now grant. says russia will interfere in the next u.s. election but it's only a joke. because. yes we will indeed do that so we could cheer you all up properly but don't tell anybody ok. the toxic pollution group the french city of rwanda after a massive fire at a chemical factory. a scientific journal withdraws a study challenging the claim the syrian government was to blame for a chemical attack in 2017 the article attracted fierce criticism.
he spoke to the author of the research. i was accused of being. biased toward the assad regime well i'm not biased toward the assad regime i just think we ought to understand what happened. from a mosque and use its q thanks for joining us on our to international and daniel hawkins welcome to the program. intends to meddle in next year's us presidential election that was the light hearted response from vladimir putin in answer to a question about moscow's plans. he's russia as well but. attempting to influence the 2020 lections states secret codes that you secretly yes we will indeed do that so we could chew you up properly but don't tell anybody ok
well that's quite a statement coming from the russian president but you have to take it with a pinch of salt because he was obviously joking but on a more serious note he was addressing probably what might become russia did it his area of volume 2 now after all the numerous investigations that we've seen into russia's alleged meddling in the us presidential elections back in 2016 all the media hype that we've seen in the past 2 years pretty much every single quarter someone screamed that it was russia that meddled in the us presidential elections russian meddling in the us elections in russia did meddle in the 2016 election for united states to still vulnerable to russian and political interference russia's blatant interference in the united states 2016 presidential elections this is actually the crime of the century. if you think about it it is really don't russian . is driven by. no doubt about.
the same no doubt. no doubt. and almost 4 years since donald trump has been elected there was a number of different investigations conducted by the american intelligence agencies the moola reported that made they had planes and many other articles that were written to prove the existence of the hounds of the kremlin behind the american elections but moscow has always said that it never meddled and putting all joking aside lattimer important has once again stressed that. you know we have plenty of for. of our own we put our efforts into resolving them and aim to do that above everything else miller didn't prove that we colluded with president trump in 2016 but expressed fears that it might happen in the future this is ridiculous or rather it would be if it wasn't so sad because all that we see in us
internal politics is about destroying ties between our countries and i'm certain that holmes the us itself. people in a french city of rwanda are demanding the truth after a major fire at a nearby chemical factory they fear a cover up and dispute claims by the authorities that the air was safe to breathe charlotte doing ski has more. almost a week ago the chemical plant just across the water that was a blaze of thick plume of black smoke billowed into the sky as firefighters battled almost 24 hours against the flames. and it's good it would i'm not saying that the smell isn't pleasant i'm just
telling you what the results of the tests are namely that the air is not harmful and since then there has been growing anger over what some say is a lack of information over what was put into not fire and the impact that could have on people's health. you can talk to any firemen but when you have any type of contact with the smoke it's dangerous it can be lethal because of the carbon monoxide and in this case when the smoke went into the sky we didn't know what was in it we don't know exactly what is in the year and we worry a lot that in the future it might bring cancer or something else. i have 4 kids and they were impacted by the smell and my grades i thought about having tests done but for was with absolutely no information about what we should be looking for i could take blood samples but what are you going to tell them to look for i know they could be cancer thyroid problems but the problem is that we hear lots of rumors
nothing concrete. i think there is a risk for health and i can feel it because i have a need to throw it and i'm continuously coffee we worried about the how tomorrow children in the future will they have cancer or something we just don't know around rule some people are also taking that precautions some locals have also experienced nor share. vomiting whilst others have complained that the tap water it's black and then there is the stench you can smell that the air is foul it's a bit like rotting eggs but with a chemical tinge and despite the initial denials that there was no health risk the french health minister has admitted that the rule is clearly polluted. it is a factory that produces hydrocarbons even if not in large volumes it is never good for the population to come across these kinds of products i cannot say that there is no danger the city is clearly polluted several schools were closed off to the
fire and though some have attempted to reopen many teachers are refusing to return to work. colleagues from schools near lubrizol who have refused to work until they receive information about what was burnt and the risk because they are just a few 100 metres away from the site they did so to protect their health and that of the children who are under their responsibility and that's why there has been a demand that the original school 30 acknowledged their right not to have children attend school under this condition. while health concerns are immediate what's perhaps most telling about the danger people here are facing is the fact that food sales from 100 districts around ruin have been banned any produce that may have been exposed to contamination has to be destroyed that even includes milk. hybrid carrots and work closely with milk produces dioxins are measured in memory
