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brokaw still live from the heart of the russian capital this is r.t. a very warm welcome our top story now russia has lambasted an arab league's decision to expel syria and is accusing nato countries of inciting violence there the league voted for suspension sanctions at the weekend to hearing mass protests in the country as the pressure piles on the regime syrian opposition leaders are coming to moscow for talks peace all of it has the details. well the syrian opposition are in moscow today to try and get russia's support for a peaceful end to the ongoing violence in syria now they're hoping that russia can live up to their office of being a mediator in the syrian conflict that's ongoing now they will be hoping they've said the syrian opposition has said they want to see a new chapter opened in syrian russian relations and they're hoping to be part of that now for the russian side they'll be appealing to the opposition leaders to
bring an end to the violence asking them to to put the people of syria ahead of any. kind of campaign for regime change any kind of campaign to remove president assad from power to put the the people of syria as they are the ones that are suffering most at the. bitter end of this violence three thousand five hundred people are estimated to being killed so far in the the eight months this is raged on and russia very much calling for a peaceful end to to the conflict which is one of the reasons they're meeting with the syrian opposition today now for russia's from russia's point of view to be a lover of the foreign minister expressed russia's dismay at the decision to expel city a from the arab league suggesting that the shadowy hound of western governments who want to see an escalation of this violence who want to see regime change in syria had been behind that decision from the arab league to remove syria from their
membership what we have seen in response in syria to the decision is must protest in damascus in pro syrian government protesters they've also been some protests outside of the embassies of saudi arabia and qatar over the past couple of days since that decision was made the big worry that could be for syria is the last nation to be suspended from the arab league was a. is one thing that russia for their part is that is they definitely do not want to see any kind of outside military interference in syria similar to what we saw in libya where the parameters of the u.n. mandate to a straight beyond with wild disarray really by the nato forces they say led forces . outside military interference into libya a similar situation is something that russia is desperate to try and stop happening in syria which is one of the reasons why the syrian opposition have been invited here for talks. while the king of jordan is the latest arab leader to join the
chorus of disapproval over syria is edging president assad to step down online journalist james corbett thinks it's unlikely a sad can stay on much longer i really don't see a way for a saw and the assad government to maintain its current foothold clutch on the country given the way that things are unfolding. certainly russian or chinese overtures in that area would be i suppose helpful in this regard but i certainly don't know if it's going to make any fundamental difference in the same way that no amount of of protest over what was taking place in libya really seem to be real that agenda and i think all this does is speak to the why of the notion that there was ever any consideration for what the people of syria really want certainly we see we see that playing out right now with syria and with the thousands of people who are protesting in in favor of the assad government exactly as we saw earlier this summer we saw hundreds of thousands potentially even more protesting in
tripoli in support of the gadhafi government but that obviously had no effect on the rhetoric that was taking place in the west and now with this arab league suspension i think we see a dangerous new moment where we're really and you perhaps an even a military intervention is definitely on the table. russia has a long been against intervention in syria and later a former foreign minister and veteran diplomat explains why he gave him a call for says the lessons of libya and iraq must be learned. which i don't think the west is prepared to take this action not with a the security council's backing i think we're smarter now i can at the time when the first security council resolution was adopted we will not adopt another resolution using a vague terms which could be used religion to my eyes in music to viz. nobody knows who libya is going to recover from kills look at iraq for example it's been more than eight years and we still can stabilize the situation the t.v. never stops reporting new casualties fifteen thirty dead every day in iraq bombs
