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  • Colombia: Seven police officers killed following president's push for peace

    09/03/2022 7:54:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | Alex Binley
    They were leaving a social event in the south-western department of Huila when their vehicle hit a road mine. They were then shot dead in the ambush, a police spokesperson said. It is the worst attack on security forces since former guerrilla Gustavo Petro was sworn in as Colombia's first left-wing president less than a month ago According to the national police and attorney general's office, three of the officers who were killed were aged 20 or younger. Mr Petro condemned the attack, calling it "a clear act of sabotage against peace" in a tweet. Late on Friday he travelled...
  • Bogota Begins Gun Ban

    02/06/2012 6:40:59 AM PST · by InsightSur · 3 replies
    InsightSur ^ | February 5, 2012 | Editor of InsightSur
    As mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro has put forth a ban on carrying guns in public even with a legal permit. Skeptics have countered that criminals will not follow the ban, and the result will only disarm citizens legally carry guns for security reasons. In 2002 Brazil implemented restrictions which made it virtually impossible for citizens to obtain a permit. According to Brazil’s National Confederation of Municipalities as recently as 2008, more than half of the homocides in Brazil were perpetrated with a firearm, despite restrictions on legal ownership of firearms. The nation suffers at three times the global average...
  • Senior defense official concerned 'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout may resume arms trafficking

    12/09/2022 1:39:58 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2022 | Louis Casiano , Liz Friden
    Bout is alleged to have fueled multiple conflicts across the globe through arms dealing, sometimes to both sides ... A senior defense official is concerned that convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the "Merchant of Death" .. could go back to illegally trafficking weapons, thereby fueling deadly conflicts around the world. "I think there is a concern that he would return to doing the same kind of work that he's done in the past.. Bout was in the middle of serving a 25-year prison sentence in a U.S. prison for several offenses, including conspiring to kill Americans ... Bout, a...
  • Colombia swears in a Marxist guerrilla as president

    08/08/2022 5:03:21 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8 Aug, 2022 | Olivia Murray
    Like sheep led to the slaughter. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” –George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905 Over the course of the 20th Century, murder by communist government acccounted for the deaths of over 100 million people. The brutalities are well known—or should be—there are countless histories of the terror inflicted upon citizens by believers in Marxian doctrine. In fact, the scourge persists still today, most notably in China. Despite the tremendous amount of evidence (both historical and current) detailing the most unspeakable horrors at the hands of men like Pol Pot, Mao...
  • In Rare Contact, US Offers Russia Deal for Griner, Whelan

    07/28/2022 5:55:24 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 56 replies
    CBN News (Christian Perspective) ^ | July 28, 2022 | Matthew Lee and Eric Tucker
    The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since before Russia invaded Ukraine to discuss the deal and other matters. Blinken's comments marked the first time the U.S. government has publicly revealed any concrete action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, who was arrested on drug-related charges at a Moscow airport in February and...
  • Iran, Russia aid Venezuela in moving troops to Colombian border

    02/04/2022 11:39:26 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/3/22 | Reuters
    Venezuela is moving troops to the border with Colombia with technical assistance from Russia and Iran, Colombia's defense minister Diego Molano said on Thursday, calling the possible deployment "foreign interference." Molano, citing intelligence sources, said troop movements were registered in Venezuela opposite Colombia's Arauca province, the scene of fierce fighting between guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) and FARC dissidents for control of the drugs trade.
  • Appeasement: Biden Cowers Before Murderous Latin Marxists Who've Killed Tens of Thousands

    12/02/2021 8:17:16 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | December 2, 2021 | Jack Davis
    A Marxist organization that had been on America’s list of terrorists since 1997 has now had the slate wiped clean by the Biden administration. FARC, the Spanish acronym of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, “no longer exists as a unified organization that engages in terrorism or terrorist activity or has the capability or intent to do so,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Tuesday. The foreign terrorist designation makes it a crime to support a group. ... An estimated 260,000 people were killed during the decades when Colombia was fractured by civil war... As noted by...
  • Biden Colombia plan stirs up Florida hornets nest (removing terrorist designation from guerrilla group FARC)

    11/25/2021 10:49:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/25/21 | Sabrina Rodriguez, Marc Caputo
    MIAMI - The Biden administration’s plan to remove a Colombian rebel group from a list of foreign terrorist organizations barely caused a ripple outside Washington when the news broke this week. But in Florida, home to an estimated 150,000 Colombian American voters, it’s a different story. Biden’s policy is reverberating loudly among Democrats, leading some of the state’s top elected officials, strategists and activists to rail against the decision. “This is terrible. It’s bad policy. It’s bad politics,” said Florida state Sen. Annette Taddeo, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate who’s Colombian American. Calling the news “outrageous,” Taddeo criticized the Biden administration...
  • Joe Biden coddles another terrorist group — and Florida's Democrats are screaming

    11/25/2021 10:52:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2021 | Monica Showalter
    As if dealing with the Taliban as a "partner" and taking the Houthis off the terrorist watch list weren't enough, Joe Biden has decided to succor another terrorist group: FARC. He took them off the terrorist watch list. Most people don't remember them, but these were the vile Marxist narco-terrorists who terrorized Colombia for 60 years and then got off scot-free based on a "peace deal" from a lousy Colombian president whose hankering for a Nobel prize was so strong that he literally ignored a popular referendum rejecting such a deal. They had good reason: in FARC's war on that...
  • Report: Joe Biden to Strip Colombian FARC Communists of Terrorist Designation

