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video come to my. mind. omission street now with the palm of your. machine. one of gadhafi sons considered by many as his father a successor appears in tripoli in front of supporters despised rebel claims have been detained when they stormed a city a day ago it's added to the confusion over who is in control of the capital as both government and insurgent forces insist they have the upper hand. also doubts were cast over a whether it rebel victory would actually leave the libyan people in control their destiny as experts point to egyptians were those who fought for the revolution ended up with a government they didn't choose and. even get full the fate of tripoli is sealed so the great well we'll grab is already beginning. to western oil companies
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start circling around the violence torn country concerns resurface the so-called battle for the mocker sea was a war for black gold all along. and continues pointing in the seem to have surprised some in the markets where prices edging higher again for business in about twenty minutes. eleven am in the russian capital you're watching r t on marina joshie welcome to the program colonel gadhafi son has made an appearance in central tripoli refuting rebels claims that he had been arrested he came to speak with international journalists who are still trapped in a hotel without electricity and communications during a brief window when power was restored we've managed to speak on the phone with independent journalist there's a felon who sought safety tough it herself. well there have been an extraordinary
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event right of course we've been hearing over you day that the government is crumbling and the rebels are praying they are in complete control of tripoli so it was my right to pardon all the foreign. when i type of hotel. you probably i gave an interview. with him for it's right. where they were taken. every. day they thought thousands of people in this area and of course that may be an argument. but it is the people from tripe across the country are. here again. very much in height in fact if you can come in and winning again and then we'll.
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talk about the son who was reported to be released by. gadhafi i mean at. the end of it. so of course these events. that. the wild about what's happening here in the capital. well the concertino call for more eyewitness accounts from tripoli. yes. journalist in the central tripoli hotel say they've been targeted by rebels get more information from inside the leading capital letter to dot com. journalist and anti-war activist susan lindauer says the libyan regime might fall but that won't bring in a chance to the bloodshed. i think that it is the end of the regime however i do not think that it is the end of the war i think that nato has
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a very serious problem they have arrived on the point of a gun they've brought to my quote unquote democracy to libya through guns and the people of libya are very angry at nato they are not jubilant that the rebels who have arrived are celebrating the people are not celebrating with them these people do not like outsiders they are now preparing to pursue tribal vengeance and vendettas very quietly they will punish those who have attacked them and we will probably not hear very much about that in the in the western media at all but this war is not over they will now have their blood and they are not going to be eager to reciprocate and reward britain or france or italy they would like to see those countries stay out of their of their of libya and to stay out of their oil as well . the fight is not over in tripoli you've got a carve up of lidia's vast oil riches the biggest in africa is already beginning italian foreign minister fired the starting gun saying it was annie well company
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will play the number one role in the region and as a chief lawyer and reports the service won't come cheap or believe in people. delivered as a promise but seen by many as more of a threat david cameron says nato will stay while libya makes the transition to democracy as allied forces lend support to the rebels to take tripoli to stop the war coalition warns libyans not to expect they're getting something for nothing but western powers don't do this without asking for a paper why is it that the head of appearance is running off to paris to meet with the french president well of course that is one very very important issue is why the western powers tony blair and others struck a deal with gadhafi in the first place it will be exactly what they're seeking to continue with the with appearance either further explore all riches approaches
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government makes no secret of the fact that it's motives in supporting the rebels aren't entirely altruistic last year alone the u.k. export it around forty billion dollars of goods and services to north africa and the middle east but it's black gold that's the key libya has the largest oil reserves in africa when western powers look at the region and they talk about humanitarianism all democracy think the shore oil great martinet says it's impossible not to draw a comparison with iraq he's written a book about the aftermath of the iraq invasion in which he maintains western powers imposed a democracy which played on sectarian divisions that ensured years of tribal struggle but also meant the allies retains control of the oil supply while the u.k. government insists lessons have been learned from iraq western oil firms move into libya even get all the fate of tripoli is sealed great oil grab is already
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beginning b.p. has a contentious oil and gas exploration contract in libya which the u.k. government will be anxious for it to resume italian all giant easy and i. is the first to send back to libya and it says rose on their knees french to towel and all three as. well as investors hopes they'd soon be able to resume production in libya but it was price to the libyan people the great fear is that just as they did in iraq created democracy which serves british interests or the west's interests or the company's interests and does nothing for the people of libya nor m h o t. a the times correspondent pepe escobar believes as soon as western countries have been well contracts they are one boots on the ground to secure them. this is the cover story the story from the beginning wars are to be responsibility to protect that was the basis for u.n. resolution one hundred seventy three there is that neither of the agreement between
