Uribe: “The FARC is the world’s most powerful cartel”
Buenos Aires, May 23, 2012
Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe finally gave his lecture at the Grand Rex Theater after the bomb found in one of the floors of the place, which was intended to undermine him.
There, the former president gave a speech with a strong criticism of the guerrillas ensuring that his government has much to dismantle these terrorist groups.
“Colombia has been generous in forgiveness, in providing opportunities for former guerrillas, but the FARC and ELN also took advantage of these opportunities to grow in their military power,” said the former president.
“They never moved toward peace because they are not interested in peace,” he said, adding: “Terrorism has been the progenitor of the human rights violations.”
“Now days the FARC is the world’s most powerful cartel,” assured the former president.
He continued, “We dismantled the paramilitary groups that had taken over our security. We extradite to 14 paramilitary leaders who are imprisoned in the United States for not complying with the demobilization agreements.”
“Journalists were threatened before my government; many were exiled and could return for our achievements. But they back to virulently attack,” he complained.
“We proposed a security plan that was initially resisted by the political sector but was supported by the community. A program with respect to security and civil rights policies,” said Uribe.
Notably, the former president never mentioned the episode of the bomb.