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posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 02:48 AM


Marxist FARC rebels kidnapped the governor of Colombia's southern department of Caqueta, snatching him from his home, local media reported on Monday.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 02:48 AM
FARC are suspected to be backed by venezeula, and even suspected of harbouring and training with hezbollah forces which are in Venezueala.

I believe this will be covered as a "act of terror"- or be a scapegoat for another war on terror.

I believe this is related to the 'missiles' that Venezuela has been stockpiling
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 05:45 PM


its the same thing as the viet-kong supposedly triggering the vietnam war, what if FARC didnt kidnap the govenor, what if it was the CIA?

This appears to have happened very close to the oil feild incident in Iran.

the war is coming closer...

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 06:07 PM
This just in from AP, sounds bad...

Abducted Colombian state governor found dead
(AP) – 39 minutes ago

BOGOTA — A top state security official and the wife of a governor abducted by suspected leftist rebels say his body has been found. His kidnapping was the first of a major Colombian politician in years.

The body of Gov. Luis Francisco Cuellar of Caqueta state has been found less than 24 hours after his kidnapping.

Security official Edilberto Ramon Endo tells The Associated Press that it was found not far from the state capital where the 69-year-old governor was kidnapped Monday night. Police say was a commando unit of between eight and 10 leftist rebels carried out the abduction.

Cuellar's wife, Himeldo Galindo, also confirmed the death to the AP. She was too distraught to offer details and Endo refused to say more.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

BOGOTA (AP) — At least 2,000 police and soldiers searched Colombia's southern jungle highlands Tuesday for a state governor abducted by leftist rebels in the country's first major political kidnapping in years.

Between eight and 10 men in camouflage uniforms took Gov. Luis Francisco Cuellar from his home in Florencia, capital of the southern state of Caqueta, late Monday.

Arriving in a pickup, they killed a police guard, blasted open the door with explosives and seized the governor in his pajamas, Gen. Orlando Paez, operations chief for the national police, told The Associated Press. Two other police guards suffered shrapnel wounds that weren't deemed life-threatening.

Cuellar was driven into the mountains that border Florencia, where the pickup was abandoned and found in flames, Paez said.

[edit on 22-12-2009 by freetree64]

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 06:12 PM
reply to post by Lavey2

Check Out Associated Press update, I just posted, sounds like he's no longer alive.

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 06:19 PM
More on that AP article here ( cont )

A furious President Alvaro Uribe, whose rancher father was killed by leftist rebels in a botched 1983 kidnapping, ordered soldiers and police to rescue Cuellar, who is also a cattle rancher.

"We cannot continue to submit to the whims of the terrorists, of the terrorists who bathe this country in blood," Uribe told reporters in Bogota.

Defense Minister Gabriel Silva blamed the kidnapping on the elite "Teofilo Forero" unit of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and announced a $500,000 reward for information leading to Cuellar's rescue.

Paez said at least 2,000 police and army special forces soldiers were creating a ring around the heights where the rebels were believed to have taken Cuellar.

The 69-year-old Cuellar already had been kidnapped for ransom four times since 1987. His wife, Himelda Galindo, told the AP that he was held from two to seven months in past abductions. She said she did not remember how much ransom they paid.

Caqueta has long been a FARC stronghold and is among Colombian states with the highest military presence, including an army division headquarters in Florencia.

It was in Caqueta where the FARC abducted French-Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt in 2002.

That was the last year in which the FARC registered a kidnapping of a major politician, also seizing state governors and congressmen.

After Uribe was elected that year to his first term, kidnappings that had been common in Colombia's countryside sharply diminished.

The conservative president launched a full frontal assault on the FARC that he called "Democratic Security," nearly doubling the size of Colombia's military and benefiting from $700 million in annual U.S. military aid.

His government's July 2008 rescue of Betancourt was a triumph of Uribe's determined campaign to decimate the rebels.

Nevertheless, Silva said in a newspaper interview last weekend that Colombia's largest rebel army is "neither vanquished nor in its death throes" — though it has been reduced by desertions and killings to about 8,000 fighters, half its size in 2002.

The 45-year-old FARC did not immediately take responsibility for the kidnapping, but analysts had little doubt it was behind the bold, pre-Christmas action. The FARC has a history of staging attacks at this time of year.

On Dec. 21, 1997, the rebel group killed at least a dozen soldiers and captured several others in an attack on the remote highlands outpost of Patascoy. One of those captured, Cpl. Pablo Emilio Moncayo, is now among the longest-held of 24 soldiers and police the rebels hold as bargaining chips.

Through intermediaries, the FARC has in recent weeks been negotiating Moncayo's release.

The soldier's father, Gustavo Moncayo, said Tuesday that he feared Uribe was putting his son's life in jeopardy by ordering a military rescue of Cuellar.

"This man doesn't care about the lives of the abducted. He doesn't care a thing about the lives of the soldiers and the police," Moncayo said in a telephone interview.

The rebels, who finance their insurgency chiefly from the coc aine trade, released the last of the high-profile politicians they held in February.

Associated Press writers Frank Bajak, Luisa Fernanda Cuellar and Cesar Garcia contributed to this report.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 07:53 PM
Its COLOMBIA!!!!!!!!! Facepalm.jpg....

I've been there twice and its a gorgeous place, nothing like the TV makes it to be.... Sort of like some people in Europe think U.S is full of superheros and gang wars, like the movies make it to be

Have some respect.

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 08:23 PM
This article seem's to make one think... especially in light of this recent event today

Courtesy of: " Courthouse News Service "

Monday, December 21, 2009Last Update: 6:03 AM PT Al Qaeda Moves Into Narcotics, DEA Says

MANHATTAN (CN) - Federal prosecutors charged three men with "narco-terrorism," claiming they conspired to move hundreds of kilos of coc aine through Africa to Spain, for the benefit of al Qaeda and the Colombian-based FARC. Oumar Issa, Harouna Toure and Idriss Abelrahman were arrested in Ghana last week and sent to the United States.
"The charges in this case mark the first time that associates of Al Qaeda have been charged with narco-terrorism offenses," the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement announcing the arrests and the arrival of the men in the United States.
The men allegedly admitted their trafficking, and the beneficiaries of it, to DEA informants.
The FARC - the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia - Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb, the alleged beneficiaries, all have been designated foreign terrorist organizations.

[edit on 22-12-2009 by freetree64]

posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 02:07 AM
OK I can definately see where this is going to lead to.

Im betting the DEA is going to jump on board with new anti-drug messages, everyone who has taken an intrest in studying the whole thing knows Hezbollah has an involvement in the coc aine running NOT al Queda.

Hezbollah has condemned Al Queda for its attacks, and does not affilate with it.

These arrests regarding 'al queda' linked drug smugglers would be a joke.

Through from south America comes the illegal diamond trade from Africa run by Hezbollah and coc aine. This is affilated with FARC.

So in turn we have an accusation of FARC and Hezbollah allegedly with links to Al Queda.

This is a complete fabrication.

As people would know that Iran is leading the world in A) combating opium from afghanistan which finances Al Queda and the Taliban and is literally in a war with drug runners financing extreme Sunni fundamentalist groups.
which 'their crops' are guarded in the green zone by US troops.

Harmid Karzai's brother is in charge of the opium trade in Afghanistan.

So literally 'we are the ones' financing 'al queda'.

which is a sad yet ridiculous truth.

I have a feeling the CIA and Obama are going to use the excuse of Terrorism to launch an offensive in Venezueala on the suspected grounds of it being an Al Queda hideout.

I cant wait to start hearing accusations of Venezueala harboring bin laden if it ever comes to that.

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