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a mentor helping her learn on the job and then she proceeded to imply that she was embracing a version of his and richard nixon's madman theory where the president is portrayed to america's adversaries as a madman an unpredictable psychopath who could do anything if she said when she was trying to force the hand of russia and china to get their sanctions as permanent members of the security council against north korea she told russia either you're with us or you're with the north koreans and that she told the chinese ambassador that she doesn't know what her boss donald trump could do he's kind of unpredictable there could be a military invasion and she sort of claimed credit for china and russia's abstention on that vote based on her application of the madman theory i don't know if that's true but that was the boast that she made at this secret meeting ok good to talk she would have to get a great script thanks for your time. author and senior editor at the.
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now time everything is looking so foster day here now he went back again in fifteen minutes. greetings and sell you to. the war in yemen is without a doubt one of the biggest under-reported dark stains on global affairs here in the early stages of the twenty first century and now yet another layer has been added to the onion of cruelty. mercenaries buzz feed is reporting that a mercenary team hired by the united arab emirates made up of former u.s. special forces members and cia agents were carrying out brutal operations inside the war torn country back in two thousand and fifteen according to the investigation the mercenaries were employed by spear operations group a company registered in delaware and founded by abraham golan gary an israeli security contractor who lives near pittsburgh golan admitted to buzz feed that
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there was a targeted assassination program in yemen i was running it we did it it was sanctioned by the u.a.e. within the coalition one of the targets of the controversial program was on softball email a prominent local leader of the islamist political party is law and while the u.a.e. considers al is law to be a terrorist organization buzz feed reporter aram roston writes that many experts insist that al islam as one of those one of the whose members as one of nobel peace prize is no terror group they say it's a legitimate political party that threatens the u.a.e. not through violence but by speaking out against its ambitions in yemen these revelations have now brought the speculation of possible war crimes charges to the forefront because just security points out it is a crime for a u.s. citizen to commit certain violations of international humanitarian law including murder the deliberate killing of civilians such as political leaders and clerics
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those targets are not collateral damage and their deaths are not incident to a lawful attack. so with mercenaries assassination programs and war crimes on the docket i think it sounds like a good day to start watching the hawks. it looks like. it's. like you know what i got. was that we. are watching the harps i am tired robot and joining me that they discuss these mercenaries is one of the only. journalist i'm so you're out of a great zone project max thank you for coming on the day this is
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a hell of an interesting fascinating story that we're only now kind of getting given the history of mercenary use in the war on terror and the cruelty of the yemeni war does this kind of marriage of the two at all surprised as well i mean this is actually kind of an unusual story given a complex political relationships of the party and the u.a.e. the u.a.e. first of all hired this group through a palestinian figure named mohammed dahlan who is basically a problem project of the cia he was supposed to be the strong man who would rule gaza before hamas won elections in the gaza strip and took a centrally assume control in two thousand and six was a rival of hamas and mahmoud abbas who controlled the west bank so he was exiled and became kind of a fixer for the u.a.e. with his great contacts with the cia and the u.s. and he hired the spear operations group to carry out this operation against the al islam party which is not al qaeda they are not affiliated with transnational
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terrorism they are a group a political party that has play. a role in yemeni politics as a representative of the muslim brotherhood which the u.a.e. and saudi arabia typically see as one of their key adversaries the muslim brotherhood wants an islamic republican model the u.a.e. and the saudis are threatened by that because they want an islamic monarchy and so they feel challenged at the same time in yemen the saudis and the u.a.e. have been assisted by the islam he's in their campaign to take the southern city of god and from the who these so the it's like he's were actually allies of convenience with the d.'s and the saudis and then the emirate he's go ahead and carry out this assassination campaign because of a lot of factors the a slice and the people in the south in general in yemen who are sunni are getting tired of seeing these foreign invaders come in and take over their sea parts sea ports like the m.r.i. adiz there's pressure to get them out these assassinations of been revealed by this
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immorality group and we're going to see more fish years on the ground between us law and its supporters who are a key part of the saudi u.a.e. coalition and that actually is going to this story could actually change the dynamics of the war in yemen i think that's what's significant here that's really incredible and you know one of the things but but jumped out to be in the story too is the idea that ok you have u.s. citizens former you know ex-military cia. and israeli sand and israelis you know when they're going over they're not under the cover of the united states this wasn't a mercenary group bought by the united states and sent over these this is guys bought by a foreign entity the u.a.e. that raises more crime questions because you know when you hear of assassination attempts on political leaders and clerics and things of that nature that these guys did nor admitting to even in the article. you know is there a real possibility that someone could bring war crimes against them give them could
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our justice department i don't expect them to but could very well i mean. theoretically you would think that there could be some kind of sanctioning of the spear operations group which operates out of delaware. a lot of shady groups operate out of delaware it is run by an israeli mercenary and the israelis have mastered the art of targeted assassination but i mean we have to just consider the relationships here as i mentioned mohammed dahlan contracted the spear operations group don is a long time cia asset and before he was trying to carry out this targeted assassination of the muslim brotherhood party in yemen he was working with the israelis probably with cia cooperation to carry out assassinations against the what the party that's considered the muslim brotherhood party in palestine hamas so my point is the u.s. clearly must have known that this kind of thing was taking place and that really
