Back in 2006, the late Hugo Chavez went to the UN and blasted President Bush, i.e. the famous “the devil was here yesterday” speech;
“”The devil came here yesterday,” Chavez said, referring to Bush, who addressed the world body during its annual meeting Tuesday. “And it smells of sulfur still today.”
Chavez accused Bush of having spoken “as if he owned the world” and said a psychiatrist could be called to analyze the statement. “
Well, the only thing smelling “sulfur” these days is Chavez’ hole in hell! Chavez is the one burning in hell and “tweeting” Maduro about toilet paper shortages in Caracas.
President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil unleashed on President Obama today. It was rather entertaining to say the least:
“Rousseff had expressed her displeasure last week by calling off a high-profile state visit to the United States scheduled for October over reports that the U.S. National Security Agency had been spying on Brazil.
In unusually strong language, Rousseff launched a blistering attack on U.S. surveillance, calling it an affront to Brazilian sovereignty and “totally unacceptable.”
“Tampering in such a manner in the lives and affairs of other countries is a breach of international law and, as such, it is an affront to the principles that should otherwise govern relations among countries, especially among friendly nations,” Rousseff told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations.
She also proposed an international framework for governing the internet and said Brazil would adopt legislation and technology to protect it from illegal interception of communications.
“Information and telecommunication technologies cannot be the new battlefield between states. Time is ripe to create the conditions to prevent cyberspace from being used as a weapon of war, through espionage, sabotage, and attacks against systems and infrastructure of other countries,” Rousseff said.
U.S. President Barack Obama was en route to the United Nations while Rousseff spoke. Speaking immediately after Rousseff, he avoided direct reference to her criticism.’
In all fairness, Dilma is doing a little “samba” for her Brazilian audience. There is a lot of discontent down in Brazil about the spending related to the World Cup and Olympics.
Nevertheless, this is another indication that “hope and change” is a faded memory, a reminder of those days of yesteryear when fools chanted “yes we can”at the sight of Obama.
How do you say “it’s over” in Portuguese? I don’t know for sure but Dilma gave us an example of it at the UN.