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it would dissolve the court if it route again in favor of russian athletes and i have been claims from the head coach of russia's news team that the i.o.c. was pressuring cathy this decision is that the case that the i.o.c. president thomas spock was certainly scathing about the decision when that came through it would have been viewed very much as a decision that undermined the i.o.c. or thirteen also very much put a spoke in the wheel of water of their investigation and on the mining also the credibility of the mclaren report because of the decision is extremely disappointing and surprising for. the i.o.c. we would never have expected these. decision of the church and the need for reform. in though the interlude structural failure because that was probably sparks reported original cast rolling which effectively upheld the principle of innocent until proven guilty
saying that there was insufficient evidence that those russian athletes had been doping this was the original cast in twenty cases the evidence collected was found to be insufficient to establish that's an anti-doping rule violation it was committed concerned it's been such an emotional rollercoaster of ours and for these athletes the real saw grafter months weeks years of preparation they had this glimmer of hope last week with the cast the solution that they could go to the games represent their flag their country their of them and cetera. that's been overturned there are still legal routes appeals they could go down but of course the opening ceremony has now just finished the games are about to begin whatever legal options are available they simply won't have time now to budget for them here somewhere actions from those athletes many of whom were hoping to even make a debut at their first winter olympics i have no words. i was hoping that cas would rule in our favor right now i don't know what to do i'm
disappointed but of course i won't give up on sport i've still got a lot ahead of me i will compete and win medals for my country. on through the very end we were hoping that the decision would go in our favor now i feel sadness and sorrow but i will compete recompensation i can if i have enough strength in the opportunity to compete in the next olympics i will prepare for them i had no emotions left we had all our bags packed and were just waiting for a decision i think such situations make you stronger emotionally. lawyer philip birch is representing the russian team he says the i.o.c. has failed to make any distinction between clean and guilty russian athletes play in a view those decisions are legally wrong and unjust yes i call them disguise sanctions because that's what they are those athletes are being denied participation to the olympic games when they are clean athletes in fact they are being put in the very
same situation as athletes who have developed and who have been sanctioned and suspended when they are clean athletes they don't even know exactly for what they were denied access and they were not given the opportunity to prove these allegations one so yes those are disguised sanctions. france is only able to confirm whether the syrian government has used chemical weapons that's what the country's defense minister said in a recent interview when asked about a chlorine attack outside damascus. well they're designed. by duke. absoute the french defense minister saying that there is no reliable evidence to suggest that koori mail was used in that attack contradicting what we heard just a few days ago from the french foreign minister who had stated that that foreign attack it being carried out by the syrian government. will.
result. will be a turk of the minister's referring to allegedly took place on sunday and it's not the first time the syrian government has been accused of carrying out or in attacks in the areas in the country in january it was accused of doing so by a number of groups including the syrian observatory for human rights which some people have questioned the organization which is run by a businessman in the u.k. and also by the white helmet so voluntary group which some people have accused of aiding with the terror executions that have been carried out in syria by taking away the bodies at the end of the execution will the u.s. government has also spoken out about these alleged attacks in syria with the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson when he was in france last month same with godless of who carried out these attacks the blame was on russia whoever conducted.
russia ultimately burrs responsibility for the victims and. countless others targeted with chemical weapons since russia became involved in syria well the secretary of defense in the u.s. james mattis actually went even further than that suggesting that it's not just chlorine attacks but also that sarin has been used another chemical agent in these attacks although he did also admit that they will in your dreams that. you can back up those claims now the u.n. is of course investigating the allegations all these attacks in syria on some of the areas in the country but it remains to be seen whether the probes will ever be able to identify any concrete evidence as to whether those attacks indeed took place in who indeed was behind them and of course whether they will be able to
agree and find a result objective enough for everybody to agree on. the international probe into syrian chemical weapons stored late last year until november it was handled by a body called the joint investigative mechanism but that probe a shut down when russia vetoed a u.n. resolution to extend its mandate moscow criticized the body for using second hand sources and failing to send weapons experts to the sites of chemical incidents in syria well back then russia drafted a un resolution calling for a new investigative body to be created the document says experts must visit the science of alleged attacks to collect samples and conduct eyewitness interviews but the plan collapsed after the u.s. said it would block the resolution defense analyst ivan eland thinks the issue has become highly politicized. the problem is with these things is that one never knows for sure there are multiple sides on the battlefield it takes a long time to get the investigations done and the astray should always likes to.
