Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Fast Facts
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the former President of Brazil and the fourth Brazilian leader to serve two terms as head of state. Born in 1932, he worked his way up from the streets, to become a member of the Workers Party and then president of the state of São Paulo. He is a member of numerous political parties, and served twice as Brazil’s representative to the United Nations.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never served in the military. However, he has never been a politician who doesn’t respect the rules. Lula da Silva has never been indicted for a criminal offense, and at no point has he been convicted in a court of law. Lula da Silva is also a convicted drug addict, and is currently on probation from his third conviction for drug offenses.
During his lifetime, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been called the “king of thieves,” and the “kingmaker.”
The New World Order
In 1965, the United States and the Soviet Union signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT). Signed by both nations, it limited the total number of nuclear weapons to 2,802. The Soviet Union immediately broke the treaty, but the United States immediately announced that they would go to the Senate and seek to renegotiate the treaty.
President Johnson’s Secretary of State Dean Rusk was adamant that this was a matter of life and death. Rusk believed that if the Senate didn’t vote as one, the treaty would be broken and a cold war would begin. Johnson told Rusk that he would resign if the Senate voted to break the treaty.
So with Johnson refusing to resign, Rusk went to the Senate floor and stated that if they didn’t vote to re-negotiate the treaty, the United States would attack the Soviet Union and “wipe out” the Soviet Union.
When Harry Truman heard about this, he came back over to Johnson and said that America was not going to war over this when America was involved in a war with China. Truman said that Johnson was bluffing, and the United States was not going to start World War III over nuclear weapons.
When Johnson was back in the Oval Office, he told the press that he was going to have his cabinet meeting. A few days later, the Soviet Army invaded Afghanistan. After the invasion,