FARC leader killed in Colombia

I guess Obama won’t be talking with this one:

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s Defense Ministry said Saturday that it has information from various intelligence sources that the legendary leader of Latin America’s largest guerrilla army is dead.
In a statement, the ministry said “we have learned through different military intelligence sources” that the commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda, died on March 26.
“We know that inside the FARC, the version is that he died of natural causes, specifically from a heart attack,” the ministry said.
Marulanda is believed to be about 80.
First word of Marulanda’s possible death came earlier Saturday when the newsmagazine Semana quoted Defense Minister Juan Manual Santos as saying he had information that Marulanda died in the guerrillas’ southern Colombian stronghold at the time of three bombing raids.

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8 thoughts on “FARC leader killed in Colombia”

  1. There goes another Obie projected sit-down-and-chat-face-to-face-with-your-enemy-terrorist meetings down the drain.
    If true. Let’s wait for the corpus to appear.

  2. Cardinal,
    You know what the beautiful thing about being a blogger is? That you can blog exactly how you want to blog. Some people don’t seem to understand this simple concept.

  3. One can notice several things in these reports on the death of tiro fijo:
    (1) They never mention the real root of “tiro fijo” is that it was said that he only had to “sleep” with a woman once to make her pregnant.
    (2) Notice how the reporters feel obliged to distance the communists from Marulanda
    (3) This may relate to (2) it could be that Chavez want’s his own in charge of the FARC

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