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Fri Jan 4, 2019, 11:06 PM

Brazil's Bolsonaro considers US base to counter Russia

Source: Brisbane Times

By Peter Prengaman
5 January 2019 12:00pm

Sao Paulo: Brazil is open to hosting a US military base to counter Russian influence in the region, the South American country's new president said.

Jair Bolsonaro, who took office on Tuesday, is a fan of US President Donald Trump and a fierce critic of Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

In a television interview, Bolsonaro said he is worried about Russia's closeness with Venezuela. In December, the two countries held a joint training mission in Venezuela that was criticised by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"My approximation with the United States is economic, but it could also be warlike," said Bolsonaro, adding the base would be "symbolic" since American military power can reach any part of the globe.

Read more: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/south-america/brazil-s-bolsonaro-considers-us-base-to-counter-russia-20190105-p50pqs.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 11:11 PM

1. Sounds like a run up to an invasion of Venezuela.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 11:13 PM

2. Here it comes, people

Fort Trump.

I'll just bet that Spanky is creaming his jammies over this idea.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 04:04 AM

4. But tRump would never do that, right?

He says we're not the world's policeman, and that we should get out of Syria and Afghanistan. If he planned to have a permanent or temporary base in Brazil that would make him look like a gigantic hypocrite. If there's one thing Donald Trump is not, it's a hypocrite, right?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 07:07 AM

5. "Fort Dirty Donny" does have a certain "ring" to it

Not that many five-time republican Draft Dodgers get forts named after them.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 11:21 PM

3. But will the Brazilian Military accept it?

If not, we may see a coup and Bolsonaro under arrest for corruption.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 03:16 AM

7. Found this article Saturday night: Brazil military opposes Bolsonaro's openness to US military base

Used it to start a new thread. You'll find the link to the article there:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142237515

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 07:23 AM

6. Why would Putin allow Trump to put an American base in Brazil?

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Response to watoos (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 03:18 AM

8. Really strange, isn't it? Is it possible Trump is starting to think he's more powerful than Putin?

Doesn't seem possible, considering they clearly have a direct way to coerce his service for them.

I have to guess "Derp" at this point.

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