May 19, 2008

HOPEFULLY NO ONE HAS TOLD TEDDY WHAT'S GONE ON TODAY...:

Nelly Avila Moreno, FARC's 'Karina', captured by Colombian forces in war on drugs (Jeremy McDermott, 19/05/2008, Daily Telegraph)

One of Colombia's most renowned rebel fighters, and the guerrillas' senior female commander, has surrendered in yet another victory for the US-backed war policy of Oxford-educated President Alvaro Uribe.

"We have been after this woman for a long time," said Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos, "but she always gave us the slip."

Half-starved and wounded Nelly Avila Moreno, better known by her guerrilla alias 'Karina', surrendered to the secret police, the DAS, ending one of the legends of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

"To become a FARC leader you have to been utterly ruthless and vicious, even more so if you are a woman," said an army intelligence source. "Karina was both."


The Democratic Caucus hasn't been this depressed since Violeta Chomorro was elected.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 19, 2008 5:21 PM
Comments

There are some blogs noting that fellow MA Dem Congressman McGovern's name has popped up in FARC computers and files that have been confiscated. McGovern also played a significant role in scuttling the Columbia Free Trade Agreement in the House. You'd think the MSM would be all over this but no.

Posted by: AWW at May 19, 2008 7:14 PM

Heck, Obama's name is there too. They know their allies.

Posted by: oj at May 19, 2008 9:33 PM
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