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well price is on the rise again this is about twenty minutes. an hour just off the three pm here in moscow this is r.t. with me some shine power has reportedly been restored to the libyan capital now with reports on the situation finally emerging after a five hour up blackout apparent explosions are seen right here just coming into us from the police nato planes have reportedly been heard 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 casualties are said to be arriving at the facility following the intense overnight fighting earlier the story took a major twist when colonel gadhafi his son made an appearance refuting rebels claims that he had been arrested this is still no communication with the hotel
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where the international journalists are station but earlier we managed to speak on the phone with independent journalist lizzie phelan who is sore saif gadhafi herself. there have been some extraordinary events right of course we've been hearing over the few days that the libyan government is crumbling about this enough claim the rebels that claim that they i mean i complete control of tripoli so it was much about the pride of the pride that all the foreign. power went by but i'm sorry i thought. you probably i gave an interview you did make people think that some of it with him for a drive. where they would take him to be the way some of them say they thought thousands of people in this area and of course that the libyan government report that a number of these are people from tribe that quote the country have come into the capital. here and again the rebels. are very much relaxed. hi.
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the fear is that the libyan government are winning against the rebels and then we all thought how could that mohammed gadhafi. moammar gadhafi doesn't run he was reported to have been caught that has been released by the by that comment gadhafi i mean he apparently gave a speech. so of course these events. at the back. of the wild about what's happening here in the capital. you can always log on to call for more eyewitness accounts from tripoli. and. even through all the. journalists are staying in a central tripoli hotel say they've been targeted by rebels i get more information now from inside the libyan capital. but fight is not over in tripoli but the carving up of libya's vast oil riches the biggest in africa is already beginning the italian
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a foreign minister fired at the starting gun saying that if you use. any oil company will play the number one role in the region and the saudis are lower and reports the us 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 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 well of course turkey is 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
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fact that its motives in supporting the rebels aren't entirely altruistic last year alone the u.k. exported a round 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 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
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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 to send back to libya and it says rose on the knees french towel and. we also did well as investors hoped they'd soon be able to resume production in libya but at what price to the libyan people the great fear is that just as they did in iraq that creates a 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. meantime asia times correspondent pepe escobar believes soon as western 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 to be responsibility to protect that
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was the basis for u.n. resolution one nine seventy three there was that bathes of the agreement between the u.s. and saudi arabia we get a resolution based on your fake arab league gold ninety countries out of twenty two and you can do any you want with bahrain saudi arabia itself but this was the cover story 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's a u.s. nato coordinator operation without them there will be no victor just will be a stalemate they'll go for ever and we have the international community sort of basically deathlands assist powers 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 belong basically going the whole city and the way towards you know what this reminds me of i was there at a time because mission provisional authority in iraq in two thousand and three this is the same saying we're going to have western goods on the ground and we're going
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to open up. libya for our hired core no holds bar to rebel capitalism with no rebuts 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 cool if this is the way we don't know yet that u.s. and nato goals we're going to have a real rock two point zero. of course while we gauge expert opinion on the story we've all you your input as well in fact you can have your say on our web site 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 they will be left with little more than an oiled chest when nato members around the fifth view of the country will be torn apart and power struggle nothing will change at all is the view of sixteen percent or so despite it having been a so-called fight for democracy only a minority feel that's what it will achieve why not have your say just click onto
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c.n.n. 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 celebrated the toppling of hosni mubarak but now it's the feeling of disappointment that unites them guy nature can look at what's ahead for the libyans if the change finally comes. the kid that he 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 hopes is being crushed by reality. you know i love the revolution when it happened i welcomed it that looked at the
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time we call life at the end of the time that 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 or me that's in control the army that has strong ties with the u.s. and he sponsored by washington the military regime that the edifice the institutions that were the. 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 not chosen by the leaving people yet the council has been recognized as the legitimate government of libya by all allies who have 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
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geopolitical strategic value to libya to only become reformed in democratic gripes 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 in libya will indeed be supported and buttressed by western powers western powers have thrown all their support behind the 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
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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. leave could be facing a fresh break of violence at the hands of mom i'm going to shut down reporting from washington are today. and i will be bringing you more expert opinion on developments in libya and also this hour for you here at r.t. front here fighting we are from the libyan border where people fear the internal conflict is already spilling into its ear plus. this is what's left from the opposition in the center of the city of hama feel safe it was attacked by three mr graves operating here shortly before. six hundred eighty two is the country which many believe is following in libya's footsteps and our special report on the
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aftermath of the military operation in the syrian city of hama it's coming away later this hour here on. france plans 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 a bushel reports now from the french capital. most 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 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 france has really taken the lead president sarkozy will meet the rebel leader mahmoud jibril on wednesday in paris defense minister long says that they will build a road map for the future of that country diplomats here are explaining the e.u.
