UKRAINE NO. 1… IN CORRUPTION!
Ernst and Young conducted a poll on the level of corruption in various countries, and Ukraine came in at No. 1. This is one victory I don’t believe even the brain-dead Kiev junta would feel proud of.
FASCISM IN FULL SWING: KIEV WANTS TO DEPORT AND TAKE AWAY CITIZENSHIP FROM ANYONE WITH A DIFFERENCE IN OPINION
Prominent Kiev politicians, such as ex-adviser to president Poroshenko and present adviser to the Minister of Interior Avakov, Anton Gerashchenko, proposes to take away citizenships, or at least limit the rights of those people in Ukraine who continue being pro-Russian, despite all efforts of Kiev and ukro-nazis to the contrary. The example to follow, according to Gerashchenko, is that of Latvia and Estonia, where the majority of Russian-speaking native residents are denied citizenship and called ‘non-citizens.’ This is a very popular proposal and many politicians in the Rada are actively supporting it.
Kiev insists on being a part of the EU (never mind that EU already said NO), and strives to deny everything about its Soviet past. Yet it behaves like the very worst version of the USSR. Specifically the very worst, because Ukraine destroyed or sold-out everything that was good about the USSR.
Another proposal gaining traction is to deport Ukrainian citizens who are the critics of the regime. I’d like to know how and where they propose to ‘deport’ their own citizens, since the term ‘deportation’ applies to undesirable foreign citizens? If not deportation, they at least want to ban pro-Russian citizens and Kiev junta critics from visiting Russia (!).
All these proposals are now on the table. Basically, there is an attempt to squeeze out the last remaining shreds of the thinking and intelligent population, leaving just the biggest of sheeple, who can be manipulated the way the elites want.
The IQ of Ukrainians has already dropped precipitously, and continues dropping. The lower the IQ, and the lower the people’s Quantum Calibration, the easier it is to manipulate them.
Stay tuned for my next article, where I for the first time ever will calibrate for you the Cumulative IQ of Ukraine, Russia and more. We’ll draw our conclusion together, and you’ll see how shocking this conclusion promises to be!
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KIEV ASSASSINATIONS IN FULL SWING: POROSHENKO AND UKRO-NAZIS GETTING RID OF OPPONENTS
On the sad note, one of the most prominent critics of the Kiev regime, ex-Rada deputy from the Party of the Regions and well-known human rights lawyer, 36-year old Irina Berezhnaya, was killed on August 5, 2017 in Croatia in a car accident.
She was in the Mercedes with her young daughter, when the driver (ethnic Bulgarian), suddenly and without any obvious reason, swerved from the road and crashed into a pole, killing himself and Berezhnaya. Her daughter has been hospitalized, but appears to be safe.
A rising opposition political star, Berezhnaya was originally from Lugansk. She spoke often on Russian TV and appeared at the European Assembly, where she openly called the Kiev regime fascist and discriminatory. As a lawyer she has been successfully winning court cases against Kiev government for unpaid pensions to the retirees of Donbass, as well as other discrimination lawsuits.
As you see from the photo below, unlike many members of her former Party of the Regions, who rushed to change their colors after 2014 coup, Irina never betrayed her roots. On this pic, she appears on Russian TV talk show dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory in WWII, wearing Georgievskaya Lentochka (the gold and black band, symbolizing Russian victory, now banned in Ukraine). In Kiev she also was an advocate for the people of Donbass, and the voice of the voiceless.
At this time there are at least 20,000 pensioners in Lugansk and Donetsk who are being denied by Kiev obligatory state pensions, despite the fact that they worked all their lives for Ukraine and paid their taxes. Kiev demands that to get their pensions retirees must cross from DPR and LPR into the Ukrainian occupied territory. It is a dangerous feat, and many retirees are simply too old for that.
Those who do go on the other side are in danger of their lives: last year a bus with such retirees was shelled by Ukraine army, with most passengers killed. Some send their younger relatives to collect pensions. Whether retirees themselves or their young relatives, those who reach ‘the other side,’ usually get blackmailed by Ukraine SBU (CIA equivalent). Families of such people are often threatened and attempts to recruit them for spying and subversive activity against Donetsk and Lugansk are common.
Berezhnaya, like some other brave women and a few remaining brave men, refused to leave her native Ukraine despite constant threats. While many are sad that Berezhnaya is gone, Kiev politicians, various nationalists and ukro-nazis are celebrating it. There are very ugly things being written and said about her. Life threats are being made against her grieving mother.
Berezhnaya’s compatriots, such as prominent ex-Rada deputy and Ukraine presidential candidate in exile Vladimir Oleynik, say that the crash was no accident. In Vladimir Oleynik’s opinion Poroshenko is actively taking out the regime opponents to clear the field for himself in the next election.
Leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine Natalia Vitrenko, who also refused to leave her native Kiev despite life threats, agrees. Ukrainian human rights advocate Galina Zaporozhtseva concurs, and says that this suspicious death must be investigated thoroughly by Croatian authorities. Zaporozhtseva believes that the driver was blinded by a laser pointed into his eyes, and this caused the accident. We are reminded of the death of Princess Diana.
More about this (Russian): https://novorosinform.org/articles/10589
I think Zaporozhtseva is very close to the truth. There are other ways to manipulate a car, such as taking remote control of the vehicle, especially easily done with the new Mercedes.
Irina Berezhnaya’s death is the latest in a string of very suspicious accidents, ‘suicides’ and open assassinations that have been common in Ukraine since Kiev junta and ukro-nazis took over in 2014.
Some of the most prominent were the same day Kiev assassinations of the only honest Ukrainian journalist Oles Busina and pro-Russian activist Kalashnikov. These two assassinations were obviously coordinated. The supposed culprits were caught and they turned out to be members of ukro-nazi organizations. Then, to the cheering of the crowds of armed ukro-nazis, they were let go and investigations closed.
Ukraine’s prominent defense lawyer, Odessa native, who was defending two Russians kidnapped by Kiev and accused of spying, was himself kidnapped, assassinated and his body dumped in a remote orchard. Just before that, a woman who was the ex-head of Ukraine’s state audit and anti-monopoly commission, and who turned whistleblower, was found dead under strange circumstances that were ruled to be a ‘suicide.’ Her body was discovered in a remote and unlikely location.
Let’s add to that an epidemics of assassinations, bombings and mystery heart attacks that befell prominent political figures and commanders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. The fingerprints of all these incidents point straight at SBU.
SBU operatives have been going through a rigorous and exhaustive CIA training since 2014, ever since CIA basically took over SBU. Ukrainian operatives are taught how to sabotage, spy, blackmail and execute terrorist acts. Such as in Berezhnaya’s case, they are also taught how to assassinate inconspicuously, including in third countries, so to avert suspicion from Kiev and USA. I have to mention that as far as training SBU operatives some fingers may also be pointing at Mossad and Israel, however, most people in the know talk about USA and CIA.
If Croatia really does dare to HONESTLY investigate Berezhnaya’s death, the pressure to bury the case, labeling it an unfortunate accident, will be tremendous from EU, Ukraine and US.
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My Ukraine predictions are beginning to spectacularly come true!
