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drake3781
Nov 13th, 2006, 05:34 PM
http://wonkette.com/politics/george-w.-bush/we-hate-to-bring-up-the-nazis-but-they-fled-to-south-america-too-208549.php


Why might the president and his family need a 98,840-acre ranch in Paraguay protected by a semi-secret U.S. military base manned by American troops who have been exempted from war-crimes prosecution by the Paraguyan government?

I haven't had time to read this all now.... but it's here FYI. Comments? Interesting about Jenna Bush performing secret work on behalf of either/or the Bush Family or the government.

-Ph51-
Nov 13th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Because he is the president :lol:

samsung101
Nov 13th, 2006, 06:11 PM
Seriously, Wonkette?


Isn't Gawker or Dlisted better?


Jenna Bush has been on a UN affiliated work-mission in
South America for some time now, in various Latin nations.
It's humanitarian-teaching work. Paraguay isn't exactly
the most stable of places if you haven't noticed by now.
Most of Latin America isn't now. Tie in the UN, and I hope
she's getting extra protection.

The Angelie Jolie-Brad Pitty Baby-Pa-Looza got more
security than Jenna is getting.



Sorry, no sinister stuff going on.

Barbara Bush was in Africa for months on an AIDS mission,
is that connected to something to?






Chelsea Clinton is working for a huge multi-national hedgefund
corporation now, is there a link to her parents w/that? Shall
we look into what that deal is? If you hire my kid, with a 6 figure
salary we'll look the other way on your shady multi-national
Bechtel-Enron style deals?

Geez, Chelsea is a decent young person, so are Barbara and Jenna.
Give them all a break. They're all working and doing something
constructive.

drake3781
Nov 13th, 2006, 10:13 PM
Seriously, Wonkette?


Isn't Gawker or Dlisted better?


Jenna Bush has been on a UN affiliated work-mission in
South America for some time now, in various Latin nations.
It's humanitarian-teaching work. Paraguay isn't exactly
the most stable of places if you haven't noticed by now.
Most of Latin America isn't now. Tie in the UN, and I hope
she's getting extra protection.

The Angelie Jolie-Brad Pitty Baby-Pa-Looza got more
security than Jenna is getting.



Sorry, no sinister stuff going on.

Barbara Bush was in Africa for months on an AIDS mission,
is that connected to something to?






Chelsea Clinton is working for a huge multi-national hedgefund
corporation now, is there a link to her parents w/that? Shall
we look into what that deal is? If you hire my kid, with a 6 figure
salary we'll look the other way on your shady multi-national
Bechtel-Enron style deals?

Geez, Chelsea is a decent young person, so are Barbara and Jenna.
Give them all a break. They're all working and doing something
constructive.

I can't find anything of value in what you wrote, except that you believe that Jenna Bush is doing UN-supported humanitarian work in Paraguay. Anything else you wrote that is RELEVANT to this story, please restate it SUCCINTLY.

As for Jenna Bush doing humanitarian work in Paraguay, I would be VERY surprised if that were true. However if it is, I have a HIGH regard for that, especially as compared to a pro-tennis player making a recent, much-vaunted, UN-sponsored, so-called humanitarian trip where nothing of value seemed to be accomplished. If Jenna is actually WORKING (again, I would be shocked) that is fabulous.

drake3781
Nov 13th, 2006, 11:06 PM
Here are the facts I have found so far re Jenna Bush.

Jenna Bush is 24 years old.

Jenna worked as a Spanish-language teacher at a Washington, DC charter school until spring 2006.

Jenna spent the summer of 2006 living at the White House with her parents, presumably not working.

Jenna has taken a paid job with the UN as a UNICEF intern. (Not volunteer work.) The location of the work is on the Pacific coast of Panama.

Jenna took at least 10 days away from her paid UN job to make a private trip to Paraguay at the end of October. (This trip is not on behalf of or sponsored by the UN.)

While in Paraguay, Jenna had dinner with Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte and his family at their official residence, and a meeting with U.S. Ambassador James Cason.

Jenna is reported to have done humantarian work in Paraguay - this on leave from her paid UN job which she just started? - (a) fighting child labor, (b) visiting AIDS patients, (c) learning about UNICEF programs.

