You know that Colombian raid that freed the hostages - it might be all a lie

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You know that Colombian raid that freed the hostages - it might be all a lie

Well it WAS a good story, and I suspect might be movie fodder in a few years but the hostage release may be just a sham to disguise a $20 million ransom.

However the amount of people claiming it to be real may just mean the ransom story is incorrect. You decide. Who do you believe, multiple official sources, or one unnamed source?

The bloodless and apparently brilliant operation to free 15 hostages from the Colombian jungle today became mired in confusion, with some reports even claiming that the entire episode was nothing but a sham to disguise the payment of a ransom.

Swiss public radio cited an unidentified source “close to the events, reliable and tested many times in recent years" as saying the operation had in fact been staged to cover up the fact that the US and Colombians had paid $20 million for their freedom.

The hostages released on Wednesday, including Ingrid Betancourt, the French-Colombian politician, "were in reality ransomed for a high price, and the whole operation afterwards was a set-up," the public broadcaster said.

The report added said the wife of one of the hostages’ guards had acted as a go-between after being arrested by the Colombian Army. She was released to return to the guerrillas, where she allegedly persuaded her husband to change sides.

Much more on the link
 http://www.timesonline.co.u...
By netchicken: posted on 5-7-2008








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