tv [untitled] October 28, 2011 9:01am-9:31am EDT
just after five pm here in the russian capital this is our now it's thought colonel gadhafi. saif al islam has fled tonight share apparently looking to have him self over to the war crimes court prosecutors say and they're holding indirect talks to bring him in but what's keeping western leaders are of us is that a cipher could then spill the beans on the recent dodgy deals they made with us father bennett explains. to some good f.p. was a man too much secrets which will supposedly be buried with him i think that there were tremendous sighs of relief all over capitals in western europe this is somebody who cut all sorts of deals with the french but also the british and the italians and to a certain extent the americans as well i think they did not want him put on trial for any reason and i am not misled is that she prized that he was captured alive if
you very quickly ended up dead return from diplomatic aches all was spectacular hugs handshakes and kisses from the heads of countries which denounced him gadhafi is now silenced but the suspicion around those who laid out the welcome mat is far from buried i don't feel as close to his grave. but the. dealing with him is constant and it. will go way over seriously because that this incident was jewish was fishing probably grew up tricks that manner sharona to lead to a situation where they could live as it were prove their innocence then british prime minister tony blair was instrumental in get deaf mutes rehabilitation bringing him in from the cold in two thousand and seven but blair didn't leave empty handed trade between them flourished so did the cozy relationship there was six more secret meetings off to blair left office his people the nine. they were about
releasing the lockerbie bomber abdelbaset al mcgrath he or britain would lose its lucrative libyan deals i regret myself enormously that gadhafi was should he should have been shown to the international criminal court put all trial forced to all its questions for all the terrible things he did and if it davidge the contemporary world all previous regimes at least tough and we need to know. what he's done. with. some details of the murky dealings have already emerged claiming the reputation of one of britain's leading universities the london school of economics agreed to contract the bigger that the regime worth over two million pounds to educate hundreds with future civil servants the director was forced to resign and now the university of tripoli is demanding the money back french leader nicolas sarkozy was never shy in creating good daffy even letting him pitches tend
to nearly safe palace apparently for bankrolling sarkozy's path to the presidency so says this man the one who could still tell all that cause he had go ahead sarkozy must give back the money he took from libya to finance his electoral campaign we funded it and we have all the details and are ready to reveal everything. saif al islam gadhafi son and key right hand man reportedly ready to surrender to the war crimes court saif is going to have low information and now i think we're so used that tony blair intervened formed to help him get his dodgy ph d. degree from the london school of economics when that degree apparently was plagiarized there's a lot of things that have gone on that so you knows about so i get their fees wanted to answer for his own actions in libya is drawn out battle for control but it's what he could reveal about the diplomatic deals with his father is keeping the western power players sweating after bennett our team london on their toes agreed
to ship out of libya by monday after the un decided to cancel the alliance as mandated russia's envoy to the world body says there should pave the way to an independent country. indeed a new chapter is being opened in libya. and the libyan people will be able to take advantage of the new situation to build a new libya they desire. the u.s. led alliance has been bombing libya since march under a u.n. resolution to protect civilians it carried out nearly ten thousand air strikes one of the last of which stopped a convoy carrying colonel gadhafi allowing him to be captured and killed but the intervention does have and there qatar is now proposing to head international operations in libya once nato pulls out doha claims it's already deployed hundreds of troops on a support mission to the country that moves not been sanctioned by the u.n. which is yet to respond to qatar's. well syrian opposition activists are urging
protesters to rally for a no fly zone over the country twenty people are reportedly killed by security forces in friday's anti-government protests with u.n. figures suggesting over three thousand have died since troubles began seven months ago political analyst jim brann now from the stop the war coalition is joining us live mr brand the protesters of terminations still wrestling but there's still no end in sight to the trouble now if a no fly zone help libyans get their way over gadhafi why do you think the world isn't considering a move for helping syrians if democracy is indeed the supposed goal. well i think for one thing he was seen as a opportunistic really is the weakest link and the most productive link for intervention. whereas syria is seen as being much more problematic and the main reason that they haven't pushed to venture a quick answer though i do think syria is next in the us and he had made it clear
that they want assad gone and now colonel gadhafi has been killed is it serious or . well i think for one thing you have to look at what they say if they really want to if they wanted to get rid of us then they would say much more clearly they are saying that his time is up it's true but they're using words that are quite. quite muted compared to. what they could so they have i think in that sense they haven't quite they haven't quite decided. that they want to intervene that it's in their interest why is that what's stopping them. because clearly the syrian regime as much more. is much more firmly based in a way than the gadhafi regime was so it's much more problematic also there.