grams and there are a problem for us because they become highly concentrated in milk and talk sick so they render it unfit for consumption it is vital for us to know as soon as possible whether there are any dioxins in those burning materials what's going on he would tell us what to do with our produce so much on the fly advise even reached as far as belgium and the netherlands raising concerns that the impact could be even the ija reaching flags have also been raised for the health of the police and the firefighters who were on duty during the fire protests like this have now formed to pressure the authorities to outline any risks they make face they demanding answers but are afraid that even if they recede. even though the danger is as a result of that place may not image for months or even years from now so much even ski. scientific journal that specializes in
arms control has withdrawn a study that cost doubts on claims the syrian government was behind a chemical attack in 2017 in the town of construct you author of the report of a tied mit professor told really video agency claims of inaccuracy is in the study groundless. this article that my colleagues and i are publishing has come under attack in the very interesting thing about this attack is that nobody who has any technical expertise has provided any criticisms at all the criticisms are all from people who have no technical expertise and the criticisms have to do with strange arguments for example i was accused of being. biased toward the assad regime well i'm not biased toward the assad regime i just
think that we ought to understand what happened here the only thing that matters is is this article technically correct this is a science based journal and if there's any technical errors in it then they need to point them out because they've actually in several conversations said they are not aware of any technical errors so the problem seems to be that there are accusations being made from the outside which have no scientific merit that it appears has caused them to take pause professor postals article pointed out inconsistency is in the official version of events but has come under intense criticism against the if explains. where the sun revolves around us or us around it where the earth is flat who is god is greater or more recently whether we should question why every chemical attack in syria were to magically gets blamed on the
government the syrian government committed chemical weapons acts against their own people it is highly likely that the regime was responsible for a siren attack on concha khun assad rita rita the violations of the cease fire and the violence through treated by heeds armed forces on civilians now usually science is the answer it is resolved some of our biggest arguments but this question seems to have a strumpet science and global security respected journal based out of princeton university decided not to publish a study that questioned the official version of events that assad's government was behind the harm she hoon attack in 2017 it all went something like this a former pentagon employee mit professor ted postol together with respected
scientists conducted a study u.s. presidential candidate gathered mentions it on her campaign web site 13th september belling cat noted anti asaad website blasts the study science and global says it will publish it anyway and will judge it on narrative soon after the journal now says it's canceling the publication is why officially. these questions included concerns about the technical merits of the analysis in this article as well as the value of publishing the article given the sensitive in contested issue of the use of chemical weapons in syria yet it is take these masses very seriously this review identified a number of issues with the peer review and revision process strange isn't it that no questions about the veracity of the study were asked when it was submitted or when it was given the green light for publishing concerns only appeared when
belling cat and its followers attacked the study and the people behind it we've asked the journal for comment but no clear answer yet then again as statement may have said it all sensitive and contested issue that caused your mind back to 2017 within 2 days of the alleged chemical attack america declared it knew everything there was to know on tuesday syrian dictator bashar al assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians even beautiful. babies recruiter murdered in this very barbaric. attack and so trump ordered a barrel of cruise missiles to be launched that syria now any doubt about as adds to mattie guilt would make the missile strike
a war crime or an international war crime which could be why the scientists behind the study of facing such intense pressure abuse even and surprisingly are the loudest voices of condemnation is coming from elliot higgins founder of belling cat and opponent of everything as sad is website which he likes to call an investigative outlet that has received funding from u.s. government run operations mr higgins is a rabid supporter of the official pentagon line he is debating the issue with dr post or well the opi float your dogs he doesn't agree with you well that are they lying before i think there is ied to address the technical point in my instead of citing nonsense because i showed that none of the forensic evidence fits the findings you need to show that what i'm saying is technically inaccurate i took