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It is this private trip to Paraguay, with its cover stories of humanitarian work, that leaves some suspicious.

Hayato
Nov 13th, 2006, 11:06 PM
I saw this last week but didn't really believe it :tape:

I guess he wants somewhere to go and hide in exhile when he gets kicked out....

The time for those American troops to leave Paraguay is well overdue. Many Paraguayans are still very angry that they are there.

drake3781
Nov 13th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Paraguay In A Dither Over Alleged Bush Purchase Of 100,000-Acre Hideaway
http://freeinternetpress.com/story.php?sid=8963

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 U.S. president move in next door must come fairly low on the list.

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.

The rumors, 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.

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.

Rumors of 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 United Nations 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 U.S. 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".

Erasmo Rodríguez Acosta, the governor of the Alto Paraguay region where Bush's new acquisition supposedly lies, told one Paraguayan news agency there were indications that Bush had bought land in Paso de Patria, near the border with Brazil and Bolivia. He was, however, unable to prove this, he added.

Last week the Paraguayan news group Neike suggested that Jenna Bush was in Paraguay to "visit the land acquired by her father - relatively close to the Brazilian Pantanal [wetlands] and the Bolivian gas reserves".

The U.S. 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.

At the time, many viewed the arrival of troops as a sign that Washington was trying to monitor U.S. business interests in neighboring Bolivia, after the election of Evo Morales, a leftwing leader who promised to nationalize his country's natural gas industry.

drake3781
Nov 13th, 2006, 11:18 PM
I saw this last week but didn't really believe it :tape:

I guess he wants somewhere to go and hide in exhile when he gets kicked out....

The time for those American troops to leave Paraguay is well overdue. Many Paraguayans are still very angry that they are there.


Apparently this ranch can be a safe haven if Bush or members of his Administration are ever prosecuted for crimes commited during their Administration, and need to flee to a location where they are immune from prosecution.

I'm sure this is on advice from attorneys.

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Given the rapidly multiplying constellation of crises and criticisms hitting his presidency in its metaphorical face, President Bush has taken the extraordinary step of investing in a tract of private real estate. For the past week, the international press has been spellbound by reports that Jenna Bush, the president’s daughter, has negotiated a real estate transaction in upper Paraguay for a huge ranch even by Texas standards. Now international speculation presumes that the Bushes have taken the advice of their family’s consigliores to maintain a bolt-hole hideaway just in case of the eruption of problematic or discomforting political developments in their homeland.

http://baltimorechronicle.com/2006/110206CARMICHAEL.shtml

drake3781
Nov 13th, 2006, 11:22 PM
I saw this last week but didn't really believe it :tape:

I guess he wants somewhere to go and hide in exhile when he gets kicked out....

The time for those American troops to leave Paraguay is well overdue. Many Paraguayans are still very angry that they are there.

Benji, it seems like this land is right in the vicinity of Iguazu Falls. Is that correct?

It is reported as follows:

The land is reportedly near the triple border adjoining both Brazil and Argentina, over one of the largest reserves of fresh water on the planet, a gigantic aquifer that running under parts of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina, and "larger than Texas and California put together."

Sally Struthers
Nov 13th, 2006, 11:27 PM
I'm sorry but the idea of Jenna Bush being sent anywhere but the local brewery and/or bar is preposterous :lol:

drake3781
Nov 13th, 2006, 11:39 PM
I'm sorry but the idea of Jenna Bush being sent anywhere but the local brewery and/or bar is preposterous :lol:

I agree :lol: but she is now 24 :eek: and mummy-daddy must want her to try and earn her keep. (Her sis Barbara was out partying last weekend, tailgating.)

I would LOVE to know what that job and living conditions on the Pacific coast of Panama are like. I'll bet it's paradise.

And I'd love to hear from her co-workers. :p

When I went to Austin a few years back, my bf and I made a point to go have a Margarita at the restaurant where the daughters were busted for underage drinking.

dementieva's fan
Nov 14th, 2006, 01:11 AM
drake, I have a tin foil hat you might be interested in purchasing :p