As my followers know, I have predicted since the very beginning of 2014 that between 2016 and 2018 US and EU will dump Ukraine, albeit slowly. More than once I used the words ‘they’ll throw Ukraine out as a squeezed-out lemon.’ I also predicted that between 2016 and 2018 Ukraine will turn back to Russia, but only after Ukraine’s economy is destroyed.
The economy has been destroyed by the Kiev junta’s actions and by those oligarchs and ukro-nazis who have been stealing what little is left of Ukraine’s former riches.
The ongoing “Russian World” song flash mobs is rolling through Ukraine like wildfire. In these flash mobs, organized at the train and bus stations, people sing their favorite Russian songs. The song flash mob has spread to Russia, where people sing Ukrainian songs, to show their love and solidarity, and to Kishinev, Moldova, where people have beautifully sang famous Soviet songs, chanting “Moldova, Ukraine, Russia – together.” The Kishinev flash mob so far has been the largest and longest, with a true mini-concert organized at the train station. You can find several first song flash mobs here:
- Kiev Tries to Ban Russian Language – Ukrainians Respond with Russian Song Katyusha
- Beautiful Russian-Soviet Song Flash Mobs Unite Russians and Ukrainians Against Kiev Junta Hatred
- Ukraine Events Heating up and Accelerating
The song flash mob marathon continues, and it has already come to Siberia, Crimea, Nikolaev and Donbass. More former Soviet republics are expected to join in soon. The idea of this flash mob is simply spectacular. In fact, I like it so much that I decided to re-post some of the videos of the song flash mobs on my YT channel. Stay tuned for that.
As per my 2014 prediction, the people are awakening, they are slowly but surely losing their fear of ukro-nazis and violent Ukraine oligarchs. They are remembering their true roots, despite the mass brainwashing attempts of the past 20, and especially last 3, years.
The soft and peaceful song flash mob protests have shown where the affinities and allegiances of the population residing in Ukraine and Moldova really lie. These flash mobs bring hope and confidence that there is a better tomorrow. And this is just the beginning!
It is happening per my other original prediction: Ukraine citizens have to wake up and start acting themselves. Waiting for someone else to come and save them won’t work.
The Kiev regime, installed in 2014 by the US and EU, is on its last legs. By 2017 we will see HUGE, HUGE changes beginning to manifest in Ukraine. As I also predicted, Russia has been doing everything to keep Ukraine intact. But the trick is that it has to be a Russia-friendly territory. I also predicted that whether it would end up as a very loose confederation or federation, or whether it will simply become a part of Russia, the word ‘Ukraine’ won’t be used in 10 years time (or less). The territory that will emerge out of this chaos will bear a different name(s).
Also, per my original 2014 prediction: Putin’s slow, purposeful and peaceful remolding of the situation is succeeding. After the US/EU successfully subverted Ukraine, the plan was to turn the situation around carefully and peacefully, in such a way as not to antagonize the masses of the population, preserving as many Ukrainian lives and as much Ukrainian industry as possible.
The key to success is the remolding done asymmetrically and internationally. In this delicate and volatile situation, it is the butterfly effect that works wonders. Every seemingly unrelated global move by Russia has influenced the outcome in Ukraine. It is a masterful surgical intervention, which is subtle and delicate, yet effective.
Every peace of the puzzle has to fall into place. US and EU neo-con/neo-liberal NWO agenda has failed. They overshot and overestimated their capability. You can’t go point-blank against Russia – The Great Balancer, and expect to get away with it. Napoleon and Hitler tried…
This hybrid 4D war isn’t like any war fought before. But it’s still a war and the result will be the same. Every Russian move in Syria and the Middle East; Putin’s recent BRICS, Japan, China, India and Central Asia deals; Turkish Stream and Nord Stream 2; the Crimean Kerch Bridge and the railroad to bypass Ukraine; new pro-Russian presidents in Moldova and Bulgaria and anti-establishment revolts in the EU – all these have worked towards the shift in Ukraine. The election of Trump and Democrats suffering a staggering defeat in these US elections seal the deal.
OPERATION POROSHENKO DUMP
Please recall that in 2014 I also said that only Russia will be able to restore the territory we now call Ukraine. Only Russia can resurrect its industry and economy. Neither EU nor US are either capable or interested in doing so.
This prediction of mine is also materializing. US can’t wait to dump Ukraine. The only thing both EU and US need is a way to save face.
Trump’s election made it natural and logical to shift the foreign policy of the US in such a way as to save face and get out of the rotten Ukraine deal. But additional push was required. That’s how “Operation Poroshenko Dump” was born. Incidentally, this is my own title no idea what the US calls it.
Here’s the scoop. A Ukraine Rada deputy turned whistleblower, Alexandr Onischenko, escaped to London. In his pocket he carried damning evidence against Ukraine president and oligarch Petr Poroshenko. Below is Onischenko’s exclusive live interview with Russia24 channel during talk show 60 Minutes.
Audio in Russian:
Per Onischenko, he was recently recruited by US to record compromising conversations within Ukraine’s corridors of power.
(LR: Please note that Onischenko is far from being above board: he himself got rich assisting Poroshenko’s corruption and illegal schemes.)
On Poroshenko’s behalf, he delivered cash to buy votes of Rada deputies. This was done routinely, as a matter of course. Onischenko says that there were many laws and government appointments which passed Rada only because Poroshenko bought votes. Each deputy was paid amounts commensurate with their weight and popularity. The votes were bought to remove from important state posts anyone who wasn’t Poroshenko’s men and to install those Poroshenko had in his pocket. This included the posts of Prime Minister, Attorney General and Rada Speaker.
Onischenko confirmed that if Poroshenko really wanted to stop the war in Donbass, he could do so very easily, by ordering Rada to vote in a specific way. But Poroshenko wants war in Donbass because he is a ‘greedy bastard’ (there were a few strong words used throughout). He makes huge profit from the war and confrontation.
(LR: Poroshenko owns the heavy industry brand Lenin’s Forge. He kept the name of this globally recognised plant, built by the USSR, despite ban on Soviet symbolism in Ukraine. The plant makes much of the tanks and weapons that kill the people of Donetsk and Lugansk. Poroshenko made a killing during this civil war: his fortune exploded by 7-fold and more during the period between 2014 and 2016, making him a billionaire.)
Onischenko said that IMF, US and EU loans were stolen and split up between Poroshenko and those in power, as soon as they were disbursed.
Onischenko described how Poroshenko, abusing his post as president of Ukraine, engaged in racketeering and mafia tactics to squeeze other oligarchs. The example given is that of Renat Akhmetov. Poroshenko gave order to start a media smear campaign against Akhmetov’s company. Armed thugs were sent to his plants, where they intimidated and beat up managers; several deaths were reported. Then Poroshenko demanded money. Akhmetov ended up paying him $200 million. After that, smear campaigns and attacks against Akhmetov properties ended.
(LR: Renat Akhmetov once was the richest oligarch in Ukraine, who was Yanukovich’s handler. Akhmetov, much like the rest of Ukraine oligarchs, lost a lot after 2014 coup. Poroshenko is the only oligarch who made a killing. Same is true for ex-PM Yatsenyuk, who simply stole a cool billion dollars. Per data I received, Yatsenyuk now resides in the US. He purchased two dosen (24) luxury condos and mansions throughout the US. More in EARTH SHIFT REPORT 3: OLIGARCH WARS).
