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Rousseff’s “Impeachment”—An International Bankers’ Coup
Executive Intelligence Review magazine’s Dennis Small provides the global context and strategy behind last Sunday’s impeachment vote aimed at Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called a press conference on the Monday after the Chamber of Deputies had voted to impeach her, to reiterate that she has "the will, force and courage" to confront an impeachment so irregular it constitutes a "coup d'etat." Rousseff pointed out that she had been impeached for accounting measures which are not a crime and have been used by every president before her, in a proceeding presided over by "those who carried out illegal acts and have accounts abroad."
The impeachment vote was a real Jacobin mob scene, with shouting, cheering, and singing of soccer songs by whooped-up backers of impeachment, who made speeches about voting on behalf of their mothers, brothers, nephews, children and grandchildren, to end "corruption." Dilma was not accused of corruption, but with violating budget austerity regulations, but that made no difference, after two years of systematic assault by a re-run dubbed "Car Wash" in Brazil of the Queen's "Mani Pulite" (Clean Hands) operation, which was used in the early 1990s to destroy Italy's political system, strip it of its sovereignty, and throw it under the boot of the City of London and Wall Street.
Brazilian politicians, businessmen, and scientific leaders have been subjected to pre-trial jailing on the basis of "confessions" of bribery obtained as plea bargains from alleged witnesses. Those "confessions" are then selectively leaked by the "Car Wash" judges and published in the major financier-owned dailies as proven fact, while British and U.S. Thatcherites (including the Koch brothers and the Atlas Foundation) finance a network of activists leading mass marches, largely of the white upper class, against "corruption." Roberto Caldas, president of the Inter-American Human Rights Court, associated with the OAS, correctly denounced this operation to replace courts of law by trial by public opinion.
"In a courtroom, everyone has a right to defense with equal time, with equality of arms. In the public arena, without arms, it is like throwing these citizens to the lions," Caldas told Carta Capital on April 14.
Many of the leaders of the drive to impeach Rousseff are themselves already under investigation for corruption, and are next in line to be indicted. With London demanding that any new government impose unending austerity (in the words of the London Economist: "painful spending cuts and tax rises... reforms to unaffordably generous pensions and the rigid labor market"), expect this nation of 200 million people to descend rapidly into utter chaos, if the British operation is not defeated at the source.
Despite her willingness to fight against the ongoing coup, Rousseff has so far failed to identify the actual source and strategic intent the operation, continuing her stated policy of treating the coup attempt as entirely a domestic fight.
Not so the Russian government. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova issued a statement Monday pointing to foreign meddling in this process:
"Russia and Brazil have a strategic partnership and successful experience of long-term cooperation in various multilateral formats: the U.N., G20, BRICS. We express hope that any problems that may arise in this politically difficult time for our partner will be solved within the constitutional legal framework, without outside interference," Sputnik news service reported from the statement.
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa hit the nail on the head when he charged last Friday that the "regime change" operations being unleashed against "progressive" governments of South America are a new "Plan Condor," this time using "submissive judges" and corrupt press.
Correa was referring to the "regime change," or "color revolution" operations, that have been unleashed against the South American governments allied with the BRICS grouping in forging a new, development-centered world order. In the 1970's, George Shultz's and Henry Kissinger's "Operation Condor," like Obama's replay in Victoria Nuland's 2014 "Maidan" coup in Ukraine, used Nazi networks which survived the Allied victory against Hitler under the protection of the MI-6 and the Dulles brothers' CIA, to install military dictatorships which imposed Schachtian (that is, Nazi) economic policies across South America, starting with Pinochet's bloody dictatorship in Chile.
"They no longer need military dictatorships; they need submissive judges, a corrupt press, and the judicialization of politics," Correa said in a March 18 local press conference. As Argentine political scientist Atilio Boron has said,
"this new Condor Plan does not seek to disappear people, but the truth."
Pointing to the "very serious" operation against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and former President Lula da Silva, and what is being done against Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the current governments of Bolivia and Venezuela, and his own government, Correa charged that they are seeking
"not only the return of neoliberalism, not only to crush humans ... but are seeking revenge against those progressive leaders who dared to challenge the power of those elites and the hegemonic power of those countries that have always crushed us," Correa said.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff spoke similarly Tuesday, in a three-hour meeting at the presidential offices with hundreds of lawyers and judges who have formed the group, "Jurists for Legality and In Defense of Democracy," against the Constitutional violations being carried out by the "Clean Hands" judges operation ripping the country apart. The impeachment against me is being run as if Brazil were a parliamentary system, in which political suspicion against a president is a sufficient condition to bring down a president; but we are a presidential system, Rousseff said, in which a president can only be impeached for crimes committed and duly proven. To condemn someone for a crime he or she did not commit is a
"brutal injustice... I was already a victim of that before, during the dictatorship, and I will fight so as to not be a victim again, in full democracy. What is in progress, is a coup d'etat against democracy. I will never resign. Those who ask for my resignation ... are trying to hide precisely this coup against democracy."
For more on Plan Condor, see EIR's 2005 article, "Nazis, Operation Condor, and Bush's Privatization Plan"