The only and the lonely conservative president in Latin America, Álvaro Uribe is being abandoned by US when he needs her the most.
FARC´s and their friends create a photo-shop work that showed Uribe shaking hands with a para-militar activist. It was a fraud, by the democrats make such a noise (Al Gore ran away from the office where Uribe was meeting some US politicians) that is seems that Washington will abandon Uribe.
Uribe is a president with more thatn 80 % of approval in Colombia. He is winning the war against drug-dealing terrorist guerrilla. But now FARC´s friends are forcing him to "negotiate" with a bunch of terrorists as they are any other political player.
I don´t know why Al Gore went so mad, cause his party is the winner in the terrorist ass kissing in history, since Jane Fonda went to Vietnam. Right now another useless idiot Sean Penn went to Venezuela to exchange anti-Bush gossips with Chávez. The list of democrats or democrats sympathizers that supported red tyrants is so imense that it makes Gore´s reaction so theatrical that it had to be not noticed at all.
If Gore stopped to think just for one moment, he will realize that his son´s drug addicting problem is one of the consequences of Democrats disguised support to FARC. Making the other side so evil is just a theather play not to show the real face of FARC.
Another Foro de Sao Paulo victory in Latin America, with the support of Democrats.
Here´s Alberto Montaner article on the subject.
U.S. abandons Colombia
BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
Colombia must prepare to stand starkly alone. It is very likely that military aid from the United States will vanish in the near future, as Republicans and Democrats do battle.
President Alvaro Uribe may be winning the war in the Colombian jungles, but he's losing it in Washington.
It is not true that the two U.S. parties unite patriotically when faced with major foreign-policy challenges. That's part of the American mythology. If there's any electoral advantage in throwing overboard a foreign ally (or supporting him), Republicans and Democrats will do it. The only immovable principle is that elections must be won at any cost and under any pretext.
Nor should Colombians expect the slightest solidarity from their ''Latin American brothers.'' That's another myth. The feelings that prevail in the region are either indifference or satisfaction over the dangers that loom over Colombian democracy.
The countries in the southern cone are indifferent. Brazil -- despite the refinement of its ruling class -- is a giant with feet of clay and a soccer ball for a head.
The governments of Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and, of course, Cuba are happy. Panama, which once was a Colombian province, fears the consequences but, given its limited specific weight, can do little or nothing.
Mexico, under the Estrada Doctrine of ''nonintervention in the affairs of another state,'' achieved total insignificance in foreign-policy years ago and has defended it stubbornly.
Hugo Chávez is rubbing his hands. He has a plan, and Colombian intelligence is aware of it. It seems he convinced the drug-trafficking, communist-leaning guerrillas to collaborate in a strategy that will lead the so-called Democratic Pole to victory in the next elections.
The Venezuelan colonel is willing to spend whatever is needed: $10 million, $50 million, $100 million. The gush of petrodollars is enough to bankroll those imperial spasms. After the triumph in Colombia, Peru will fall of its own weight in the next elections, maybe by the hand of Ollanta Humala -- and the conquest of the Andean arch will be complete: 100 million people.
In sum, after amending the views of Lenin and Fidel Castro, Chávez proposes to repeat the Venezuelan experience in Colombia. That experience has become a universal theory for the seizure of power: You win the elections, write a Constitution that destroys the foundations of a republican structure and wipes out all vestiges of individual rights, gradually silence the opposition, nationalize the means of production and militarize the population under a deluge of revolutionary slogans.
Then you become part of the glorious 21st-century socialism, a guayabera-and-red-beret version of the Soviet madhouse that was mercifully torn down last century.
Can Colombia resist, without allies, the hurricane that approaches? It all depends on the common sense of the democratic political class. Previous experience has not been very encouraging.
In Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua, the democratic political class committed suicide. It irresponsibly walked into the slaughterhouse. It chose to go blind as long as it could poke its political rival in the eye, even though both belonged to the same democratic family. Finally, when both were blind, the enemy of republican values leisurely took over the presidential palace and began the demolition.
The theory heard most often in Colombia is optimistic. People think that ''it cannot happen in this country.'' Why not? Supposedly because of the country's political tradition and society's adherence to the rule of law; and because Colombians know the meaning of a triumph by the left, with the drug-trafficking, communist guerrillas standing in the shadows. That is why Uribe retains 70 percent of the popular support: He represents what Colombians really want.
I don't believe that theory. Colombia, too, can fall.
In 1989, Venezuelans gave Carlos Andrés Pérez the greatest endorsement at the polls of any president in the nation's history. In 1991, surveys showed that he enjoyed 70 percent of the popular support. In 1992, one day after Chávez attempted to overthrow him by a military coup, it was learned that 65 percent of the Venezuelans sympathized with the putschist officers.
The conclusion is obvious: Democratic values are hanging by a thread in Latin America -- and Colombia is no exception. There are too many problems, there is too much poverty, and the governments have been thoroughly clumsy in the search for solutions. Our countries are within the grasp of any populist, leftist adventurer who will promise people the moon.
They're waiting for it.