put on a tough facades the one is we don't care who did this but the syrian government is responsible for it that's kind of a strange statement i think if they accused russia and syria of something that either didn't happen or somebody else did maybe their evidence isn't that great that's probably the reason they don't have anything to back it up and they do it they don't want. any independent investigation and leading campaign if the women's rights has been accused of sexual harassment on that after the break. very few not a few more attention to. the north korean nuclear issue i believe to come can come will be just solutions but gushing to us has been paying too much
attention for military no solutions but i will do you have to pay more attention to peaceful solution to the north korean nuclear problem. the bond market will not crash this time it will continue yields a go even lower and negative yield on various bonds will increase from the multi trillion dollars worth of negative yielding sovereign debt now to even more multi multi multi trillion dollars of negative yielding sovereign debt and we're going to go down the rabbit hole even further but it certainly smells like what the panic cash withdrawal in places like china and west sell off in all these various markets and what the oil price is climbing higher in gold looking better than we've got here fashion reversed.
welcome back hundreds of supporters of a far right party have clashed with police in a central italian city just a week ago much also suffered a racially motivated shooting which left six people injured. you know that it never occurred. to you. like the old. boy it was a bit of their you know that the shooter was targeting african migrants police found a copy of his mind in his apartment as well as a flag with a far right symbol but she just said he wanted to avenge the death of an italian with. and illegibly killed by a nigerian asylum seeker. well the incident has fuelled concerns about the rise of neo fascist forces in italy national as well as foreign media have weighed in the shooter's lawyer told
journalists that his client was quoted as a hero in prison police say racial and religious violence has soared in recent years all these are the shocking numbers from the italian police force hate crimes have jumped ten fold in just four years and the issue is raising concern at the highest level italy is justice minister has revealed he was threatened when he visited the matter at a shooting victims in hospital in america on our own today. i received threats against me and my family but i was to the fascists run away when the time comes to take action so i. will meanwhile a video has appeared in the media showing the matter how to shoot a shaking hands with the leader of the right wing northern league party while the shooter stood as a candidate for the party at a local elections last year a councillor for the northern league told my colleague neil harvey that the party rejects all violence. if this guy did what he did he
became a creaminess so we are very strict about it and our . we pons pencil in the next election the people will use it to vote and this is the only way we act any violent act carried out by an immigrant it seems like the response is is also considerable surely this is not good for the country as a whole how do you feel about what's been reported the rise of nationalism and fascism in italy we are just telling you the people we need lo we need control of a county we cannot lose our identity because italy if this mood of immigration will rise and we will lose. a dainty ally of your party the former soviet belle is going he's called migrants
a time bomb now is fairly aggressive rhetoric is only going to further divide people you said your weapon is your your pension shouldn't be trying to bring people together we found always the right way to act together and when we have been in the government the last time in two thousand eighty two two thousand and eleven we practically stopped the arrival of illegal immigrant in two thousand and eleven we had only four thousand arrival in one year in last year we had the more than one hundred forty thousand arrival of illegal immigrants in italy so you can see the difference and this is a bomb because at the most of those people are illegal they will never go get the. paper refugee because just the five maximum ten percent of them is a real refugee. a woman in california has been a prominent face of the anti harris meant to me that the center of
a sexual misconduct storm she's been accused by at least two men of inappropriate behavior jacqueline their reports. democratic assemblywoman christina garcia has a reputation as a fierce advocate for women and has gained national recognition for condemning sexual misconduct all over the place that's a story you we should not be on your shoulders. but there are places like the power that they can protect their time magazine's silence breakers issue centering on speaking out against harassment even featured garcia's face in the artwork and inclusion that garcia was humbled by posting on twitter that she was proud of the work being done and the issues clearly personal in october garcia revealed to the new york times that she has also been sexually assaulted by men in her workplace multiple people have grabbed my butt grabbed my breasts we're talking about c.b. and o.b.'s. earlier this week garcia even helped pass
a bill granting whistleblower protections to legislative stuff who are victims of sexual misconduct announcing after the bill's approval that you were not standing alone and yet news has now broken up two men accusing garcia of sexual harassment one of the alleged victims a slate of staffer highly ironic considering the bill she just laid of staff are highly ironic considering the bill she helped to pass is meant to protect legislative staff probes already been launched into the incident alleged to have happened back in two thousand and fifteen after an assembly softball game danielle farrow claims that while she was intoxicated garcia rubbed his back and squeezed his buttocks before attempting to do more than reportedly quickly extracted himself from the situation and it looks like this may even be a pattern for garcia as a second accuser story is eerily similar an unnamed lobbyist alleges that a drunk accosted him last may making graphic sexual proposals while trying to grab his crotch she was whispering roux close and i could smell the booze and see she was pretty. she looked at me for
a second and sit of so the goal was. he says he adamantly rejected the offer at this point garcia's camp has only responded to the first accusation. the details of these claims have never been brought to my attention and till today i can also say i have zero recollection of engaging in appropriate behavior and such behavior is inconsistent with my values but if we've learned anything from the me too movement it's that accusations carry more weight than denials and once one person comes forward the floodgates tend to open. after rock band queen received a lifetime achievement award at the grammys artie's afshin rattansi spoke to musician brian may who also has a ph d. in astrophysics you can watch their full discussion which ranges from the influence of music in science and our lives to fake news in the latest episode of going underground on saturday and here's a quick preview you said that one of the major issues facing humanity is fake news from wall street yes all of you i think so because you know
a i know you want to be able it will not say which world leaders but which were which world it is a politics is full of people there for the wrong reasons. i spent a lot of time lobbying in our own parliament in england and i have to say so many people are there for reasons that you don't want to know and it's hard to find people who actually have a mission to make the world a better place and look after. people and animals rather than look after themselves i mean i hate to be critical but i do think the whole system encourages the wrong kind of people because encourage people who want power and and make money for their themselves and their friends you know i would love to see it all shaken up. of about the latest headlines in just over half an hour meanwhile for more on all of our stories at twenty dot com.
