…And The First Post of 2011 (or How Brazil Got a Palestinian Embassy)


President Lula’s last official act as the president of Brazil, a few hours before leaving office,  was a closed meeting with Mahmoud Abbas.


The meeting’s reason we learned today, through AlJazeera English :

“Palestine to open embassy in Brazil”


My short comment: I almost passed out of shock when I first read this. My mother and my father almost had a heart attack. 

While I support the Palestinian cause it also concerns me how Lula is jeopardizing more and more Brazil’s diplomatic ties with ther nations. 

I wonder how long will it be until Brazil figures in the blacklist of potential terrorist countries. For one who aims a permanent seat in the UN’s Security Council this was a very, very bad move.

President Lula should have kept in mind that defending Brazil’s interests comes first. Supporting random causes, humanitarian issues and other nations is secondary to our nation’s very own issues. He should have known better.


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