic incident has triggered a provocation campaign. donald trump a taxi and then again posting a mock wrestling video showing him taking down what he calls a fake news channel. a huge congratulations to germany on the twenty one european champions world champions of course in brazil confederations cup winners so you'll have seen finally live the trophy as they actually want to.
thank you for joining us on making air when you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international the latest headlines on the stories that shape the week our top story this hour the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman has slammed videos alleged to show the aftermath of a chemical attack in syria saying they are fakes produced as part of an anti assad propaganda campaign the social media smear campaign under the banner assad used chemical weapons has now started just as we predicted you'll see more of this fake videos over the following days the complain this plan to be on the grand scale. but he was purporting to show victims have an assad ordered chemical attack flooded social media on saturday after the white house accused the syrian government of preparing a toxic strike syrian journalist ally abraham says it would make no sense for
damascus to do anything of the sort. of a command of the sarong issued a statement denying any use of chemical weapons saying that this actually is a well known tactic used by terrorist groups according to the statement of the syrian army when these groups feel that they are on the fall back they try to stage chemical attacks to stop them from advancing if we're going to discuss the circumstances surrounding these attacks and it doesn't make a lot of sense for the syrian government when swimming tommy achieving actually substantial most regains a more than one from that it would do something that would enable the rebels to benefit from international support which would actually force the army to bring its operations into a complete halt when washington was asked to back up its allegations that damascus was preparing a chemical attack if failed to provide any evidence but as daniel bushell explains the u.s. doesn't seem to need much proof when it comes to accusing assad but sure there's
one really bad habits and that's how it is and he only does this when he's winning he ruins everything but doing something really stupid for no reason at. take me now they crushing islamic states liberating vol swathes of syria and belts of the blue comes this. the united states is identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the saddam regime that said knows the probe will consequences of a chemical attack it's the only thing really right now who could ruin him by giving his enemies pretext to attack him why would he do it because he's evil the murderous syrian dictator bashar assad has been a brutal dictator bashar al assad's a murderous regime in syria assad is the worst kind of brutal war criminal
a classic super villain both stupid and evil beyond any logic the kind a villain but man would go off and america is batman. if mr assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons he and his military will pay a heavy price britain is already on board if it does something really dumb for no reason again the u.k. will join the us in punishing him we think it's absolutely right if we can to prevent the use of chemical weapons and we will fully support any u.s. action and if you've been following events in syria recently you know they'll hitting the united states has attacked as that point times and what they say is self defense. problem is justifying the prolonged conflict isn't easy western voters don't want another gung ho i mean campaign they learned their lesson
off the first few times the international community sick of reckless interventions the only thing left is to wait for asset to give them a cools and since he's a comic book supervillain that's just part of the script. director of the trans national foundation for peace and future research says the western media campaign to demonize us is verging on farcical. the mainstream media the large media that are influencing the western decision making process and as citizens of in a lot about this case for instance of the totally black patronage that is painted of. laster now in nobody can be as evil as he's been made in the western world it is very important that we are aware that not only good analysis is this is all put in the background these days in international politics. the
us president donald trump has taken another swipe at the media this time almost literally posting a mock video of a wrestling match between him and who else the other it we were with him. trump has been accusing c.n.n. of producing fake news and being biased against him since his election in our twenties that he was thinking of changing the channels name to brought news c.n.n. . the fake media tried to stop us from going to the white house when i'm president and they're not a we were the fact is the press
has destroyed themselves because they went too far. and c.n.n. have responded with their own tweet accusing the president of encouraging violence and juvenile behavior. well let's discuss this further now with our guest charles alter the political analyst and writer who joins us live thanks for coming on the program mr also now that some people are saying that trump is taking his war against c.n.n. to a new low by posting this video is that something you would agree with. absolutely not i mean let's remember that in the case of c.n.n. we are talking as regards trump and indeed as against the conservative elements of the united states of america of a nonstop this information campaign and when it comes to trump spewing fraudulent nonsense about you know what it happened in the election and after the election they've severely lost their way which is evidence i think in the long term trend in
their viewership i would hope that some advertisers would see the wisdom of pulling dollars away from spending on c.n.n. and on the broader time warner network so no i think donald trump he's making points effectively i think that the surveys that are there not scientific surveys that are up already show that this latest thing is a master stroke and i think he should tweet even more he should hold the mainstream media to account with another thing but trump said how better things to do than pick fights so you think that is behavior is warranted. well in this case i do i mean let's remember this is the network admittedly they later fired kathy griffin for holding up a mock severed head of our president and c.n.n. the same network his complaining about a cartoon i mean give me a break i would say that c.n.n.
