FARC FAILS to Kidnap President Uribe's Two Sons
FARC assassinated his father in a failed 1983 kidnap attempt but failed to kidnap the two sons of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.
Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe watches the ID’s of his sons, Jeronimo, 24, left, and Tomas, 26, center as he lines up to vote during presidential elections in Bogota, Sunday, May 28, 2006. The pro-capitalist, pro-American Uribe won re-election in a landslide. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
As negotiations continue with the terror group FARC on the release of several kidnap victims held for years by the Colombian rebels, news spread that the terror group failed to kidnap the sons of Alvaro Uribe.
The BBC reported:
Colombian police say they have foiled a plot by left-wing Farc guerrillas to kidnap the two grown-up sons of President Alvaro Uribe.
Police chief Oscar Naranjo said 10 people had been arrested after phone calls made by imprisoned guerrillas were monitored.
Reporters heard a tape allegedly recorded in October in which two inmates apparently plan the kidnapping.
Farc is seeking to negotiate a swap of hostages for its own jailed members.
Gen Naranjo said the police had started monitoring the phone calls of three imprisoned leaders of the Farc seven months ago on a tip-off from confidential sources.
“In the perverse mafia logic of the Farc, I imagine they viewed [Uribe’s children] as an extremely valuable booty,” Gen Naranjo said.
Over one million people attended protests against violence and kidnapping, in Colombia on July 5, 2007. Colombians headed for the streets to show outrage at the news that 11 provincial politicians had been killed while held hostage by the terrorists. (REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera)
The EarthTimes has more on the failed kidnappings.