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As verdades de Wagner

As polêmicas declarações feitas pelo ministro da Casa Civil foram autorizadas por Lula e Dilma e fazem parte de um movimento para criar uma alternativa à candidatura do ex-presidente em 2018. O problema é que a missão parece impossível   Debora Bergamasco 08.Jan.16 – Atualizado em 10.Jan.16   Não foi à toa que o ministro da Casa Civil, Jaques Wagner, começou 2016 se expondo, protagonizando trocas de farpas com lideranças que comandam o PT e se colocando como o principal porta-voz da presidente Dilma Rousseff. O comportamento do ministro nas primeiras semanas do ano traduz um projeto que vem sendo desenhado pelo ex-presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva desde meados de 2014, mas que só agora, nas últimas semanas de 2015, obteve o apoio e a aprovação da presidente Dilma, durante uma discreta reunião com Lula no Palácio da Alvorada. Não é novidade que o ex-presidente tem o desejo de transformar Wagner em plano B para a sucessão de Dilma. O plano A e sonho dos petistas é o retorno do próprio Lula. O problema é que o avanço das investigações da Operação Lava Jato, a rejeição do PT, a impopularidade de Dilma e as crises política e econômica fazem do plano A nada mais do que uma miragem. E foi diante desse cenário que Lula e Dilma se entenderam nas últimas semanas do ano passado e definiram os...

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Crise entre Arábia Saudita e Irã mascara disputa entre países, diz especialista

10 JAN 2016 10h05 O agravamento da tensão entre Arábia Saudita e Irã, que atingiu o ápice com o rompimento das relações diplomáticas entre os países, na última semana, era previsível. Intensificada com o bombardeio da embaixada iraniana no Iêmen no último dia 7, em que o Irã acusa a Arábia Saudita de ter participado, a crise mascara disputas por hegemonia no Oriente Médio e lança uma “cortina de fumaça” sobre os problemas que enfrenta a monarquia saudita Al Saud. A avaliação é da coordenadora do Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Estudos sobre África, Ásia e as relações Sul-Sul da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Beatriz Bissio, que foi chefe do departamento de Ciência Política da instituição até dezembro. PHD em História e especialista em civilização islâmica e árabe, a professora avalia que, com a situação, os sauditas tentam desviar atenção de problemas internos, provocados pela queda do preço do petróleo, que sustenta a economia do país. Para Beatriz Bissio, o governo saudita teme perder o papel de principal aliado do Ocidente, em especial, dos Estados Unidos, no Oriente Médio, depois que um acordo histórico, liderado pelos americanos em 2015, limitou o programa nuclear iraniano e retirou sanções econômicas impostas aos persas por décadas. O Irã, que tem uma das maiores reservas de petróleo do mundo, anunciou que pretende voltar ao patamar de exportar 4 milhões de barris de petróleo por dia,...

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Why Upcoming Syria Peace Talks Will Come to Nothing

Truth is neither Assad nor the rebels have an incentive to make peace Patrick Cockburn  (The Independent)  Fri, Jan 8, 2016 10 minutes ago Originally appeared: The Independent The previous round   It was a year of dramatic events in the war in Syria and Iraq, but the political and military stalemate at the beginning of 2015 was still there at the end of it. The most important change on the ground was the start of the Russian air campaign on 30 September which ended a series of significant defeats for the Syrian army. So far the Russians have helped to restabilise the military situation, but they have not transformed it by capturing the rebel-held half of Aleppo or sealing the Syrian-Turkish border. The outside world’s perception of the war and its consequences has gone through strange gyrations. After the massacre of 130 people in Paris by an Isis suicide squad on 13 November, there was wall-to-wall coverage of the killings by the media. Television bulletins and newspapers issued apocalyptic warnings about how the slaughter had changed the world, but in the event there was not much new in the policies of the United States and its allies towards Isis and the war. It may be that the way in which the media provides relentless round-the-clock coverage of a single outrage ends up by becoming a substitute for an effective...

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Juicy Interview: Jesse Ventura Tells Alex Jones about Meeting Putin

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura tells about recent visit to Moscow for RT’s 10 year anniversary – a definite must see David Curry  Fri, Jan 08, 2016 04 seconds ago Both love where the motherland is headed RT invited former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura to visit Moscow and celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their flagship English-language news channel. They hosted a star studded conference on Dec 10th. Some of the guest speakers were Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks;  Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency; noted CIA whistleblower Raymond McGovern; and Charles Bausman, founder of Russia Insider. Jesse Ventura with Charles Bausman, founder of Russia Insider Ventura went on The Alex Jones Show on Dec 21st and gave a very interesting interview on a range of topics including his impressions of Moscow and the Russian people, Modern life in Russia vs. America, Politics, and of course, Uncle Vlad. Now say what you want about Alex Jones, but the guy has got a bigger audience that Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh combined. That’s bigger than many of the mainstream media networks in the US including NBC. He is publicly endorsed by Presidential Candidate Donald Trump who recently appeared on his show. What I found particularly interesting, regarding RT’s widespread accusations that they serve as nothing more than a Kremlin mouthpiece,  Alex Jones and Jesse...

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‘I went to join Isis in Syria, taking my four-year-old. It was a journey into hell’

Sophie Kasiki is one of the few women to escape from Raqqa, the stronghold of Islamic State  On arriving back in France, Sophie Kasliki was interrogated and jailed for two months. Even now, she protects her identity. Photograph: Viviane Dalles Kim Willsher in Paris Saturday 9 January 2016 19.51 GMTLast modified on Saturday 9 January 2016 19.53 GMT Sophie Kasiki stared at the photograph of a young English-speaking boy in a camouflage uniform and black bandana covered in Arabic calling for unbelievers to be killed in the latest Islamic State propaganda. Her eyes welled and she swallowed hard. “That could have been my son,” she said, her firm voice wavering. “That’s hard for me to say and makes me want to cry. I would have killed us both rather than let him become a killer, rather than let him fall into the claws of those monsters.” The “monsters” she is referring to are Islamic State, and Kasiki weighs her words; she knows her four-year-old son was only ever at risk of falling into the jihadis’ lair because she had taken him there. Kasiki is one of the few western women who have been to the capital of the Isis-declared caliphate at Raqqa in Syria and returned to recount the tale. It was, she said in her first interview with a British newspaper, like a journey into a hell from which there seemed no return. “I have felt so...

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