The Colombian Army rescued safe and sound ex presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three US citizens and 11 military officers held as hostages by the rebel Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), on Wednesday announced Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos."They were rescued in an operation aimed at infiltrating the FARC first squad, the same that has held a large number of hostages for years.
Through several procedures, we also could infiltrate the FARC Secretariat. Since hostages were divided into three groups, we managed to have them gathered at one single place and then moved to the south of the country, where they would supposed to report to (new FARC top leader) Alfonso Cano," said Santos.
Wow, FARC holding political and military hostages? How very terrorist of them.
What was it that Chavez said about FARC?
CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called Friday for Europe to remove from its list of terrorist organizations two Colombian groups -- including FARC, the group that freed two hostages Thursday in a mission Chavez organized. During his televised State of the Union speech, Chavez -- an outspoken enemy of the Bush administration -- insisted Europe includes the two groups on its terror list only because of "pressure" from the United States,an which also names them on its list of foreign terrorist organizations. "I request from the governments of the continent that they will remove the FARC and the ELN," Chavez said.
The only people clinging to the validity of chavez and his appeal to remove FART from the list of terrorist organization are John Grant and a representative of the former mayor of Macon, Ga: