Colombia: Legalizing the FARC
This does not bode well,
Santos Says Colombians Would Back FARC in Congress to Seal Peace (emphasis added)
President Juan Manuel Santos said Colombians would accept a deal granting unelected guerrilla leaders seats in Congress if it brings an end to a conflict that has left 220,000 dead
- Guerrilla leaders
- seats (plural) in Congress
And “special treatment,” too:
Voters would pass a referendum containing unpopular measures such as the transformation of the FARC into a political party and special treatment in the justice system for crimes committed by guerrillas, as part of a package that ends half a century of bloodshed, Santos said.
The thing standing between Santos’s sweet deal?
The process is complicated by opponents who “extrapolate and magnify” some issues in order to frighten the public, rather than weighing them as part of a pact that brings peace, he said.
It better be complicated: the FARC to this day is still sheltering international terrorists.
Tags: Juan Manuel Santos