From the article:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez gave Colombia's FARC guerrillas $300 million this year and accepted some $150,000 from the leftist rebels in the early 1990s, according to explosive allegations by Colombia's police chief.
That's not all they are claiming. Let's read on:
Gen. Oscar Naranjo made those and other allegations of FARC involvement with drug shipments and uranium based on materials discovered in one of three computers captured when Colombian troops raided a rebel camp in Ecuador on Saturday.
I find this troubling, but not surprising in the least.
Chavez would love nothing more than to help keep instability thriving in Colombia, for the reasons I outlined yesterday. There is little doubt that he'd love Venezuela to have nuclear capabilities. Now that he has nationalized the oil industry, we can expect he will have the capital to pursue such ends, in the face of critical shortages the nation he leads is now facing.
Some socialist society, right?
But , it gets even better.
A furious Correa blasted the Colombian raid into his country, saying the neighbor's military leaders and President Alvaro Uribe ``are lying to Ecuador and lying to the world.''
Correa said evidence shows the rebels were shot in the back and in their underwear, suggesting they were killed in their sleep and not in hot pursuit from the Colombian side of the border as Bogotá claims.
Who ever said war was fair? If you don't want to fight an unfair war, don't start one.
FARC has no qualms about killing innocents in their quest to overthrow the government, why should the government show any deference in this matter? You fight battles to win, you fight wars to win.
It's not a credible argument, when one party does the same thing they accuse the other of. It's called hypocrisy.