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favorites. if you're away from your television well it just doesn't matter how would your mobile device if you could watch your t.v. anytime anywhere. venezuela becomes the third latin american country willing to offer a political asylum to edward snowden but the u.s. whistleblower on the run still faces a tough challenge to get there. the muslim brotherhood in egypt urges the nation to rise up against the military following the ousting of the president and monday's deadly clashes in cairo this as the new interim leader reveals a transition timetable for a new government. and our team mr gates why globetrotting high spending tourists from china are leaving the u.k. out of their travel plans.
for pm in the russian capital you're watching r t with me marina joshie. edward snowden's plead for political asylum is increasingly promising the fugitive u.s. whistleblower now has three alleged american countries willing to accept him venezuela nicaragua and believe via of all offered him refuge from prosecution in his homeland with cuba a possible transit counter for snowden also expressing support but actually getting from where he is now to any of those countries is not going to be easy as you can now explain. edward snowden submitted his request ask to have been his while this president indicated in very strong terms that his country was ready to accept him this is what nicolas maduro said about snowden he's a young man who in the spirit of her belly and has told the truth about the united states spying on the whole world so we see that snowden will be very much welcome
in business so a lot but the question is how is he going to get there we understand that he is still in the transit zone in a moscow's sheremetyevo airport there are no direct commercial flights between moscow and caracas and the usual route involves changing planes in havana is not clear if the cuban authorities would let him transit besides using european airspace would not be completely risk free for snowden just last week a number of european countries bad believe the president's plane from using their airspace because they were told snowden was aboard one alternative flight plan would involve an ear profit taking off from moscow refueling in vladivostok and then continuing east over the pacific to south america but it's really not clear how it's going to happen but he's transit limbo in moscow may come to an end very soon moscow has indicated that they want snowden to choose is this nation and leave russia as soon as possible in the meantime the guardian newspaper has published the
second part of fed which is known as video interview from which we'll learn more about what drove him to sacrifice a seemingly comfortable lifestyle and blow the whistle on u.s. government secret surveillance activities he described. it is a journey of conscience basically remember at one time snowden enlisted in the u.s. army because he wanted to fight in iraq he thought it was a noble war and then he has worked with a number of government agencies but as he grew familiar with the system from the inside is the use have evolved snowden says he hoped that with a new president things would change but he says instead he witnessed the opposite the growth of the surveillance state take a listen i increasingly was exposed to true information that had not been propagandized in the media. that we were actually involved in misleading the public and misleading all publics not just the american public in order to create a certain mindset in the global consciousness and i was actually
a victim of that i grew up with the understanding that the world i lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with them from each other in privacy without of being thought of being measured or analyzed or or or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems i think a lot of people of my generation anybody who grew up with the internet that was their understanding the obama administration tries whistleblowers spies snowden is wanted on espionage charges and whistleblowers in the u.s. these days risk the death penalty in the u.s. has certainly gone a long way from the days of danial ellsberg and his pentagon papers nowadays paul patients and pundits on television say if snowden were a real whistleblower or a good whistleblower he would have stayed in the western almost certainly going to jail so a lot of talking heads on television constantly questioning snowden's motivation and because he fled and is now asking for asylum in all these different countries
it's easier to portray him as a traitor all the national security agency which snowden used to work for as a contract earth seems to be undaunted by the scandal surrounding it and scouring u.s. colleges for new recruits but it isn't going smoothly at a q. and a session at one university recruiters found themselves facing tough questions from students over the legality of the anastase actions here a student at the university of wisconsin told us what happened. i think they were completely caught off guard they were confused you can hear that on the tape it sounded like they've never had to actually justify or even critically think about the work that they're engaged in and they simply didn't know how to answer the questions and these were very basic questions about the nature of their work that speaks to the bubble i think the intelligence community lives in that they are so disengaged they think that they actually don't have to answer any questions that they can go on recruiting just they have just as they have been they ended up by telling us that the n.s.a.