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gives a lot of impunity to the amorality s. who own half of k. street and have hired like every lobbying firm in washington you know one of the interesting things that kind of also comes out of this on a ridge of this quote that i came across was is from go in the head of the spirit who talked about the head of the stairs operation he told buzz feed his team was responsible for a lot of these high profile somebody else and he argued that the u.s. needs a mercenary assassination program similar to the model he deployed he actually stated i just want there to be debate maybe i'm a monster maybe i should be in jail maybe i'm a bad guy but i'm right yeah. this is i mean should we already have a drone assassination program we already have our own special forces all over the world assassinating people and in the darkest of night should we now bring in mercenaries to do there should we go for what your prints and all that mess is something that should even be on the table or even be debated i mean this guy's
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just like a used car salesman who selling death he doesn't actually care about the consequences on the. and the consequences on the ground have been the exact opposite of what the war on terror was supposed to achieve al qaeda in the arabian peninsula has expanded massively as a result of this saudi u.a.e. campaign that the us is supporting they have just grown so much as a result of it so all and then i talked about the consequences that this exposé will have in making things worse for the coalition again so you know this this this israeli mercenary is just selling his own company he doesn't care about what's happening in the real mentioned erik prince i mean erik prince is basically running the private army erik prince is also very close to the trump administration his family are longtime republican donors the prince brookhiser and family so there's another connection which leads back to my point of impunity that for abraham golan
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to come in here and basically put a bomb in front of a political party's headquarters. you know he feels like he's going to have all the latitude he wants to do that given the u.s.a.'s connections in washington quickly a little bit of time left i just want to ask you one final thing it's interesting when you know with everybody talking about the journalist who has disappeared pretty much more likely murder you know. it's being alleged at the hands of the saudi saudis and this story comes out it's interesting that we're not seeing a lot yet on this story getting the same kind of you know recognition to think that's because of the fact that it's we have so many more ties and so many intelligence ties and move into the u.s. well if you could make a member of the party or one of the u.s. targets a columnist at the washington post i think a lot of people would start to care in this town i mean how many yemenis died before we all of the sudden started caring in washington about saudi arabia's barbarism in the middle east so that's that we're really looking at with is someone
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who actually had connections in washington who was a permanent resident of the u.s. being assassinated as so many other people were dissidents and common yemenis by saudi arabia are going to start thank you so much always a pleasure having you as we're having a great great talk today all right. broady when he was driven on the highways and byways of the united states and taking the time to look up from their smartphones you probably have come across the ubiquitous speed reader road sign you know the one that tells you how fast you're actually going down the road and forces you to check your mario andretti at the door in the school zones well apparently this road safety device has now been confiscated by the surveillance states of america to serve a much more big brother based purpose artie's rachel blevins has more of those digital signs that show how fast you are driving may actually be recording your license plate for a government database this alarming information comes from privacy advocates who are warning about a program headed up by the drug enforcement administration we have all seen the
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signs on the side of the road that compare the speed you were driving to the current speed limit but apparently those signs are now being outfitted with license plate readers as a result of a partnership between the da and a private company in arizona a government press release revealed that are you two systems incorporated has agreed to outfit is to radar speed display trailers with mobile license plate reading platforms this practice is part of the d a's national ice and slate reader program according to the department the program is quote a federation of independent federal state law and tribal law enforcement license plate readers they are all linked into cooperative system which is designed to enhance the ability of law enforcement agencies to target drug traffickers but how do you feel knowing that your license plate number could be in a secret government database even if the only thing you are guilty of is driving
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past the wrong sign and investigative researcher for the electronic frontier foundation told courts that he sees this program as quote un-american because the government is collecting data on all of the people who drive cars. the signs even if they have never committed a crime he said he sees this practice as yet another form of government mass surveillance now in response to programs like this one of bipartisan group of assembly members the new york recently introduced a bill that would prohibit the state from creating databases that compile footage from license plate readers audio video and facial recognition records for now the recent revelations about a secret government surveillance will make many americans take a second look when they pass a digital sign on the side of the road telling them that they are speeding and washington rachel blevins art see. as we head into our break court watchers don't
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forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered of facebook and twitter see our poll shows that our team coming up ecuador is laying down a new set of rules of what you expect over julian assange and racial justice activist to the song supporter randy credico will join us to discuss and then there is a new breakthrough with cancer research that just may salvage u.s. cuban relations and i want to miss that states are watching the all. over the last decade russia's foreign policy has been deeply related to the united
