- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
Saturday, Jun. 29, 2002 at 12:25 AM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a country where brutal state terror is endorsed by the already discredited corporate U.S.A. Colombian government officials complicit in a war against the working majority scoffed at Marxist rebel warnings Thursday.
According to official reports at least 34 mayors and almost 100 city employees in Arauca and Antioquia states withdrew their resignations after meeting with national officials, said Gilberto Toro, president of the Colombian Federation of Municipalities.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - FARC warned 110 mayors and several hundred city officials that they would be considered military targets if they did not resign by midnight Wednesday for their crimes of bombing peasants and torturing trade unionists and political opponents to death.
Government officials said they are not overly worried about claims that the FARC is extending the threat to all municipal employees across this South American country. Minister of "Justice" Romulo Gonzales said the Marxist rebels would be forced to kidnap or kill some 500,000 people to carry out such a threat even though the warning was directed at Colombia's tiny ruling elite minority.
``You will see that this is a psychological war, because they have lost all the battles,'' Gonzalez said despite military reports suggesting the contrary. ``They will lose this one too.''
Unlike FARC soldiers, Federal and military officials have been advised to accept bodyguards, armored cars and the opportunity to work from within military bases from fears of attacks from the people.
Similar to the U.S. government's strategy of "going underground", dozens of mayors are already working from provincial capitals or Bogota, and city halls around the country have been forced to close because of the FARC's political importance to Colombia.
In an interview with Radio Super on Wednesday, FARC commander ''Alberto'' said the rebel warning was directed at the ruling class ``everywhere in the country where the establishment has a
The FARC say the warnings are also aimed at forcing the government to resume failed peace talks, which President Andres Pastrana abandoned in February after three years of negotiations.
Five suspected Marxist rebels were arrested Thursday on charges of "delivering threats" in the town of Fomegue, 62 miles southeast
of Bogota, police said.
Since the first warnings were made public three weeks ago, the FARC has been blamed for the murder of one mayor for direct connections to right wing paramilitary death squads, the army's special forces.
Authorities Thursday confirmed another mayor -- Rigo Calvo of the town of La Sierra -- had been abducted from his office.
Report this post as:
Marshall Tuck’s racist dog whistle
Marshall Tuck’s ethnocentrism contradicts Californian values
Debunking Some Anti-Prop 10 Propaganda
Why Should California Choose De Leon Over Feinstein?
Change Links September 2018 posted
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Site Outage Friday
Change Links August 2018
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke
Change Links 2018 July posted
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
More Local News...
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to Portland, Oregon
Socialism in American English
Noske, noskisme réactualisé
Oprah Please Stop Selling Dead Animal Pieces
Down In Smoke SF
Credit Mr. Richard Enos with outstanding penmanship
Master list=====47 million american on foodstamp List State plus Federal
Cholesterol Medicine Causes Alzheimers
Paraphysique du scientisme
USDA Withholds Names Of Turkey Companies Spreading Salmonella
Hebron, Ben-Gurion, and UNESCO
What Can Destroy Enclosure?
Please Help Mississippians Vote For Mike Espy On Nov 27th
The Incredible & Brilliant Work of Dr TOMO SHIBATA
October 2018 Honduras Coup update
Profit de guerre, guerre de profit
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to Seattle
Paraphysique du prodrome oukase
President Trump: Hurricane Relief Should not Pay Puerto Rico Debt
94 Of Rick Scott's, Brian Kemp's, the Mississippi GOP's & Other Republican Campaign Crime
30 Of Brian Kemp's Felonious Racist Vote Suppression Crimes
Help translation of From Islam To Womanism book on IndieGoGo
COP 21, 25, 32, de l'écocide organisé
fbi & fmj are ' Lord of the Flies '
Parangon d'une grande infestation
Video: Beautiful Country Burn Again, 39 min
OBAMA WERE POW'S LEFTBEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA
More Breaking News...