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girl cut off he refuses to give up power in libya and tries desperately to shift the blame accusing us all of that of inspiring the revolt. it shows here the hypocrisy of the british courts as the u.k. prepares to ship we can be found or joined assad's office we need to stand trial and question why suspected terrorists and other hot aversive figures are allowed to remain. and russia unveils ambitious proposals to modernize its armed forces. both a fund to spend around six hundred fifty billion dollars over the next ten years a weapon we will have full details will not be coming out. and oil prices a climbing again on friday off her trip on the twenty eighth month high on that
stage but the situation of instability in the middle east and north africa continues to jangle investors nerves globally more in business in twenty minutes. eleven am of the russian capital you're watching our marina joshua all come to the program libya's leader colonel gadhafi is desperately clinging to power despite facing more defections from his own rule is battling to shore up control of the capital tripoli and western areas with protesters consolidating gains in the east of the country cut off he told state t.v. that osama bin ladin and his followers are to blame for the uprising and claim protesters were given drugs to incite them to revolt you overall number of dead after ten days of unrest has been difficult to determine with estimates ranging from several hundred to over two thousand they use considering sanctions against
libya for its leaders a bloody crackdown meanwhile the swiss government has ordered a freeze of any locally held assets belonging to gadhafi was libya following the revolutionary path of tunisia and egypt some experts believe the crisis in the arab world is the result of years of misguided policies in the west. what is happening at the moment in the arab world test taken everybody by surprise there's definitely an intelligence failure on the part of the west and big part of it is actually the outcome of years of policy failure from the west in not being gable to understand correctly the mood of of the people in the street in the arab world and their continuous support of leaders in this part of the world like the readers were continuously losing their legitimacy there was this faulty assumption
that the can rely on leaders like mubarak and ben ali and even that the few recently in the last few years by giving weapons and arming these leaders to the teeth thinking that they will be able to control their population of course that proved to be a very faulty assumption indeed on behalf of many people in the west russian prime minister about the report and has warned western countries against attempts of meddling in the arab world to try to post democracy speaking after talks with the e.u. leadership he said that previous efforts along those lines had led to victories for governments the west is now fighting to contain. it was good. as that which was to do was say we're concerned about things happening in libya but the north african some of al qaida is also concerned about what is happening in libya do you think this is a good incidence i would like to go back in history a little bit the former leader of the iranian revolution where did he leave he lived in paris and there's a whole he was supported by the western community now the entire western community
fights against the iranian nuclear program i remember just recently our partners were very active in supporting democratic elections in the palestinian autonomy and hamas won and immediately they declared them us a terrorist organization and started fighting against it we need to give people a chance to determine their future themselves we need to give them an opportunity to take a natural way without any foreign interference to build their future. let's get more reaction on the crisis in north africa and the middle east i'm joined now in the studio by eager whoppers expert from the moscow based institute of world economy and international relations good to see here in the studio with us now first off as we have just heard khadafi address the nation on t.v. and said that he accused the basically asama bin lot enough triggering the unrest in the country let's take a look at the possible scenario of developments there so how likely is it that you know islamic radicals might actually seize power in the region so first of all one
doesn't have to underestimate the influence of. and jihadist networks all over the muslim world we know that al qaeda was proven to be a global scale again ization which has its divisions all over the world starting from the left for indonesia and of course now when we have. over the arab world walk on shelf when all of us some of those countries likely to the region there was also is reaching all gas and of course hard cash so this risk should not be under. estimate of course conscious like libya arab states which are each with oman a real national resources are top prize for al qaida and other jihadists one has to remember that back ten years ago tired of it settled in afghanistan a very poor conscience very limited financial resources have proven to be a deadly effect of the mind in terrorist attacks all over the world one can imagine
a situation where the contraception is libya or saudi arabia or bahrain which are very little resources so these resources can easily be used by terrorists to stage unprecedented scale attacks so this risk should not down the rest of it and definitely right what we've seen recently in the middle east is that there's been a chain reaction of events there and the whole region is sort of wrapped in the unrest there do you think the uprisings could spread beyond the region whatever process it dries in school easily spread beyond the region because you know. those conscious of the leaders have been ruling the nations for twenty thirty years and almost over forty years khadafi has been ruled for forty years and now we can see that people are sick and tired of these political stations those leaders who came into power back and seventy's they have played a major role in building up the nation in building up
