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says the rebels' official political body set up after the revolution in libya started in the mid february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as the only legitimate representatives of libya there is no other or being you and then you there will be in your. new west be was them where you are again is that they talk about freedom and democracy there is no freedom or democracy they just want to bury the refugees here say they now finally feel safe but it's not that safe from the side of the frontline either. these people have gathered in the west of tripoli to bury those killed in airstrike coded to leave and government officials a bomb landed on the private compound and flattened it killing fifteen people including three kids we have been calling for peace and negotiation for months and no one wants to listen to us and now we have to pay a very heavy price of. casualties civilian casualties and also military
casualties i think the time has come for the world to understand that this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen any time soon they needed a ground in these symmetries still fresh while nato has already claimed that the operation to protect civilians must go on marie for notional r.t. . investigative journalist of michelle cottle who was an libya just a few days ago believes the actions of the alliance are only motivated by money. mall civilians that's the losses from the initials problems their fuel is most civilians the nato bombings so the real i.d.'s not protect civilians to rio de these to achieve the economic and strategic goal interest off there of the west us in europe i mean. i mean the financial reserves of libya i
remind us he's a bankrupt country and also preventing that kind of would be assault of china to the i.m.f. some buying for african development the old idea is to make the public international opinion accept the idea that nato is the cup of the world the that nato has the right to make walls where they want to revisit the people in hospitals and we saw victims and this event in population is attacked that must be very clear it has nothing to do with him in a chair and wall. with nato bombs falling on the people it aims to protect and libya the campaign is losing its initial supporters italy is now pressing for an immediate halt to the airstrikes artie's reading the reports and whether nato has trapped itself in a conflict can no longer escape. civilian deaths in libya are
making news on western news networks they say has acknowledged that a number of civilians may have been killed in an air strike last night says it regrets the loss of innocent lives and admits the weapons now function may have caused civilian deaths in tripoli acknowledged one of its of course last night in tripoli and may be to blame for civilian casualties the operation has been going on for three months and according to libyan officials hundreds of civilians how ready been killed by nato bombs so why has it taken so long for the major t.v. networks and newspapers to report on the carnage because the big problem with media mass media nowadays is not that they're left wing right wing it's just that they go along with whomever is in power and the whole idea of critical reporting is gone and it's not just media noticing that something is going wrong with the involvement in libya it's only a nato member has already lost faith in the operation in fact wrong has called for
an end to all military activity and to allow aid in france and britain have however dismissed the calls for us to sation in need to his relentless pounding of libya need to do is acting under a u.n. resolution to protect civilians but many believe the alliances main aim has always been to oust colonel gadhafi some european politicians from countries backing the campaign say that's not the job for nato but full even people to decide the british public don't really understand why we've been taken into these wars and yes indeed while we bomb them now colonel gadhafi is a murderous vicious dictator in the world and libya would be better off without him but it is our business to go in there of office if the libyans want to have a revolution and get rid of him then good luck to them all others believe the longer the attacks only be a continue the more difficulties for nato and its politike. bakker's the only exit
option of nato was to say we will leave when you're going to get if you would even if they were there for the free. if they're going to be. in his own ok for me too they will have to do exists but if not the point is it will result achieving nothing would truly be full specially for a lone gunman footballers' it would be hard to get a disastrous nature's admission of killing civilians in recent days may have made the headlines back home but the expressions of regret have not been felt on the ground in libya unlike the western bombs and missiles which continue to fall killing those lion says it's there to protect in brussels. and here's a quick look at what's still ahead for you and the program in belarus police crackdown on protesters taking part in an anti-government demonstration it's being called the silent revolution. and traveled far and question more
a new documentary challenge from our team brings the best of russia to a global audience. russian aviation experts ruled out technical failure as a possible cause of a fatal passenger plane crash in the country's northwest they are now decoding flight recorders to find out what happened when the jet hit a highway on monday night relatives of victims and locals paid their a last respects near the scene dozens of people were killed when the tupolev one hundred thirty four exploded eight surviving passengers were rushed to hospital with severe injuries a ten year old boy later died bringing the number of deaths to forty five. the u.s. has vowed to change its mission in afghanistan from role of combat to one of support president obama has confirmed his decision to pull out of third of ground troops currently deployed in the country by next summer but it's going to reports
the american leaders decision doesn't have the complete support a fuse military let's start with numbers there around one hundred thousand american troops deployed to afghanistan right now thirty thousand of them were added by president obama two years ago and now he says by the end of next year the what he's going to pull out those thirty thousand troops the drawdown will start this year with some ten thousand troops expected to be withdrawn by december many analysts say it's not a groundbreaking move from a strategic point of view after all he is pulling out what he added at the beginning of his presidency but ahead of presidential elections coming up next year it might be a face saving me he promised the withdrawals to start this year and he had to deliver the bigger question is what results has his leadership brought so far take a listen we're starting this drawdown from a position of strength. al qaida is under more pressure than at any time since nine eleven together with the pakistanis we have taken more than half of all kinds of
