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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:30 PM

Read this about what's happening in Brazil. It could happen here.

BRAZILIAN MILITARY CURTAILS PRESIDENT BOLSONARO’S POWER OVER COVID19 DISPUTE

On April 4 there were reports that General Walter Braga Netto was now the “operational president” of Brazil, with President Jair Bolsonaro effectively stripped of his decision-making powers. Netto, an Army General, had been the chief of staff for Bolsonaro. He was put in power by the Armed Forces’ high command after Bolsonaro was isolated by his cabinet, governors and other political leaders over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initial reports came from Argentine investigative journalist Horacio Verbitsky. A high-ranking official of the Brazilian Army told his Argentine counterpart that Bolsonaro is no longer involved in decision making. Verbitsky said, “There was a telephone communication from a high ranking Brazilian army official with one from Argentina, in which the Brazilian informed them that they had taken the decision to circumvent President Bolsonaro in all important decisions.” Bolsonaro is described as a “monarch without effective power.”

DefenseNet also reported that Netto is now the “Chief of Staff of the Planalto,” (the presidential palace) corroborating the Argentine journalist’s claims. They reported that on March 30, 2020, Netto opened the press conference in a new role in politics while continuing his position as Chief of Staff of the Army Command.

They let Bolsonaro keep his title but he no longer has any decision making power. Keeping him in office avoids an uprising by the extreme right and low ranking members of the military who support him. There has not been a public announcement that General Netto is the “acting president” as there is no such position in the Brazilian Constitution.


https://popularresistance.org/bolsonaro-out-of-power-replaced-by-general/?fbclid=IwAR04FmMzYVi264IESnF9MH6Xkl2rJJJnovO5oy8pQ3njov7UF_5r8WMKmVk

So far, only Reuters and Defense Net are giving attention to this sweeping change in Brazil, but this could reach mainstream media here. And you know what would happen with public opinion once it does. IF it does.

So, I suspect there will be suppression of this in U.S. media. Thank heaven for social media. Facebook is where I first read this.

And yet, the full presidential authorization that Admiral John Polowczyk, the head of the FEMA task force, creates a back channel of intel overview by the Pentagon, which could then be the basis of the same thing happening here in the US.



https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-bolsonaro-a/brazils-bolsonaro-isolated-weakened-by-coronavirus-denial-idUSKBN21K333




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ancianita Apr 2020 OP
Mike 03 Apr 2020 #1
ancianita Apr 2020 #2
mahina Apr 2020 #4
appalachiablue Apr 2020 #3
UTUSN Apr 2020 #5
SoonerPride Apr 2020 #6
ancianita Apr 2020 #7

Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:46 PM

1. Fascinating.

The Brazilians have been fighting back against their dictator. It's sensational.

Rec, kick and bookmarked.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:55 PM

2. I hope Americans who are worried about our 2020 election find it fascinating, too.

And would endorse a similar move. Yep, I said it.

As the dicktater has said, "What have we got to lose?"

I would take my chances with the better educated, more globally powerful leadership of our military than some failed scam scum reality tv billionaire whose only experience is firing people and scoffing at the law.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:08 PM

4. Yes and no.

Preference would be to impeach him again this time with the Republicans. I guess somewhere down the list would be a military takeover but problem there is people generally do not want to give up power after taking it. In this case I can see them deciding not to hold an election.

The real problem is we vote for these people or in this case don’t, and then other powers move in and start to control them as we saw with Reagan, Bush and now this dumpster fire.

Reading what it is from the shadows on the wall and seems like they are very durable and consistent in their principles or lack thereof. Odds are pretty good they’d be running the show.

That aside I have no doubt that any arbitrary half dozen career military people could run this country much better than this unspeakable abomination.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:09 PM

3. K/R

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:12 PM

5. If only. We're so bad off, might as well try the Praetorian Guard method.

Or, as "somebody" says, "What (more) have ya got to lose?!1"






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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:14 PM

6. A military coup would be fine with me.

anything is better than what we have now.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 03:09 PM

7. Agree. I think they'd be even better than just better.

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