but that was how to get a hold of me headlines here when i was a blow up. daniel hale, they set and still 45 months in prison for leaking classified details about american road assassination program on the program. a we speak to a fellow with the blood when we kill civilians and then put in the official report that they weren't children for example, they were go. that is a war crime. it's really a war on truth. not just with the big government is that war with its own people. germany's rock by a huge explosion, nothing industrial hard housing, chemical companies. environmentalists are concerned about the plume of black smoke that's being created full of possible thompson. police officers and lawmakers alike
are unable to pull back the hears on day one of the us congressional hearing into january's capitol hill drive where a supposedly balanced title trans session largely fasting from the borders kind of the program up front approved. and you know, we're starting travel and entry to public places for people without social obit cost for the move is proving hugely divisive among businesses and the public. good luck ah . all right. it is just after midnight. here are the russian capital. and so far it's been a very busy evening for your worldwide news. let's get straight into them. i'm real research. so whistleblower daniel hale has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified information about america drone program while serving
the background base. and i've gone on a decade ago, a hail that helped identify targets for assassination. when he returned home to america in 2013, he shared secret details about the drawing program with journalist at the intercept, ultimately revealing the true extent of civilian casualties and both in middle east and africa. in march, hail pleaded guilty to leaking classified documents. now ahead of today's sentence, saying hail wrote a letter detailing some of the things he had witnessed in his work, including the death of 2 children in one strike. he also slammed that president obama has claimed that drone killings abroad somehow protect americans. the policy of drew an assassination, was being used to mislead the public, that it keeps us safe. whenever i encounter an individual who thinks that drone warfare is justified and reliably keeps america safe, i remember that time and ask myself how i could possibly continue to believe that i
am a good person deserving of my life and the right to pursue happiness. electric short time ago in the program, i spoke with john kerry alco himself, a whistleblower who was in the courtroom when hale was sentence, he says that mister hale deserves gratitude, not jail. the mood was one of great apprehension and the court room was packed for daniel hale. it was all quite dramatic, but we were apprehensive because we really didn't have any indication of which way the judge was going to go. and then he surprised everyone by clearing the courtroom and sealing it for 2 hours. while the justice department argued in a classified venue for a sentence of 9 years to me, the fair verdict would have been to, to, for the judge to come off the bench, shake his hand, thank him for his service to the country and let him go home to his family, i didn't think he deserved any prison time at all because he revealed a crime that was being committed by the u. s. government, the crime of,
of the murder of innocent civilians. these are war crimes. when, when we know that civilians are within the strike rage, that makes it a crime when we kill civilians and then put in the official report that they weren't children for example, they were go. that is a war crime and it became a matter of course, it became something that many drone operators and their supervisors were doing well . the prosecutors hadn't been asking for 11 years behind bars. his lawyers wanted this reduced to 18 months, arguing that his actions were motivated by moral conflict. he committed the offense to bring attention to what he believed to be more a government conduct. committed under the cloak of secrecy and contrary to public statements of then president obama regarding the alleged precision of the united states military drone program. and we also got a reaction from brad and bryan. i spoke to him just a short time ago. he's
a former drone operator in america's armed forces. he also lifted the lid on what his work was really like. he says, telling the truth during a time of deceit is a revolutionary act. it's really a war on truth, not just whistle blowers. we've got people that have been propagating this war over in the middle east for almost 2 decades now. the government is at war with its own people, and i don't think that the people actually understand what's happening. there's a bunch of things that we see and we are power, which is like having to bear witness. you know, if, if you can't, you're part of the machine. the car runs this machine, yet you have to bear witness for not just some unfeeling part of the machine you're feeling. and eventually you have to find yourself in the middle of that storm and be like, you know, this, i have to do, i have to do this because if i don't do it, who's going to and eventually you do something so that other people don't have to
experience the trauma, the result, the fear, the tear, and it brings a sort of peace. i find it strange that conscientious individual better inside the program that are trying to hold us accountable for the obvious blayton war crimes that we ourselves are doing are being punished. and it seems that they're punishing people in order to make them an example. and that really does disturb me, especially if america supposed to be this great country and freedom fighter amongst the world. how we're punishing our own people who are trying to do the exercise caution and stay at home. that's the warning for people in and around the german city of level crews and where a huge explosion has torn through an industrial park of chemical companies. it is fear toxins ever released straight into the environment. was the list. that was
a huge explosion today here in level courses p o district, there are many chemical factors here. the blast was that a waste incineration plant used to dispose of toxic substances. the police told us that had happened in storage tanks for solvents. solvents have burnt, including those containing chlorine, but we haven't yet made an accurate analysis in cooperation with city authorities. we call on local residents to exercise caution. when going outside, we ask people to pay particular attention to any abnormal fallout. we've established hotlines, which residents can cool report any site, things don't try to remove any such precipitation. stay away from it. the authorities will remove it and take it in for testing. this analysis may take a few days. we call on people to exercise patients and caution. as for the cause, we can also talk about that at this point as the emergency services. i still looking for the missing and hence we cannot as of yet conduct any analysis at the
site. it's an ongoing search and rescue operation. hence we cannot hold any discussions regarding the cause. so now we call them people to stay at home and keep the windows and doors shops are the latest numbers here at our international. we can say now 2 people confirm dead, 31 injured. those are the latest numbers. authorities have warned, situation poses an extreme threat. electricity has been cut off to ensure the safety of emergency workers out the site. and locals have been advised to stay in doors and turn off any air condition. it was like no squeak. the whole house shook. we were scared. i live in reserve 200 meters away. the main roads are on the side. having close drivers have been told to avoid the area. i meanwhile, in information hotline has been opened up to help the public address any concerns. one local police rep described to us what kind of measures the currently taking.