syria is much more firmly entrenched in the arab world it was clearly out on a limb and they could paint him as being. some kind of weirdo. ok is keeping with this the political groups in russia has promised to veto any action against syria he went but do you think the u.s. and its allies could make a move against assad's regime possibly without a u.n. mandate. well we could recent experiences that they could i think that they wouldn't like to but obviously in the case of iraq shows that they did in fact in libya also shows that they did because they simply go to resolution that said something they could latch on to and then they interpret it in exactly the way that a chose which was it was actually a mandate for them to. home the libyan government out of existence which the resolution certainly didn't so in that sense they didn't even have u.n.
backing in the case of libya so yes we have the examples of iraq and we have the example of libya and in fact we have the example of afghanistan because the original intervention in afghanistan there is no mention in any un resolution of afghanistan or the regime or whatever it was only later they got a un resolution that supported the sending of foreign forces so we have all these precedents so yes it's entirely possible but i think it's less likely ok let's turn to libya you did mention it earlier need to his campaign as we had said it ends in a few days but how do you think the interim leaders will manage to control disparate armed groups which put them in charge. it's not a total clear there are quite a lot of people say that there will be some kind of civil war. and there are people who seem knowledgeable to so you know that they can overcome it but clearly there
are major factions i mean. there are what you might call the islamicists there are what you might call for my gadhafi supporters. independence for example misrata seems to be kind of a lore unto itself from the forces associated with misrata saying to be alone and to themselves so there is no unity to start from other than open some kind of opposition to gadhafi and willingness to accept. as a guardian angel if you like there's no doubt there's nothing else to clearly hold people together so the danger is clearly that ok thanks very much for your thoughts our political analyst jim brad from stop the war coalition talk to us live from london thanks again. and up ahead at this hour the freedom of selective speech where georgia where media achieve safe speaking up means being hounded out to seek asylum but the government doesn't like what you say. the french president is
gunning for greece saying the beleaguered country joined the euro was quote a mistake well speaking out of the emergency brussels summit nicolas sarkozy said a greek membership of the currency club has pushed europe to the brink e.u. leaders decided on thursday to have greece's private sector debt to one hundred billion euros and after banks agreed to write off fifty percent of what they're owed european banks must also have a bigger cash pile to guard against another crisis while the version of see bailout fund will be expanded to one trillion euros that means germany's got to dig deep again as the biggest contributor to the bailout fund adding fuel to protests there against creating yet more debt parties for national product marks cars are says it will only run the eurozone in deeper trouble. it's a debt problem that they're going to cure by adding more debt that one trillion euros the president of the e.u. herman van rompuy has already said that they can leverage up to five trillion euros
that will be and they whine and so they're trying to solve a debt problem with more debt you're guaranteeing economic collapse by adding more debt this is why this should and should be stopped in the next couple of months you're so if you're going to be able to say that we staved off catastrophe for two months but if you were truly interested in solving this problem greeks would default on a percent on the fraudulent debt they would contain their sovereignty and banks would be forced to deal with the bad loans that they may why we mollycoddling banks why are we giving them one set of laws and everyone else has a separate set of laws is because the i.m.f. and their banking friends have taken a position above the sovereignty of any of these countries they're not elected official. and yet there are dictating terms to these these people these countries you're guaranteeing global financial good tast defeat by letting these charlatans
pose these theories that adding debt to a debt problem is going to increase stability that's in see that's tyrone a goal that's absurd and of not only that it's going to collapse it doesn't work well now europe's got to find the money had its first stop china the bailout fund she is trying to persuade beijing to help finance the huge hero rescue economists there see the e.u. having little choice but to turn to asia for help we want to increase the size of the phone march so we have to seek outside help i think china will be involved in some degree for the european market the major export the market of chinese goods of course china needs to worry about the possible default china needs to make sure that it doesn't lose money because of this turbulence in. european currency and on the way were at moscow's cultural hearth where the scene sat for an epic opening the legendary bolshoi theatre finally makes
a grand comeback after years of backstage drama to restore the iconic building to its former glory. george are works hard to maintain a positive image of a country that welcomes free speech and open minds but that's not the experience of local media there are many of whom feel a hand on their shoulder for saying quote the wrong things are reports. recently those who make the news in georgia have been becoming the news john doe nonna tashi the founder of an opposition t.v. station applied for french political asylum just days before nicolas sarkozy arrived on a visit but he was disappointed. i contacted the french embassy and i was sure my problem would be resolved quickly but i was mistaken they didn't make an appointment and i've had no news from them if they don't contact me in the near future i'm determined to go to other embassies. clear letty t.v.
