Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

1 posted on 10/14/2003 3:58:26 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]

To: Tailgunner Joe
Peru to form battalion to fight Shining Path

LIMA, Peru, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Peru said on Wednesday it planned to form a battalion of troops to fight resurgent Shining Path guerrillas and said it would welcome some help from the United States in doing so.

The notorious Maoist rebels have staged sporadic attacks and incursions in recent months after remaining dormant for much of the past decade. The government has also vowed to arm peasant farmers to help stamp them out.

"We want to create a battalion to fight subversion, but I don't know if we will be able to count on help from the United States," Interior Minister Fernando Rospigliosi told reporters. "If there was (help), that would be excellent," he added.

Last year, the guerrillas killed 10 people in Lima with a car bomb just days before a high-profile visit by U.S. President George W. Bush. The rebels kidnapped and later released more than 70 workers building a gas pipeline in June, and killed five soldiers and two civilians in a July ambush.

Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission estimates up to 69,000 people were killed during during two decades of war between guerrillas and security forces.

2 posted on 10/14/2003 4:02:47 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: All
We Replaced Patrick Leahy's Brains With Folger's Crystals. Let's See If Anyone Notices!

Donate Here By Secure Server

Or mail checks to
FreeRepublic , LLC
PO BOX 9771
FRESNO, CA 93794

or you can use

PayPal at

It is in the breaking news sidebar!

3 posted on 10/14/2003 4:03:32 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: All
Hi folks,

Don't you just love this place? Are you becoming addicted to FR? I am a Freepaholic. I have to tune in every day. This is the best place on the planet to get unbiased news, and the best analysis, bar none. You know that. I know that.

Because of the free exchange of information, and high level analysis, this site is one of the top sites in the world. There are over 1 million threads here, for you to peruse. And your comments are seen by everyone, in every country.

Did you know this site was started by one determined, stubborn son-of-a-gun who is in a wheelchair? Do you know that to this day he is still in charge? Do you know that this place is funded entirely by donations? Nobody’s getting rich off this place. It’s 3 months at a time.

Some of the brightest people in the world come here daily, to learn, and read what YOU have written. People like Rush (bless him), Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, both Houses of Congress, their staffs, World leaders, and all freedom lovers come here.

In some countries, you could go to jail for posting here. For real. It's that powerful.

Communists in power HATE this site. They can't control the propaganda. Come to think of it, communists NOT in power hate it, too. So does the Democrat leadership.

Do you want this site to stay here? There is no membership fee. The fundraisers are to keep it going, 3 months at a time. Think about that. 3 months at a time.

China would love this place to fail. So would Chavez, Castro, the idiot running North Korea, Tom Daschle, and Hillary.

I know it sounds like such a little amount, but I am humbly asking you to consider donating just $3 a month. A dime a day. I know it sounds like nothing, but it is everything. It really is. Put it on a credit card, and that's that. The link is at the bottom of the main page, way, way down. You will join us freedom lovers who are committed to spreading the word, and letting people all over the world have a place they can get unbiased information. Your dime a day is 100 times more than the guy in China who is reading this can afford. And he will go to jail if he is caught reading this. Think about that.

I've been here since '97, and know how this site has changed the world. Become a permanent part of it. I am asking you, personally.

Please. Your pride will swell, and rightly so. It feels good.

That guy in China, wanting freedom, depends on YOU.
4 posted on 10/14/2003 4:05:10 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Please become a monthly donor!!! Just $3 a month--you won't miss it, and will feel proud!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Cincinatus' Wife
5 posted on 10/14/2003 4:13:53 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson