Totalitarianism does not necessarily exist in the form of a government. Totalitarian practices are also found in other forms of organization such as in guerrilla groups. Here I compile pictures of one of the most brutal narco terrorist groups of the modern world - the FARC of Colombia.
May 27th marked the 45 anniversary of its foundation. Although in their beginnings in the early 1960s the FARC was a Marxist guerilla, this changed drastically after the fall of communism in 1989 when they stopped receiving funds from Cuba and other governments and turned into the biggest known army of drug dealers and terrorists in the world. With connections to the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chavez, links to the IRA, ETA, the Russian mafia and even terrorist groups in the Middle East, this group of narco terrorists of 15,000 actively works on drug cultivation and production, attacks civilizan populations, and sistematically kidnaps minors, forcing them to subhuman conditions, rapes and forced labor. Whereas they still play the political card, in reality kidnapping and drug dealing are the biggest source of finance and objective of the FARC. they argue that they fight for socialism but that is only a mascarade for their crimnal activities.
The FARC are considered a terrorist group by all international groups. Throughout their existence they have been responsible for the assassination, torture and kisnapping of hundred of thousands of Colombians.
One of their most detestable practices is the forced kidnapping of minors and sexual enslavements of adolescent girls. Under captivity these girls are raped by the FARC "chiefs" and then forced to abort.
This colombian child was brutally murdered by the FARC after an attack of that group to a civilizan population
Members of the 'Front 27' of the FARC decapitated this child, engaging in a typical act of barbarity. They accused this minor of not sharing their ideals and refusing to join them. After murdering they filled his body with explosives and send him in a gift wrap to the Colombian army. With the body came a letter in whcih they openly assumed responsibility for the crime and to make things for tetric they made "fun" of their actions. His crime was committed in the department of Meta.
This is the note of the FARC found in the body of the murdered child. In it the FARC recognize responsibility.
At the Municipality of Santander de Quilichao Department of Cauca. September 13, 1997. Narco Terrorists of the Jacobo Arenas (6th Front of the FARC) found themselves surrounded by the army and in retaliation opened fire without caring for the presence of civilians in the area. As a result, Gloria Lorenza Esperanza Guetio Ipia, aged 10 was killed. Three other little girls: MARIA ANTONIA IPIA POSCUE, AMALIA YULE IPIA, LAURA MARCELA IPIA (niña) were wounded.
Torture and assassination of Rodrigo Paraquive by the FARC. May 19, 1993. Municipality of Florián, Department of Santander. Piraquive died as a result of a brutal torture that involved burning his face with sulfuric acid, then decapitated and shot in the head.
Massacre of young Afro Colombians in the city of Buenaventura. April 1st, 2005.
These are the FARC 'Concentration Camps' where the group confines those that are kidnapped in brutal conditions reminesenct of Auswitch. Prisioners are kept in 'cages' as slaves and forced to cruels and degradant tretments.
13 year old adolescent kidnapped by the FARC.
A FARC 'Soldier Boy' October 2, 2007.
Human Rights Organization clearly condenm and prohibit the use of minors in armed conflicts.
A disturbing picture. As a trophy of war this picture captures the moment in which these children and adolescents are kidnapped and FARC members celebrate.
According to statistics over 649 minors have been victims of mined fields planted by the FARC and the ELN (another guerilla group in Colombia).
A study reveled that between 1980 and January 1, 2008 - 140 girls, 498 boys and 11 adolescent under 18 were known victims of crafted mines designed by the FARC. The study revealed that in the departments of ntioquia, Cundinamarca, Santander, Boyacá, Cauca, Nariño, Tolima, Bolívar, Norte de Santander and Meta present numerous mined camps without yet exploting. Today, over 688 municipalities in 31 of the 32 departments of Colombia are planted with personal mines. This means that 62% of Colombian territory is planted with mines. For this reasons the Colombian army in the past years have actively send their anti explosive squads to actively engage in the essential and yet dangerous task of cleaning Colombia of mines.
BBC Mundo, Colombia, Liberen a los Niños (16 de Mayo del 2003)
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Human Rights Watch, "You'll Learn Not to Cry": Child Combatants in Colombia" (September, 2003)
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