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George Bush buys 100,000 acres in Paraguay

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:55 am
by darkbeforedawn
guess he must be getting ready to make his escape? <br><br>Bush Buys Land in Northern Paraguay<br><br>Buenos Aires, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) An Argentine official regarded the intention of the George W. Bush family to settle on the Acuifero Guarani (Paraguay) as surprising, besides being a bad signal for the governments of the region.<br><br><br>Luis D Elia, undersecretary for the Social Habitat in the Argentine Federal Planning Ministry, issued a memo partially reproduced by digital, in which he spoke of the purchase by Bush of a 98,842-acre farm in northern Paraguay, between Brazil and Bolivia.<br><br><br><br>The news circulated Thursday in non-official sources in Asuncion, Paraguay.<br><br><br><br>D Elia considered this Bush step counterproductive for the regional power expressed by Presidents Nestor Kirchner, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Evo Morales, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.<br><br><br><br>He said that "it is a bad signal that the Bush family is doing business with natural resources linked to the future of MERCOSUR." <br><br><br><br>The official pointed out that this situation could cause a hypothetical conflict of all the armies in the region, and called attention to the Bush family habit of associating business and politics.<br><br><br><br>ef ccs tac rmh<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

Re: George Bush buys 100,000 acres in Paraguay (LINK?)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:09 am
by Seventhsonjr
Creepy.<br><br> Reminds me of the farms bought in Costa Rica near the border by top intel guys running contra ops.<br><br>Got links? This story should get pushed... <p></p><i></i>

Re: George Bush buys 100,000 acres in Paraguay (LINK?)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:20 am
by anothershamus
A hide out in case the dems get the senate? Or a new place to run guns? What can we do to get the 'truth'. Who can we "believe"? What are the "Options"? Why do I have to "Quote" all the 'Quotes'? Why do they make me wait a "minute" before I can post again? <p></p><i></i>

Re: George Bush buys 100,000 acres in Paraguay

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:06 am
by Forgetting2
Didn't Reverend Moon buy a huge chunk of land over that aquifer too? <p></p><i></i>

Re: George Bush buys 100,000 acres in Paraguay

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:11 am
by Forgetting2
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Re: George Bush buys 100,000 acres in Paraguay

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:59 am
by *
<br> just a coincidence, no doubt:<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href=",,-6137005,00.html">Jenna Bush in Paraguay for UNICEF Plan</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="">Jenna Bush is Unicef intern</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i></i>


PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:47 pm
by wordspeak
<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>It looks like the Cuban newspaper is the only source yet to report this. <p></p><i></i>

Not Tasmania?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:20 pm
by greencrow0
Joe Vialls<br><br>use to say that they would all be fleeing the US in planes headed for a colony in Tasmania.<br><br>gc <p></p><i></i>

