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Brazilian warplanes dumpling water on the Amazon forest, but will it be enough?

Monday, August 26th 2019 - 19:13 UTC
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Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest, according to a government video. Read full article

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  • RedBaron

    Warplanes? That sounds a bit too melodramatic.
    How about military aircraft or military transports?

    Aug 26th, 2019 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Capt Rockhopper

    Brazil is promised $22b in assistance to fight the fires by the G7 but complains that they are being treated as a colony. They cried out that they could not deal with the fires. They have demonstrated that they are incapable or unwilling to protect the Amazon. Maybe the region should be recolonised to protect it effectively.

    Aug 27th, 2019 - 07:01 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    “but complains that they are being treated as a colony.”
    What the hell do they think they're treating the indigenous people as.

    Aug 28th, 2019 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    A pity Brazil does not have enough ships, submarines, tanks, missiles, etc. to combat wildfire [unable to combat crime either]!

    But that's not a problem!

    The USA is very likely to force Brazil to import arms. After all, for Turkey, the arms will be supplied by the Russians. also, a “Big Arms Deal” may not come through with Saudi Arabia. Not forgetting the Taliban & ISIS may be receiving lesser American Arms. So the massive amount of the American Arms need to be dumped “somewhere” & Brazil is the most likely candidate!

    Sep 01st, 2019 - 03:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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