Mês: janeiro 2016

The Story You Aren’t Being Told About Iran Capturing Two American Vessels

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/20/2016 13:43   Submitted by Justin King via TheAntiMedia.org, The airwaves in the United States were filled with images of sailors on their knees while a US Navy vessel was searched. Unjustified outrage swept the nation. The US Secretary of Defense blamed the incident on a simple navigation error, however a chain of events leading back to 2009 demonstrates the facts are a little more complicated than first appear. The chain of events leads defense analysts to one unmistakable conclusion: Iran has the ability to disrupt US GPS systems.For western military analysts, the thought is terrifying. The West uses GPS for much more than replacing a compass and a map. In 2009, Lockheed Martin’s RQ-170 Sentinel showed up on a runway in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The aircraft entered service two years earlier, but the public was unaware. The bat wing styled drone is reminiscent of the Stealth Bomber. The similarities extend beyond the cosmetic, and the RQ-170 is the premier spy drone in the US fleet. This was the drone used to map out Bin Laden’s compound. It was tasked with keeping an eye on Iran’s nuclear program. That’s when things got interesting. On December 4, 2011 a RQ-170 Sentinel crashed into the Iranian countryside. Iran claimed its electronic warfare unit brought the plane down. The US Department of Defense stated the aircraft was flying over western Afghanistan and crashed near or...

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Um barril de erros

POR MÍRIAM LEITÃO 23/01/2016 09:00 Quando o petróleo despenca, é inevitável pensar no tempo irremediavelmente perdido pelo erro de mudar o marco regulatório. Foram suspensas as rodadas que traziam investidores para o país entre 2008 e 2013, para fazer a mudança do modelo de concessão para partilha. Nesse período, o barril subiu e ficou acima de US$ 100. O mundo buscava novas fontes de produção e estava interessado no pré-sal. Hoje, o panorama é outro. O preço despencou e oscila na casa de US$ 20 a US$ 30, a Petrobras está superendividada, sem caixa, precisando vender ativos. A corrupção atingiu a empresa, se espalhando por todos os campos em desenfreadas prospecções. A petrolífera está anêmica e tem a obrigação de ser operadora de todos os campos. É por isso que especialistas fazem o diagnóstico de que só há duas opções para o pré-sal: continuar dependente da Petrobras e atrasar investimentos ou ser feita alteração de regras para atrair outras empresas. Apesar da queda dos preços, o setor de óleo e gás poderia ajudar a recuperação do país. Mas, a exemplo do que aconteceu com a energia elétrica, a área sofre os efeitos das intervenções desastradas dos governos Lula e Dilma. O diretor executivo da Accenture Strategy, Daniel Rocha, líder da área de Energia da consultoria no Brasil, mapeou o setor em estudo feito em parceria com a Fundação Getúlio Vargas...

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American Power in the 21st Century is Built on Fraud

And when America’s fraud is exposed, its vassals of Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan will come crashing down with it Paul Craig Roberts  (Sputnik – Russian news agency)  Mon, Jan 18, 2016 Originally appeared at Sputnik – Russian news agency In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way. On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda. In the 21st century this fraud multiplied many times. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya were destroyed, and Iran and Syria would also have been destroyed if the President of Russia had not prevented it.  Washington is also behind the current destruction of Yemen, and Washington has enabled and financed the Israeli destruction of Palestine. Additionally, Washington operated militarily within Pakistan without declaring war, murdering many women, children, and village elders under the guise of “combating terrorism.”  Washington’s war crimes rival those of any country in history. I have documented these crimes in my columns and books (Clarity Press). Anyone who still believes in the purity of Washington’s foreign policy is a lost soul. Russia and China now have a strategic alliance that is too strong for Washington. Russia and China will prevent Washington from further encroachments on their security and national interests. Those countries important to Russia and China will be protected by the alliance.  As the world wakes up and sees the evil that the West represents, more counries will seek the protection of Russia and China....

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Monica de Bolle: BC refém é golpe final nas instituições econômicas

ENTREVISTA  Notícia Publicada em 21/01/2016 12:04  “Quando há dominância fiscal, a ausência de autonomia do BC é total”, diz economista a O Financista “É o golpe final nas instituições que sustentaram a estabilidade macroeconômica brasileira entre 1994 e 2010”, afirma Monica de Bolle (Reprodução/ Youtube) SÃO PAULO – A economista Monica de Bolle tem há meses sacudido o debate sobre a política monetária no Brasil ao insistir na ideia de que o Banco Central, instituição que é a responsável por controlar a inflação, está refém de um cenário no qual a elevação do juro não provoca, necessariamente, um efeito de segurar os preços. Isso se dá, principalmente, pela dominância fiscal. Ou seja, o descontrole das contas públicas se sobrepõe ao poder do BC, que fica de mãos atadas. Colocando ou não essa tese sobre a mesa, o Copom (Comitê de Política Monetária) do BC manteve na quarta-feira (20) a taxa Selic em 14,25% ao ano. A decisão ganhou polêmica pois foi contrária à própria comunicação do presidente Alexandre Tombini, que mudou o tom de alta no juro para manutenção após uma reunião não oficial com a presidente Dilma Rousseff e um comunicado incomum falando da revisão para baixo das projeções para a economia brasileira feitas pelo FMI (Fundo Monetário Internacional). Ou seja, o BC tomou esse rumo por conta da política ou entendendo que não tem mais força? “Ainda que o BC não pudesse admitir nada disso para justificar a manutenção dos juros, poderia ao menos, nos...

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Seymour Hersh says US Military Officials Have Great Respect for Russian Achievements in Syria

In an interview with German media, the renowned investigative journalist also claimed that former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey urged support for Assad against ISIS (German Economic News)  20/01/2016, 05 seconds ago Originally Appeared at German Economic News. Translated from the German by Werner Schrimpf   Seymour Hersh, one of the best-known U.S. investigative journalists reports that U.S. military staff is acknowledging Russia’s military accomplishments in Syria. Russia’s military have proved to be professional and successful in stabilizing and strengthening Syria’s army. U.S. politics — contrary to Russian politics —  lack consistency. The U.S. overthrew secular regimes and thus created a vacuum which was immediately filled with radical Islamic terrorists. Now the West is forced to fight against these terrorist groups. (The following  is an excerpt from German Economic News’ interview with Seymour Hersh) Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten:  Did Assad ever attempt to build good relations with the U.S.? Seymour Hersh: Yes, of course, undeniably he did. He provided us with all the secret service information he had on the Islamic terrorists. Syrian secret service is one of the best worldwide. They provided the U.S. with data on Mohammed Atta and the Hamburg terror cell (translators note: Mohammed Atta was member of the 9/11 terrorists group and piloted one of the jets which crashed into WTC towers.) But the biggest mistake of the U.S. was not to recognize that Syria and Iraq...

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