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and a day of political upheaval in all media the prime minister's school for elections is rejected by the opposition he also says the military must to pay have marched to the sax the armed forces saying he was part of an attempted coup even though you do also just focus is generally do your job dog on the tour to really do for me this is my way and no one can disobey the. clashes erupted as thousands of protesters as well as supporters of prime minister called faced off in the capital. on it all the new things shock to me all for travel through europe the german chancellor says that vaccine possible could be and
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use of with that money but the european commission says it's not a done deal yet. working hard round the clock to make sure you never miss a story this is our national thanks for joining me this hour. while grabbing headlines today for your position in armenia has rejected an offer from the prime minister out for snap elections a standoff between opponents and supporters of nicole rocked the capital here front and police were deployed in large numbers yes collations in response to posturing on sacking the chief of the armed forces general staff saying she was part of an attempt at military coup and their affair is that tensions could spiral father.
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thank you. both thank. you so much opposing rallies were seen close to one another and subtle yet official crowd numbers are yet to be confirmed but they are estimated to be in their files as. drivers have been honking call who owns as crowd chanted. slogans some of been driving with photos of the prime minister smeared in fake blood stuck on their vehicles opponents of nicole pasha and i've also filmed standing on the balconies giving the thumbs down sign of the opposition blocked streets and paralyze traffic that are chanting that they want to the prime minister out protesters have also set up a makeshift camp next to the parliament building in your fun and a reportedly being encouraged by opposition leaders to stay there until and please vote for the resignation of the prime minister meanwhile nearby that will rallies
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in support of the prime minister earlier the day she took to facebook to tell supporters that he need to the prime minister and his son that met the crowds to assure that the situation was manageable and that he's ready to discuss any problems in the country. at the same time he also insisted that the army chief he dismissed remains quote his brother but he is demanding that the country's military a big after he sacks the head of the armed forces saying he was part of an attempt . to also officers generals do your job guard borders and the territorial integrity of our mean you know this is my war and no one can disobey me to do it with a holding this really means finish. the sit down at the negotiating table with the opposition or consultations or no actions the prime minister and the government to me are no longer able to make the quick decisions in this fateful and cry. it's
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a good situation for the armenian people given the current situation the own forces of the resumed mission of the prime minister and the government at the same time we called to refrain from using force against people whose children died defending their homeland and care about armenia's general staff insists on the resignation of the prime minister and his government the military accuses nicole pushing out of being unable to make sound decisions in times of crisis on top of that the military is are happy about what they describe as numerous attempts to discredit the armed forces that statement goes on to claim the passions in official management has actually brought on me at the verge of demise a local journalist in yerevan was that process the opposition prepared for a night of demonstrations. right now we are between the 2 towns in the fall of one square right behind me because she is building a nation a lesson in legal parlance here right in the streets of the opposition and speech
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in the chance to make a camp. because to do we should is to stands to 247 and also the they are preparing for that night. drinking firewood school can fire everything good for the ration for the night not for just a one night but to every day when the force of. the opposition leaders they are lost and also waiting for the president of for me to be made from the seizure and. to be had the feast of the president the police is also in the parliament street shows the main rule says that the lead actions will take place right here while political tensions in armenia escalated following the military conflict in the disputed new corner card back region last autumn not so
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azerbaijan make significant gains full seing the armenians to cede large swathes of territory the opposition has been calling on the armenian prime minister to step down ever since accusing him of treason and mismanagement equals donald who covered the bloody military conflict between armenia and azerbaijan frost's joined on to farm ahead with some in-depth analysis on the political crisis. this whole process it has been brewing for months because it all stems from mean years and well nagorno-karabakh a defeat in last year's war with the armenian government the promise their people that they would come out victorious out of this clash with their by john over the issue of this disputed region over nagorno-karabakh i spent a month there well as the war was breaking out all around me and basically from the very start and all throughout the war everything that we've heard everything that journalists have heard everything that the population the people there heard from
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the i mean inside it it was we're going to come out victorious yes we are falling back a little bit but that's a tactical retreat and we will regain our positions and don't worry we have it under control so when i was there by john and i mean signed a peace deal which russia effectively brokered it came poor mean eons for ordinary people as an absolute shock because according to that deal they had to concede 2 thirds of the go in a car back to azerbaijan and that when it sparked that was the ignition that's when the protests started that's when people started to come out to the streets and when they started to call on world local trashing and to step down because they blame this on the him and essentially passion and he tried to just push the blame on something else and at a certain point it was almost like he was trying to blame the military to blame the soldiers for not doing enough he obviously he retracted that he later he said that he did mean that but that's when the bad blood between him and the military started
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because i've been there and soldiers they did all they could they just they were overpowered militarily they were overpowered they had no response they had no answer to the drone problem because the drones they were just obliterating their positions which were absolutely not ready for you know their defense systems were not ready for that so that's when it started basically people heartbroken absolutely devastated because. nagorno-karabakh it's not just some piece of mountain of which it is for you or for me we don't have that feeling it's for that for them it's a matter of a matter of national pride so that defeat having to concede 2 thirds of the territories which are overwhelmingly populated by the ethnically armenian people that was absolutely devastating and through the cause of all these months it seems and while it is obvious now passion and hasn't the prime minister hasn't done
