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March 6, 2008

Allies of Terrorism

Washington Post – Editorials
Allies of Terrorism
Wednesday, March 5, 2008; Page A20
The presidents of Venezuela and Ecuador are revealed as backers of the criminals who fight Colombia ‘s democracy.

LAST SATURDAY, Colombia ‘s armed forces struck a bold blow against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a group specializing in drug trafficking, abductions and massacres of civilians that has been designated a terrorist organization by the United States and Europe . Raul Reyes, a top commander, and some 20 followers were killed in a bombing of their jungle camp in Ecuador , a mile or two from the Colombian border. The attack was comparable to those the United States has recently carried out against al-Qaeda in lawless areas of Pakistan, and it showed how Colombia’s democratic government may be finally gaining the upper hand over the murderous gangs that have tormented the country for decades.

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