As Obama Preps To Send Troops Into Syria The US Gov’t Is Already Planning Their Next Major Coup

obama_coupBy Claire Bernish

A nonviolent coup to depose a democratically-elected president and install some of the most corrupt politicians — who, not coincidentally happen to be favored by the U.S. political establishment — is currently underway in Brazil. As the public’s attention zeroes on the readying of troops for deployment to Syria, the U.S. government has been able to quietly lend its approval to the crooked and baseless move to oust Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Indeed, though the controversy over quintupling U.S. ground troops in Syria — despite vows by the Obama administration at least 16 times there would be ‘no boots on the ground’ — constitutes a valid and pertinent debate, it can’t be allowed to obfuscate what’s taking place in Brazil.

To understand the importance of the ongoing tumult, you need only look at who matters to both the Brazilian and U.S. political elite — and it clearly isn’t the 54 million people who re-elected Brazil’s first female president just 18 months ago.

In fact, the U.S. State Department has all but publicly asserted its support for the usurpation of power by Brazil’s center-right Social Democracy Party (PDSB) — perhaps because, as has been suggested by many, U.S. fingerprints are all over the coup. What better way to thwart Brazil’s successful dealings with Russia and China, as part of the BRICS economic alliance, than to insert an oligarchical leader whose party heavily favors U.S. interests.

First, it’s necessary to revisit the mechanics of the coup as well as the controversy surrounding those involved.

Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted to impeach Rousseff on April 17 on the premise of her alleged complicity in albeit relatively minor corruption. But the true impetus for Rousseff’s removal, contrary to the narrative championed by Brazil’s corporate media, is transparently evidenced in those calling for it — and in whom they wish to replace her with.

Bruno Araújo, a congressman who has been implicated as possibly receiving funds from a construction giant embroiled in a corruption scandal, helped tip the vote for impeachment earlier this month. Araújo, as the Intercept reported, belongs to the same PDSB party that lost four elections in a row to Rousseff’s Worker’s Party (PT).

“[T]he most important means for understanding the truly anti-democratic nature of what’s taking place,” the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald explained, “is to look at the person whom Brazilian oligarchs and their media organs are trying to install as president: the corruption-tainted, deeply unpopular, oligarch-serving Vice President Michael Temer.”

For all the negative attention trained on Rousseff, Temer’s unpopular image and duplicitous dealings are worse, and could be worthy of his own impeachment proceedings. And he isn’t alone.

“Altogether, 60 percent of the 594 members of Brazil’s Congress face serious charges like bribery, electoral fraud, illegal deforestation, kidnapping and homicide,” as The New York Times cited corruption watchdog, Transparency Brazil.

But PDSB seeks to bypass that not-at-all minor detail through Rouseff’s impeachment — which, if successful, would automatically bring Temer to power — much to the satisfaction of the United States government.

To wit, another major figure pushing for the removal of Rousseff, Senator Aloysio Nunes, traveled to Washington, D.C., the day after the impeachment vote to consult with the third most powerful State Department official, Thomas Shannon, in a closed-door meeting.

As co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Mark Weisbrot, explained in an article for the Huffington Post, Shannon had no obligatory duty to meet with Nunes — but his doing so sent a clear message of at least tacit acceptance of the impeachment proceedings by the White House.

U.S. support of the current coup echoes that of the previous Brazilian coup in 1964 — a violent usurpation of power by U.S.-friendly dictator, during which Dilma Rousseff, herself, became a victim of physical torture.

But perhaps the most telling indication of U.S. support for deposing Rousseff can be found in a detail of Nunes recent Washington trip. As the Intercept’s Andrew Fishman explained in an interview with Democracy Now, Nunes was a guest at a private luncheon thrown by the Albright Stonebridge Group — a firm co-founded by the former CEO of Kellogg and Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state under Bill Clinton.

“[O]ne of the senior advisers affiliated with the Albright Stonebridge Group,” Fishman, who is located in Brazil, noted, “is the leader of an organization down here that’s very involved in the push against the Dilma government.”

He added that “while the U.S. government hasn’t made any official stance” on Rousseff’s impending impeachment, “it seems pretty obvious as to what their stance is and which side they’re supporting or would support.”

Claire Bernish writes for, where this article first appeared.

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18 Comments on "As Obama Preps To Send Troops Into Syria The US Gov’t Is Already Planning Their Next Major Coup"

  1. Tim Hadfield | May 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm | Reply

    Another country, another hostile take-over. And on to the next one …
    There is little comfort in knowing that the same fate has happened to the American peoples – their ‘land of the free’ has gone too. Obama is already preparing for riots.

    • “Obama is already preparing for riots.” As are his handlers, in more ways than one! Bill Ayers, Obama’s longtime good friend since his days as a young man, is the convicted “Domestic Terrorist” communist whose organization Underground Weather bombed the US State Department and a police officer’s home, among other targets. In sync with Soros, Ayers used social media to urge the US political left to disrupt Trump rallies. TPTB are stirring the pot attempting to get people fighting each other, as per usual…

  2. Zaphod Braden | May 1, 2016 at 1:37 pm | Reply

    Why are the Generals not REFUSING to obey CRIMINAL ORDERS?
    Entering Syria would be an INVASION ……. Our Troops would have no defense in War Crimes trials.

  3. legal eagle | May 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm | Reply

    The US has no legitimate reason for entering Syria. ANY troops is a criminal invasion of a sovereign nation.