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enough to to do so back together the divisions in the armenian society just so back together to heal the wound this massive wall and looking at the pictures today it's clear it does have a fair amount of support doesn't it i mean he called for supporters to come on to the streets and they did and how much support does he have exactly and why is that support there given what you've just said judging from what i see right now it very much reminds me as to what was happening there back in october in november when it was still hard when the moon was still bleeding from the loss and the war basically i did see thousands of people turn out against nickel passion on a given back then but again every single taxi driver that i would talk to back then he would tell me something along the lines well i don't know i don't know why people are so angry like a lot of people do support the prime minister after all remember he came into power as the man of the streets so to speak he was like he came with the crowd he came as
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part of a revolution himself so really the streets and the public support is all that he has to legitimize him as as as the country's leader that's why he's kneejerk reaction to the statement by the military was to call in his supporters to gather in the in the city center because this is what legitimizes him and that's why the opposition is following the same route because they know if a lot of people come out and if if. it is obvious that there is so many people who want him to go that the that the mood is that the mood in armenia has changed because of this war and people. fewer people now support him after the after the defeat and that they blame that the pin the blame of the defeat on him passion is saying that it's an attempted military coup but again we haven't seen any military in the streets the general chief of staff he signed a letter along with some 40 of the top officers generals they have called on him to resign but again they called in everybody to refrain from violence so to me it
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looks like the last word really the last warning literally the last warning to passion and it came as a complete surprise to passion and so he's trying to find this balance as to he doesn't want to be more who are than he needs to be and he's trying to and it is clear that he did not have a plan for this he's just he just reacting on the girl like something happens he reacts it's not it's not like he had a he had a contingency plan for that at least it doesn't look like he had one to me well back in november that was not a violent rally at the armenian capital when hundreds of demonstrators broke into the government building they were strongly against the prime minister's decision to end the fighting in the border care about saying they won't give up their lands wanted the deal reached eventually with azerbaijan baku holds areas of the disputed region taken during the conflict many armenians say they'll never forgive for the last. however the current address comes from
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a more recent disagreement inside the armenian government over weapons at the army's disposal as dawn records explains there must always be someone to blame for losing a war what leader would blame themselves right you wouldn't be a leader for much longer that was the dilemma hanging over prime minister passion yawned and he made his move he blamed russian weapons for his country's military defeat in a girl in a car a block in autumn. he said russia's electronic warfare systems could not handle turkish drones used by azerbaijan's armed forces the prime minister's attack on russia's military industrial complex added that the russian made is skandia missiles either did not explode or quote exploded 10 percent it's not exactly clear what the pm meant by that only 10 percent of the missiles launched did missiles hit only 10 percent of their targets neither statement has any confirmed substance behind it since no evidence was provided to back paasschen yon's claims what is known is that such unreliable weaponry would clearly never be accepted into russian
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military service or by those who buy moscow's weapons like the armenian military which pasha neon is now at odds with in fact russia's ministry of defense says none of their iskenderun missile systems were in any way involved in the nuke or in a car conflict giving russia's defense officials the impression that pasha neons been given inaccurate information i mean she's doing that. according to the objective unreliable information available to us no miso systems of this time were used during the conflict it's appears that armenian prime minister and the cope was misled and used in cuba information. the deputy chief of the general staff rejected the prime minister's claims about the unreliability of russian equipment calling his statement frivolous he then lost his post a chain reaction ensued with the military demanding paasschen younes resignation and then the chief of the general staff himself was dismissed and all that brought
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us to today standoff in front of the government buildings with the fate of the armenian state itself hanging in the balance that has been international reaction over the past few hours with russia the u.s. the e.u. and tukey ovoid think that opinions on the political crisis. russia has made it clear that it views the situation in armenia as its own internal affair and hopes for its peaceful resolution we condemn the old military coups or coup attempts no matter where they take place across the world it is unacceptable for a military to call for the resignation of an elected government we are closely following ongoing developments in our mania and encourage all parties to exercise calm and restraint and to de-escalate tensions peacefully without violence the european union is following developments in a minute very closely we ask all activists for calm and avoid any rhetoric or actions that could lead to further escalation experts we heard from agree the only
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democratic way out of this crisis is to go for those elections. should be after the people that decide their form of government spent certainly the military or want to have their say they're upset you know that they lost the war. and they want to make sure that they have a stake in the outcome of the next election you know they really want to force men to position where he asked to leave office and we'll just see how the prime minister is maneuver and handle such a delicate situation. i think that what he's doing he's doing very deliberately it's a mission given to him by someone from the west we all believe that he came to power with one goal to draw russia away from the southern caucasus from armenia to make russia leave the region so that the turkish military can enter the southern caucasus so that nato can gain a foothold in the region this did not have the support of the military or the
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people essentially the whole of civil society demands that the prime minister step down i do not believe that he can survive this. except a new reality which is to have lost a lot of territory but. the military in the build up for many years of the military probably. going to. physically move him. in a normal sort of military coup they would. continue to push. is the best for everybody including physio and she has a very good chance of winning if they have certain. because we turn one. huge demonstrations perhaps.
