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The AP lies again about Colombian rebel group and cease-fire

November 20, 2012

Why does Fox News use such a “news” service as the Associated Press, when in their “news stories” they so blatantly favor tyranny, like they did in this article about the negotiations in Colombia between the government and the brutally murderous Stalinist FARC?

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews

HAVANA – The top negotiator for Colombia’s main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with his government counterparts at a convention center in the Cuban capital of Havana.

Ivan Marquez said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia would stop all military operations and acts of sabotage against government and private property starting at midnight Monday and running through Jan. 20.

This Associated Press story claims that this “puts pressure on the government of Columbian President Enrique Santos, who has refused to consider a cease-fire during the talks.” Very funny. The last time they had negotiations, the FARC continued full-blast war on the whole country while protected in their “safe zone” they demanded for negotiations. (See below for a funny factoid about that and the “paramilitaries”).

I was a missionary in Colombia for about two years during the heydey of the Medellin Cartel and these guerrillas. Some of their recruits at first sincerely want to help change the world and help the poor like I did when I was a Communist, but being in these movements it converts into a fight to get power and control over the body politic –over the people– supposedly for a good cause.

Álvaro Uribe, Presidente de Colombia.

Álvaro Uribe, former president of Colombia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At least the New York Times let their readers consider the duplicity of the FARC the last time this was tried, and the obvious conclusion is that of course the government will not engage in a cease-fire:

Mr. Londoño criticized the government for conducting peace talks under the threat of continued military action.

In the last round of talks, begun in the late 1990s, the government gave the FARC a large safe zone in which to operate, but the guerrilla group used it to train troops, traffic in drugs and gather strength, stretching out the fruitless negotiations for years.

Mr. Santos said that this peace process would continue for months and that if they were not yielding concrete results, he would end them.

The Associated Press story also claims –in blatant falsehood that the FARC is all about “land reform”, when ALL Colombians KNOW that the FARC always wanted to overthrow the government and establish a Communist dictatorship in Columbia, and they even made their cozy relationship with the Cuban government very public.

Look at these lies, keeping in mind that the FARC has been simply waging a classic guerrilla war like Mao’s in China after WW2 and Fidel Castro’s in Cuba in the 1950s, and land reform is only a straw man issue:

The talks, the result of seven months of secret negotiations in Havana, follow several failed efforts over the decades to end the conflict. [lie–>] Land reform, the heart of the conflict [<-lie], is at the top of the agenda.

The government is hoping peace leads to greater foreign investment in mining industries. It has promised to return millions of acres of stolen land to displaced peasants [<–lies], one of the rebels’ main demands.

The rebels are the ones who have stolen property, lives, towns, people, sons and daughters, and slaughtered innocent victims all over the country, and sure, they cover themselves with a few favors for their victims in the propaganda front, but if a village rebelled against their commands, they slaughtered the entire village.

AP cannot be trusted. They LIED and LIED and LIED, blatant LIES, about HONDURAS too.

That’s very funny. In 1998 Andres Pastrana was elected when he made his major platform issue a promise to negotiate peace with the FARC, the biggest guerrilla group in the country. In a show of good faith, he declared a “safe zone” inside Colombian territory the size of Switzerland, an area in which the FARC became the de facto government.

Talks began in 1999 and continued until 2002. During that time the FARC CONTINUED ALL BELLIGERENT OPERATIONS, using the “safe zone” as a protected area to bring even more hostages than ever, victims of one of their favored military strategies, kidnapping of civilians. By the time the year 2002 came around, it became obvious to anybody watching that the FARC only wanted to gain time with the advantage of a save zone to furhter their military conquest of the country.

In the next election, Alvaro Uribe was elected on a platform that promised to dedicate all resources to stopping the kidnappings, killings, attacks, and thievery perpetrated by this insurgency. During the presidential campaign, his son was murdered guerrilla-style, and he announced that it only made him much more determined to eliminate the “insurgency”.

I was there in Columbia during my years as a missionary. Columbia is a very beautiful country. Its people want peace.

