Saturday, March 19, 2011

Obama + Bush Speech

Obama Copies Bush Speech

AP File
Obama closed Friday's remarks by saying, "I've taken this decision with the confidence that action is necessary, and that we will not be acting alone. Our goal is focused. Our cause is just. And our coalition is strong." Nearly a decade earlier, when President George W. Bush announced that U.S. forces were launching military strikes in Afghanistan, Bush said: "To all the men and women in our military ... I say this: Your mission is defined. Your objectives are clear. Your goal is just." Bush used similar wording in other remarks at the time.
Also on Friday, Obama said, "The United States did not seek this outcome. Our decisions have been driven by Qaddafi's refusal to respect the rights of his people and the potential for mass murder of innocent civilians."
On Oct. 7, 2001, Bush said of operations in Afghanistan, "We did not ask for this mission, but we will fulfill it. ... We defend not only our precious freedoms, but also the freedom of people everywhere to live and raise their children free from fear."

Rubber Bullets Fly at Anti-Obama Protest In Rio

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Some socialist anti-Obama protests in Rio de Janeiro. Police scattered the crowd with rubber bullets on Friday. More protests are scheduled by political groups during Obama's two day trip to Brazil.
A molotov cocktail was launched in front of the US consulate in Rio de Janeiro late Friday in protest of the arrival of President Barack Obama, the O Globo newspaper in Rio reported.  Military police reacted by firing rubber bullets into the gathering of 200 at around 18:30 local time. A CBN reporter suffered a minor injury from the shots and traffic was blocked.
“They came after us with clubs and tear gas and attacked,” according to PSTU protestor Thiago Hastenheiter. “They chased us through the streets and started firing rounds of rubber bullets.”

Media Blackout? Leftists Protest, Firebomb US Consulate in Brazil Ahead of Obama Visit

Morgen on March 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm
I couldn’t find this reported anywhere in the US media, and it doesn’t seem like some sort of minor incident either. From Ultimo Segundo in Brazil, with (imperfect) translation provided via Google Translate:

A protest against the visit to Brazil of U.S. president, Barack Obama, ended in confusion late on Friday (18) in the center of Rio de Janeiro. It should arrive to the country tomorrow evening and stay until the morning of Monday (21).
According to the Reserved Service of the 13th Military Police Battalion (Tiradentes Square), the protesters threw a Molotov cocktail at the U.S. Consulate. Part of the device reached a vigilante and his vest caught fire. To counter the confusion, MPs threw stun grenades and tear gas.
The PM said at least 13 people attending the protest were arrested and taken to the police station the avenue Gomes Freire (Precinct 5) in the center.

Residents protest against U.S. President Barack ...
Police disperse residents during a protest against U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro
Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 18 04:14pm

Leftists gather in Brazil to protest capitalism, World Economic Forum

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Obama, Soros"Hedge Fund" Petrobras Brazil Offshore Drilling Funded By U.S.

Billionaire George Soros bought $811 million stake in Petrobras in the second quarter, making the Brazilian oil company his investment fund's largest holding. The Wall Street Journal reported that National Security Advisor James Jones met this month with Brazilian Officials to talk about the loan. The U.S is going to lend "Two Billion Dollars" to Brazil's state owned company, Peterobras to finance. exploration the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in Santos Basin near Rio De Janerio. The Democratic controlled Congress has prohibited any offshore drilling of the coast of the United States. The Obama Administration is going to loan Brazil two billion dollars when we could use this money to drill off the shore of Florida and California. This is clearly a payback to George Soros for supporting the President Obama in the 2008 Presidential election campaign. We are going to pay for Brazil exploration so, they can charge the American people $150 a barrel for oil. The investment that George Soros made in President Obama could be worth Billions of dollars in the near future. There needs to be a Congressional investigation into this sweetheart deal for George Soros Hedge fund to see if the Obama Administration is giving preferential treatment to there biggest campaign donor. Finally, will the "Environmental Wackos" protest the Obama administration for supporting "Big Oil" exploration instead of spending taxpayer dollars on Green So-called energy. 

Brazil's City of God slum awaits Obama visit

By Claire de Oliveira
Agence France-Presse
First Posted 15:31:00 03/16/2011

Filed Under: Obama Articles, Poverty, Americas - South America
RIO DE JANEIRO—Under the mistrustful gaze of neighbors, US security agents and Brazilian police inspected the streets of the City of God, a Rio de Janeiro slum that may soon host a visit by US President Barack Obama.
US plainclothes agents could be seen on Tuesday touring the slum, known locally as a "favela," and conversing with Brazilian uniformed police in English before climbing into three black cars with tinted windows and speeding off.
The slum, where 50,000 people live in ramshackle homes on the western edge of Rio, was made famous by the 2002 movie "City of God," by director Fernando Meirelles, which focused on residents struggling with violence and poverty.

Biden mentions rape in criticizing Republicans

By Sam Youngman - 03/18/11 06:47 PM ET

Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a fundraiser in Philadelphia Friday, compared Republicans in Congress to people who excuse rapists by blaming their victims.

The vice president, known for speaking his mind and at times putting his foot in his mouth, said that Republicans who want to cut spending while at the same time cutting taxes for the wealthy are similar to rape apologists.

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