has a lot better things to do than they than they did for example a couple years ago wasting all the time on the missing malaysian flight and then in the last number of months here going on and on and on about this supposed russian collusion hacking story which i hope at this point has been dealt with i mean see it's kind of rich for c.n.n. to call the pot calling the kettle black here so do you think that now off to this latest intervention from the president do you think c.n.n. is going to pick up its fun checking game. one would hope so i mean a sad fact of you know wife since about one thousand nine hundred nine is that instead of having newsrooms filled with empowered investigative journalists with budgets the mainstream media has cut back on that so that even c.n.n. doesn't really have that many investigative journalists there nor does the new york times i think that's evident in their reporting so actually i think in the take a while to turn the trend around now has been a bad week c.n.n. has an especially off the scandal a for
a fake russian story that i had to pull at do you think that china will tighten down its russia coverage now too. see i think over here what has happened over really decades is that the professors who selects and then the media people who hire journalists have a distinct left wing bias and they run many of the news reports in fact they have influence even a conservative newsrooms like fox and so you can't turn a battleship around you know quickly i would hope though that the top people the suits above the news room at for example c.n.n. in the money behind new york times is seeing the handwriting on the walls here the people don't want fiction if we you know if we want to read fiction as hillary apparently likes to read fiction we can do that we don't turn on fake news and that's obvious in viewership now and then i miss the child a little political analyst and write a thank you for your time. well c.n.n.
has been on the defensive quite a lot this week several undercover videos were posted online allegedly exposing attitudes about the channel towards its russia related stories they want to see them constantly in. russia that's for sure that this regime is free to reserve the right but also you. know it's just like. most of the you know we don't know. john. what would you think's going to happen this week with all russia. that's going to be really. what you just saw was a c.n.n. producer and one of their political commentators the last van jones responded to the undercover video saying his words have been taken out of context and that he did not think there was nothing to claims team trump colluded with russia and tried to cover it up both videos were released by the investigative journalism group
project veritas best found that is already facing a million dollar lawsuit over an undercover video thing against the democratic organizations and activists well asked americans what they think about their media's coverage of and obsession with russia related stories. are you tired of hearing about trump and russia oh yes actually i guess that's all i hear about problems. it's just getting a little tiring we're all exhausted however however it has to be it has to be the truth as to come out and the truth is that that there was interference in the american electorate system but by putin the sentiment you feel like this is what the american people want to see on t.v. is they want to hear about trump allegedly working with russia. not being not a my friend i think they would that something you know if if if there is something secret about something people want to know even more so if you just bring it out in
the open if there is something you'll come out if it's not then it's just go away and you feel like the media should be reporting on this more or less and less i'd like to hear where these sources are coming from or who's saying it spares i know it could be my next door neighbor they don't have proof they need to drop it or we also the people behind the undercover video what's the rush the thing with us to weave through the entire video out there i mean people can judge for themselves and times you have to infer things from the conversation but that's certainly my interpretation and i think that's the way the mainstream media from first reading it what the way the drug war and the guidelines of heat strikes again in the president of the united states just going out to the radio is not a good earth in the instagram for you know sort of this it may well it's not just c.n.n. i want to make this very clear if you are in the mainstream media in america you know you are killing lives you ordinary people you are keeping stories you're keeping them
a little or none of them through you're on our list after the break we're going live to some pages but to see how the confederation's cup final wraps up. i've negotiated with the palestinians under oath official and unofficial it's for hundreds and thousands of years what i have seen is that by the syrian state go see it. all born nothing. kind of open to you every time that we reach a juncture in which there was a possibility to resolve the conflict but now this team has just walked away. what politicians do sometimes. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or
rejected. so when you want to be president. some want to be rich. to going to be this is what before three of the more people. interested always in the water. should. come back when is the last day of the confederations cup two thousand and seventeen and the final between chile and germany has just wrapped up neil harvey weinstein called him are in st petersburg and i've been closely watching the closing stages of the tournament so let's hand over to the now for us the show coverage.
