Domingo, 22 de enero de 2017

| 2009/07/31 00:00

Rockets for Terrorists

Will there be any consequence for Venezuela's material support for Colombian insurgents? -The Washington Post

This is a rocket launcher similar to the AT-4 model found in the hands of FARC.

WHEN THE Colombian government last year unveiled extensive evidence that the government of Venezuela had collaborated with a Colombian rebel movement known for terrorism and drug trafficking, other Latin American governments and the United States mostly chose to look the other way. The evidence was contained on laptops captured in a controversial raid by the Colombian army on a guerrilla base in Ecuador. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez denounced the e-mails and documents as forgeries, and the potential consequences of concluding that Venezuela was supporting a terrorist organization against a democratic government -- which could include mandatory U.S. sanctions and referral to the U.N. Security Council -- were more than the Bush administration was prepared to contemplate.

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