dhead from Venezuela Chavez helped broker a deal with los
FARC, who are the antigovernment guerrillas (read: narco trafficking,
kidnapping, criminal thugs.) Chavez arranged through diplomacy
(or because he has los FARC on his speed dial) a deal that would release
three longtime hostages for the holidays, two politicians and a 4 year old
boy who is the son of one of them and a FARC guerrilla.
Oliver stone came down from his mountaintop to film the release
as part of a documentary that I'm sure will slander the US, but he
didn't get to film anything since no hostage release occurred. The
FARC blames the colombian military. Chavez blames president
Urribe. Oliver stone blames the USA.
Oliver Stone, the maverick Hollywood director, has returned from the jungles of Colombia to launch a scathing attack on America's 'secret war' in the country and blame US President George Bush for the failure of an international mission to free hostages held by armed rebels.
Stone also spoke out in defence of Chavez, whom he called 'an honest man, a strong man and a soldier', and condemned the United States for treating Latin America like a backyard to 'throw trash, piss, do whatever the hell they want'.
The reality appears to be that the FARC hasn't had the boy for
several years, he was dropped off at the Bienestar Familiar (family
wellbeing) center several years ago as an orphan and is in a foster home.
The interesting thing is that apparently someone claiming to be his uncle
was racing around town last week trying to pickup the boy after leaving
him several years ago. The BF wouldn't turn the boy over to this "uncle",
and now genetic testing proves the boy is the son of the kidnapped woman.
The FARC was playing Chavez and the Colombian government the whole
time, and asshat Oliver Stone is eating it up with a spoon. Stone would rather
believe the worst about whatever group is supported by the US, instead of
seeing los FARC for what they are, drug dealing thugs.