Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels sought to forge an alliance with the Basque separatist group ETA to launch an attack in Spain on top Colombian officials, Vice President Francisco Santos charged Friday.
But the Anncol news agency, which is sympathetic to the FARC, said in an article on its website that the government mistook a reference to the town of Madrid in northern Colombia for a reference to the Spanish capital.
Santos said "the FARC's contacts with ETA and drug traffickers exporting cocaine to Europe are not new, and when they are secure in Colombia, they try to do harm overseas," which, he claimed, was the rebels' goal.
"In any case, the police and defense ministry continue to do intelligence analysis on the FARC's relationship with ETA but that (foreign operations) is one of the risks you have to take," Santos told RCN radio from Geneva.
Police in Venezuela are leading the investigation into lines of financing and joint training sessions in Colombia.THESE GUYS HAVE TIES TO JIHADISTS, TOO:
Despite the currently reported weakened state of the Basque terrorist group ETA, anti-terrorism officers are now investigating if they have managed to re-group their international contacts, and are interested in a possible link to the FARC guerrillas in Colombia.
It’s thought that international lines of financing could have been re-established as conditions at home have become more complicated.
El Mundo newspaper reports that police in Venezuela say they are investigating links between ETA and the FARC and think joint training sessions with arms and explosives have been taking place in the forest.
FARC Joins the Jihad!
A Syrian arms dealer was caught providing Marxist insurgent group F.A.R.C. with military grade weaponry including RPGs and surface to air missiles. More ominously the deal included the promise of trainers from Lebanon who would travel to Columbia to train the Communist insurgents. The Syrians’ alliance with Hezbollah makes it obvious who these trainers would be.
Hezbollah is already active in neighboring Venezuela and HMJ from Western Hemisphere Policy Watch reports that the tactics of Islamist terror groups, specifically beheadings, have been observed in Mexico. As more and more Militant Islamic groups strengthen their operational capabilities in South America, often with the help of Latin American leftists, the United States becomes less and less secure.
- I'D LIKE TO BRING BACK THE BUSH DOCTRINE:
- THOSE WHO AID AND ABET TERRORISTS SHOULD BE TREATED AS TERRORISTS; EITHER YOU ARE WITH US - THE CIVILIZED WORLD, OR YOU ARE AGAINST US.
- AND WE SHOULD GO AFTER IRAN, VENEZUELA AND ALL THE OTHER NATIONS WHO AID TERROR.
BTW: BUSH WAS AT ABOUT 90% POPULARITY WHEN HE SAID IT.