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sort of elections is. everybody. more stories coming few off this short break. join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest pics. i'm sure. i'll see you then. the energy of the avalanche is stored on the side of the mountain. when all it needs is was still trying to release that catastrophic energy so here you have the energy of hyperinflation is already stored in the system it's already there in the
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form of the fed's balance sheet they've got trillions of trillions of trillions of paper that is going to come out in a while and suddenly this will happen locally as suddenly purchasing power in the competence of the currency collapses and you have a hyper inflation. when the trauma changes us literally because it's a chemical change in our d.n.a. and this changes the way our genes function. sometimes for generations. welcome back now a shot in the arm for the use flagging travel industry could be just months away and or likely come in the form of a covert vaccination digital poss a nice the german chancellor seems to think so but it's not something with respect to digital vaccination bass all member states agree that when he says a thing the technical preparations were done by the european commission as well as
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member states in january now we need to implement this so that there's comfortability among different national passes we in germany have decided that it will develop such a vaccination the key data that is digital passed must contain had been defined by the european commission and member states but mrs muckle may have jumped the gun a bit with the european commission president yet to confirm anything solid. picks up the story. that seems significance of controversial but it does seem after what angler merkel said that this could be the way forward for the e.u. you know germany and france originally said to be resistive to this idea but the fact that she's now giving it the green light well that is a game changer but while it seems that what merkel was saying that this had been approved there was a bit of a different story coming out from the leaders in the official statement it wasn't so sure essentially saying that they would be a common approach and this would be an issue would be revisited this is what long
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delay in at sait on the vaccine certificates. indeed we discussed this topic as you're now there are still a number of open question political question the 1st one is of course what these certificates will be used for but they're also scientific question the call for vaccines the difficulty originally came from countries like greece and cyprus who have already greenlit their own plans to allow travelers from the u.k. and from israel to go there on holiday this year if they can show that they've been and not kill a tick but there's huge criticism of this idea especially given the massive problems there have been rolling up the qubit 900 vaccine here in the u. many feel that this would essentially create a 2 tier system it would be unfair of form of discrimination so really many people unhappy about abba so dear that to give you
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a sense of what the situation is here in the u. around 80 percent of adults in countries have received the chair that's very far behind countries such as the u.k. a former e.u. member where around 27 percent don't and don't support the jap now there have also been as i mentioned many major issues surrounding the supply of coke 900 vaccines have been distribution issues in. ringback than expected deliveries and worse still certain european leaders have been pretty sniffy about some of the vaccines particularly the astra zeneca vaccine and so because of that and the questions being raised about the efficacy of this spec seen many in europe are now refusing point blank to have it it's been reported that 4 out in every 5 doses that we've delivered to the immune haven't been used yet and even only a mobile said that she won't have the vaccine now admittedly she's 66 and the
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fisher faisel germany is that the astra zeneca vaccine should be given to those over the age of 65 but still this is signaling to many people that there is an issue with this fact seeing now the e.u. leaders following their video conference on thursday also clenched quick implementation of the code that 1000 facts in recognizing many they said just step back and excel or rate this program to ensure that everybody had the chair but it is of course it has so far been slow this is what the joint statement from clearly has had to say we need to urgently accelerate the prize ocean production and distribution of vaccines as well as vaccination when russia says it's ready to step up and send doses of sputnik v. to the e.u. to vaccine was recently given a glowing report in the medical journal the lancet which ranked it as being one of the most effective vaccines against the virus the e.u.
