Sunday, April 10, 2016

Obama backing narcoterrorists in Colombia? WTF?

StrategyPage on Obama who wants the gov't there to give the remaining hard line FARC members to have a "Get out of jail free" card.

Kidnapped and murdered civilians in the past? No problem.

anyone following Colombian news knows that millions of people in several cities had repeated demonstrations against FARC after the population had had enough with their violence.

April 9, 2016: The U.S. is pressuring Colombia to give in to FARC amnesty demands. In addition American officials (including the Secretary of State) met with FARC officials in Cuba and FARC made much of this and implied that the U.S. backed their amnesty demands (not exactly true but it made a great tweet for FARC). This was an unpopular move in the United States because FARC is on the list of recognized terrorist organizations. The meeting was even more unpopular in Colombia because so many Colombians want FARC leaders punished for decades of kidnappings, theft and murder. To Colombians the Americans are now taking the side of mass murderers.
what makes it worse is that the government is on the cusp of a victory, and thanks to this, the economy is booming.

FARC is running out of resources, especially cash. This has been a growing problem for several years and led to more and more desertions and difficulty in attracting new recruits. All this is great news for most Colombians because more peace means more prosperity. Colombia continues to have the most robust economy in South America, seeing its economy grow 3.3 percent in 2015 despite the low oil prices.

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