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the u.s. and saudi arabia we get a resolution based on your fake arab league called nine countries out of twenty two and you can do and you want were arena in saudi arabia itself but this was the cover story sold to american and european public opinion especially the chinese the russians may be getting brazil for now they're not buying it they not yet so us need to coordinate our operation without them there will be no victor just will be a still nato will forever and we have international community sort of these equally that lantus is ours taking sides in a civil war so when they knew we could cool war for months or years on end it's ok let's try to take tripoli in one day and they did it because they blew the zyklon take on the whole city and the way towards the north is reminds me of i was there at a time because lucian provisional authority in iraq in two thousand and three this is the same thing we're going to have a western goods on the ground and we're going to open up. libya for hardcore no
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holds bar to all capitalism with no regrets ration of profits you know what let's get their oil as soon as we can the best contracts possible are not that this is completely quit if this is the way we don't know yet let us seventy two goals we're going to have we rack two points here. of course while we gauge expert opinion on the story with value your input to impact you can have your say on our website which is r.t. dot com where we are asking for your opinion on what lies ahead for the country assuming a rebel victory let's not take a look at the five bode well it seems and not many have faith that we'll be left with a little more than an oil chest for nato members around a fifth fear the country will be torn apart in a power struggle nothing will change at all as the view. is the view of sixteen percent one despite it having been a so-called five for democracy only
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a minority feel that's what it will change so why not have your say try clicking along turkey dot com let us know what you think. cheering crowds in tripoli's green square now renamed martyr square left many around the world with a feeling of deja vu back in february gyptian swore united in joy and hope for a brighter future when they celebrated the toppling of hosni mubarak now it's that feeling of disappointment that unites them artes got it she can't look what's ahead for libyans if the change finally comes. to condemn the regime is only. the levy and rebels are cheering. the. same cheers and tears to be seen in egypt in february as the nation ousted their longtime leader hosni mubarak but six months on many egyptians say their home is being crushed by reality but if
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i was really like that you know i love the revolution when it happened i won't come to that but the time we call life at the end of the tunnel we see it's not getting better we have nothing to eat just don't tell me about democracy for hungry people it just doesn't matter the egyptians now are not governed by they chose as their leaders instead it's their army that's in control it. army that has strong ties with the west and sponsored by washington the military regime the other institutions that were the essence the fundamental essence of the mubarak regime those remain and we can see that thousands of people have been brought to military trial since the end of the popular revolution that ousted mubarak in tripoli the body taking over is the national transitional council also not chosen by the leading people yet the council has been recognized as the legitimate government of libya by all allies has been helping oust gadhafi many lidia's are outraged by the
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fact that foreign powers are effectively making vital choices or that there is too much wealth in geopolitical strategic value to libya to let it only become reformed in democratic rights and universal participation by the citizenry. the powers needed to implement a western economic and military agenda and therefore the people who will command the political situation in libya and the military situation in libya will indeed be supported and buttressed by western powers western powers have thrown all their support behind the leading national transitional council giving them billions of dollars and weapons to gain control but the rebels are far from being a united group what libya's going to face after that is a period of prolonged chaos nobody knows the outcome this is as i said in the beginning this is tribe against tribe this is not democracy against. revolutions in
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egypt and libya have developed under different scenarios in egypt it was an armed uprising the really it's been an insurgency flooded with weapons by the west and those weapons are still in their arms and they're not going anywhere and many analysts are saying that we could find himself in a much worse situation than the egyptians because on top of power crisis similar to the wanted to transfer have. levy and could be facing a fresh outbreak of violence that way and so the armed mom i'm going to sit down reporting from washington are two. former bush administration official michael o'brien says once caught no matter what happens to gadhafi it will be the hague tribunal pulling the strings be careful where you ask for you might get it then again you may not the example of egypt and they're not really there they didn't get what they were fighting for that may happen in libya as well. it seems that. the west is very there's a there's a bond between the libyan rebels and the western countries there's
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a lot of input now what we'll have to do are a lot of good old lot of interplay i should say but now we'll have to wait and see . the rebels who are still sort of for you know exactly who are what are they and how will they do there are they just using the west to get to take over tripoli in the country and get rid of gadhafi and then once that's done they're going to do their own thing and they don't need the west anymore the hague being reassured forty's very much involved in you know what's going to happen when when they captured gadhafi which i have no doubt they will so does that mean the people of libya are going to decide his fate i don't really think so either the international court's going to decide his fate and i sound a little cynical when i say this i think maybe his trial and maybe punishment execution life in prison may be in libya to make it look like the libyan people
