Mês: fevereiro 2019

USAmerica’s Sinister Trends

The Sinister Trends That Ruined America   Van Bryan Feb. 17, 2019   “[Americans] are born free, and we will stay free,” the president declared in his recent State of the Union speech (SOTUS). But Bill, ever the skeptic, isn’t so sure. With millions of Americans locked up at home… dozens of military boondoggles playing out around the world… and a public debt figure that just passed $22 trillion, our editor is forced to conclude that the usual sinister trends have doomed America to a shameful decline. But it was the dear readers, not Bill, who really stole the show this week. Several wrote in with a pointed accusation: Bill Bonner has a liberal bias. You’ll have to read on to see how our editor set the record straight… Trump Missed His Last Great Opportunity Donald John Trump was seen as a messiah to many in “Flyover America.” The president would “drain the Swamp”… balance the budget… bring the troops home… and make America great again. And for a while, POTUS might have been able to pull it off. But Bill fears that time has now passed… The Real State of the Union On Tuesday, Bill examines President Trump’s recently delivered State of the Union speech. Curiously, POTUS seems to have neglected to include a few key details. Not to worry, our editor fills dear readers in on what...

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Venezuela and the Making of Juan Guaidó

How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela’s Coup Leader   Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal Jan. 29, 2019   Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington’s elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, he has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization.   Before the fateful day of January 22, fewer than one in five Venezuelans had heard of Juan Guaidó. Only a few months ago, the 35-year-old was an obscure character in a politically marginal far-right group closely associated with gruesome acts of street violence. Even in his own party, Guaidó had been a mid-level figure in the opposition-dominated National Assembly, which is now held under contempt according to Venezuela’s constitution. But after a single phone call from from US Vice President Mike Pence, Guaidó proclaimed himself president of Venezuela. Anointed as the leader of his country by Washington, a previously unknown political bottom-dweller was vaulted onto the international stage as the US-selected leader of the nation with the world’s largest oil reserves. Echoing the Washington consensus, the New York Times editorial board hailed Guaidó as a “credible rival” to Maduro with a “refreshing style and vision of taking the country forward.” The Bloomberg News editorial board applauded him for seeking “restoration of democracy” and the Wall Street Journal declared him “a new democratic leader.” Meanwhile, Canada, numerous...

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Vladimir Putin

Putin’s Lasting State   Vladislav Surkov (Translated by Dmitry Orlov) Feb. 14, 2019   “It only seems that we have a choice.” These words are amazing in their depth of meaning and audacity. They were uttered a decade and a half ago, and today they have been forgotten and are not quoted. But according to the laws of psychology that which is forgotten affects us much more than what we remember. And these words, taken far outside the context in which they were first uttered, have as a result become the first axiom of the new Russian statehood upon which have been built all theories and practices of contemporary politics. The illusion of choice is the most important of all illusions, the main trick of the Western way of life in general and Western democracy in particular, which has for a long time now adhered more closely to the ideas of P.T. Barnum than to those of Cleisthenes. The rejection of this illusion in favor of the realism of predestination has led our society first to reflect upon its own special, sovereign version of democratic development, and then to completely lose interest in any discussions on the subject of what democracy should be like and whether it should exist even in principle. This opened up paths toward the free development of the state, directed not by imported chimeras but...

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Situação Internacional    João da Silveira     Seg. 11 GOVERNO BOLSONARO : LIBERALISMO RETRÓGRADO : O Valor entende que a nova EBC terá viés governamental e expõe Jair Bolsonaro ao efeito vidraça, tal como nos governos anteriores. O Antagonista fala da nova “TV Bolsonaro” e da gritante contradição entre o Bolsonaro candidato e o Bolsonaro governo. O Poder360 registra a existência de “bolsominions arrependidos” e a pressão esta semana sobre o Supremo com ameaças de CPI e de investigação de Gilmar Mendes. O noticiário está a mostrar que ainda não se vê diferença entre os governos de Michel e de Jair, exceto em seus arremedos de política externa….   BRASIL : TRAGÉDIAS : O Globo faz levantamento dos mortos em acidentes que poderiam ser evitados ou atenuados. Essa é a condição do Brasil atual….   SÉRGIO MORO : O SENHOR DO GOLPE : Escreve Mino Carta….   VENEZUELA : DUAS NARRATIVAS DESTA SEGUNDA-FEIRA : O Valor relata que Juan Guaidó, líder da oposição e autoproclamado presidente interino da República, prepara plano para a Venezuela pós-Maduro. Por enquanto é tudo interinidade… E o site VestiNews  relata que Nicolas Maduro, o presidente da República, supervisiona extensos exercícios militares de preparação contra os invasores usamericanos. Pois é, a guerra está chegando na América do Sul….   TULSI GABBARD : CONTRA GUERRAS IMPERIAIS : A bela Tulsi é candidata a presidente dos Estados Unidos em 2020 e já sofre campanha da grande mídia usamericana...

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Russia Head-to-head with FUKUS

Gas, guns and pragmatism: Putin’s foreign policy   Alexander Kruglov Feb. 11, 2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin is expanding his country’s influence. Photo: Reuters/Dmitri Lovetsky   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in freezing Moscow last month to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. It would have looked like just another summit between two strongmen who have much in common if not for the fact that it took place against the backdrop of worsening US-Turkish ties and a new wave of Russian expansionism sweeping across Asia and the Middle East. Erdogan, irked by US sanctions, clearly felt comfortable in the company of “his old friend:” Russian-Turkish trade turnover has increased sharply and will soon climb to US$100 billion, while Russian tourists to Turkey have reached a record number of six million, Putin noted. But it was not just about economics. For Putin, it was another chance to showcase his increasingly assertive vision of a Moscow-centered Eurasian alliance that confronts US and Western interests. Turkey, a NATO member that for many Cold War years confronted the Soviets, still accommodates American assets at the Icirlik airbase and controls access from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean via the Bosporus. All this makes Turkey worth wooing. Ankara’s purchase of a Russian S-400 air defense system caused dismay in Washington, which tried to derail it by offering Patriot missiles instead. The S-400 contract, worth $2.5 billion, was...

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