Poroshenko did similar numbers on other oligarchs. Alexandr Onischenko recorded a number of such secret negotiations and conversations conducted in Poroshenko’s office.
Spy stuff: the recorder was located in his wrist watch. He passed all the recordings and his additional testimony to the US Department of Justice. It has been announced that the official investigation into Poroshenko and Rada has begun.
Lada Ray: Poroshenko and his cronies immediately branded Alexandr Onischenko ‘Putin’s agent.’ Onischenko has taken this very badly and got nervous, indignantly responding to the effect that he is an ‘honest crook’ and, if anything, ‘he is a US agent’ (lol).
Incidentally, Onischenko mentioned that he has been friendly with Donald Trump. Whether it’s true or just his fantasy is another story.
Again, let me stress that Onischenko is just as guilty as the rest of them. He was the one who participated in many of these schemes and who personally delivered million dollar bribes to Rada deputies. Just like the rest of these criminals, he got rich off Ukraine people’s misfortune.
But he has been a good Trojan Horse inside Ukraine junta, fulfilling his role admirably. The fact that he was recruited as a spy means that US is getting ready to dump Poroshenko. In fact, in Ukraine there is more and more talk that Poroshenko should be hung for his crimes.
Trump and the new people who come with him need solid evidence to save the US face and justify what Trump is preparing to do in 2017: dump Ukraine as a bad dream. Trump will make a deal with Putin. The release of Ukraine out of USA’s clutches will be Trump’s peace offering to Russia.
One of the reasons to do so is to get on a better side of Russia. But there is another: USA is financially in a much worse situation than being admitted; militarily and politically it is stretched too thin. US needs to consolidate its resources. USA under Trump is gearing towards dropping the non-performing ‘assets’ such as Ukraine. Hence dropping the Kiev junta and Poroshenko after supposedly finding out how corrupt he and his regime are (as if it wasn’t clear from the start). After all, Ukraine failed to fulfill its purpose: it didn’t become a convincing anti-Russia, as Soros, Nuland and the rest intended.
Ukraine events are starting to come to a head, per my 2014 predictions. 2017 will make everything I’ve talked about in 2014-2016 even more relevant. In order to form a full picture, read more in these ESRs:
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May 19, 2016. Unseated Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has spoken to RT in her first TV interview since being suspended from office by the country’s Senate. She says that the old Brazilian oligarchy is behind the impeachment process, and vows to fight the ‘coup.’ RT exclusive. English translation.
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#Panamapapers Leak and MSM as Weapon of Mass Disinformation: Info War vs. #Putin, #Russia, #BRICS Escalates
I was asked to comment on the Panama papers leak published in German media, as well as on new anti-Putin stuff in the Guardian and other UK papers. Frankly, I don’t even pay attention to that silly buzz. Don’t we know enough about how they operate? Who is still naive enough to read MSM and to believe anything they say?
Me, I merely shrug my shoulders. But since my readers demand I weigh in…
My response is very simple:
As far as I understand, the Panama papers leak is the most massive leak there ever was – bigger than Snowden leak. It mentions money laundering, tax evasion and offshore accounts by various world leaders, dictators, oligarchs and public figures. Ukraine’s president Poroshenko, Saudi king, Pakistani officials and David Cameron (or is it his father – apple doesn’t fall far from the tree?) made the list.
Nowhere in 11.5 million documents is there anything about Vladimir Putin. Yet, every Western MSM and Qatar’s Al Jazeera (both the state and publication some of the biggest US stooges) printed big Putin’s pictures on top of every article dedicated to Panama leaks, although articles were about someone else.
Interestingly enough, various UK publications printed Putin’s pics in their articles, implying Putin is the biggest money launderer there is, while THEIR OWN PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON is front and center on the list, along with his daddy!
This isn’t double standards and hypocrisy any more, of which US, UK and West in general get accused every day. This is lunacy and severe case of schizophrenia – a good mental institution very strongly recommended. Is it any wonder that their own readers rebel against such idiocy. I hear that after a public outcry, within several hours of publication, UK papers began removing Putin’s photos from their articles.
Let me emphasize that this post isn’t about the veracity and merit of #Panamapapers leaks. In my view, we need as much as possible disclosure of truth on all levels. But it has to be unbiased and honest truth. While the actual leak may be absolutely beyond reproach, the problem is the attempt to turn it into anti-Putin, anti-Russia, anti-BRICS circus.
What US, UK and other MSM do is this: they take the truth and then bait and switch it with a lie convenient to them, parading it as truth.
Come think of it… this may be done deliberately so that to distract the gullible public from asking inconvenient questions as to where the Western leaders’ and oligarchs’ money is hidden.
LADA RAY PREDICTIONS
This is global info war of unheard of proportions. This info war is part of the larger hybrid war. I call it 4D WAR, or, fourth-dimensional warfare. This is the kind of war that is conducted not in the realm of physical, but in the realm of the mind, as well as in cyberspace.
Lots of FREE info here: read about 4D wars and more on LadaRay.info.
Watch Earth Shift Report to see how 4D warfare works: ESR4: ALIEN TECHNOLOGY & NEW RUSSIAN WEAPONS
We are in the period of the Great Earth Shift. Therefore, relentless attacks on Putin, Russia and anyone else attempting to shift to the new global set up, new global reality, will continue and intensify; such countries and leaders will continue being mercilessly attacked on all levels. Ukraine 2014 coup and recent Brazilian color revolution attempt are in this category (read Brazil Color Revolution Attempt: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika, 2016 Olympics and the BRICS. Lada Ray Report and Predictions).
New escalation of Nagorny Karabakh war between Azerbaijan and Armenia is another manifestation of this global 4D hybrid war. Article coming up on that!
What did you expect? They are losing and they know time is short. They will use any means necessary. Obviously, they won’t dare attack Russia directly. They will use proxies and clandestine weapons. What is the West good at? MSM propaganda – definitely. They will continue using this weapon for as long as they can.
I predict that info wars with the usage of Western MSM, as well as certain alternative media, for the purposes of attacks against Russia, China and the BRICS will continue intensifying during this decade. So, be careful what sources you trust and who you listen to!
I also predict that the people everywhere, but in this case, specifically in the West, will continue awakening. They will trust their MSM less and less, resulting in said MSM becoming less and less effective in their propaganda.
Get ready for even more filthy lies, more gloves off fights, ugly sensationalist falsehoods, and more.
The danger for those who are past trusting MSM is more in the fact that certain ‘alternative media’ got infiltrated with a more shrewdly camouflaged propaganda. Some of it is deliberate infiltration and some is simple ignorance/ lack of true knowledge. I won’t name names – you know it’s not my style. I just advise my readers to use discretion.
The topics of hoaxes, targeted info dumps and lies about Putin and Russia are discussed in-depth here:
Ask yourself, why is US completely excluded from the list? Video with world map of those implicated.
