Despite Obama’s constant drum roll of supporting American industry and keeping jobs at home, the DoD is letting Brazil bid on an Air Force contract to develop and build “light attack and armed reconnaissance and training aircraft for countries that have little need or resources for supersonic jet fighters.” This development is despite the fact that China and Iran are big players in Brazil. So now we have to thank this anti-American President for not only subsidizing PETROBRAS, the Brazilian oil industry, but now their defense industry. Most interestingly or better yet I’m willing bet the RHINOS will not capitalize on this particular issue in the upcoming election. However, it will be safe to assume Obama with his usual dead pan gaze and unemotional expression will lie the whole time despite his proclaiming to keep American jobs in America. I would also wonder should Brazil get this contract, will George Soros be poised in the wings ready to profit as he did when Obama guaranteed $2 billion dollars of American taxpayer money for Brazil’s offshore drilling program. It would appear that Obama and his administration rather than represent the American public, prefer to represent the global community – the wreckage of our economy is proof of that. Just my opinion….William McCullough
Jamie Daremblum and Seth Cropsey – Pajamas Media, May 31, 2011
Next month, the U.S. Air Force is expected to select a bid for a new aircraft to serve in a counterinsurgency attack role for the U.S. and its foreign partners. It seeks an inexpensive light attack and armed reconnaissance and training aircraft for countries that have little need or resources for supersonic jet fighters. One major competitor for the Air Force contract is the Brazilian company Embraer.
Working with international manufacturers is paramount to promoting stronger international relationships. However, potentially partnering with a country that hosts deep anti-American sentiment is concerning at besWarranted or not, the core of this sentiment stems from troubled trade agreements and Brazil’s ever-differing approach to foreign policy, that, at times, diverges in significant ways from U.S. policy.
The absence of a close knit and significant trade relationship between the United States and Brazil is notable. There have been frequent disputes over subsidies of key agricultural exports. A second reason for Brazil’s “anti-Yanqui” sentiment dates back to the events of the Cold War. This outlook has been intensified both by perceived unfair trade practices after the end of the Cold War and by opposition to U.S. foreign policy following the attacks on September 11.
Many of Brazil’s exports compete directly with American products. Brazil produces and exports coffee, citrus, sugar, beef, and poultry — the same products that the U.S. produces in larger quantities. Although former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso generally supported free trade, there were bitter disputes over subsidies, tariffs, and quotas during the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement of the Americans (FTAA) that took place while he was in office.
These negotiations faltered, and trade disputes continued during President da Silva’s term. In March 2010, Brazil raised tariffs on U.S. cosmetics, appliances, and cars to counter U.S. cotton subsidies. The disagreements and troubled outlook continued.
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