    11/24/2021 9:28:39 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 11/24/2021 | Francis Martel
    Anonymous alleged “U.S. and congressional officials” told the Wall Street Journal this week President Joe Biden is planning to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a nearly 60-year-old terrorist organization responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths, from America’s list of designated foreign terrorist groups. The FARC, a communist group, has been responsible for a wide variety of human rights atrocities in Colombia since its founding in 1964 that include mass killings, kidnappings, child rape, forced abortions, the use of child soldiers, and one of the world’s most lucrative drug trafficking operations. The government of then-President Juan Manuel...
  • Colombia accuses FARC dissidents over car bomb attack (far-left terrotism)

    04/01/2021 4:42:26 PM PDT · by Marinario · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Reuters Staff
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia on Saturday accused FARC dissidents of detonating a car bomb in the town of Corinto in the country’s Cauca province, which left 43 people injured, including 11 public officials, and caused material damages.
  • The American Left’s Love Affair with FARC & Friends

    01/31/2021 3:10:50 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | 29 Jan 2021 | Kevin D Williamson
    FARC, whose leaders are going on trial, is one of the many murderous offshoots of that ‘real socialism’ the Left insists ‘has never been tried.’A special court has been convened in Colombia to try eight leaders of the Marxist-Leninist terrorist outfit known as FARC — Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia — on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges. Perhaps justice will be done upon these eight — will it ever be done for their enablers in the United States and elsewhere?FARC is one of the many murderous offshoots of that “real socialism” that our leftist friends always insist “has...
  • Union Terror Link?

    09/29/2010 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Labor Raid: The FBI raids the Chicago home of a local union leader looking for terrorist connections as the union's former chief is investigated for corruption. Why are we not surprised? Thuggery and corruption are not quite synonyms for unionism, but it gets very close when you consider the Service Employees International Union, formerly led by Andy Stern. From being involved in fraudulent voter registration in Texas to beating up Tea Party activists outside town hall meetings in Missouri, SEIU's reputation is well-established. Now we can possibly add a linkage to terrorism. On Friday, the FBI searched eight addresses in...
  • Venezuelan government says it stopped ‘invasion’ launched from Colombia

    05/03/2020 9:55:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3 at 8:15 PM | Ana Vanessa Herrero and
    The operation involved at least three boats, though only one was captured. One of its commanders sent audio recordings to Venezuelan military and police WhatsApp groups, calling for troops to rebel and take to the streets. Alemán, a Venezuelan lawmaker now living outside the country, said Sunday he had been involved in Alcalá’s operation in Colombia since last year. He said the group had to “make some adjustments” after a shipment of weapons destined for the camps was seized by Colombian authorities in March. Alemán said the plan was for the boats to land at La Guaira, home to Venezuela’s...
  • Shipwrecked on Ten Islands With Clintons and Branson

    08/18/2018 3:10:38 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 25 replies
    Corey's Digs ^ | 8-16-18 | Corey Lynn
    Bill Clinton was recently in Saint Lucia celebrating the new solar farm that the Clintons were instrumental in erecting.
  • AG Barr believes he will get Nicolas Maduro in custody

    03/26/2020 8:30:44 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 56 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 03/26/2020 | M, Dowling
    The United States has indicted Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro and other top regime officials in a narco-terrorism and drug trafficking conspiracy that aimed to “flood the United States with cocaine,” the Justice Department announced. The criminal indictment accuses Maduro of teaming up with Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) to smuggle cocaine into the United States.
  • Feds charge Venezuelan President Maduro, other top officials with narco-terrorism

    03/26/2020 7:49:17 AM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 26, 2020 | ANTONIO MARIA DELGADO AND JAY WEAVER
    In a stunning announcement amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Justice Department plans to announce Thursday that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other government officials have been charged with turning Venezuela into a narco-state by collaborating with a leftist Colombian guerrilla group that exported tons of cocaine to the United States. An indictment, to be unveiled at a “virtual” news conference in Washington, D.C., accuses Maduro and other top officials in his socialist regime of conspiring with the U.S.-designated terrorist group known as the FARC so that Venezuela could be used for narcotics shipments to finance a long-running civil war against...
  • Greta Thunberg starts to sound bloodthirsty

    12/15/2019 1:25:53 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Monica Showalter
    Time magazine's Person of the Year is starting to sound a little bloodthirsty: Greta Thunberg told cheering protesters today 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they fail to take urgent action on climate change. *snip* Against the wall? It's kind of in line with Bernie Sanders's vow to put bankers in jail, except that it sounds more like something a totalitarian fanatic like Hitler or Lenin or Castro would say. Line 'em up and shoot 'em if they don't do what young Greta says? No disagreement, no civil discourse, no talking things out, no...
  • Venezuela's Chavez worked with Marxist guerrillas to inundate US with cocaine

    09/16/2019 10:05:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/19 | Rafael Berna
    The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in the mid-2000s attempted to coordinate with Colombian guerrillas to flood the United States with cocaine, according to federal prosecutors' documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal. According to the documents, former Venezuelan Supreme Court Magistrate Eladio Aponte took part in a meeting where Chávez in 2005 convened his closest advisers to draw up plans to ship cocaine to the United States with the help of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). SNIP “During the meeting, Chávez urged the group, in substance and in part, to promote his policy objectives, including to combat...
  • Armed Conflict Between Venezuela and Colombia Is Now a Real and Terrifying Possibility

    09/14/2019 12:30:21 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/12/2019 | Francisco Toro
    BOGOTA, Colombia — Thinking up ways our all-encompassing crisis could get even worse has become a grimly popular parlor game for Venezuelans. For years, the go-to worst-case scenario was civil war between the political factions in our country. These days, an even scarier prospect has begun to displace that in the pantheon of Venezuelan nightmares: armed conflict with Colombia. The reason? Venezuela’s increasingly tight alliance with the drug-running guerrilla armies waging war on the Colombian state, which has rattled Bogota so hard it’s now seeking a hemispheric response. On Wednesday, Colombia, the United States and nine other countries invoked the...