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gbscar Donating Member (283 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:10 PM
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7. How about how things worked out for the people FARC killed, kidnapped and extorted....
Edited on Fri Mar-21-08 11:53 PM by gbscar
...during the very same period of time you merrily claim they "put down their arms"?

But I guess those victims must be imaginary and non-existent. And FARC or other guerrilla groups have made zero threats or otherwise attacked journalists or people who peacefully oppose or criticize them. That's completely beyond them, they are pure hearted revolutionaries who are tolerant and understanding of others. Always have, always will...but they are forced to be violent, poor things.

Anything else is just a mere Right-Wing conspiracy to make the "peace-loving" FARC look bad.

You see, the UP's extermination excuses everything FARC did and makes it impossible for anyone to criticize FARC from then onwards...or not, for those who care to study the rest of the story.

That is not an excuse for the violence against the Patriotic Union and people like Jaramillo, but trying to paint FARC like angels when they didn't stop any of their crimes while that was all going on...places the situation outside of reality, except for that side of the story FARC itself wants to present while hiding its own dirty laundry and hands which are just as bloody as those of the killers of the UP.

But saying this isn't "progressive" but "fascist", so I guess it must be false.
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  -James Petras on the FARC and Colombia magbana  Mar-17-08 09:27 AM   #0 
  - wow, brilliant  Bacchus39   Mar-17-08 09:36 AM   #1 
  - oh and of course the "humanitarian" efforts by the FARC are the best part  Bacchus39   Mar-17-08 09:40 AM   #2 
  - Thanks for the post. Will save it to read later tonight. Looking forward. n/t  Judi Lynn   Mar-17-08 05:06 PM   #3 
  - Petra's criticism of Correa and Chavez is important.  sfexpat2000   Mar-18-08 06:53 AM   #4 
  - what reason do you have to believe Colombia is interested in invading Venezuela?  Bacchus39   Mar-18-08 07:45 AM   #5 
     - The South American Union  AlphaCentauri   Mar-23-08 12:44 PM   #19 
  - I've got to add something I found today to your post, and then return to read  Judi Lynn   Mar-18-08 03:02 PM   #6 
  - How about how things worked out for the people FARC killed, kidnapped and extorted....  gbscar   Mar-21-08 11:10 PM   #7 
     - Are you lost?  sfexpat2000   Mar-23-08 04:06 AM   #16 
     - There is no need to excuse the FARC for their crimes but the Right wing criminals beat them 3 to 1  AlphaCentauri   Mar-23-08 12:59 PM   #20 
  - Just read your opening article. Excellent! There's a part which is very focused in recent events,  Judi Lynn   Mar-22-08 10:50 AM   #8 
  - Great on rhetorics, poor on facts...but I suppose some people like it all the same  gbscar   Mar-22-08 01:51 PM   #9 
     - Context  magbana   Mar-22-08 04:20 PM   #10 
        - Context, or rather conclusions you assume to be true...  gbscar   Mar-22-08 06:50 PM   #13 
           - Jeez . . .  magbana   Mar-23-08 11:26 AM   #18 
  - Here's a video from El Tiempo which was available at a site it shared  Judi Lynn   Mar-22-08 04:46 PM   #11 
  - Here's a helpful bit of information. Excuse if I've already posted. It's too useful to pitch.  Judi Lynn   Mar-22-08 06:16 PM   #12 
     - If transparent caricatures, inaccuracy and selectiveness are supposed to be useful, I guess (n/t)  gbscar   Mar-22-08 06:57 PM   #14 
        - Cool! I've got some more articles you can critique!  Judi Lynn   Mar-22-08 08:17 PM   #15 
        - LOL  sfexpat2000   Mar-23-08 04:08 AM   #17 

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