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and nato see 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 in washington. says they will continue with their mission of protecting civilians in libya german leader angela merkel says gadhafi is money must be secured in the name of the libyan people but it's very unclear who will control the money and how it will be used. artist under bush are reporting meantime a 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 might six officers advise the rebels on the strategy behind the operation in a planned drawn out weeks ago parties are bought it has more from london seems like the british had a bigger hand in all of this than they originally let on the british press today reporting that
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a team of intelligence officials have been operating in the country for some months now people like spies spooks s.a.'s offices giving advice to the rebels but mandate that nato that have been operating under in the country do not have 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 the vice and 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 and 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 smuggled to secret weapons dumps around tripoli then when the air force pave the way over the weekend bombing strategic communications. belonging to gadhafi
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that paved the way the 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 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 get be deployed to libya at the drop of a hat. he's of abundant reporting and i thought he in libya is reported to have reached the country's border with tunisia where heavy gunfire has been heard the news of beefed up its presence along the front too as libyan infiltrators have allegedly crossed the border correspondent arena was at the spot for. the violent clashes have been reported along its 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
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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 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 the north 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
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and make their way into europe which dealt with that crisis and now may be facing another one with the ongoing clashes in libya. these are live pictures right here in. central tripoli here we can see the smoke rising above the buildings residential and business buildings in downtown tripoli here smoke being seen over the libyan capital after the nato bombing rebels and loyalists continue to clash in the capital more details to come regarding the latest conflict and just to remind you we got extensive coverage of the situation on our web site head over to r.t. dot com for the latest video analysis and opinion and you can also get up to the minute news from our region from that region rather on our twitter page or just follow us. on the school. and the continuing
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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 has been 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 now auntie's roof has travelled 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 sentries 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 a bloody massacre who wouldn't 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 opera's in the army were moved into in july and withdrew ten days later i t.
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is now going to see how things are on the ground after the army left the scene and to try to find out exactly what's happened there during a ten day military operation. the way to hama goes through homs the city where activists have been reporting dozens of civilian deaths over the last few months of violence. the closer we get to it the more dramatic the center of 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. in the city of hama became infamous after it appeared in an amateur video posted on you tube showing dead bodies thrown to the ousted river comment accompanying this video sad these were residents of hama killed by security forces while syrian t.v. reported they were policeman. despite a presidents vote to end all military operations against anti-government protesters
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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 coopt in the center of the city of hama officials say it was attacked by extremist groups operating here shortly before and to the city they say that. the armed groups at 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 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's people saying gives
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a completely different picture we live your vote for months and hope for. the best for the most pleasure after the army disrepute. we say oh it's everybody is it fair i fit the bill you know for the governor i put that last the third giving officials though put all responsibility on the people themselves they have the right spot 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 you need to hammer has been part of a so-called syria is fine to work but no matter what his initial goal was it turned out to be very different from its name. raef notion r r t how much syria. tell you with r.t. live from moscow now are you here with the best. allow
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in a very warm welcome to the business program current price is a trade a high on tuesday on expectations that a resumption of libyan oil production will take some time or is also advancing on speculation that the federal reserve will take further steps to stimulate the economy and our joint by horgan want to pass on plots global provider of energy and metals information how to look at thanks for joining us now first off how long will it take for a bit to get oil production back on track. well there are some reports that some of the fields could take as long as a year and a half to return. that could be the case but i think the could return a lot sooner than that. and we have seen oil prices fall at least fifteen dollars from the high and i think that decline in prize this really shows that the market is already factoring in the so you will be in
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production will return in a matter of a few months. so i think it's a lot more positive than 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 the return of oil is roughly in the range of four give or take a million barrels per day so in the biggest scheme of things change things much but it has added to the bullish sentiment so by definition as that production comes back some of the this course it way from the marketplace but please note that international prices have really been over one hundred dollars and maybe range of between one hundred and one hundred twenty so right now we're closer to the lower end of the range and that's probably where we will continue for
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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 the man the man of oil continues to grow the chinese consumption maybe is not growing at the pace was expected to be before but it's still fairly strong and in southeast asia and india demand remains fairly strong so the basis for a market collapse are not really there and if the central banks flood the market with liquidity then we're in a mobile environment well prices have been particularly volatile recently but why is the spread between brant and west texas oil what's driving the prized gap between them. 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 price
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reflects bottled up price in the middle of america and it's quite different from the prize that anyone else space in america in the gulf in the east coast or in the west coast the better price to be looking at is something called easy on a light in the gulf coast prior to this interview i checked the 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 continent area of the pipelines to where the consumers want to buy it so that price is really not one that anyone should really be looking at so the prices in america are between one hundred and five hundred then the prices in europe are between one hundred five one hundred ten and the prices in asia are between one hundred five one hundred ten so the eighty
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five dollars most an evolution from a comparison point of view all right who are human defective thank you very much for your analysis and we still have time to have a quick look at those figures or prices are climbing up and. just as you can see. about eighty five dollars a barrel and brant is at one hundred eight. the cook at british metals up to hitting another all time high of one thousand nine hundred dollars per ounce this morning gold is losing ground and silvers also low it's trading at forty three dollars per ounce european stocks extending monday's rally tracking overnight gains on wall street and in asia the deck's is gaining about one point nine percent on the puts it is a bit behind with one point three percent of gains that without another special catalyst for buying some traders have to be maybe shortly as some analysts say and
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finally here in russia the markets are highest supported by stronger crude. time to check up on some of the individual show moves in the my six per bank shares to see gains that's on the news that russia's biggest lender is considering execution of two major banks in poland meanwhile energy stocks are among the best performance with rosneft gaining over half a percent and mastermind of all the metal is also on the rise supported by record high gold prices. but the business bulletin more market analysis in about one is time for you.
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come back here with all the lot for moscow with me suture the headlines now nato planes are reportedly carried out asteroids all of the libyan capital have a look right here these are live pictures of downtown tripoli here obviously smoke emanating from the larger buildings in central tripoli reports of being a post nato bombing campaigns i mean time heavy clashes between rebels and government forces again resuming in tripoli as both sides continue to claim to have the upper hand again these. live pictures right here why not. also the cost over whether a rebel victory would actually leave the libyan people in control of their destiny as experts point to egypt where those who fought for the revolution of ended up with a government they did not choose. those fighting in libya are still.


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