is simply an apolitical organization that fulfills requests that are sent to it by other departments i mean they seem to be taking their own urine break defense where they were just doing their job which is not a defense at all but all of that leaked information from matter and snowden is building up a picture of how america's global surveillance operations are structured what's have a look at what we know so far well first off there are futuristically name nucleon system this is what listen to your phone calls wherever they may be directed it's thought that if it catches a suspicious keyword you'll be flagged and then subjected to further scrutiny than there is the sim similarly cryptically titled whale this program is set to trawl for suspicious activities for videos on the web whether that's your life skype call with your friends or family or a youtube video that's been uploaded. up next who you phone where your phone from and when you call them is all stored by what's known as main way this system is
reportedly capable of building a facebook like friends list to profile you just from your calling habits and lastly when now we know of marina a program in charge of recording your online life this is said to be able to catch store and record you were sent emails before they even reach the recipient while these four are just some of the systems that make up america's surveillance network the ones that we know the workings of and with all this information on us snooping practices now coming to the surface support for the government is declining president obama's approval rating has dropped by almost tamper samaj in just one month but it's not just the spying controversy itself but also the fact that officials in washington lied about it that is angering the public as marina port nine now reports tell the truth or someone might just tell it for you does the
n.s.a. collect any type of gate at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir it does not not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect but not not wittingly in america it's a crime of violation of federal law to lie to congress during testimony i responded in what i thought was the most true for at least untruthful manner by saying no the us director of national intelligence james clapper publicly acknowledged his error only after n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden spilled the beans on america's clandestine espionage activities the director of national intelligence is now apologizing for what he calls his erroneous response to congress over n.s.a. surveillance programs one of those covert programs indiscriminately collects the
phone records of hundreds of millions of americans secret surveillance once criticized by a familiar face no more illegal wiretapping of american citizens no more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime but upon entering the white house u.s. president barack obama seems to have had a change of heart my assessment and my team's assessment. was that. they help us prevent terrorist attacks government lies surrounding the n.s.a.'s programs has raised questions about the possibility of additional untruths being told in the name of national security i have been crystal clear about my position on iran possessing a nuclear weapon that that is a red line for us the fact is u.s. intelligence officials and the united nations have concluded that iran is not currently building a nuclear weapon but that hasn't stopped washington sanctions if we're throwing
accusations that are not true that cloud the domestic debate the political debate and also send negative signals to the other side we make it much more likely that diplomacy can succeed and we end up going into a war that was of avoidable that. in the case of syria's civil war the french and others had already. concluded that he's using the sarin gas in small quantities but again here's this is the red line and we alleged they killed between one hundred one hundred fifty people washington recently began arming the rebels after independently concluding that damascus used nerve gas against the opposition findings u.n. investigators have not supported. reasonable. here in haiti we haven't been in the british who are you know u.s. government under well as for the whistle blowing website that aims to expose the
truth the u.s. has listed wiki leaks as an enemy of the state until the obama administration comes forward with a way to roll out open this into the national security debate there's going to be a problem of people trusting what the ministration is up to the american public has witnessed a top u.s. official lie about the nation's pervasive surveillance program. and an n.s.a. contractor reveal the truth yet only one of those men is being punished and prosecuted for their actions and if people can't trust not only the executive branch but also don't trust congress and don't trust. federal judges to make sure the were abiding by the constitution due process and rule of law then we're going to have some problems are. welcome to your problem mr president. our team new york now the muslim brotherhood movement in egypt is calling for
a nationwide uprising against the military which ousted their leader mohamed morsy from the presidency last week this comes after more a deadly army raid on a mass sit in cairo where the islamist group held in support of morsi our disposal your joins us live now from the egyptian capital for more well paula talk us through what's happening in egypt the moment and also specifically what's been the reaction from the muslim brotherhood. well funerals are being held for the victims who were killed during monday's massacre that is according to be muslim brotherhood who has tended in that way some fifty one people killed it comes amidst the muslim brotherhood calling for its supporters to go to the streets in a nationwide protest demanding again for the ousted president mohamed morsi to be reinstated there is still a lot of confusion in terms of what actually transpired on monday morning according to the brotherhood it's protesters were holding