Here is a demo of how public called out the lie by UK papers and closely related to them Al Jazeera about Putin in regards to Panama leak. In the end of this piece notice the involvement of Soros and USAID!
Quoted from RT.com:
Pictures of President Putin could be found on the front pages of highly respected news publications around the globe. TheGuardian and the Mail Online were both at it, despite the fact that in the 11.5 million documents that were published; Putin’s name was not mentioned once.
Newspapers around the globe had plenty of world leaders to choose from: President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko managed to find his way on to the list, as did King Salman of Saudi Arabia. The father of British Prime Minister David Cameron was also among those mentioned. Despite these high-profile figures, the majority of the international media decided to accuse Putin of corruption. And even if the article itself was not about Putin, the cover picture suggested otherwise.
— Lloyd (@Lloyd_O_M) April 4, 2016
After several hours, Putin’s pictures were removed from the front pages of a number of top internet publications, such as the Guardian and the Independent, which could have been down to the storm of criticism on social media, at the hypocrisy of publishing the photo of someone who was not even named in the report.
@businessinsider: You state that Putin isn’t listed yet you proceed to use his photo. Western anti-Putin propaganda machinery in full swing!
— Mothibi Phosa II (@Mothibi_Phosa) April 3, 2016
“You state that Putin isn’t listed yet you proceed to use his photo. Western anti-Putin propaganda machinery in full swing!”Mothibi Phosa II commeted on a Business Insider article.
A Facebook user accused the BBC of “anti-Russian propaganda” and complained that “Joseph Goebbels had less biased news articles,” in regards to the fact that the BBC published an article about Putin, despite the Russian leader not being named.
One user asked why the Independent was using a photograph of Syrian President Bashar Assad alongside President Putin, when neither man was mentioned in the trove of documents.
In response, another Twitter user stated: “Because they don’t want to blame ‘friends’ like King Salman or Poroshenko…”
— Independent US (@IndyUSA) April 3, 2016
One Twitter user said it was “tiresome” that Putin was being linked with everything, while mainstream media was ignoring that “Cameron has been linked.”
Another Twitter user accused the BBC of being the “British Brainwashing Channel” for not mentioning David Cameron, while wondering whether this was “against national interest?”
— thoemser (@thoemser) April 3, 2016
The smear campaign against Putin comes a week after his press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Western media intended to launch a new slander attack against the Russian president, while he also expressed regret that reporters’ professionalism is often “sacrificed to political demands.”
“Another piece of spin, which is claimed to be sensational and objective, will happen in the nearest days. We have received some excessively-rich requests that, however, in their form were more like questions at an interrogation,” Peskov said.
He explained that the letters contained some personal questions about Putin, as well as questions about the Russian president’s family, his childhood friends and some businessmen.
“They are repeating themselves. ‘Is it true that the amount of your personal accumulated wealth is about US$40 billion?’ ‘Is it true that you possess gigantic residences, mega-yachts and other assets?’
On Sunday, Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) released the biggest leak in journalistic history, posting 11.5 million documents from a Panama law firm online and providing “rare insights into a world that can only exist in the shadows.”
SZ said it received the law firm’s documents a year ago from an anonymous source who “wanted neither financial compensation nor anything else in return.”
The German paper obtained further documents in an investigation that followed, involving “400 journalists from more than 100 media organizations in over 80 countries.”
— RT (@RT_com) February 17, 2016
The Panama papers were also supported by USAID, the United States Government agency which is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid, and Open Society, which is backed by billionaire George Soros.
In an opinion piece published in February, Soros tried to prove that Putin was working “to foster the EU’s disintegration” by flooding the continent with refugees, allegedly as a result of the Russian military’s foray into Syria where it has dealt a lethal blow to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) forces.
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Brazil Color Revolution: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika, Rio Olympics and BRICS. Lada Ray Report and Predictions
Ah, and don’t say I haven’t warned you about that! A quote from my June 30, 2015 article New Best Friends? The Truth Behind Obama & Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Trying to Make Up:
“In 2014 Obama attempted to put a wedge between China and Russia on one hand and India on another, by trying to convince India to leave the BRICS. That didn’t result in anything. Read more in:
Brazil is the next target.
But then the question becomes why Brazil is suddenly so gullible and trusting? What’s in it for them?
There were several attempts of color revolution in Brazil in this period. While Rousseff was re-elected president, she had to endure an unusually difficult election. All this is happening with the backdrop of the very expensive and financially straining Olympic Games Brazil will host in August 2016.
I have written in the past how Olympic Games are often used as a pretext to seriously destabilize the situation in the world and/or the host country.
Here is what is happening behind the scenes in Brazil. There are ‘spontaneous’ protests against the 2016 Olympic Games and the construction of various Olympic projects. In between these, there are also frequent protests against various transportation fee hikes, utility fees hikes, etc. It has proved to be impossible to start an outright Maidan in Brazil, of the kind they were able to organize in Kiev.
CIA and US-financed NGOs can only go so far in organizing a color revolution. However, they can destabilize and weaken the country, damage president’s reputation, and completely ruin the first ever Olympics in South America, which are the pride of Brazil.”
‘Brazil Spring’ is now active
In truth, this new article has been semi-written and sat in draft for a month. At the time it was mostly about Zika virus and my suspicions that a lot more was going on underneath the surface, that it was all connected to the 2016 Brazil Olympics and the destabilization of the BRICS; that the pretext of Zika was used to remove Dilma from power. As it often happens, my intuition somehow stopped me from publishing the post back then since I felt that something else was about to happen. Instead I reached out to my friend, Akaida, who has good connections in Brazil and asked him to tell me more. For a couple of weeks we exchanged emails, in which I asked questions and Akaida replied his impressions. All this was happening before the inkling of this new development took place.
Then, Akaida tweeted me this:
This is #Brazil One-Stop Info Central!
If you are confused as to what’s happening in Brazil, what these anti #Dilma protests are all about, how the previous president of Brazil Ignacio Lula da Silva is implicated – look no further! If you want to know my opinion on the Brazil economy and social landscape, how all this is connected with Zika virus scare, Brazil Olympics 2016 and the attempts to destabilize and divide the BRICS, then this is your one-stop info central on all these connected topics!
In this post I am using a lot of first-hand evidence and factual material straight out of the horse’s mouth. Special thanks to Akaida who has provided his personal observations and factual info! (You remember him from his popular guest post: ORGONITE 101: Chemtrails, Orgonite and Environmental Clearing).
As usual, in the end I’ll sum it up and give my own analysis of the Brazil developments.
On March 13, 2016 Brazil has seen the largest ever anti-Dilma Rousseff protest
People, who are ignorant about geopolitics and the real spread of who’s who on the planet think these protests are great and enthusiastically tweet about them:
And here’s what’s really going on:
Failed photo op: rich white Brazilians protest Dilma/Lula/PT corruption and demand justice, while their black nanny pulls carriage with their kids:
LR NOTES: PT is the ruling party of Brazil with Dilma Rousseff at the helm.
Only in Brazil! Patriotic ‘Impeach Dilma’ dance tutorial on YT. As they say in Russia, it’s laughter through the tears:
Lada Ray analysis
Previous, extremely popular, president Lula da Silva is also from PT, Dilma’s party. The party emphasizes social lifts and assistance for the poor. Out of 200 mln Brazil population, 36 mln were lifted from poverty during PT rule, according to official statistics.