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states approach it the wolf when the american political reality became stranger than fiction mosco once the bilateral relations to give thanks to normal see what exactly should it do. julia songes back on line talk watchers well sordo the ecuadorian embassy has reportedly partially restored internet access for the wiki leaks founder who has been living in asylum inside the embassy since two thousand and twelve but not without a catch according to an embassy memo published monday on the ecuadorian website. newsweek and others are reporting that ecuador demands that the songe ovoid interfering with the internal affairs of other states or damaging those relations
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with other nations there was on like an online activity the memo went on to demand that both he and his guests are banned from using unauthorized equipment in the embassy and that assad must keep his bathroom clean and take care of his cat even went so far as to threaten to confiscate the cat and take it to an animal shelter if not properly cared for if bales to comply with these new rules the memo goes on to state that that could lead to the term a nation of the diplomatic asylum granted by the ecuadorian state this would put a songe out of the embassy and at the mercy of the british government which is still seeking his arrest for skipping bail on a now dropped allegation of rape by swedish authorities not to mention the possible deportation of a songe to the united states for releasing half a million secret files on the wars in afghanistan and iraq joining us now to discuss these latest twists and turns in the fate of julio songes long time and so on supporter and racial justice activist randy credico thank you randy for coming on always a pleasure hey it's great and you know max blumenthal's
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a tough act to follow you know that maxim credico on the same show you're definitely going to be on the list already speaking of lists what should we make of this latest move by ecuador is this the main. kings of the pretends to remove from the embassy or is this simply nothing more than a landlord asking attended to be respectful let me let me get the cat litter out of the way i was there last year three times i got a taste of that cat eats better than i do cat is running around the cats in great shape so that is a canard to complete garbage and the place is a macula it really is it looks like a five star hotel that the two rooms that are very small like adjoining tollbooths very small and he's that thing is so clean and for them to throw that out and for some of these hack reporters for a.p. to take that and run with it is complete nonsense and so let that's out of the way
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the question about the list this ridiculous list you know to get into ike i wouldn't be able to visit him right now i got in the last year i had to do was give him my passport big it was a day in advance that they notified the security that i was coming and the passport that said now it's like it's amazing that not even linda miranda would be able to get into the embassy with the conditions that they've imposed on gas visiting him so it really is you know unbelievable. and ridiculous the conditions to get in and all of the other stuff the restrictions on the internet the. restrictions on what is he supposed to do he's a journalist you can't cover political affairs what's a sports writer now is going to cover cricket and football well you know so he's a journalist you can't tell him that he can't practice journalism that's one of the things i cut
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a want to ask you about is you know the stipulation that songs can use the wire five but only for personal use so they must not interfere with the internal affairs of other states is not a slam she like ordering le bron james the no longer played basketball what you said he's a journalist at this point anything of songs. does given his kind of icon and celebrity and all about what he's done everything he does or politically could be deemed interfering with the state's internal e-mails or internal to her bron james the liberal and james a good analogy i was going to say since we're in baseball season right now it would be like giving a pitcher a glove and a bog keep him in the bullpen your star closer because he is a star closer he is the finest journalists out there he has never committed a crime i'm looking at something right now by eliot engel and this is one of the reasons why i do not like the democrats eliot engel who is a representative from the bronx and a cherry mannered district all right and his campaign have has been influenced by foreign governments he has written a letter to lend him
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a rental saying how upset he is that every stored mr a sign on tj's ability to communicate he's upset with that and so please get him out of there is basically what he is saying otherwise you're going to jeopardize future relations with our our attempts to help you out and narco trafficking and all this other garbage police state stuff that they want to send down there so this is from l.a. angle that democrat right here instance that out today and it's one of the reasons why yes i despise trump but you know what do the democrats have to offer other than this nonsense this garbage they're acting like you know if this is this this is a kind of a soft extraordinary rendition is what is happening to mr assad's in that embassy he has been put there their british government want him to stay there the ecuadoran government has kept them silent this is and they basically have tortured him the
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last six and a half months he can't communicate it was a very hot summer there there's no air conditioning he can't do anything and this is an award winning respected journalist that has been put in these conditions and they are acting like my. but then saw him on it's a what's the difference there instead of like slicing him up with a hacksaw it's a death by a thousand cuts that's what they are doing gradually massage right now ronnie let me ask you this you know when you would you know from want being reported of in this memo and what he can and can't do in keeping the bathroom clean and things like that do you think that this memo is kind of a pre a precursor to you know potentially find an excuse to get him out of the embassy like ok he broke his leg little archaic so we can justifiably you know kick him out of the embassy e-mail list as be honest right this there's a lot of pressure on. him but i know a lot of pressure by the u.s.
