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Ros-Lehtinen: State Sponsor of Terrorism Cuba hosting peace talks with FARC terrorists a recipe for disaster

From the offices of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:

Cuba, a State Sponsor of Terrorism, Hosting Peace Talks With the FARC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, is a Recipe for Disaster, Says Ros-Lehtinen

“Only last month a North Korea-bound ship carrying illegal arms was caught leaving from Cuba, reaffirming that the Castro regime is complicit in criminal activities that endanger the security of our Hemisphere”

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement regarding the continuation of negotiations this week between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Cuba. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“The choice of Cuba as the place to hold peace talks is especially outrageous given that only last month a North Korea-bound ship carrying illegal arms was caught leaving from Cuba, reaffirming that the Castro regime is complicit in criminal activities that endanger the security of our Hemisphere. Couple that with the fact that the U.S. recently indicted FARC-related criminals in Africa earlier this year on cocaine and weapons-trafficking charges, and this is a recipe for disaster.

“This is just another political charade dreamed up by the Castro regime. The tyrannical regime in Cuba has threatened our national security and ruled with an iron fist for decades now against the 11 million people oppressed on the island nation. For decades, the Castro brothers have actively supported and provided a safe haven to FARC members in their violent campaign to destabilize Colombia and the entire region through murders, kidnappings, narco-trafficking, and other nefarious activities.”

4 comments to Ros-Lehtinen: State Sponsor of Terrorism Cuba hosting peace talks with FARC terrorists a recipe for disaster

  • Gallardo

    The one to blame here is that stupid Chucky looking Santos for dragging his nation into this mockery and charade which will only benefit the FARC with time and Cuba with an avenue for propaganda.

    Truth be told, the only ballsy and smart president that Colombia has had in a long time is Álvaro Uribe (and even he had his few moments of foolishness), all the rest have been utter idiots. Colombia, despite its potential, has always been backwards crap-hole as a result.

  • asombra

    Well, to be fair, though no doubt it could have done better, Colombia has managed to endure decades of communist guerrilla savagery without caving in and being completely overrun by said communists. That's better than what happened in Cuba, and for a Latrine country, that's clearly remarkable. It's light years ahead of the situation in Nicaragua, for instance, a disgusting case of a dog returning to its own vomit.

  • asombra

    Santos does look weird (I suspect bad plastic surgery), and he's trying to be too clever by half. I'm quite sure he sees himself as far more clever than Uribe was, though he may well be much more of a "zorro" (he evidently wants to have his cake and eat it, too). I preferred Uribe, who was clearly superior to the typical Latrine president, but even he was never going to do Cuba any favors. As I've said many times, we simply cannot depend on the kindness of strangers.