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Colombia’s FARC rebels say they have been holding ex-US serviceman, will release him

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posted on Jul, 20 2013 @ 09:25 AM
Okay, does FARC have a U.S. Soldier or don't they? This is an odd one.

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s main rebel movement said Friday that it has been holding a U.S. veteran of the Afghan conflict for nearly a month and offered to release him to a humanitarian commission.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, identified the man as Kevin Scott Sutay and said in a statement on its website that it “captured” him on June 20 in the town of Retorno in the country’s southeast.

They clearly say they do and they named him specifically

No U.S. citizen had been reported missing in Colombia and a U.S. Embassy spokeswoman said she did not immediately have any information on the case.

The US says...huh? Who? Where?

The FARC said Sutay identified himself as a 2010-11 veteran of the Afghan war who was an anti-mining and explosives specialist in the U.S. Navy until March of this year.

For his part, the prisoner seems to have been pretty open about himself, under the circumstances. The article also refers to his Passport details, such as place of it sounds legit for having him. Now if they've had him for a month, why is the Embassy still acting like it's a total shock and they have no clue what it could be referring to?

I'm not one to jump on believing Revolutionary Groups as a matter of habit, but what they're saying here wouldn't be unprecedented, either. Does the U.S. currently have people operating in Colombia on or off the "books", so to speak?

Colombia-Gate Part II? (and the last one was just a $40 hooker with an SS Agent)

posted on Jul, 20 2013 @ 10:16 AM
Indicators are that the US is actually behind the curtain running the Columbian coc aine smuggling operation. Some years back, some Columbian politicians started talking about removing the US from their country .... and the US media drumbeat started ..... saying that drug smuggling from Columbia to the US was really an act of war.

Columbian opposition to the US presence quickly faded.

posted on Jul, 20 2013 @ 10:25 AM
reply to post by juspassinthru

I'm just surprised this is still going on like this. Not for any reasons of morality or right/wrong, but the sheer length of time and long term established nature it must has taken on by now.

I guess it's been enough years, it doesn't much matter to mention now but one of the guys I trained in trucking back when I was fairly new myself in the mid 90's had been part of Army special forces, to leave it at that. He proved it by directing my attention back to re-watch Noriega being perp walked off the cargo plane in Miami when I replied with 'If I had a nickle for every special forces co-driver....' and sure enough, there he was.

Anyway, I mention that only because among some juicy things he mentioned for the times, he also stated having done time in Colombia in armed interdiction and security operations. Active, ground engagement type operations. Not just training or advising the Colombians. I suppose it never stopped?

Sometimes I think I have an idea of how far and wide the USG is busy fighting other people's problems, issues and making whole new ones while they're at it. ...then a story like this comes along to remind how much is still covert, despite the volume we DO know.


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posted on Jul, 21 2013 @ 06:51 AM
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nevermind, first I hear of it.
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