FARC Leader Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda Dead!!
FARC leader “Sureshot” Marulanda is dead!
He had led the FARC terror group for 40 years.
It’s been a miserable year for the Marxist FARC terrorist organization:
Three former commanders of Colombia’s FARC rebel force, (L-R) Manuel Marulanda (known as Sureshot), Raul Reyes and Ivan Rios, are seen in file photos dating from the years 2000 and 2001. Marulanda, the top commander and founder of the FARC, is dead after more than 40 years fighting against the state from jungle and mountain camps, a government source said on May 24, 2008. The death of Marulanda would be the heaviest of several recent blows suffered by Latin America’s oldest surviving insurgency, after the deaths of Reyes and Rios less than two months earlier. (REUTERS)
The death of “Sureshot” Marulanda is another victory for Colombia and the Uribe government.
The BBC reported:
The leader of Colombia’s largest rebel group, the Farc, has died, the military has claimed in a statement.
A national news magazine had earlier reported the death of Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda on 26 March, citing the defence minister, Juan Manuel Santos.
There has been no confirmation from guerrilla sources. The top rebel commander’s death has been rumoured and disproved several times in the past.
But correspondents say the death would be a big blow to the Farc if confirmed.
Mr Marulanda, whose real name is Pedro Antonio Marin, has led the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, since its foundation in 1964.
Colombian President Uribe got the news this afternoon.
Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe holds up a statement confirming the dead of Manuel Marulanda, leader of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, during a town hall meeting in Florida, Colombia, Saturday, May 24, 2008. (AP)
FARC rebels assassinated Ivan Rios and severed his hand to show authorities as proof.
Colombian authorities examine the severed right hand of slain FARC commander Ivan Rios at an army base in Manizales March 7, 2008. Colombian rebel leader Rios was killed this week by his own men, not in combat with security forces, as the army originally reported, Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said on Friday. (REUTERS/John Bonilla)
Earlier this week starving one-eyed FARC leader Nelly Avila Moreno, also known as “Karina”, surrendered to Colombian officials.
With all of the good news coming from Colombia, it is just a shame that US Democrats are turning their backs on our great ally in South America.