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one of gadhafi sons considered by many as his father's successor appears in tripoli in front of supporters of the spider rebel claims he had been detained when they stormed the city a day ago that's added to the confusion over who was in control of the capital it was both government and insurgent forces insisting the upper hand. also downs were cast over whether a rebel victory would actually leave the leave your people in control their destiny is x. first points to egypt where those who fought for the revolution and adopted the governments they didn't choose and. even get full the fate of tripoli is sealed stick rachel will grab is already beginning. as western oil companies start
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circling around the violent storm country concerns the surface of the so-called battle for democracy was a world full of lab gold all along. this is r t coming to live from moscow i'm marina joshua welcome to the program and information blackout appears to have to sanibel media for hours there has been no significant updates coming from tripoli hotel where the international journalists have been staying is left without electricity and communication or earlier the story took a major twist on colonel gadhafi son made an appearance in central tripoli refuting rebels claims that he had been arrested during a brief window when power was restored we managed to speak on the phone with an apparent journalist sleezy felon who saw saif gadhafi herself. so there had been some extraordinary event tonight of course we've been hearing over the last few
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days that the libyan government is crumbling the position of the rebel detained they are in the control of tripoli so it was not a surprise to the surprise of all the foreign. power went by but eventually docked at the hotel. with. convoy and he gave an interview to be done with the some of the time with him for a dry fifty where they were taken to the area some of them say they saw thousands of people in this area and support the libyan government and. a number of people from tribes across the country have come into the capital to support the struggle here against the rebels but very much relaxed and high spirit insisted that the libyan government and volunteers are winning against the rebels and then we also have the news that the hobbit gadhafi has brought home a good half of a son who was reported to have been captured has been released by his other brother ahmed good afternoon and he is part of the day to state media and television so of
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course these events are just completely trying to this effect. of the wild about what's happening here in the capital on its highest. calling on to r.t. to call for more eyewitness accounts from tripoli. they went to a. journalist a essential tripoli hotel say they have been targeted by rebels yet more information from inside a leading capital at archie dot com. journalist and antiwar activist susan lindauer says the libyan regime might fall but that won't bring an end 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 at the point of a gun they brought democracy and quote democracy to libya through guns and the
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people of libya are very angry at nato they are not jubilant they're the rebels who have arrived there celebrating the people are not celebrating with them these people do not like outsiders they are now appearing 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 well the fight is not over in tripoli but carved up of libya's vast oil riches the biggest in africa and is already beginning to tell your foreign minister fired the starting gun saying italy's annie oil company will play the number one role in the region and as artie's lorena reports the service won't come cheap or the libyan
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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 the is running off to paris to meet with the french president well of course turkey is one very very important issue was 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. further explore those oil riches government makes no secret of the fact that it's motives in supporting the rebels aren't entirely
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altruistic last year alone the u.k. exports 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 of 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 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.
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government will be anxious for it to resume italian oil giant e n i. it's the first to send back to libya and it shares rose on the new french to tell 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 the created democracy which sort of specific interests or western interests welcome these interests and does nothing for the people of libya nor emmett's r.t. . asia times correspondent pepe escobar believes as soon as western countries get leave you know while contracts they are one boots on the ground to secure them. this is the cover story discovery from the beginning was r two p. responsibility to protect there as the basis for u.n. resolution one nine seventy three there is a be there of the agreement between the u.s. and saudi arabia we get there is a lucian based on your fake arab league world and nine countries out of twenty two
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and you can do when you want with bahrain are in saudi arabia itself but this was the cover story sold to american and european public opinion especially the chinese the russians many giving brazil they're not buying it they not it's a us need to coordinate operation without them there will be no victor disk will be a still middle go for ever and we have international community sort of these equally atlanta sister ours taking sides in a civil war so when the new bit be could go on 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 basically gone the whole sea and the way towards the north is reminds me of i was there at a time because russian provisional authority in iraq in two thousand and three this is the same thing we're going to have a western puts on a ground and we're going to open up. libya for a hard core nor hold star to pull capitalism with no regrets ration of profits
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you know right let's get their oil western as we care and the best contracts possible are not that this is completely quit if this is the way we don't know yet that u.s. and nato goals we're going to have the rock two point zero. of course while we gauge expert opinion on the story with value your input to fact you can have your say on our website r.t. dot com where we're asking for opinion on what lies ahead for the country assuming a rebel victory well it seems not many have they will be left with 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 if you are sixty percent and the spotted having been a so-called fight for democracy only a minority feel that is what it will achieve so why not have your say click on toward the dot com. cheering crowds in tripoli's green square now renamed
