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on dot com. the. nato planes are reportedly carried out as strikes on the libyan capital you can see the pictures of pigs closure here on. heavy clashes between rebels and government forces have again resumed in tripoli as both sides came to their claim to have the upper hand. also ballots are cast over whether a rebel victory would actually leave the libyan people in control of their own destiny experts point to egypt where those who fought for the revolution ended up with a government that they did not choose. and even get pulled the fate of tripoli it feels great the wheel grab is already beginning as western oil companies start circling around the violence torn country concerns that resurface the so-called
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battle for democracy was rather a war for black gold. and continued trying to leave it seems to have surprised some in the markets after monday's some progress is on the rise again this is not twenty minutes. just after three pm here in moscow this is r.t. with me some share power has reportedly been restored to the libyan capital with reports on the situation finally emerging after a five hour blackout of power explosions are seen right here pictures coming into us from really nato planes have reportedly been bombing the city heavy clashes between the rebels and government forces are reported to be taking place in central parts of tripoli including right around a hospital casual. these are said to be arriving at the facility following the
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intense overnight fighting earlier the story took a major twist when colonel gadhafi son made an appearance refuting rebels claims that he had been arrested there's still no communication with the hotel where the international journalists station we managed to speak on the phone with independent journalist lizzie phelan who saw saif gadhafi herself. that there had been some extraordinary event tonight of course we've been hearing over the past few days that the libyan government is crumbling the opposition has claimed the rebels are saying that they are going to take control of tripoli was not. surprised at all the foreign. power by far is actually docked at the hotel. with. one voice and he gave an interview he also took some of the time that we can drive. where they were taken to the area but some of them paid a thousand people in this area and supported the libyan government and that number
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but it is people from tried to cross the country have come into the capital to put the struggle here against the rebels. very much relaxed and high spirits insisted that the libyan government and volunteers are winning against the rebels and then we also have the news that mohammed gadhafi his mom i could see the signs he was reported to have been captured has been released by his other brother. and he apparently takes the television so of course these events just completely. this affects. the wild about what's happening here in the capital on its side. well you can also log onto r.t. dot com for more eyewitness accounts from tripoli. he went through all the. journalists are staying in a central a tripoli hotel say they've been targeted by rebels i get more information now from
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inside the libyan capital. the fight is not over in tripoli but the carving up of libya's vast oil riches the biggest in africa is already making the italian the foreign minister fired at the starting gun saying that if he's. any oil company will play the number one role in the region. reports the suburbs won't come cheap for the libyan 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 it's 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 but 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 which is
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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 to further explore those oil riches the british 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 they talk about humanitarianism all democracy but they sink the whole great market 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 impose democracy which played on sectarian divisions that ensured years of tribal struggle but also meant the allies retained control of the oil supply while
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the u.k. government insists lessons have been learnt from iraq western oil firms move into libya even before the fate of tripoli is sealed the 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 all giant easy n i. is the first to send back to libya and he shares rose on the knees french tea towel and all three is the well as investors hoped they'd be able to review 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 their interests or western interests or welcomed these interests and does nothing for the people of libya nor emmett's. meantime asia times correspondent pepe escobar believes as soon as western
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countries get libyan oil contracts but i want to have boots on the ground to secure them. this is the cover story in this story from the beginning was our two peat responsibility to protect there as the basis for u.n. resolution one hundred seventy three there is that neither of the agreement between the u.s. and saudi arabia we get a result based on your fake arab league called nine countries out of twenty two and you can do it you want with bahrain or in saudi arabia itself but this was the cover story sold to american in european public opinion especially the chinese the russians we're getting brazil for that now they're not buying they not yet so us need to coordinate our operation without them there will be no victor this will be a still nato go for ever and we have international community sort of basically that lantus this powers taking sides in a civil war so when they knew it could call for months or maybe years on that it ok let's try to pick tripoli in one day and they did it because they blew these you
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could be gone the whole city and the way towards the north is reminds me of i was there at a time because alicia and provisional authority in iraq in two thousand and three this is the same seeing we're going to have a western boots on the ground and we're going to open up. libya for a hard core nor holds bar to all capitalism with no regrets relation of profits you know well let's get their oil western as we can the best contacts possible or not that this is completely quit if this is the way we don't know yet if us and meet our goals we're going to have we're rock two point zero. of course while we gauge expert opinion on the story we found you your input as well that you can have your say on our website www dot com that's where we're asking for opinion on what lies ahead for the country assuming a rebel victory and having a look at the stats now it seems are not many have faith in the future believing that it will be left with little more than an oil chest to nato members around
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a fifth figure the country will be torn apart in a power struggle but nothing will change at all is the view of sixteen percent or so despite it having a so-called fight for democracy only a minority feel that's what it will achieve why not have your say just click onto r.t. dot com. cheering crowds in tripoli's green square now renamed martyr's square left many around the world feeling a sense of deja vu back in february egyptians were united in joy and hope for a brighter future when they celebrate the toppling of hosni mubarak but now it's the feeling of disappointment but unites them is a candidate to kind of say what's ahead for the libyans if the change finally comes . could that the regime is crumbling. the levy and rebels are cheering. same cheers and tears to be seen in egypt in every as the nation ousted their longtime leader hosni mubarak but six months on
