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and continue to find to be in the best seemed to have surprised some in the market oil prices edging higher again for a business in about twenty minutes. eleven am in the russian capital you're watching r t a marina joshua welcome to the program colonel gadhafi son has made an appearance in central tripoli refuting rebels claims that 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 sleezy phelan who saw safe khadafi herself. well there have been some extraordinary event tonight of course we've been hearing over the past few days that the libyan government is crumbling the position of claim the rebels have claimed that they are in complete control of tripoli so it was not the
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surprise the surprise of all the foreign journalists in the rixos hotel went by far as i'm sure at the hotel. with his convoy and he gave an interview he did and he also took some of that done with him for a drive through just fifty where they were taken to the the area some of them say they saw thousands of people in this in the area and suppose that the libyan government and. a number of boxes of people from tribes across the country have come into the capital to support the struggle here against the rebel side and is very much relaxed in high spirits he insisted that the libyan government and violence is a winning against the rebels and then we also have the news that mohammed gadhafi his brother mama gadhafi the other son who was reported to have been captured has been released by he's got a brother thomas gadhafi and he apparently gave a speech on libyan television so of course these events just completely time
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that section of the wild about what's happening here in the capital on its head. well log on to our to the calls for more eyewitness accounts from tripoli. were they went through all the. procedures journalist in a central tripoli hotel say they've been targeted by rebels get floors imation from inside leaving capital at r t dot com. journalist and anti-war activists isn't one dour says the libyan regime icefall 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 that nato has a very serious problem they have arrived on at the point of a gun they've been quote democracy to libya through guns and the people of libya are very angry at nato they are not jubilant the rebels who have arrived are
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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 and 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 by the carve up of levy is vast oil riches the biggest in africa is already beginning italian foreign minister fired the starting gun saying italy is annie well company will play the number one role in the region and as a chief lawyer and reports the service won't come cheap for the libyan people. delivered as a promise but seen by many as more of
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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 the t.n.c. is running off to paris to meet with the french president will of course start his one very very important issue which 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 with the t.n.c. to further explore those oil riches the british government makes no secret of the fact that its motives in supporting the rebels aren't entirely altruistic last year alone the u.k. exported around forty billion dollars of goods and services to north africa and the
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middle east but it's black gold that's the key libya has the largest oil reserves in africa where western powers look at the region and they talk about humanitarianism all democracy but they think about oil greg martin 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 retained control of the oil supply while the u.k. government insists lessons have been learned from iraq western oil firms move into libya even before the fate of tripoli is sealed great oil grab is already 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 oil giant e n i. is the first
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to send back to libya and it says rose on the knees french towel and. the 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 that created democracy which serves british interests or the west's interests or oil companies interests and does nothing for the people of libya nor emmett's. it at times correspondent pepe escobar believes as soon as western countries get leaving oil contracts they'll boots on the ground to secure them. this is the cover story in this story from the beginning was r two p. responsibility to protect that was the basis for u.n. resolution one nine seventy three there was that be that the agreement between the u.s. and saudi arabia we get there is a loser and based on your fake arab league gold nine countries out of twenty two and you can do it you want with saudi arabia itself but this was the cover story
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sold to american and european public opinion especially the chinese the russians many being brazil for that matter they're not buying it they know it so us nato coordinator operation without them there will be no victory just will be a stalemate they'll go for ever and we have the international community sort of basically the atlanta system hours taking sides in a civil war so when they knew that they could go on for months or maybe years on that it's ok let's try to take tripoli in one day and they did it because they blow basically going the whole city and the way towards the north is reminds me of i was there at a time because mission provisional authority in iraq in two thousand and three this is the same seeing we're going to have a western goods on the ground and we're going to open up. libya for a hired corps no holds bar durable capitalism with no regrets ration of profits you know what let's get there oil was soon as we can the best contracts possible
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are not that this is completely crazy if this is the way we don't know yet that u.s. and nato goals we're going to have reracked two point zero. of course while we gauge expert opinion on the story we value your input in fact you can have your say on our website which is actually dot com where we're asking for your opinion on what lies ahead for the country assuming a rebel victory let's not take a look at the five vote 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 year the country will be torn apart and a pal. or struggle nothing will change at all as the view. is the view of sixteen percent well and despite it having been a so-called five for democracy only a minority feel that what it will achieve so why not have your say by clicking along to our t.v. dot com let us know what you think. cheering crowds in tripoli's
