tv [untitled] August 23, 2011 1:00am-1:30am EDT
t.v. don't come. to the. breaking news this hour a want to get out his son is considered by many as his father's successor appears in tripoli in front of supporter of the bike rebel planes have been detained when he stormed a city a day ago it's added to the confusion over who's in control of the calculus both government and insurgent forces insist they have the upper hand. also doubts are cast over whether a rebel victory would actually leave the leave your people in control of their destiny as experts point to egypt where those who fought for the revolution ended up with a government they didn't shoot. and. even get pulled the fate of tripoli is fields to great oil grab is already beginning as western oil companies start circling
around the violence foreign country concerns resurface the so-called battle for democracy was a war for glad gold all along. watching r t coming to life from moscow i'm marina joshie so breaking news this hour could off the sun made an appearance in central tripoli refuting rebels claim that he was arrested a claim was initially confirmed by the international criminal court as an apparent journalist and he fell and told us this is casting a shadow over other statements by the rebel council. well there have been some extraordinary events right of course we've been hearing. you say that the libyan government is crumbling train wreck of the plane that they are in complete control of tripoli that was not the right. part of the foreign done. but
i think hotel. honestly i'm a bit and if you see this and if you don't think i promise it's on the weekend for drive three to fifty but they were taken. and some of them maybe thousands of people in the. number of. people from hyde park for country have come into the house this will be the fourth the struggle here again the rebels are. very much relaxed and high spirit here that the libyan government and problem is a winning against the recall and then we also have to news that one hundred good arche his family could have shot the gun he was reported to have been perhaps that had been released by his other brother. and he had already begun. television so cool he's been completely. ok well that's what's happening here in the capital on it. ok in the long gone towards
the dot com for more eyewitness accounts from tripoli. people who. didn't live through all the. u.s. . journalists staying essential firstly hotel saying it's been targeted by rebels and get more information from inside the capitol on our website or dot com. journalists anti-war activists susan lindauer says the libyan regime might fall but i 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've brought demonic would impose democracy to libya through guns and the people of libya are very angry at nato they are not jubilant the rebels who have arrived are celebrating the people are not celebrating with them these people do
not like outsiders they are now preparing to pursue tribal vengeance and vendettas very quietly they will punish those who have attacked them and we will probably not hear very much about that in the in the western media at all but this war is not over and they will now have their blood and they are not going to be eager to reciprocate and reward britain or france or italy they would like to see those countries stay out of their of their of libya and to stay out of their oil as well the fine is not over in tripoli but the carve up of libya's vast oil riches the biggest in africa is already beginning italian foreign minister a fire the starting gun say at least any oil company will play the number one role in the region and there are any reports the service 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 their 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 appearance is running off to paris to meet with the french president well of course there 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. for exploring and those oil riches the purchase 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 is 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 democracy they sink a little great 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 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. government will be anxious for it to resume italian all giant easy n i. he is the first to send stuff back to libya and it says rose on the knees french tape towel
and. the also did well as investors hopes they'd soon be able to resume production in libya but it was price to the libyan people the great fear is that just as they did in iraq that created democracy which set of speciation interests western interests or oil companies interests and does nothing for the people of libya nor m h o t. asia times correspondent pepe escobar believes as soon as western countries get libyan oil contracts they will want boots on the ground to secure them. this is the cover story this story from the beginning was r two p. responsibility to protect there as the basis for u.n. resolution one nine seventy three there is that be the deal greenman between the u.s. and saudi arabia we get a resolution based on your fake arab league called nine the countries out of twenty two and you can do any you want with bahrain or in saudi arabia itself but this was the cover story sold to american and european public opinion especially the chinese
the russians many people in brazil for their they're not buying it they know it so us need to coordinate our operation without them there will be no victory this will be a still new to war for ever and we have the international community sort of basically national emphasis powers taking sides in a civil war so when they knew that they could go on for months or media years and that it's ok let's try to take tripoli in one day and they did it because they've all these are good people in the whole city and the way towards you nor does reminds me of i was there at it i recall mission provisional authority in iraq in two thousand and three this is the same seat we're going to have a western puts on the ground and we're going to open up. libya for a hired corps nor holds bar to little capitalism with no repatriation of profits you know well let's get their oil western as we can the best contracts possible know that this is. this is the way we don't know yet that u.s.
and nato goals we're going to have we rack two point zero. the speculation rising and what to have or maybe if the rebels when we're interested in your opinion on the matter i can express that at our key dot com our website so far now some of us think we need it will turn into another oil rich connie for the young members twenty one percent feel to be able to split as an internal struggle for power began to just under that don't believe anything will change at all only a minority of the country will turn actually. democratic state somewhat on terror watch said archy dot com and let us know what you think on the show. cheering crowd in tripoli's green square left mannie around the world with a feeling of deja vu back in february gyptian were united in joy and hope for a brighter future one they celebrated the toppling of hosni mubarak now it's the feeling of disappointment that unites them artes got it she can look so what's
ahead for levy and if the change finally comes. the true death he resumed his scrambling. to leave 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 have been crushed by reality. but you know i love the revolution when it happened i welcome to the loop of the time we call life if you know 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 just doesn't matter the egyptians now are not governed by they tros as their leaders is that is their army that's in control the army that has strong ties with the west and he sponsored by washington the military regime the edifice the institutions that were to be as since the fundamental essence of blue 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 in tripoli the body taking over is the national transitional council also not tribes and by the leave young people yet the council has been recognized as the legitimate government of libya by all allies who've been helping oust gadhafi many lidia's are outraged by the fact that foreign powers are effectively making vital choices or that there is too much. well in geopolitical strategic value for libya to only become reformed and 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 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 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 tried again strive this is not democracy against the taliban revolutions in egypt and libya 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 one injections are libyans could be facing a fresh break of violence at the hands of the mom i'm trying to shut down reporting from washington. former bush administration official michael bryant says once
caught no matter what happens to gadhafi will be the hague tribunal pulling the strings. be careful what you asked for you might get it then again you may not be 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 we'll have to do 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 they and how will they do there are they just using the west to get to take over tripoli in the country and get rid of gadhafi and then once that's done by 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 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 bring you more expert opinion on developments in libya and also this hour for you on our team front here fighting to report from the libyan border where people fear the internal conflict is already spilling into tunisia plus. this is what's that on the offices in the center of the city of hama officials say it was attacked by extremist groups operating here shortly before. the six. party tour of the country which magically was following maybe as footsteps
our special report of the aftermath of the military operation in the syrian city of hama coming up later this hour. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says there could have been a less bloody resolution to the libyan crisis but both nato and gadhafi didn't 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 face position told allies they could actually insisted that negotiations were only possible to him as actions were also on the floor exceeded the mandate or do you want security council. fighting in libya is reported to have reached the country's border with tunisia or heavy gunfire has been heard to beefed up its army presence in the frontier area as lenient and full traders have allegedly crossed the border artie's
corresponded to remove the spot for us. the violent clashes have been reported along it's unusually been border over the weekend it all started on friday when a local resident has reported 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 the tunisian border patrol and the even men we cannot talk with certainty about the identity 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 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 all 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 of course we do not know whether or not those refugees will try and make their way into europe which filled with that crisis and now may be facing another one with the ongoing clashes in a levy on. their english the reporting there a former u.s. diplomat in libya john graham says even if the rebels take over there are barely be hints of democracy in libya. there is so little civil society in libya there are so few and so democratic institutions are so weak they have nothing to build on and egypt in tunisia there was at least something to build on once the top filter was was was cut no way we're in libya that's not the case these people have to start
from scratch and there are all kinds of reasons why it could fail what is the whole nature of the transitional council is the it's it's a mess and so these people are some of them are exiles some of their marmar have fled from there you could argue regime a few of them are islamicists some are intellectuals and college professors some are business people so just hanging together is going to be an enormously difficult task for them the other thing is that they've got to reprisals they've got they can't they can't they can't care for prices of their enemies that will just create the kind of civil strife that everyone was to award france planes to hold high level meeting next week to discuss lidia's political future the top libyan opposition of the year has been invited to the french capital iraqis daniel bushell reports on those saying paris is jumping the gun in anticipation of a look great if oil contracts. the french president has. the
telephone on monday that he's avoided him for talks on wednesday in fact paris is behaving as if it's all over now in brussels and i'm just seeing the united states has really taken a backseat here soon opportunity to take a leading role. for asian for its oil corporations for example we know that any have large contracts with. the civil war i was accused of corruption in order to gain most of contracts in that country get a bushel reporting there just to remind you we've got extensive coverage of the situation in tripoli on our website that's our team dot com and you can have there for the latest video and analysis and opinion of course also you can get out to the minutes news from the region on our twitter page so i was actually still work.
