31 August 2019 ~ 11 Comentarios

Peace broke out in Colombia

By Carlos Alberto Montaner

The breaking could be foreseen. In January 2019, from the underground, Iván Márquez had declared that it was a mistake to hand over the weapons to a “cheater state”.

Iván Márquez, Jesús Santrich and “El Paisa,” surrounded by some comrades-in-arms, finally resumed the fight. They claimed, naturally, the cause of the poor and the lack of guarantees for former guerrillas who were still exterminated. “Timochenko” immediately declared that FARC dissidents were “only” 10% of his group. The remaining 90 remained attached to the peace formula.

They didn’t tell the most substantial part of the story. Marlon Marín, Iván Márquez’s nephew and “guide” of Santrich (who is almost blind), told the DEA in the United States that they had to agree with the Sinaloa Cartel a large delivery of Colombian cocaine after the signing of peace between the government of Santos and the FARC. They had been caught in flagrant crime or, as common people say, red-handed.

Actually, Colombia was not a cheater state. Especially since Iván Duque won the presidency in August 2018. Before, at the time of Juan Manuel Santos, it had been. Otherwise, Santos would have accepted the result of the referendum on the peace process and would have rethought it. Santos cheated and ignored it for the benefit of the FARC.

The original error was to place on an equal footing the communist narco-guerrillas and the Colombian state. That is always a blunder that ends badly. It is legitimate that there be peace talks, but it is disastrous to forget the differences. The narco-guerrilla is handled with totally different moral and political codes, contrary to those of the Colombian state.

Narcoterrorists do not mind blowing up El Nogal social club, with 33 people dead (some of them children) and more than 160 injured, because history was on their side. It comes with the territory. And then the rhetorical questions come: “Does it really matter that a few peasant girls are raped or some adversaries are kidnapped or killed before the cyclopean task of freeing the poor from their chains? Does it matter that a thousand kilos of cocaine are sent to the Empire before the final project of a classless, happy and peaceful society?”

On the other hand, to the Colombian state, forged around the liberal ideals of the Latin American republicans of the 19th century, compliance with the law is an essential condition. That was the leitmotiv of Francisco de Paula Santander, the key man of Colombian independence, who since then conferred some identity hallmarks to that beautiful and unique country in Latin America.

It is true that in Colombia there is a huge corruption, and also that law enforcement agencies frequently violate the laws, but the difference with the FARC or the ELN (and with all the mafias), is that the narcoterrorists rely in advance on the Marxist absolution to all these sins or behaviors because they are committed in the name of a supposedly “scientific” doctrine that will have its glorious day after the ultimate triumph.

I know that most of the murderers of the FARC and the ELN have not spent a minute reading Marx or his epigones, but the vulgate, or the rumor of the vulgate, is enough for them to talk a lot about “the poor” and the causes of their misfortune, when, in reality, they return to the jungle and to crime because it is in that atmosphere where they feel materially and emotionally rewarded.

It is up to Duque to organize the final crackdown against these criminals. When Santos began to agree the false peace, the FARC were almost defeated. Duke should not waste time. Now or never.

11 Responses to “Peace broke out in Colombia”

  1. Cubano-Americano 31 August 2019 at 10:06 pm Permalink

    Siempre he pensado y dicho que con los terrorists no se Segovia y menos si esta el regimen Cuba por el media…CANDELA AL JARRO HASTA QUE SUELTE EL FONDO QUE INCLUYA VENEZUELA QUE LOS APOYA.!!..este es el momento de Colombia unit fuerzas con los miles de militaries venezolano en Colombia y limpiar la frontera..seguro iran muchos voluntarios incluyendo cubanos..porque sabemos que si cae Venezuela Cuba le sigue…

  2. Cubano-Americano 31 August 2019 at 10:07 pm Permalink

    No se negocia*

  3. Víctor López 31 August 2019 at 10:30 pm Permalink

    Concuerdo en buena parte con todo lo que ha expuesto, Carlos Alberto. Un detalle sin embargo no me es del todo claro, me refiero a los “principios liberales” del siglo XIX. Porque si bien es cierto que la masonería independentista deseó y procuró establecer esos ideales a comienzos del siglo XIX, las interminables guerras civiles terminaron con los buenos deseos y la “guerra de los mil días” (primeros tres años del siglo XX), acabó con la existencia misma del partido liberal.

    Le confieso también que no soy del todo optimista con la capacidad y el buen criterio del actual gobierno, ni que la guerra contra la insurgencia, narco insurgencia o como se llamen, pueda tener alguna solución. Hay una razón directa que provoca un equilibrio en cualquier ilegalidad, cuanto más se persigue el ilícito, más aumenta el valor del servicio o la mercancía que traciega. Por lo que aparecerán siempre nuevos actores.

    No es nada nuevo, ya los antiguos griegos lo representaban con la Hidra.

    Saludos cordiales.

  4. Víctor López 31 August 2019 at 10:32 pm Permalink

    *producción que traciega.

  5. Manuel 1 September 2019 at 10:27 am Permalink

    very sad the situation in the Bahamas islands under this cat 5 hurricane.

    God protect them, cus men can do very little on this regard

    • Manuel 1 September 2019 at 10:31 am Permalink

      this monster will be for 48 hours destroying this poor people

    • Manuel 1 September 2019 at 10:37 am Permalink

      Hurricane Dorian now has maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. The hurricane will be capable of catastrophic damage as it tracks towards the Bahamas today into tomorrow

      • Manuel 1 September 2019 at 10:53 am Permalink

        …and continues to strengthen, with maximum sustained winds reaching almost 175 mph early Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

        With gusts over 200 mph as it reaches the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas mid-morning today.

  6. Manuel 1 September 2019 at 10:59 am Permalink

    hopefully, Duque has started it all:

    “CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government presented evidence Saturday of what it called paramilitary training camps in neighboring Colombia to plot violent attacks to undermine President Nicols Maduro.

    Communications Minister Jorge Rodrguez appeared on state television to accuse Colombian President Ivan Duque of doing nothing to stop the aggression against Venezuela — or even supporting it. (…)”

    • Víctor López 1 September 2019 at 5:10 pm Permalink

      Son mañas distractoras nada más. El “peligro colombiano” es solo un motivo para retorcerle otra vuelta de cuerda a esos pobres infelices. Lo mismo aplican todos los usurpadores, probablemente monten algunos zafarranchos y aticen o moderen el cuento según les convenga.

  7. Víctor López 1 September 2019 at 5:13 pm Permalink

    Se me fue a medio camino y sin revisión. Aunque algo se entiende.


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