is a small station in the north of georgia john doe and his staff say it's mikhail saakashvili as government that's pushed him to apply for asylum he says they're putting pressure on him because of his channels criticism of policy and for showing the opposition views as well as those of the government or that he is then look we have to work in difficult conditions as we cannot get any comments at all from officials when a government official gives a press conference reporters from other channels are allowed inside to do their job but to lead to reporters are denied entry where clearly being discriminated against . the georgian government strenuously denies the claims and others doubt his sincerity sunburn john doe no attash believes asylum request are published that he stunned but he's deadly serious consistent with jordan all four of these are after him just because of what he and his channel say and judging by the record in recent years he's not the only one in two thousand and nine the widow of
a former georgian president appealed to germany's angela merkel for asylum a numerous others have left the country tria letty has need of the resources nor the audience to seriously compete with large pro-government channels but john doe's say's he's sure about the government's reasons. it's because we're an opposition station. they want us to give in and work for them to promote their message but i can't stoop to that. and this was the symbolism of the frustration felt by mr and honest nashville e. and his fellow opposition media a mock funeral lamenting as they put it the death of georgian free media. now it's taken six years of referral richmond delays drama and scandal but in a few hours moscow's legendary bolshoi theatre will bounce back into the limelight artists are for is outside as the red carpet unfolds ahead of tonight's show sorry
the opening ceremonies and exclusive events and of course every take at a sold out in advance so you're there but how about the rest of us how do you get to enjoy it. but no one's going to be missing out on the extravagance all the excitement of the a for the night we've already got some of the crowds gathering here outside the vote and they'll be able to watch the performance inside on the big screen so we've got head the show is also going to be poor because life so everyone's going to be able to enjoy the performance and it really is going to be a night quite literally killed it in code you've got the grace and the good of the world arriving now that he's on the guest list taking to the red carpet to go inside and await the performances starts about seven pm most skate time is going to be attended by president medvedev as well the show ready to be extremely spectacular we've been speaking to one of the conducts is the bolshoi about the significance of its reopening. the orchestra. songs.
more than they used to in the past so the sound of people has to sound coming out. is very lively theater is one of the cultural symbols of the for so i would weave off to the reopening of the bolshoi theater becomes. because. they cross school the cost. of the potion raising its person for the first time in six years a very long and expensive restoration of the potion everyone extremely excited to see what the new states looks like while the performance is going to be like no just what can the guests and everyone watching expect from the show we actually have a sneak preview yesterday when we got to go watch the rehearsals we're going to give
too much away but the idea of the foam this is kind of a look through the ages of the bolshoi productions there's lots of fragments from many of the shows very very famous ones in there for a nine hundred fifty three production of prince eagle right through to the more modern productions such as the two thousand and one the formants of swan lake starring the polish own prima ballerina but learn a second and it really was simply stunning it's going to be an astounding night at the historical context extremely appropriate as well because as the opening of the night stands to make a mark in the vote choice history my colleague katrina. takes a look back at what has made the bolshoi such an institution over around the world . the red and gold curtain will raise for the first time in six years at the legendary bolshoi theater revealing a restoration that ranks as the most meticulous and expensive in the theatres
history at over seven hundred million dollars the restoration was directed supervised by the kremlin which sits nearby built in eighteen twenty five the theater was almost destroyed by fire thirty years later it was bombed by the germans during world war two and was a political gathering place in soviet times. restoration has been painstaking for many reasons the blinds were set and me so shortly upon the closing of the theater in two thousand and five shocked engineers found white cracks running through the walls of the building and foundations reduced largely to dust actually the bolshoi theater could collapse at any moment and the site workers choked on the electrical wiring was holding it up. indeed the building was in a counter straw thick state and the low season before closing the theater would admit audiences through side entrances because we were afraid of the portugal
collapsing plus we wouldn't let people sit in the balconies it had to do with the theater hadn't seen reconstruction in one hundred fifty years until the office of the president took control of the project management it was a madhouse with different departments issuing competing directives and working at cross purposes prosecutors opened a criminal investigation for possible embezzlement saying the state had paid a contractor three times for the same work for a total of thirty one million dollars. no expense was spared paramount was that the theater of be recreated according to their original vision of the stars so no detail was considered too expansive for challenging hundreds of spools would panels were imported from the all strand alps to replace those ripped out by the bolsheviks silk decorations were also remade from scratch in a special workshop in a moscow one a street and above all the original hammer and sickle was replaced with
