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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:13 AM

FARC co-founder captured in Venezuela

Source: Colombia Reports

FARC co-founder William Alberto Chitiva was captured in Venezuela Wednesday, El Espectador reported Thursday.

Chitiva alias "Marquetaliano" or "Fernando Robles" was captured near Caracas in an area known as Blandin, in a joint operation between Interpol and Colombian and Venezuelan security agents.

Interpol had issued as arrest warrant for the guerrilla for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of three Native Americans from the United States.

Chitiva also has also been accused of taking part in the capture of the municipality of Miraflores, Guaviare in 1995, the La Uribe military base in Metal, and the police stations of Miraflores, Guaviare and Vapues, Mitu, all in 1998.

The Prosecutor General's Office has claimed that Chitiva was a member of one of the first leftisit groups which led to the FARC before joining the FARC's fourth front in the mid-1980s when he allegedly became very close to former leader "Tiro Fijo."

Read more: http://www.colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/22996-farc-co-founder-captured-in-venezuela.html

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:20 AM

1. That's really good news. Let's hope that

they extradite the murdering son-of-a-bitch without delay. Too bad Colombia doesn't have capital punishment.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:25 PM

3. What about this friend of FARC?

Should the Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange be executed, too?



The Ultimate Cold Call

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Response to Octafish (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:01 PM

5. Nicely done.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:11 AM

7. That has to be the silliest single response

to a post I've ever had.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 07:42 AM

12. Sorry you feel that way. I don't find anything funny about corruption. (nt)

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Response to Octafish (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:02 AM

9. Thanks for the reminder. What a circus. One can never be adequately cynical. n/t

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 12:57 PM

17. There's a thread about murderous Colombian soldiers.

What would you like to do with those murdering sons-of-a-bitch?

Or do you reserve your blood lust for the left?

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:13 PM

18. Demand they get justice too, except these poor

conscripted bastards probably had no idea what they were doing wasn't right. Really great false equivalence between the ordered actions of some essentially uneducated, unsophisticated young draftees and those of a major guerilla leader's. P.S. - I don't know where you get away calling insurgent movements a "Civil War".

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:19 PM

2. Good going, Hugo!

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:47 PM

4. Is that a reference to the killing of Ingrid Washinawatok and two others?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_Washinawatok

If so, that could be fairly called a war crime. However, I don't know what Marquetaliano's role in that was. A lower leverl commander had taken responsibility for the killings.

The other stuff? Attacking military bases and police stations? Well, that's what belligerents do in a civil war.

This guy is a FARC co-founder? Where did they find him? In a nursing home?

Calls for his execution seem a bit over the top, unless one thinks that's appropriate for all the killers in the Colombian civil war. In that case, we have a whole lot of executin' we need to get on with.

Of course, it isn't "we" who need to deal with this; it's the Colombians.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:03 PM

6. "Where did they find him, in a nursing home?"



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Response to EFerrari (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 09:22 AM

13. Seriously, FARC was founded 48 years ago.

That guy has been living in hiding in a steaming jungle for nearly fifty years, hunted by the best people this hemisphere can provide? I wonder if he and Pol Pot traded tips.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:53 PM

14. Omg, I'm older than FARC.

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:50 PM

15. Me, too, but not by much. I was in 3rd grade when it was founded.

Lyndon Johnson was president.

Dr. Zhivago was in the theaters. (My mom took me to see it, but only after first inquiring at the box office whether there were any sex scenes too steamy).

Divorce was still uncommon.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:25 AM

8. Very good.

I wonder how many FARC hiding out in Venezuela they will capture before the elections.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:53 AM

11. What are you suggesting?

Would Chavez score big political points with the electorate by giving up some FARC people? I don't get it.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 07:35 PM

16. Yes. The administration blames FARC* for the unprecedented violence there.

If they continue capturing more and more FARC they can send a signal that they are going after the violence (though I doubt it's FARC).

*they also blame right wing Colombia elements like the now defunct AUC.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:21 AM

10. Time for the "hate Hugo" crowd to rear their ugly heads! nt

 

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