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or are deciding his fate. well you bring you more expert opinion on developments in libya and also this hour for you on our team front here fighting we report on that we get a border where people fear the internal conflict is already spilling into tunisia plus. this is what's left this is in the center of the city of hama officials say it was attacked by three mr groups operating here shortly before. the six party tours the country which mattie believe is following in libya's food stamps our special report on the aftermath of a military operation in the syrian city of hama coming up later this hour. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says there we would have been a less bloody resolution to the leading crisis by both nato and gadhafi didn't allow it to happen. we have always wanted a quicker outcome and there could have been faster but
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a number of factors prevented this from happening including productions position told allies they could not use negotiations were always possible to him actions were also an obstacle before exceeded them and the issue where do you want security council. fighting in libya is reported to have reached the country's border with tunisia where heavy gunfire has been heard to beefed up its army presence in the frontier area as media and infiltrators have allegedly crossed the border r t correspondent go is on the spot for us. violent clashes have been reported along with unusually been border over the weekend it all started on friday when local resident has reported that near the town of jews reportedly several vehicles with libyan license plates carrying arms men have been spotted afterwards clashes have been erupting throughout the weekend between the tunisian border patrol and believe
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young men we cannot talk with certainty about their identity now you have to remember that it was in tunisia where the events of the so-called arab spring have started trends to transpire this year with the ousting of the tunisian president and the unrest which started in tunisia has essentially been caught like a fever throughout the middle east and north africa and the result is that what we are seeing in capital right now now back in the spring of this year thousands were fleeing from tunisia to europe in order to escape the mayhem which was going on here and now a similar situation is happening to libya broad's now libyans are fleeing thought over the border with tunisia into tunisia and of course what we could be witnessing is yet another human catastrophe in the region with thousands of refugees trying to escape for me how of course we do not know whether or not those refugees will try and make their way into europe which dealt with that crisis and now may be facing
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another one with the ongoing clashes in libya. former u.s. diplomat in libya john graham says even if the rebels take over they'll barely be a hint of democracy in the dia there is so little civil society in libya there are so few democratic institutions that are so weak they have nothing to build on in egypt in tunisia there was at least something to build on once the top floor was was was cut away when in libya that's not the case these people have to start from scratch and there are all kinds of reasons why it could fail what is the form of the entry of the transitional council is the it's it's it's it's a mess it's a these people are some of them are exiles some of them are marmar have fled from there you could argue regime a few of them are islamicists some are intellectuals and probably a professor of some are business people so just hanging together is going to be an enormously difficult task for them the other thing is that they've got. reprisal
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they've got they can't they can't they can't hear of reprisals against their enemies that will just create the kind of civil strife that everyone wants to avoid france plans to hold a high level meeting next week to discuss lidia's political future the top levy an opposition leader has been invited to the french capital but actually israel bushell reports on those saying paris is jumping the gun in anticipation of lucrative oil contracts. the french president has spoken to. by telephone on monday announced that he's avoided him for talks on wednesday in fact paris is behaving as if it's all over now. that's now in this scene between the united states has really taken a backseat here soon opportunity to take the lead the wrong. information for its oil corporations for example we know that any have large contracts with the before
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the civil war and was accused of corruption in order to get a massive contracts in that country. i'll just remind you of got extended coverage of the situation in tripoli on our website so you had to r.t. dot com for the latest video analysis and opinion and you can also get up to the minute news from the region on our twitter page so call us at r t underscore com. fighting between protesters and government forces continues in syria as well the u.n. says more than twenty two hundred people have been killed there in a six month long crackdown on anti-government forces and despite growing calls by western leaders on bashar last of to step down he says his regime is not in danger and the government is in control or she is more international who's in syria want to see for herself whether that's true. the city of hama around two hundred kilometers north of the capital damascus religiously conservative sunni dominated
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city it's been one of the centuries of religious tensions here in syria for many years in one thousand nine hundred eighty two during the current president bashar asad father rulon the city saw one of the massacre according to amnesty international over ten thousand people were killed there in the regimes crackdown on the city's sunni population during this conflict this city has been among the last to join the national opera's in the army were moved into in july and was drew ten days later i t. is now going there to see how things are on the ground after the army left the city and to try to find out exactly what's happening there a ten day military operation. the way to hama goes through homs the city where activists have been reporting dozens of civilians over the last few months of violence. the closer we get to the more dramatic the student if it comes
