In an absolutely disturbing move, Secretary of State Blinken has followed through on removing the terrorist label from Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Thousands of people have suffered the wrath of this organization, yet Blinken saw it fit to remove this designation, even against the wishes of some of his fellow Democrats.
I can’t help but wonder if this is paving the way for this administration to recognize the Taliban as a legitimate government.
No Longer Terrorists
To be clear, there was bipartisan pushback against this move by the Biden administration, especially in Florida.
Florida state Sen. Annette Taddeo was livid after the announcement.
She stated, “When I was 17 years old I was forced to flee Colombia, the only country I ever knew, because of the Marxist terrorist organization, FARC, a group of militias who kidnapped my father who was a WWII American fighter pilot.
“This news is outrageous, and I just hung up with the State department to let them know just how outrageous it is.”
Taddeo is running as a Democrat candidate for governor in Florida.
In making the announcement, the State Department stated, “The decision to revoke the designation does not change the posture with regards to any charges or potential charges in the United States against former leaders of the FARC, including for narcotrafficking, nor does it remove the stain of the decision by Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction of Peace, which found their actions to be crimes against humanity.”
Additionally, two other groups were added to terror lists.
Blinken stated, “The designation of FARC-EP and Segunda Marquetalia is directed at those who refused to demobilize and those who are engaged in terrorist activity.”
What do you guys think?
Is this paving the way for Biden to try to work with the Taliban as a recognized government?
Tell us what you think in the comments section below.