Well, charges and countercharges flew tonight from all sides and things are getting to be almost funny, just hot air, no bullets, no guns, that is something we can not afford to have shortages of:
— The Government of Ecuador admitted that its Minister of Security had met with the dead guerrilla member Raul Reyes, which happens to be in the documents which they are calling fake.
— Now the President of Ecuador claims that he was negotiating the liberation of Ingrid Betancourt in Ecuador. Likely story given that he would not steal Chavez’ thunder and that Chavez had asked last weekend for Marulanda to send her to a place where she would eb under good care. In any case, reyez clearly did not think much of her.
—And after the Colombian police charged that Chavez had paid US$ 300 million to the FARC for which they found evidence in a computer at the camp, the Venezuelan Government first says that it is all fabricated but then they come up with their own computer and accuse the Head of the Colombian police of being involved with drug trafficking. (His brother is in jail in Germany for drug trafficking). Of course they have had that computer since they detained drug lord “Jabon”, but today was the first time they ever mentioned this computer. Weird, no?
—And the “small” camp in which Reyes lived with “small” weapons, according to Ecuador’s Ambassador to Venezuela, occupied a full four hectares and had been in place for only three years. The Ecuadorian military was ordered off the area.
—Venezuela expelled Colombia’s Ambassador to our country and Ecuador broke relationships with Colombia. Of course, Chavez does not dare brake commercial relations with Colombia as shortages will simply intensify to intolerable levels.
—And why did Chavez tell Uribe not to “dare do the same thing in Venezuela” that he did in Ecuador. The “same thing” would imply that there are camps here (of course there are, in Barinas and Apure state!) and the Colombian military knows where they are, which I am sure they do, as Chavez has called various leaders of the FARC over time and the Colombians know exactly where.