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  • Soldiers Allege Laura Poitras, Had Foreknowledge of 2004 Iraqi Attack on U.S. Troops

    06/12/2013 6:28:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 12, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    When Edward Snowden decided he wanted to release details about the NSA's intelligence operations to the public, he reached out to Laura Poitras, a 49-year-old film maker and political activist opposed to the war on terror. As the Washington Post noted on Monday, Poitras had "the odd distinction of sharing a byline in The Washington Post and in London’s Guardian newspaper last week on two blockbuster stories." snip But perhaps it isn't such a mystery why the U.S. government might want to question Poitras if you simply crack open John R. Bruning's 2006 book, The Devil's Sandbox: With the 2nd...
  • Brazil's ex-President Lula convicted of corruption (9 1/2 years sentence in Petrobras scandal)

    07/12/2017 5:41:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies ^ | 7/12/17 | BBC
    Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. The judge ruled he could remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims that he received an apartment as a bribe in a corruption scandal linked to state oil company Petrobras. He says the trial is politically motivated and has strongly denied any wrongdoing. The case is the first of five charges against him.
  • Brazil Ex-President Lula To Be Tried For Corruption As Country's Politics Come Full Circle

    09/20/2016 4:23:48 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 5 replies ^ | Sept 20. 2016 | Shannon Sims
    The news out of Brazil today might have been unimaginable 10 years ago, back when he thrilled crowds across Brazil with his promise of a different kind of future. It might have been unimaginable 5 years ago. It might even have been unimaginable 5 months ago. But this is 2016 Brazil, and these days the tables of power can turn quickly. So it goes for Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio da Silva, known as Lula, the man who was once the popular and charismatic leader of a new political movement in Brazil, founded on the premise of raising the country’s...
  • Brazil prosecutors file corruption charges against Lula (Petrobras & embezzlement allegations)

    09/14/2016 7:35:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/14/16 | Damian Wroclavsky
    Brasília (AFP) - Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed corruption charges Wednesday against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, describing the popular leftist as leader of a massive embezzlement ring at state oil company Petrobras. The charges allege that Lula received the equivalent of 3.7 million reais ($1.1 million) in bribes. Among the allegations are that Lula and his wife received a beachside apartment and upgrades to the property from a major construction company, OAS, which was one of the players in the Petrobras scheme. The allegations are not new but they now go before Judge Sergio Moro, head of...
  • Brazil police recommend corruption charges against ex-president Lula: official

    08/26/2016 1:35:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/16 | AFP
    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Police on Friday recommended corruption charges against Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at state oil company Petrobras. The recommendation, which must now be considered by prosecutors before becoming formal charges, was made in a filing seen by AFP. A judge would still have to decide whether to accept the charges. The development comes as Lula's successor and protege Dilma Rousseff fights an impeachment trial in the Senate. Lula, who founded the Workers' Party and was president between 2003-2010 before helping Rousseff get elected,...
  • Brazil's Lula to stand trial for obstruction of justice: court

    07/29/2016 7:18:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/28/16 | Reuters
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of justice, documents from a federal court in Brasilia showed on Friday. Lula was previously under investigation in various jurisdictions in a sprawling corruption probe focused on state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) but is now officially a defendant. The case dates to last November, when former Senator Delcidio do Amaral and Andre Esteves, the founder and former CEO of BTG Pactual, were arrested for allegedly trying to stop a...
  • Brazil tumbles like 'House of Cards' in crisis

    03/19/2016 3:43:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17 March 2016 | Daniel Gallas
    The plot to Brazil's political crisis has become so complicated that even makers of political drama 'House of Cards' joke they are now following events. There is even an online quiz where one has to guess: did it happen in Brazil or in House of Cards, or both? But this is no laughing matter in Brazil. This is the country's toughest political crisis since the early 1990s, when its first democratically-elected President in the modern era, Fernando Collor, was removed from power. On Wednesday night the crisis took a bizarre turn, as a judge revealed phone conversations between President Dilma...
  • Protesters storm Brazilian capital after bugged phone call goes public.....

    03/17/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | Updated: 08:08 EST, 17 March 2016 | By Matt Hunter
    Rest of title: ...which reveals President gave senior government position to her predecessor so he could avoid arrest over corruption President Rousseff appointed Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her chief of staff She is battling impeachment attempt, recession and oil corruption scandal Judge heading oil probe orders phone call between pair to be made public Call seems to confirm Lula's job spared him possible arrest for corruption Protests have erupted in Brazil's capital after a recorded phone call between President Dilma Rousseff and her once-popular predecessor was released, suggesting that she appointed him to her cabinet to spare him...
  • Lula, the Ugliest Face of “the Brazilian Way of Doing Things”

    03/15/2016 5:26:51 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 7 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lula, the Ugliest Face of “the Brazilian Way of Doing Things” By Julio Severo Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is, with his socialist Workers’ Party, facing a multitude of scandals of corruption. The acts of corruption were measures to get certain results, especially financial, in spite of the laws. This is the heart of the “jeitinho brasileiro,” which is a process used to reach something desired in spite of contrary determinations (laws, orders, rules etc.). Brazilians face a confusing and inefficient bureaucracy, which affects everybody: rich and poor. The rich use their huge power and influence...
  • Obama Strengthens George Soros' Oil Interests In Brazil

    03/21/2011 9:02:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    check ^ | 3/18/11 | Dr B
    Obama left his lush golf get-aways and NAACP basketball sprees to depart for a Brazilian vacation. ... Obama abandoned the victims of genocide in Libya to help America's oil opposition. Why? Out with Western oil, in with Russian and Brazilian oil. Is it just coincidence that George Soros sold his Western oil stock and bought stock in Russia and Brazilian oil companies, about three months ago ? ... Last March, Soros invested in airport screeners. How did he know to do that? Insider info!
  • What is really behind WikiLeaks?

