Friday, 09 June 2017

U.S. Taxpayers Fund Takeover of Colombia by Marxist Terrorists

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Thanks to Congress and the Obama administration, American taxpayers are expected to pour millions of dollars into a ruthless Marxist terrorist group known as the FARC (shown), the Spanish acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Among other crimes, the Castro-backed terror group has slaughtered and tortured hundreds of thousands of civilians, pumped unfathomable amounts of cocaine into the United States, kidnapped and raped children, and much more. If establishment forces in Washington, D.C., and Bogota get their way, however, U.S. taxpayers will help finance not only the FARC itself, but the communist takeover of Colombia as well.

Under Obama, whose political career literally began in the home of a Castro-backed terrorist, U.S. taxpayers were put on the hook for almost half of a billion dollars to Colombia last year. Much of that money was supposed to be used to pursue the fraudulent “peace” deal that will literally put mass-murdering FARC terrorists in Congress — without serving a single day in jail for their 50 years of mass murder and war crimes. Obama promised even more cash, and the GOP Congress approved it. However, the establishment-backed “peace” deal was so outrageous that, even after 50 years of facing FARC terror and barbarism, and despite massive amounts of tax-funded propaganda supporting the dangerous scheme, Colombians went to the polls and rejected it.

Stung by the loss, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who brokered the “deal” with help from the mass-murdering communist dictatorship in Cuba, decided to force it on Colombians against their will anyway. Less than 20 percent of Colombians approve of Santos, who lied to get into power and whose campaign was funded by a corrupt communist network currently facing serious pressure across Latin America. To push his scheme even after the people voted no, Santos made a few minor changes and rammed it through Congress instead, claiming the only way to have peace was to give the terrorists everything they demanded.  

Popular former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, on the other hand, who had practically crushed the terrorists, has warned that the Castro-Santos-Obama-FARC “peace” deal is really a plot to turn his nation into another totalitarian state along the lines of Venezuela. “The FARC have achieved with Santos that which they did not obtain in 50 years of violence,” Uribe declared last year, with his coalition saying that Santos had “ceded everything” to the terrorists. Virtually the exact same “peace” process played out in El Salvador, resulting in mass-murdering communist terrorists taking over — again with blatant help and funding from Obama and the establishment.

As The New American and numerous other sources documented, the Obama administration was a key supporter of the Colombia deal. Essentially, unless something is done to stop it, the “peace” plan will grant amnesty, huge amounts of money, its own paramilitary force funded by taxpayers, kangaroo courts to terrorize the military and police, and lots of political power for the mass-murdering group of terrorists and war criminals known as the FARC. Basically everything the FARC wanted, and could never obtain through votes or through terror and mass murder, is being handed to it on a silver platter by Santos and his allies in brokering the deal, critics have noted. And now, globalists and communists in Washington, D.C., and across Latin America are hoping to subsidize that process with billions of U.S. dollars extracted from taxpayers.   

The Trump administration proposed a slight cutback to the U.S. taxpayer funding for Bogota and the pseudo-“peace” plan, down less than a third from the nearly half a billion that Obama pledged for 2017. Yet even those tiny cuts getting back to 2015 funding levels are in jeopardy. Instead, establishment-minded members of Congress and George Soros lobbyists posing as "activists" are working to salvage the U.S. aid for the communist terrorists and their fraudulent, unpopular “peace deal” practically handing Colombia over to savage mass murderers. But as the truth comes out about Colombian President Santos and his links to Latin American communist forces, not to mention the atrocious “peace” deal, U.S. lawmakers will be hard-pressed to explain the aid.      

Crucial to understanding the developments in Colombia is an understanding of the Foro de Sao Paulo (FSP), or the Sao Paulo Forum in English. The network was founded by murderous dictator Fidel Castro, Marxist-Leninist former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva, the mass-murdering Sandanistas in Nicaragua, and Marxist terror groups very much including the FARC. Their plan, as official documents from the outfit have revealed, is to rebuild in Latin America what was “lost” in Eastern Europe — namely, communist totalitarianism. Despite the silence and the subsidies, the U.S. government knows all about it, and it has full support from operatives in establishment institutions such as the Council on Foreign Relations.   

The FSP network already controls most Latin American governments through its member parties. Some of its minions are even running United Nations agencies. And yet, many of the network's key operatives are currently being prosecuted, including FSP co-founder “Lula” from Brazil, for some of the brazen criminal activity they used to seize control of those governments in the first place. Oil money from Venezuela has helped fund the takeover. So has drug money from the FARC in Colombia. But now, in Brazil, which top experts have pointed to as a central player in the FSP takeover, the Operation Car Wash corruption (Lava Jato) has resulted in some of the mechanisms used to steal public money to finance their allies being exposed.

A “construction” company known as Odebrecht was one important tool used to funnel stolen public money to FSP operatives — including Lula, former President Ollanta Humala in Peru, Santos, and countless others, according to investigators and prosecutors. Santos has admitted his campaign received Odebrecht funds, though he tried to act like he knew nothing about it, implausible to put it mildly.

While much of the establishment press has treated the Odebrecht scandal as one of “corruption,” it is infinitely more significant than the mere stealing of public money. Indeed, the far more important story is that the corrupt company was involved in financing numerous FSP-backed political campaigns in countries including Brazil, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Argentina, Colombia, and more. It is all part of a deadly scheme mischaracterized as the "Pink Tide" by establishment analysts, that would more properly be termed a Red Tsunami. Communist China and the Kremlin are also onboard.   

Billionaire globalist Soros has his fingerprints all over the Latin American communist network, anti-communist forces have explained. He has even supported FSP politicians for office, and Soros minions such as Arminio Fraga were among Odebrecht's major investors. In fact, before his ally Obama — who has also showered money on FSP operativespoured U.S. tax money into Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobras, Soros had also invested in the behemoth. Investigators later revealed that Petrobras was being used as a cash cow to help finance the FSP takeover with money stolen from taxpayers. So it is no surprise that Soros front groups are running damage control trying to push the “corruption” narrative surrounding Odebrecht.

His propaganda organs and “non-governmental organizations” (NGOs) are hard at work deflecting attention from the real scandal. “Despite their different political affiliations and ideologies, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, and former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo have one rather damning connection: their futures are tied to the construction company responsible for the biggest corruption scandal in history,” writes the far-left Open Democracy, a Soros-funded operation named after Soros' “Open Society” foundations.

In reality, though, the “ideologies” of all three of the alleged criminals — if communism can be said to be an “ideology,” as opposed to a criminal conspiracy of murderous savages — appear to be the same, except on paper perhaps. Despite deceiving the people of Colombia with lies on the campaign trail, where Santos vowed to continue the successful anti-FARC policies of his anti-communist predecessor, actions speak louder than words. And Santos' plot to illegally hand the nation over to Marxist narco-terrorists in defiance of the people does not just speak louder, it screams out for attention and justice.     

It is also no surprise that other Soros-funded “advocacy” groups, under the phony guise of promoting “human rights,” are demanding that U.S. taxpayers continue showering money on the Santos regime and its partners in crime at the FARC. The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), for example, which is funded by Soros and has Soros “Open Society” minions on its board, called on U.S. lawmakers to reject Trump's measly cuts and keep handing over American tax money to the scheme.

“It’ll be up to Congress to save Peace Colombia,” said Adam Isacson, who runs the “Defense Oversight Program” at WOLA, with “Peace Colombia” referring to U.S. subsidies for the fraudulent “peace” plan giving the FARC everything it wants. Isacson has been trotted out all across the establishment media to support forcing American taxpayers to pay for the communist bonanza. Yet none of the press ever points out that his “non-profit” group is funded by Soros, a Rothschild protege, who has been repeatedly linked to the ongoing attempt by communist forces to take over Latin America.

Prominent voices in the United States, though, have highlighted some of the dangers and the absurdity of showering U.S. tax money on the communist takeover of Colombia. “In fact, it’s less a peace agreement than a pathway to dictatorship for a key U.S. ally and to an expansion of drug trafficking here,” wrote Monica Crowley, a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, adding that Trump and Congress should absolutely reject U.S. funding for the disaster. That would have the added benefit of helping Trump make good on two campaign promises, she said: protecting U.S. taxpayers and stemming the flow of drugs into America.  

“Santos desperately wants Obama’s promised $450 million annually to implement the deal — which will include direct distributions to FARC members and government grants of millions of acres of prime agricultural land while providing no compensation to the victims of FARC crimes,” Crowley explained in the New York Post, adding that the scheming might even force the Colombian military to intervene to prevent the nation being handed to ruthless communist terrorists. “Such a gift, whether whole or in part, would be interpreted as U.S. support for the agreement.... The Colombian people desire peace, but its price should not be the handover of the government to the narco-terrorists or military — with a substantial assist in blood money from U.S. taxpayers.”

Beyond the absurdity of subsidizing communist terrorists and their takeover of a nation with U.S. tax money is the fact that nowhere does the U.S. Constitution authorize foreign aid — period. Indeed, U.S. foreign aid has proven to be disastrous, from bringing mass-murdering gangsters such as Castro to power, to spawning Islamic terrorist groups. Instead of bankrolling Marxist terrorists in Latin America and helping enslave Colombia, Congress should immediately quit borrowing money to shower it on foreign governments and terror groups all over the world. That way, Colombians can decide their future for themselves, and Americans can quit being saddled with impossible-to-pay debts and absurdly high taxes. Communists have murdered a hundred million people in the last century. Republicans in Congress should know better than to help them enslave yet another country.   

Photo of FARC terrorists: U.S. DEA

Alex Newman, a foreign correspondent for The New American, is normally based in Europe but grew up in Latin America. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU or on Facebook. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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