Saturday, April 03, 2010

Fake revolutionaries making the world a worse place. The Colombian FARK, their admirers and the "POWs"

I get feed-up and disgusted by the people who call themselves or become "revolutionaries", and latter, when TSHTF justify everything saying: "In the past it was the same".

Those who call themselves revolutionaries should be so to IMRPOVE the world and the Status Quo, and to IMPROVE their antics, ethics and to IMPROVE themselves as persons... Not to be like the old system.

Look at the so called "Fuerzas Armadas REVOLUCIONARIAS de Colombia (FARC)" (REVOLUTIONARY Armed Forces of Colombia). Them, as well as many of their sympathizers/ defenders/mystifies call the people they have in their power "Prisoners Of War" (POWs)...

Well then, let's indulge... the third article of the Geneva Convention for the Treatment of POWs (here the full text: ) :

«In the case of armed conflict not of an international character occurring in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each party to the conflict shall be bound to apply, AS A MINIMUM [emphasis mine], the following provisions:

1. Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.To this end the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:

(a) Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;

(b) Taking of hostages;

(c) Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment;

(d) The passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by CIVILIZED [emphasis mine] peoples. »

¿Who in this open Blog will dare to tell me that the "POWs" that the FARC killed when the army tried to rescue them had a fair trial (d) and had their rights respected (a)?

¿What about the "POWs" in the middle of the jungle, with shackles up their legs, malnourished and with bad medical treatment do they comply with provisions (a) and

¿What is going to be the excuse?:
¿That the prisons in Colombia are as bad (but you can bet that the FARC prisoners received calls, letters and visits from their families)?

¿That the "POWs" in the jungle had the same food and doctors that their captors had (not only I doubt it, but I can bet that the captors had no shackles up their ankles, even without the chains)?.

¿That the "gringos" did the same in Gitmo or Abu Gharib?

Well, no, those are not valid excuses or justifications...

Well then... ¿could we say that the FARC are a (some morons would wish) "belligerent" and "revolutionary" party which does not comply the MINIMUM conditions of the Geneva convention on the Treatment of POWs?

Well, if it is like that, they are not REVOLUTIONARIES, They are animals, savages, Yahoos, in the tradition of the stories of J. Swift!

Sorry about the rant, this is a very sensitive issue for me and my family.