Sunday, March 09, 2008

Obama and FARC

It would appear that the Obama campaign is engaging in foreign diplomacy not only with legitimate governments but also with terrorists- State Department designated terrorists at that.

In a Feb. 28 letter, FARC chieftain Raul Reyes cheerily reported to his inner circle that he met "two gringos" who assured him "the new president of their country will be Obama and that they are interested in your compatriots. Obama will not support 'Plan Colombia' nor will he sign the TLC (Free Trade Agreement)."

Aside from some interesting possibilities about who these "gringos" are — a congressional delegation did visit Ecuador and an international leftist "congress" was held in Quito around this time — the real question is why anyone secretly consorting with FARC would be able to speak for presidential candidate Obama.

Given that he's running for the highest office in the land it's reasonable that the American people find out more about whether Obama or his campaign is directly involved in this now. If Hillary really wants to do something for the good of the country she should be bringing this to the larger public's attention. IBD has some questions for him-

With this correspondence suggesting that FARC knows what he thinks, maybe the American voters have a right to know what he thinks, too. Five questions come to mind:

1. Is it true Obama would cut off Plan Colombia military aid to our ally, which would serve the terrorist group FARC’s interests?

2. Does Obama still oppose a free trade agreement for Colombia, even though that puts him on the same side as FARC in the debate?

3. Does Obama know or care that one of his staffers or supporters is claiming to disclose his positions in secret meetings with FARC terrorists outside government channels?

4. Can he tell us why his supporters would pass on such information to terrorists, and what he or she could gain from it?

5. Will Obama, as president, treat FARC as the serious terrorists they are, given that they still hold three Americans hostage?

It's late in the day and only now is the media spotlight beginning to shine on Barack Obama- and we know that he himself has already met with Weather Underground terrorists. Who else has he or his campaign been talking to? And are those links in the best interests of the United States?

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

Good Lord! IMO this is front-page newsworthy.