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checkpoints of here along the highway. at the entrance to hama and all the cars. but that's not the only reminder of the recent unrest. in the city of hama became infamous after it appeared in an amateur video posted on you tube showing the baathists thrown to the os to regret comments accompanying this video sad these were residents of hama killed by security forces while syrian t.v. reported they were policeman. despite the president's phone two and all military operations against anti-government protesters they've recently been reports about the army still being deployed in several cities across syria including hama. this is what's left from the offices in the center of the city of hama officials say it was attacked by extremist groups operating here shortly before. the sixty eight. say that. young group set the building on fire and killed at least twenty soldiers who were inside the building at the time
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of it's happening. he only came to remove barricades behind these barricades they were owned people not peaceful demonstrations and they were clashes between them and the troops. while the governor's sharing his views on what's happened a crowd gathers outside his residence in a slogan sound neutral first. to the changes in seconds. what's people sustain gives a completely different picture we live to about grow our minds and the hope for the village this was the most persian rug after the army into the city we see. everybody is afraid afraid of real awful afraid of the governor for the rest of the thread giving officials though put all responsibility on the people themselves they have the right spots these people just don't want to give the government trying to
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do reforms the reforms can't go through in such an atmosphere. our journey to hama has been part of a so-called syria is trying to wear it no matter what its initial goal was it turned out to be very different from its name. r.t. how much syria and time now for the business update. hello and a very warm welcome to the program continued fighting in libya has surprised some in the market prices that edging up again but after the drop sharply the day before one hopes that a swift end to leave a civil war could bring the country's oil exports back to the market however christensen's corona from standard and poor's says it will take the country at least a year to get back on tap. i think it will take about
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a full year before production he said its peak lead is currently producing around less than one hundred thousand barrels which is about nine percent of the previous capacity now we understand from any which is the largest producer in the country that so far as they know installations have been hurt but still you cannot just turn it on you have to build up the pressure and you have to start gradually so it will probably take a full twelve months before they reach peak. or let's have a look at those figures oil prices are edging up by a community that as we know continues and even just a patient a full review has heard stockpiles. branch plant is trading at just under one hundred nine dollars a barrel while the government is at eighty five dollars per barrel a quick look at precious metals that after hitting another all time high of one thousand nine hundred dollars gold is losing ground and silver is also injured lower it's trading at forty three and
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a half dollars for hours. and asian shares are higher following overnight gains on wall street investors also encouraged by signs of relative improvement in the chinese economy a survey on the country's manufacturing activity in all those showed lost purchasing managers index reaching two months high. and on to europe stocks here are extending monday's rally and early tuesday straight overnight gains on wall street and in asia though when was the word that investors may have to take to take any requests without a catalyst for buying possible spark the market could be the federal reserve chairman is friday's speech and here in russia the markets opened on a positive note supported by strong a crew time to check up on some of the individual show moves on the mice it's heading almost two percent on news it's considering it because of two major banks in poland energy majors are also in the black with ross neff gaining one and a half percent. pulling metal is also about supported by record high gold prices.
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now looking ahead to the trading day to monkey from investment bank says u.s. economic data and events in libya will be guiding market sentiment investors and russian markets we focused on the key story of the week which is going to be the data coming out of the us at the end of the week as us saying for g.d.p. revision as well as u.k. but the big story of course the jackson hole on friday will be trading around stories that potentially could come out of the big story is there going to be q e three is there going to be another round of easing is there a program by which the fed buys backed securities or extends the maturity of the throughout the story. no one really knows but that'll be the picture i ever really through the week that the remove mill around that so i think today at least the markets are going to be pretty volatile as they happen for a while i think the second story as well for russia which is important is that the market price to digest the implications of the of the events unfolding in libya
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and what the implications are for the oil price. well the latest plunge in the markets could force russia to revise its privatization program one of the most anticipated deals that were from the sale of a seven point six percent stake in spare bongos sunk a threat the country's biggest lender has lost over twenty percent of its market cap since late july and say the current market situation is not favorable for selling any assets such a good price the state privatization program aiming to gain over two hundred billion dollars by twenty seventeen. ok you're up to date now with more news analysis time and don't forget you can always log on to our website or if you thought concierge business.
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