a nationalist team of those in a nation because people like to die for they have been considered as leaders of national revolutions in those countries but now the time has gone there's a new generation to return facebook generation people who want change but the problem and you know what we see now exists in asia yes but what we're seeing on those countries of the stage those are not islamist uprisings because not all of them made the leading force of the young the sort of the radical islamists but you know usually when you have a revolt and you feel this kind of revolution usually different kind of scammers the criminals try to capitalize. on the situation so this restrain not be underestimated definitely absolutely well russia's prime minister vladimir putin in his speech in brussels called on the western nations to stop meddling in the middle eastern affairs so what would you say of the west rolls in this you know russian position towards the issues
a reasonable and i found it pretty prudent to see many european countries now we can see the leaders of european diplomacy have started to fly all over the region to egypt and other countries of the region trying to influence the situation of the problem is that many european countries and the united states the still think in terms of colonial times they vastly overestimate their influence over the internal situation the only way to stabilize the situation of the contras russian prime minister logan of said is actually to let people decide what they want of themselves because if you want to influence the situation you could easily a radical eyes of the leaders through no one first understand that nationalism is the major driving force across the region and those branches and when people see their attempts of the west or the worst of conscious former colony or. empires to push onto their easily radicalize of the situation and the most radical leaders
couldn't get into power so i find it pretty dangerous for the future dangers and anyway is the influence all european diplomacy united states diplomacy should not be overestimated in those countries because they're not the major driving force and i suspect if you compare for instance the influence of european countries over the internal situation of those planters and the interest of full card it's absolutely until parable that is truly and within the roots of the society they know those people those are family members tribal chiefs respected individuals and. european countries try to push. the people of those conscious it's easy to ridiculize the station and chino for evolution will never end you see it so while the regime will be replacing one another like setting off a chain reaction their children will have off things very much indeed for this insight and analysis see her law from the moscow based in seat of world economy and
international relations talking to us here on r.t. . the popular uprisings in tunisia and egypt started the domino effect that spread around the arab world while there was fresh hope in and outside of the region for brighter future under democracy some fear it could just be a false dawn artie's peter all of our reports from cairo. they fought they bled many died the protesters who took over central cairo had a clear goal the removal of a dictator and establishing a free country. as an activist and one of the organizers of the revolution that toppled logic he believes that egypt can make the transition from dictatorship to a democratic state the thing is defining democracy in our own terms of or here i mean everyone look at it at it in its own terms but we are going to it our turns there is that we want to see in this country our country there does stuff that we
want to feel like it there are some way of getting it and we're going to get that support for a democratic egypt has come from governments around the world however some of those leaders who have been quick to congratulate the revolutionaries may not be so pleased with the possible future for the country one basic problem we see in this is the west we want democracy but we also want states that will be friendly to us and do what we want but almost certainly arab democracy is going to be a great deal less comfortable for the west the arab dictators arab autocrats are. that those dictators have been swept aside by people who after years of injustice finally had enough. the truth is many egyptians live in diag dish and in an interview with a major newspaper the minister for social solidarity identify leaks said that unless the people receive the required help that they need the next revolution in the country could be a revolution of the hungry the past years have seen the major cities in the north
become wealthy while the south of the country has suffered with social problems such as unemployment and education some of the poorest people in the egyptian capital live in the black area of cairo here many are hopeful that democratic egypt will help them out of poverty however others expressed concern that they may see the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. i'm worried things could get worse for the poor if democracy is not implemented i pray god will keep egypt safe. while the west may have been convinced egyptians were fighting for democratic principles they may be in for a nasty shock when they find out that the people simply want to change peter all over cairo egypt. live from moscow still have a sour in the program an alliance without a very arty take a look at how the video continues to function without a clear goal or a common enemy. a rubber stamping process that's