a peaceful city and they were holding the prayers and trying to of the republican guard headquarters building where it is believed that morsy is currently being held when they suddenly came under fire from the army they were provoked this is in stark contrast to what we're hearing from the military they say that they came under fire that it was armed gunmen who scaled the roofs of nearby buildings they were hurling monotype cocktails firebombs as well as huge stones at the army. who were forced to respond in self defense the army saying the fact that two policemen and one soldier was killed is evidence that they were under fire and that there was simply trying to protect both their lives the lives of the protesters and the installation that they were protecting a lot of the current situation there what steps are the military likely to take them. well the first point that is worth making is that we are hearing from the interim president adly mansour now he has issued
a five month roadmap to taking this country toward some kind of democracy and according to the roadmap the constitution will first be amended this will be and be ratified in a referendum in december you will have parliamentary elections and then in february a presidential poll the muslim brotherhood has rejected this hour flight but when you talk to people here on the streets they say that the real culprit is in fact washington and washington has kept mum it hasn't really made any statements calling this a military coup and this is largely because it puts washington in a very difficult position as a cause of a military coup it will be obliged to stop its military aid to egypt the figures are startling since nine hundred seventy nine the u.s. has spent some eight sixty eight billion dollars on funding of military are of the egyptian military now this translates roughly into about one point three million dollars a year u.s. tanks are produced under license here in egypt some one thousand two hundred
vehicles have been produced in one thousand nine hundred eighty and some two hundred and twenty if sixteen's egypt is the third largest recipient of american aid in the region after israel which holds first position and then iraq in second position at the same time the u.s. covers some eighty percent of egypt's military spending. the figures again are huge some eleven thousand five hundred egyptian officers were trained in the united states between the years of two thousand and two thousand and nine now this translates into about two point five percent of the current egyptian military who've received training across the atlantic and the most notable among them is the current head of the army general sisi when you talk to people here few doubts that even though washington hasn't come onboard and actually said this was a military coup ultimately washington will end up supporting the army they point to
history the fact that america supported mubarak he was in overthrown and replaced by morsi they supported morsi and this is why you have these probles he supporters so angry today they accused washington of double standards. our politics for much indeed for bringing us this update from the egyptian capital on will be crossing back to you for more of course. this is r.t. and i'll be back with more news in just a couple minutes from now to stay with us. wealthy british stock.
welcome back this is our u.s. federal court has condemned the force feeding of guantanamo bay prisoners as a painful humiliating and degrading practice but at the same time hearing a judge turned down a request for one of the detainees to and the practice ruling down the only person with the authority to make such a decision as president obama calls to and force feeding have also come from leading muslim figures in the country to say guards should respect the religious fast of ramadan which has just started the hunger strike in guantanamo prison has been carrying on for over five months now with one hundred six out of one hundred sixty six inmates taking part in a protest against inhumane treatment and indefinite detention without trial of those forty five are being force fed abraham hooper from the council on american islamic relations believes the protests won't stop until real changes are made at
the facility. our position has always been that it's wrong to force feed detainees that's a position of the international legal experts it's a position of medical ethicists it's a position i have every right thinking person who doesn't want to see detainees abused in this way and whether you do it during the daylight hours or it after sunset it doesn't really matter wrong is wrong the only reason these people are carrying out this hunger strike is because they feel desperate they feel that nothing will ever change for them you have to give them some hope somehow that the situation is going to change otherwise what do they have left. and with no lead up to the situation at guantanamo one american hip hop artist mos def has decided
to voluntarily subject himself to force feeding abby martin found out how it went in breaking the set. case you still don't realize how horrifying this procedure really is rapper most def recently volunteered to take part in the standard operating procedure for force feeding get no prisoners and here's what happened when he tried. when he was seen. to demonstrate the standard operating procedure for speeding detainees at guantanamo bay. good. job. good food.
