Skip to comments.DEM SHOCKER!!... Speaker Pelosi Was Sending Messages to FARC Terrorists...!
Posted on 07/07/2008 10:44:42 AM PDT by coffee260
Gateway Pundit gives us this:
New information reveals that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was indirectly sending messages to the FARC. The Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is designated as a terrorist group by the US government. Speaker Pelosi was doing this while at the same time she refused to bring a free trade agreement with Colombia up for a vote in the US House. In fact, Pelosi took extraordinary steps to block this trade agreement with Americas closest ally in South America.
Colombian Sen. Piedad Cordoba (left) is currently under investigation by the Colombian attorney general for ties to the FARC. Cordoba claims that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was sending messages to the FARC terrorists. Cordoba also claimed during FARC negotiations that Pelosi had assigned Rep. Jim McGovern, as the point man. Captured FARC documents confirmed in March that Mr. McGovern had been working with an American go-between, who had been offering the rebels help in undermining Colombias elected and popular government.
The Wall Street Journal reported on the confiscated FARC documents that implicated Rep. McGovern back in March:
The Reyes hard drive reveals an ardent effort to do business directly with the FARC by Congressman James McGovern (D., Mass.), a leading opponent of the free-trade deal. Mr. McGovern has been working with an American go-between, who has been offering the rebels help in undermining Colombias elected and popular government.
Mr. McGoverns press office says the Congressman is merely working at the behest of families whose relatives are held as FARC kidnap hostages. However, his go-betweens letters reveal more than routine intervention.
Now, today we find out who was directing Rep. McGovern
Mary Anastasia OGrady at The Wall Street Journal reported:
Last fall, Mr. Chávez and the FARC hatched an audacious plan whereby the Venezuelan would take proof of life of Ms. Betancourt to French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris, where the plight of Ms. Betancourt was a cause célèbre. The rebels wrote that Mr. Chávez was sure French pressure for negotiations would cause President Bush to order Uribe to allow the meeting between Mr. Chávez and the rebels on Colombian soil, something Mr. Uribe had refused to do. The rebels reported that Mr. Chávez was super-motivated, because he viewed the rendezvous as a public-relations coup that would give him and the FARC continental and world renown.
That plan flopped, but Mr. Chavez had other cards up his sleeve. One involved Colombian Sen. Piedad Cordoba, who is currently under investigation by the Colombian attorney general for ties to the FARC. She figures prominently in the captured rebel documents, and is notoriously close to Mr. Chávez.
She met at the Venezuelan presidential palace with FARC leaders last fall. From that meeting the rebels reported that Piedad says that Chávez has Uribe going crazy. He doesnt know what to do. That Nancy Pelosi helps and is ready to help in the swap [hostages in exchange for captured guerrillas]. That she has designated [U.S. Congressman Jim] McGovern for this.
If the speaker of the House was working with Ms. Cordoba in this scheme, her judgment was more than a little misguided. The rebels write that on a trip to Argentina Ms. Cordoba told them, It doesnt matter to me the proposal that Sarkozy has made to free Ingrid. Above all, do not liberate Ingrid. In short, why give up such a useful pawn?
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (C), senior FARC rebel commander Ivan Marquez (L) of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Colombian senator Piedad Cordoba walk at Miraflores Palace in Caracas November 8, 2007. (Reuters)
Don Surber believes it is time someone reined the Queen Bee in.
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This isn’t news. Isn’t Valerie Plame still on a book tour or something? Now that is news.
You wouldn’t think
Do I really have to say it?
Sounds like the Attorney General needs to name a special prosecutor to investigate this... Where is Fitzgerald when we need him?
No, wait. Sorry.
I’ve always believed this was the reason all the dems are so against the wiretapping deal.
They are afraid of potential exposure.
Iran Contra - Reagan was ripped to shreds wasn’t he?
I’m calling the Justice Dept. I want these traitors charged.
They are afraid of potential exposure.
They fear data-mining of any sort...remember Able Danger?
Wow! This might leave a mark!
I’ll take, “News that will never be on tha whirld news tanite,” for $1,500 Alex.
Forget it! She would have to have an R beside her name for any attention to be paid to this by the MSM.
The Dems don’t need to worry. They can get exposed up one side and down the other, but they never get charged with anything. I don’t know how treasonous a Dem would have to be to call down some kind of punishment or even censure upon himself. It appears there are no limits.
All I remember about that is-and I may be wrong here-that government negligence was a major cause of 9/11 because they had names but nothing was ever done about it.
