With US Assistance, Colombian Troops Attack and Kill 20 FARC Rebels Inside Ecuador
Tensions are high in the Andes following a Colombian military attack in neighboring Ecuador. A leading commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia"¹FARC"¹and twenty other fighters were killed Saturday when Colombian troops crossed the Ecuadorian border in a pre-dawn raid. On Monday, both Ecuador and Venezuela rushed troops to their borders with Colombia and said they would cut their diplomatic ties with Bogota.
One report said that some of the Venezuelan soldiers vowed that they would not fight their Colombian brothers over something so silly that can be discussed over a table rather than with a gun. What is Chavez really trying to prove here. One would think that they would in some ways be 'happy' that terrorists in their land were taken out. Granted, notification should have given prior to the operation, but I guess the US and Colombia thinks that Chavez may be in league with the FRAC?
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I have no idea of what is going to come out of this whole mess. We do not need to be in another 'Military action' as long as our forces are spread so thin now.
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