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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 (English)

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 allies.


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 world.


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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