As President Uribe grapples with dismantling narco-terrorist
groups, we will keep our focus on the drug industry that is funding the terrorists.
Today's convictions represent a significant victory against the FARC, one of the most dangerous narco-terrorist
organizations operating in Colombia.
And while the White House and the internationalist architects of the FTAA herald the progress they are making toward "hemispheric security," many of the Latin American regimes they are partnering with are deep in bed with the drug cartels, narco-terrorist
groups, and a vast and growing array of Middle Eastern terrorist groups--Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, Hamas, and PLO--that have established a huge presence, especially in Venezuela and in the Tri-Border Area of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.
Since 2002, ATF Bogota has helped its Colombian counterparts trace more than 12,000 firearms recovered from both narcotics traffickers and the three narco-terrorist
groups that operate in Colombia.
Uribe's chief campaign promise was to beat back FARC, a Marxist narco-terrorist
group that controls a Switzerland-size swath of Colombian territory.
The US President's head of counter-terrorism Francis Taylor said this week: "The Provisional IRA is a threat because of its links with the Colombian narco-terrorist
He's got a tough job in dealing with narco-terrorist
groups in his country, but he's committed to dealing firmly with narco-terrorism.
Colombia is under siege by a Marxist insurrection headed by the FARC--a narco-terrorist
group that rules a Switzerland-size portion of territory within that battered nation.
As close partners in the war on terrorism, the two leaders will also review efforts to defeat transnational narco-terrorist
groups in the Americas.
Kosovo offers an ominous parallel: The narco-terrorist
Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), which now governs that Serbian province under UN supervision, recruited much of its membership through campus-based ethnic separatism among ethnic Albanians.
Congressman Rohrabacher's constituents should demand that he explain his support for the narco-terrorist
With the 1999 NATO war on behalf of the narco-terrorist
KLA, the Soviet-aligned New Left had demonstrated the extent to which it had entrenched itself in Europe's institutions.