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many egyptians say their home has been crushed by reality. you know i love the revolution when it happened i welcomed it but look at 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 the army that has strong ties with the west and sponsored by washington the military regime that the edifice the institutions that were the. i sense 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
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has been recognized as the legitimate government of libya by all allies has been helping oust gadhafi many reviews 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 let it only become reformed in democratic rights and universal participation by the citizenry. western powers need to implement a western economic and military agenda and therefore the people who will eventually 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 league in national transitional council giving them billions of dollars and weapons to gain control but the rebels are far from being a 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
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beginning this is tribal can strive this is not democracy against the. revolutions in egypt and libya have developed under different scenarios in egypt 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 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 want to gyptian libyans could be facing a fresh outbreak of violence at the hands of mom i'm going to shut down reporting from washington are to. and i will be bringing you more expert opinion on problems and also this hour for you here on out front here i think we are for the libyan border where people fear the internal conflict is already spilling into its ear plus. this is what's left from the opposite in the sense that the city are peaceful
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safe it was attacked by three mr graves operating here shortly before. the six hundred eighty two is the country which many believe is following in libya's footsteps and our special report on the aftermath of the military operation in the syrian city of hama it's coming our way later this hour here about. transfers to hold a high level meeting next week to discuss libya's political future top libyan opposition leader has been invited to paris to attend parties that don't know bushell reports now from the french capital. most every e.u. stage has now declared it wants to take an active role in libya's development while at the same time saying it was the libyan people to decide their own future so exposed they were raising the question what does europe want does it 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 was to take part of france has really taken the lead president sarkozy will meet the rebel leader
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mahmoud jibril on wednesday in paris defense ministers are old longer he 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 an 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 emotion and. says they will continue with their mission of protecting civilians in libya german leader says gadhafi is money must be secured in the name of the libyan people but it's very unclear who will control that money and how we will be used. that is under bush reporting retired british intelligence has reportedly played a key role in the latest push on tripoli by rebels according to a report in the u.k. daily the telegraph six officers advise the rebels on the strategy behind the
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operation and a plan drawn out weeks ago that is i bought it because it has more from london seems like the british had a bigger hand in all of this and they originally let on the british press today reporting that a team of intelligence officials have been operating in the country for some months now people like spies who basically say yes office is giving advice to the rebels but mandate that nato that have been operating under in the country do not have clued ground troops of course so this has been quite a clandestine off the grid operation and william hague the u.k. foreign secretary was keen to stress that the bison kit that they've been supplying to the rebels has been non-lethal things like night vision goggles body armor and telecommunications equipment in the end but it did emerge last night that they did also have a big hand in coordinating this assault on tripoli that's been in the pipeline for some months now apparently with weapons fighters and communications equipment being
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smuggled to secret weapons dumps around tripoli then when the air force pave the way over the weekend bombing strategic communications those belonging to gadhafi that paved the way that signal was given and then the assault on tripoli began to surprised at that these forces and also downing street last night actually refused to rule out brain u.k. troops as peacekeepers should be the transition that they're all talk not descend into anarchy and they've even got two hundred u.k. troops stationed in cyprus ready to be deployed to libya at the drop of a hat. he's a bennett reporting and the fighting in libya is reported to have reached the country's border with tunisia where heavy gunfire has been heard for choosing the armies of beef up its presence along the frontier as libyan infiltrators have allegedly crossed the border course one of the really good at this more. violent clashes have been reported along the tunisian libyan border over the weekend it all
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started on friday when a local resident has reported near the town of dues reportedly several because with a libyan license carrying arms men have been spotted afterwards clashes have been erupting throughout the weekend between the tunisian border patrol and believe me and men we cannot talk with certainty about the identity of now you have to remember that it was in tunisia where the events of the so-called arab spring have started transfer to transpire this year with the ousting off its new zealand 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 the 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 but now libyans are fleeing thought over
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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 we still have that crisis and now may be facing another one with the ongoing clashes in a lead. so i really question of what is right and i watch out oh these are live pictures right here in. central tripoli here we can see the often smoke rising above the buildings residential and business buildings in downtown tripoli here smoke being seen over the libyan capital after the latest nato bombing rebels and loyalists continue to clash in the capital more details to come regarding the latest conflict. just to remind you we got extensive coverage of the situation there on our website head over to our team got com for the latest video analysis