I just looked up “Able Danger” and found out that a bunch of the data was destroyed.
The House & Senate Republicans yawn and go back to sleep.
Why in hell we would want to do a free trade agreement with the largest cocaine exporting country in the world is absolutely beyond me.
because if you don't trade legal imports then all that's left is cocaine. We can destroy their economy and then all the money is in the hands of narco-terrorists.
Nice to know that any troops and any civilians that are killed in South America have bled on hands that are controlled by democrats in this country.
All Texans remember that CHET EDWARDS is Pelosi's b#tt-boy. Vote for a conservative Republican in the Fall for Congress.
We're screwed with McCain so the only way we can hold out is with conservatives in the legislature.
Remember everybody, selling your country out isn't bad, but being a CEO of a legitimate corporation is EVIL.
f'ing hypocritical "support the troops-hate the war" traitors.
That's the purpose of this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel".
I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya!
I am shocked - SHOCKED! - I tell you, that even this much attention was given Queen Bee Nanacy’s involvement in foreign affairs. No chance that the Mafioso Princess would ever be called to account for this in any meaningful way.
Though, in the interests of justice, this is, or ought to be, a prosecutable offense. Congressional immunity would not apply, because not one word of this was ever breathed on the floor of the House or entered into the Congressional record. This sort of mischief would be held accountable for any other US citizen, actively working to subvert US foreign policy, which is Constitutionally limited to the President and his Administration. Also under the Logan Act.
Where is the Attorney General?
This ain’t the first time:
Saturday, April 12, 2008
PELOSI PERFIDY PLANNED US DEFEAT
Andy sent me this EXPLOSIVE story: The Speaker of the House, California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, lead an entourage to hold talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad, with intentions of undermine our military operations inside Iraq, and members of that entourage met with members of the PKK (The Kurdistan Workers’ Party), an affiliated terrorist organization, namely PJAK (An arm of the PKK who were tasked with handling the battle within Iraq.) leader Rahman Haji Ahmadi, and everybody in the know was too scared to go public with it.
Remember that trip last spring by Pelosi (in the hijab no less) and 7 members of congress toPelosi_islam_3 Syria?...and remember how after their trip the PKK started their incursions into Turkey and the Turks moved troops on the border and tensions between the PKK and the Turks suddenly seemed to escalate?...leading some on the right to imagine the speaker of the house trying to cut off the supply line to our troops in Iraq so that we will loose the war...there was much speculation about the Speaker having a hand in this?...and remember the “intense” diplomacy between Sec. Rice and the Turks? Eventually things got under control, but for a time it looked uncertain. This seemed like the perfect coup by the liberal democrats to sabotage the war effort by cutting off our supply lines running through Turkey. But there was nothing to verify any of this except mere speculation and a healthy dose cynicism. Until this morning. Well, sorta.
Andy (who sent me all this data) was listening to talk radio when the host Jim Quinn of The Quinn & Rose Show mentioned for the second day in a row the aforementioned topic of the Pelosi trip. The reason he was talking about this a year removed was because the topic came up about how the democrats killed the free trade deal with Columbia, effectively siding with the narco terrorist group FARC, and Thug Hugo Chavez. Which made him revisit the Pelosi/Syria trip once again. That was yesterdays show.
Today he informed his listeners that someone in Washington was listening in to yesterdays show and heard him talking about the Pelosi trip, and that that DC listener had sent an email to someone he [Quinn] calls “son of deep throat” telling him that he was exactly right about someone from Pelosi’s delegation meeting with members of the PKK. He said the letter went on to explain that it wasn’t Pelosi who met with them. It was the late Tom Lantos, and Louise Slaughter (D) NY who met with the PKK members. This is a rough transcript.
Certain members of Pelosi’s 7 representative delegation to Syria last spring met with officers of the PKK an affiliated terrorist organization...this is not an assumption...this is something that several republican congressmen know with 100% certainty, but they can’t come forward with it because they need to protect sources and methods...It was not Pelosi who originally had the meeting with the PKK, nor was it Henry Waxman or the original Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison...It was Tom Lantos and Louise Slaughter democrat from New York who had the actual meeting with Haji Amadi, the leader of the PJAK, which is an arm of the PKK who were tasked with handling the battle within Iraq, and other PKK and KCK officers. He said that one PKK officer Marrett Kereillin(sp) has even bragged on this and other meetings in interviews in English and Arabic and Farci language publications. This is all the source could and likely will say...He feels if we continue to talk about it the story could break in the national media...the possibility of some Kurd or even a PKK member or a sister terrorist organization might be willing to discuss what they know or one of the intelligent sources, French, US, Israeli, Iraqi, who already are aware of the meeting will finally see the need to leak it...or even a democratic staffer will come forward with the facts... If this is true we have a bunch of people in the congress of the United States who have committed treason...they have actually consorted with the enemy to create a situation that cuts off the supply line to an American military operation...Tom Lantos is dead Louise Slaughter is still alive...If this is true...this is enormous...it’s so big the average American can’t even get their head around the idea that the speaker of the house would lead an entourage to try to undermined a military operation and put our people in danger.
