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Colombian Mass Graves Discovered

Posted on Sep 26, 2009
Mass Grave

They saw it coming: A tent covers a simulated mass gravesite during a forensic training exercise last year in Colombia.

Two mass graves, one filled with the bodies of 16 FARC guerrillas and another containing the remains of 17 peasants, were found in Colombia on the property of a deceased right-wing militia leader. The victims are believed to have been killed more than a decade ago.  JCL

The BBC:

Two mass graves connected to Colombia’s decades-long internal conflict have been found, officials say.

They say one grave, containing the bodies of 17 peasants, was discovered in a ranch in the north-west belonging to a late far-right militia leader.

The armed forces chief announced the discovery of a second mass grave, which he said held the remains of 16 left-wing Farc guerrillas, in the south.

The Farc have been fighting the Colombian government since the 1960s.

The peasants’ bodies were found on a ranch that belonged to paramilitary leader Carlos Castano, who was killed in 2004.

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By Folktruther, September 27, 2009 at 11:59 am Link to this comment

Sorry, Tex; spelling is not one of my specialties.  But you notice that I didn’t chide you for not spelling ‘Tex’ with an ‘a.’

Thanks for the facts, Huntress.

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By huntress, September 26, 2009 at 10:33 pm Link to this comment
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You are right on, Folktruther; the USA has about 70 mercenary troops like “black water”: and Bill C brought $800,000 for Hillary’s campaign (4 Pres); who supposedly was “against” the Colombia Trade Agreement: and within weeks “bipartisan” agreement supposedly claimed that Colombia Trade Agreement had been “signed” in 2006; expired 1/08; Congress extended til 9/08: all lies folks; on 5/5 I joined many in protesting the targeting & murdering of people wanting a decent living wage there; and the murders could be traced back to Wash DC;
Mercenary’s are of course, under “haliburton’s army”; book: and you can “google” halliburton’s concentration camps: to see where WE the PEOPLE who object are going to be put;
Might find some “mass graves” right here in the USA;

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By Tex Shelters, September 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm Link to this comment
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Glad you posted this.

But would people start spelling Colombia with two o’s and not “Columbia”! Ay carumba!

Tex Shelters

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By Folktruther, September 26, 2009 at 11:06 am Link to this comment

The US is currently financing ans supporting Columbian death squads under the guise of the War on Drugs.  It has financed death squads all over Latin American, training them in the School of the Americas.  Obama is putting in seven bases in Columbia to continue US terrorism of the Latin American people.

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