your research in hex i mean i gave it was someone he said 40 years of experience as a chemistry expert i'm not interested in other people you claim are experts i want to know why this is not it's not in place the full debate is up on dr postals youtube channel but his study will be appearing on science and global security anytime soon it seems twisted criticism has won the day to day where science is told to shut up because it's inconvenient its former us secretary of defense famously explained there are some things you just don't know you don't know. there are reports that there is no evidence of a direct link between baghdad and some of these terrorist organizations there are known knowns serious things we know we know and we also know there are unknown unknown that is to say we know there are some things we do not know but there are
also unknown unknowns the ones we don't know we don't know excuse me but is this is a no no. i'm not several unknowns and i'm just what i'm noticing the no one can say which is the surgery you know even here if you can really hear the irony is sometimes those unknown a new preferable it's better for america in this case for bending cats if no one knows what happened and they what i've been thinking of jenna's through extending says that the withdrawal of the author co has nothing to do with science and everything to do with politics the article was authored by 7 scientists who are experts in the field they ruled out the fact that. that it was definitely something that could only have been caused by a bomb drop from the from the air it was respected to analyzing the hole in the
ground and modeling whether it 122 millimeter. project could have caused that and they determined that it could have caused the criticisms mostly have come from nonscientific people what say is that a journal that's supposed to be dedicated to scientific inquiry and that is supposed to be dedicated to disarmament and arms control is apparently being bullied or allowing itself to be bullied into political censorship and bias. middle east conflict taking center stage at a policy forum in russia that's more after the break.
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russia's approach to the middle east is among other foreign policy issues up for debate at a major forum being held in the black sea resort of sochi the country's foreign minister is there on with other top officials but if a national has been following developments. wednesday's gathering of valdai discussion club based international think tank is held him base absolutely stunning place in the mountains outside russia's black sea resort of sochi and discussions here today are just as hard as the weather the east has been announced this year is a major topic asia and the middle east the latter is in the spotlight today high ranking politicians x. birds influencers are discussing current challenges and respects 10 ways to bring
peace maintain peace has well as boost stability and developments in these regions syria was mentioned to many times russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov has taken part in the conversation that last of the wrong 2 hours he has talked about iraq afghanistan libya as brothers set examples of global peace efforts blaming usas approach that he has described as interfering to influence stressing this should be avoided in the future. of the middle east is a cradle of many civilizations and world religions of course today when it's been transformed into a laboratory for reckless experiments that have led to tragic consequences this topic is very urgent if you look at american interventions aimed at forcing relevant parties to do what washington requires washington usually considers it useful to maintain a certain degree of turbulence in the region because the us has military bases that
they can only support one side if it's beneficial or the other depending on where the oil flows where the gas is where to sell their weapons. minister lavrov has said that instead of this toxic and dangerous interfering to influence strategy every international effort should be aimed at stopping the violence and bringing peace and stability and as an example he has talked about 2 regions in syria where 2 different approaches have led to absolutely different consequences proving which one is more. effective. in syria's aleppo we were able to return the city to normal in the shortest time possible we d. mind it in record time as well we provided the entire population with essential skill and people started coming back nothing even close has happened and record with the u.s. led operation for terrorism with carpet bombing 2 years on and not even all the corpses had been buried not to mention the mining operations. foreign minister
lavrov has also expressed his concerns about american and european approach towards iran iran that love has stressed never violated any article of the joint comprehensive plan of actions adding he hates any unnecessary and unexplainable pressure on to here and will soon stop and just remind you of all the discussion club will continue its work on thursday like many putting russia's president is expected to join we'll cover it for you of course europe is working to preserve the iran nuclear deal several e.u. countries have joined the payment scheme known as up to bypass u.s. sanctions against iran instincts were set up in january by france germany and the u.k. it allows firms to avoid using the swift payment system which is heavily reliant on the u.s. dollar washington withdrew from the iran deal this year and really imposed sanctions the former foreign minister of austria told us european powers are determined to maintain their trade ties with iran. the whole instrumentalists developed in order
to create a sort of puttering trade between a european union member states and iran in order to make. a work which means open the market for european businesses we will face for a short term perspective still some sort of limbo stalemate lots of uncertainties lots of trying limits how far to move when it comes to the european union we have 3 major actors. which are also involved in to making of the tissue pewee this is the united kingdom france and germany i've been observing in particular the efforts of france in order to make something happen in order to move out of that stalemate in such the european union is of course also to it's not so much creation as we would like to have we have countries which share much more rigid point of the
united states and we have countries which are much more open to more diplomatic efforts. a young african-american girl who claims she was attacked by white school months has issued an apology for making me into a story of attraction has raised questions about a trend in hoax reports claim baldwin has the veto. was a crime so verandas that everyone was talking about it a young african-american woman held down as 3 white guys cut her dreadlocks and insulted her where were ministry where were any poly to protect her. from this heinous crime the tears in the eyes of the grandparents came from righteous outrage now questioning the claims of a crying girl is not a good look for anyone especially the media which most americans already hold distain for but maybe they should have well it turns out the incident never happened her grandparents have written an apology to those young boys and their
parents we sincerely apologize for the pain and exhausted see these allegations of cool to the administrators and families of manual christian school we have sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the un to school and it has brought the school to the broader community who rallied in such passionate support for adults and we apologize for betraying your trust now of course actual hate crimes do happen we can recall how recently there was a high school wrestling referee in new jersey who forced a black athlete to cut his dreadlocks he was shamed in front of the audience outrage was everywhere but we see another disturbing trend in us society that's people faking hate crimes against themselves in order to get media attention and sympathy who can forget just the small let could only go off with their words. i mean. so is. this matter country.
all those celebrities who rallied around justice watts case and filled the airwaves with their outrage and indignation well they look pretty bad now remember that crowd of high school boys from kentucky who were shown in a video wearing trump pats and confronting an elderly native american veteran remember how it turned out that he had actually walked up to them and that the boys had already been met with a tirade of anti white slurs from the nearby black hebrew israelites named the skates i want names shame them if you think this wouldn't box you know hard beat think again honest question have you ever seen him will push will face in this kids with the overall crime rate in the united states on the. klein actual hate crimes are increasing and that's what makes these hoaxes so vile it feeds into the idea that actual victims of actual racist atrocities shouldn't be taken seriously and the fortunate thing is just sometimes hate crimes do occur and when they do occur i think that this kind of a hoax does
a disservice to the victims of legitimate hate crimes when something like this happens you know it's going to make it harder let's say for the next victim to be believed you know because there are so many instances of these types of hoaxes popping up i think that a lot of you know editors quite frankly have lost their soul you know especially now in america strong they're always just looking for the most sensational story the story the painful to see the stark is and you know most negative picture of america unfortunately it seems like we have a lot of self-hatred in the american mainstream media nowadays. bus heading your way in just a few moments time that's even the top of the eye with the latest global news updates for you see about. who will have a situation of little grandchildren or little children ask their great grandparents
. is it true that all these cars used to have people driving them to the break room to shoot that's what we used to do. oh why a paradise with some ground turned into a round the experimentation field the agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments that often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental racism going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they
can get away with this because the people have less political power. in a world of big partisan. lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.
this is robust broadcasting around the world and covering all aspects of our global economy in the 21st century. and i'm christiane in washington has a lockout what on that today the power of the u.s. dollar has been the dominant player in the financial world part decades could tip i could back down numbers are changing their wallets joined at the show today to break down what the future how the store for the greenback around the globe was an amazon has come under heat for controversy surrounding facial recognition technology and knowledge e-commerce giant is honoring to create the recognition regulations literally writing them themselves author intended to exact. joins a program to give us his view on what's in store for the sector plenty of things on our plate this time the get go and let's go. with the latest ugly i assume misses the u.s. equity markets have sold all part into going to 4th quarter and they're now testing levels where more technical course i will exaggerate the market's volatility the