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Wed Apr 27, 2016, 03:12 AM

Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS

April 26, 2016
Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS

by Paul Craig Roberts

Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.

Washington used a federal judge to order Argentina to sacrifice its debt restructuring program in order to pay US vulture funds the full value of defaulted Argentine bonds that the vulture funds had bought for a few pennies on the dollar. These vultures were called “creditors” who had made “loans” regardless of the fact that they were not creditors and had made no loans. They were opportunists after easy money and were used by Washington to get rid of a reformist government.

President Kirchner resisted and, thus, she had to go. Washington concocted a story that Kirchner covered up an alleged Iranian bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994. This implausible fantasy, for which there is no evidence of Iranian involvement, was fed to one of Washington’s agents in the state prosecutor’s office, and a dubious event of 22 years ago was used to clear Kirchner out of the way of the American looting of Argentina.

In Brazil, Washington has used corruption insinuations to get President Rousseff impeached by the lower house. Evidence is not necessary, just allegations. It is no different from “Iranian nukes,” Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction,” Assad’s “use of chemical weapons,” or in Rousseff’s case merely insinuations. The Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, notes that Rousseff “hasn’t been accused of anything.” The American-backed elites are simply using impeachment to remove a president who they cannot defeat electorally.

More:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/26/82039/


It would be good to check at the end of the article on the author, Paul Craig Roberts. He has credentials:

Paul Craig Roberts is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.

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Wed Apr 27, 2016, 04:52 AM

1. The last two paragraphs

remind you of just how delusional Americans are about their own nation's behavior around the world... I read that and then want to burn my US passport... bleugh

Washington is close to returning Venezuela to the control of the Spanish elite allied with Washington. The presidents of Ecuador and Bolivia are also targeted. One reason Washington will not permit its British lapdog to honor the asylum Ecuador granted to Julian Assange is that Washington expects to have its own agent back in as President of Ecuador, at which time Assange’s asylum will be repealed.

Washington has always blocked reform in Latin America. Latin American peoples will remain American serfs until they elect governments by such large majorities that the governments can exile the traitorous elites, close the US embassies, and expel all US corporations. Every Latin American country that has an American presence has no future other than serfdom.


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Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:54 AM

2. For these conspiracy-theorists "Evidence is not necessary, just allegations."

Oh, it was Washington! Brazil is a corrupt country but the coup was engineered by Washington!

Oh, it was Washington! Chavez's and Maduro's economic policies have killed Venezuela's economy and for that they got punished in the last election, but this really was engineered by Washington!



Hey, I've got one more!
Oh, it was Washington! Ukraine has always been divided into a western half oriented towards european culture and an eastern part oriented towards russian culture. That's why the country was cleanly divided along geographical lines during elections and that's why it's breaking apart at exactly this fault-line. But this really was engineered by Washington!


And while we are at it:
Oh, it was Washington/the IMF/the EU/some international banking-conspiracy! Greece was living large for decades on loans it couldn't afford, even falsifying financial reports to the ECB. When things went belly-up, nobody believed that Greece was capable of undoing this decade-long habit of corruption, tax-evasion and lying, so they didn't really care about Greece's proposed solutions. And this can only mean one thing: This whole crisis was one big plot to destroy Greece.

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