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has said it would. be but of course that will be subject to regulatory approval. since the violent events of the sex not the u.s. capitol american government officials have been increasingly warning of the specter of domestic terrorism and with thousands of national guard troops still stationed in washington it appears they see the threat as still quite real r.t.s. kaleb more pain has. details domestic terrorism is thriving in the u.s. that's what the intelligence services and the department of homeland security claim almost 2 months after the january 6th capital riots the acting chief of the capitol police came with bombshell testimony before a house committee that the insurrectionists are ready to strike again this time in a much more deadly manner targeting both lawmakers and joe biden himself we know that members of the militia groups that were present on january 6th have stayed at
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their desires that they want to blow up the capitol and kill as many members as possible with a direct nexus to the state of the union which we know that date has not been identified so based on that information we think that it's prudent that capitol police maintain its enhanced and grow blast security posture until we address those vulnerabilities going forward the revelations came as officer pittman was asked about security measures on capitol hill both the fence and the ongoing national guard presence pittman cited intelligence agencies and the f.b.i. as the source for the revelations she said that the insurrectionists quote want to send a message to the nation about who is in charge of the legislative process the department of homeland security was quick to respond to pitman's testimony offering $77000000.00 to state and local governments in order to fight domestic terrorism in
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the almost 20 years since september 11th 2001 the terrorism threat landscape has changed considerably today the most significant terrorist threat facing the nation comes from lone offenders and small groups of individuals who commit acts of violence motivated by domestic extremist idia logical beliefs the $911.00 parallels did not come out of thin air last month we heard the proposal for. nancy pelosi about setting up a $911.00 style public commission with hillary clinton and now this month nancy pelosi has made this proposal public however republicans objected to the makeup and scope of palosi as proposed commission arguing that it is politically driven and not made up equally of democrats and republicans meanwhile the 1st hearing on capitol hill regarding the capitol hill riot saw security officials pointing fingers and blaming each other for mistakes that led to the assault and left many
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more questions than answers the assessment indicated that members of the proud boys white supremacist groups and and other extremist groups were expected to participate on january 6th and that they may be inclined to become violent police officers were not trained on how to respond to an infiltration of the capitol building is that correct this was and when you talk about infiltration you talk about a large insurrection like we saw in the january 6 know anyone from the department of homeland security contact you about a potential national special security event designation no i am not aware of anybody from a d h s reaching out no one contacted me thank you and to stay with me senator no contact with me or my office are all capitol police officers outfitted with riot gear no they're not. the aftertaste of the january
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6 capital riots that left 6 people dead including a u.s. capitol police officer it does not seem to be going away as the date of joe biden's address to a joint session of congress is left yet to be announced at this point the u.s. capitol is looking like a state of war bastion and with the narrative of domestic terrorism gaining momentum biden's mission of healing the wounds of deepening divisions seems to fail . without cross live now today political analyst and radio host a voice good to have you on the fast i want to. know we saw. people saying that insurrectionists wanted to blow up capital they were going to talk a little make by 10 did not come as a shock to you and for you is not enough evidence to suggest the threat is real. frankly no i'm fully aware of what happened on january 6th many friends who were there and watching yes a window was broken with
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a chair or some such but the vast majority of people who were allowed into the capitol were waved in by the police who opened the door for them they walked in an orderly manner between rope lines they went where they were told to go they posed for pictures this is as far from a riot as anyone can imagine and yet the word riot is constantly used for the last i don't know 10 weeks nonstop riot riot riot that isn't what it was but i'll tell you what you're looking at your look then at a democratic party attempting to criminalize corded political opposition which they are saying that people who claim they are patriots people who wave the u.s. flag and shout usa usa people who say words like we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal those people are dangerous domestic extremists and a risk for violence and i cannot imagine anything more ridiculous but as we know as we study world history over and over and over again say the same thing and
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eventually everyone begins to repeat it and now we are faced with the idea that trump supporters conservatives people who support and reverence the constitution and the declaration of independence and the words of jefferson and adams and franklin and washington are now people who are at risk of violent attacks and murders and destruction because they want to take power for themselves just on the surface it's completely ridiculous unless you're aware of what the democrat party is trying to do they're trying to criminalize political opposition you can tell by the fences and barbed wire around the capitol part of washington d.c. around the united states government looks like a dictator's fortress in some 3rd world country they're trying to demonstrate to the world they're terrified. of people like me who wouldn't hurt a fly and they're trying to continue with this a lie and there's theme until they're entitled to start making the rest and they're
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trying to stimulate people on the fringes there are people on the fringe in every political party to do something about it so they can then point to all of us and say we're all guilty of what these 2 guys in the pick up truck did we all need to be dealt with this is a short trip to tyranny i am a student of world history i understand how this works they're following a manual that is well known in the 20th century. do you think that america could be in the situation of trumpeting president i believe trump accelerated it i think the democrats and the left internationally as well as here in america would have always wanted to arrive at a position of something like total power but what happened with trump was the public realized under obama with all the concessions obama made to foreign interests and all the denigration of america that he did in his speeches appearances they realize the country is in danger of being lost politically and deal.

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