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FARC documents: they’re real, and they’re spectacular.

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By See-Dubya  •  May 16, 2008 04:35 AM

Well, there you have it: Interpol says the files found after their raid on the FARC leadership in Ecuador are for real and not Colombian forgeries as Chavez had claimed. Here’s a sample of what Colombia’s already leaked; they’re worrying about releasing all the files because they might “embarrass friendly governments”:

Many documents retrieved from the rebel computers discuss Venezuelan efforts to help the FARC obtain weapons, including rockets.

In March 2007, a rebel commander known as Timochenko wrote that “intelligence officials from our neighboring navy” say it’s very difficult to obtain “rockets,” but that “they’re disposed to help us get all the parts to build them.”

In a January 2007 note, Ivan Marquez, the rebel’s main go-between with the Chavez government, mentions “the possibility of taking advantage of Venezuela’s purchase of arms from Russia to include some containers destined for the FARC.”

Another message from Marquez, dated Aug. 20, 2006, describes a visit to an anti-aircraft missile factory in China by a Venezuelan official who is said to have returned with a catalog for the FARC.

It may embarrass some governments that aren’t so friendly to Colombia as well–namely, our own. Pelosi, Hillary, and Obama all want to hang Uribe’s government out to dry and deny them a free trade agreement. Which is ironic considering that other than Chile, Colombia’s probably our best ally in Latin America.

Obama’s name, you’ll remember, is on that FARC computer:

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).”

Hey, on that free trade agreement: our resident lefty commenter LGM likes to remind us that Pelosi opposes free trade with Colombia because the Colombian government has, in the past, been brutal to organized labor. (That was one of several shifting justifications the Democrats came up with for opposing the plan.)

So, to get back at Uribe, Pelosi punishes…Colombian labor. Raise the tariff shields! None of the production of Colombian labor will get through on SanFranNan’s watch!

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