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green square now renamed martyr square left many around the world with a feeling of deja vu back in february egyptians were united in joy and hope for a brighter future when they celebrated the toppling of hosni mubarak now it's the feeling of disappointment that unites them are she's got is she counted looks at what's ahead for libyans if a change finally comes. the cadets the regime is crumbling. the libyan rebels are cheering. the. same cheers and tears could 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. you know i love the revolution when it happened i welcomed it that looked at the time we call life at the end of the time that it's not getting better we have nothing to eat don't tell me about democracy for hungry people it just doesn't
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matter the egyptians now are not governed by they chose as their leaders instead it's their army that's in control of the army that has strong ties with the west and he sponsored by washington the military regime that the edifice the institutions that were the essence the fundamental essence of the mubarak regime those remain and we can see the 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. chosen by the leaving people yet the council has been recognized as the legitimate government of libya by all allies who's been helping oust gadhafi many leave us are outraged by the fact that foreign powers are effectively making vital choices or that there is too much wealth and geopolitical strategic value to libya to only become reformed in
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democratic rights and universal participation by the citizenry. western powers need to implement it 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 buttress by western powers western powers have thrown all their support behind the league in national transitional council giving them billions of dollars and weapons to gain control but the rebels are far from being the united group what is 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 the taliban the revolutions in libya have developed under different scenarios it was an on armed uprising of millions in libya 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
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many analysts are saying that we could find themselves in a much worse situation than the egyptians because on top of power crisis similar to the one egyptian libyans could be facing a fresh break the violence at the hands of armed mom. 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 what you ask for you might get it then again you may not be the example of egypt and they're not really they're a 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 a lot of input now what we'll have to do are a lot of you know a lot of interplay i should say but now we'll have to wait and see. the rebels who are still sort of you know exactly who are what are they and how will they did they
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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 the international court is very much involved in you know what's going to happen when they capture khadafi 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 i think 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 or are deciding his fate. will bring you more expert opinion on developments in the v. and also this hour for you on our team front here fighting we report from the libyan
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border where people fear the internal conflict is already spilling into tunisia plus. this is what's left of your this is. how much it was attacked by three mr graves operating here shortly before. the six party tour of the country which mattie believe is following in libya's food stamps our special report on the aftermath of the military operation in the syrian city of hama it's coming up later this hour. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says there could have been a less bloody resolution to the libyan crisis by both nato and gadhafi didn't allow it to happen. we have always wanted a quicker outcome and that could have been faster but a number of factors prevented this from happening including could not use position told allies they could then she insisted that negotiations were only possible to him actions were also an obstacle before exceeded the mandate issued by
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a 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 beef up its army presence in the frontier area as infiltrators have allegedly crossed the border r t correspondent is at the spot for us. violent clashes have been reported along with unusually been border over the weekend it all started on friday when a local resident has reported that near the town do reportedly several vehicles with libyan license plate carrying arms men have been spotted afterwards clashes have been erupting throughout the weekend between the tunisian border patrol and the even men we can 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 turned to transpire this year with the ousting of the tunisian president
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and the unrest which started in tunisia has essentially been caught like a fever throughout the middle east and the northern africa and the result is that what we are seeing in the capital right now now back then 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 but 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 to 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 another one with the ongoing clashes in libya. former u.s. diplomat in libya john graham says even if the rebels take over there will barely
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be a hint of democracy in the bia there is so little civil society in libya there are so few democratic institutions and they are so weak they have nothing to build on and egypt in tunisia there was at least something to build on once the top filter was was was gotten away with 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 whole nature of the transitional council is the it's it's a mess it's these people are some of them are exiles some of them are have fled from that you could argue regime a few of them are islamicists summary intellectuals and college professors 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. reprisals they've got they can't be 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
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a high level meeting next week to discuss libya's political future the top libyan 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 the rebel leader. by telephone on monday and announced that he's avoided him for talks on wednesday in fact paris is behaving as if it's all over now. diplomats and analysts saying that the united states has really taken a backseat here see an opportunity to take a leading role before all information for its oil corporations for example we know that any have large contracts with gadhafi before the civil war and was accused of corruption in order to gain most of contracts in that country. just to remind you what got extensive coverage of the situation in tripoli on our website so you had
