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Colombia says it killed FARC commander ("Raúl Reyes" disinFARCted)
AP on Yahoo ^
Posted on 03/01/2008 10:11:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's defense minister said security forces killed a leading commander of the FARC rebel group on Saturday.
The commander known as "Raul Reyes" was also the leftist rebels' official spokesman, Juan Manuel Santos said a news conference. He was killed in the southern province of Putumayo, a long-time guerrilla stronghold near the border with Ecuador.
It was by far the most severe blow to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia since hardline President Alvaro Uribe took office in 2002. A total of 17 rebels and one soldier were killed in the fighting.
As well as writing the group's statements and meeting with journalists, Reyes, whose real name was Luis Edgar Devia Silva, was considered a contender to take over the FARC, Colombia's largest rebel group. He was thought to be 59 years old.
The State department had offered a bounty of $5 million for information leading to the arrest of Reyes.
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: colombia; commander; farc; infarcticide; killed; luisedgardeviasilva; luissilva; raulreyes; silva
To: NormsRevenge; Cindy
posted on 03/01/2008 10:18:53 AM PST
¡Lo explotamos verdadero bueno!
posted on 03/01/2008 10:27:55 AM PST
(I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
Yer a hoot Norm, thanks for the good news post.
posted on 03/01/2008 11:00:13 AM PST
(One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
Bush needs to ask Uribe to send his US trained and supplied Columbian anti-FARC group across the border into Venezuela.
There is a fat high-value target there.
posted on 03/01/2008 11:11:29 AM PST
(Take No Prisoners - We're Out Of Qurans)
After Cheney leaves office he should be able to take care of the Venezuela problem with a little assistance.
posted on 03/01/2008 12:20:05 PM PST
(Remember how you felt on September 11?)
It's not news - It's FARC
posted on 03/01/2008 12:23:42 PM PST
(Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
To: NormsRevenge; hchutch; Tailgunner Joe; Clemenza; wardaddy; Commander8; Txcoastman; Caipirabob; ...
It’s Raúl Reyes...
...and the guy was an arrogant POS.
Good. He may rot in hell!!!
posted on 03/01/2008 1:29:20 PM PST
by El Conservador
("Liberalism is the application of childish emotion to complex issues." - MrB)
To: El Conservador
posted on 03/01/2008 1:30:17 PM PST
(Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
To: NormsRevenge; El Conservador
Chavez warns of "war" if Colombia strikes Venezuela
- Mar 2, 2008 - CARACAS (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez warned Colombia on Saturday it would be a "cause for war" if its forces struck inside Venezuelan territory as they did in Ecuador killing a top Colombian rebel commander there. "Don't be thinking that you can do that here ... because it would be extremely serious and would be a causa belli, a cause for war, (if there is) a military incursion in Venezuelan territory. There's no excuse," Chavez said in his most belligerent comments to date in a diplomatic dispute with Bogota.
May the FARC rot in hell.
It is a good news any time one of those cockroaches dies.
posted on 03/02/2008 9:08:44 AM PST
(Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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