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which of these true. probably in the. 20 check.
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we look into the mixed messages coming from america. in the us. continues to. 'd help stories from the past 7 days and right up to the moment. this is the week the n.r.t. alone welcome. the cleared. 20 czech diplomats persona non-grata in the middle
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escalating diplomatic spat between the 2 countries it is in response to pry again expelling 18 russian diplomats while accusing moscow of being behind a huge explosion and munition depo back in 2014 russia firmly rejects the charges leveled. the accusations are absurd especially as earlier the czech government laid the blame for the explosions at the door of the company's that. this hostile step is a continuation of a series of russian actions conducted over the last several years by the czech republic one cannot also fail to notice the american influence by trying to win washington's favor as the us imposes sanctions against russia the czech authorities have even outdone their american musters so many diplomats were forced to start packing their suitcases in recent days because of expulsions and counter expulsions 1st of all america ordered 10 russian diplomats to head back to russia moscow's
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response was then almost identical then poland announced a similar move but their sanctions only targeted 3 people and then eventually we heard from the czech officials who announced that prague decided to expel 18 people working for the russian embassy that is even more than that then america originally chose to punish you understand that this is a very significant share of the embassy staff so you'd have to think that there must be a very serious reason for it well the czech authorities have accused this group of 8 saying of working as intelligence operatives and also blamed russia for being behind a manger explosion at an ammunitions military warehouse in the czech countryside that happened 7 years ago and killed 2 people no confirmation of the cause has ever
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been released by the czech authorities one version suggested that it could have been because of workers negligence but now there you have it prague is blaming russia all of a sudden and it coincides with the decisions on diplomat expulsions by washington and warsaw got spilled over the. the reason for that is seeking some suspects in particular well you know and that is the interesting part because the people the suspects that the police are now looking for are actually the people with faces that you may find familiar these 2 were once accused by the way of trying to poison the script balls in the united kingdom in 2018 so now when the authorities said that these 2 could be linked to that explosion immediately their names and photos were back and international headlines but the russian foreign ministry though is saying that these announcements and these steps
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that are taken by the czech authorities could only be a deliberate attempt to somehow distract the attention of the media and the international community from another story which is now in the news here in eastern europe it looks like when it's actually supported by facts that the west need it to cover up the importance of the information published by both russia and belarus about not just a conspiracy but an actual plan for a constitutional clue we need to speak so who was allegedly being planned against the leader what more do we actually look at this this is a story apparently that was happening more or less some real taney as the russian federal security service has announced lately that they have detained 2 men one with bell russian citizenship another one with dual citizenship del reuss and the
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u.s. detention happened in moscow and these 2 are believed to have been plotting a coup in bella ruse by attempting to assassinate the ball russian president alexander lukashenko and possibly even members of his family during victory day celebrations that are upcoming the bell russian presence. almost instantly blame the u.s. for for orchestrating this attempt but washington has denied any involvement now you may wonder what does frog have to do with all this what we have to understand that the czech republic is a close u.s. ally in eastern europe it's a member of nato not with a central role but still and russian officials very often have blamed washington for using some eastern european countries the czech republic in particular asked puppets so the assumption by the russian foreign ministry is that washington could
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be pressuring these countries into making political moves against russia to demonize it so that is the message coming out of moscow in the meantime the u.s. state department has already said that they are expressing full support for the move that's been made by prague and here trying to speaking to me earlier with the situation growing increasingly tense we got reaction to the story from a number of guests. that was 7 years ago and that's been brought up now and then the attendant coup in. that's been linked as well because the west see. who is illegal and he's been talking about new elections and so on and so therefore this and not all this is here is through fit together. and there's occasional rebuild area. and bulgaria is
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a member of nato remember. the united states the americans here seem to have an influence now i'm not saying that i can directing all these things but it's difficult to resist the conclusion that they have an influence you know the story in the czech republic is ludicrous i mean 767 years ago our russian agents and by the way they must be changed bonds because so russian change sponsors because there were you know in in the salt spring 2800 they were in prague in 2014 to 2 seoul discord and you know make an explosion that's completely true to cross it's tents thoughts that you know it will be a film very soon this story about the initial death toll off the czech army which is not the 1st in nato it's a small army and it's not clear or deadbolts newton you know it it's just
