NESSE MOMENTO O BRASIL PRECISA

quinta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2015

ABAIXO ASSINADO PELA PRISÃO DE LULA

Nós, cidadãos brasileiros, em virtude de todas as provas colhidas até agora, dos gigantescos escãndalos do Mensalão e do Petrolão, pedimos aos senhores a prisão imediata de Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, ex-presidente da República e fundador de um partido criminoso associado ao Foro de São Paulo. Sua prisão é importante para que o mesmo não interfira nas investigações em andamento e para que fique clara, de uma vez por todas, qual foi EXATAMENTE a sua participação nos esquemas de desvio e lavagem de dinheiro que lesaram em bilhões os cofres públicos. Não há um só integrante já preso nessas investigações que não deixe, de forma clara ou insinuada, a ciência total e participação de Lula em todos esses eventos. 

Att, 

Cidadãos Brasileiros.

ASSSINE AQUI -http://www.citizengo.org/pt-pt/13858-prisao-lula?tc=fb

quinta-feira, 30 de julho de 2015

BOM DIA GOVERNADOR SARTORI! Carta pública do editor do Cristalvox

Escrito por Leudo Costa
Governador José Ivo Sartori,
Gostaria que essa carta, que lhe envio publicamente pelo Cristalvox, fosse substituída por uma conversa pessoal com o Governador dos Gaúchos. Isso não foi e não será possível, pois é público que o senhor não gosta de jornalistas. Provei dessa aversão pela imprensa,  na única cerimônia que ousei comparecer no Palácio do Governo. Sua assessora de imprensa “fez a gentileza” de cortar qualquer aproximação sua com o editor.Sabe Governador? Temos algo em comum. Respeitamos e amamos muito nossas mães. Pelo que observei, tanto a sua quanto a minha, significam o esteio da nossa caminhada. A sua,  todos conhecemos da campanha. Sua equipe de TV a usou para sensibilizar os gaúchos e mostrar o bom filho que o José Ivo é. A minha, com 96, lúcida e sábia sempre está a dizer que políticos são mal-agradecidos. Em parte tem razão. Foi funcionária pública por 40. Mas em um ponto as duas convergem. Pedem publicamente para que falemos a verdade, somente a verdade.O senhor Governador,  e o editor do Cristalvox tem origem distinta, divergente na política. O senhor vem do Partido Comunista. É um homem de esquerda.  Já o editor  foi formado na Arena. Tem orgulho disso.  É um homem de direita. Talvez o motivo maior de não ter sido ouvido. Mas votou no senhor no segundo turno. No primeiro, foi fiel ao que seu partido determinou. Votou em Ana Amélia.  Passada a eleição, por conveniência, muitos dessa caminhada, que foram aproveitados em seu governo, não mereciam estar onde estão. Publicamente o editor avisou que o senhor “ iria dormir com o inimigo”. Mas o governador fez escolhas. E eles, nenhum de direita. Pertencem ao partido do EU.Quero lembrar nesta,  que já fazem sete meses que o Senhor assumiu o Governo do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Eu e mais 11 milhões de gaúchos estamos à espera do seu projeto de governo, de estado.  Do programa a ser desenvolvido ao longo dos quatro anos do seu mandato. E já se passaram sete, repiso.  Até agora, todos, cidadãos comuns e servidores públicos ativos e inativos vivem um clima de terror.  Notícias partidas sempre do “porta-voz do capiroto” deixam milhares de famílias em sobressalto, não sabendo, se de fato, seu pai ou sua mãe terão salário no final do mês.Isso é muito cruel Governador! Não pode um ser humano, sob o pretexto de tornar o estado governável, esquecer que governa pessoas, pais e mães de família.A culpa de vivermos este quadro político-econômico insuportável não é sua, reconheço. Mas até agora não vi nenhuma ação, atitude ou mesmo coragem de mudar. Enviar projetos para a Assembleia Legislativa buscando aumentar impostos, arrochar salários e violar direitos adquiridos é de uma desumanidade sem precedentes. O enfrentamento com o Poder Judiciário é absolutamente desnecessário, na medida em que ESSE passou a ser o avalista de nada menos que 10 bilhões de reais, sacados irresponsavelmente dos depósitos judiciais.O Senhor não deu nenhum sinal de sacrifício aos gaúchos. Não cortou na própria carne. Não exigiu de sua equipe ações capazes de reverter o quadro verdadeiramente cruel que vive o Estado do Rio Grande do Sul.Nunca passou por sua cabeça a ideia de implantar um “ESTADO MÍNIMO” no Rio Grande? Onde saúde, segurança, educação e infraestrutura fossem as atividades fins de seu governo?Infelizmente a resposta que seu governo deu aos gaúchos, a esses 11 milhões de cidadãos e cidadãs que pagam os 600 mil servidores públicos para cuidar de seus interesses, foi pífia. Entre optar pela extinção de secretarias de estado, ineficientes, que atrapalham atividades típicas da iniciativa privada, o seu governo resolveu por criar mais uma.  Secretaria esta destinada a  ‘ACOMODAR” demandas da bancada do  PMDB e da sua esposa. Por sinal, mulher honrada, competente e política de primeira linha. Ela não merecia “habitar” mesas de botequins e “bocas de Matilde” que a criticam diuturnamente por ter “fugido” do debate na Assembleia Legislativa.
Governador Sartori!
O Senhor tem exatamente 36 horas, a partir da manhã desta quinta-feira, dia 30 de julho de 2015, para encontrar uma “solução mágica” e devolver aos gaúchos a ESPERANÇA!
Lembre a Presidente Dilma, com quem o Senhor vai estar nessa quinta, em Brasília, que as lideranças do funcionalismo estadual votaram no PT em nível federal e estadual. Portanto, companheiros de luta que ela não pode abandonar.  E aí poderá estar a solução mágica de que falo!
Parcelar e atrasar salários não é o fim do mundo. Fim dos tempos é não acenar com ESPERANÇA!
Professores, policiais, médicos, enfermeiros… engenheiros… até o mais humilde servidor esperam ouvir do homem que prometeu e jurou governar o Rio Grande a expressão ‘TEMOS ESPERANÇA”!
O Rio Grande do Sul foi e é um Estado que se orgulha da coragem e da valentia de seus homens e mulheres, até mesmo os que aqui não nasceram, mas que ao varar o Mampituba incorporaram a “alma farrapa”.  Lembro, no epílogo desta, o enfrentamento que a Governadora Yeda Crusius fez contra os que invadiram sua casa numa manhã qualquer. Não a amedrontaram.  Ao contrário, na companhia do neto encarou todo mundo.
Ninguém está invadindo o Palácio Governador. Os policiais civis e militares irão garantir sua segurança e do próprio governo. Mas lembre, que até aqui, quem invadiu a casa dos honrados servidores gaúchos foi o senhor e sua equipe ao disseminar a DESESPERANÇA!
MUDE ESTE QUADRO! O SENHOR TEM O DEVER DE FAZÊ-LO. FOI ELEITO PARA GOVERNAR O RIO GRANDE!  Mesmo que tenha que mudar pessoas, que tenha que desagradar aliados, que tenha de ouvir ranger de dentes de companheiros. MAS FAÇA! ANTES QUE SEJA TARDE, MUITO TARDE!
Devolva a ESPERANÇA  ao Rio Grande!

Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts

quarta-feira, 29 de julho de 2015

PLANNED PARENTHOOD E ÓRGÃOS DE BEBÊS

Ex-funcionária da Planned Parenthood revela o que a gigante do aborto faz com órgãos de bebês
Por David Ramos
Imagem referencial. Foto: Domínio Público.
WASHINGTON DC, 21 Jul. 15 / 01:00 pm (ACI).- Abby Johnson, ex-diretora de uma clínica da Planned Parenthood e hoje líder pró-vida, revelou como são processados, no interior de uma instalação abortista, os órgãos de bebês abortados que logo serão vendidos aos laboratórios.
O Center for Medical Progress (CMP, Centro para o Progresso Médico) difundiu recentemente o vídeo de uma reunião com a doutora Deborah Nucatola, diretora executiva de Serviços Médicos da Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Uma câmera escondida filmou o momento em que dois atores que fingiram estar interessados em tecidos de bebês abortados falam com a doutora Deborah Nucatola, que lhes relata sobre sua experiência para extrai-los durante o procedimento.
Abby Johnson escreveu uma carta aberta à Dra. Nucatola no dia 14 de julho através da página Life Site News, por meio da qual recorda ter estado em uma postura muito parecida com a qual defende atualmente a funcionária da Planned Parenthood.
“Assisti o vídeo e vi o teu rosto. Te escutei falar sobre como extrair partes do corpo dos fetos. Te vi enquanto tomava teu vinho e falava como remover um feto intacto”, escreveu Abby. Entretanto, assegurou-lhe, que não a despreza “porque estava acostumada a reagir como ela”.
“Minha ex-clínica da Planned Parenthood estava acostumada a recolher partes de fetos. Eu estava acostumada a escavar entre seus corpos e os preparava para serem levados ao laboratório de investigação, o qual contratávamos”, recordou Abby.
Abby Johnson trabalhou para a Planned Parenthood durante quase uma década e inclusive se submeteu a dois abortos. Na sua opinião, o que a levou a abandonar a indústria do aborto foi quando viu pela primeira vez um bebê através do ultrassom.
Após abandonar a multinacional abortista, converteu-se ao catolicismo e hoje é uma das principais líderes pró-vida nos Estados Unidos.
Recentemente, recordou em sua carta à Dra. Nucatola, ao brincar com seus filhos descobriu outra das consequências do seu trabalho na Planned Parenthood: detesta o gelo seco.
“Estávamos acostumados a participar de pesquisas nas quais tínhamos que recolher partes de corpos de fetos e enviá-las aos laboratórios de investigação, tudo para investigação com células-tronco”, assinalou.
Abby explicou ainda que “mantínhamos seus pequenos corpos frios e preservados usando gelo seco”.
A líder pró-vida americana recordou que durante seu trabalho na Planned Parenthood “todo o sangue e as partes do corpo e tecidos extras eram recolhidos dentro de um frasco de vidro. Logo, este frasco chegava no meu laboratório POC (produtos de concepção)”.
“Eu levava o frasco ao nosso lavabo, despejava tudo dentro de um enorme coador, enxaguava o frasco e enxaguava o sangue do coador. Logo depois de que tivesse um corpo limpo, o despejava dentro de um prato de vidro no forno, que estava colocado sobre uma caixa de luz de raios X. Colocava um pouco de água no prato para que as partes do corpo boiassem… isso facilitava o meu trabalho no momento de manipulá-las”.
Abby explicou que, quando o assunto era recolher órgãos de corpos de bebês abortados, “um corpo intacto valia ouro”.
“Um corpo de feto intacto é considerado a perfeição na terra da investigação de tecido fetal”, indicou, embora “as partes desmembradas do corpo também estavam bem… e isso normalmente é o que lhes dávamos”.
“Eu revisava a história clínica da paciente para certificar-me que tivesse assinado o consentimento para que nós doássemos os restos do seu bebê. Quase todas as mulheres doavam, porque lhes convencíamos que através desta doação ajudariam a outros… altruísmo durante o aborto”.
Abby assinalou ainda: “Caso a mulher desse seu consentimento, obtinha as partes desejadas (usualmente todas) e as colocava dentro de um contêiner particular, que nos entregavam através da companhia de investigação”.
“No final do dia, empacotava ordenadamente todos os contêineres na caixa com gelo seco e os enviava”, indicou Abby, “esse foi o meu trabalho durante oito anos”.
“As imagens de corpos pequenininhos sempre estarão gravadas na minha memória”, disse e explicou que “essas difíceis lembranças me recordam pelo que estou lutando”.
A líder pró-vida reiterou sua identificação com a Dra. Deborah Nucatola e assegurou: “entendo o mundo no qual vive. Entendo a cegueira. Não acho que seja uma pessoa malvada. Eu não era uma pessoa malvada”.
Abby encorajou a Dra. Nucatola a abandonar a Planned Parenthood e a unir-se em defesa da vida, assegurando-lhe que em sua organização “queremos que encontre paz. Queremos que encontre a felicidade verdadeira. Sabemos que isso não será possível enquanto estiver envolvida a Planned Parenthood”.
“Com a força que luto para salvar bebês por nascer, luto igualmente com força para salvar a pessoas como você das garras da indústria do aborto”, concluiu Abby Johnson.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Fetal Cannibalism, Planned Parenthood Style

In China, they eat babies; Planned Parenthood kills them and then sells their organs. Which is worse?
Steven Mosher and Jonathan Abbamonte
2015 JUL 17
On the menu of some exclusive Chinese restaurants is an item that goes by the name of Spare Rib Soup. Very expensive, it is usually served only in the back rooms to known customers, who are willing to pay to premium for this delicacy. So what is Spare Rib Soup?
Brace yourselves.
Spare Rib Soup…. is actually a human soup, made from the bodies of aborted babies. It is regarded by the Chinese—at least some Chinese—as a rejuvenating potion. A kind of fountain of youth that will fix sagging wrinkles, grow back missing hair, and generally put a spring back in your step.
All of which is quite simply nonsense.
But I thought of Spare Rib Soup when I watched the video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services, Planned Parenthood, describing how her organization is harvesting and selling parts and pieces from aborted babies.
You’ve all seen the video by now, so I needn’t describe it in detail. If you haven’t, join the 2 million others who have. Prepare to be revolted.
I’m sure the picture of Nucatola calmly masticating her food as she discusses the importance of not crushing the organs so she “can get it all intact” will stay with you a long time. Or the thought of her sipping her cabernet sauvignon as she brags “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver.”
How the abortionist can manage to keep down her lunch while casually revealing that she did a “seventeen-weeker just this morning” is beyond me. She is talking about taking the life of a child who is about 12 inches long, can suck his thumb, can sense light and can feel pain. The thought makes me want to vomit. Apparently it stimulates her appetite.
Federal law prohibits the commercial trafficking of fetal tissue for profit and carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. That’s why Nucatola is careful to say that Planned Parenthood abortionists “want to come to a number that doesn’t look like they’re making money. … If they can do a little better than break even, and do so in a way that seems reasonable, they’re happy to do that.” [italics added]
Nucatola skirts the law a second time when she explains that Planned Parenthood’s abortionists sometimes do a manual version to keep the baby’s head intact so it can be sold. The baby is delivered feet first and killed in the process. This is, of course, akin to an illegal partial-birth abortion, following a 2003 law passed by the Congress and signed into law by President Bush.
The fetal soup sold in China is nauseating to any normal human being, but are Planned Parenthood’s actions any less so?
And reflect on this difference: In China, the only people responsible for this human cannibalism are the paying customers themselves. But in the United States, because of the huge subsidies that Planned Parenthood receives from the American taxpayer, we are all “paying customers.”
According to Planned Parenthood’s FY 2013-2014 annual report, the supposedly non-profit organization received a whopping $528 million. The U.S. taxpayer is the single largest contributor to Planned Parenthood, providing some 41 percent of its total revenue.
Planned Parenthood committed 327,653 abortions in the FY 2013-2014, an estimated one-third of all abortions committed in the U.S. that year. To put this number into perspective, Planned Parenthood abortionists are stopping a beating heart 37 times every hour, night and day, week after week, month after month.

And there is another reason why we can make no claims of moral superiority over China. Unlike the People’s Republic, we are a democratic country. We elected the men to Congress who appropriated our money and gave it to abortionists like Nucatola. We elected the President—Barack Obama—who keynotes Planned Parenthood fundraising events. So we are all—collectively—responsible for doing something about Planned Parenthood’s dirty business.
Because of its trafficking in baby body parts, Planned Parenthood is already under investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives and in several States, including Georgia ,Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, and Texas. More states need to follow—including your state.
It is past time to cut off all funding to the Planned Parenthood killing fields. Contact yourCongressman and Senators, your governors and state legislators, your mayors and your city counselors. Tell them to defund Planned Parenthood once and for all.

DEPUTADOS CORRUPTOS DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

ESTES DEPUTADOS DO PT DO RS LEVARAM DINHEIRO DO DELATOR DA ENGEVIX

Estes petistas gaúchos levaram dinheiro de Gerson Almada, Engevix, para suas campanhas, segundo delação premiada que ele fez ao MPF e para a PF em Curitiba:

Deputado Federal

Maria do Rosário

Deputados estaduais

Altemir Tortelli
Marcos Daneluz
Nelsinho Metalúrgico

Há também o nome "Miriam", que os jornais de SP não conseguiram identificar. No PT do RS, a única Miriam que se candidatou a deputada foi Miriam Marroni, mulher do ex-prefeito de Pelotas.

LEÕES E DENTISTAS NO BRASIL


Em memória de Cinthya Moutinho de Souza, (1967-2013) - Dentista Brasileira queimada viva num país de vagabundos que se comove por leão morto por dentista americano.

Abdul Kalam was an ordinary scientist: A Q Khan


NEW DELHI: The death of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam led to an outpouring of grief across the country with tributes flowing in from across all quarters.

However, there was one person who didn't think much of the former President's accomplishments as a scientist. 

Pakistan nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan in an interview to BBC said Abdul Kalam was an ordinary scientist. 

A Q Khan, considered the father of Pakistan's nuclear programme said, "Kalam used to prefer simplicity in all walks of life but he was an ordinary scientist."

READ ALSO: How Kalam's role helped avert 'Hindu bomb' tag 

In a phone interview to BBC, Khan said he could not remember anything noteworthy that Kalam had achieved. He claimed India's missile programme was developed with Russia's help. 

The Pakistani scientist also claimed that there was politics involved in the appointment of Abdul Kalam as President in 2002. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister and the NDA was in power at the time. "He (Kalam) was made the President because the BJP wanted to garner Muslim votes," Khan said.

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In 2004, A Q Khan was accused of supplying crucial secrets on nuclear weapons to foreign countries. He was dismissed from his job and was put under house arrest. However, Islamabad high court in 2009 declared him a free citizen of Pakistan. 

For lakhs of Indians, Kalam embodied the new India story, born into a poor Muslim family in Tamil Nadu, he rose by sheer force of education to become a missile scientist, the "missile man of India" becoming chief scientific adviser to the Prime Minister, then secretary of the DRDO, and then President of India. 

Kalam collapsed on July 27 at 6.30pm while delivering a lecture at IIM-Shillong and was declared dead soon after.

FONTE - The Times of India

Karen Yourish and Delano D'Souza

In a dramatic television appearance Feb. 4, Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of the Pakistani bomb, acknowledged that during the past two decades he had secretly provided North Korea, Libya, and Iran with crucial technological and intellectual building blocks for making nuclear weapons. Khan, considered a national hero, apologized to the people of Pakistan for what he had done and was pardoned by Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf shortly afterward.

At a time when U.S. and British intelligence agencies are under scrutiny for the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, President George W. Bush is touting the breakup of Khan’s network—
believed to span some half-dozen countries—as a victory for the intelligence services.

In a speech Feb. 11 at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., Bush reported that the picture of Khan’s network was pieced together over several years by U.S. and British intelligence officers, who gradually uncovered the network’s reach and identified key agents and money men. Bush said operatives monitored the travel of Khan and his senior associates, shadowed members of the network, recorded their conversations, and penetrated their operations. “We’ve uncovered their secrets,” the president stated, “and all Americans can be grateful for the hard work and the dedication of our fine intelligence professionals.”

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, told reporters Feb. 5 that the Khan case “raises more questions than it answers” and that cracking the case of the Pakistani scientist represents only “the tip of an iceberg” in the wider global nuclear black market. “We need to know who supplied what, when, to whom,” ElBaradei stressed. “Dr. Khan was not working alone.” In an op-ed published in The New York Times Feb. 13, ElBaradei underlined the need for urgent action to toughen the world’s nonproliferation regime to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and called for strengthening export controls and accelerating movement toward nuclear disarmament.

The disclosure of Khan’s network comes amid some progress in relations between India and Pakistan. In the first formal peace talks between the two countries in more than two years, officials from India and Pakistan met in Islamabad Feb. 16 and 17 to lay out a timetable for moving forward with a “composite dialogue” aimed at resolving a number of sticky issues, including the bitter controversy over the disputed regions of Jammu and Kashmir. That dispute has helped plunge the two countries into three wars and repeated threats of war since the partition of the subcontinent more than 50 years ago, including crises in 1999 and 2002 that raised fears of an atomic exchange between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

The Indian government has been relatively silent on the revelations about Khan’s network. When questioned by Arms Control Today, a spokesperson for the Indian embassy in Washington, D.C., declined to comment on the affair and instead pointed to an article published in the Hindustan Times Feb. 14 that stated, “In a way, the Khan episode is a vindication of the Indian stance (since the 1980s) that Pakistan’s nuclear program is, as it always was, a clandestine venture. But even in its state of alarm, the world community, notably the United States, is tending to be soft on the system which jeopardized international security by sponsoring terrorism and selling nuclear technology.”

On Feb. 23, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee made his first public comments about the Khan network, stating during a news conference in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, “We hope that under the guidance of the United Nations a system will be developed to prevent such clandestine transfer of nuclear capability….It is a serious issue. We are taking whatever steps necessary on the security front.”

In pointing to Khan, the White House has avoided criticizing Musharraf or the Pakistani government—key allies in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and the effort to dismantle the Al Qaeda terrorist organization. They have neither complained about Musharraf’s decision to pardon Khan nor raised public questions about the extent to which the Pakistani government or military were involved in the illicit network. “The government of Pakistan is interrogating the network’s members, learning critical details that will help them prevent it from ever operating again,” Bush noted. “President Musharraf has promised to share all the information he learns about the Khan network and has assured us that his country will never again be a source of proliferation.”

In his speech, Bush said Khan was the illegal network’s “leading scientific mind as well as its primary salesman.” The Pakistani scientist made frequent trips to consult with his clients, selling blueprints for centrifuges to enrich uranium and uranium hexafluoride—an essential raw material. Although low-enriched uranium is used in civilian nuclear reactors, highly enriched uranium can be used in making nuclear weapons.

Bush said that Khan and his associates provided Iran, Libya, and North Korea with designs for Pakistan’s older centrifuges, as well as designs for more advanced and efficient models. The network also provided these countries with components and in some cases with complete centrifuges. Khan and his associates used a factory in Malaysia to manufacture key parts for centrifuges, Bush said. Other necessary parts were purchased through network operatives based in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, who set up front companies to fool legitimate firms into selling them materials.

There is some disagreement over when the United States began providing Pakistan with information about illegal nuclear activities. According to Department of State spokesperson Richard Boucher, the United States has had “long-standing concerns” about nuclear proliferation from Pakistan and has provided the country with information about those activities for years. However, in an interview published Feb. 10 in The New York Times, Musharraf said Washington had not provided evidence until October 2003.

“Certainly, our nonproliferation dialogue with Pakistan goes back much farther than [October],” Boucher said. He also praised Pakistan for taking “this matter seriously over time…and what they’re doing to make sure that Pakistan is not a source of proliferation.”

Musharraf said he first heard about suspicions that Khan was sharing information with other countries in February 2000.

MATÉRIA DE 2006 DO AMERICAN THINKER

Brazil's Nuclear Ambitions

Brazil is a continental country with a complicated 'geostrategic depth.' Americans tend, at our peril, to pay insufficient attention to its politics and justifiably large ambitions. We may not have that luxury in the foreseeable future. Brazil appears to be taking steps in the next few weeks which could eventually enlarge the small but growing club of nuclear powers. The implications are profound.
Brazil's national security policies have been characterized by three historical driving instincts; the first: to exert sovereignty over the whole of its vast, rich but thinly populated geographic interior; second: to develop economically and militarily to obtain a deserved regional leadership position; and finally to become an important global actor.
It was no accident that at the turn of the 20th century developing military institutions in Latin America turned to the great European powers on which to model their own national security doctrines and modernize their forces. It was not simply because of cultural and immigration ties, but principally because they found similar security challenges and requirements.
Thus the Prussians and Germans wielded early influence on the Chilean and Argentine militaries, both sharing long borders with potentially hostile neighbors where the ability to mobilize and move military resources to face threats required centralized and detailed planning along the lines of the German general staff developed under the doctrines of the great Field Marshall von Moltke.  On the other hand Brazil, primarily settled along its coast line, was shielded by its dark and mysterious interior. Brazilians turned first to the French, whose colonial experiences in Africa, exploring and developing that vast 'dark continent' mirrored Brazil's own situation,  while its Luso—African culture was resonant with certain aspects of French practice.
Settlement, development and defense of the Amazon region have been a mainstay of Brazilian security doctrines.  In 1997 the vast SIVAM project 'System for Vigilance over the Amazon' was completed. The network of radars is designed to monitor the airspace over the Amazon for air traffic control purposes, including  illicit overflights; it also includes radars for meteorological and weather monitoring and analysis.  Defense of the Amazon from migratory incursions for the illicit extraction of minerals, drug trafficking and spill—over insurgent activity from Colombia are all real issues for Brazil.
Nonetheless, this sense of insecurity of the interior has engendered a certain level of paranoia over threats to Amazon from foreign invaders and imperialists coveting its vast resources. To the extent the military has a formal defense plan for the Amazon, it includes astrategy of attrition and delaying guerrilla warfare to halt any cross—border invasions.
On the other hand, as the saying goes, 'just because you're paranoid does not mean someone is not out to get you.' Global environmental concerns from the UN  and various special interest groups—from rational to extremist—often do speak in terms of the Amazon as a global environmental interest and resource. Intellectually or specifically, such rhetoric implies challenges to Brazil's sovereignty over the region. Those flinging about such rhetoric include former senior US political leaders, namely Al Gore.
Brazil, along with Argentina, has sought greater economic integration within South America, and promotion of MERCOSUR has been a priority. The MERCOSUR regional trading bloc includes Uruguay and Paraguay. It was established as counterbalance to US free trade initiatives and dominance in the Americas. The US remains however, the largest bi—lateral trading partner in the hemisphere, with China slowly chipping away at our position. Worldwide trade liberalization has improved the internal trading markets and exports within the MERCOSUR partners and associative members.
Brazil's foreign policy also is marked by outreach across the South Atlantic to Africa and is developing close cultural and economic ties to those countries directly across the ocean, all part of its regional power identity. This is a deserved position for a country of the magnitude of Brazil.
But one part of Brazil's reach for international power identity has been its efforts at developing nuclear weapons during the 1970s, 80s and 90s.  Brazil transparently terminated this program in 1996 and signed the nuclear non—proliferating treaty in 1998.  But Brazil likely retains the technological capacity and know—how to produce and deliver a nuclear weapon. They just have not crossed that threshold for the many geopoltical and security complications doing so would entail.
But recently, according to a Knight Ridder article,  Brazil is poised in the next several weeks to produce large quantities of enriched uranium.
The Resende  plant near Rio de Janiero, where the uranium will be enriched, was originally denied access to United Nations IAEA inspections by the government of Brazil. That impasse was partly resolved in late 2004. Nonetheless, according to Lawrence Scheinman, a former U.S. arms control official, Brazil's nuclear fuel needs, more than 120 tons of enriched uranium a year, don't warrant the country launching an industrial facility, such as Resende, especially with global supplies of the material running high.  '
'There really isn't much justification for new enrichment facilities unless countries have a very substantial number of reactors to be serviced and don't want to depend on outside suppliers,'' he said. ``Neither Brazil nor Iran are in those positions.'' 
Meanwhile the father of Brazil's nuclear weapons program, Rex Nazare Alves, currently sits on the advisory committee for National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) of the government of Lula da Silva. Previously a consultant in the Institutional Security Office (GSI) of the Presidency of the Republic, he was promoted to be a representative to 'Deliberative Commission' the most important Brazilian nuclear policy group that provides both oversight and veto decisions for CNEN. According to Brasilia Correio Braziliense, Alves was part of Brazil's secret 'parallel nuclear program' in the 1980s; involving nuclear design and construction and unspecified classified funding of the program.
Former Science and Technology Minister Roberto Amaral says that he was unaware  of the involvement of Rex Nazare Alves with the secret parallel nuclear program when he appointed him to the Deliberative Commission—odd since Amaral was already on record  stating Brazil should be free to 'master all aspects of nuclear technology' along with campaign statements by President Lula da Silva that the non—proliferation treaty is 'unfair.'
Contrasting Iran's nuclear programs with Brazil, White House spokesman Scott McCllellan stated
'I think a difference here... that I would point out —— if you're talking about Brazil versus Iran —— is one of trust. Iran has shown that they can't be trusted with nuclear technology because they have hidden their activities for some two decades; they failed to comply with their international obligations.' 
Trust is a strange choice of words in a world of increasing nuclear proliferation while Brazil's cooperation with IAEA still remains 'non—intrusive.'  Brazil has not allowed officials to view the centrifuges in full at their Resende plant for fear of 'economic espionage.'  Other experts conclude that full inspection may reflect illicit sources of technology. One outstanding mystery remains: whether AQ Khan had any influence on Brazil's nuclear programs, or for that matter contacts with Mr. Alves.
Is economics the only reason for Brazil to enrich uranium?  Or could in fact the clandestine nuclear program of Iran be a driver in posturing Brazil more closely for a future nuclear weapon capability?  One can hope that Brazil harbors no nuclear weapons ambitions which would be destabilizing and extravagant —when they have many opportunities and capabilities to contribute to regional and international security, and are doing so in Haiti now.
On the other hand, would Brazil tolerate a world of increasing nuclear weapons with the likes of countries as Iran and North Korea?  For some analysts the answer is  'No.'  Noted Brazilian economist Ricardo C. Amaral openly declared that Brazil should pursue nuclear weapons as the ultimate guarantor of sovereignty.
'The world is changing very fast, and we have to prepare Brazil for the future and adapt Brazil to the new world reality. I would tell my fellow Brazilians: "Please, wake up and look around the world; even poor countries such as India, Pakistan, South Africa, and North Korea have nuclear weapons.'
Actually South Africa disassembled their nuclear weapons voluntarily, but his point stands as Iran moves forward with their program; a program whose international support should be rejected. One thing certain: a world with fewer nuclear weapons is a safer world, and that is a world Brazil can be proudest to promote.
Joseph Myers writes and speaks on national security issues.

Brazil is a continental country with a complicated 'geostrategic depth.' Americans tend, at our peril, to pay insufficient attention to its politics and justifiably large ambitions. We may not have that luxury in the foreseeable future. Brazil appears to be taking steps in the next few weeks which could eventually enlarge the small but growing club of nuclear powers. The implications are profound.
Brazil's national security policies have been characterized by three historical driving instincts; the first: to exert sovereignty over the whole of its vast, rich but thinly populated geographic interior; second: to develop economically and militarily to obtain a deserved regional leadership position; and finally to become an important global actor.
It was no accident that at the turn of the 20th century developing military institutions in Latin America turned to the great European powers on which to model their own national security doctrines and modernize their forces. It was not simply because of cultural and immigration ties, but principally because they found similar security challenges and requirements.
Thus the Prussians and Germans wielded early influence on the Chilean and Argentine militaries, both sharing long borders with potentially hostile neighbors where the ability to mobilize and move military resources to face threats required centralized and detailed planning along the lines of the German general staff developed under the doctrines of the great Field Marshall von Moltke.  On the other hand Brazil, primarily settled along its coast line, was shielded by its dark and mysterious interior. Brazilians turned first to the French, whose colonial experiences in Africa, exploring and developing that vast 'dark continent' mirrored Brazil's own situation,  while its Luso—African culture was resonant with certain aspects of French practice.
Settlement, development and defense of the Amazon region have been a mainstay of Brazilian security doctrines.  In 1997 the vast SIVAM project 'System for Vigilance over the Amazon' was completed. The network of radars is designed to monitor the airspace over the Amazon for air traffic control purposes, including  illicit overflights; it also includes radars for meteorological and weather monitoring and analysis.  Defense of the Amazon from migratory incursions for the illicit extraction of minerals, drug trafficking and spill—over insurgent activity from Colombia are all real issues for Brazil.
Nonetheless, this sense of insecurity of the interior has engendered a certain level of paranoia over threats to Amazon from foreign invaders and imperialists coveting its vast resources. To the extent the military has a formal defense plan for the Amazon, it includes astrategy of attrition and delaying guerrilla warfare to halt any cross—border invasions.
On the other hand, as the saying goes, 'just because you're paranoid does not mean someone is not out to get you.' Global environmental concerns from the UN  and various special interest groups—from rational to extremist—often do speak in terms of the Amazon as a global environmental interest and resource. Intellectually or specifically, such rhetoric implies challenges to Brazil's sovereignty over the region. Those flinging about such rhetoric include former senior US political leaders, namely Al Gore.
Brazil, along with Argentina, has sought greater economic integration within South America, and promotion of MERCOSUR has been a priority. The MERCOSUR regional trading bloc includes Uruguay and Paraguay. It was established as counterbalance to US free trade initiatives and dominance in the Americas. The US remains however, the largest bi—lateral trading partner in the hemisphere, with China slowly chipping away at our position. Worldwide trade liberalization has improved the internal trading markets and exports within the MERCOSUR partners and associative members.
Brazil's foreign policy also is marked by outreach across the South Atlantic to Africa and is developing close cultural and economic ties to those countries directly across the ocean, all part of its regional power identity. This is a deserved position for a country of the magnitude of Brazil.
But one part of Brazil's reach for international power identity has been its efforts at developing nuclear weapons during the 1970s, 80s and 90s.  Brazil transparently terminated this program in 1996 and signed the nuclear non—proliferating treaty in 1998.  But Brazil likely retains the technological capacity and know—how to produce and deliver a nuclear weapon. They just have not crossed that threshold for the many geopoltical and security complications doing so would entail. 
But recently, according to a Knight Ridder article,  Brazil is poised in the next several weeks to produce large quantities of enriched uranium.
The Resende  plant near Rio de Janiero, where the uranium will be enriched, was originally denied access to United Nations IAEA inspections by the government of Brazil. That impasse was partly resolved in late 2004. Nonetheless, according to Lawrence Scheinman, a former U.S. arms control official, Brazil's nuclear fuel needs, more than 120 tons of enriched uranium a year, don't warrant the country launching an industrial facility, such as Resende, especially with global supplies of the material running high.  '
'There really isn't much justification for new enrichment facilities unless countries have a very substantial number of reactors to be serviced and don't want to depend on outside suppliers,'' he said. ``Neither Brazil nor Iran are in those positions.'' 
Meanwhile the father of Brazil's nuclear weapons program, Rex Nazare Alves, currently sits on the advisory committee for National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) of the government of Lula da Silva. Previously a consultant in the Institutional Security Office (GSI) of the Presidency of the Republic, he was promoted to be a representative to 'Deliberative Commission' the most important Brazilian nuclear policy group that provides both oversight and veto decisions for CNEN. According to Brasilia Correio Braziliense, Alves was part of Brazil's secret 'parallel nuclear program' in the 1980s; involving nuclear design and construction and unspecified classified funding of the program.
Former Science and Technology Minister Roberto Amaral says that he was unaware  of the involvement of Rex Nazare Alves with the secret parallel nuclear program when he appointed him to the Deliberative Commission—odd since Amaral was already on record  stating Brazil should be free to 'master all aspects of nuclear technology' along with campaign statements by President Lula da Silva that the non—proliferation treaty is 'unfair.'
Contrasting Iran's nuclear programs with Brazil, White House spokesman Scott McCllellan stated
'I think a difference here... that I would point out —— if you're talking about Brazil versus Iran —— is one of trust. Iran has shown that they can't be trusted with nuclear technology because they have hidden their activities for some two decades; they failed to comply with their international obligations.' 
Trust is a strange choice of words in a world of increasing nuclear proliferation while Brazil's cooperation with IAEA still remains 'non—intrusive.'  Brazil has not allowed officials to view the centrifuges in full at their Resende plant for fear of 'economic espionage.'  Other experts conclude that full inspection may reflect illicit sources of technology. One outstanding mystery remains: whether AQ Khan had any influence on Brazil's nuclear programs, or for that matter contacts with Mr. Alves.
Is economics the only reason for Brazil to enrich uranium?  Or could in fact the clandestine nuclear program of Iran be a driver in posturing Brazil more closely for a future nuclear weapon capability?  One can hope that Brazil harbors no nuclear weapons ambitions which would be destabilizing and extravagant —when they have many opportunities and capabilities to contribute to regional and international security, and are doing so in Haiti now.
On the other hand, would Brazil tolerate a world of increasing nuclear weapons with the likes of countries as Iran and North Korea?  For some analysts the answer is  'No.'  Noted Brazilian economist Ricardo C. Amaral openly declared that Brazil should pursue nuclear weapons as the ultimate guarantor of sovereignty.
'The world is changing very fast, and we have to prepare Brazil for the future and adapt Brazil to the new world reality. I would tell my fellow Brazilians: "Please, wake up and look around the world; even poor countries such as India, Pakistan, South Africa, and North Korea have nuclear weapons.'
Actually South Africa disassembled their nuclear weapons voluntarily, but his point stands as Iran moves forward with their program; a program whose international support should be rejected. One thing certain: a world with fewer nuclear weapons is a safer world, and that is a world Brazil can be proudest to promote.


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FALTA POUCO

Atormentada com os desdobramentos da Operação Lava-Jato, a cúpula petista foi surpreendida na manhã dessa quinta-feira (25) com uma  notícia que expõe um dos maiores temores do partido. A Justiça Federal recebeu pedido de habeas corpus preventivo para evitar que o ex-presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva seja preso por envolvimento no esquema de propina na Petrobras. Quem passou o susto foi um cidadão comum, o consultor Maurício Ramos Thomaz, de Campinas, que impetrou a ação para proteger Lula. Logo no início da tarde, o Tribunal Regional Federal da 4ª Região (TRF4) negou o habeas corpus e encerrou o assunto. Mas o episódio, provocado por um simpatizante do político, acabou no pior: a associação direta da figura do ex-presidente com o maior esquema de corrupção já investigado no país.

A repercussão do pedido de habeas corpus levou até mesmo a 13ª Vara Federal de Curitiba, ligada ao TRF4, que centraliza a investigação da Lava-Jato, a informar que não há “qualquer investigação em curso” relacionada ao ex-presidente e a se posicionar sobre a necessidade de “afastar polêmicas desnecessárias”. O rebuliço ocorre uma semana depois da prisão do presidente da construtora Odebrecht, Marcelo Odebrecht, que acendeu sinal de alerta entre petistas. Eles temem que o depoimento do executivo comprometa o partido e, especialmente, Lula.

Sem autorização do ex-presidente, o consultor Maurício Ramos Thomaz, de 50 anos, temendo que o petista fosse preso a qualquer momento, tratou de tomar providências. Simpático a Lula e eleitor de Dilma, Maurício não tem curso superior, mas acumula experiência em propor habeas corpus à revelia dos pacientes. Ele já entrou com ações em favor do jornalista Diogo Mainardi, do ex-diretor da Petrobras Nestor Cerveró e, no processo do mensalão, em favor de réus como Marcos Valério e Roberto Jefferson.

Nessa quinta-feira, ele acordou, às 11h30, com o telefonema do Estado de Minas e contou que nasceu no Paraná, mas “odeia” o estado onde está centralizada a investigação da Operação Lava-Jato. Também chamou o juiz Sérgio Moro, que comanda a apuração, de “caipira de Londrina” – Moro nasceu em Maringá. Para o desembargador federal João Pedro Gebran Neto, que negou o habeas corpus, a iniciativa de Thomaz foi uma “aventura jurídica”. “Não existe qualquer fundamento legal para a pretensão”, afirmou.

Ao pedido, foram anexadas notícias que, na avaliação do magistrado, não mostram o risco de ameaça de ir e vir de Lula. “Cuida-se apenas de aventura jurídica que em nada contribui para o presente momento, talvez prejudicando e expondo o próprio ex-presidente”, avaliou o magistrado. O Superior Tribunal Federal (STF) entende que habeas corpus feitos por terceiros têm que ser arquivados.

Além de desagradar Lula, Thomaz pode ter problemas com a Justiça por causa da iniciativa. O desembargador encaminhou o processo para o Ministério Público Federal “para a adoção de providências cabíveis”. Segundo Gebran, o consultor usou linguagem “imprópria, vulgar e chula, inclusive ofendendo a honra de várias pessoas nominadas na inicial”. Moro, por exemplo, foi chamado de “hitleriano” e “moralmente deficiente”.

Advogados do ex-presidente Lula, que soube do processo pela imprensa, logo entraram com pedido no TRF4 para que o habeas corpus preventivo não fosse considerado. Na petição, os defensores afirmam que isso foi feito “por pessoa estranha, provavelmente inspirada por vários interesses, como o de se fazer notar pela imprensa ou mesmo por interesses políticos”. O Instituto Lula também se posicionou: “Não temos informação se foi uma pessoa de boa-fé ou um provocador da oposição tentando gerar um factoide.” (Colaborou Eduardo Militão)

Delação homologada
O ministro Teori Zavascki, relator no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) dos inquéritos da Operação Lava-Jato que apuram o envolvimento de políticos no esquema de corrupção na Petrobras, homologou nessa quinta-feira à noite o acordo de delação premiada firmado entre o dono da UTC, Ricardo Pessoa, e a Procuradoria-Geral da República (PGR). Pessoa assinou o documento de colaboração em 13 de março. Ele é acusado de coordenar o cartel das empreiteiras que teriam participado do desvio recursos da Petrobras. A delação tem cerca de 80 páginas e faz menção a alguns nomes já investigados na Operação Lava-Jato, como o do senador Romero Jucá (PMDB-RR). A partir de agora, Pessoa terá que prestar depoimentos complementares.