we've got a large presence of police officers and emergency services here at the site, especially in terms of traffic. we're having to regulate motor ways and roads so that emergency services, fire engines can pass and no one else gets hurt. warnings were transmitted by the fire department through apps. this is apparently worked as there's been no influx of curious people and accident tourists. well, but whole area around the city of labor crews and in northrop, with folly or in the, the west of germany is, well, the roads, the whole area is old, closed down, there are reports of sirens going off not only in the city of live accusing, but also in nearby towns anecdotally, i've been told the town of sali, the city of thought again here, people hearing sirens, they're being told stay inside, get inside a building, close windows and doors. while the emergency services try to determine if there is any risk from this explosion, we seem from the pictures the huge plume of smoke the rose up, it is covering
a large area. now what we've heard from ken park, which is the body which operates this, this facility in labor cruise, and is that at around $940.00 on tuesday morning, an explosion took place the residence of lever cruz and are asked to go to close the roof, turn off air conditioning, and as a precaution, keep windows and doors closed. several employees are injured in the events, at least 2 of them seriously. they are currently receiving medical treatment. 5 employees are currently missing. police of other emergency services, calling for those on the highways around the area to pull into one side or the other to create a rescue. gates, as they call here in germany, to allow more emergency services to arrive on the theme. there are tests being carried out on the air in the immediate vicinity and also in the surrounding area as well. this is germany's most populous area or its most area of densest
population as well. the area of north ryan with family. you've got labor crews in cologne, dusseldorf all of those major congregations, all in a very tightly packed areas. so for, for this to have happened in this region, it will affect a lot of people in the, the, the roads as i said, going into labor cruise and completely closed off right now. in fact, i'll be heading off to that area. as soon as i'm done talking to you right now, we'll be getting as close to become finding out exactly what is happening on the scene. of the site is one of the largest chemical pox and all of europe with around 30000 people just working there. as peter was saying, more than 5000 chemicals are produced there including those use for making explosives. we discussed the blog with dr. sharon george, a senior lecturer environmental sustainability from kil university. she says it's not visible. black plumes of smoke that locals should be worried about can show it
. and she said, it's not just the issue, but the contamination that you can see. it's not contamination that you can't say this is this the what the blacks and i can see is particular that that is going travel quite a distance from the side itself. so that was where the band i think is what we're concerned about is not just the immediate, the immediate range. and this is why the venture so significant because it's close to those populated areas. so we're going to have this pollution spreading a long way going fast. so i went to the door, it's going to be a gas in the ad that people approving. and also the way when he does settle it may then move again, if he's soluble, if waynes and then the travel again, i was the challenge here is to figure out exactly what is being disperse
and then to figure out how to contain it. and to make sure they know how to people off the international, no entry without a coven health pass. that is the new law which has been approved by the french parliament. it will restrict access to a public areas on travel. and it does come as local authorities say the country is struggling with a 4th wave. are we on this time more than 25000 cases were reportedly registered interest in the past few days? charlotte do whisky picks up a story for us. in a few days time, if you don't have a health pass, you simply won't be able to do this. i don't want to be there super. yeah. that's it was on a little is not regulation is already enforce at cultural institutions that will not be extended to the venue to you. the new law also requires all health care workers to be vaccinated against cubic 19 is a suspension without pay. the president michael says she refused to be and knocked
it off. selfish, prove, what is your freedom worth? if you say to me, i don't want to be vaccinated, but tomorrow you in fact, your father, your mother, or me, one in the theme. but he is not the only one, while more than a 100 or 60000 people rose up in anger against the controversial health pass failing france. it's now being approved with poll, suggesting that the majority of people actually support the idea not got given right for people to infect others. and if you do not want to get vaccinated, it's most of us actually realize that such a thing is a med medical sized exists. and the father being pretty stupid, but it's your choice, but don't built in fixed on other finals on vaccination. and on the vaccine pulse, i think the president is 100 percent. right. they see a said you're looking for chap to around $6000000.00 have signed up to be
