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Situação Internacional    João da Silveira     Seg. 14 GOVERNO BOLSONARO : POSIÇÃO E OPOSIÇÃO EM SI MESMO : O Antagonista se soma a Merval Pereira ao acharem, juntos, que a esquerda está fora da realidade e que o maior adversário do governo Bolsonaro é ele mesmo. Isso significa que a posição e a oposição estão no próprio governo, o que confere ao governo Bolsonaro uma dinâmica interessante como é natural nesses casos… Mas o Antagonista continua fixado no lulismo, no petismo e no esquerdismo, mesmo com Lula na cadeia e petistas e esquerdistas fora da realidade. Por que essa fixação? Ora, sabemos que o Antagonista se realizou plenamente com a derrocada do governo Dilma, com o anti-lulismo e o anti-petismo. Sabemos que Diogo Mainardi, Antagonista maior, quis derrubar Lula desde sempre, mas só veio a realizar essa sua vontade com a derrocada do governo Dilma, para a qual, diga-se, contribuiu intensamente. Por isso é justo dizer que Lula e Dilma fizeram o Antagonista tal como o reconhecemos. Acontece que o Antagonista vive seu momento deontológico e ainda não achou meio de viver bem e de avançar sem Lula e Dilma, sem o lulismo, o petismo e o esquerdismo. Daí essa fixação agora mesquinha, facinorosa, de um vencedor que continua a chutar os que já caíram….   Ter. 15 GOVERNO BOLSONARO : O PROTAGONISMO ANTAGONISTA : Nova justificação do jornalismo que “você precisa”….   A ECONOMIA...

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War on Russia

C’EST TOUJOURS LA MÊME CHOSE   Patrick Armstrong Jan. 5, 2019   I have just read the memoirs of General Armand de Caulaincourt who accompanied Napoleon throughout the Russian venture. He was France’s Ambassador to Russia from 1807 until 1811 and got to know the Emperor Alexander quite well. Napoleon recalled him and he eventually resumed his tasks as his Master of the Horse. His account begins with a long conversation with Napoleon. Just before he left St Petersburg, Alexander called him in for what was, unmistakeably, a message and warning to be passed on. De Caulaincourt really tries hard – but unsuccessfully – to make Napoleon get the point. He tells him that Alexander said he had learned something from the Spanish resistance to France and that was that Napoleon’s other opponents had given up too early; they should have kept fighting. Napoleon is unimpressed: his generals in Spain are incompetent and and his brother (to whom he had given the Spanish throne) is an idiot; he sees no larger lessons and believes that Spain is not important in the great scheme. De Caulaincourt reiterates that Alexander kept returning to that point, giving other illustrations of giving up too soon and emphasised that, if Napoleon invaded, he would persevere: he would keep fighting from Kamchatka if need be; Russia was very large and the weather very severe. One good...

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Putin Asks and Trump Delivers

A List Of All The Good Things Trump Did For Russia   Moon of Alabama Jan. 15, 2019   Slate’s Fred Kaplan writes: The Washington Post’s Greg Miller reported Sunday that President Donald Trump’s confiscation of the translator’s notes from a one-on-one conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017 was “unusual.” This is incorrect. It was unprecedented. There is nothing like it in the annals of presidential history. Not really. Other U.S. leaders held long private meetings with their counterparts without notes being taken. When Richard Nixon met Leonid Brezhnev he did not even bring his own interpreter: George Szamuely @GeorgeSzamuely – 20:57 utc – 14 Jan 2019Nixon would meet Brezhnev alone, the only other person in attendance being Viktor Sukhodrev, the Soviet interpreter. “Our first meeting in the Oval Office was private, except for Viktor Sukhodrev, who, as in 1972, acted as translator.” Nixon on Brezhnev’s 1973 visit. RN, p.878 . Therefore, the only “notes” that would exist would be those of the Soviet interpreter. Not sure he would have time to make notes and translate and, even if he did so, whether those notes would be housed in any US archive. Nixon’s White House office was bugged. There are probably tape recordings of the talks. There might also be recordings of the Trump-Putin talks. At their 1986 Reykjavik summit Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev talked without...

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Situação Internacional   João da Silveira     Seg. 7 BOLSONARO PRESIDENTE FEZ ESTRAGO NA REFORMA DA PREVIDÊNCIA : PAULO GUEDES VAI CONSERTAR… O Estado “desarmou o cidadão” e não “desarmou o bandido” e agora Santos Cruz favorece a posse de armas ao “cidadão”. Confuso, não? Bandido também é cidadão… Editorial de O Globo sobre a hecatombe de Fernando Pimentel em Minas Gerais… A equipe de Paulo Guedes no Ministério da Economia….   A SÍRIA RESSURGE : ONU TROCA SEU ENVIADO : Geir Pedersen assume no lugar de Staffan de Mistura : Mistura era visivelmente favorável a mudança do regime na Síria : Pedersen vai engolir o governo de Bashar al-Assad, com o qual os países árabes também se recompõem….   CHINA & VIETNÃ : Quarenta anos da queda do Kmer Rouge, regime apoiado então pela China, por intervenção armada do Vietnã, o Camboja está hoje mais sob a órbita de Beijing do que de Hanoi….   CHINA : 5G E 6G : Antes mesmo que as redes de telecomunicação 5G entrem em operação, engenheiros e empresas chineses já miram redes 6G….   CHINA & RÚSSIA & ESTADOS UNIDOS : BAIDOU & GLONAS & GPS : A corrida pela supremacia na navegação por satélite….   O MURO DE TRUMP : TARDE DEMAIS E NO LUGAR ERRADO….   GRILOS CUBANOS? : CULPA DA RÚSSIA….   DOUTRINA MONROE : Argumento antiquado de Ted Galen Carpenter….   TRUMP E OS GENERAIS...

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Donald Trump + Donald Trump dos Trópicos

Trump’s Losing Strategy : Embracing Brazil and Confronting China   James Petras Jan. 8, 2019   Introduction The US embraces a regime doomed to failure and threatens the world’s most dynamic economy. President Trump has lauded Brazil’s newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro and promises to promote close economic, political, social and cultural ties. In contrast the Trump regime is committed to dismantling China’s growth model, imposing harsh and pervasive sanctions, and promoting the division and fragmentation of greater China. Washington’s choice of allies and enemies is based on a narrow conception of short-term advantage and strategic losses. In this paper we will discuss the reasons why the US-Brazilian relation fits in with Washington’s pursuit for global domination and why Washington fears the dynamic growth and challenge of an independent and competitive China. Brazil in Search of a Patron Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro from day one, has announced a program to reverse nearly a century of state directed economic growth. He has announced the privatization of the entire public sector, including the strategic finance, banking, minerals, infrastructure, transport, energy and manufacturing activities. Moreover, the sellout has prioritized the centrality of foreign multi-national corporations. Previous authoritarian civilian and military regimes protected nationalized firms as part of tripartite alliances which included foreign, state and domestic private enterprises. In contrast to previous elected civilian regimes which strived – not always successfully – to...

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