Name That Terrorist Organization!

July 2, 2007

As a follow up to my previous post, and as an attempt to prove a point, I’m going to post a recent op-ed posted online.  I’m going to redact the identifying portions of the text while leaving a few clues in there.  See if you can guess which band of terrorists this author is referring to…

Once again, as has been happening for several decades, XXXXXXX makes world headlines because of the horrific killings perpetrated by the terrorist XXXX guerrillas. On June 28th, XXXX posted a communiqué dated June 23rd on the Internet announcing the assassination –using other words– of eleven congressmen from the Department of XXXXX XX XXXXX who had been kidnapped since April 2002. XXXX has tried to confuse the world saying that they died in a “cross-fire” between the regular XXXXXXXX army and the terrorist guerrillas. This version has been denied categorically by President XXXXX XXXX and, considering the record and the past behavior of these terrorists, the presidential version has credibility.

It should be remembered that many years ago, in the very heart of XXXXX; the terrorists stormed the palace of the Supreme Court and assassinated more than eleven magistrates. In other words, what has happened now has a terrible precedent. Moreover, there are many examples of monstrosities, such as that of a woman who was fitted with a dynamite necklace which was detonated with the logical deadly outcome. Before the arrival of XXXXX XXXXXX to power, there were outlaw guerrillas operating in XXXXXXXX. However, since 1959, the activities, organization, arms and training, escalated with the help of the XXXXXX-XXXXXXXX dictatorship in XXXXXX.

It is depressing, shameful for civilized mankind, the way in which the XXXXXXXXX terrorists hold their hostages in the mountains. It has been reported that the kidnapped congressmen were kept in improvised barbed-wire cages, chained to each other in groups of three, in the jungles of the Department of XXXXXX in the south of the country. Today, the authorities, and the civilized people of XXXXXXXX and the world wait for the bodies of the victims to be handed over, but nothing has been heard about this.  

Nowadays, the XXXXXXXXX terrorist guerrillas are self-sufficient because they are engaged in the deadly business of drugs. Drug trafficking amply covers the expenses and the operations of these terrorists.

I’ll update later on with the answer and the link to this op-ed.  In the meantime, go ahead and take a stab at it if you want.  (I don’t have much of a prize to offer here, but I will give recognition and post a link to your blog on here if you can get this one).

Update:  Well, that didn’t take long.  Congrats to David Russell, as the correct answer was the FARC ‘rebels’ in Colombia.  Here is the original op-ed.


  1. FARC?

  2. Did I leave too many clues? The givaway must have been the “eleven congressmen”. Anyway, you’re FARCing correct! Nice job.

  3. It was the drugs and the help from outside dictatorships that gave it away :). The congressmen I didn’t notice because I didn’t read that particular story.

  4. Completely I share your opinion. In it something is and it is good idea. I support you.

    P.S. Please review icons

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