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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 follow 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 loss of to step down he says his regime is not in danger of a government is in control. of who's in syria went 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 city it's been one of the centers of religious tensions here in syria for many years in one thousand nine hundred eighty two during the current president bashar assad's father rulon the city saw
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a bloody massacre according to amnesty international over ten thousand people were killed there in the regime's crackdown on the city's sunni population but during this conflict this city has been among the last to join the national operas in the army were moved into in july and withdrew 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 happened there during 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 it the more dramatic twists in the real becomes checkpoints appear along the highway. at the entrance to hama all the cars . but that's not the only reminder of the recent unrest. in the city of hama became
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infamous after it appeared in an amateur video posted on you tube showing dead bodies thrown to the r.c. river comment accompanying this video sad these were residents of hama killed by security forces while syrian t.v. reported they were policeman. disappointed presidents phone too 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 city and. say that. the armed groups set the building on fire and killed at least twenty soldiers who were inside the building at the time of the attack. the only came to remove barricades and behind these barricades there were owned people not peaceful demonstrations and there were clashes between them
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and the troops. while the governor's sharing his views on what's happened a crowd gathers outside his residence the slogan is sound neutral first. for the changes in the second race. what's people saying gives a completely different picture we lived about for months and i hope for. the best for the most pleasure but after the army in the city we see our documented visited by the is a fair i fit the bill of hope for the cover up 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 time to do reforms the reforms cannot go through in such an atmosphere. i would journey to hama has been part of a so-called syria is fine to it but no matter what his initial goal was it turned
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out to be very different from its name. or if notion r 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 oil prices are edging up again but after the drop sharply the day before and hopes that a swift end to libya's civil war could bring the country's oil exports back to the market where the christian says corona from standard and poor's says it will take the country at least two years to get back on top. i think it would take about a full year before production he said its peak levy 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
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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 fighting in libya as we know continues and interest a patient in full you have heard stockpiles. brand plant is trading at just under one hundred nine dollars a barrel while it is at eighty five dollars per barrel a quick look at brushes much after hitting another all time high of one thousand nine hundred dollars per ounce gold is losing ground and silver is also interim lower it's trading at forty three and a half dollars per ounce. 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 flushed
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purchasing managers index reaching two months high. on trade europe's stocks here are extending monday's rally and early tuesday straight tracking overnight gains on wall street and in asia enlists warned that investors may have to take to take any big risks without a catalyst for buying one possible spot. the market could be federal reserve chairman is friday speech and here in russia the markets opened on a positive note supported by strong the current time to check up on some of the individual show moves on the my six heading almost two percent on news it's considering acquisition of two major banks in poland energy majors are also in the black but also have gaining one and a half percent to pull in metal is also up supported by record high gold price it's . now looking ahead to the trading day to monday from much gritty investment bank says u.s. economic data and events in libya will be guiding market sentiment investors in
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russian markets we focused on the key story of the week which is going to be the data coming out of the u.s. at the end of the week the u.s. saying for g.d.p. revision as well as u.k. with the big story of course the jackson hole 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 going to be another program by which the fed buys backed securities or extends the maturity of the doubt that it's already bought out no one really knows but that'll be the picture ever really through the week for the rumor mill around that so i think today at least the markets are going to be pretty pretty volatile as to how do you feel while i think the second story as well for russia which is important is that the market price to digest the implications of the events unfolding in libya and what the implications are for the oil price. while the latest plunge in the markets could force russia to revise its privatization program one of the most anticipated deals
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of that was from the sale of a seven point six percent stake in spare bongos some to threat the country's biggest lender has lost over twenty percent of its market cap since late july analysts say the current market situation is not favorable for selling any assets such a good price and if the state boosted its privatisation program aiming to gain over two hundred billion dollars by twenty seventeen. ok oh you're up to date no more news announced time and don't forget you can always log on to our website r.t.e. dot com slash business.
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welcome back you're watching our t.v. live from moscow the top stories 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 and day ago the information about his arrest was also confirmed by the international criminal court this is added to the confusion over who's in control of the capital as both government and insurgent forces insist they have the upper hand. also doubts are cast over whether the rebel victory would actually leave them even people in control their destiny as experts point to where those who fought for the revolution and up with the government they didn't choose and that's fighting levy is still rages on a western oil companies have already started.


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