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larger 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 to counter looks at what's ahead for libyans if the change finally comes. the coup that the regime is crumbling. the levy and 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 hopes is being crushed by reality. you know i love the revolution when it happens i won't complain but look at the time when the light at the end of the tunnel receives not getting better we have nothing to eat just don't tell me about democracy for hungry people just doesn't
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matter the jitters now are not governed by they chose their leaders instead it's their or me that's in control the army that has strong ties with the u.s. and is sponsored by washington the military regime the others. institutions that were of 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 leave in people yet the council is being recognized as the legitimate government of libya by all allies in helping oust gadhafi many libyans 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 and democratic rights and
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universal participation by the citizenry. western powers need to implement a western economic and military agenda and therefore the people who will actually command the political situation in libya and the military situation will indeed be supported and buttressed by western powers western powers have thrown all their support behind the lead 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 kalahari revolutions in egypt and libya developed under different scenarios in egypt it was an on armed uprising the new leader 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
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anywhere and 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 wanted jets fans are having libyans could be facing a fresh outbreak of violence at the hands of mom i'm going to shut down reporting from washington our team former bush administration official michael o'brien says once caught no matter what happens to gadhafi it will be the court in the hague pulling the strings. be careful what you ask for you might get it going again you may not the example of egypt and they're not really there they 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 or 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 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. well we are bringing you more expert opinion on developments in libya and also this hour for you on our team front here fighting we reported prom believe in border where people fear of the internal conflict is
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already spilling into tunisia plus. this is what's left from the office of crowd in the center of the city all the hamas official says it was attacked by extremist groups operating here shortly before and to the city r.t. towards the country which man you believe is following him may be useful steps our special report on the aftermath of the military operation in the syrian city of hama is coming up later this hour. france plans to hold a high level meeting next week to discuss leamy is political future the top libyan opposition leader has been invited to paris to attend well arty's danio bushell joins us from the french capital with more hello to you daniel so to what extent is that you you're involved in what's going on in libya the moment. well almost every e.u. state has now declared it wants to take an active role in libya's development while at the same time saying it wants the libyan people to decide their own future so
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experts here are raising the question what does europe want then they want to continue interfering in libya's affairs or let them democratically decide their own future even poland's foreign minister has said that poland wants to take part but france has really taken the lead president sarkozy will meet the rebel leader mahmoud jibril and wednesday in paris defense ministers your old long says that they will build a road map for the future of that country diplomats here are explaining the e.u. and nato is the of the opportunity now to play a leading role in the future of north africa with america the united states taking a back seat for the moment for political reasons over in washington nato head on this for gross misses and says they will continue with their mission of protecting civilians in libya german leader angler merkel says she will freeze libyan assets as quote that scored. money must be secured in the name of the libyan people but
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it's very unclear who will control that money and how it will be used because the rebels were united with a single goal of getting rid of gadhafi if that is now the case they have very little else in common and difference the experts here in the european union do in fact fear there could be an even more bloody civil war in libya if they fail to find the various factions failed to find common ground. all right daniel thanks very much indeed for the stop the gamble reporting from paris for us russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says there could have been a last bloody resolution crisis by both a and gadhafi did not allow it to happen. we have always wanted a quicker outcome and it could have been faster but a number of factors prevented this from happening including could i finish position . could i feel negotiations were only possible for him was actually were
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also an obstacle before exceeded the mandate of the un security council. baris dog off from the institute of arabic studies at the russian academy of sciences the rebels could never god so far without the alliances direct help. personally think this is a special operation by nature for several months still a stalemate and then within forty eight hours a rapid advance on tripoli we had a long time ago reports that some special allied forces could be on libyan soil and based on government to be reports on the heavy shelling of tripoli from the air and rebel paratroopers descending from helicopters it looks like a coordinated efforts of fighting in libya is reported to have reached the country's border with tunisia were heavy gunfire as been heard in asia as beefed up its army presence in the frontier area as libyan able traders have allegedly crossed the border are to respond to the arena i was at
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a spot for us. violent clashes have been reported along the tunisian libyan border over the weekend it all started on friday when local resident has reported that near the town of dues reportedly several vehicles with the license plate carrying arms men have been spotted afterwards clashes have been erupting throughout the weekend between of the tunisian border patrol and believe in men we cannot talk with certainty about their identity now you have to remember that it was in tunisia where the vents of the so-called arab spring have started trends to transpire this year with the i'll sing off the tunisian president and the unrest which started in tunisia has essentially been caught like a fever throughout the middle east and northern africa and the result is that what we are seeing in capital right now now back in the spring of this year are
