Mês: novembro 2017

Polícia Federal

‘Assessorar alguns políticos é mais comprometedor do que se associar à boca de fumo’   Fausto Macedo, Julia Affonso e Luiz Vassallo 13 Novembro 2017 Após 30 anos de PF, primeiro como agente federal, depois como delegado, Pontes leva no currículo passagens por setores estratégicos da corporação e investigações complexas numa época em que os recursos eram escassos. Por exemplo, ele descobriu a farsa do célebre ‘Dossiê Cayman’, um punhado de papeis montados por estelionatários que pretendiam vender a opositores informações forjadas contra o ex-presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995/2002). O País vive um momento de apreensão com relação à corporação que, nos últimos anos, se notabilizou no combate sem tréguas à corrupção, culminando na Operação Lava Jato, a maior de todas as missões já desfechadas contra fraudadores do Tesouro. A incerteza ganhou força com a troca de comando da PF. Sai Leandro Daiello, que dirigiu a instituição durante 6 anos e dez meses – desde 2011 -, entra o delegado Fernando Segóvia, que traz consigo o rótulo de um policial ligado ao ex-presidente José Sarney, por isso acabou escolhido pelo presidente Temer. Em entrevista ao Estadão, Jorge Pontes diz que ‘uma nuvem sombria tomou o céu e a sociedade está paralisada, estática, sem reação’. “Estamos vivendo um momento extremamente delicado, em que as forças do crime institucionalizado estão se reagrupando para contra-atacar a Lava Jato e evitar de todas...

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Middle East

Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions for War with Hezbollah   The Saker Nov. 17, 2017   SouthFront has just released a very interesting video analysis warning about the possibility of a war involving Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and, possibility, Syria, Iran, and Israel. That, of course, also means that Russia and the US would be involved. First, please see the video here: https://southfront.org/israel-saudi-arabia-setting-preconditions-for-war-with-hezbollah/ What I propose to do is go over the implications of such a scenario. The context: a total AngloZionist failure on all fronts To understand the context for these developments we first need to quickly summarize what has taken place in Syria and the rest of the Middle-East in the past few years. The initial AngloZionist plan was to overthrow Assad and replace him with the Takfiri crazies (Daesh, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS – call them whatever you want). Doing this would achieve the following goals: Bring down a strong secular Arab state along with its political structure, armed forces and security services. Create total chaos and horror in Syria justifying the creation of a “security zone” by Israel not only in the Golan, but further north. Trigger a civil war in Lebanon by unleashing the Takfiri crazies against Hezbollah. Let the Takfiris and Hezbollah bleed each other to death, then create a “security zone”, but this time in Lebanon. Prevent the creation of a Shia axis Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon. Breakup...

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NATO

A Dangerous Paper-Tiger   Patrick Armstrong Nov. 15, 2017   The Chinese have a genius for pithy expressions and few are more packed with meaning, while immediately understandable, than “paper tiger”. NATO is one, but paper tigers that overestimate their powers can be dangerous. Some Russians are concerned that there are today more hostile troops at the Russian border than at any time since 1941. While this is true, it is not, at the moment, very significant. The Germans invaded the USSR with nearly 150 divisions in 1941. Which, as it turned out, were not enough. Today NATO has – or claims to have – a battle group in each of the three Baltic countries and one in Poland: pompously titled Enhanced Forward Presence. The USA has a brigade and talks of another. A certain amount of heavy weaponry has been moved to Europe. These constitute the bulk of the land forces at the border. They amount to, at the most optimistic assessment, assuming everything is there and ready to go, one division. Or, actually, one division equivalent (a very different thing) from 16 (!) countries with different languages, military practices and equipment sets and their soldiers ever rotating through. And, in a war, the three in the Baltics would be bypassed and become either a new Dunkirk or a new Cannae. All for the purpose, we are solemnly told, of sending “a clear...

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Xi Jinping

Full text of Chinese President Xi’s address at APEC CEO Summit   Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, Nov. 10, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Tao)   DA NANG, Vietnam, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday made a keynote address titled “Seizing the Opportunity of a Global Economy in Transition and Accelerating Development of the Asia-Pacific” at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit here. The following is the full text of the address: Seizing the Opportunity of a Global Economy in Transition And Accelerating Development of the Asia-Pacific Keynote Address by H.E. Xi Jinping President of the People’s Republic of China At the APEC CEO Summit Da Nang, 10 November 2017 Chairman Vu Tien Loc, Leaders of the APEC Business Community, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends, Good afternoon! I am glad to come to Da Nang and meet all of you again. Our region, the Asia-Pacific, has the biggest share of the global economy; and it is a major engine driving global growth. The business community is a primary contributor to growth, as it keeps exploring new ways of development. That’s why during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting over the last several years, I have always taken time to meet business leaders and discuss with you approaches and measures to address the challenges...

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Donald Trump

Remarks by President Trump at APEC CEO Summit | Da Nang, Vietnam Ariyana Da Nang Exhibition Center Da Nang, Vietnam 1:19 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT TRUMP: What an honor it is to be here in Vietnam — in the very heart of the Indo-Pacific — to address the people and business leaders of this region. This has already been a remarkable week for the United States in this wonderful part of the world. Starting from Hawaii, Melania and I traveled to Japan, South Korea, and China, and now to Vietnam, to be here with all of you today. Before we begin, I want to address all those affected by Typhoon Damrey. Americans are praying for you and for your recovery in the months ahead. Our hearts are united with the Vietnamese people suffering in the aftermath of this terrible storm. This trip comes at an exciting time for America. A new optimism has swept all across our country. Economic growth has reached 3.2 percent, and going higher. Unemployment is at its lowest level in 17 years. The stock market is at an all-time high. And the whole world is lifted by America’s renewal. Everywhere I’ve traveled on this journey, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the good news from America. But even more, I’ve had the honor of sharing our vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific — a place...

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