leadership and thanks to our intelligence professionals and special forces we killed osama bin laden the only leader that al qaeda has ever known here in the u.s. the pressure president obama faces with regards to afghanistan mostly has to do with the enormous war spending and the number of casualties among american troops president obama was elected as a war and ended up waging more wars and spending more of taxpayers billions on inconclusive battles overseas that's what a lot of americans are frustrated about what doesn't get enough spotlight here is actually the results on the ground if you listen to american military officials they are cautiously talking about progress fragile progress as they put it but various reports on the ground say insurgency is growing among the afghans the systematic killing of civilians by nato strikes doesn't help experts say many of those now fighting against the allied forces in afghanistan are not
a car that they are not terrorists they are fighting against who they see as invaders after one of the recent strikes that killed a significant number of civilians including children even the u.s. backed afghan president karzai had to make a harsh face saving statement warning nato that if they continue killing civilians the whole of the afghan population will treat them as occupiers we have to understand that the image of karzai is of a pop it doesn't get him it doesn't get again him any popularity at home so he has to take a stand here is what he said a few days ago people can no longer tolerate that tension in their homes in that one do. you need action industry what some find worrying is that these upcoming troop withdrawals the u.s. has actually stepped up airstrikes including growing strikes in afghanistan is thought to be part of this twenty first century. intelligent war strategy you know when you have no troops on the ground no deaths of your soldiers to justify at home
so it becomes possible to wage a war without having to face all these accountability issues so many afghans are worried that less troops doesn't necessarily mean less bombs on their homes it's a common thing in the us media for example when they talk about the war losses they just give nato losses very rarely do they mention the number of afghan civilians killed and that number is so many times higher experts say apart from civilians killed another thing that contributes to growing insurgency in afghanistan is the failure to effectively deal with the drug issue since the invasion in two thousand and one drug production there has increased enormously and it's known that some of that vast drug trade income goes to terrorists so many see america's war on terror as a double edged sword when it's fighting and provoking terror at the same time that it's going to reporting there well not everyone believes the u.s. will ever leave afghanistan for good and we spoke to afghan activists and former m.p. molly joy who says that despite the promises
a trail of military bases will remain. i think. this almost politician who continued. to get enough going on and occupied my country just miles from one hand are telling publicly to our people and to get people that they will leave afghanistan by two thousand and eleven or two thousand and twelve but from another talking to because he started teaching this talking to us part of the military piece this was going to stop. these afghanistan i say you know my people to. call for warlords taliban and patient forces i think the people of us i don't know what they're going to but my people that democracy never come by a completion democracy never by military integration democracy never by cluster bomb by white phosphorus by muscle car by bumping our wedding parties.
and you watch the full interview with afghan activist malala joy in just fifteen minutes time here on r t. a second bailout for greece is crippled economy will dominate a meeting of e.u. leaders in brussels on thursday that's while the greek prime minister pushes for even more cuts at home which are a condition for the new alone the austerity proposals and thousands of angry protesters on to the streets of athens blogger michael snyder warns that economic troubles in greece could trigger a new wave in the global financial meltdown. the greek crisis turns that seems to be another women brothers moment because what you have been greece is a situation where they're just going down the route if greece defaults it's not going to just outside greece is going to start all of your. banks all over europe or very much exposed to greece banks in europe are very highly leveraged for
example when the lehman brothers collapse they were leveraged thirty one to one which was absolutely horrible you know german banks actually hold a lot of greek debt and there are leverage thirty two to one at this point so greece goes don't it's going to ripple effects across the entire world and there are experts all throughout the financial industry that are warning that this could set off the mother of two thousand and eight so. why if i'm more of using personal experience of finance and greece that's on our website find it at our dot com and here is what else is online at the moment. there were a few commission puts an answer to washington's move to access personal data on passengers flying between europe and the u.s. saying the proposed anti terror plan is illegal. and a legendary russian a lion tamer roars his way to a world record for a new trick that was two years in the making find out it's how he landed in the guinness book of records at r.t. dot com. police in bellerose have reportedly detained up to four hundred fifty
people during a series of anti-government protest rallies dubbed the silent revolution the demonstrations against president policies took place in the capital minsk and other cities across the country protesters did not chant any slogans or hold placards post on social networking sites including facebook and twitter app and call yawn belorussians two rallies silently every wednesday the country is currently facing its worst financial crisis years after its currency was significantly devalued a few weeks ago. police say the pro tast were not authorized and disturbed the public order. syria has lashed out of further in you sanction saying it will ignore europe's presence on the world map that you made its move in response to the young going violent crackdown on anti-government protesters former british ambassador to syria basil eastwood says people in
a country are divided over president asad but that there is a strong desire for a political process there were great hopes that he would lead to a better future he still retains some of that popularity particularly with the urban populations in damascus and aleppo the second big city which have done relatively well with his economic liberalization is. but in the countryside and amongst the intelligentsia i think there are now no hopes that he can bring about reforms opposition activists are starting to talk about the need for. a political process what they said at a conference in turkey two weeks ago was that the president should step down and that the vice president should hold the ring pending new
elections on the basis of a revised constitution now that is the start of of a political discussion if anybody wanted to take it up but there is obviously no sign whatever of anybody in the regime wanting to take up that sort of idea at the moment. you're watching r t let's now take a look at some other stories from around the world and the trial of far right dutch politician here is wilderness reaches its hand with the judge set to announce a verdict later on thursday after describing islam as a fascist religion terrorism and calling for the koran to be banned he stands accused of inciting hatred and discrimination wilders insists he's comments were directed at islam and not of muslim believers it is expected that the dutch man will be acquitted of all the charges. the federal reserve has cut its forecast for us economic growth it now estimates the economy should grow up to two
point nine percent this year that's lower than earlier predictions the central bank also warned of high unemployment at reserve chief ben bernanke reset the worsening economy happened so far by soaring energy prices and reduced japanese production after the quake and tsunami. three people have been killed in the central peruvian city of. after students clashed with police and other twenty two were injured while protesting against the building of a new university which they believe will cause an existing one to lose funding protesters blocked highway and hurled rocks as police attempted to clear the road the riots began on tuesday when protesters burned a local government building. now for travel over us who want to explore the world's biggest country artie said to take you around the quad journey into the heart of russia history culture of nature and science all explored by
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a quote what's happening in the world of business major joins us now in just a few minutes. and if you're watching business out say european cucumbers will soon be back in russian supermarkets the government is lifting its ban on that simple imports from the e.u. impose following the eco lie outbreak imports may resume by the end of this month however certain conditions producers will have to fully certify the health of their vegetables russia has been under pressure from europe to lift the ban saying it had protectionist measures as part of its ambition to join the world trade organization . i think that we have to close the chapter here we should be
a big debate for a much deeper cooperation and collaboration between russia and the you know we will be in union in the state of the seven three and five percent to three issues which is very important. for the movement of russia into the w t of. russia and iran may jointly develop energy in a resource rich bolivia says iran's petroleum industry the corporation could help significantly increase russia's presence in south america but libya has the second largest gas reserves in the region and quite significant oil reserves to russia's gas form is already there and takes part in the project to develop the two boston newly discovered deposits in self countries. move to the markets send the oil prices are trading lower with light sweet and brant losing more than one dollar now this correction comes after overnight gains which followed a u.s.
government report showing that a line in the country's crude supplies was for. asian markets mixed in this actually in the red the nikkei has actually managed to recover some of its losses it's down point three percent this is following a downbeat us outlook from fed chief ben bernanke nice and however it is up more than one percent of the company's c.e.o. said production was almost back to normal from the fall after the earthquake however exporters are still under pressure on the island posts is that two percent as is the toshiba on home sang sang is losing the point nine percent money driven by banks and in russia trading as property start is up from the two yes the r.t.s. is point eight percent the my six will start trading around three minutes time on wednesday there were mine against the rough was mainly driven by stronger energy in mining stocks. the us federal reserve held rates steady on wednesday mark
rubenstein for metropol life c believes the statement by fed chairman bernanke he could help lift russian markets in the short. as mr bernanke you see on the market that the exit from the q.e. two is going to be gradual and defend is standing ready to do whatever it takes to move this job market in this economy. so the market can read into that and they're going to add to my contemplate their q e three or some sort of q e three so i think this is this this is going to move the markets higher i think not my child my slightly high at that particular year in the fact that the volumes are a lower during this time of the year but again i think the value investors are going to come in. business tsotsi will be back in fifty minutes time with an update meanwhile the headlines are next with maria.
welcome back you're watching our t.v. here is a reminder of the top story sleepy meter colonel gadhafi has accused nato forces of murder following the death of civilians in a straw i got in a residential area in tripoli meanwhile people in the ghazi accuse the country's rebels who are hiding gadhafi of atrocities against the population. president obama confirms his decision to withdraw ground troops currently deployed in afghanistan third will be pulled out by next summer but people in a war torn country fear that fewer american soldiers will not mean less bombing of their homes and intensified u.s. drone attacks. the second bailout for greece is crippled economy take center stage
at a meeting of the e.u. leaders in brussels on thursday while the greek prime minister pushes for even more cuts at home to secure financial aid and mass. protests protests. x r t has gained rare access to one of the most courageous women in afghanistan joy as a former m.p. an activist who braves daily death threats and assess a nation tamps to tell the truth about what's happening in her country she says people in afghanistan are trapped between corrupt local politicians and the deadly u.s. military campaign. well a joy thank you for taking the time to be with us thank you thanks been to recently returned from a trip to the u.s. the didn't start world you were denied entry visa the decision was later reverse to but why do you think this happened especially after the fact you visited the u.s.
several times about the problem because each time in the past also when i went to u.s. and also to some other countries exposed along policies of us in that way in afghanistan who occupy our country and did about it on formal rights human rights and democracy and also imposed on our people at the border are set in the dry blasts who are foot a copy of the taliban and they waste taxpayer money and billions of dollars as now this nation afghanistan this criminal wall become open secret for good people around the world and us in the us and i don't you know pin cantonese that's why white house couldn't be out to hear the truth and they want to block my wife same fear cycle us a puppet regime. imposed ban on my travel abroad by a freedom loving just a slapping and two who. could i.