a great deal. a decades long debt. studying so hard it requires. going through humiliation to enter society. and. sometimes quite literally. want of the true colors of universities in the u.s. . hello and welcome to cross talk where all things are considered people of the pentagon recently released its new nuclear posture review its critics are stunned
not only the use of nuclear weapons is now more thinkable but also the threshold for their use has been lowered dr strangelove would be proud is the world facing another dangerous arms race. across talking the nuclear posture review i'm joined by my guest michael holland in washington he's a senior fellow at the brookings institution also in washington we have kevin camps he is a radioactive waste specialist beyond nucular and in london we cross to add real because he is a foreign affairs consultant and analyst all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want i always appreciate kevin let me go to you first in washington you know i read the report quite thoroughly i was quite stunned as i said in the in the introduction i'll region my three takeaways here the report exaggerates exaggerates perceived threats to the u.s. number two it fuses conventional and nuclear war and pushes for the development of
nuclear weapons i mean that's quite stunning if you look at the history of arms control and by the way it's going to cost about one point three trillion dollars what were your takeaways from the report kevin in washington. well i think your title for the show is very apt i mean dan ellsberg in his new book the doomsday machine confessions of a nuclear war planner said at the time that dr strangelove was released in the theaters in the early one nine hundred sixty s. that it was nonfiction so here we go again we're going to do this all over again a new arms race and that figure of a trillion three that's probably an underestimate anything that the pentagon touches anything that the department of defense or department of energy touches the cost escalation factor should be referred to as going nuclear they often go over budget over schedule so what could we do with a trillion three in this country in the next thirty years infrastructure repairs paying off the national debt these are the kinds of things education social welfare
that need to be taken care of well who is not a new arm who know who knows that actually may be in more in the in the national interest than the national security even this new program and let me go to michael michael you wrote an article for usa today trump's plan for nuclear weapons makes sense make your case real quick. well first of all it makes some sense i agree with kevin's concern about the money and in my article i did criticize the across the board modernization agenda which by the way is not new to president president obama intended more or less the same thing. and so and so in that regard i would like to see us prioritize things that we need for safety and reliability versus things that we need just to modernize the entire force that the nuclear weapons do need to be safe and reliable and i think we need to be twenty one bomber as well because we can we can use that for conventional warfare of the kind we see in the middle east for example but i don't think we need to modernize the i.c.b.m. like as much as the pentagon believes and i don't think we need as much new capacity for nuclear warhead production so just to be clear the usa today gave
a more robust sounding title that i personally believe my my view is more mixed on the review and there are some aspects to it i agree with others that i think are excessive it really london i mean i when reading the reportedly you know we always say you know you don't think the unthinkable but this is thinking the unthinkable in actually making it possible when i'm saying first use of nuclear weapons under conditions against countries that do not have those kinds of weapons i mean that is really amazing ok and they throw in the cyber think ok so why one year ago russia you know was tampering with the utility company in new england is the president the united states post the press a button then and then you find out of the fabricated fake story i mean i find this a trigger and this in this is what the nightmare of the nuclear age was all about is that who's got their their thumb on the button here i mean so somebody's taxes
infrastructure and you use nuclear weapons is that rational go ahead. russian. my opinion if there's a precedent there's a person and where for the very first star in the americas explicitly in. trying to block my ass and saying that it will use a nuclear response to. attacks it is a precedent so when you look at the language how you know it is created the structure i mean in the sense of. you know what sort of threats america has obviously it is exaggerating the nuclear power cup abilities of of china obviously this whole report is aimed at russia you shouldn't be. other way it is aimed at russia is from the very beginning and we should know even
though that many proppants of donald trump were. supportive though it's him saying he's the man who is facing obstacles in the white house he's trying to you know the deep state or whatever no he's the man in the house he's the man who is over there and even though that you know the whole american system is broken it is a fact that it is you know disproportionate it is this proportionate how can you use the language all of this sort of language i mean you know threats to the vital interests of the united states its partners and allies vital vital interests but what are these threats ok you know what kevin you know i mean one of the other things are you know it's it's really quite shocking is that using. this smaller weapons in their in their capacity to destroy i mean but if you're on the receiving