no drugs. no no. way to. meet you do it legally. i don't know about you but i was very difficult to watch in fact he couldn't even do it he later said it felt like an object to syrian his brain just imagine enforced against your will to encourage this kind of treatment not once but twice daily so cruel as to most def or even attempting to do it just to send us a powerful message now it's our job to make sure that message doesn't fall on deaf ears. it looks like. you've never seen anything like that. china's rapidly emerging middle classes coping up the air miles providing
a boost to tourist destinations around the world chinese tourists spending top one hundred billion dollars last year alone but not all countries have been seeing the benefits boy boy go explains why the chinese are leaving the u.k. out of their travel plans is one of the top global tourist destinations but according to new research securing a visa to come to the u.k. spreading to be more trouble than it's worth for hundreds of thousands of chinese citizens while the schenn getting visa to the european union will cover a visit to up to twenty six countries a visit to britain requires another lengthy and costly visa application process for would be chinese terrorists my cousin just over here as well should parents want to come here to visit here which it is always a tux just that you turn all roles and everything is more expensive as in britain
always people would spend a lot of money u.k. do so and this is still holds true to their. will towards you so if you just want a model it's just so complicated for the you can't stand it is different i think it would be great to be. the problem isn't just confined to extra paperwork for chinese citizens britain's economy is suffering as a result in particular the luxury retail sector the average chinese citizen spends over one and a half thousand pounds in the u.k. but not enough are coming over to spend that money the situation's got to a point where representatives of the u.k. travel and tourism industry calling on the government to drastically reform chinese visa processing they argue that if the rules were relaxed british businesses would be pulling in an extra one point two billion pounds every year we. chinese v. it shows coming to you are coming to grips if you all stood up before
the nation would be lumbered would be top the list because when washing machine gun we're not getting anything like the potential that we could have in them but the u.k. china visa alliance argues that easing the process could create up to twenty four thousand jobs that britain is in desperate need of the box more worrying of reports that major chinese tore up or a tos and simply cutting britain out of their custom is european travel itineraries and although they might not get to sample the delights of the tower of london or even shopping on bond street because of all that money that chinese tourists aren't spending in london this time it looks like it's britain's last pretty boy came out see london. and a quick look at what we've lined up for you online today a record breaking year for russia's oil industry after the latest figures reveal the country's oil output has broken the previous record dating back to nine hundred
eighty eight topping even saudi arabia get the story in full dot com. also there schools in kansas are being refused insurance coverage again a shooting rampages if they allow their staff to carry firearms all the details on that highly controversial issue on our t. dot com. now a journalist has been shot dead by on identify gunman in the sounds russian republic of dagestan ahmed ahmed maybe of who was the deputy editor of a local newspaper was reportedly hounded by militants for his reporting scott has the details. was shot dead fifty metres from his home in russia's rip region of dagestan in the north caucasus he was shot several times in the head in his car and died at the scene now he was a deputy editor of a local newspaper with a secular nation of around twenty thousand but he was also the political editor and was hired. critical of all thor is he's was thought to be investigating corruption
in the suggestion is that that has made him target for assassination now he has survived two previous attempts on his life most recently in january when gunmen opened fire on him but missed the target and in two thousand and nine his name was included on a list that was published anonymously of journalists human rights activists and lawyers that the authors claim were legitimate assassination targets because of their line of work with which the authors claim endangered the lives of people from pakistan now this case will and i would simply draw parallels with the high profile case of journalist and human rights activist. who was shot dead in moscow in two thousand and six now a former policeman has since been sentenced to eleven years in prison for pleading guilty to involvement in her nobody has yet claimed responsibility for today's attack but pakistan is a restive region as you mention within recent increase in islamic terrorism and
organized crime and it's yet to be saying whether today's events will inflame an already volatile situation in the region. what you ninety and the kind of reporting is that next. remember how all of a sudden an afghan guard protest group became world famous and then were completely forgotten by the next month yeah i'm talking about the feminist punk rock group pussy riot that performed a vulgar anti prayer and one of moscow's most famous orthodox cathedrals one possible reason for their explosive popularity in the media's eyes was revealed recently by german actress on a book the actress claims a german t.v. channels e.d.f. patriot large undisclosed amount of money. to come out on behalf of the activist
band show said on a t.v. discussion that she doesn't even remember what she said except for wishing them well with dealing with their incarceration it would be very odd for an actress to just make up a bribery scandal especially one she was complicit in but it makes you wonder just how many other people may have been given a little extra motivation to cry travesty overall i think that most important of her public revelation is that she said that you know what it's a bit dumb when actors talk about politics and i couldn't agree with her more but that's just my opinion. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you say. i'm tom parker is a big. welcome
to the kaiser report i'm max keiser you know decades after world war two and full japanese soldiers held out on iowans across the pacific refusing to surrender or not even knowing to surrender today several last decades after japanese financial equity and property markets collapsed millions of salary men also refused to surrender the hope that one day their monthly allowance might actually increase alas the average japanese husband's monthly allowance has slumped to the lowest level since one thousand nine hundred two yes despite never ending a money printing by the bank of japan seven men and workers are still.