    • And we all know Obama is heading the start of WWIII.

      • That’s a fear tactic to force the people of the world to accept the NWO. A true WW3 would decimate the Globalist’s control and infrastructure. The Globalists have been playing this same tune since they created the Soviet Union, and then went on to bring Mao and the Chinese communists to power. Control with fear.

  4. pending approval…posting without a NY Times article link

    It seems disingenuous to suggest the ouster of Rousseff is entirely anti-democratic given reports by Brazilian activists, media, and fellow politicians of her arrogant, authoritarian style, breaking pledges, and refusal to meet with members of Brazil’s congress and others for 5 years – among other problems. The Intercept is a suspicious source of information given billionaire founder Omidyar apparently supports the NSA and the Establishment. Also suspicious is Greenwald who stonewalled his reporting on the States Secrets Privilege cases being used against US govt (NSA, FBI) whistleblowers to silence them for “reasons of national security” – as reported by S. Edmonds. Greenwald focused his reporting instead on suspected Islamic terrorists in the US which undermined public support for congressional oversight into abuse of the SSP program.

    There is some complex subterfuge in these reports as all of these media sources are designed to blow smoke. Yes, the US Elites instigate coups but not to target the BRICS who are puppeteered by the same Masters including BIS, IMF, UN World Bank. We will probably never know what the real dynamics are.

  5. yEshUA ImmAnUEl | May 2, 2016 at 6:26 am | Reply

    “The very fact that there is a symbol proves there is a reality. The fact of a shadow proves there must be a substance.”

  6. yEshUA ImmAnUEl | May 2, 2016 at 6:27 am | Reply

    “Passionately devote yourself to the pursuit of Wisdom and obtain Knowledge.”

  7. yEshUA ImmAnUEl | May 2, 2016 at 6:27 am | Reply

    “Love is a force more subtle than all Wisdom and more potent than life or eternity itself.
    Love is the first, the highest, the all-embracing force of the mighty Universe.
    Love must transfuse your Soul.”

  8. the puppets and their mercenary forces march ever onward.

  9. The Chinese are never going to let America take over the influence in Brazil. One, Brazil is a Major player in BRICS Banking Cartel and two, the Chinese need all the iron-ore resources that Brazil has and third, the Chinese built a 2 Mile Long Pier off of Brazil just for their Cargo Ships! The Chinese have to much invested to let the US screw all this up….

  10. William Burke | May 2, 2016 at 5:52 pm | Reply

    Thanks for removing all doubt! 😉

  11. Herbert Dorsey | May 2, 2016 at 8:50 pm | Reply

    The CIA has long been in the business of destabilizing nations. This time the attack is against a BRICS country in a bid to protect the Western financial oligarchy. A similar attack is also being launched against South Africa.

  12. Tim Hadfield | May 3, 2016 at 11:41 am | Reply

    Can you point me to where Trump said he wants war with China please.
    Most of these wild things he is supposed to have said, turn out to be false.

  13. Eric C Fernandes | May 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm | Reply

    As a well informed Brazillian as i consider myself about this matter, i have to first say this is a good an accurate article. We had to forgot the main media and feed ourselves from unconventional media cause people are being massivelly manipulated here. So we are a polarized country without the ability to talk the same language cause it’s like two groups living in total different countries, because of that misinformation. A lot of hate also, coming from a number of people who just can’t swallow the “arise of the poorest” from 2002 until now. They where shy, but this political moment ended up to giving a loud voice to this kind of people.

    The US always had an eye on South America, but i think it’s becoming worse from the last few years, cause they’re managing to influence the most important governments at the same time, like they already have done in Venezuela, Argentina and now almost done in Brazil. Their interest in Brazil gone wild as the discovering of the Pre-sal, one of the biggest oil reserves of the world. Venezuela have an even large (a lot more) one. The political pressure here started (or got worse) when Rouseff’s Gov didn’t sold the Petrobras extraction rights.

    I’m not talking about the US like the sole vulture, blaming a country to put mine as just a victim. No, we also have companies and people here working together, ravaging the country and probably working along with international interesting including US.

    This not to mention the sack of workers rigths that’s going on in some European countries (France for sure), Argentina it’s happening now and here in Brazil we’re already aware about a lot of right losses that are going to be.

  14. Umm, you “exceptionals” do understand that it’s YOUR spawn and YOUR taxes being used by the Judas Class and their “owners” to shove Central Banks down the throats of every nation on the planet for their Bolshevik owners, right? (knocks on collective skulls, getting a hollow BONG-like sound in return). You DO understand the Judas Class in D.C. spends approaching 650 BILLIONS EACH AND EVERY YEAR to maintain +/- 800 combat-ready bases in over 125 nations to ensure any attempts by the indigenous people to BOOT OUT the Central Banks and their Bolshevik owners from within their “appointed” positions in government can be answered swiftly? (knocks on collective skulls, getting a hollow BONG-like sound in return..again). Might I assume you are further aware that the infrastructure of Sewer nation was rated D-MINUS in 2009 and yet we still funnel billions in “gifts”/contracts etc. to Israel while your fellow Christians/Muslims live in sewer systems and tent cities? – (“bitch” slaps their collective faces in an apparently useless attempt to awaken them). Oops, sorry. I hadn’t noticed your attention was being held by the latest “stud” in use by the Kardashians was discussing sports…. My bad.

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