Biden administration silent as violent leftist terrorists wreak havoc in Colombia

There’s no doubt leftist terrorists in Latin America working to destroy democracy in the region felt they had nothing to fear from a Biden administration. So far, Biden is proving them right.

James M. Roberts writes at The Heritage Foundation:

Colombia Is Being Threatened by Leftist Violence. Biden’s Silence Is Deafening.

Colombia, one of the United States’ oldest and most reliable allies in the hemisphere, has been rocked by political violence in the past few months aimed at destabilizing the country.

As the Center for a Secure Free Society reports, the government of democratically elected President Ivan Duque has been targeted by the same violent, narco-funded, Cuban- and Venezuelan-affiliated leftist guerrillas and terrorist gangs that have been seeking to overthrow democracy in Colombia for the past seven decades.

This latest eruption of deadly violence—in a country that has mourned tens of thousands of similarly needless deaths over many years—began on April 28.

Coming on top of the pandemic-crippled economy and high unemployment, the Duque government proposed tax increases that it says are needed to rebuild the economy. The BBC reports that the initial protests were triggered by the tax proposal, but quickly morphed into generalized anti-government rallies about a whole range of issues.

Amid unproven allegations of police brutality, those legitimate and peaceful protests turned violent—likely because the protests were manipulated and infiltrated by the shadowy and anti-democratic groups described in a recent Breitbart report.


Under pressure from the American left (e.g., the Nation) to push Colombia once again toward dialogue with its implacable foes, the Biden-Harris administration unfortunately has not yet taken a high-profile stance in favor of protecting democracy through further technical assistance to Colombian military and law enforcement forces on the least harmful and most effective ways to quell the violence.

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