Mês: fevereiro 2019

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Situação Internacional    João da Silveira     Seg. 18 GOVERNO BOLSONARO : Arrecadação menor… Bolsa cai e dólar sobe… Ministro da Educação pede desculpas…   VENEZUELA : Maduro expulsa delegação parlamentar europeia que foi à Venezuela para tratar com Guaidó, o presidente interino eleito por Donald Trump. O confronto Maduro-Trump se intensifica (ZeroHedge,  RT)… A PDVSA nega notícias de que o Gazprombank tenha ‘congelado’ suas contas (Tass)…   CONFERÊNCIA DE MUNICH : Europa e USAmérica continuam a trilhas caminhos diferentes, expondo o declínio do Ocidente (FUKUS), segundo Jacob Hailbrunn (TheNationalInterest)…   Ter. 19   Qua. 20   Qui. 21   Sex. 22   Sáb. 23   Dom. 24...

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Venezuela

Russia’s Stake in Venezuela   John Helmer Feb. 17, 2019   No ambition in Russia runs wider and higher than that of Igor Sechin, 58, chief executive of Rosneft. To help fill the Venezuelan treasury, deter attacks on President Nicolas Maduro, reinforce his army,  and show the world he’s the Russian who can defeat both types of war the US is waging against the world – sanctions war and regime-change war – no bill would be too expensive for Sechin to pay. And if he can do that, he will show that he’s the natural successor of President Vladimir Putin. In point of cost for Rosneft, the Venezuelan strategy is relatively cheap. For the Russian military, who have created the most powerful army in South America (also a match for Canada ),  with a decade of deliveries of air and ground weapons,  the Venezuelan front is a fresh tester of American warmaking at low money cost and little risk of Russian casualties.  The combination of Sechin and the Russian General Staff  to defend Venezuela is a potent weapon to demonstrate to the world that US threats are bluff. So, win or lose on the battleground of Venezuela,  at home Sechin is showing his Russian allies that he’s their winner in the presidential power contest ahead. Not everyone agrees. “Yes, the presidency is a matter of Sechin’s ambition; it’s also...

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Tulsi Gabbard

The Tulsi Gabbard phenomenon as a diagnostic tool   The Saker Feb. 15, 2019   Ever since Tulsi Gabbard announced that she will be running for President in 2020 her personality and candidacy have been a subject of heated debates and after I posted a rather small message from her, I have been getting panicked emails warning me that she is a fake and that I should not “jump on her bandwagon” or otherwise endorse her. So, first and foremost, I am not – repeat NOT – endorsing her in any way shape or fashion. However, I do find her and what is taking place around her extremely interesting and I want to look at it a little closer.  This won’t be a review or analysis of her ideas, political platform or chance of getting elected.  Neither will I try to read her mind and do what so many other folks are doing and confidently declare that I know what her true values, ideas or plans are.  I don’t. But there are a few things which can already be observed about her which I want to comment on. First, one might imagine that she would be the *dream* candidate for the Democratic Party: she is a female, she is not White, she has impeccable “patriotic” credentials, she is obviously both very good looking and very smart, she does not...

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Situação Internacional   João da Silveira     Seg. 18 GOVERNO BOLSONARO : A arrecadação em janeiro ficou menor que o esperado… a bolsa caiu… o ministro da educação pede desculpas aos brasileiros que se tenham ofendido com a caracterização deles como “canibais” quando viajam. Acho que não precisava se desculpar. Diogo Mainardi, no livro Contra o Brasil, produziu em 1998 uma coletânea de impropérios tão ou mais ultrajantes que o “canibal” de Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez. Diogo nunca se desculpou e, até onde sei, passa bem….   Ter. 19 GOVERNO BOLSONARO : Thais Reis Oliveira, em CartaCapital, descreve sete atos da “ópera bufa” do governo: 1. Filhos-problema, 2. Vice intrigante, 3. Ala delirante, 4. Agentes laranjas, 5. PSL em convulsão, 6. Generais à espreita, e 7. Ameaça Bebianno. Floriano Peixoto, general da reserva, assume no lugar de Bebianno. É o oitavo general no governo, na tutela: Heleno (GSI), Azevedo e Silva (Defesa), Santos Cruz (Secretaria de Governo), Costa Lima (Minas e Energia) Theophilo (Secretaria de Segurança Pública), Maynard Santa Rosa (Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos) e ao vice-presidente Mourão”. No Palácio do Planalto, só Onix Lorenzoni, chefe da Casa Civil, não é militar….   Qua. 20   Qui. 21   Sex. 22   Sáb. 23   Dom. 24...

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