Lula was treated as a hero when he secured the first ever Brazil, and first ever S. American, Olympics. He left his post on the high note, endorsing Dilma Rousseff as his successor. Last elections were increasingly difficult for Dilma as the economic situation in the country continued worsening, bringing with it political and social instability.
Under Lula, who was considered a genius by Brazilians for bringing ‘prosperity’ to the country, this instability would have been impossible. The reason is not the ‘genius’ of Lula, who certainly was a charismatic and passionate leader, but ‘the economy, stupid,’ as they would say in the USA.
Here is the reason Lula was able to push through lavish subsidies and help for the poor, the social lifts costing a lot of money and various other development programs. The global commodities prices were extremely high for years, lifting Brazil our of poverty and putting it into the top ten economies. Simultaneously with the ‘Brazil miracle’ the BRICS also began developing, lighting additional fire in Brazilians’ belly and giving additional boost to the country’s global standing. The culmination of this rise was Lula securing the first ever Olympics for Brazil, a matter of great pride and joy.
Lula left his office and Dilma came in, riding high on his wave. I feel sorry for Dilma. It was during her presidency that the global economic downturn began – something certainly beyond her power or control. The typically emotional Brazilians responded with disappointment and discontent, resulting in withdrawal of some popular support. Once the population withdraws part of its support, the leader can’t move as boldly forward as before. Coupled with the downturn, increased debt and spending on the Olympics and intensified attacks against the ruling party, such situation resembles a perfect storm. There is definitely a meddling in Brazil’s internal affairs and an attempt at the regime change. Those who are attempting to undermine and topple PT and Dilma have waited for the most aggravated moment, when the ‘perfect storm’ like conditions would ripen.
This happened on our very recent memory in Ukraine in February 2014, where the toppling of the Yanukovich regime succeeded; in Syria in 2013-2015, until Russia stepped in, reversing the situation.
The common sense analysis of Brazil’s economic downturn
Let’s say at the get-go: the economic downturn isn’t Dilma or PT’s fault. This is a global situation predetermined by the normal economic cycle. Several years ago the rolling global recession started due to the downturn in the West. In our globalized economy this meant that eventually everyone would be hit one way or another. As a result of Western, primarily US, recession, and as American consumers shopped less, the global engine of growth, China, slowed down and went into a recession, thus requiring less and less natural resources to power its economy. This resulted in a gradual slowdown of the resource and export based economies, such as Canada, Australia, Russia, Brazil and India.
Specifically in Brazil the internal financial and economic situation worsened as two economic factors converged: 1. Olympics required a lot of money and strained the country’s resources. 2. falling global commodity prices, Brazil’s export bread and butter, caused a simultaneous strain, which put the country in a bottle neck of high expenditure with much lower income coming in.
All this meant PT was unable to subsidize the poor as much as before, which in turn meant that the support base for the party and Dilma Rousseff was not as large and not as enthusiastic as when Lula da Silva presided over the boom. Not only Dilma’s, but also ex-prez Lula’s, fortune ran out as economic downturn occurred: he is now under investigation on corruption charges.
Petrobras scandal: Lula da Silva facing corruption charges Petro Global News
This is typical CIA color revolution at work. Regardless of any corruption, if it really did take place, Lula and Dilma represent for the US a movement away from the US-centric world. Together with the very inconvenient Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez (now deceased due to poisoning disguised as fake cancer) and Argentina’s ex-prez Christina Kirschner (now replaced by new pro-US president) Lula and Dilma tried to orchestrate a peaceful ‘independence from the US revolution.’
In addition, both Dilma and Lula represent the ‘B’ in the BRICS, together with being a symbol of the rising power of the formerly 3rd World nations.
Color revolutions and various disturbances were tried in Brazil before. Nothing worked until the economic downturn conveniently happened.
The expression that has become very popular in Russia after the Ukraine 2014 events that Russians didn’t see coming, was coined by a European politician; was it Bismark or someone else, I can’t recall. Paraphrased, it goes like this: ‘If you don’t get politics, politics will get you.”
Due to how ignorant part of the Brazil population is in the matters of politics and geopolitics, it was easy to dupe them into these protests. The spin is that this a protest against government corruption.
It doesn’t occur to these three million that they are being used to advance foreign agenda, just like the poor Ukrainians were wound up by foreign coercion and propaganda, and unleashed onto Kiev Maidan in 2014.
But when the dupes on Maidan were used as cover for the trained ukro-nazi and foreign mercenary country take over, not everyone was duped by the show. Yet, those in Ukraine who knew what was happening, preferred to keep their heads down and continue their lives undisrupted, thinking that it would blow over, that the Kiev craze would not reach them. They thought that Odessa, Donetsk, Lugansk, Kharkov, Kherson, Nikolaev and Dnepropetrovsk were far enough from the Kiev madness. We all now know how wrong they were!
They didn’t stand up for the legitimate president because they thought he was corrupt and didn’t represent their interests as well as they wanted. Two years later, the foreign-managed Kiev junta destroyed Ukraine’s economy, plunged the population into poverty, ruined economic and neighborly relations with Russia, created a major rift within own country, started civil war, killed tens of thousands of its own citizens and succeeded in losing the most lucrative parts of its territory when Donbass and Crimea seceded. If those who, seeing Maidan madness and foreign manipulation, didn’t decide it was none of their business and acted differently, their country still could have been saved.
Brazilians, who truly care about their country, should heed this warning!
My unpublished post from 2/5 – 2/10/2016
Zika virus hoax & 2016 Rio Olympics
The following was written a month or more ago, well before the present color revolution attempt in Sao Paolo:
The epicenter of Zika virus, as trumpeted by MSM, is, supposedly, Brazil. When it first began my initial thought was that someone’s trying to sabotage Brazil Olympics, with far-reaching purposes. After Zika was announced, US almost immediately said that the American team may skip Brazil Olympics due to safety concerns.
Read on to see how Brazil Olympics are tightly connected to geopolitics and the balance of power on our planet.
Zika virus scare in S. America has a large geopolitical component, specifically, that of pressure on South America, and especially on Brazil as a member of the BRICS. The actual virus scare has been drastically overblown, feeding off people’s deep-seated fears in order to achieve two goals:
1. Put extra pressure on South America, which is attempting to have its own independent voice in global affairs, inconsistent with USA’s.
2. It is specifically designed to decimate the reputation of Brazil president Dilma Rousseff, while also weakening Brazil economy and stepping on the country’s pride. It’s no secret that the previous president of Brazil won the coveted bid for his country by appealing to the OIC that it was time to have the Olympic Games in South America, which never hosted them before. Hosting Olympics is a very big deal and a matter of national pride for Brazil and all of South America.
But while it invokes a great deal of raised self-esteem and inspiration for the citizens, it is also a huge strain on country’s resources. Basically, any Olympics is a test for the host country. This holds especially true for the countries outside of the West and US sphere of influence. As someone who grew up around the sports and Olympics and who has observed on various occasions what went on, I can tell you that world-wide sporting events, but especially World Cup and Olympics, are used by the USA and West to damage a host country’s reputation, spoil its ‘star hour,’ ruin the economy and undermine self-esteem. The campaigns against a host country are normally relentless and vicious.