Re: George Bush buys 100,000 acres in Paraguay

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:47 pm
by StarmanSkye
Wow.<br>Thanks fer the Heads uP!, DBD;<br><br>LOTTA potential implications there alright ... Esp. with Rev. (sic) Moon's recent purchase of a large tract in Paraguay (?) sharing the Guarani Acquifer (also, thanks for the Wiki link Forgetting2). AND daughter Jenna's UNICEF visit.<br><br>1. An expansion of the Bush Empire to 'develop' resources/consolidate political/economic power?<br><br>2. Establishing a 'safe' Ratline fallback 'escape' Compound/Fortress/sanctuary destination in the event the Bush Clan's felonious Treason, Warcrimes, Racketeering et al. catch-up with 'em?<br><br>3.<br><br>4.<br><br>5.<br><br>etc.<br><br><br><br>AND, as the Prensa Latina article points out, this purchase would constitute a shure-'nuff regional security threat-risk/dangerous risk, potential provocation upsetting the left-leaning peace-and-justice social revolutionary movements re: Bolivia/Morales, Venezuala/Chavez, Brazil/Silva, Argentina/Kirchner, and Cuba/Castro -- and from my reading of developments, as possibly having a negative impact on the political institutions and stability of other nations esp. Chile and Ecuador.<br><br>But this article doesn't really say whether this sale is pending ('intention' by Bush) or a done-deal.<br>Hmm...<br><br>ALSO of possible connection, this July Nation article (remember: posted a while ago here I believe by a wide-awake RI'er, reporting on the White House-directed strong-arm Foreign Policy blackmail/threat 'deal' with Paraguay to use the War on Drugs as a potential Pentagonian avenue to launch political destabilization and an anti-Morales putsch in neighboring Bolivia. Like, Same-Old/Same Old covert violent terrorist Bullshit the Pentagon has forged into such a horrific, indisciminately destructive, despicable 'tool' on behalf of so-called Democracy and Freedom.<br><br><gag><br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br>The US Military Descends on Paraguay <br>Benjamin Dangl<br> <br>While hitchhiking across Paraguay a few years ago, I met welcoming farmers who let me camp in their backyards. I eventually arrived in Ciudad del Este, known for its black markets and loose borders. Now the city and farmers I met are caught in the crossfire of the US military's "war on terror." <br><br>On May 26, 2005, the Paraguayan Senate allowed US troops to train their Paraguayan counterparts until December 2006, when the Paraguayan Senate can vote to extend the troops' stay. The United States had threatened to cut off millions in aid to the country if Paraguay did not grant the troops entry. In July 2005 hundreds of US soldiers arrived with planes, weapons and ammunition. Washington's funding for counterterrorism efforts in Paraguay soon doubled, and protests against the military presence hit the streets. <br><br>Some activists, military analysts and politicians in the region believe the operations could be part of a plan to overthrow the left-leaning government of Evo Morales in neighboring Bolivia and take control of the area's vast gas and water reserves. Human rights reports from Paraguay suggest the US military presence is, at the very least, heightening tensions in the country. <br>(cont.)<br> <br>******<br>DAMN, and Double Damn.<br><br>Gotta keep the topical radar on this issue/story, eh?<br>Keep the boogieman from springing a total 'Gotcha!' premptive ambush.<br>Er sumpin lak dat.<br><br><br>Oh well; Forewarned is forearmed. So, Keep On Keepin On; Shine ON, stay strong Y'all.<br>Starman<br> <p></p><i></i>

curiouser and curiouser

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:23 pm
by *
<br><br><br> from GlobalResearch - Nov, 2005:<br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="">The Installation of a US Military Base in Paraguay: A Wedge in Mercosur</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><br><br> from Oct 3, 2006:<br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="">Paraguay to stop giving U.S. troops immunity</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="">Paraguay hardens U.S. military stance</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><br><br> from Oct 15, 2006:<br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href=",1,1176544.story?coll=la-news-a_section">Shades of Chavez in Ecuador's Front-Runner</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br>Polls show voters in today's election leaning toward Rafael Correa, whose reformist bent and anti-U.S. rhetoric worry some analysts.<br><br><br><br><br> <p></p><i></i>

