Mês: março 2019

Venezuela

Russia Gives US Red Line on Venezuela   Finian Cunningham Mar. 22, 2019   At a high-level meeting in Rome this week, it seems that Russia reiterated a grave warning to the US – Moscow will not tolerate American military intervention to topple the Venezuelan government with whom it is allied. Meanwhile, back in Washington DC, President Donald Trump was again bragging that the military option was still on the table, in his press conference with Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro. Trump is bluffing or not yet up to speed with being apprised of Russia’s red line. The meeting in the Italian capital between US “special envoy” on Venezuelan affairs Elliot Abrams and Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov had an air of urgency in its arrangement. The US State Department announced the tête-à-tête only three days beforehand. The two officials also reportedly held their two-hour discussions in a Rome hotel, a venue indicating ad hoc arrangement. Abrams is no ordinary diplomat. He is a regime-change specialist with a criminal record for sponsoring terrorist operations, specifically the infamous Iran-Contra affair to destabilize Nicaragua during the 1980s. His appointment by President Trump to the “Venezuela file” only underscores the serious intent in Washington for regime change in Caracas. Whether it gets away with that intent is another matter. Moscow’s interlocutor, Sergei Ryabkov, is known to not mince his words, having earlier castigated Washington for seeking global military...

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SI

Situação Internacional   João da Silveira     Seg. 18 PRESIDENTE BOLSONARO EM USAMÉRICA : TRUMP DOS TRÓPICOS VAI LIBERTAR O POVO VENEZUELANO : É claro que para libertar venezuelanos o Trump dos Trópicos vai contar com o apoio de Donald Trump… Olavo desconhece ideias políticas de Bolsonaro… Olavo contra Mourão… Paulo Guedes e Sergio Moro paparicaram Olavo… Heleno também paparicou… Enquanto isso no Brasil, Rodrigo Maia deixa o pacote de Moro para o segundo semestre… Carlos Bolsonaro desenvolve “linhas de produção” com deputados… Pesquisa do Ipespe mostra queda de Bolsonaro… As notícias ruins… E Samuel Pinheiro Guimarães divulga um vasto elenco de passos para acabar com projeto de país…   RÚSSIA : POLÍTICA EXTERNA E ESTRATÉGIA MILITAR : John Helmer compara as propostas de Alexei Kudrin (meet the US halfway), desacreditado, com a de Valeriy Gerasimov (fight the US all the way), acreditado….   Ter. 19 PRESIDENTE BOLSONARO EM USAMÉRICA : TRUMP DOS TRÓPICOS SE ABRE PARA DONALD TRUMP : Jair concorda com Donald sobre o muro… Jair isenta usamericanos de visto sem contrapartida… Jair assina acordo sobre uso da base de Alcântara pelos Estados Unidos… Sergio Moro assina acordo para troca de informação entre PF e FBI… Juntos, Trump e Bolsonaro celebram o ocaso do socialismo nas Américas… Acreditando “piamente” na reeleição de Trump, Bolsonaro o apoia em 2020 e não descarta intervenção na Venezuela socialista… O Antagonista divulga vídeo da...

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Strategy

VECTORS OF DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIAN MILITARY STRATEGY IN CURRENT CONDITIONS   Valeriy Gerasimov Mar. 14, 2019 Army General Valeriy Gerasimov, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, spoke at the general assembly of the Academy of Military Sciences (Originally appeared at Red Star; Translated by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront) Transformation of military threats Traditionally, the annual Academy of Military Sciences conference is a platform for exchanging opinions among military specialists, concerning the most pressing problems of military science. The conference’s outcomes de-facto define future development of military science, therefore they are widely discussed in Russia and abroad. This year we are discussing the question of military strategy development in contemporary conditions. Military strategy as a science, or “the art of commanding armies”, was born in early 20th century and evolved on the basis of examination of wartime experience. Overall, strategy is a “system of knowledge and actions to avoid, prepare for, and conduct war”. At present, we are seeing the expansion in the variety of kinds of war, and their content is undergoing significant change. There are more actors participating in armed struggle. In addition to sovereign states’ armed forces, various bandit formations, PMCs, and self-proclaimed “quasi-states” also participate. We can expect active use of economic, political, diplomatic, and informational pressure, as well as demonstrations of military force in order to enhance...

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Capitalism didn’t fail USAmerica

USAmerica failed Capitalism   Bill Bonner Mar. 14, 2019   When the mob turns against the rich, some of the rich put on rags and join them. CNBC: The granddaughter of Roy Disney, co-founder of The Walt Disney Co. with brother Walt Disney, said [last] Thursday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” that she thinks “CEOs in general are paid far too much.” “If your CEO salary is 700, 600, 500 times your median workers’ pay, there is nobody on earth, Jesus Christ himself isn’t worth 500 times his median workers’ pay.” “The problem is that there’s a systematic favoring of people who have accumulated an enormous amount of wealth,” she said. We’ve never met a CEO who was worth even 10 times his median worker’s pay. Then, again, we never met Jesus Christ. Wicked World But if owners want to pay their CEOs even 1,000 times what they pay their median worker, it’s none of our business. But wait… what if the money itself has been fiddled? If a corporate CEO can borrow at near-zero real cost… why not pay himself millions… and bribe the shareholders too, by buying back their shares and goosing up the stock price? It is a wicked world, Dear Reader. And wickedness takes on many shapes and disguises. Some say capitalism has failed America. More likely, America has failed capitalism. Capitalism needs capital. Real...

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Situação Internacional   João da Silveira     Seg. 4 GOVERNO BOLSONARO : GRANDES DECISÕES : O Planalto gastará R$ 500.000,00 com ternos e gravatas….   VENEZUELA : O exarca usamericano Juan Guaidó foi derrotado na tentativa de entrar na Venezuela com sua ajuda humanitária. Derrotado, mas não destruído. (Vídeo da VestiNews)… Sob risco de ser preso segundo o NYTimes, Juan Guaidó vai retornar à Venezuela na manhã desta segunda-feira, para que sua ausência não aumente a cada dia o fracionamento da oposição. Ele queria fazer um torneio pela Europa em busca de apoio, mas seu comandante-em-chefe determinou que voltasse imediatamente à Venezuela… Quanto à posse de Nicolas Maduro na presidência da Venezuela, o NYTimes tem duas narrativas, segundo Moon of Alabama. Na primeira, Maduro é corretamente empossado pela Suprema Corte da Venezuela como presidente e tal como estipula a constituição. Na segunda narrativa, Maduro se auto-empossa ou se auto-jura na presidência tal como fez Guaidó. Em todo caso o importante é que Guaidó vai retornar e será ignorado por Maduro, porque o caso dele está e haverá de ser resolvido pela Suprema Corte do país…   Ter. 5   Qua. 6   Qui. 7   Sex. 8   Sáb. 9   Dom. 10...

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