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Colombian guerrillas kidnap 5 environmentalists
Agencia EFE ^ | 23 July 2006 | Staff

Posted on 07/23/2006 10:52:25 AM PDT by Kitten Festival

Bogota, Jul 23 (EFE).- Five members of Conservation International and a cameraman working for the environmental organization were kidnapped in northern Colombia by suspected members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrilla group, Colombian media reported.

The group was caught by surprise by ELN fighters in the hamlet of La Paz, which is close to Sincelejo, the capital of Cesar province, some 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) from Bogota, according to radio and television reports.

The environmentalists had left Sincelejo last week and were working on a project to protect sections of the Serrania del Perija, a mountain range rich in plant and animal life that marks the border between Colombia and Venezuela.

Police are searching for the kidnapped environmentalists. EFE ocm/hv

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: colombia; drugs; eatingtheirown; environment; environmentalists; environmentalwackos; guerrillas; latinamerica; leftists; narcoterrorists; narcotrafficantes; thugs; uptonogood; venezuela
Leftists eating their own.
1 posted on 07/23/2006 10:52:28 AM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival

Who do we pay so they keep them? /sarc

Actually, hope nothing permanent happens to the environmentalists, except maybe a reevaluation of their beliefs.


2 posted on 07/23/2006 10:53:49 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Kitten Festival

Betcha its going to be Like "Ruthless People", with DeVito


3 posted on 07/23/2006 10:55:00 AM PDT by radar101 (The two hallmarks of Liberals: Fantasy and Hypocrisy)
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To: Kitten Festival

I'm betting a few days with the enviros and the guerrillas will seek asylum some place.


4 posted on 07/23/2006 10:59:05 AM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: Kitten Festival

Hmmm, who to root for here.


5 posted on 07/23/2006 11:00:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kitten Festival

But this can't be! These guerrillas are understanding, kind people who care about the environment and our cause!


6 posted on 07/23/2006 11:01:29 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: Kitten Festival

There is a god after all.


7 posted on 07/23/2006 11:03:52 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Kitten Festival

ELF's captured by ELN's. Interesting. I'll send money so they keep them. No sarcasm either!


8 posted on 07/23/2006 11:04:48 AM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: coconutt2000
'Actually, hope nothing permanent happens to the environmentalists, "
Well, whatever happens to the greenpissers, they are permanently a part of the environment, even when composting. So, don't worry about them.
9 posted on 07/23/2006 11:07:17 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: Kitten Festival

Huh. Another "Life imitates South Park" moment.

APf


10 posted on 07/23/2006 11:08:09 AM PDT by APFel (Individualism. The alpha and the omega.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Life imitates South Park again, when the environmentalists are kidnapped by the rebels.

"You white Americans make me sick! You waste food, oil, and everything else because you're so rich, and then you tell the rest of the world to save the rainforest because you like its pretty flowers."

All we need is "Getting Gay With Kids" to sing their song.


"There's a place called the rainforest; it truly sucks a**.
Let's knock it all down and get rid of it fast.
You say, "Save the rainforest," but what do you know?
You've never been to the rainforest before.
Getting Gay With Kids is here!
To tell you things you might not like to hear.
You only fight these causes 'cause caring sells.
All you activists can go f*** yourselves!
Someday if we work hard, boys and girls,
There'll be no more rainforests left in the entire world!
Getting Gay With Kids is here!
To spread the word and bring you cheer. Yeah!
Getting Gay With Kids is here!
Let's knock down the rainforest! What do you say?!
It's totally gay! It's totally gay!"


11 posted on 07/23/2006 11:08:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw

Don't send money, send Algore down there to save them. They probably would look upon Al as a high priest or something.


12 posted on 07/23/2006 11:09:17 AM PDT by navyblue (at one.)
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To: Kitten Festival

echoes of the film "Salvador"


13 posted on 07/23/2006 11:09:49 AM PDT by Windsong (Jesus Saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups)
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To: Kitten Festival
Colombian guerrillas kidnap 5 environmentalists

So... what's the problem here?

14 posted on 07/23/2006 11:15:10 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: Kitten Festival
FYI: If you will research it, you will find that one of the leaders (I mean the top dog) of the ELN was Carlos Restrepo Colima(?) who was a Catholic priest. I am not anti catholic so don't even go there. Just pointing an example of how the Church sometimes gets way too comfy with socialism. ELN, I beleive, was ranked by the State Department as a terrorist organization
15 posted on 07/23/2006 11:17:34 AM PDT by navyblue (at one.)
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To: radar101

Probably more like Proof of Life. It's more about money than politics. What a bunch of idiots running around in rural Columbia.


16 posted on 07/23/2006 11:25:16 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Kitten Festival

17 posted on 07/23/2006 11:31:24 AM PDT by SIDENET (I like liberals...they taste like CHICKEN.)
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To: dfwgator
This is one of those "watching your mother-in-law drive your Cadillac over the cliff" moments. ;-)
18 posted on 07/23/2006 11:37:05 AM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: Kitten Festival

Re my 15: My bad. The correct name of that "priest" was Camilo Restrepo Torres. As all good terrorists should be, he was shot and killed by the Colombian army. But ELN is alive and well as you can see.


19 posted on 07/23/2006 12:01:51 PM PDT by navyblue (at one.)
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To: navyblue

ELN was Castro's creation. The suck just as bad as the FARC. All communist narcoguerrillas are odious.


20 posted on 07/23/2006 12:03:52 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival

Things happen in the woods!!


21 posted on 07/23/2006 12:31:58 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: Kitten Festival

"Colombian guerrillas kidnap 5 environmentalists"

Keep 'em!!


22 posted on 07/23/2006 12:38:22 PM PDT by oldfart (The most dangerous man is the one who has nothing left to lose.)
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