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this is like watching world wrestling

It does not necessarily make a lot of sense....BUT:

Nice tights.
Brazil's economy added payroll jobs for the eighth straight month in September, the latest sign of an economic recovery that is prompting companies to hire workers to meet growing demand for manufactured goods and new homes, government data showed on Wednesday....Brazil emerged from a brief recession in the second quarter of this year, becoming one of the first major economies to bounce back from the global crisis.
Big muscles.
The recently signed agreements between Brazil and France are about much more than the purchase of armaments. They indicate the creation of a military industrial complex, a goal which forms part of the National Defense Strategy of Brazil. This new industrial superpower, owner of the seventh largest oil reserves of the world and the world's largest area of natural biodiversity in the Amazon, is now seeking to protect its riches and assert itself as a new military power.
The recent treaty between Colombia and the United States allowing the latter country to use seven military bases in Colombia provoked much high-level military discussion in the Brazilian press. Luis Eduardo Paiva Rocha, retired general and professor at Brazil's Officer Training Academy, published an article in Defesanet provocatively entitled, "Strategic short-sightedness and military indigence are the biggest threats to Brazilian sovereignty."13 The general criticizes the "populist hysteria" of the Bolivian leadership with regard to the Colombian military bases and points out that neither Brazil nor any other neighboring country presented an alternative: "The Colombian bases to be used by the United States would not present a problem for Brazil if Brazil had the military power which reflects the international standing in the world it purports to have. What threatens us is our weakness because 'amongst other things, to be unarmed is to be insignificant (Machiavelli).'"

He adds that "the Brazilian Armed Forces are completely incapable of resisting an invasion from a modern military power." The threats will most probably come from those attempting to gain control of the riches of the Amazon or the oil reserves of the South Atlantic. The current commander of the navy, Julio Soares de Moura Neto, responded much in the same vein when asked to comment on the French deal by the Folha de Sao Paulo: "Brazilians must become aware of the fact that we have enormous wealth in the sea and the navy must be constantly on alert in order to defend the nation's sovereignty."14

The admiral continues by warning that the risks have increased dramatically now that Brazil is not only an emerging economic power but also a potential oil-producing super-state. One comment in particular reveals the changed attitude toward the United States: when George Bush reactivated the Fourth Fleet and deployed it to the South Atlantic, the decision "was conveyed to Brazil neither politically nor diplomatically."

This must be why Lula, sure that Brazil is well on its way to becoming a great power in the 21st century, is also building the framework which will ensure that the country can defend itself militarily. Brazil will have the largest navy in Latin America as well as the largest air force. It will have the only military industrial complex in the region. The fact that it has sought the help of France, a country that has so openly maintained its political and military independence from Washington, is very significant.

It is possible, as maintained by the analysts of Dedefensa, that Washington will regard the actions of both Brazil and France as a "declaration of war."15 This development would fit in perfectly with the world vision as seen by the elites who benefit most from the Washington Consensus. The situation was perhaps best summarized by the Italian Dario Azzellini, a specialist in the "new wars": "War is no longer needed to establish a new economic model—war itself is the model."16
OK so let me get this straight. Nicky Sarkozy the Zionist tag-teams up with Brazil's Lula 'we must never deny the Holocaust' da Silva, to face off against the American team of Zionists, a team too deep to even contemplate but on the brink of financial ruin?

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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva joined Jewish leaders to mark the 62nd anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camps, saying the Holocaust must never be denied and urging the world to prevent it from ever happening again. "In the 21st century we cannot accept the denial of the Holocaust as a historical fact...nor can we accept those who deny that six million Jews were massacred," Silva told some 500 people at the Sao Paulo Jewish Congregation's synagogue on Friday.

"Each time we pay homage to the victims of the Holocaust, we strengthen those forces that will prevent that same horror from repeating itself," he said after praising the United Nation's General Assembly for last week's approval of a resolution condemning the denial of the Holocaust. Silva's remarks came at a ceremony held to commemorate the January 27, 1945 liberation and to mark the second International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

He did not specifically mention Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but the congregation's chief rabbi, Henry Sobel, said the Brazilian president's presence at Friday's event represented a repudiation of Ahmadinejad's insistence that the Holocaust was a myth. Sobel also said he was concerned by what he called growing anti-Semitism in Venezuela. "President Hugo Chavez's rhetoric is anti-Semitic and he is a close ally of the president of Iran, and both of them share a profound hatred of Israel," Sobel said.

Chavez has cultivated friendly ties with Ahmadinejad and last year called Israeli attacks in Lebanon during a conflict with Hezbollah militants a new Holocaust. He has made other remarks criticized by some Jewish groups as anti-Semitic, though he said his comments were misinterpreted. At about 130,000 strong, Brazil's Jewish community is the second-largest in South America after Argentina, which is home to an estimated 200,000 Jews.
Crazy Don King style manager hyping everything.
Dear President Lula, Again,

I wrote to you in the spring, deeply concerned about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scheduled visit to Brasilia on May 6. Thankfully, that visit did not take place. Sadly, it is now slated to occur next month. Mr. President, please reconsider.

You are a widely admired political leader. Brazil, under your guidance, has rapidly emerged on the world stage, to quote you, as a "first-rate citizen" of the international community. Why would you wish to confer your considerable prestige on Ahmadinejad, who craves it but surely does not deserve it? And why would Brazil, today a towering bastion of democratic values, seek closer ties with Iran, your polar opposite?