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not your mission they exploded this sounds like demonizing russia you know as much as they can now or. as requested by biden's white house that has expelled 10 russian diplomats one of the interesting aspects of the story of 2 alleged russian agents for who were what became public at the time the script boys and there were people who thought the church would do instant were identified in 2000 so it's very all this information some check we're saying was already known we were to service and 2 years ago when you know come certain so there's an element of which is ocean behind it. well this week the u.s. and russia. on each other marking another low point in relations washington blacklisted russian companies expelled diplomats barred u.s. banks from buying russian debt law school in turn kicked out 10 u.s. diplomats and bonded number of officials from entering russia shortly after
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announcing the new sanctions u.s. president joe biden said he wanted to deescalate tensions with more on the mixed messages coming from washington d.c. who are shit on the big politics is all about big p.r. political marketing of trump america transitioned from saucy nicknames for his opponents into the biden age which spearheads now shameless self promotion america is back america is back diplomacy is back biden diplomacy sounds like a classic personal brand of so what is it well for russia it apparently means a sanctions sledgehammer through several steps including the expulsion of several russian officials as a consequence of their actions i've also signed an executive order authorizing new measures including sanctions to address specific harmful actions that russia has
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taken against u.s. interests well the man seems to be abundantly clear at least for ones right well he would have been had he not led into these sanctions announcement with this. united states is not looking to kick off a cycle of skule she in conflict with russian we want a stable predictable relationship these signals are not just mixed in terms of consistency they're on par with noises from space joe biden was able joe biden said he's interested in normalization of russian u.s. relations but the actions of his administration show us the opposite the u.s. is not ready to deal with the reality of the multipolar world which shot at the possibility of american has your money instead they count on sanctions and interference in our internal affairs just this week biden and putin talked over the phone to during the conversation the us president and now
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a new batch of sanctions in putin's face only to express hope later for a stable and predictable way forward and the white house sees no problem here no discrepancy forget proof for good reason forget who's president even biden strategy is to bully a country out of geopolitical relevance and it seems that's the only predictable thing about america left after all trumps anti russia sanctions galore that appears to his whole term didn't save the ex-president from being shamed for being soft on russia so maybe biden is resorting to nuclear options right away desperately trying to keep one foot in the door though the door leading to that positive trajectory while unveiling the latest raft of sanctions the u.s. also serve it claims made last year of russia offering bounties to the taliban to kill american troops in afghanistan the white house admits it has very little to
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back up their claims but is never the less demanding answers from the kremlin. we felt the reports were enough of a cause of concern they assessed with low to moderate confidence as you alluded to that russian intelligence officers sought to encourage taliban attacks against u.s. and coalition personnel and afghanistan so while there's a lot of moderate assessment of these reports we felt it was important for our intelligence committee to look into it this information really puts the burden on russia and the russian government to explain their engagement here well last june it was reported that russian intelligence offered linked militants money to kill american soldiers in 29 doing the allegations were never proven that the pentagon itself said they could not corroborate the reports but that didn't stop the media from jumping on the un verified story vladimir putin is offering for the scalps of american soldiers in afghanistan now the european intelligence
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official called this callous shocking and reprehensible overnight president trump dismissed the intelligence denied being briefed on it as new reports emerged saying those payments did in fact lead to the death of americans russia has rejected the allegations but the foreign ministry the speculations phobias of the u.s. intelligence community. we got to take a former u.s. bring core intelligence officer scott ritter. the mere fact that you have politicians action on intelligence that has appeared on the front pages of the new york times bill is you right off the bat that it's not intelligence it's been it's clear the size information as opposed to hard intelligence that the united states and russia are adults they they they they sit at the big table they wear big boy pants and their intelligence services do things against one another because that information normally we understand this is the reality of the world but the united
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states right now is very defensive it's dealing with a changing world a changing reality and the fact that russia refuses to play the game of being subservient to you know a dominant america and so this is a domestic political problem where intelligence is 0 and political objective as opposed to doing what it's supposed to do providing insight american decision makers about what ground truth and russia is. still ahead the funder of an investigative journalism blocked on twitter after the team's latest exposé saw a c.n.n. director called out a cover admitting he writes i can't read more fuel. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an
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arms race. scary dramatic to follow only. i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. to believe that. information. will. be. either. show. drunk but. i agree let's start with the well be the it will be. this.
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again there's been a full week of rest in the u.s. state of minnesota it follows last sunday's fatal shooting by police of don't say right riot officers have been resorting to tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters. that. i got. i. i i. i i. i i.
