Several weeks ago, in my post Chavez Threatens to Defend Himself, I poked fun at Farah's contention that Venezuelan militia might constitute a threat to Columbia.
However, we now learn a Venezuelan guerrilla group calling themselves the Bolivarian Armed Liberation Force is supposedly responsible for the kidnapping of a number of Colombian amateur football players, and is allegedly backed by the Venezuelan government.
This certainly support Farah's thesis.
Of course, none of this goes to the merits - or lack thereof - of Chavez' apparent action against Columbia. That mostly depends upon one's opinion about the War on Drugs, Columbia's role in that, American business interests in Latin America, America's military posture in the world, and similar factors.
21st Century Authoritarianism
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