elated. think these plans were muted just 2 weeks ago. the french things are not ready to give up. there. you do the, however, no pool has gone exactly the government way. there was fee is opposition to that help pass that made its way through the french parliament, echoing concerns about the religion of civil liberties. still wrong, not to get vaccinated, but the health paths is an aberration because either we do it for everyone or we don't do it at all. and for now we do nothing man, project, even the law is rather a direct credits but doesn't give much choice. so it forces the community to have a common sense of purpose. i don't think it liberty right now. it's not really france that is governing things. it's not the president of the republic in europe, which is at present doing that was to see if he knew i'm vaccinated, but i'm not convinced everyone should be obligated to have his health support.
others have said they are prepared to fight, don't defend their right to truth whether or not to be vaccinated. while over 60000 businesses have registered their intent, not to all the people to show their health that's for me and committed. it's my choice. i'm not imposing its own anyone lecturing anyone about it. i'll always reject any mandate that the cafe work into a police officer or health inspector. press the macro you're messing with elements, you won't be able to control. i refuse to be a policeman. i run a b stroke. even the police don't want to force your orders as cars. but all 4th wave of the corona virus pandemic. many believe vaccination and controls on those to refuse one all the only way forward. all right, live analysis in just a moment of the january. capitol hill. rise in washington. a hearing was stage today. what we're back in just
a moment. oh, the fact all of you out there that regret not being around the soviet union at the time with their collapse. a lot of people understand you about that. a lot of interesting things. math time was there writing in the journal . anyway, they get to have that experience today right here in the good old us that the media a reflection of reality the in a world transformed what will make you feel safe. tycer lation for community. are you going the right way? or are you being that somewhere which direction? what is truth?
what is in the world to corrupted. you need to defend the join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. ah ah, it's good to have with us for the program here to say so the 1st hearing of a special us congressional panel tasked with investigating the events on capitol hill on january the 6th of this year to consists of lawmakers from both parties. but critics alleged that minds are already made up and in line with the mainstream narrative. caleb often was following what was ultimately a very emotional hearing as congress here is testimony about the events of january 6. it seems we've been hearing both police officers and politicians crying their
eyes out. now during their testimony, members of the capital, police testified about the dangers that they faced. as the crowd penetrated the capital. on january 6th, i was assaulted and nearly killed. i had lost my life, there was a very good chance i would be torn apart. this is how i'm going to die. defending the sanctions. i said as well as i could manage. i've got kids. the testimony focused on trump supporter and their actions, which made the police officers very afraid, some of the racial slurs that were used. at one point, the police officers who were testifying were asked to, to be essentially asked by the committee, tell us about your heroism. and they described facing off with the crowd. they described how the crowd had baseball bat, pepper spray and flagpole. now it's worth noting that one protester who entered the us capitol ashley babbitt was shot and killed. and though some of the protesters
did have guns themselves, there was not any instance of the protesters firing on police officers. now some are looking at this panel and saying it's simply impartial. we're not hearing both sides of the story. questions about about what kind of went wrong and whether or not the capital police allowed the protesters to enter. if they made a mistake or, or somehow the doors were left on guarded, what exactly happened? people are looking at. this is saying it's not an impartial hearing. it's speaker the house, nancy pelosi was being widely blamed for the fact that the congressional committee investigating the january 6 events which is convening today is hearing contains only anti trump. republicans. it is a bipartisan panel, but there are no trump supporters represented on it. there are simply anti trump democrats, as well as anti trump. republicans, let's take a listen to what's going on. and the hearings, no member of congress, should now attempt to defend the indefensible obstruct this investigation or
whitewash. what happened that day in a democracy is or not defined. by our bad days. we're defined by how we can backs and bang the bad days. how we take accountability for that, my oath. your oath all of our oath here today. to protect and defend the constitution, i have faith because of folks like you and i am, i don't expect this will be quite socially, but it's mostly an added thing to date. this seems to be what congress is focusing on at the moment. the mid surging coven cases, a continued migrant surge on the us border. rising inflation and poll saying that more than half the country say things are moving in the wrong direction. that is not what congress is focusing on. rather they have decided to re live and rehash
