Thursday, July 3, 2008

Beware U.S. Propaganda, Farc Rescue Farce? Leftists Abducting Leftists?

The convenience of this rescue smells of a propaganda blitz for the McCain campaign.
The recent additions of former Bush campaign mamagers to McCains staff is a another indicator of the push to perpetuate the Bush family nightmare.

The recent story:

President Uribe’s Hidden Past:

Background on Ingrid Betancourt (the leftist detainee)

The latter is the Leftist Green woman candidate that was "rescued" while McCain visited Columbia pushing the military bravado campaign that McCain wants serving a false flag for his run for U.S. presidency.

The contractor hostages could possibly be gov’t/private contractor employees keeping the progressive candidate in captivity like the military coup in Myanmar did with Aung San Suu Kyi

7/03/08, Nighline was talking as if the hostages were used to being moved by helicopter…. they “faked” them out wearing Che t-shirts… sounds so cheesey and unreal…
Meanwhile Blackwater, a private military contractor, has bought planes from Brazil.

Is Blackwater already in Columbia? (Drug War Purge on Google?) Mexican Drug War contract.

The Farc was so loosely knit(?), they could be used as a scapegoat to retain Uribe’s opposition?

Comment from above site:

“There’s a very weird disinfotainment flick out in the sphere entitled La Sierra …. attempting to portray the FARC as nothing more than scrawny (and I mean SCRAWNY) street kids with guns and out of control sex drives — no political nada — and then, coup de grace, there’s a slice in at the end showing the paras handing in their weapons (and you know how pumped up on steroids those guys are) trying to put the kids in that category as well. Incredible blow job. Worth watching, I think. Just cuidado.

It’s not like they aren’t real street kids trying to make it in “modern” Colombia.

Here’s the netflix blurb :

Colombia-based journalists Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez introduce us to a nation at civil war by hitting the streets of Medellín, a dangerous city ruled by a fierce paramilitary gang. By focusing on three vastly different personalities — Edison, a gang leader; Cielo, a widowed teenage mother; and Jesus, a drug-using thug — the filmmakers draw us into their world and capture startling moments of truth and sorrow.”

The following (from a friend) added July 4th, 2008;
dated on june 10 Hugo Chavez tells FARC to free hostages The Venezuelan leader surprises analysts by advising the Colombian rebel group to put down its arms and make peace.,0,2750345.story

Who is Marc Gonsalves?
Marc is a 31 year old man that served in the US Air Force for 8 years.He is now an employee of California Microwave Systems ,a Defense Department contractor. He is a husband, father, and a son of people who care very much for him.

The reason I am telling you this?
Gonsalves, Stansell and Howes were doing drug surveillance for the Department of Defense when they were taken hostage in February. The single-engine plane carrying them and two other men crashed in a remote, mountainous region south of Colombia's capital, Bogota. Almost eight months later they are still being held. A rebel commander told the Americans their only hope for freedom would be an exchange of hostages held by the rebels for imprisoned guerrillas. If President Alvaro Uribe rejects an exchange, the Americans face years in captivity, said the commander, who goes by the nom de guerre Alfredo. Fearful that making deals with the rebels will only encourage more kidnappings - as has been the case in the past - U.S. and Colombian officials have taken a hard line and refuse to negotiate.

all 3 employed here Northrop Grumman gets $20.8M Air Force deal Tuesday July 1, 11:22 am ET Northrop Grumman gets $20.8 million Air Force deal for technology work on B-52

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A division of Northrop Grumman Corp. received a $20.8 million contract from the Air Force to develop technology needed on the B-52 aircraft, the Pentagon said late Monday.

ComputerWire Staff Computer Business Online - 1 hour 23 minutes ago Northrop Grumman has won a 56-month $240m subcontract from Lockheed Martin to provide critical technologies for the Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station (AMF) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).

Although officials said everyone directly involved in the rescue were Colombians, U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield said there was "close cooperation" from the Americans that included "exchange of intelligence" as well as "exchange of equipment, training advice and experiences of other operations. I will not enter into details." Breaking into tears, Betancourt appealed to the FARC to release the remaining hostages and make peace.

She thanked Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, against whom she was running when she was kidnapped, and said he "has been a very good president."
However, she said, "I continue to aspire to serve Colombia as president."
For now, she added, "I'm just one more soldier."

A previous story from Greg Palast;

Chavez was interfering in the U.S. Prop machine?????

FARC leaders were paid millions to free hostages: Swiss radio 04 Jul 2008 Leaders of the Colombian FARC rebel movement were paid millions of dollars to free Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages, Swiss radio said on Friday, quoting 'a reliable source'. The 15 hostages released on Wednesday by the Colombian army 'were in reality ransomed for a high price, and the whole operation afterwards was a set-up,' the radio's French-language channel said. Saying the United States, which had three of its citizens among those freed, was behind the deal, it put the price of the ransom at some $20 million. The radio said its source was 'close to the events, reliable and tested many times in recent years.'

Freed hostage returns to France amid claims Colombian rebels were paid a £10 million ransom

04 Jul 2008 After six years of being held hostage in the Colombian jungle, the former Colombian presidential candidate and French citizen, Ingrid Betancourt, flew back to France... But her return came amid claims she was released together with three Americans after a £10million ransom was paid. Columbia had said the hostages were released after a daring raid on a rebel compound.

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