“Venezuelan government’s co-operation in the illicit collaboration” between Eta and Farc”

With a number of convicted, and suspected, former ETA terrorists washing up on these shores there’s a notable report of interest from the Irish Times.

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez denied the allegations. Typically, he blamed an “international Yankee plot”, describing it as “a sad remnant of Spain’s colonial past”. It is not the first time Mr Chavez has had strong words for Spain. His repeated interruptions of Mr Zapatero at the Ibero-American summit in Chile two years ago caused King Juan Carlos to shout: “Why don’t you shut up?”

Words of a more conciliatory tone came from Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan foreign minister. In a telephone call with his Spanish counterpart Miguel Angel Moratinos, he promised he would investigate the allegations and keep Mr Moratinos informed.

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  • FitzjamesHorse

    As Castro is at deaths door, I have high hopes for Hugo Chavez.
    USA needs a bogey man in Latin America. Chavez has a lot of potential and already irritating the weirdos on Fux News.

  • FitzjamesHorse

    As Castro is at deaths door, I have high hopes for Hugo Chavez.
    USA needs a bogey man in Latin America. Chavez has a lot of potential and already irritating the weirdos on Fux News.

  • FitzjamesHorse

    oops I said it twice…apparently

  • Dread Cthulhu

    Nah, Hugo is too derivative — the backwash is never as good as the first hit… Besides, Hugo and co. can’t even keep the energy running to televise his harangues — apparently, largesse to the mob has gotten in the way of investing in enough electrical infrastructure to keep the nation running.

    Of course, he’d probably blame the Dreaded Halliburton hurricane and earthquake generator…

  • Ulick

    And the telling quote from IT article:

    The evidence stems from discs and e-mails found in a computer reportedly belonging to the Farc leader Raul Reyes, recovered after his death in a Colombian army attack on the guerrillas’ camp in the Ecuadorian jungle.

    The discs believed to have been altered by Columbian military intelligence (under the control and direction of the CIA).

  • Dread Cthulhu

    Ulick: “The discs believed to have been altered by Columbian military intelligence (under the control and direction of the CIA). ”

    Sure, Ulick… and some of the folks promulgating that are the same folks peddling that the earthquake in Haiti was the result of the great Halliburton Earthquake Generator, such as jefe Hugo.

  • Ulick, I am amazed that MI5 was not involved.

  • aquifer

    FARC the revolutionistas who run internment camps

  • Dread Cthulhu

    Not to mention their affinity for cocaine…

  • Brian MacAodh

    Yes, everything comes back to the US…

    It really gets old after awhile