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US Sponsored War on Yemen

Formidable Yemeni Houthi Fighters Strike Back   Stephen Lendman Sep. 15, 2019     Things aren’t going well for the US, NATO, Israel, Riyadh, and their jihadist proxies in Yemen. They’re losing endless war to Ansarullah Houthi rebels, their capabilities much more sophisticated than earlier believed. Their explosive-laden drones and missiles are able to penetrate Saudi defenses effectively, damaging strategic targets, including kingdom oil fields, its soft underbelly super-wealth producing lifeline. On Saturday, explosive-laden Houthi drones attacked two Saudi Aramco oil facilities, setting targets struck ablaze — the kingdom’s Abqaiq refinery (the world’s largest) and Khurais oil field. Both attacks caused huge fires visible from outer space. The facilities are crucial world energy supply chain links. The attacks halted over five million barrels of crude operations per day, more than half the kingdom’s daily output, around 5% of world oil supply. Its natural gas production was also affected, halting about half its output. It’s unclear how much damage was done and how long it will take to restore operations. Along with other strategic kingdom targets, key Saudi oil fields remain vulnerable to repeated attacks as long as Riyadh wages war on Yemen. A Houthi spokesman claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attacks, saying: They “carried out a massive offensive operation with ten drones targeting the refineries  Abqaiq and Khurais affiliated to Aramco in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia this morning,...

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USAmerica, Argentine, Zimbabwe!

Inflate, Inflate, Inflate!   Maria Bonaventura Sep. 15, 2019   What goes around comes around… That was our editor’s focus this week at the Diary. And as Bill says, what he sees coming around almost everywhere today is more inflation. On Monday, he looks to Zimbabwe for a glimpse of what’s in store for America. On Thursday, he sets his eyes on Argentina, where the yearning masses get a Trumpian promise. But in the end, the destination is the same – more claptrap from the feds… more boondoggles… and a bigger bill for the rest of us to foot.   How America Goes the Way of Zimbabwe On Monday, our editor turns to Zimbabwe. It takes talent to take one of Africa’s richest countries… and turn it into a sh*thole. It’s a talent President Trump seems to admire. So Bill wonders: How soon will what went around to Zimbabwe come around to America? The One Thing Civilization Needs to Prosper In an exclusive excerpt from his new book – A Modest Theory of Civilization: Win-Win or Lose – Bill explores a brief history of civilized society. And he shows the one thing that can make or break a civilization… How We Lost Our Left Hand Typing with only one hand, our editor turns back to this week’s question… Where will the “Inflate-or-Die” trap show up next? If The Donald gets his way,...

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SI

Situação Internacional   João da Silveira     Seg. 9 BRASIL, EEUU E CHINA :  Presidente em Exercício Diz que Guerra Econômica Afeta o Brasil (AgênciaBrasil)….   IRÃ : UMA POTÊNCIA NUCLEAR COMPLETA ATÉ O FINAL DE 2020 : (Elijah J. Magnier)….   RUSSOFOBIA : UMA MUDANÇA NA TOADA : (Patrick Lawrence)….   ‘JUSTIÇA’ 9/11 : Kangaroo Show Trial  em Guantânamo, Cuba (Jacob G. Hornberger)….   Ter. 10   Qua. 11 OBAMA & TRUMP & GHIRALDELLI :  “A direita gosta de tuitar, mas não sabe governar” (Paulo Ghiraldelli). Como o Filósofo não entende com profundidade a política USAmericana, ele tem Obama como herói e Trump como vilão. Ele acha que Obama, de esquerda, salvou os Estados Unidos em 2009, e Trump, de direita, está destruindo os Estados Unidos agora. Ele não consegue enxergar que a política de Trump difere retoricamente da de Obama, mas segue a mesma senda imperial, decadente. Ghiraldelli é refém da distinção direita-esquerda. A direita é o erro, a esquerda, o acerto. Ele ainda não alcançou a sabedoria de Jardes Macalé e de Millôr Fernandes, que entendiam muito bem que a esquerda é de direita e a direita é de esquerda. Os extremos se tocam no grande círculo da vida. Em outras palavras, o esquerdismo de Ghiraldelli está no mesmo páreo que o direitismo de Jair Bolsonaro. É de doer, realmente!   Qui. 12   Sex. 13   Sáb....

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The Chinese Are Coming

Brazil gaining from China’s revenge embargoes   Jonathan Manthorpe Sep. 12, 2019   Rightwing populist Jair Bolsonaro became President of Brazil on January 1 brimming with disdain and angst over Chinese business and investment in his country. During the election campaign last year he lashed out at the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for “not buying from Brazil as much as buying Brazil itself.” And Bolsonaro even lobbed the ultimate insult at Beijing by visiting Taiwan during the campaign. At one point Bolsonaro even mused out loud about cancelling the scheduled November summit in Brasilia of the BRICS emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – largely to rebuff Beijing. But if a week is a lifetime in politics, nine months are an eternity. Since taking the presidency Bolsonaro has reversed course entirely and now seems set on making Brazil a breadbasket for the PRC and its 1.4 billion people. While Bolsonaro’s increasingly intense economic relationship with the PRC may well benefit Brazilian workers and fill Chinese stomachs, it may not be good news for the Amazon rainforest and, ultimately, the 20% of the world’s oxygen supply generated by its trees. The trade in meat and grains with China will undoubtedly stimulate the already rampant campaign of deforestation to create agricultural land.   Bolsonaro’s change of heart towards the PRC undoubtedly came soon after he took...

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Lições de Bill Bonner

Three Lessons From the Past Two Decades   Maria Bonaventura Sep. 8, 2019   Last week, our editor left us with this thought: Nobody knows anything. Turning back to that theme this week, Bill unpacks the three lessons he’s learned over the past 20 years writing the Diary… and connecting the dots of the economy along with Dear Readers. You won’t find these insights in company reports, analyst ratios, or on the internet. But what they reveal could change the way you look at the economy… and the world…   Why Stop at the Stock Market? Rig the Labor Market, Too On Labor Day, our editor reveals the problem with a one-size-fits-all national wage. And he proposes a “fairer” way to solve income inequality in America. But as Bill says, his proposition is just a starting point… How Win-Win Deals Make the World a Richer Place In an exclusive excerpt from his latest book, Bill reveals an insight about win-win and win-lose deals that couldn’t be more relevant now, as tensions between the U.S. and China ramp up… Those Who “Get It” Best Get It Good and Hard Turning back to a mission Bill set on last week, our editor summarizes all he’s learned about the economy since he first started writing Diary 20 years ago. And the lesson he shares on Wednesday may be the most important one of all…...

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