Brazil has strained its resources, finances and economy dramatically due to the Olympics preparations. Hosting the Olympics is an extremely expensive proposition for any country. It is also a test as to the country’s unity and resolve to get to the next level.
The country preparing for the Olympics is especially vulnerable to MSM, political and financial attacks. Leadership of such country gets attacked relentlessly from both inside and outside the country. We can say that both China and Russia have passed the test, but at a cost. It may turn out that Brazil hasn’t passed the test as well.
Do you recall my 2015 prediction that Brazil, and Rousseff personally, will be extremely quiet in the global geopolitical arena until after the Olympics? (The Truth Behind Obama and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Trying to Make Up.) You’ll see Brazil trying to speak up again by 2017, or the earliest, towards the end of 2016.
No later than the early 2017 we’ll know if they had broken Rousseff completely, or she is simply waiting out the rough period. If they got the goods on her through those NSA tapes, then she will never be the same.
We do know for a fact that they got major juice on Angela Merkel, whom they now can twist into a pretzel, whenever they want to.
Remember how vocal was Rousseff after she discovered that she was spied on by NSA? She wanted to rally various heads of state against NSA and US; she tried to create an EU – S. America alternative to the US-controlled Internet; she even went to the UN General Assembly, where she passionately condemned Obama and USA’s spying.
After that, as if at a stroke of a magic wand, riots and protests started in her country. Several months later, Rousseff met with Barack Obama, where she proclaimed her loyalty to friendship and cooperation with the US, indicating that what happened before was water under the bridge.
My prediction that Brazil and Rousseff will become active internationally again after the Brazil Olympics is conditional on how much they had broken her. Alas, we already know one thing: Brazil isn’t ready for the major leagues.
Another thing we know: Brazil isn’t the S. American equivalent of China or Russia.
It is clear that Brazil is targeted because it’s the member of the BRICS. The BRICS is one of several organizations, others being SCO and Eurasian Union, that can serve as a backbone to the new socio-economic system that will replace the present Western-centric model.
While the economy of Brazil seemingly is large enough, the plunge in commodities prices, the basis of its economy, coupled with a strain of the preparation for the Olympics, has made it difficult for the country to balance the books, keep its social obligations and hold its own internationally.
We see time and again that the size of the economy alone doesn’t do the trick. Look at Japan: large and influential economy, accompanied by a weak military and non-existent political clout.
On the other hand, we have the phenomenon of Russia, whose economy is suffering from both crippling sanctions and catastrophic drop in commodities prices. Yet, the power of the President is more solid than ever, Putin’s ratings are through the roof and Russian Army is the strongest it has ever been since the collapse of the USSR. The new infrastructure projects are being developed due to huge currency reserves – and paradoxically, thanks to Western sanctions. Russian geopolitical and diplomatic clout is also the strongest it has been since the USSR collapse. Sure, there are problems, lots of them. The point is: if we compare what was and what is, as well as where it’s going, the dynamics is very positive, and even inspiring.
New article: 3/12 – 3/15/2016
The BRICS and the geopolitics of the Olympics
Why the Olympics?
I have tried to write several times on my blog about the connection between sport and geopolitics. Every time I do, I feel an unspoken resistance from my readers. I can understand why: most of the aware and awake people consider the big sport to be corrupt, designed to dupe and distract the sheeple. Another part of my readers may consider Olympics a colossal waste of resources that can be better used to feed the hungry and build something useful.
They are all correct. Yet, I cannot impress enough on you all what an important part in today’s global social and geopolitical set up is assigned to sport. Its influence on human consciousness can never be underestimated. Sport is a part of humanity’s collective mythology: a remembrance of one’s childhood; a genetic memory of the ancient rights of passage, trials of courage and skill, and knights’ tournaments.
Historically, both participants and spectators are equally engaged and equally treasure a sporting event experience. Part of it is a sense of belonging to a ‘team,’ belonging to something bigger than oneself; this is coupled with admiration of human potential and achievement.
But there is also the distracting and pacifying role of sport on the masses. ‘Bread and spectacles,’ as the ancient Romans would say, is what keeps the population happy and at bay. Take that away and you will have riots on streets – exactly as happened in ancient Rome. Besides that, the big sport is responsible for the feeling of national pride and unity like almost nothing else. Due to all the above, sport is used routinely to manipulate the sheeple, whole countries and the entire world, according to someone’s clandestine agenda. We even know whose agenda…
Therefore, those who REALLY, TRULY want to understand what is going on in our world and how it works, those who want to truly get how geopolitics work, cannot ignore sport. Until human consciousness makes a leap from 3D into 5D, sport will remain a huge and inseparable part of the collective unconscious and of the global geopolitical structure.
Till then, read my posts that talk about the geopolitics of sport!
(Incidentally, read how 3D, 4D and 5D work on my new LadaRay.info page: GUIDE TO MULTI-DIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE.)
While there is a healthy element in the admiration and national pride based on your athletes’ achievements, the burning desire to host major global sporting events in order to boost national prestige has gotten many countries in trouble. Once a country is in the process of preparation for the Olympics, World Cup or something else, the amount of pressure and expenditures naturally increase, the country’s power structures become increasingly vulnerable to protest, economic/financial/political manipulation and external pressure.
Russia went through this with Sochi Winter Olympics; China went through this with Beijing 2008 Olympics; Moscow 1980 Olympics were boycotted by the West – ultimate sabotage; Los Angeles 1984 Olympics were boycotted back by the USSR and the Russian camp; Russia is still under pressure because it’s hosting World Cup in 2018.
But the above are the world’s strongest countries, the ones that are best equipped to withstand enormous pressure. As far as money goes, China has the world’s largest currency reserves and Russia has third largest currency reserves. These countries don’t need to go into debt and can weather a serious storm. It is not so with the majority of others.
Greek Olympics: how Greece really incurred its debt
No one ever talks about where Greece’s astronomical debt really came from, yet to me it’s obvious. Greece hosted the millennial 2000 Olympics in Athens. Greece is a small and relatively poor country, but the millennial Olympics were given to it in recognition of the fact that Olympics once started in ancient Greece. Some may remember that all kinds of terror threats were in the headlines for the year 2000. Greek officials grudgingly admitted before the Olympics that ‘the country spent more on security than it could afford.’
Recall what happened more recently: Greece went through a major scandal in which it was accused by the EU that it lied about the level of its debt and that it violated the EU law requiring to keep its debt below a certain level. What was never disclosed was how much of that debt went on the preparation, construction and security for the 2000 Athens Olympics. To this day Greek officials are ashamed to admit the country spent all that money and has nothing to show for it. Now the Athens Olympic stadium is used to house Middle East refugees and the country is saddled with enormous debt they owe to IMF, German and French banks; debt they will never be able to repay.
Every country wanting to host Olympics, which also is trying to be independent of the US/West, must keep this in mind. They will use the country’s vulnerability and any weaknesses in preparation for the Olympics or World Cup to attack and shift the balance back to their advantage.
