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Wednesday, August 8, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via CNN: Two Colombian officers die in captivity -

Two military officers kidnapped four months ago by leftist rebels have died in captivity, their families confirmed Wednesday.

Army Sgts. Alexander Cardona and Jesus Sol were taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, while on patrol near their homes in southwest Colombia.

After the death of the 11 departmental legislators earlier this summer, I suspect that this event will further drive down public opinion concerning the FARC (not to mention the tale of Gustavo Moncayo, who took seven weeks to walk across Colombia to draw attention to the plight of his son, who has been in the FARC’s custody for ten years).

I still find the following rather unlikely, and today’s news won’t help any:

The FARC also is insisting on a New York-size demilitarized zone to negotiate the release of another 45 so-called political hostages it is also holding, including three American defense contractors held captive since 2003.

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