the events of january 6th on capitol hill. or let's get some more in the story now and cross live to mr. george muley. a senior research fellow at the global policy institute in london. it's great to see you today. thanks for coming on the program so quickly here will not see international. you just heard the report that from kayla more than you can understand. some of the emotional testimony from the police who are involved trying to defend a capitol hill during the rots and all that. but then you had democrat, adam shift who comes a crowd comes across just really just in genuine crocodile tears. basically from coming from adams shift there. what did you think of the environment that you could see right then? and there of this congressional panel hearing was there was an absolute fraud, essentially, as far as the democrats are concerned. this is impeachment 3.0. i think that probably figuring that sure trump prevailed in the 2024 election. and should the democrats be in control of the house in 2024. then
on the 1st day or january the 20th. 3 2025. when trump become president, they will immediately launch around the beach. and this whatever, this report that the committee will come up with will be the basis for the speech. and so this is just part of the, the democrats ongoing of fight against from that began really even before the 2016 election though it was entirely a fraudulent. i mean, these 2 republicans, adam didn't think of course, liz cheney, i mean they are long standing enemies of trauma. they hate the way trumpets taken over the republic. and bobby had moved away from the neoconservative bush cheney intervention is foreign policy that they subscribe to. none, none of the access today arrived at it in good faith. george,
how would you comment on speaker pelosi denying some republican lawmakers the chance to even be on the commission. most notably people who are expected to ask some very tough questions. well that was the very reason. i mean when jim jordan had said, well, the question i'm going to raise is, why was there a police stand down? why do, why was the police so unprepared for what happened on january? the thing given that we had known for months beforehand that there would be a big, big demonstration on january say, why were they so prepared? well, who's responsible for. busy the capitol police prem preparations speak up below say so he said, well what i'm going to do is i'm going to call speak a pull o c as a witness before the committee. actually the moment up below the heard this. she said, no, i don't want jordan on it. i don't want banks on it. so yeah, she's obviously protecting herself and,
and this goes for the police themselves who are again what presenting this prophetic hold the woman. the truth is, the police made an absolute hash of what happened on january 6th. they both on the act that they were under the bed and then they overreacted. they used too much force and thereby provoke the crowd and provoked unnecessary violence. and more seriously, they put out a lie, a lie that prevailed with 3 months of office. the sick me the one of the capital police up there had been, you know, the buyer rampaging crump mob by. busy his had being bashed in with a fire extinguisher. it was an absolute lie. there wasn't anything at all to do with that. picnic died because he had a stroke. and nonetheless, for 3 months, the capital believe pressed the head with absolute life an incendiary life,
and had a very poisonous effect on the american public. georgia, we had a guest on earlier and we also had our correspondent kellum open talking about how the environment of this hearing this congressional hearing was very anti rump, or they were bashing trump. supporters, for example, is there no blame at all to go on? the democrats see, i know you mentioned pelosi and who gods, capitol hill. but they will report to of doors being left on guard. and they were reports of certain unnamed democrats sending funding to some of these protesters for whatever nefarious reasons. all the democrats totally natalie. guilt free with what happened on january the 6th? absolutely not. i mean, the democrats are certainly not radios. i said about the lack of preparation and so on. most seriously, there are serious questions about the f. b. i roll on it to what extent the f b i infiltrate that some of these organization. 2 1 that took part in this with the, the proud boys and the oath keepers. we know all the information,
particularly after the revelations last week about the, the so called kidnapping lot of michigan government, richard whitman. we know that the f b, i had thoroughly penetrated these organizations. so therefore the real question about what did the f b, i know what, when did they know it? and to what extent did the f b, i them so instigate the effect the events of january? did they quote the violence? did they encourage people to use violence in order to create this a sense of a crisis, a terrorist threat? so absolutely. there are real questions about the democrats, but also what role did the government itself play? alright at georgia, mooney, senior research fellow with the global policy institute in london for us on joining us live from budapest. thanks a lot. really appreciate your insight. thanks, george. your much enjoyed i,
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