Wikipedia. It's Like The World Book Encyclopedia. With People in your Living Room at Night Scribbling Corrections While You Sleep | Main | The Scandi penis museum
September 01, 2007

Chavez's phony hostage negotiation

We see this story here where comrade Chavez is in Colombia to "help broker" a deal to get some FARC held hostages "released" in exchange for hundreds of FARC rebels.

... The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is holding 45 hostages, including soldiers, politicians and the three U.S. contractors abducted more than four years ago. In return for releasing them, the FARC wants hundreds of guerrillas to be freed, including two commanders in U.S. prisons.

Success by Chavez in mediating a humanitarian swap could expand his influence and improve his image in the region, but it's a risky move -- he is stepping squarely into Colombia's civil conflict and generating optimism among the families of those long held captive by rebels. Seldom has Chavez involved himself so directly with the internal affairs of another nation...

Of course anyone who has followed events along the border has known for quite a while the real situation is that comrade Chavez instituted what amounts to a defacto low intensity war with Colombia using the FARC as proxies. He's been arming them and supplying them with across the border havens from which to launch their attacks. He knows the Colombians, being significantly weaker militarily, are loathe to chase the FARC across the border or attack their havens for fear of giving him the excuse he wants to start carving off large chunks of Colombia for himself.

This whole deal smacks of being a 100% stage managed affair for the idiots in the world press. The smart money says that the "hostages" were likely snatched on Hugo's orders in anticipation of such a spectacle so he can demonstrate his "stature", "influence", and overall premier grade world leader cred for the idiots in the MSM...who appear to be swallowing his bullshit hook line and sinker.


digg this
posted by Purp at 12:41 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
girl in Magnum intro learning to snorkel- currently represented by Gloria Allred: "Tom Selleck looked lasciviously at my butt. My but ..."

runner: "@423 I ....don't know what to say.... ..."

ALH: "1st ..."

Tonypete: "Wow! What a cookbook. I am overwhelmed by the ..."

publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear: " Oh, yes, Bogie and Cary Grant are up there. ..."

Beltway Elite: "Magnum P.I. is still fantastic.  The dog is a ..."

Yor, the Hunter from the Future: "Choose one (1). You don't get to pose as heroes wo ..."

Hadrian the Seventh: " Alors, le nood. ..."

Roc Ingersol : "Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 11, ..."

ALH: "Evening, Horde! Nice ONT, MisHum. Is that glass of ..."

mrp, the gauche American: "Once upon a time, my Dad returned home from a Euro ..."

Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet: "436. Because he hung out with Peter Lorre. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64