explosions and so on it could happen so regularly that people get used to it we started thinking this is normal the disk heroes over eight and a half years of occupation there's been nothing we could do in libya is going to be even tougher so i don't think we've had much success in libya. said a full interview with former russian prime minister get a permit office here in just over an hour's time out. new technocrat led governments in greece and italy are getting down to business to try and tackle their massive debts italy's newly appointed prime minister says it's too early to determine how this country will cope with more empty crisis measures is warning people to prepare for sacrifices some parties want monti to once lived through but the former chief says leaving early would undermine market confidence and wants to stay on to the next federal election twenty thirteen but the clock is ticking for greece prime minister having a fifteen week. course faces
a confidence vote on wednesday and says securing the next payout is the priority of his country must stick with the us but our business editor nick poole explores how the single currency is laws some countries to ruins rather than riches. it was supposed to bring peace and prosperity for all for a while it did but now the euro is costing people their jobs their pensions and even the democratic rights from the beginning the floors were there for everyone to see skeptics said the economies of the likes of italy and greece which is too different from germany in finland to be regulated by one system but optimism and idealism carried the day and a new currency was formed it was strong and stable and was regulated in ways that german central bank might approve of but therein lay the seeds of the problem greece italy portugal and spain now had their hands on a strong currency and could borrow against it and unlike before the interest rates
they would have to pay would be much less so they could borrow much more which is what they did italy currently has a debt to g.d.p. ratio around one hundred twenty percent greece is more than one hundred sixty percent that's a bit like somebody with an income of twenty thousand dollars a year i mean thirty two thousand on their credit card they will be bankrupt the banks won't lend them any more money the flat screen t.v. will be repossessed and will be a diet of cabbage and potatoes in the worst case the house will go. similar for a country but instead public sector pay is caught and thousands of people are forced out of jobs before the euro greece and italy always had the possibility of devaluing the currency when times were bad this had the effect of lowering total debt and of conferring a competitive advantage as products services labor became cheaper and this stimulated economic growth it also made people poorer as the money in their pockets was worth less but crucially it did not result in mass redundancies especially not
imposed by foreign powers under hard currency like the euro this option is no longer available to the indebted nations so instead they must come out because they remain uncompetitive they cannot grow the worst of both worlds. well the politicians failed to put a lid on greece and italy is soaring borrowing the question now is whether the economic hit squads can do any better ortiz financial expert max kaiser is far from convinced saying the bankers behind the scenes are continuing to play the system the night of the living dead and all of these zombie bankers they can't get rid of them you can't tell them they live to bank another day they are a plague around the world and certainly in europe there are no law actions but they're putting bankers in charge to bring about total banker domination as the world goes down a slippery slope into banker hell in place of elected officials put in place an
elected bankers and of course they work together they work with the central banks to keep the keys keeping interest rates near zero percent because this allows them to fund their speculations of zero cost they don't want to spend any money to borrow money to put the outrages of bets on the table and every time they lose a bed they impose more austerity measures every time they win a bet they keep one hundred percent of the profits in the eurozone they have an opportunity to bring all the balance sheets of all the countries together and create new lending facilities like the f.s.f. which is a new five trillion euro lending facility and they want to build on that to create ten twenty trillion euro lending facilities because bankers get paid on how much debt they create never mind the fact that the pay for the debt ultimately their film pose more austerity measures more austerity measures more debt more fees for bankers more financial terrorism. well coming up later in the program the torture and abuse on america's watch and the tourists one ton of prison is still open for
business ten years on the spot ministrations repeated promises to shut it down also . why this strange noise is creating a buzz among these yes in the world. what they could mean and where they may be coming from in a few minutes. police in oakland in california have moved in to dismantle tents put up by the self-styled occupy protesters. attempt three weeks ago the violent clashes in iraq war veteran severely injured well thousands have been protesting across the u.s. against social and economic inequality and corporate greed activists new york about to shut down wall street with strikes and rallies marking two months since the start of the movement the thirty's are equally determined to stop the protests with raids and arrests. in oakland says the police may be changing tactics.