fighting between protesters and government forces continues in syria as well the u.n. says more than twenty two hundred people have been killed there in a six month long crackdown on anti-government forces and the spy growing calls by western leaders on the shuttle asked him to step down he says his regime is not in danger and the government is in control. who's in syria going to see for herself whether that's true. the city of hama around two hundred to one of those north of the capital damascus where the slick conservative sunni dominated city it's been one of the centuries 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 one of the massacre cordon 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 opera's in. the army were moved into into
a lie always drew ten days later i t. is now going there to see how things are on the ground after the army left the city and to try to find out exactly what happened there during a ten day military operation. the way to hama goes through homs the city where activists have been reporting dozens of civilian deaths over the last few months of violence. the closer we get to it the more dramatic there's still a real 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. rich in the city of hama became infamous after it appeared in an 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 security forces while syrian t.v. reported they were policeman. despite the president's phone to end all
military operations against anti-government protesters they 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 groups operating here shortly before. the city they say that. the armed groups said the building on fire and killed at least twenty soldiers who were inside the building at the time of the attack. we only came to remove garrick reason behind these very curiously people not peaceful demonstrations and there were clashes between them and the troops. while the governor's share in his views on what's happened a crowd gathers outside his residence this logo and sound neutral first.
that changes in seconds what people start saying gives a completely different picture we lived about a month and the. british for the most attention right after the army incurred this if we. let them sleep at. night i live in a prison 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 and such an atmosphere. our journey to hama has been part of a so-called syria is fine tour but no matter what his initial goal was it turned out to be very different from its name. r.t. damascus syria town to get the latest business news is here with us.
hello and a very warm welcome to the program the latest plunge in the markets could force russia to revise its prioritization program one of the most anticipated deals of the autumn the sale of a seven point six percent stake in spirit is under threat the country's biggest lender has lost over twenty percent of its market cap since late july and the save the current market situation is not favorable for selling any assets at a good price and at this stage boosted its art as ation program. over two hundred billion dollars by trying to seventeen. the current prices drop sharply on monday ask the rebellion in oil rich leave it close to ending a resumption of exports could ease wars of the global supply constraints at current prices to three a high as this year however christian says corrado from standard and poor's says it will take the country at least a year to get back on top. i think it will 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 a full twelve months before they reach peak. times in a check on the markets current prices are edging up and signs of china's economy improving the world they are still under pressure as investors continue to i develop and leave here for indications on a restart of oil exports front land is trading at one hundred and eight dollars a barrel while w.t.f. is that eighty five dollars. quick look at precious metals gold is trading at another all time high above the one thousand nine hundred dollars mark as a flight to safe haven s.s.
continues as somebody who's flight to negative is trading at forty three dollars per ounce. tazers shares are higher following overnight gains on wall street and european markets investors are also encouraged by signs of relative improvement in the chinese economy a survey on country's manufacturing activity in august showed last purchasing managers index reaching two months i. finally one are way ahead of the opening bell here in moscow the markets managed to close in the black on monday the arches point two percent while the miser throws out of the cent. and looking ahead to the trading day on monday it was pretty investment bank says u.s. economic data and events levy or will be guiding market sentiment. investors and russian markets we focused on the key story of the week which is going to be the data coming out of the u.s. at the end of the week that has us saying one of g.d.p.
revision as well as u.k. pick story of course the jackson hole on friday will be trading around stories that potentially could come out of the big story is there going to be q e three is there going to be another round of easing is there going to be another program by which the fed buys backed securities or extends the maturity of the debt that it's already bought that no one really knows but that'll be the picture ever really through the record to remove mill around that so i think today at least the markets are going to be pretty pretty volatile as they're happy for a while i think the second story as well for russia which is important is that the market price to digest the implications of the of the events unfolding in libya and what the implications are for the oil price. that's it for now you're up to date more in one hour's time.