    12/20/2010 9:12:49 AM PST · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    What is really behind WikiLeaks? If WikiLeaks equals free speech, then why do those defending it want UN to impose censorship on the internet? By Julio Severo Out of curiosity, it was great to learn about the US embassies' cables, and it would also be very interesting to see the Brazilian ambassies cables. Sadly, there was still no a leak from such secret communications of Brazil. Excepting some exotic facts, did WikiLeaks reveal really sensitive information? In one of the leaks on critical installations for the US security, there is a mention of an Australian factory that produces antivenom. Can...
  • Brazilian President Lula acknowledges “Palestinian” State

    12/06/2010 11:12:22 AM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian President Lula acknowledges “Palestinian” State Without imposing on them any condition on gay “rights” By Julio Severo Lula announced that he decided officially to acknowledge a “Palestinian State. That acknowledgment happened on November 3, 2010. The Brazilian megalomaniac likes to be in the center of the attentions. And if the whole world is looking to the Middle East, because of the afflictions of Israel, then Lula wants a piece of the spotlight. He is determined to spend his last days in the Brazilian presidency drawing the attention from everybody, even if it means that he needs to make a...
  • Internet, abortion and religion affected Brazilian presidential elections

    10/05/2010 10:42:01 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazil has long accepted far-left Lula da Silva as their beloved president. Relying on natural resources and help from our far-left White House resident, he has kept the Brazilian economy on course and enjoyed popularity. As you might expect, Brazil didn’t seem to mind that their most popular presidential candidate, Dilma Rousseff, is a communist and a terrorist. After all, history classes in Brazil don’t teach that communism killed off 100 million, so they simply aren’t aware of the death connection. (Of course, how many Americans are?). So the last thing you might expect of this country that tolerates Marxism...
  • Lula’s foolishness is joke in Israel

    06/14/2010 6:55:34 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lula’s foolishness is joke in Israel  By Julio Severo  In Brazil, when we look at Lula, we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. If his foolishness, which competes with the vast territorial size of Brazil, didn’t produce such devastating results, we would only laugh at a great and arrogant blunderer.  However, his messes have been producing results. To protect the Iranian nuclear program, Lula made a deal between Brazil, Iran and Turkey. See here: That program is entirely in the man’s hands that says openly that he wants to sweep Israel from the face of the earth.  How...
  • Brazil, North Korea: Brothers in trade (nuclear and missile connection?)

    06/13/2010 8:17:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 06/03/10 | Bertil Lintner
    Brazil, North Korea: Brothers in trade By Bertil Lintner BANGKOK - For more than a decade, the world around North Korea has been shrinking. In the wake of its missile and nuclear tests and recent accusations that it torpedoed a South Korean naval vessel, the list of internationally imposed sanctions and trade restrictions aimed at isolating the reclusive state has grown ever longer. But the North Koreans, who have been in a state of war for more than half a century, have often found ingenious ways around those restrictions and added pressures from the United States, Japan and other countries,...
  • Lula Says 'Disappointed' in Obama, Criticizes Supposed 'Mistakes'

    05/23/2010 7:25:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies · 987+ views
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | Sunday, May 23, 2010
    Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva is "disappointed" in his US colleague, President Barack Obama, according to a Sao Paulo newspaper. SNIP According to the article, Lula says that Obama says one thing and does another, generally through Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and acts by pleasing conservatives and looking towards 2012. According to Brazil, the main points within the agreement with Iran were asked for by Obama through a letter to Lula at the beginning of the month. Obama is "no longer the president open to dialogue with Latin America," said Lula.
  • Obama's Love For 'PROGRESSIVE' Lula

    04/12/2010 5:11:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies · 492+ views ^ | April 12, 2010 | Biggirl
    U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 12, 2010. Obama opened a 47-nation summit dedicated to keeping nuclear arms from terrorists and planned to seek momentum in his push for a new round of sanctions on Iran.
  • Lula humiliates Israel

    03/17/2010 10:59:16 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 8 replies · 354+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lula humiliates Israel  Brazilian president refuses to lay down flowers on the grave of the founder of the modern State of Israel  By Julio Severo  I wonder what would happen if, in visit to Brazil, an Israeli government official declared in the Brazilian Congress gaffes humiliating Brazil.  Israelis would not be capable of that discourtesy. They are so polite and civilized that they allowed Lula, as a demonstration of affection for the Brazilian people that represents a large portion of the tourists visiting Israel, to make his speech in the Parliament of Israel.  No retribution for the affection. Lula took...
  • Brazilian President to Visit Iran in May

    03/16/2010 3:00:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 258+ views
    SNIPPET: "It was recently reported that Brazil has offered to conduct the Iranian nuclear deal on its soil."
  • Lula, the meddler

    03/15/2010 11:52:12 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lula, the meddler  Cuba, Israel and the forsaken black  By Julio Severo  No, the Fidel Castro dictatorship has never considered Lula a meddler. In fact, in his recent visit to Cuba, Brazilian president Lula preferred not to defend a black that, after years of unjustified prison and torture, also died from a hunger strike. Lula had no pity and mercy on him. After all, he was guilty of a horrible crime: to disagree with the Cuban communist paradise. Have you already seen crime worse than that?  Additionally, it was a mistake — in Lula’s modest opinion — for the man...