we're here in downtown open for the occupy wall street protesters are marching back to the plot that very same model from which they were just hours ago now we've heard reports of the city's spending close to one million dollars and getting police departments from all across the area to come down and big these protesters why the expense of the occupy wall street movement is going to continue to remain is very very unclear now we did see a heavy handed show of force yesterday just thirty two arrests not too much confrontation but protesters and the police behaved in a much more way than they had in previous times when we saw the excessive use of this here gas flash bang grenades and all kinds of other non-lethal weapons now i'm here with leo he is one of the protesters he's been here from the start what's your sense now why is the allowing everyone to come out of the city realize this is the last time they usually non-lethal force say. actually drove more and more people into the streets so by actually stepping back in small ways it makes it seem
a little bit less scary the mayor has actually said that she will allow us to continue to have general assemblies in the plaza as long as we again do not camp out from the hours of ten pm till six in the morning right now we still have our own ciliary can't park so you know for the most part we're at the same place we were before two weeks ago except with a lot less tear gas and a lot less injured people we are here to stay and you know every hour every day this occupation is here to stay and we're not going away well you heard the man himself the occupation is here to stay and we had our tea we'll be covering it for you this is lucy catherine of reporting for our team in downtown oakland. rusher is warning against imposing new sanctions on iran saying the policy has outlived its usefulness the foreign minister's comments follow the diplomatic fallout from the u.n. nuclear watchdog reports suggesting tehran could be developing an atomic weapon and
some who've looked at the detail of the report is inconclusive and for the sanctions could backfire on america and europe. there is limited information a lot of the reason it's limited is because iran does not have a nuclear weapons program outright they are most likely pursuing a nuclear latency that means that they're doing this research there are enriching uranium but they haven't made the decision to actually pursue a nuclear weapon the stations that have already been in place against iran have been pretty devastating to ordinary people in iran has you know helped drive up the cost of a lot of goods with the new sanctions that are being talked about it's actually we're at a point where we've run out of things to sanction and we're actually looking at things that are going to sanction ourselves there's talk of sanctioning iran central bank which would effectively take iranian oil off the market and you know it could put the world into economic tailspin there's really there's two paths here
either you do the military thing which has been presented as ok a couple one off strikes and then you know it's over but in reality and what the u.s. defense secretary recently said is that the best that that would do is set iran's program back by two or three years you would see them rapidly escalate the program they'd go into you know manhattan project sort of mentality and pursue a nuclear weapon outright and you know in a lot of respects be driven into that. the other alternative for the military action is full scale war which nobody can afford right now then the other path that you have is a diplomatic resolution and that's sort of the path that not a lot of people are willing to talk about but if the end goal is to solve this and not do immense damage to the u.s. and the globe there is going to have to be a day in the future when we are at the table with iran and we actually set up an agreement where iran is not able to develop a nuclear weapons capability they have safeguards on their program and you know we
address some of the issues that we have concerns about and we avoid a devastating war. well an undercover operation to weaken iran might already be under way as r.t. reports online we investigate claims that israel's intelligence agency could be behind an explosion at a military base in iran that killed seventeen people including a key figure in the main defense also. a cosmic journey a russian rocket is sending a crew of three on its way to the international space station after a successful launch on monday these and other stories at your fingertips of dot com you can watch all our best videos on our you tube channel. is.
the official anti allocation. video on demand. now in the palm of your. dot com. the world's most notorious military prison is still open for business despite repeated pledges by president obama to get it closed down it's ten years since george w. bush opened the guantanamo bay facility which has been dogged by allegations of torture and abuse recitative reporter jason leopold believes his country is
betraying the principles it promotes. were hypocrites where are you this. administration has actually fought every hate b.s. corpus case that has appeared in a d.c. court. so you know where we're very good at preaching but not practicing what we're preaching so it's integrity it's credibility credibility is is the number one issue right now and there is a lot of rhetoric there's a lot of promises that have been made it's political this came down to deal making with senators such as john mccain lindsey graham where they would not get behind certain policies that the president wanted to push forward unless there were promises made that first of all guantanamo would remain open that military commissions would continue i think that for the most part it's fear mongering and
it's politically charged. well to other world news now this hour nuclear contamination in japan is proving to be worse than expected with radioactive material in parts of the northeast exceeding level say for farming is the first detail the estimate of the pollution caused by the fukushima disaster in march production the contaminated there is a lot of severely affected by the findings. a killing spree in germany is being linked to a neo nazi terror cell which the government admits went unnoticed the failure to connect a known far right group with unsolved murders of nine migrant workers and a policewoman has been described as shameful chancellor merkel link came to light one suspect turned herself in two others suicide. the norwegian man who confessed to killing seventy seven people has appeared in public