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and opinion and you can also get up to the minute news from our region from that region rather on our twitter page so just follow us. under school. and the continuing fighting between protesters and government forces in syria has prompted the u.n. to order an investigation into alleged human rights violations that the government crackdown on protesters mean going on for six months now the city of hama has witnessed some of the most severe clashes but a few days ago the army withdrew and i was using roof and travel to the city to assess the aftermath of the violence. this is you know how my around two hundred to one of this north of the capital damascus religiously conservative sunni dominated city it's been one of the century's old 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 raji massacre amnesty international over ten thousand people were killed there in the regime's crackdown on the city's sunni
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population during this conflict this city has been among the last to join the national art prize in the army were moved into in july and drew ten days later i t. is now going 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 military operation. the way to hama goes through homs a city where activists have been reporting dozens of civilians arse over the last few months of violence. the closer we get to it the more dramatic history becomes checkpoints appear and on 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 amateur video posted on you tube showing the baathists thrown to the r.c. river comment accompanying this video sad these were residents of hama killed by
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security forces while syrian t.v. reported they were policeman. disappointed presidents photo and old 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 a stream is the roads operating here shortly before the armor and the city they say that. the armed groups the building of fire and killed at least twenty soldiers who were inside the building at the time of the attack. he only came to remove barricades and behind these barricades there were people peaceful demonstrations and there were clashes between them and the troops. while the governor's sharing his views on what's happened
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a crowd gathers outside his residence their slogan sound neutral first. of the changes in seconds. what's people saying is a completely different picture we live go both go months in the upper. villages for the most pleasure right after the army of the city. did it but is it fair to fit the bill of mo afraid that over a period of less than a third giving officials though and all responsibility on the people themselves they have the right but 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 but no matter what his initial goal was it turns out to be very different from its name.
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r.t. syria. so you would argue a lot for moscow now are you here with us. alone the very warm welcome to the business program current prices of trade a high on tuesday on expectations that a resumption of libyan oil production will take some time was also advancing on speculation that the federal reserve will take further steps to stimulate the economy and our joint by hor him on to pakistan plus global provider of energy and metals information a lot of talk of thanks for joining us how long will it take for a bit to get well production back on track. well there are some reports that some of the fields could take as long as a year and i have to return. that could be the case but i think the production could return a lot sooner than that. and we have seen oil prices fall
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at least fifteen dollars from the high and i think the decline in prices really shows that the market is already factoring in the saudi arabia production will return in a matter of a few months so i think it's a lot more positive. what the market what some of the news reports say but can you make any predictions what's the long term or fact the events unfolding in libya will have on global oil markets. well i believe in production the outrageous return of oil is roughly in the range of for give or take a million barrels per day so in the biggest scheme of things change things that much but he has added to the bullish sentiment so by definition as the production comes back some of the this course way from the marketplace please note that
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international prices have really been over one hundred dollars and maybe ranges between one hundred and one hundred twenty so right now we're close to the lower end of the range and that's probably where we will continue for a while before we move if indeed more liquidity comes into the market by the actions of the central banks so from our fundamental point of view in terms of demand i mean of oil continues to grow the chain is consumption maybe it's not growing at the pace was expected to be before but it's still fairly strong in southeast asia india the man remains fairly strong so the basis for a market collapse are not really there and if the central banks flood the market really quick then we're in an environment but prices are going particularly rothchild recently but why is the spread between brant and texas or what's driving the price
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gap. well to be very fair if you do market analysis and you really want to compare oil prices across the globe one shouldn't look at. the prize reflects. price in the bill of america and it's quite different from the prize that anyone else space in america because in these clothes or in the west coast the better price to be looking at is something called museum light in the gulf coast prior to this interview a church could price and that price is close to one hundred six dollars per bottle that is the prize that a normal refinery would be in the gulf coast the prize that you see for the eye around eighty five dollars is the price in the mid content area because of how bright the lines with consumers want to buy it so the price is really not one that
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anyone market should really be looking at so the prices in america are between one hundred and five hundred and the prices in europe are between one hundred five one hundred ten and the prices in asia are because i. saw the eighty five dollars sold most of the vision from a comparison point of view all right thank you very much for your analysis and we still have time to have a quick look at those figures are prices are climbing up and. just as you can see lights we bring out about eighty five dollars a barrel and grant is at one hundred eight. a cookout precious metals are to hitting another all time high of one thousand nine hundred dollars per ounce this morning gold is losing ground soldiers will slow it's trading at forty three dollars per ounce european stocks are extending monday's rally overnight pains and wall street and in asia their ex is hearing
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about one point nine percent on. that scene is a bit behind with one point three percent of the games that with no special catalyst to find some traders are too busy maybe shortly as some analysts say i'm finally here in russia the markets highest supported by a stronger current. time to check up on some of the individual show moves in the my six turbine shares a sink a has got some news about russia's biggest lender is considering exit two major banks in poland again while the energy stocks are among the best performance with a real sniff gaining over one hundred percent of the national one a full metal is also on the rise supported by record high gold prices. but perhaps not the business bulletin more market analysis center bought time for your.
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