Mr. President, you spoke passionately at the UN a few weeks ago about the kind of world you seek to build. You called for the preservation and expansion of human rights. Under the current regime, however, Iran has trampled on human rights – flagrantly, brutally, repeatedly.

You expressed support for disarmament and non-proliferation. Under the current regime, however, Iran is rapidly arming and is violating binding UN Security Council resolutions and International Atomic Energy Agency guidelines on nuclear proliferation. {LIES}

You appealed for a confrontation with terrorism "without stigmatizing ethnic groups and religions." Under the current regime, however, Iran actively promotes and funds terrorism and has targeted specific ethnic groups and religions, including the Jewish community in your own backyard, South America. {PROOF??}
And you articulated a vision of a two-state solution, a Palestinian state living alongside Israel. Under the current regime, however, Iran seeks a world without Israel, pure and simple. {GIVE IT A REST!}

In other words, Mr. President, not only does Iran not share your core views, it actively opposes them. You will perhaps assert that dialogue between nations can change minds. At times, yes, absolutely. But many have already tried that kind of dialogue with Iran, each claiming they could find the key to usher in a promising new era with Tehran. The results prove the contrary. Iranian leaders have only hardened their stance over the years, while seeking to exploit the diplomatic and commercial opportunities they have been afforded in visits to capitals from Ankara to Moscow, from Kuala Lumpur to New Delhi.

Now, as you know, there is a new dialogue with Iran, but this one is meant to be different. Earlier this month, representatives of six nations, the permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany, met with Iranian officials to tell them that patience is quickly wearing thin with Tehran's all-too-familiar pattern of denial and deceit regarding its nuclear program.

For now, at least, these talks hold out the best hope for diverting Iran from its dangerous course. Why the need to host President Ahmadinejad, when the effect, however unintended, could be to complicate the negotiations still further?

Mr. President, last spring when I wrote to you, the case against Ahmadinejad's Iran was already compelling. In the ensuing months, it has only become more so.

Consider the June 12th elections in Iran. It is clear there was massive tampering and vote-rigging. {CIA? MOSSAD?} Or the aftermath. How many Iranians who took to the streets in protest have been arrested, beaten, tortured, and killed? Recall the murder of Neda Agha-Soltan, who came to symbolize the regime's violence against its own people. {CIA? MOSSAD?} Consider the fate of seven Baha'i leaders, members of a long persecuted community, who were seized on trumped-up charges and face the death penalty. The trial is scheduled for this month, having been postponed from August, since their attorney was thrown in prison after the elections.

Consider Ahmadinejad's hateful speech on Al-Quds Day, September 18th. Once again, he called the Holocaust a fabrication. Consider his UN remarks a few days later, in which he accused Jews of all sorts of nefarious crimes, prompting a walkout from the General Assembly of many European and Latin American delegations, though, regrettably, Mr. President, not yours.

Consider Iran's trumpeted launch of Shabab-3 and Sejil-2 missiles the same month. Are these symbols of Iran's commitment to peaceful coexistence with its neighbors?

And then, of course, there was Qum. Despite Iran's effort to "spin" the story of its undeclared enrichment facility, it is clear that Iran was caught red-handed in a grand deception. {OH REALLY?????} How many other such undeclared facilities might there be in Iran? And what is their purpose if not to advance Iran's quest for nuclear-weapons capability?

Mr. President, do the right thing. For the sake of your commitment to human rights and democratic values, do the right thing. For the sake of your pursuit of non-proliferation and peaceful coexistence, do the right thing. For the sake of the brave Iranians who have risked their lives, in some cases paid with their lives, to challenge the regime's abuse of power, do the right thing. For the sake of all those in Brazil and beyond outraged by Iran's treatment of women, gays, religious minorities, independent journalists, student activists, and labor union organizers, do the right thing. For the sake of Brazil's conscience and its example to the world, do the right thing.

Or, next month, will it be the red carpet, the extended hand, the captivating smile, the warm embrace, the signed deals, and the promise of closer ties with Iran? Mr. President, while there is still time, I urge you to reconsider – and do the right thing.
Oh, and really big asses.


INCOMING!!!!!!! said…
We've given them a shiny new aerospace industry.

There are real jobs, jobs, paycheques and slavery. Payroll number cannot descern the difference.

When the slave drivers were whipping the payroll numbers up up up the ziggurat likkity-split, there was full employment.

I always remarked that there were a large number of folks heading South. New peoples to subvert and lives to steal.

Did you ever see that footage from Argentina when the country was being trashed 10 years ago now about the store owner who ordered his security to shut the doors even though the building was burning down around the customers, just so the store owner new the shop lifters were inside. I did some research on the item as best I could but could never pin the thing down. It did fit type though.

Lucky South America.
A. Peasant said…
no, i never heard that story. somewhere out there is a blogger or writer who laid out what they did to survive, being really careful entering and leaving the house sticks in my mind. evidently that becomes the most vulnerable point of the day in a collapse environment.

this site has a vid:
INCOMING!!!!!!! said…

Sorry AP Paraguay.
A. Peasant said…
wow, despicable much? i never heard about this, this is a horrible story. it reminds me of the station nightclub fire in rhode island in 2003, although to be sure nobody locked people inside *on purpose.* there's only one kind of creature that does such things: psychopaths.

they come in all sizes too, evidently.