Former Farc hostage sues Colombia for...

Former Farc hostage sues Colombia for $6.8m

There are 15 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from Jul 12, 2010, titled Former Farc hostage sues Colombia for $6.8m. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

Ingrid Betancourt, freed from rebel group in 2008, says state removed her bodyguards and failed to stop her being kidnapped Reuters in Bogota guardian.co.uk , French-Colombian Ingrid Betancourt, a former politician, was held by Farc rebels for six years.

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Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#1 Jul 12, 2010
Send her back to the FARC
ForrestHump

Christchurch, New Zealand

#2 Jul 12, 2010
It must say something throughout all your years of captivity not enough money could be FOUND to release
you.You should be happy not many people go camping for 6 year's!.
conaire

Waterloo, IA

#3 Jul 12, 2010
Sue FARC in World court.
Bankrupt them.
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#4 Jul 12, 2010
conaire wrote:
Sue FARC in World court.
Bankrupt them.
Sue Venezuela and Chavez as the financial and logistical supporters of these socialist terrorists
conaire

Waterloo, IA

#5 Jul 12, 2010
Bob Burns wrote:
<quoted text>Sue Venezuela and Chavez as the financial and logistical supporters of these socialist terrorists
Interesting .... As a result more than a few useful idiots in the Hollywood community would have to answer for their treasonous support of these socialist terrorists.
Actions and words may hold unintended consequences for these misinformed ideological misfits.
Common sense didn't.
Tedsliver

United States

#7 Jul 13, 2010
What the farc?
Non Real Brother here

Waterloo, IA

#8 Jul 13, 2010
Tedsliver wrote:
What the farc?
Description

Established in 1964 as the military wing of the Colombian Communist Party, the FARC is Colombia’s oldest, largest, most capable, and best-equipped Marxist insurgency. The FARC is governed by a secretariat, led by septuagenarian Manuel Marulanda (a.k.a.“Tirofijo”) and six others, including senior military commander Jorge Briceno (a.k.a.“Mono Jojoy”). The FARC is organized along military lines and includes several urban fronts.

Since: Apr 08

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#9 Jul 13, 2010
Non Real Brother here wrote:
<quoted text>
Description
Established in 1964 as the military wing of the Colombian Communist Party, the FARC is Colombia’s oldest, largest, most capable, and best-equipped Marxist insurgency. The FARC is governed by a secretariat, led by septuagenarian Manuel Marulanda (a.k.a.“Tirofijo”) and six others, including senior military commander Jorge Briceno (a.k.a.“Mono Jojoy”). The FARC is organized along military lines and includes several urban fronts.
Um, I think you missed his point. ;-)
Non Real Brother here

Waterloo, IA

#10 Jul 13, 2010
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
Um, I think you missed his point. ;-)
And that was?

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#11 Jul 13, 2010
Non Real Brother here wrote:
<quoted text>
And that was?
Think WTF
Matt

AOL

#12 Jul 13, 2010
What a fool and a trader Betancourt is. She should not have gone into enemy's territory to begin with.
She knew the risk and went anyway and while she was at it, she wanted to risk the life's of others. It is perfectly reasonable that the body guards would not want to be as foolish and risk their life's to satisfy her stupidity. What did she hope to accomplish anyway? If anything, Betancourt owes the Colombian government for the extensive and expensive cost of rescuing her. She should be ashamed of her self, and hopefully never return to Colombia, I can't imagine any one wanting a trader back in the country.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#13 Jul 13, 2010
Matt wrote:
What a fool and a trader Betancourt is. She should not have gone into enemy's territory to begin with.
She knew the risk and went anyway and while she was at it, she wanted to risk the life's of others. It is perfectly reasonable that the body guards would not want to be as foolish and risk their life's to satisfy her stupidity. What did she hope to accomplish anyway? If anything, Betancourt owes the Colombian government for the extensive and expensive cost of rescuing her. She should be ashamed of her self, and hopefully never return to Colombia, I can't imagine any one wanting a trader back in the country.
So, what was it that she was wanting to trade?
juanreid

Bogotá, Colombia

#14 Jul 18, 2010
This is a great precedent- Clara Rojas should then sue Betancourt for needlessly placing her in a situation, that resulted in the FARC taking her captive. Betancourt's selfessness knows no ends.
Taxed Enough Already

Waterloo, IA

#15 Jul 18, 2010
juanreid wrote:
This is a great precedent- Clara Rojas should then sue Betancourt for needlessly placing her in a situation, that resulted in the FARC taking her captive. Betancourt's selfessness knows no ends.
Betancourts a typical liberal. Screw things up blame it on someone else.
Matt

AOL

#16 Jul 21, 2010
You are so right! My mistake, Spelling correction. The word should be traitor, not trader. Sorry!!

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