end of even let's say it's a nuclear weapon half the strength of quarter of the strength of hiroshima but if you're on the receiving end of it you're not going to say well how should we respond because it was twenty five percent of the the the grade that had not nagasaki you don't you know one thinks that way no one thinks that way if you're. attacked with a nuclear weapon you are going to respond and you're going to throw everything you've got because that's an x. the stench will threat what do these people in the pentagon thinking and i want to talk about this guy keith payne about his article not in one nine hundred eighty i'll ask michael about that i'm sorry go ahead kevin well george shultz just days ago said a nuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon so threshold is being crossed i mean i look at the report called nuclear famine by international physicians for the prevention of nuclear war a nobel peace prize winner that said if just one hundred nagasaki sized bombs were exchanged let's say between india and pakistan that was the case study it would cause a nuclear winter that would starve two billion human beings so these are not games
to be played with abolition is where it's at the nobel peace prize last december went to the international campaign for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the have the survivors of the only explicit use of nuclear weapons in warfare from hiroshima and nagasaki we had better abolish these weapons before they abolished us kennedy said that in sixty two kissinger said that ten years ago in an op ed to the wall street journal we are living on borrowed time ok michael again we have to remind our viewers that under international law your first use of nuclear weapons is illegal ok unfortunately that wasn't even mentioned in the report ok i can point out one of the people apparently from what my research is kevin payne president of the national institute for public policy he was one of the drafters of this report and in one thousand nine hundred think was in foreign affairs he was to talking about winning in a winnable nucular war and i would like to quote a quote here where it could be limited to casualties could be limited to quote
approximately twenty million people quote a level compatible with national survival in recovery when in the world is this guy doing with this report. well secretary jim mattis the guy who ultimately authored it and let me explain what i think his thinking was i understand by the way i agree with a lot of the criticisms we're hearing here about where the state of play is between the nuclear superpowers today it feels like it's a throwback it's very regrettable this is where we are but there is a sense and with apologies to russian friends there is a sense that russia has been really throwing its weight around in the nuclear domain violating the i.n.f. treaty i know we could debate whether that's true or not but i'm telling you the perception from the pentagon violating the i.n.f. treaty having some new concepts like escalate to deescalate whereby russia would use a few nuclear weapons early in a war and try to prevent now what force that is you know you know michael that isn't this is an area that is. scenarios those are scenarios coming out of the
pentagon i can tell you russia of policy on use of nuclear weapons is very very clear we had russia's foreign minister come out and i will quote him entirely defensive scenarios and i'll give him there are three of them in response to an act of aggression against russia and or against our allies if nucular other types of mass destruction weapons are used and also third with the use of conventional arms but only in case our state's very existence would be in danger so i don't care what the pentagon says in its report that is russia's policy ok sorry to interrupt is going to look it's ridiculous because the most recent international international institute of strategic saw these think in london. published the assessment of this review saying they don't think russia is stupid to use the nuclear weapons so i don't know what. pentagon is having this assumption or is trying to
put trade or implement and you know persuade the public opinion you know the russians or the people who are running russia you know the barbarians the madman who was trying to subdue the whole world in fact the way around ok michael i interrupted you and you continue please. well we do see russian military exercises that envision early use of nuclear weapons we do see. only in retaliation and escalation let's be clear about that that is their military doc i don't think i don't. listen i like the doctrine i'm not convinced however that it would always guide russian behavior i want to get back to the world you're describing where the united states and russia are both very clear that they don't feel each other as adversaries and they don't envision needing these weapons again
the reading that read the work that's the world we should be reading that report is very adversarial i mean almost every few paragraphs it's very adversarial i mean i'm sorry michael but it was directed against the united states in china ok ten seconds before we go to the break go ahead michael. it was directed against russia and china you're right and i agree that it's a unfortunate state but i think it was brought about brought upon largely by perceived russian aggressiveness in this domain whether you agree with that perception or not that's what ok well so we're going to go to a break here but i want to point out to our viewers that it wasn't russia that overthrew the legitimately elected government in kiev in february two thousand and fourteen after a short break we'll continue our discussion on the nuclear posture review stay with .