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Whose Definition of Peace?

November 27, 2013

 
Whose Definition of Peace?
 
Some bad things never seem to end.  Over fifty years ago Castro inserted, trained and equipped a group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) into Colombia.
 
Now, it's estimated 200,000 lives lost, millions fled their homes, and many fled the country.  The FARC a long time ago morphed into a violet Narco-Terrorist and kidnappers.
 
Ingrid Betancourt, presidential candidate in 2002 was abducted and held for six and a half years, chained to trees, ant hills or in a swamp, explains these people in her book ''Even Silence Has An End''.
 
Hopefully the second peace negotiations in Cuba between FARC and Colombia will result in an end.  The new president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, needs to keep in mind about the Ruler Comandante Ortega.  The Comandante now governs in Nicaragua, where he was elected with less than 50% of the vote in a truncated three party election.  The election of the Comandante is the end of democracy in Nicaragua - a minority has elected this Comandante.
 
Hopefully, Colombia will not be following the footsteps of Nicaragua, by being observant to the method used by Nicaragua's subversion of peace; then the silence will end.
 
 
 
 

Dr. Henry A. Fischer
President & CEO
American Security Council Foundation