'IRAQ AND THE
INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY'
Republic of Iran
Brazil Welcomes Ahmadinejad;
Keeps Distance from 'English-Speaking World'
Have Latin American countries begun turning their collective backs on the economics
and polices of the U.S. and the West? According to this news item from the Islamic
Republic's state-controlled Kayhan newspaper, President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad's visit to Brazil is proof that Latin American nations, "have had enough
of the usual claptrap of the United States and its less than savory allies."
By Kian Mokhtari
November 25, 2009
Islamic Republic of Iran - Kayhan - Home Page
During President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad's first stop in his tour this week of three Latin American nations on
Monday, the President and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
signed a series of agreements.
President Ahmadinejad is being
accompanied by 200 business leaders, there to strengthen economic ties and
explore the possibility of other ventures. But President Ahmadinejad also seeks
to bolster political relations with governments that quite frankly have had
enough of the usual claptrap of the United States and its less than savory
In the first visit to Brazil of
an Iranian head of state, the two nations signed economic and trade deals as
well as agreements on cultural, scientific and technological exchanges. Trade
between the two nations has been hovering at about €1 billion annually, with two-way
trade set to rise to €10 billion in the short to medium term.
Of the many old world order fossils
lining up to criticize Brazil is Jimmy Carter's former National Security Advisor
in the late 1970's, Robert
Pastor, who croaked: "What I can't understand is why Brazil would want
to welcome him. Clearly, Brazil wants to be a major player in global affairs, but
to do so requires at least some awareness of international relations."
But the world already
acknowledges Brazil as a major player that seeks to be an even a bigger one. And
the international community fully understands why President Lula has rejected the
criticism of meeting with Ahmadinejad - because the rest of the global
community is itself increasingly keen on keeping its distance from the English-speaking
In the new world order, relations
with Britain, the U.S., Canada and Australia present massive security risks. Their
freewheeling exploitation of resources in other countries, their lack of
respect for international, human rights and financial law, their support for
genocidal regimes and terrorist groups, not to mention the additional cost of commodities
due to Mickey Mouse currencies that lack a backup or reserve, has led to a global
exodus from the West's presence and practices.
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While Lula da
Silva is considered a pragmatic patriot, he has been seen taking an interest in
the ideological and anti-U.S. arguments in Latin America. At this major crossroads
of the 21st century, Iran's warm embrace of Latin America presents the United
States with even deeper feelings of insecurity.
After all, the English-speaking
world has a lot to worry about: In Europe, Germany has taken up its rightful place
within the E.U. and Russia is resurgent. In Asia, China is about to tip the
trade balance in its favor and Japan is breaking America's stranglehold on its
politics, economy and sovereignty.
The English-speaking world’s
threats and injustices combined with its smash and grab tactics are fast
becoming a sideshow; a yesteryear circus of freaks, deviants and megalomaniacs
who only manage to put their feet in their mouths every time they attempt something.
The once mighty neoconservatives have transmuted into self-destructing neo-contortionists.
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