how whistleblower joined us on to describe the london court's decision to extradite him to sweden on sexual assault allegations he said the ruling didn't catch him by surprise and that he's going to appeal the lower am of the reports while britain is to deport that we can weeks founder it's been happy to provide asylum for some controversial figures. wiki leaks founder julian our songs learns the cool it has ordered his extradition to sweden to face questions over rape allegations and he's got some interesting questions of his own why is it. that i am subject. to nonprofit free speech act of two or three hundred and sixty thousand dollars bail. why is it that i am kept. under electronic house arrest. when i have not even been charged in any country he's not the only one asking these
questions particularly as the british government has a history of granting asylum to some fairly controversial characters including russian business tycoon buddies but his old ski date shows here the hypocrisy of the british courts. is quite clearly been involved in the mass fear over the is all sorts of very serious offenses which he may actually quite literally equate with terrorism and yet he is not being extradited they certainly does appear to show blatant political interference in the court system here in britain and total hypocrisy from the british justice system around forty people wanted by russian law enforcement all resident in the u.k. and the list of the rich and powerful wanted by interpol is even longer it's. ssion born abu hamza is serving a seven year prison sentence for inciting murder and racial hatred the european court of human rights wouldn't allow his extradition to the u.s. until it satisfied he'll be treated humanely the case also harboring other
suspected terrorists in a similar boat in two thousand and three alleged chechen terrorist. who is granted political refuge the same year asylum was granted to russian tycoon bodies but his old ski a case that took two years and severely damaged russia's relationship with the u.k. that is said he'd been trying to overthrow the russian government using the u.k. as his base basic tradition relating to asylum is that anybody can come here provided. provided they've got lots of money we will let them in because we want them in with their money and therefore it's not particularly the russian magnets and all the gox are welcome here. shakes. i have a criminal record of torture yet they're allowed to swarm around london. bridge water wherever no problem whatsoever while julian assange looks set to be
cast from the safe harbor of the u.k. into choppy waters it's unlikely he'll think from trace just yet as stars his defense team has vowed to now take his case from here to the highest court in the land in the hope of preventing his extradition meanwhile convicted criminals like. those with outstanding international arrest warrants like. remain at large in the u.k. under the protection of the state law ramage. crown court. russia has revealed details of its ambitious plan to upgrade autonomy over the next ten years moscow's planning to span six hundred fifty billion dollars on the project r.t. sara for its reports. huge amounts of money these are the large scale spending plans that have been unveiled by the defense ministry and we know that a main focus of the spending that's going to take this up to twenty twenty is going to be the development of the strategic nuclear weapons now among some of the stuff
that the defense ministry again to be purchased saying again here on one hundred ships a thousand helicopters around six hundred planes and eight submarines that are going to be equipped with new generation missiles so a huge amount of purchases that again to be made such a going to be the first time that russia has bought military equipment from a nato member is going to be purchasing two helicopter carrier ships from france but we have heard the russian government saying that is not planning on buying a huge amount for the broad but what they do you bring it is where they feel the russian military is lacking right now and then they can then focus on development as well this is of course all part of this push by the government to modernize the military of course the start treaty is now in place and that agreement between the u.s. and russia was to slash their nuclear arsenals by a third but would it doesn't say is that the countries are not allowed to upgrade
their nuclear arsenal say this is completely within the terms of the treaty it doesn't actually contradict that tool and as he said that's really been the answer to those huge amounts of money that is really needed president invaders come out and said that he really wants the military now to be a source of innovation trying to upgrade and streamline the military forces and that's what the spendings all about. sarah ferguson there and twenty years ago all the members of the warsaw pact agreed to and their online storage and we formed at the height of the cold war as a deterrent to nato it was no longer deemed necessary once the soviet union collapsed but nato carried on and as artie's lauren lyster reports the organization is having trouble justifying its existence. it was an alliance born of fear originally supposed to define defend western europe against the soviet union but the fall of the berlin wall changed all that now decades later the military alliance formed against the soviet threat long deprived of its enemy has been.