in court for the first time refused to plead guilty on this very big admits he carrying out a shooting rampage at a youth camp. and the car bombing in oslo and you know why it says he acted as a resistance leader he's hearings have been held behind closed doors. now among the hundreds of radio stations in russia one that seemingly out of this world instead of music or news these broadcasts of mysterious voices and noises which have left radio enthusiastic baffled. has been tuning in. this sound has been gripping the magination of real spotters ruled wide for over three decades. the u.v.b. seventy six. the was our. first aroused my interest because it is so great personally i think it's
a legacy device. in the late seventy's or eighty's. the military operations at the time its original got. the sea has been going like this since the start whenever that was. sometimes the was or stops in a male robotic like voice and lists names and numbers in russian. i don't believe is the soviet union's and now russia's contact with spies or even civilizations from other worlds. us law has been a radio fantasy since his childhood he's also had his share of the bother but his explanation of his purpose is much more down to earth. this sort of connection is extremely reliable it will shut down in case of a large nuclear explosion but only for a few hours it's not dependent on anything that's why it's still widely used today
by the army the idea is pretty simple a military radio station sends out the buzzer which is received by other army bases by stopping the buzzer operators signals that a command called of the letters and numbers is about to be broadcast and when the transmission is complete the buzzer turns on again you just lost said moscow's radio spot in community nor were the signal used to come from a base outside of the capital but this is what we saw there and this man is the only living soul we could find on the spot he used to work at the base and still lives in a village nearby. a little bit of this used to be one of the best units in the country but two years ago we received an order to shut it down we were told it consumed too much energy ok there is also another similar unit it still operatives or could it be that the legendary was only used to be out of this building and
where is the signal coming from now. it looks like we won't be able to find any signs of that mysterious transmitter here because the equipment was literally ripped out of the walls and floors of the building when the beast was shut down but some things are actually still here like the journal with the last entry dating back to me two thousand and nine. but the sound is still there were ever it's coming from. voicing through the radio ether almost as if it always has and always were a simple technology that's conquered the minds of thousands. he got the skin of. moscow the strange goings on well in a few minutes time we look at the race for seats in russia's parliament but we'll get the business news first stay with us.
hello time to delve into the world of business and the world's leading gas exporters are urging european consumer countries not to hamper the development of gas infrastructure with punitive regulations a new e.u. directive known as the third energy required the separation of production transportation and sales russia's energy minister explained the problem to r.t. . the conditions of the third energy package mostly target pipeline gas that's why we think the package is against russia against increasing supplies from our country so we will always maintain a principled position as for the other exporters such as cal tar algeria and iran we all see that the countries consuming gas should not hampered but help producers create an infrastructure to ensure deliveries. and third energy package will come
up at a meeting of the world's leading gas exporters on tuesday it particularly affects russia's gas monopoly gas problem which owns its transportation facilities present that it has said the law content of the country's energy corporation of europe. let's have a look at the markets now kurt is trading near a to try and low on speculation that europe will struggle to contain its debt crisis providing some support for prices on expectations thought a report by the u.s. energy department chew on wednesday may show declining fuel stockpiles in the u.s. light sweet is now trading in ninety seven dollars a barrel while brant is that around one hundred twelve dollars per barrel. planned as you can see in asia the markets are trading in the red pulling italian boring costs reviving concerns that europe's debt crisis. and finally here in most of the trading session will kick off in about one else time the first markets ended
monday's session two negative pulling only losses in our test most a quarter of a cent and the mice it's just. russian equities failed to gain on the news out of europe on monday but mark rubenstein not metropole says the mood is improving markets tried to move higher yesterday but basically it was unable to do that we think it's just a temporary thing i think. we have this new government and both italy and the greece taken over and i think the rhetoric is going to come out of this new governments that are going to be like why the markets and i think the focus this week is going to no change to the statistics united states in particular today we're going to get retail sales numbers out of the yes again the focus this week is going to be on the statements from the new italian government from mr monti from a new greek government and from and on the u.s.
marker statistics i think all three fronts mark is going to hear and see what they're like so i think a very strong chance i were going to move higher today and for the rest of the week . and sales of new cars in russia jumped by seventy five percent of the thousand nine months of the year that's almost forty three billion dollars worth of cording to price waterhouse coopers in that amount local car makers made slightly more than five billion dollars meanwhile those who assemble cars for foreign brands in russia have almost doubled their production making seventeen million dollars in the firm says the rest is made up of imported to be calls. that said for knowledge joining for another business update around fifteen minutes time.
sanctions that sparked mass rallies in the troubled country as the pressure piles on the regime syrian opposition leaders are coming to moscow to secure support for greenpeace at home. on elected bankers and economists take the reins in greece and italy to tackle the ever rising debt levels italian premier designate doesn't see his job as a temporary fix wants to stay in charge until the twenty thirteen election greece's new leader is producing on securing the next bailout. and thousands of american corporate protesters well they won't be defeated by arrests and raids demonstrators in oakland california marching back to their camp after police try to dismantle it a move that triggered clashes. the battle for votes for a place in russia's parliament next month is on the way this time it's tougher than ever see his from party leaders and assess.