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G.W. Bush Buys Land In Northern Paraguay

As George W. Bush surveys his empire and sees it crumbling around him, with two lost wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and with the
U.S. public fed up with his domestic policies, apparently Dubya has decided that the best way to save his worthless hide is to run
and hide in Paraguay.
On October 13, 2006, the Prensa Latina paper reported that George W. Bush had purchased 98, 842 acres on the Acuifero Guarani
in northern Paraguay, between Bolivia and Brazil. This news was also reported in Asuncion, Paraguay on Oct. 12, and by Upsidedownworld
on Oct. 11. The Fortunate Son is not the first Bush to do so -- earlier George H.W. Bush purchased 173, 000 acres in Paso de Patria, the
Chaco area of Paraguay. Jenna Bush has spent time in Paraguay as a representative of UNICEF.
One of the 25 top censored stories, "U.S. Military In Paraguay" revealed that the U.S. military had purchased land in Paraguay, and had
sent 500 U.S. troops to Paraguay in 2005, along with ammunition, weapons, helicopters, and planes. The U.S. military base was set up in the
region of Mariscal Estigarribia, not long after the government of Paraguay gave U.S. politicians, U.S. troops, and U.S. civilians complete
immunity from national and international criminal prosecution.
Both U.S. and Paraguayan government officials hotly deny the existence of a U.S. military base at Mariscal Estigarribia, and the Bush
estates -- dismissing them as rumors. However, a leaked classified memo, which was later included in the 9/11 Commission report,
stated that the U.S. government regretted the lack of good targets in Afghanistan and Iraq -- and suggested that the U.S. initiate military
attacks in South America (and possibly Southeast Asia) to surprise the "al Qaeda terrorists."
After 9/11, Douglas Feith appointed two men to write the memo: Michael Maloof, former defense analyst and David Wurmser, a Middle
East expert and the #1 foreign-policy aide to V.P. Dick Cheney. This memo, claiming U.S. intelligence reports, said that Hezbollah
terrorists, supported by Iran, were active in the border region of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay -- and that a U.S. military raid on the
terrorist base would have a detrimental effect on other terrorist groups operating in South America. Not surprisingly, the U.S. military base
in Mariscal Estigarribia, Paraguay, is not too far away from the large, rich gas fields in Bolivia.
It is obvious that the U.S. government/military have understood nothing from their lost wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Related story:
Bush Shields Dad on Chile Terrorism -- The Baltimore Chronicle
 http://www.politicalcortex.com/story/2006/10/14/11926/843