The letters of [FARC leader] Reyes detail the relationship between the FARC and the Democratic Unification Party (UD) in Honduras. This is the only party in Honduras that supports the return of President Zelaya. Recently, the [interim] government of Honduras showed evidence of money sent by the FARC to this group to fund the popular demonstrations in favor of Zelaya (which incidentally are very anemic).
Honduras is the bridge required for drug-laden planes to refuel with petrol before arriving in Mexico and the United States. In Honduras there is an agreement between the government and the United States to operate the Soto Cano [air] base. In the same style as Colombia's agreement with the United States under Plan Colombia, which is soon to be expanded.
The Soto Cano base is the headquarters of the U.S. "Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B), consisting of army, air force, joint security forces and the first battalion, regiment 228 of the U.S. Air Force. There are approximately 600 people and 18 combat aircraft, including UH-60 Blackhawk and CH-47 Chinook. It is also used for anti-drug operations.
Why do you think Chavez is so obsessed with Honduras? Because it is the forced route of drug trafficking and that base is another headache. And the only way to get them out is with the arrival of the Bolivarian revolution.
If there is something Chavez, Correa, Evo, Ortega and Zelaya have in common, it is their hatred of the DEA. They have done everything to undermine its work. These five need the drug money to finance their expansionist plans, saving for old age and staying out of legal problems and tracking of accounts.
With that money they can buy consciences, finance political campaigns, arm the FARC and destabilize governments. And no one in Latin America can prove anything.
The biggest enemy with drug trafficking and Chavez allies are the aircraft of the United States government. These planes carry advanced spy technology that goes beyond the most feverish of imaginations.
This technology has intercepted communications of the FARC, to the extent that it has been forced to use human couriers. This technology tricked the FARC in the famous Operation Jaque that freed Ingrid Betancourt. Evidence has emerged from these interceptions for court cases against Venezuelan and Ecuadoran government officials.
While these aircraft are in Colombia's skies, Chavez, Correa, and the FARC are exposed to them discovering all their diabolical plans. Imagine everything these crooks could get away with without American vigilance in Colombia and Honduras?
Chavez is afraid to end up in a U.S. prison, just like Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama. These aircraft are listening to conversations all day, intercepting radio, monitoring activities. And their radio range does not stop at the the border line between Colombia and Venezuela and Ecuador. This is where the evidence will come from that will allow Chavez be prosecuted in the future for drug trafficking, money laundering, etc...
- Gustavo Abello, politicaydesarrollo.com.ar [Google Translation]