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The 1964 “Made in Brazil” coup and US contingency support-plan if the plot stalled

Sunday, April 15th 2012 - 03:41 UTC
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Do friendly countries make contingency plans for landing Marines in the big cities of other friendly countries? Even if it’s only to be done in a worthy cause—like supporting a military takeover of a democratically-elected government? During the recent trip to Washington of Brazilian President Dilma Roussief there was a public effort by both sides to “accent the positive” but perhaps there should have been some hard questions behind closed doors. Read full article

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  • Think

    TWIMC

    Article says:
    “Goulart, who died in exile on a farm in Argentina”

    Article should say:
    “Goulart, who died, shortly after being murdered, in exile on a farm in Argentina”

    Apr 15th, 2012 - 06:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    Article might say:
    “Goulart, who was murdered on a farm while exiled in Argentina”.

    Apr 15th, 2012 - 08:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    These words salad are neither proof nor documents,just reflects CIA's own opinions & sightseeings & reports.

    Thats well known that CIA have had free spaces inability on some intelligence areas..

    I don't guess the CIA knows the deep relations..can't reveal even if it knows them...

    Apr 15th, 2012 - 09:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Article could have might said many unsaid things……….. but it didn’t…………….

    Apr 15th, 2012 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    Well, it shouldn't say “Goulart, who died, shortly after being murdered, in exile on a farm in Argentina” Invariably being murdered involves death as a simultaneous effect. And was he really exiled to the farm or to Argentina?

    Apr 15th, 2012 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (5) Cmd McDod

    You say:
    ”Well, it shouldn't say “Goulart, who died, shortly after being murdered, in exile on a farm in Argentina” Invariably being murdered involves death as a simultaneous effect. And was he really exiled to the farm or to Argentina?”

    I say:
    Why not?
    1) My intentional English grammatical “Faux Pas” exacerbated the intended effect.........., didn’t it?
    2) I would dare to argument that death is a successive, not a simultaneous result of being murdered :-)
    3) He was exiled to Argentina and to the farm.

    Apr 15th, 2012 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    1- I just wonder when the CIA’s plan to invade Argentina comes on MP?
    2- I love the part of “American air strikes in Brazil, to be flown from Argentine bases. As often happens when the Pentagon begins war planning, it’s not clear if the Argentines were ever consulted” ha ha.
    3- Argentina in the past took over California, clamed that land for Argentina and planted a flag over there for 8 days. It is not time to do the same again Brazilians? Just wonder...

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 02:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Arthur Doubleday

    Interesting collection of declassified CIA documents that can be access online http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB118/index.htm

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 10:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fred

    It doesn't matter how much of the coup was Brazilian. What matters is that US did support a coup against democracy in Brazil and beside the fact they are self called “democracy defenders” they did it against democracy and because of their economic interests. That's why they are facing problems to interact more with Brazil nowadays. They are just not reliable. Now they have to pay the price for their decisions and get satisfied with the very small trust Brazil is giving for them.

    Apr 17th, 2012 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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