Alvaro Uribe is to this day a national hero in Columbia for cutting this band of Communist thugs down to size. He was so successful, and so many more areas in Columbia were freed from the constant threat from the raids and kidnappings, that they changed their constitution to give him a second term, and came close to doing it again for a third term.

The ONLY reason that FARC wants peace talks now is that Uribe succeeded in making them just another drug trafficking gang, and a weak one at that, in spite of the generous help from devious neighbor Hugo Chavez and his band of cronies.

The neighboring nations of Venezuela and Ecuador and their leftist-fascist dictatorial presidents have been exposed as helping them and have lost any moral high ground they may have claimed, in the process.

For example, there is the Venezuela television journalist who broadcast video tape from inside a Venezuelan military base that showed FARC leadership laughing it up and enjoying a visit with Venezuelan Army generals in a base near the border.

Columbia raided a guerrilla camp barely inside Ecuador territory and got proof that the Ecuador government and the Venezuelan government were giving direct financing to them, and getting donations from them in turn for presidential campaigns, and that Venezuela was providing a safe route for export of the cocaine to the United States and other world markets.

I know that the world will move further toward overt fascism as freedom gets more restricted and their wholesale central control over our economic life increases, but even the dictatorship, they tyranny of their one-world boss, the Beast, the one some of them call their “Supreme Lord”, even he will have trouble both on his way to dominating world politics, and when he declares himself in the Middle East. Even though he will be used by God to punish America for its sins of hubris and permitted its leaders to wreak havoc on other nations, when he declares war on God’s people and begins to ravage the poor of the Earth –as socialist and fascist governments always eventually do– he will get the battle of his life, the battle of the world, and the war that will really end all wars finally for a thousand years.

Meantime, like it says in Daniel, “He shall come to his end, and none shall help him”.
pressure on the government of Colombian President Enrique Santos, who has refused to consider a cease-fire during the talks.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClNHEpYa

pressure on the government of Colombian President Enrique Santos, who has refused to consider a cease-fire during the talks.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClNHEpYa

AVANA – The top negotiator for Colombia’s main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with his government counterparts at a convention center in the Cuban capital of Havana.

Ivan Marquez said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia would stop all military operations and acts of sabotage against government and private property starting at midnight Monday and running through Jan. 20.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClMFwmbR
HAVANA – The top negotiator for Colombia’s main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with his government counterparts at a convention center in the Cuban capital of Havana.
Ivan Marquez said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia would stop all military operations and acts of sabotage against government and private property starting at midnight Monday and running through Jan. 20.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClMFwmbR
HAVANA – The top negotiator for Colombia’s main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with his government counterparts at a convention center in the Cuban capital of Havana.

Ivan Marquez said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia would stop all military operations and acts of sabotage against government and private property starting at midnight Monday and running through Jan. 20.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClMFwmbR HAVANA – The top negotiator for Colombia’s main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with his government counterparts at a convention center in the Cuban capital of Havana.

Ivan Marquez said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia would stop all military operations and acts of sabotage against government and private property starting at midnight Monday and running through Jan. 20.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClMFwmbR

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClMFwmbR

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClMFwmbR

HAVANA – The top negotiator for Colombia’s main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with his government counterparts at a convention center in the Cuban capital of Havana.

Ivan Marquez said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia would stop all military operations and acts of sabotage against government and private property starting at midnight Monday and running through Jan. 20.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClMFwmbR

HAVANA – The top negotiator for Colombia’s main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with his government counterparts at a convention center in the Cuban capital of Havana.

Ivan Marquez said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia would stop all military operations and acts of sabotage against government and private property starting at midnight Monday and running through Jan. 20.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClMFwmbR

HAVANA – The top negotiator for Colombia’s main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with his government counterparts at a convention center in the Cuban capital of Havana.

Ivan Marquez said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia would stop all military operations and acts of sabotage against government and private property starting at midnight Monday and running through Jan. 20.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/19/colombian-rebel-group-farc-announces-cease-fire/?test=latestnews#ixzz2ClMFwmbR