the beautiful white knight says they created this particularly fantastic evening for germany the world champions are now going around the twenty seventeen confederations cup winners with a well know victory over chile alongside the stan collymore you called this you said germany going to win it maybe not in the fashion you predicted no i think that's huge congratulations us to go to the truly national team as well double your south american champions of course you could tell i really wanted this one bad and the reason why that you see is that when we reconvene here next year in moscow in the other ten cities the other eleven cities for the world called with brazil argentina it's in the spine france i do not think in that kind of company that this golden generation of chile players that's what they call in chile the golden generation led by lexi sanchez will come back here and offer a realistic chance of getting their final again so it was all or nothing tonight
they put all of their effort the bodies on the law and they start to extremely well huge congratulations to them and i'm sure that they wouldn't wants to lose the game in the middle of that i did but when you send so many players forward so often there's always the possibility of there and you can get hurt and that's exactly how i said it wasn't a mano that we expected germany to win in that they were expected to boss the game that chile would defend it was the other way around chile dominated possession throughout germany snatch that chance took us through this is shocking moment for the defender the central defender for chile it was something you just see their ideas on the edge of the zone books and you just don't want him in position the board you have to keep the ball moving in particular when you've got your lawyerly home reply is chasing around you to look to win the. bolt that's exactly what jeremy did you say that a steal and it's lost in gold and just as the system tossed on the edge of the secured box to put the ball in the back of the nats i have to say they're probably twenty twenty one really good chances that the guy in the chili got to germany's
six or seven it was a very on german live performance he said a little bit earned in a completely great is that germany that same type the guy in all the teams that's what they've been so successful cesspool in international football over forty or fifty years but they were strangely defensive they were reactive rather than proxies and certainly in the first off apply chile i felt if they'd have got that first goal they might well have gone on to win the trophy but i could feel the pain of those magnificent chile found some of whom we've met i know some of them were in the fans out here in st petersburg a very old cape off as well as i must have been something or for disappoint in that . hi there neal is stunned yes as you can probably see behind me the fun site itself is key because most of the fans they were russian and they were cheering on for chile but i do have a very enthusiastic. over
the russians they confederation has given me their raging success is we know they haven't been any reports of a few races of all hooliganism or have a favorite rule the other things people were talking about with the tour de france but also be ready chile here to say you got off pretty well these guys are done you looking forward to the federation sculpey read over the next one comes to russia what they are looking forward to. the reach of the chilean germany everyone is that you've got to give it or asians cut champions for the first time they don't mind hearing to be just big they don't mind the russians they just had a fantastic. as you can hear. or is that this is there you go fans and stylists just this just give that i was just
giving a round of applause shout. congratulations the last one with my metro stations when we've got flights across the country and the storm into the break even more so next year by all the first person that you see when you come out to the airport and the rules there are with a friendly smile a little bit of relief this is the place to go in a big small and for people coming to a foreign country for the first time that small but youthful friendliness is very very important the olympics know that many years ago and in free for tournament and you wait for tournament so many races is falling two years on board i'm really looking forward to seeing them again next year now you know he's being made some funds just not sawi the same page as bird arena where the guy who was punished and germany all champions here's what he told us that here. i've been speaking to a number of funds you know got a lot of the german through at the beginning of the tournaments just they didn't they were they couldn't even run world cup straight or european championships we
don't really need to confederations cup today that's for the people i've been speaking to say we want to tick off that box it's a young team but it's a good team a lot more chilean fun so i've seen twelfth oyster so i think the trouble from trade up alone we have a lot of experience so it just goes to show they're fully behind their team they've just wore makeup america for the second straight time so the phones are here and they're expecting a lot of from the likes of sun chairs and i've just been milligan lauren day at the press center as well you know who he would bump into there half a mill your face is one of whom was somebody i've talked about for a long time in my previous job as a sports center at that was given to see by the she's a double gold medal medalist multiple world champ. in the pole vault and i got a few minutes with you let's take a listen to what she told me. first of all your thoughts on how russia has welcomed the world for the twenty seventeen confederations cup well i think we host seron on
their very high level and they really hold it all found. and believe our country will keep. till the next here and they will surprise them more and for their will temperance of what one of the things going into the tournament there were a lot of scare stories would russia be able to host a tournament of this size the press a lot of the western press are saying russia has welcomed the world they've done well people are writing great stories about it how be how satisfied are you without reaction from the press not just the farm's here well of course side of your leg tractions from the press because it's important. to ward to what who we are and what we are doing here and when they speak in a would do they bought us for us had to be good to have meant and of course i would lead to some few hundreds. of minutes several minutes to the ever seen and everyone in the country and really it really looked forward to provide the best. time to
unship so two thousand one hundred and just a word about the legacy what what russia leaves behind here when it comes to confederations on the world cup how important are looking at a beautiful stadium here lots of new buildings infrastructure the importance of the legacy the importance of what russia lease behind after these events well of course . they will temper ships it gives as they push for development and we will develop football in our country more than it was before because now we have a parts you need to have such a beautiful stadium as you mentioned before of course of course you will grow up our football players from from young so we create their new football schools so they didn't have that that's we didn't have before because if you've never had the time to. so of course for development of football it's a huge. huge task if i could see in all the infrastructure survey will help us in that and i will just leave you with a thought but do you only inside tito the face for president said speaking about
russia hosting the games in response stuff i went to russia i was going to he said well russia were supposed to be bad hosts so if every tournament is like this i don't care how about it is if it could take news to be hosted like this so that is words of praise from the fake president himself. so with the confederations cup drawing to a close now all eyes now in international football will move on to the world cup here next year but lots of work still to be don't stand for teams actually quoting for absolutely no one for all fans what happens now. to qualify you don't automatically just come to the world cup unless you're hosting it and of course that's russia so we should don't play any qualification games they're going to be playing lots of friendlies i think iran is coming out for example and you know two high profile friendlies and brazil but germany i still have to qualify they're in a european group one of about two annoying european groups the top of their group at the moment so they have to be equally for you by the time the draw happens on the first of december the crumbly the grumbles of the kremlin so germany for
example go to prague supply the czech republic on september first the european domestic season will have started by then and chile still of work to do as well the top three automatically from south america brazil have qualified already absolutely on fire at the moment the brazilian national team but still some work to do for chile by fice paraguayan and even move work to do for all give you the world's best player lino messi vale fifth in the south american group and could face apply off potentially against the best team which is new zealand so that's up to date on the qualification but expects all of the big names the next year the cream always rises to the top yeah it's going to be a tough task for one antonio pitt sees chile to pick themselves up after that disappointing long. brings to an end sixty matches in sixteen days belonged not for as we would have several weeks now as we visited all the host cities such as. here in st petersburg we have visited the stadium is right around a formula one track for a strong foothold in
full full the long haul. the trees the cliffs of. fun but we really have to go. it has been great fun i enjoyed. just been emotional incredible journey around the four hundred cities completely. in the next. thank you michael i'm just i really want to thank you it's been an absolute almost summer with your house and on the phone and i hope you guys have enjoyed it i know what that will sneak in. and out.
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