FARC leaders ask U.S. to release imprisoned terrorist to assist in ‘peace negogiations’ in Cuba

Leaders of the Colombian terrorist organization FARC have asked President Obama to release one of their terrorists currently serving a 60-year sentence in the U.S. to assist them in “peace negotiations” being held in Cuba.

Initially, the request seems preposterous. Then again, we are talking about the Obama administration and as we have come to learn over the past four years, anything can happen.

Via the AP at ABC News:

Colombia Rebels Ask Obama to Free Captive Comrade

Colombia’s main rebel group is appealing to U.S. President Barack Obama to free a guerrilla leader serving a long prison term in the United States.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia says Simon Trinidad’s presence at the current peace talks with the Colombia government in the Cuban capital of Havana would be an “immense” help to negotiations.

The FARC rebels named Trinidad to their negotiating team in September, even though he is serving a 60-year prison term. Last week, the rebels brought a life-sized cardboard cutout of Trinidad to a negotiating session. But American officials say it’s unlikely any FARC rebels imprisoned in the US will be freed.

The rebels made the appeal to Obama on Friday. The FARC has waged war on the Colombian government for a half century.