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Snowden defeats Boeing in Brazilian jet fighter soap opera

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia.

December 19, 2013 17:37

The climatic end of a decade-long intercontinental aerial soap opera seems to have yielded two clear winners: Sweden and Snowden.

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Liberator 22.01.2014 12:57

"Securitize&quo t; Brazilian air space... what an ugly word.

In any case: make it secure from what, exactly? For $4.5B, plus $6,000 an hour?

 

Teo Nesterov 01.01.2014 17:00

DS 20.12.2013 15:22

Big mistake Brazil. As Air Power Australia will tell Suhkoi and MIG are superior to both. Raptor is #1 but US is very stingy with it.

  


Brazil has not participated in any wars for a long time, and is not planning any wars either.
This is just another generation of fighters that will get outdated, while pilots get training.
What Brazil needs is good reliable partners. Planes are just tools for their military, which does NOT participate in wars. America has lost yet another friendly ally, actually got something closer to an enemy.
BRICS countries rule ;-)

 

Grace Cuba 23.12.2013 02:56

its a fake cold war

 

DB Cooper 20.12.2013 16:28

Bomb israel. BDS!

 

DS 20.12.2013 15:22

Big mistake Brazil. As Air Power Australia will tell Suhkoi and MIG are superior to both. Raptor is #1 but US is very stingy with it.

 

Pete Wagner 20.12.2013 14:57

Snowden is a delusional pawn, but being strategically used by all sides. The Sweden tie-in is just so natural!

 

Snooping Iswrong 20.12.2013 14:55

Wonderful. This will be a solid start to constitute and develop the Air Force to defend UNASUR and then CELAC from the NATO agressions

 

Daniel Castro 20.12.2013 14:03

We should just try to develop our own fighters wit the technology we already have... Engines and everything!

We´ll never develop our technology depending on others...

 

Diez Sanchez 20.12.2013 13:01

Giving private sector guys jobs in your government who later craft policy in favor of their private sector corp is not revolving door!These guys later game d policies of a government Causing this mayhem we have globally!! This is a far more sinister behavoir than d term "revolving door"!

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