Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ted Snider — What's Happening in Brazil? Exactly What the Coup Leaders Said Would Happen

The Brazilian coup that ousted elected Workers' Party President Dilma Rousseff was a brazen ploy to implement a right-wing economic plan based on austerity, privatization and deregulation. The events unfolding in Brazil today are consistent with the stated intentions of the coup leaders -- tacitly approved by the US.…
The soft coup that removed Dilma was reminiscent of the military coup that removed  João Goulart in 1962 under the aegis of the United States.
In Who Rules the World, Noam Chomsky explains that in 1962, President John F. Kennedy made the policy decision to transform the militaries of Latin America from defending against external forces to "internal security" or, as Chomsky puts it, "war against the domestic population, if they raised their heads." ...
The evidence that the US cooperated in the coup that removed Goulart from power is solid.... President Lyndon B. Johnson gave Under Secretary of State George Ball and Assistant Secretary for Latin America Thomas Mann the green light to participate in the coup: "I think we ought to take every step that we can, be prepared to do everything that we need to do."
The coup against Dilma was a soft coup engineered by the opposition.
How do we know that the maneuverings that removed Dilma Rousseff from power were a coup dressed in the disguise of parliamentary democracy? Because the coup leaders have told us so. Twice now.... 
Truthout
What's Happening in Brazil? Exactly What the Coup Leaders Said Would Happen
Ted Snider

8 comments:

GLH said...

You really should be very careful of listening to Chomsky. He is not on the side of the people. He is a gatekeeper for the deep state. You should question every word that he says. I used to read and listen to everything that he had to say until I found out the truth about the man. Chomsky criticizes Kennedy because Kennedy was in the process of taking back control of our country from the deep state which is something Trump claims to be doing. I suggest one more time that you read Michael Collins Piper's "Final Judgment."

John said...

GLH, what on earth are you talking about. Kennedy was as deep state as they come: the Vietnam war was down to him and his brother, and he was planning on invading Cuba before he was assassinated. He may well be the worst president the United States has ever had.

Michael Collins Piper and everyone else who are giddy from drinking their fill at the Kennedy Kool-Aid fountain have never given a convincing explanation as to why anybody other than Oswald would assassinate him. All the evidence points to Oswald.

Tom Hickey said...

Snider's post alleges that JFK approved the covert operations designed to neoliberalism Latin America that resulted in the undermining of leftist governments and parties and led to the deaths of a lot of people.

GLH said...

John and Tom Hickey: I am afraid that both of you have swallowed the cool aid. Had Kennedy been part of the deep state he would never have been killed. Look at obummer he did everything he was told to do and today he is a millionaire. As far as MCP, read his work and we will discuss it, other than than neither of you is very informed about Kennedy.

Bob said...

The Boys from Brazil are back in town...

Tom Hickey said...

Kennedy turned on the deep state after the Bay of Pigs. He made the mistake of firing Allen Dulles and other top CIA officials with the intention of getting presidential control back.

GLH said...

Tom Hickey: From what I have read you are correct and don't you agree that it isn't much of a leap to figure who had Kennedy killed?

Tom Hickey said...

Yes, but that's inference. Evidence is still lacking.