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government you know this is a neo con government that we have the state department putting all sorts of pressure congress is putting all sorts of pressure on the ecuadorian government particularly in the mud and oh all right so yes he's kicking the can down the road here but he knows if he were to do that if he were to kick jill into science out he would be the scourge of south america central america and all countries that you're in for self-determination and this would be a throwback to operation condor back in the one nine hundred sixty s. where are a bun and a republic mentality if in fact they were to kick him out of that embassy this a critical point is there he is is all one man already caves to the interests of foreign powers and that is western powers let him out i know it's interesting newly released documents by political opponents in the ecuadorian government of also revealed that ecuador actually attempted to move julian out of the embassy to russia before christmas of last year. made by making him an official ecuadorian
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diplomat to russia because he is officially in ecuador and so this and the british government ultimately mix the move i think the one of the big questions here i am yes what are julian's options at this point is there any way perhaps to leave that embassy and maintain his freedom given the enemies. that he has acquired for running an operating room wiki leaks. obviously m.b.'s may been solved and doesn't want him to continue to operate ok let's be honest they do not want him to operate they have a lot of dirty laundry they don't want aired out there he has done nothing wrong this letter talks about him being a criminal a dangerous criminal because he skipped bail ok there is a dangerous criminal walk in the streets of london and his name is tony blair and there's another guy in a way jack straw there out there those are two criminals a committed war crimes they could get those guys right now go after a big fish not a guy who skipped bail. exactly what and let me let me ask this of you know when
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you see visited with julian last year and you were able to see or you know when you've seen him and you've got inside that embassy you know this has taken quite the toll on him as of now and you know how i have to speculate but i mean how much longer can he stay there i mean obviously we have to get him out of it you know yes to be able to leave at some point and see the son to do. right his son and his mother who's not in the greatest health herself he hasn't seen her hasn't seen his son hasn't seen his dog i'm a dog lover and six years he's been stuck in an embassy six months now it's been six years and five months and six months plus inside that embassy without any kind of communication with the outside world this is a human rights violation and the reason why i'm so i'm fat ik right now is because yeah where does he go but the good thing is there's a growing movement out there pacifica radio national board twelve zero voted in
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favor of julian a son or ok so you have that progressives around the world are uniting this six and a half months has really backfired for the made government and for the ecuadorian leader right now and i'll tell you why there is a growing movement he's become a martyr at this point while he is still alive he has been put under the most severe conditions the most cronies he's not in good health i was there at this point last year you know he had been there for six years no sign light no fresh air i mean this is something that e.c. in the third world dictatorship not in a place like london at least you wouldn't think that although they've been involved in extraordinary rendition and back to stand in other places so at least the image of britain being a civilized nation is definitely undermined by the treatment of julian assad but he is growing and stature people are realizing hey what is this all about what are you
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afraid of don't commit the war crimes don't be involved in all of these sneaky and shady deals that he expose with these papers and cables don't get involved in that if you want him to stop publishing bad things about you stop doing bad things that is really what it comes down to at the end of a barrier. i think in the end that's what the one of the things i find most to larry it's about governments around the world and people that are so against the songes they always they always want to kill the messenger and not actually look at the message not actually look at what he's put out there and say maybe that's the problem like you said if you don't want to you know if you don't want to join us sobs publishing things that you don't keep doing secret nefarious things in the dark randi i got to say always a pleasure having you on and keep up the good work out there thank you so much all right thanks a lot ok thanks a lot. and finally today let us finish with a good bit of news in the fight against cancer and cuban relations based on the
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successful clinical trials of a cuban developed lung cancer drug buffalo new york based roswell park comprehensive cancer center and have an a center for molecular immunology are joining forces to develop a biotech joint venture designed to bring cutting edge cuban cancer drugs to u.s. patients this truly is a groundbreaking first of its kind partnership and scientific collaboration between a u.s. company and the cuban government despite ladies and gentlemen despite over fifty years of u.s. commercial financial and economic embargo against the island nation in the cuban government while we probably won't see the fruition of this partnership until after two thousand and twenty four when the cancer drugs start hitting us markets it is still without a doubt an important step that reinforces that age old nugget of wisdom
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united we stand divided we fall united with our brothers and sisters in other countries around the world we can beat cancer divided we probably won't ladies and gentlemen that is our show for you today remember everyone in this world we are not told we are left with nothing so i tell you all i love you i am tired relevant for the. bar watching the hawks of a good film but. how do you know where the. underworld. total room go to. a little
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