Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis brushed off President Biden Wednesday over his administration’s decision to remove a prominent Marxist-Leninist militant group from list of USA of Foreign Terrorist Organizations while continuing to warn that it will entice other such groups in the region.
In a statement released by the DeSantis office, the governor called the move a “reckless decision to completely remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from the list of foreign terrorist organizations.” of the United States.”
He added that the group “committed countless murders, bombings, assassinations, kidnappings and attacks under the guise of ‘redistribution of wealth’.”
“President Biden’s decision to remove FARC from the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations will fuel terrorist groups across Latin America, empower drug traffickers, and pave the way for Castro-chavismo in Colombia,” DeSantis noted.
“Biden’s policies are an insult to members of the Colombian-American community, many of whom have fled that terrorist group’s barbaric attacks on civilians,” he added. .
“This was a grave mistake by the Biden administration and will hurt Floridians. With this in mind, my office will determine what policy our state can take to protect people from the resurgent FARC and other Marxist terrorist groups,” he continued.
“My administration stands with the millions of Floridians who want lasting democracy, peace and freedom in Colombia and against Joe Biden’s Castrochavista allies,” the governor said.
In addition, Florida Governor Jeanette Nuñez made the decision, saying that “there is no such thing as a peace deal when you negotiate with terrorists”.
“Removing FARC from the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations not only undermines the interests of the United States and its allies in the region, but also appeases scorners like Maduro and Diaz- Canel.
Exclusively this week, The Wall Street Journal reported:
Officials said the move could come no later than November 30, to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the historic peace accord between then-President Juan Manuel Santos and rebels from the Armed Forces. revolutionary site Colombia, or FARC. Negotiated with US support, the agreement ended the 52-year conflict and led to Mr. Santos winning the Nobel Peace Prize. …
Colombian officials who spent four years negotiating with the FARC quietly pressed American officials to drop the terrorist designation against the group. By doing so, the US recognizes the steps the rebels have taken to transform their group into a political party, now known as the People’s party, officials said.
Several former US diplomats also blasted the decision.
“As if removing the Houthis in Yemen from the list of terrorist organizations wasn’t bad enough,” said retired US diplomat Alberto Miguel Fernandez. “The Biden administration is now rewarding drug leftists FARC in Colombia.”
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