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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:14 PM
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hmmm, proxy war for oil coming to Brazil next? Al Qaeda members hide in Brazil, raise money(Reuters)
http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE7312LT20...

"BRASILIA (Reuters) - Al Qaeda operatives are in Brazil planning attacks, raising money and recruiting followers, a leading news magazine reported Saturday, renewing concerns about the nation serving as a hide-out for Islamic militants.
Veja magazine, in its online edition, reported that at least 20 people affiliated with al Qaeda as well as the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Palestinian group Hamas and two other organizations have been hiding out in the South American country.

The magazine said these operatives have been raising money and working to incite attacks abroad. The magazine cited Brazilian police and U.S. government reports, but did not give details on specific targets or operations.

The United States has said Islamic militants have been operating in the border region between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Brazil has denied this, while saying it is aware that some members of Brazil's Lebanese community legally transferred funds to the Middle East.........."


here is the original Brasilian article from Veja (in Portuguese)

http://veja.abril.com.br/blog/reinaldo/geral/o-terroris... /
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motivations?

the neocons are already banging the drums
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/al-qaeda-brazil_556...



Brazil and China eye plan to axe dollar
http://www.businessweek.com/blogs/eyeonasia/archives/20...
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/996b1af8-43ce-11de-a9be-00144...

Lula: Brazil, China should not use dollar to trade
http://newshopper.sulekha.com/lula-brazil-china-should-... (AP via post)


China, Brazil Sign Oil Deal
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-2009-05-20-voa...

Statoil sells 40 pct stake in Brazilian oil field to Sinochem for $3.07 bln
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/24570/20100522/statoil-s...


DU flashback --- Huge new oil discovery in Brazil
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



I find it strange that now Al-Qaeda pops up on the screen right after Obamas visit down to South America, including Brasil, etc.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:19 PM
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1. Anyone following Latin American news, or anti-terrorisism news
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:27 PM by Davis_X_Machina
...knows that area -- the tri-border region -- where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet has for over a decade been a source of concern -- really, going back to the time of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center bombing in 1994.

Long before Chinese oil deals, or Lula's disenchantment with the use of the US dollar as the default international currency, or even Lula's election....

Here's a 2002 CNN piece.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:25 PM
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2. This stinks to high heaven
of CIA/MIC disinformation/psyops.
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