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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-04 03:51 AM
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Dancing to jail?
Dancing to jail?

Published: April 28 2004 5:00 | Last Updated: April 28 2004 5:00

These are troubled times for Carlos Menem. Norberto Oyarbide, a Buenos Aires judge, has just enlisted Interpol to capture the former president of Argentina, who is wanted for questioning over a Swiss bank account he failed to declare.


Menem, who now lives in Chile with Cecilia Bolocco, his wife and former Miss Universe, has displayed an exceptional aptitude for eluding Oyarbide's summonses. Indeed, only last month his lawyers insisted that the 73-year-old was unable to travel because of an injury to his arm sustained during a round of golf.

Oyarbide had doubted the validity of the claim for a while. But the definitive evidence came at the weekend, when a Chilean television crew filmed Menem twirling his hands in the air and cavorting with a belly dancer.
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Bush Friend Arrested for Illegal Arms Trafficking
by Ana Simo

JUNE 7, 2001. A long-time friend of former U.S. President George H. Bush was arrested today on charges of illegal arms trafficking. If found guilty, he could face a jail term of up to ten years. Only a phone call from the new Bush White House might spare him the indignity, he thinks. But the phones aren't ringing.

The friend in trouble is the former President of Argentina, Carlos Menem, a golfing partner and business benefactor of the elder Bush. He is suspected of having illegally sold 6,500 tons of arms to Croatia and Ecuador between 1991 and 1995, in violation of international arms embargoes. Menem, who was put under house arrest today by a Buenos Aires federal judge, said in his defense last weekend that the U.S. knew all about the arms sales.
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Devils Advocate NZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-04 05:57 AM
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1. Yet more evidence that the war in Yugoslavia was a Bush Cabal operation
He is suspected of having illegally sold 6,500 tons of arms to Croatia and Ecuador between 1991 and 1995, in violation of international arms embargoes. Menem, who was put under house arrest today by a Buenos Aires federal judge, said in his defense last weekend that the U.S. knew all about the arms sales.

I have no doubt these arms were sent to Croatia in order to help foment the war that is now being blamed on Milosevic - Bush Cabal SOP (see Iran/Contra and Iran/Iraq war).
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-04 06:08 AM
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2. Crafty looking son-of-a-bitch....
...and what kind of fur is that his wife is wearing. Looks like Peruvian Otter. :tinfoilhat:
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