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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 from me how of course we do not know whether or not those refugees will try and make their way into europe which built with that crisis and now may be facing another one with the ongoing clashes in libya. now just to remind you we've got extensive coverage of the situation in tripoli on our website. to r.t. dot com for the latest video analysis and opinion and also to the minute news from the region on our twitter page follow us at r.t. others or. fighting between protesters and government forces continues in syria as well the city of power has witnessed some of the most severe clashes
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but a few days ago the army was drew and our tears were of a national a struggle to the city to assess the aftermath of the violence. the city of hama around two hundred kilometers north of the capital damascus religiously conservative sunni dominated 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 assad's father ruling the city saw 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 during this conflict this city has been among the last to join the national operas in the army were moved into in july through 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. who were to go through homs
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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 twists in the real becomes checkpoints appear along the highway. at the entrance to hama all the cars are checked but that's not the only reminder of the recent unrest. this bridge in the city of hama became infamous after it appeared in an amateur video posted on you tube showing good but is thrown to the eye. the river comment accompanying this video is sad these were residents of hama killed by security forces while syrian t.v. reported they were policeman. disappointed presidents photo 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
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hama officials say it was attacked by stream is the roads operating here shortly before and said the city they say that. the armed groups that the building on fire and killed at least twenty soldiers who were inside the building at the time of. the only came to remove barricades and behind these barricades there were people not peaceful demonstrations and there were clashes between them and the troops. while the governor's sharing his views on what's happened a crowd gathers outside his residence their slogan sound neutral first. for the changes in seconds. what people start saying gives a completely different picture we live about for months and the hope for. this was the most pressure right after the army entered the city and we see. everybody is
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afraid. of move for the governor for the rest of the friggin officials though not all responsibility on the people themselves they have the right spots these people just don't want to give the government trying to do reforms the reforms cannot go through in such an atmosphere. i would journey to hama has been part of the so-called syria is trying to work that no matter what its national goal was it turns out to be very different from its name. r t syria well be back with a recap of our atoll daystar stories in a few moments after the news with us. hello and welcome to the business program continued fighting in libya has surprised some in the market well prices are up again that's after they dropped sharply the
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day before in hopes that a swift end to leave a civil war would bring the country's oil exports back to the markets where the christians are secure and from standards and paul says it will take the country at least a year to get back on top i think it would take about 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 before twelve months before they reach peak. russian energy companies may face a tough time restarting operations in libya rebels hailing the end of the gadhafi regime warned russia of problems may lose lucrative well contracts russia's gazprom may have turned to have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in well and gas
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exploration and medium but they had to suspend operations after the uprising broke out earlier this year. ok let's have a look at those figures oil prices are high as you can leave continues and in anticipation of a fall in u.s. current stockpiles brant plant is trading at one hundred nine dollars per barrel while the guy is at just under eight to six dollars per barrel of course you can't see the figures on the screen but see what's happening to the precious metals after hitting another all time high of one thousand one hundred dollars per ounce this morning gold is losing ground and silver is also lower it's trading at forty three dollars but. see what's happening in asia that stops finish high here pulling overnight gains on wall street just sentiment will also give him
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a slight lead to type better than expected preliminary data that trip to visit data from china on stocks in europe by extending monday's rally tracking overnight gains on wall street and in asia gaining true and a half percent. no special catalyst for buying so traders a pivot he may be short lived. and here in russia the markets are extending yesterday's gaze ordered by strong approach time to check up on some of the individual show moves on the market since burbank is getting around two percent it's considering that position of the two major banks in poland and it just stocks are among the best performers with all snapped gaining over to set the mind of all the natural there's also lots of water to buy record high gas prices. well the latest plunge in the markets could force russia to revise its privatization program one of the most anticipated deals of the autumn the sale of the seven point six percent stake in spare bug is under threat trust because
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a lender has lost over twenty percent of its market cap since late july the current market situation is not favorable for sun again the essence of the good price earlier the state boosted its barges a. in program a to gain over two hundred million dollars bank twenty seventeen. and staying with banks china's second largest lender plans to open a subsidiary in russia china construction buying will invest one hundred fifteen minute all goes into the project that's what allows the firm to get over taylor licensed straight away when its market the company mainly focuses on the mortgage approaches or as a citizen this counselor to a noble western banks that wasn't clear cut with tail business and russian. ok if that's all we have time for not your options but stories you can. see our website arche dot com slash business.
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