Skip to comments.Dutch woman vows to fight for guerrillas 'until victory or death'
Posted on 11/04/2010 6:02:39 PM PDT by Saije
A DUTCH woman who joined Colombia's largest rebel group only to complain of disillusionment in a diary found in 2007 at an abandoned jungle camp has now appeared in a video pledging allegiance to the guerrillas. In a brief interview, Tanja Nijmeier, speaking in Spanish, said she was not being held against her will and was proud to belong to the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
"Just come and try to 'free' me and we'll receive you here with AK (Kalashnikov rifles],, with mines, with mortars, with everything," she said in the video, which Colombian journalist Jorge Botero said he recorded in August at a rebel camp.
Ms Nijmeier, said she would remain with the FARC "until victory or death and there's no going back". The 32-year-old joined in 2003, becoming the first person from outside Latin America known to have enlisted in the region's largest rebel army.
However, in her diary, she indicated in a 24 November, 2006 entry that, like most FARC foot soldiers, she was not permitted to leave. "This would be worth it if I knew I was fighting for something. But I don't really believe that any more," she wrote, according to excerpts released by the government.
President Juan Manuel Santos, who was defence minister when the diary was discovered, used it to try to counter "guerrilla chic" in Europe, where the FARC has some supporters.
Dutch rights activist Liduine Zumpole, who co-authored a book about Ms Nijmeier and has worked to persuade her to demobilise, said she believes Ms Nijmeier is sincere in her revolutionary fervour and commitment to the rebels. "To me, it's a completely lost case," she said.
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I hope that someone relieves her of the burden of a confused and pointless life.Soon.
Given enough time, anyone can be broken. This woman does not appear to have the strength of character to resist every long anyhow.
The red bitch will die in the jungle. I’ve lived in one for a short time; not the place I’d want to live in, esp. with the Colombian Army SPecial Forces breathing down your neck.
She’ll rot out in the boonies, unmourned and unburied.
Good. A dead red is a good red.
Not relevant. This woman was not a captive. She voluntarily left Europe to join the rebels.
When I read stories like this, I thank my lucky stars and my parents, that I’ve never been afflicted with such stupidity. Sincerely.
we need more colombians in this country. Hell they’d drive the mexican mafia out within five years. Most importantly they know how to kill commies.
Lady, FARC is sooooo yesterday...but I guess so is she.
Give me twenty seconds alone with her and I’ll make sure that she’ll get one of her two options.
I love dead commies...really do. Especially dead euroscum commies. FARC has been almost competely destroyed. The people of Colombia said enough and had huge rallies across the country in 2008. The commies are hated and Colonbia has returned to a very prosperous country.
Medellin is safe, clean and the most polite city Ive ever been in. The people go out of their way to make you feel welcome. A constuction boom is underway, private money and free enterprise..factories are openning. And the people are grateful for the help from the US.
She may just well be the 21st century Stanley Ann Dunham.
They excel in killing commies.
Why would anyone go to save somene who doesn’t want to be saved.
Leave the screwball there to pull the train for the Guerilla’s
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