Re: curiouser and curiouser

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:16 pm
by Sweejak
"Where in the World is Sun Myung Moon?"<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="">www.iapprovethismessiah.c...g-out.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr><br>Moon's agenda in Paraguay: Ecological paradise without labor laws, or one-stop narcotics supershop twice the size of Luxembourg? <br><br>The question is explored in today's article from the subscription-only Irish Times, by reporter Seamus Mirodan of the UK's Telegraph.<br><br>Reverend Sun Myung Moon, spiritual leader of the Unification Church, self-proclaimed Messiah, multimillionaire and a generous contributor to the US Republican Party, has been showing a strong interest over the last five years in little-known Paraguay at the centre of the South American continent.<br><br>Since 1999, Rev Moon has built his personal empire which begins on the marshy banks of the River Paraguay and stretches beyond the hazy, level horizon through 600,000 hectares of arid land - equivalent to more than two Luxembourgs - punctuated by solitary clusters of withered trees and sad bushes which struggle desperately for air.<br><br>The scorching sun beats relentlessly on one of Latin America's most desolate zones. It is here in the northern province of Chaco, directly above the GuaranI aquifer, the largest resource of fresh drinking water in the world, where Moon's associates claim he wishes to build an ecological paradise.<br><br>Nevertheless, national Senator Domingo Laino sees a different pattern in Moon's acquisitions. "There are two principal branches to Moon's interest in Paraguay," he said, "control of the largest fresh drinking water source in the world and control of the narcotics business", which is so prevalent in this area. "President Lula told me that Brazil took serious measures to curb Moon a few years back as it became evident that he was buying up the border between our two countries," said the senator.<br><br>Allegations from local law enforcement officials support this claim. The so-called Dr Montiel, Paraguay's drugs tsar from 1976-89, said: "The fact that they came and bought in Chaco and on both sides of the Brazilian border is very telling. It is an enormously strategic point in both the narcotics and arms trades and indeed the available intelligence clearly shows that the Moon sect is involved in both these enterprises."<br><br>Paraguay is the major drugs port through which virtually all the cocaine produced by Bolivia and Peru passes. In the world's second most corrupt country, "the ease of buying influence is second to none", said Montiel. "Corruption reaches dangerous levels and he who wants transparency in Paraguay is a dead man. Indeed the famous Iran contra affair was operated from Ciudad del Este" on the south-east Paraguayan border with Argentina and Brazil.<br><br>Not content with expanses of potentially invaluable land, Rev Moon has also taken over entire towns, including factories and homes. In Puerto Casado, tensions between Moon disciples and locals led to violent confrontation over the last year following the closure of the only source of work, a lumber factory, and the dismissal of 19 workers who tried to form a union in order to demand an eight-hour day and the national minimum wage of GBP80 sterling per month.<br><br>According to Senator Emilio Camacho: "The Moon sect is a mafia. They seek to subvert government control and are effectively building a state within a state. I believe they are hoping the local population will leave so they have unquestioned authority in the zone and are free to do whatever they want."<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>

Re: curiouser and curiouser

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:23 pm
by *
<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="">politicalcortex</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Escape to Paraguay? Rumors of Bush Land Deal</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>By truthista<br>10/14/2006 01:19:26 AM EST<br>At least two sources, including Upsidedownworld and Prensa Latina, report rumors of a Bush family purchase of land in northern Paraguay.<br><br>Upsidedownworld writes, on October 11:<br><br> The Governor of Alto Paraguay, Erasmo Rodríguez Acosta has admitted to hearing that George Bush Sr. owns land in the Chaco region of Paraguay, in Paso de Patria. Acosta says that rumor has it that Bush owns near to 70 thousand hectares (173,000 acres) as part of an ecological reserve and/or ranch. However, the governor said he had no documents to prove the rumor.<br><br>Prensa Latina, writing on October 13, gives a similar story but names George W. Bush rather than his father:<br><br> An Argentine official regarded the intention of the George W. Bush family to settle on the Acuifero Guarani (Paraguay) as surprising, besides being a bad signal for the governments of the region...Luis D Elia, undersecretary for the Social Habitat in the Argentine Federal Planning Ministry, issued a memo partially reproduced by digital, in which he spoke of the purchase by Bush of a 98,842-acre farm in northern Paraguay, between Brazil and Bolivia.<br><br>A visit by Jenna Bush on behalf of Unicef may have triggered speculation, as Upsidedownworld also suggests. But, could there be truth to the rumors? As calls increase for his impeachment, the President could well be thinking that South America would make a fine place to retire.<br>Another rumored land deal, this one involving the U.S. military, attracted the attention of Project Censored, which listed "U.S. Military in Paraguay" as one of its top 25 censored stories of 2007.<br><br> Five hundred U.S. troops arrived in Paraguay with planes, weapons, and ammunition in July 2005, shortly after the Paraguayan Senate granted U.S. troops immunity from national and International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction. Neighboring countries and human rights organizations are concerned that the massive air base at Mariscal Estigarribia, Paraguay is potential real estate for the U.S. military. [Project Censored]<br><br>"U.S. and Paraguayan officials vehemently deny ambitions to establish a U.S. military base at Mariscal Estigarribia," writes Project Censored. But, there's good reason to believe this rumor, based on a top-secret memo described by Newsweek on August 9, 2006. The memo, cited in the 9/11 Commission report, "lamented the lack of good targets in Afghanistan and proposed instead U.S. military attacks in South America or Southeast Asia as "a surprise to the terrorists."<br><br> The memo's content, NEWSWEEK has learned, was in part the product of ideas from a two-man secret Pentagon intelligence unit appointed by Feith after 9/11: veteran defense analyst Michael Maloof and Mideast expert David Wurmser, now a top foreign-policy aide to Dick Cheney. <br><br> They argued that an attack on terrorists in South America—for example, a remote region on the border of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where intelligence reports said Iranian-backed Hizbullah had a presence—would have ripple effects on other terrorist operations.<br><br>The arrival of U.S. troops at a massive air base in Paraguay - interestngly, not far from rich Bolivian gas fields - suggest that administration officials may have dusted an old plan, having learned no lessons from their disastrous intervention in Iraq. <br><br><br><br> <p></p><i></i>

Re: curiouser and curiouser

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:39 am
by chiggerbit
<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Paraguay in a spin about Bush's alleged 100,000 acre hideaway <br><br>Tom Phillips in Cuiab<br>Monday October 23, 2006<br>The Guardian <br><br><br>Meeting the new couple next door can be an anxious business for even the most relaxed home owner. Will they be international drug traffickers? Have they got noisy kids with a penchant for electronic music? As worries go, however, having the US president move in next door must come fairly low on the list.<br><br>Unless of course you are a resident of northern Paraguay and believe reports in the South American press that he has bought up a 100,000 acre (40,500 hectare) ranch in your neck of the woods.<br><br>The rumours, as yet unconfirmed but which began with the state-run Cuban news agency Prensa Latina, have triggered an outpouring of conspiracy theories, with speculation rife about what President Bush's supposed interest in the "chaco", a semi-arid lowland in the Paraguay's north, might be.<br>Some have speculated that he might be trying to wrestle control of the Guarani Aquifer, one of the largest underground water reserves, from the Paraguayans.<br><br>Rumours of Mr Bush's supposed forays into South American real estate surfaced during a recent 10-day visit to the country by his daughter Jenna Bush. Little is known about her trip to Paraguay, although officially she travelled with the UN children's agency Unicef to visit social projects. Photographers from the Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color tracked her down to one restaurant in Paraguay's capital Asunción, where she was seen flanked by 10 security guards, and was also reported to have met Paraguay's president, Nicanor Duarte, and the US ambassador to Paraguay, James Cason. Reports in sections of the Paraguayan media suggested she was sent on a family "mission" to tie up the land purchase in the "chaco".<br><br>Erasmo Rodríguez Acosta, the governor of the Alto Paraguay region where Mr Bush's new acquisition supposedly lies, told one Paraguayan news agency there were indications that Mr Bush had bought land in Paso de Patria, near the border with Brazil and Bolivia. He was, however, unable to prove this, he added.<br><br>Last week the Paraguayan news group Neike suggested that Ms Bush was in Paraguay to "visit the land acquired by her father - relatively close to the Brazilian Pantanal [wetlands] and the Bolivian gas reserves".<br><br>The US presence in Paraguay has been under scrutiny since May 2005 when the country's Congress agreed to allow 400 American marines to operate there for 18 months in exchange for financial aid.<br><br>At the time many viewed the arrival of troops as a sign that Washington was trying to monitor US business interests in neighbouring Bolivia, after the election of Evo Morales, a leftwing leader who promised to nationalise his country's natural gas industry.<br><br><br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=>chiggerbit</A> at: 10/23/06 11:40 pm<br></i>

Spot the Terrorist

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:45 am
by greencrow0
Bush has warned us all to watch out for people who....<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><br>lol <p></p><i></i>

Re: Spot the Terrorist

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:54 am
by marykmusic
Isn's Paraguay one of those countries that doesn't have an extradition treaty with the US?<br><br>Oh, and a cocaine-producer. Most people don't know about that.<br><br>All very attractive to someone about to get into BIG trouble. --MaryK <p></p><i></i>