the answer fumbling for a clear cut mission the north atlantic treaty organization has been fighting for justifiable reason to be but that hasn't stopped nato from continuing to pursue a global reach it's been twenty years since the warsaw pact formed in response to nato dissolved but even without its main rival nato has continued to aggressively expand and to date it has operations spanning several countries with troops and resources in the sudan the mediterranean sea kosovo iraq afghanistan and the horn of africa in november they redefined their goals going forward at the summit in lisbon wanting to tackle everything from nuclear disarmament to terrorism and cyber security. it was all adopted amidst protests on the streets and nato is out of date now out of time we need a world of peace and justice not want to prepared for yet more wars and already
nato members have been divided over the near decade long war in afghanistan nato has not prevailed there calling into question the alliance mission. there is every expectation that with the end of the cold war nato would be disbanded instead what happened in fact and in violation of even the accords in the agreement at that time was nato aggressively expanded critics say it's u.s. defense companies benefiting most from this expansion with the sales of weapons to every new nato member and the building of every new base and that growth allows other tools to be used as it's changed altered militarily to become also this very powerful. political entity that is used to pressure countries to bow down to nader's agenda nader's agenda being primarily a u.s. agenda it's an agenda some countries see as a threat and critics of that agenda right in the u.s. say it's global expansion must be stopped and i don't believe there's anything that
justifies nato continued existence. in terms of security of an assault to the peace that nato once pledged was formed to keep lauren lyster r.t. new york can always keep up to date on our website r.t. dot com and here is a taste of what's on the line right now. getting hold of painkillers will soon become more of a pain in russia find out how a new law will mean you need a prescription to buy medicine you know how to prevent drug dealers getting hold of pills. and one of france's most acclaimed actors the star john reno talks exclusively to our team he shares his thoughts about his latest project as well as human humanism and the nationalists and that's all at our team dot com. so take a look at some other stories from around the world and hopes are fading of pulling any more survivors from top of buildings following tuesday's devastating earthquake
in new zealand one hundred thirteen people have so far been confirmed dead and rescue crews in the city of christchurch have failed to pull anyone alive from the rubble for more than a day some two hundred people are still missing and it's thought as many as one hundred and twenty of those are inside just one collapsed building. a college student from saudi arabia has been arrested in america on suspicion of plotting to bomb ex-president george w. bush's house of sorry who was studying chemical engineering at a university in texas came to the attention after buying bomb making materials and posting anti-american messages online authorities say they found diary entries planning attacks on several sites around the u.s. . if convicted of sorry could receive a life sentence. a last minute computer glitch almost derailed the thirty ninth and final launch of the space shuttle discovery the ship added six crew did manage to blast off successfully from the kennedy space center but with just three seconds
remaining in its critical launch window the launch had been delayed for three and a half months due to cracks in an external tank discovery's final mission will be to deliver supplies at a module to the international space station. identify gunmen in northwest pakistan have attacked and torched at least twelve fuel trucks leaving four dead but tankers were on route to supplying nato forces in afghanistan one man armed with rockets and guns opened fire on the convoy causing the vehicles to burst into flames trucks carrying supplies to foreign forces in afghanistan frequently come under attack in pakistan while militants have destroyed hundreds of vehicles. well brings us up to date here in our tea time for the business news with.
hello and welcome to the business update oil prices are climbing again on friday after retreating slightly from a twenty eight month high late on thursday earlier the international energy agency said it's prepared to release its emergency or oil stockpiles to cover any shortfall from the turmoil in the middle east but investors are still cautious as the situation in libya remains unstable light sweet crude is almost ninety nine dollars a barrel one and a half percent and brant crude is trading at over one hundred thirteen dollars a barrel up the wrong two percent. now energy security was also a major issue in brussels belgium a putin met with commission president jose manuel barroso russian prime minister roundly criticized so-called third energy package he warned that the new rules
would increase competition in the e.u. gas market and simply make gas more expensive and then go it alone there's a challenge if you want to gas you shouldn't the transport system gazprom together with its european partners has built a pipeline under the baltic sea they tell us to let a third partner into it but how can we do this we extract the gas in russia together and then we transport it through our joint property where it will the third part they get gas they tell us to sell the gas at the european border and then you'll get the partner who will become the owner of the gas but if he buys it he'll have to get his profits from this business so immediately the price will go up. and some analysts believe the third energy package is way to have a lead in favor of european interests. you will get an edge if it's accepted russia will most likely lose some control over the market now it turns out the russia will
have to become a supplier of resources or the europeans will have the flexibility to choose a supplier means of transportation and prices of course this is a disadvantage for russian. deal to jointly develop reach arctic oilfields with may finally get to korean light on friday the british major is meeting with us russian partners in the joint venture. to try to persuade them that the deal doesn't violate their rights. to have concluded the deal in january were forced to freeze it off for true opposition. of a consortium to russia shareholder the consortium claims the deal violates its. with the british royal company. ok turning to act which is now asian stocks all trading in the black gang signs around one percent higher than a finished up almost two percent in tokyo exporters on mostly on the rise toyota
motor was up two point three percent on a. great to outperform despite enough of us for paul. and here in russia the r.t.s. and the mice it's all in the black trade where the energy company shares a not so supporter feel to you this is on friday other sectors also seeing their share price climbing as well what investors going to be watching today is germany play sure for along with you the money supply u.k. g.d.p. figures and also one of the figures will be p. data along with the consumer confidence let's have a look at some individuals who use energy majors mostly retreating from thursday's games as two percent lower losing more than half a percent but banking stocks on the rise with. almost one of the hot percent. and finally one bit of economic news that russia's trade surplus.