The term treason has been applied to Senator John Kerry’s action’s in 1971 and 1972 when he was meeting with the enemy North Vietnamese party to the Paris Peace Talks while still a reserve Navy officer. However, we don’t have to go back that far in our history to find just as blatant an example of treason. A member of the US Congress has been in contact with FARC guerrillas in Columbia, an ally and a democracy approaching victory in its drug-funded civil war.
A military strike three weeks ago killed Raúl Reyes, No. 2 in command of the FARC, Colombia’s most notorious terrorist group. The Reyes hard drive reveals an ardent effort to do business directly with the FARC by Congressman James McGovern (D., Mass.), a leading opponent of the free-trade deal. Mr. McGovern has been working with an American go-between, who has been offering the rebels help in undermining Colombia’s elected and popular government.
This is clearly treason. Will it be punished ?
For a little background on FARC, here is a piece on their attempts to upset the 2005 elections. They failed but a Democrat from Massachusetts is trying to help them now.
Here is what he is helping: Farc has sought, unsuccessfully, to overthrow the state for more than 40 years, but its permanence is in part due to the bountiful resources it enjoys from its control over part of the cocaine trade.
Maybe it just goes with Massachusetts.
Could this be our boy ?
AP News Alert
Mar 26 05:40 PM US/Eastern
WASHINGTON _ Federal prosecutors say Saddam Hussein’s intelligence (AP) – agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion.