Skip to comments.Hugo Chavez Phone Call Allowed Colombians to Locate FARC Camp (Translation)
Posted on 03/06/2008 10:13:53 AM PST by StJacques
Telephone Call from Chavez to "Reyes" Allowed Colombians to Locate FARC Camp
A telephone call that the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, would have made to the guerrilla leader "Raul Reyes,"1 permitted location of the encampment, according to reports from Colombian intelligence, RCN Radio divulged today.
The telephone call took place Wednesday the 27th of February, the day in which four Colombian Congressmen (Gloria Polanco, Luis Eladio Pérez, Orlando Beltrán, Jorge Eduardo Gechem), kidnapped for almost seven years, were liberated.2
"Chavez, emotionally moved by the liberation of the kidnapped prisoners, called Reyes (alias of Luis Edgar Devia) and told him that everything had gone well," RCN broadcast while citing "high Colombian military sources."
Intelligence services traced the call and detected that Reyes was in Colombian territory near the border with Ecuador, he [then] crossed it "and soon afterwards the bombing came," Friday night and early Saturday morning, when the rebel leader and some twenty other guerrillas were taken down.
According to RCN, "the same intelligence official -- who expressly requested anonymity -- said that there is no end to the irony that it has been a call of President Chavez which permitted us to take Reyes down."
Of equal importance, the source revealed that the supreme chief, founder, and leader of the FARC, Manuel Marulanda Vélez, more commonly known as Tirofijo,3 "has taken refuge in Venezuela."
The intelligence services also "have established that (Tirofijo) is ill" and "he has taken refuge on a Venezuelan farm, not near the border, [but] on the other side of the border with the (Colombian) Department of Norte de Santander."
The RCN sources also broadcast that "Chavez ordered the transfer of battalions to the border to protect Tirofijo in order to avoid doing with him in Venezuelan territory what they did with Reyes in Ecuador."
They added that "if they are mobilizing troops (in Venezuela and sending them to the border) it is for protecting Tirofijo," the source said.
1 "Raul Reyes" was the alias of Luis Edgar Devia, previously 2nd in command of the FARC until killed by Colombian troops at his FARC encampment in Ecuador this past Monday.
2 The FARC currently hold dozens of high-profile hostages, including former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three American defense contractors, who they are using as bargaining chips to secure the release of FARC prisoners jailed in Colombia. They also hold an untold number of lower-profile hostages that may go into the hundreds.
3 "Tirofijo" is a nickname that roughly translates to "steady shot." Marulanda has been the leader of the FARC from its inception in 1964.
Wouldn't have made any difference...............
Fortunately for the Colombian government, they don’t have a democrat congress in control of their international security and homeland defense policies.
Hugo Chavez gave up the location of the FARC encampment.
Thanks Hugo YOU DA MAN !!!!
I'll second that.
We should encourage speculation that Chavez did this on purpose, and that he betrayed FARC.
This is why Hugo was spitting nails and got so hot and full of bluster.
Would it have been necessary to scramble the call, or were they able to triangulate a position?
Triangulation, Satellite data, etc. The towers that are activated provide all the necessary data.......
Gohs... It makes you long for the good old days when the CIA were really something :)
They would have to know who was talking I would presume.
Fantastic news! Thank you for posting.
Thanks for your work and the ping, StJacques!
Even though Hugo is a few bricks short of a load, I hope he keeps up the good work. lol
I thank God that Hugo is a retarded monkey.
Thanks for the ping!
I’m mainly monitoring this whole mess via http://noticias24.com they seem to have the latest and greatest on anything about this conflict.
I read another article indicating that INTERPOL had warned the president of Ecuador about this guy’s location in their country, also France has started to take a harsher stance against the FARC, it seems Sarkozy is losing his patience at the lack of progress with the “Ingrid” situation.
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