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proclaimed center police claimed a right telling does a result of an attentive discharge after an officer lists occurred for a taser mr wright had attempted to flee in his car after being stopped for a traffic violation subsequent protests soon descended into looting and violent clashes with police protests were also seen in other cities including chicago dallas and portland where they police union building with several fire the scenes are reminiscent of those in the wake of george florence death last year who died during an arrest when an officer knelt on his neck for several minutes when you host $1.00 to $3.00 who served as a board member of the national to 1st of a coalition for a total trump says it's vital to rebuild trust between police and minority communities. the tensions are so diode to the left and right the people that are getting hurt or in the middle what's happening right now is not going to stop is going to get worse because the lead leadership around many
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places is weak there is a lack of trust on both sides of the aisle. and when i mean both sides and there's a lack of trust with within the police community about what's going on within the minority community in then there's a lack of trust within the minority community about what the police. they are doing because of what they see projected on our media every day there has to be a concerted effort from both sides of leadership leadership of people there everybody can trust to sit down and work out proven solutions and and take it all types of suggestions and try to work out something and bring the trust back between law enforcement and the community. twitter this week but on the founder of investigative journalism group project very itself for alleged violations of its policies that came right after the group published another undercover sting video
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involving a c.n.n. director. a strain of disease eternally teaching hate like a people are getting sacked or is it just a culture that you meant to protect patients. in silicon. valley trying to like health like a b l ever like today like i mean it's individuals it's not you know. that's like they're the optics of that and i'll get it for you that we can speak to the fact that this technical director charlie chester he was certainly part of the culture he was speaking as if they were an advocacy group and this is a network that uses the tagline the most trusted name in news does the most trusted name in news you know colluded directly or indirectly with black lives matter that's a question for the american public to ask it seems that the rules that as a society that we all thought were in place are no longer in place there is no more
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roebuck well it is the 3rd undercover scoop published by project protest this week alone with more on the revelations here's artie's double quarter. the most trusted name in news it's a title c.n.n. has long prided itself on maybe you buy it maybe you don't but what would you think if a network admin did to deliberately spreading propaganda well apparently they did i do you. believe that it was. i don't know that but again you are creating a story here we didn't know anything about it that's b.s. i think that he is the worst president we have ever seen but what president trump just said was undemocratic and false the president seems to think that dominating black people dominating peaceful protesters is law and order it's not he calls them thugs who's the thug here this guy is should not be president
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cnn's charlie chester's spilled the beans over a tender date he was enticed into by an undercover project veritas journalist he claimed the channel long had a pre-determined agenda to get trump out of office one that flows from the top down from none other than c.n.n. president jeff zucker himself naturally trying to make joe biden out to be a spring chicken was the other side of the anti trump propaganda coin yeah i mean. we did it right but it was. shaking or whatever and we brought in like so many medical people so like all tell a story like this is all speculation you know you're shocked to hear john. that i'm healthy you know by. him and you save years she. hated me as a. young hearing. that sounds
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a lot like election meddling something c.n.n. has pointed the finger at russia for time and time again blaming on unverifiable claims from u.s. intelligence and its reputation as evidence the. in last year's elections the network claimed that moscow was trying to hurt joe biden's chances by spreading conspiracy theories about the now u.s. president i'm talking about russia attacking our election russia once again interfered in the race for the white house russia is indeed interfering in the 2020 election with that kind of a double standard it should come as no surprise that people's trust for c.n.n. is on the decline but we don't think that this is all the personal. makes this worse when you're caught red handed hiding the way you do business from your viewers that's one thing but accusing someone else for breaking the very rules you yourself were caught breaking well that's another it's a rinky dink 2 bit organization what do you want it's c.n.n.
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that scared defends immunised from any responsibility because nobody takes them seriously and as far as project very callous and james o'keefe god bless him but how many exposé use must be produced before something's done things done nothing jeff zucker still there everybody still there but let me explain something their ratings are plummeting who wants to watch c.n.n. if there's no trunk what do you do talk about what a great job biden is knowing what a great job camelot harris story i don't think so now me we can't believe what we're seeing and our country is in complete collapse with our borders being destroyed and being invaded daily with a sense of on and believe it will distrust with with vaccine and efficacy vaccine malpractise with this anyway and years nothing for them to build up.
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a controversial security bill was passed on thursday by the french parliament that grants additional powers to law enforcement bodies but has faced widespread criticism for making it harder to call our police abuse your start to charlotte who can speak. there was rounded criticism of this bill when it was presented a year ago not just from the left from human rights organizations and also chillingly squeaks as well concerned about elements contained in this global security bill now one of the most controversial elements was all to cool 24 we've discussed it many times and the feelings about this is that it would contain real issues in the ability of the press to do their job when it came to distributing images of police offices as a result of that controversy and the widespread protests we saw here in france the government said it was going to completely revise this particular article does take
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a mind though over the protests against article 24. well the government said it was 3 writing that article completely but as it's been posted a there are elements that still are being criticized by many article $24.00 in the bill that was posted a bipolar menteri and still contains limits on who can and call and publish images over the police if they use images of publish with an intent to harm physically or
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mentally one of those offices on the cheek if somebody is found guilty of doing that they would then face a fine of 75000 euros or up to 5 years in jail so a pretty severe penalty for that but it wasn't just. article 24 that caused concern this no as it's been passed now gives police offices the right to film interventions that they make it is allows them to regulate the use of drones for the police to be able to monitor protests potentially and it allows offices to carry their weapons even when they are off duty some have described this move as essentially making throws a dysfunctioning democracy. but in simple terms this law will significantly restrict freedoms the use of drones during protests and things like that this is a disaster for democracy and freedom but i think security is as important as
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it is true but there are people who abuse it the harm is not for freedom itself people and not freedom cause harm. done and you need to think if there are other tools that would be more consistent with the principle of human freedom the right to protest is a right why spy on people and it's not just about concern on the streets here in france i knew when panel of experts also raised concerns about this nor saying that it was incompatible with international human rights. the bill could lead to significant violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in particular the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression so despite those continuous calls to scrap this bill it has been imposed on thursday by parliamentarians 75 voting for it 33 against it but human rights organizations say this isn't the
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end they say that they will continue to challenge this law when it now goes to francis constitutional court and it says that that last decision will be made as to whether this bill will become. some of the stories chip the past week i'll. with all the latest developments 2 more great programs right ahead here to stay.
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