Monday, March 03, 2008

Expect Trouble in Colombia

Colombia? What's the big deal?

Well, Bogota, the capital, is only 2500 miles from Dallas. Colombia borders Panama. And Colombia is a US ally in South America; they have done their best to limit the mobility and income of the drug cartels down there.

Further, the 'new Castro', Hugo Chavez, is not happy with Colombia.

From CounterTerrorism blog:

The killing of FARC chief ideologue Raul Reyes will have important implications for the FARC and also for the region.

...Despite its decline, knockout blows against the FARC are not likely. The organization still has thousands of fighters under arms, a steady revenue stream (from narcotics, kidnapping, and other criminal activity), international links to other terrorist groups and criminals, and - in Hugo Chavez - a supporter willing to provide a safe haven across the border as well as rhetorical support. A major FARC revenge attack is well within the realm of possibility.

Chavez has ordered 6,000 troops to the border w/Colombia in response to Colombia's successful attack on Reyes.

This could be interesting--and not "popcorn" time.


Anonymous said...

Um, you might want to check your spelling.

Dad29 said...


Fixed, thanks!