At the Weekly Standard blog: More Evidence of Chavez Terror Ties
…the evidence suggests that Chavez was working hard to upgrade FARC’s weaponry and reach:
The documents–more than a dozen internal rebel messages–detail several years of close cooperation between top officials in Venezuela’s government and military and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, including the construction of rebel training facilities on Venezuelan soil.
They also suggest Venezuela was preparing to loan the rebels at least US$250 million (euro190 million), provide them with Russian weapons and possibly even help them obtain surface-to-air missiles for use against Colombian military aircraft.
Most importantly, they outline a joint strategic project between Venezuela and the Colombian rebels, with Venezuela even seeking rebel training in “asymmetrical warfare” in preparation for a feared U.S. invasion.
Where are the Democrats?
Beyond that, Democrats will have to answer for coddling this dictator. Joe Kennedy runs around extolling Chavez’s virtues, Jimmy Carter disregards evidence that Chavez stole his 2004 victory, liberal actors kowtow to him for money, and Speaker Pelosi delivers on his top priority: defeat of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
And let’s not forget Bill Richardson.