Sitting on two chairs, or how Brazil grew too fast
Now the same is happening to Brazil. In the past twelve or so years Brazil grew too fast, helped by high commodities prices and influx of foreign capital. Lula and Dilma were allowed to lift the masses out of poverty, but the moment the going got tough the resistance began. Pride and resting on laurels, thinking that Lula’s achievements were due to his genius and not to the luck of the high commodity prices – that’s what got PT in trouble. Another thing that got Dilma, PT and Lula in trouble was the mediocre-to-poor understanding of the global geopolitical, financial and economic processes. Alas, they didn’t understand that our world is cyclical. Any cycle of boom would always be followed by a cycle of bust when Brazil’s economy will experience a downturn.
Russians spent the past 12 years, when oil prices were high, setting aside a nest egg and an emergency fund, which they can now afford to dip into. Brazilians did nothing of the sort. They extravagantly spent everything and went into debt on top of it.
Further, it was extremely naive for Dilma and Lula to think they could forever sit on two chairs. This naiveté got Ukraine’s Yanukovich and Party of the Regions in big trouble in 2014. While Brazil proclaims independence of the US, its financial system is closely linked to, and dependent on, the US; economy is, similarly, closely linked. The media and business people, educated and wealthy classes go to school in the US and/or do business with the US.
In fact, as Brazil grew exponentially in the past 12-15 years, its wealthy class and associated pro-US lobby grew as well. Brazil has accumulated a gigantic ‘fifth column’ to be turned on at puppet master’s will. And this moment arrived when the country began experiencing economic difficulties.
The bricks of the BRICS
This demonstrates the relative strength of Brazil. Pride and passionate desire to get ahead played a bad joke on Brazilians.
We usually talk about BRICS as a solid, monolith organization, which it is often perceived to be. It really is a beautiful dream. But the truth is that not all BRICS have been created equal. The real bricks of the BRICS are Russia and China. India is next on the list. Brazil isn’t nearly as strong of a member, and certainly neither is S. Africa.
It’s a good idea to continue developing the BRICS as a project. But will it bring real dividends? Some, but not so much.
What we see here is an attempted attack on the BRICS. The West wants to try to break up this alliance. But in truth, this really is an attack against Russia and China.
Brazil has proven a vulnerable brick, and easy enough to dislodge. The Olympics have shown its structural weakness.
This is why I see more of a future in Eurasian alliances. The golden triangle – Russia, China, India – has great potential for a stabilizing future. SCO has a big political future. Eurasian Union theoretically has a great future, but it is full of its own weak links, such as its prospective peripheral members. But these are topics for other articles and ESRs.
Probable outcomes for Dilma and Brazil
What happens next in Brazil depends purely on the people of Brazil. Dilma apparently saw the writing on the wall and tried to appease the US in 2015 by making up with Obama. Her goal was to survive somehow until after the Olympics.
The pressure will continue until one of the following happens:
1. Dilma is impeached and gone – this outcome has a risk of civil war and Ukraine-like scenario.
2. PT and Dilma cave in and become a complete puppet of the US, like Angela Merkel.
Both of the above scenarious are scary.
3. Dilma and PT find enough strength and dig deep to find true support of the population, support not based on bribes in the form of handouts and subsidies. This support will allow them to withstand all the attacks that have to be expected, emerging somewhat dented, but alive and kicking – and much savvier – after the Olympics. They better hold on – attacks and sabotage will be relentless: just remember how the anti-Russian Ukraine coup was timed to coincide with Sochi Olympics! (Striking Geopolitical Similarities: Georgian War – Beijing2008 and Ukraine – Sochi2014)
BRAZIL in the eye of the beholder
At the present time Brazil is a mess economically and politically, but Brazilians expected this. They have been living a boom-bust cycle since at least the early 80s, and the stability of the last decade was unusual for them. The ‘good years’ during the commodity boom were squandered and virtually no investment was made in education or infrastructure. The money flow did raise the average standard of living, but the majority of it went into elite pockets and now the gravy train is over. The currency has already collapsed and prices on imports have doubled. If this happened in America there would be riots, but the word I’m getting from friends is the economy is terrible, but there are ‘some great parties’! Brazilians gotta love em😂✌
Most of my friends have good technical jobs, but the cost of living is so high, especially in São Paulo (the business financial center of Brazil and South America) the money comes in and goes straight out. They live day to day, complain have a drink and laugh. Even in the protests they start to samba, they don’t know how to be angry and mad like Americans. My Brazilian friends think its terrible (we should be angry!!) but I think its a good thing, keeps cooler heads even in the worst of times (video from anti-Dilma protests) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXbxvx1NNvw
I don’t want to trivialize their problems, but there would be major violence in the USA if the currency devalued by 50% and so far there have only been fairly peaceful protests in Brazil. They have shot some tear gas etc, but things return to normal in a few days, it hasn’t become a martial law situation yet.
Regarding Dilma’s PT (Partido dos Trabalhadores, Worker’s Party), the situation is bad. All Brazilian politics is corrupt, and among Latin countries the joke is Brazilians take it to another level. Dilma’s administration is caught in major scandals with Petrobras, and you probably heard former President Lula (also PT party) got raided at home by Federal Police for evidence on corruption. In her youth, Dilma was a radical leftist and suffered several years in prison and torture under the US backed Brazilian military dictatorship. However in recent times many leftists of her generation including the PT party have moved to a more center-left establishment position. During the commodities boom, there were many investment articles on the ‘Brazilian Miracle’, but after a decade plus of stability, a steep downturn has hit and all opposition parties, including those backed by the USA are in a power struggle for control of the biggest country in South America.
The sentiment on the PT is divided by class lines, the majority working class attitude is the PT is corrupt but this is Brazilian Politics and what is the alternative? They feel that the Worker’s Party did do a lot for average Brazilians and are suspicious of the alternative. The other side are upper class Brazilians who support a Pro-American Anti-BRICS stance, with candidates such as Aecio Neves from the PSDB (Brazilian Social Democracy Party).
As has been outlined the Futuristrendcast, the New Silk Road and multi-polar BRICS alliance is the best chance for Brazil and other countries in the world economy. As such I’m very suspicious of candidates such as Aécio Neves, he would be the perfect type to break Brazil out of the BRICS and join the Pro-Atlanticist TPP pact. Neves has a very playboy wealthy image (abjectly corrupt) and there was even a helicopter that crashed with tons of cocaine that was connected to his circle of friends. http://www.talkingdrugs.org/445kg-of-cocaine-pasta-base-found-in-brazilian-senators-helicopter
If Aécio Neves or a similar Pro-American candidate became president, Brazil would revert to a South American puppet state of the USA, similar to the Military Dictatorship years of the 1960-1980s. Another politician that is calling for investigation of Dilma is Eduardo Cunha from Rio (PMDB, Democratic Movement Party), who himself is under investigation for corruption in the Petrobras scandal! I hope this gives some context to the Brazilian political situation, it is very corrupt all around – to the point that, unfortunately, many Brazilians see it as standard operating procedure. There are even some that are calling for the return of the Military Dictatorship and even a Brazilian Monarchy!
I must also mention, besides the Petrobras scandal, there was a major mine disaster in Mariana at the end of 2015. A mine tailing pool in broke and destroyed one of the greatest rivers in Brazil, the Rio Doce. It happened in the Minas Gerais state which is known for mining (‘Lemurian Quartz’ comes from Minas) and also for its rich farmland. They’re calling it the Brazilian Fukushima, and trying to blame Dilma. The 800km plus river will take 100 years to recover, if it ever does. I think it’s just symptomatic of Brazilian corruption in general. Very sad, when it rains it pours in Brazil.
Another aspect is ‘Color Revolution’ which is being pushed in many ways. There are many NGOs and American memes that are shaping young Brazilians’ minds, creating hate and division where there wasn’t any before. Some of the sentiments are legitimate, but at the same time I feel a lot of it is brainwashing and inciting divisions during a crisis point within the country. I can see why Putin put pressure on foreign NGOs in Russia.
The common themes are racism, feminism, the so-called ‘social justice warrior’ memes, etc. The majority of Brazilians that are absorbing this are the upper class as they see the West as modern and Brazil as backward, so they copy all the ‘hottest’ memes coming out of Hollywood etc.
An important thing to note is a major difference between Brazil and the Anglo countries is Brazil is a ‘Mestiço’ or syncretic culture of European, Brazilian Indian, and African elements that have combined over hundreds of years. Brazil definitely does have race and class differences, but in general they all share the singular language of Portuguese, celebrate the same cultural events, and are all united under the banner of Brazilian people. Compare this to the USA, which is also a mixture of cultures, but is severely divided by language and cultural differences, where traditional European-Americans have very little commonality with new immigrants who may not even speak English.
So, this is why I feel American based social media could be used for color revolution, to grow existing fractures or splits in Brazilian society to the advantage of The West. Creating more problems to capitalize on, just as the pro-BRICS Brazilian government is in the greatest economic and political crisis in over a decade.
Another crisis is the recent ZIKA scare, there are many Brazilians that are questioning the Zika hoax, whether it was pesticide in the water supply or because of the American introduction of GMO mosquitoes – there is a questioning about this. As far as I know there is no mandatory vaccination, but people are scared. Especially young mothers. I question the timing of this Zika phenomenon, I don’t want to be conspiratorial, but it just seems like crises are hitting Brazil from all angles at the present from the environmental, to the economic and political crises.
For investors or potential expats, in my opinion Brazil, is probably the WORST place to do business. The bureaucracy is thick and they don’t have the same work ethic as the Northern countries or East Asia. Life in Brazil is hard, taxes and cost of living is high – however, if you find a niche, they are some of the most friendly and accepting people you will ever meet. Your social life will be so rich and the love from your friends and family, you will have a life experience you will never forget. Brazil is a very YIN country, all subconscious, emotional, spiritual, flowing. Take a trip and see for yourself, it’s not for everybody but if you like Brazil, I think it is one of the most culturally rich places in the world.
From an upper class white Brazilian on Facebook.
I’ll try to explain as simply as possible: this protest is not about corruption. Operation ‘Lava Jato’ (car wash) is not about corruption. If it was, your “Poster Boy” would never be Áecio Neves. If it was, we wouldn’t see just like last year, the hashtag #somostodoscunha. If it was, we would have screams and protests also against Alckmin, Beto Richa, Sierra and Fernando Henrique Cardoso. This movement against the PT is clearly a desperate attempt to maintain the status quo of “good people”. The image that represents a desperate attempt to keep everything the way it was. Rich and Poor in their rightful place. The Protesters prefer the corruption of some and then condemn the other. If you are against the government, come with honesty and consistency. Show indignation, but without selectivity. And most important: do not support all these unconstitutional acts that are happening on the side of fascism. Don’t be on the team of Bolsonaro (far right politician -ak) Or you are on the opposite side of democracy. And the worst is looking down on the poor as tramps and losers, as this video shows https://www.facebook.com/jornalistaslivres/videos/351091668348050/
(protesters say public welfare should be cut, they just use money to drink and have kids – when 36 million Brazilians were lifted out of poverty under PT government -ak)
More comments from the post on Facebook:
People are being kept behind bars for months without a trial, and being released only if they accept to denounce PT and its allies, however flimsy it’s that testimony. Suspicions and inquiry file pages are being leaked to the press…. inquiries for which even the lawyers are having their access denied. Moro and the prosecutors are investigating only PT and its allies and turning a blind eye to the opposition and the media, even though there has been a whole lot of testimonies and evidence pointing to them.
The prosecutors even managed to turn operation Zelotes, about the HSBC Leaks, into an anti-Lula operation. And the electoral court is analysing AGAIN Rousseff’s campaign accounts, even though they’ve already looked into it and approved it.
In the most recent development, now globo is afraid of the unrest they created among the population (this morning there was a protest in front of their rio journalism quarters) and their bloggers and sunday op-eds are even trying to push the lie about “PT’s violent militias” and pleading for MILITARY INTERVENTION in an attempt to create a narrative legitimizing an even bigger breach of democracy.
Make no mistake. This is not a long overdue objective and universal cleansing of the countrie’s corruption. This is an orchestrated cooptation of the institutions in order to create som sort of media/justice/politics paraguayan coup like the one which ousted Lugo.
Crookedness is created and hidden by their gate keeping. Lula is one of the most investigated politicians of recent times. He had no good will from the media. You’d think by now they’d have more against him than that canoe bullshit and such. Guys like aecio neves who like to play outraged against corruption (and receive ample media space without questioning for that) wouldn’t last 10 minutes under that kind of scrutiny
Globo (major TV media outlet in Brazil, and propagandist in the dictatorship era) calls for return of the military dictatorship!
Frightened by the wave of solidarity with the former president Lula, who blazed his base of support from the social movements, Globo, which helped establish a military dictatorship in Brazil in 1964, now uses two of its columnists, Merval Pereira and Ricardo Noblat to spread that the military is ready to put the house in order; “Military put troops on hand to ensure public order,” said Merval, which ranked the citizens who defend democracy as “PT militia”…. Will Globo try to repeat 1964?
Let’s not forget the Banestado corruption scheme scandal back in 2002, involving politicians from PSDB and an amount of R$ 150 billions, the same money changer Alberto Youssef now involved in the Petrobras scandal and the same judge Sergio Moro. Only small fish were condemned. No PSDB right-wing politicians were condemned! Alberto Youssef is back in business as if nothing had happened. What was the fascists’ hero Sergio Moro thinking? Why didn’t he put any politicians in jail? Mismanagement of 150 billion reals, an absurd amount of money when compared to the R$ 10 billions stolen from Petrobras.
My opinion Lada is, knowing Brazilian culture, most likely the PT is involved in some corruption, BUT it is not as bad as being portrayed by the media (which is overwhelmingly American friendly). These revelations about Lula being railroaded are quite eye-opening, I think this may also be timed to build tensions before the Olympics. I think they are on some sort of time table and are working as quick as possible on multiple fronts to destabilize the BRICS. The powers that be cannot afford another year or two of Putin!
For additional background read my original article published on March 2, 2014:
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