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Vídeo: os Navios-Patrulha da Classe “Macaé” e a defesa do Pré-Sal

21 de junho de 2011

Vídeo sobre os Navios-Patrulha da Classe “Macaé”, construídos no Brasil, utilizados pela Marinha para proteger as águas jurisdicionais brasileiras, incluindo as Águas Territoriais e a Zona Econômica Exclusiva do Brasil, onde estão grandes riquezas ambientais, enorme biodiversidade, recursos naturais como a pesca, minérios raros e o petróleo do  Pré-Sal.


A rapina do século: O assalto aos Fundos Soberanos da Líbia

25 de abril de 2011


A rapina do século: O assalto aos fundos soberanos líbios

Manlio Dinucci*

O objectivo da guerra na Líbia não é apenas o petróleo, cujas reservas (estimadas em 60 mil milhões de barris) são as mais importantes da África e cujos custos de extracção estão entre os mais baixos do mundo. Nem, tão pouco, o gás natural, cujas reservas são estimadas em cerca de 1500 mil milhões de m3. Na mira dos “voluntários” da operação “Protector unificado” também estão os fundos soberanos, os capitais que o Estado líbio investiu no estrangeiro.

Os fundos soberanos geridos pela Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) são estimados em cerca de 70 mil milhões de dólares, que sobem a mais de 150 se se incluírem os investimentos estrangeiros do Banco Central e de outros organismos. E poderiam ser ainda mais importantes. Ainda que sejam inferiores aos da Arábia Saudita ou do Kuwait, os fundos soberanos líbios caracterizam-se pelo seu crescimento rápido. Quando a LIA foi constituída em 2006, ela dispunha de 40 mil milhões de dólares. Em apenas cinco anos ela efectuou investimentos em mais de uma centena de sociedades norte-africanas, asiáticas, europeias, norte-americanas e sul-americanas: holdings, bancos, imobiliário, indústria, companhias de petróleo e outras.

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Vídeos: A guerra pelo petróleo líbio

16 de abril de 2011

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A gravidade do acidente nuclear em Fukushima comparada ao de Chernobyl

15 de abril de 2011

Scientific American
Apr 12, 2011

Is Fukushima really as bad as Chernobyl?

By David Biello 

satellite image of Fukushima Daiichi explosionOne month to the day after the devastating twin blows of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent 15-meter tall tsunami, Japanese officials have reclassified the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant at the highest possible level. The partial meltdown of three reactors and at least two spent fuel pools, along with multiple hydrogen explosions at the site now rate a 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale—a level previously affixed only to the meltdown and explosion at Chernobyl.

Fukushima is now officially a “major accident” per the scale—roughly 100 times worse than the worst civilian nuclear accident in the U.S.: the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island—constituting “a major release of radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects.”
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Vigilância seletiva contra países petrolíferos: Tariq Ali critica política do “ocidente” para o mundo árabe

30 de março de 2011

The Guardian,
Tuesday 29 March 2011

Libya is another case of selective vigilantism by the west

Bombing Tripoli while shoring up other despots in the Arab world shows the UN-backed strikes to oust Gaddafi are purely cynical

Tariq Ali

The US-Nato intervention in Libya, with United Nations security council cover, is part of an orchestrated response to show support for the movement against one dictator in particular and by so doing to bring the Arab rebellions to an end by asserting western control, confiscating their impetus and spontaneity and trying to restore the status quo ante.

Libya's European ties … a man holds a British and a French national flag in Benghazi. Photograph: Manu Brabo/EPA

It is absurd to think that the reasons for bombing Tripoli or for the turkey shoot outside Benghazi are designed to protect civilians. This particular argument is designed to win support from the citizens of Euro-America and part of the Arab world. “Look at us,” say Obama/Clinton and the EU satraps, “we’re doing good. We’re on the side of the people.” The sheer cynicism is breathtaking. We’re expected to believe that the leaders with bloody hands in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are defending the people in Libya. The debased British and French media are capable of swallowing anything, but the fact that decent liberals still fall for this rubbish is depressing. Civil society is easily moved by some images and Gaddafi’s brutality in sending his air force to bomb his people was the pretext that Washington utilised to bomb another Arab capital. Meanwhile, Obama’s allies in the Arab world were hard at work promoting democracy.

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Tropas das Forças Especiais inglesas íniciaram ataques na Líbia

22 de março de 2011

Sunday Mirror

Crack SAS troops hunt Gaddafi weapons inside Libya

by Mike Hamilton,

 'Sunday Paper Pics 20 03 2011' gallery

Hundreds of British SAS soldiers have been operating with rebel groups inside Libya for three weeks, the Sunday Mirror can reveal today.

Two special forces units, nicknamed “Smash” teams for their destructive ability, are hunting Colonel Gaddafi’s long-range surface-to-air missile ­systems, which could launch attacks on jets or commercial airliners.

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As disputas pelo controle do petróleo líbio

26 de fevereiro de 2011

McClatchy Newspapers
February 24, 2011

Who’ll control Libya’s oil economy if Gadhafi falls?

By Kevin G. Hall 

WASHINGTON — If Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi falls, his nation’s ability to return to normal will depend in no small part on who controls its production of oil, which is synonymous with the Libyan economy.

Oil accounts for anywhere from 70 percent to 90 percent of Libya’s earnings from exports, and the shutdown of oil deliveries amid a widening conflict has sent global prices soaring.

Though it has Africa’s largest reserves, Libya isn’t a major oil producer. It exports only about 1.2 million barrels a day, largely to Europe, while daily world demand totals about 88 million barrels a day, according to the International Energy Agency.

Libya is, however, the first member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to teeter on collapse. Several others_ including larger producers Algeria and Iran_ face growing unrest, and markets are alarmed at the possibility of instability spreading perhaps even into Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest producer.

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