Anybody out there know more. Give it up - CONFIDENTIALITY GUARANTEED.
Remember my interview with Sandmonkey right after Pelosi left?
SANDMONKEY: Let me tell you something. I was in Turkey a couple of weeks ago and I met a couple of Syrian activists. They one thing they told me that was really funny about the Pelosi visit. After Pelosi came to Syria two things happened. People on Syrian TV were saying, “We forced the Americans to knock on the Damascus gate!” Sort of like an admission that we messed things up in Iraq so much that America had to come and beg for their help.
But the day after Pelosi’s visits there were immediate arrests of Syrian activists. That was the fruit she yielded. “Oh the Americans came over and they said they have a different foreign policy and they’re more interested in placating Bashar’s ego.” And he went out and got [arrested] everyone he wanted because he knew he had an ally in Washington that wouldn’t pressure him as much.
UPDATE: More on Pelosi aiding FARC at Fausta’s hat tip Larwyn
A dark day in history: Nancy hands out ‘the Chavez Rule’
http://faustasblog.com/uploaded_images/pelosi-734891.jpgWednesday night I wrote an article for Pajamas Media explaining the consequences if Nancy Pelosi delayed a vote on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
Yesterday Pelosi, who I now consider an enemy of America, changed the voting timeline rule on trade pacts from 90 days to whenever.
This is the first time in history that Congress failed to approve a major trade pact.
Monica Showalter of Investor’s Business Daily yesterday afternoon describes why this is an evil move (yes, I am choosing my words carefully - it is an evil thing Pelosi has done). I post the editorial in its entirety (emphasis added):
Congress: The cowardly start more wars than the courageous. Nancy Pelosi’s craven altering of House rules to kill off Colombia’s trade pact brings that danger to the Andes. If war breaks out, her name will be on it.
April 10 may end up as a date which will live in infamy. The Speaker of the House not only refused to step forward and be counted on approving the vital Colombia free-trade agreement, she ran away from letting anyone else vote on it.
After President Bush submitted the pact to a vote under fast-track rules, she changed them to ensure it wouldn’t go anywhere anytime soon. By a 224-195 House vote, the voting timeline rule on trade pacts was changed from 90 days to whenever. Pelosi now can hold up Colombia’s treaty however long her caprice dictates.
“The message Democrats sent today,” a bitter Bush warned after Thursday’s vote, “is that no matter how steadfastly you stand with us, we will turn our backs on you when it is politically convenient.”
Pelosi’s move leaves Colombia, an ally, in limbo and uncertainty. She may think her clever maneuver was done in a vacuum, but it wasn’t. In Venezuela’s capital of Caracas, where Hugo Chavezfla-bank-meeting-to-focus-on-biofuels Apr-3-2008 holds forth, and in the jungles of Colombia, where drug terrorists hide out, Pelosi’s move was watched closely.
Indeed, within hours of the vote, Latin American media already were calling Pelosi’s maneuver the “Chavez Rule.”
The Venezuelan dictator is no doubt fascinated at how Pelosi could do this to America’s best ally in Latin America, punishing a vibrant democracy by isolating it from all the other nations that have sought and won free trade.
Unlike, say, military aid, this deal costs the U.S. nothing, is too small to have much impact on the U.S. economy and is mainly about ending tariffs on U.S. goods sold in Colombia, matching the no-tariff trade that Colombian firms already get here.
Free trade was what Chavez’s enemy, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, considered his best weapon. And Pelosi knocked it right out of his hand, just to placate her party’s union supporters .
Only a month ago, Chavez sent 10 tank divisions to the Colombian border after Colombia’s army blew away a FARC terrorist kingpin. He warned he would bring war inside Colombia.
Encircled by tanks not only in the East by Venezuela but also in the South by Chavez’s cat’s paw, Ecuador, Colombia asked the U.S. for just one thing: to pass the free-trade agreement. No tanks. No jets. Just free trade.
Now without it, Chavez might be emboldened to strike. After all, he’ll hear from congressional sources that Pelosi probably won’t bring up a vote on the trade pact for at least several months. He’ll use that time to pick fights with its now-forsaken neighbor. The fact that Colombia can’t get even a trade pact tells him all he needs to know about American commitment.
So even though the pact was not rejected outright, its absence will be inherently destabilizing. There’s nothing Chavez or his FARC allies dread more than Colombia armed with trade rights that will boost its economy beyond the allure of Chavista populist promises.
At Argentina’s 2005 Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Chavez made his enmity toward free trade known by hurling insults at the president of Mexico and vowing to “bury” free trade.
Now, thanks to Pelosi’s bid to shunt Colombia off to trade limbo, the potential for war in a tinderbox Andean region â” over any border incident or FARC terrorist attack â” has been heightened.
The world and its dictators don’t sleep. The cowardly number that Pelosi did on Colombia likely will prevent the soft power of free trade from working, instead opening the gates to the hard power of war â” and pulling in the U.S. whether Pelosi likes it or not. If so, we’ll have the her to thank.
Nancy Pelosi has covered herself in a cloak of shame and infamy. Unfortunately for us, everybody in the hemisphere will have to pay the consequences.
The message Pelosi has sent the world is that in America, the only superpower in the world, political squabbles take precedence over security interests.
I expect she’ll be paying Hugo a visit soon.
Drop Dead, Colombia
Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocks a trade deal with America’s closest South American ally
UPDATE: The Freeps are on it.
Posted by Pamela Geller on Saturday, April 12, 2008
“Ive always believed this was the reason all the dems are so against the wiretapping deal.
They are afraid of potential exposure.
They fear data-mining of any sort...remember Able Danger?”
Able Danger with a good FBI Director and AG would have eliminated most of the Rats in Congress.
It is clear that we, as a nation, need to revisit and clarify exactly what constitutes treason and sedition, and the penalties for such behavior. As it stands now, they are seen as an antiquated notions relegated to history books.
I figured you’d like that ;)
The idea being that legal commerce would build up their domestic industries, improve their overall economy, and help drive a wedge between the people and the drug lords.
In practice though, and with "friends like Pelosi", it's probably a lot harder to do. But the theory has some sound foundations.
The Atty General is snoozing away peacefully, the way they all do when Dem treason rears its ugly head.
The attacks of 9/11 were an unintended consequence of Gerolick's "wall" which was erected to protect Clinton from prosecution over the illegal contributions of the ChiComs and others. Domestic and foreign intelligence personnel were forbidden by law from comparing notes. Had the fruits of the data-mining that the Able Danger program had produced been available to the FBI, things might have turned out differently on 9/11/01....of course, Slick might have finished his term in the Graybar Hotel also.
If you want to learn more, just search FR with Able Danger as a keyword. The ensuing cover-up by BOTH PARTIES as well as the travesty of the 9/11 cOmmission report will boggle yer mind.
(time to go back to my old tag...it has come to be far sooner than I had imagined)
Dollars to donuts quite a few Reps. would be gone as well.
Re Able Danger search...go back to Aug. 2005 and work your way forward....you should be able to read it all in a month or so.
So when’s the investigation/hearing?
How many traitor and criminal dems are still sitting on the hill? WTH is wrong with republicans? Between the leaks, Rockefeller’s treason and memo, Nancy’s surrogates in Pakistan, her in Syria, McGovern with FARC, Ice Box Jefferson, Conyers wife, Kerry outing agents and upcoming mil equipment on the floor, Leahy, Reid and his real estate scandal, I could go on for days.
What does it take?
They should be hung in front of the WH.
This might rock your world.
Just imagine if sedition laws were enforced... OK, so I’m a dreamer!!
Your lips to God’s ears.
I don’t know what’s wrong with this President that he hasn’t found the “eject” button.
Yep, and good riddance if they were guilty.
That slimeball is my Congressman.
Several different agencies had pieces of information, but without one entity putting it all together, the warning signs were missed. It wasn't negligence, it was just typical government agency action; no one agency knows what another is doing.
Money seeks the best return, or so we're told by economists. I think that's probably true. So the question is where is the best return on investment going to come from? "legal commerce" and "domestic industries" or cocaine.
Cocaine will provide the best ROI by far. It makes the farmers a helluva lot more money than corn or fake Nike's. Everyone in Columbia makes money from cocaine directly or indirectly. Cocaine drives the Columbian economy in a way that no other product or commodity will do.