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Brazil Fights Back Against Bankers’ Coup: Former President Lula Named to Cabinet; Brits Go Wild

March 16, 2016 (EIRNS)—President Dilma Rousseff announced this afternoon that former President Lula da Silva will be sworn in next week (March 23) as her Chief of Staff, defying the obituaries being written of an end to her presidency. The audacious move signalled an intention to fight back against an "anti-corruption" campaign which has wrecked the economy, would hand the country’s politics over to Wall Street and the City of London, and pull Brazil out of the BRICS.

Brazil’s British/Wall Street enemies who thought to oust Rousseff quickly, have gone into flight forward, fearing that economic changes could accompany this appointment, which could move in the direction of the BRICS-oriented growth policies proposed by Rousseff and Lula’s Workers Party in a "National Emergency Plan" released in February.

Within hours of the announcement, Judge Sergio Moro, the would-be king-maker running the anti-corruption operation, released to the press recordings from Federal Police tapping of Lula’s phone in recent days—including one of his conversations with President Rousseff today.

This "arbitrary act," involving the tapping of the telephone of the President of the Nation, aims at stimulating "social convulsion," Lula da Silva’s defense lawyer, Cristiano Zanin Martins, rightly charged. Furthermore, he pointed out, criminal charges have not been brought against former President Lula, nor does Judge Moro have jurisdiction over a case against Lula.

Moro models his "anti-corruption" operation, point for point, on British intelligence’s "Mani Pulite" (Clean Hands) operation which tore apart Italy’s political system in the 1990’s and handed the country over to the financiers, and their agents such as Mario Draghi.

In his 2004 study, "Thoughts on Operation ‘Mani Pulite’," Judge Moro describes how ‘Clean Hands’ "redrew" the Italian political map, collapsing the parties which had dominated the country since the end of World War II. Ten suspects committed suicide under the pressure, he wrote there, but "the presumption of innocence, invoked most times as an obstacle to pre-trial imprisonment, is not absolute," and should not be used as a "moral obstacle to imprisonment by decree." Italy’s Clean Hands operation could not have succeeded without ample use of pre-trial detention of suspects to gain "confessions" in exchange for reduced sentences and leaking of those confessions to the press —before any charges or trial!— in order to delegitimize the political class as a whole, and thus turn "public opinion" into the battering ram for operation, he wrote.

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