a double how the eagle and limb of the roman of dynasty which had pride of place over the stars box the first guests to officially visit the newly reopened theater on its first night will be the russian president german chancellor angela merkel and the hands of the law scholar theater the vienna state oprah and covent garden. the russian revolution and. the bolshoi. in london then the central. core of the czarist is dancing the audience again after a six year week. long awaited resurrection of the bolshoi due. to a front row seat to the bolshoi skull opening and your ticket is that our team will
bring it to you live but before curtain up here is what else you can discover on line washers amazing the last day by the pilot of an iranian airliner what is jets from reels one deploy saving the one hundred thirteen people on board. the police messed with the wrong guy when they fired at the civil war veteran for real wall street protests at that hour his military buddies are moving again friday. l r t profiles tomorrow's technology in a few minutes after we've caught up with the business knows it dimitri. thanks to us i learn a warm welcome to business r.t. cracks are beginning to appear in the global equities rally sentiment was given
a significant lived by this week's proposals from e.u. leaders on combat in eurozone debt crisis however as peter weston from anton suggests the a bullish attitude could prove to be short lived. given that a lot of clients are sitting on cash we could see a little bit of a continuation of this rally i think it's very weak in terms of foundation the sort of optimism that we've seen on the back of what happened in europe i think is very fragile because now what people will be doing is looking ahead and basically asking ourselves with other countries come knocking on the door for any kind of help for example and then we're back to the same agenda again there are also as far as i understand a few issues regarding the facility increase that has not been decided yet so i don't think we're completely out of the woods but for now that seems to be the sentiment and investors are voting with the money and this could maybe continue for a little bit but as i say it looks fragile to me. so this is
a killer good deal figure is seeing right now on the trading screens of oil is lower paring it's the biggest weekly gain since march prices dropped one and a half percent of the japanese factory production declined four percent in september analysts expect crude to decline further next week brant blend standing at one hundred ten dollars forty three cents light sweet is coming down one dollar eight cents for the. european market so also correcting after the previous sessions a rally u.s. futures the u.s. markets are about to open around four minutes time also looking negative but the dow is still heading for its best man in twenty four years banks are still showing a strong performance h.s.b.c. for example is up two percent in frankfurt a chemical firm linda is gaining around one half percent as it's it's. here in russia just around one hour of trading remains in friday's session markets are not
as strong as they were at the start of the day the r.t.s. is now down point four percent m i six is also one percent. stake a look at what is moving the markets energy majors still holding up with the rules . one point five percent farmstand the drugmaker is also on the rise one of the strongest stock but very few in trade the company's sales rose by you heard during the first nine months of the year and russia's top lenders burbank is down one point one percent the company's head has just recently said the bank would be ready for the privatisation of seven point six percent of its shares if the share price reaches around one hundred roubles as you can see it's still quite a way to go. russia's biggest silver mine and probably matter as prices shares at the lower end of its initial range ahead of its london i.p.o. the price per share has been set at around fourteen dollars meaning the whole
company would be valued at around five and a half billion the placement is part of poly metals effort to get better access to foreign investors. russia's richest man bloody milesian has one of the option to buy the country's biggest cargo railway operates a freight one he's acquired the seventy five percent stake from russian railways for a reported four point two billion dollars the company currently controls around twenty three percent of the country's rail cargo. so next time i'll see the headlines.
a five year exemption from property land and transport taxes as well as an income tax reduction to fifteen point five percent of the special economic zone operates as a free customs own which enables manufacturers to market their products in russia free of in four g.'s the some our region as he said is currently witnessing a surge in infrastructure construction the somare region special economic zone promised. exceptional of the treaties for developing your business in russia will come to the similar region for more information. invest in some you. welcome back this is our live from moscow and here's a recap of all our top stories as nato packs up its libya mission that helped kill
colonel gadhafi his key son could blow the whistle on deals the west wants to bury if he gets a stay in court international prosecutors say they're holding indirect talks with saif al islam on possibly surrendering to the hague or he's wanted for war crimes. letting greece join the euro it was a mistake the french president doesn't hold back on his beleaguered colleagues their leader signed off on another massive rescue deal europe is now turning to asia for a cash kick start with a bailout. to ask for help to save the euro. the bolshoi is back it's the day of building as a theatre lover said been waiting for as moscow's lot more theater sets the stage for its first performance in six years after a massive refurbishment. innovation as r.t. takes you to russia's silicon valley.