Somebody explain what is going on between Colombia and Ecuador?
I don't really understand what happened,all I understand is that Colombian army bombed the Ecuadorian guerilla in the forest and that Venezuela has an alliance with Ecuadorian guerilla against Colombian president,Someone please clear this up
Thanks guys! Ohh how I hate Marxist ideas when taken to the extreme!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
First of all, there is not an ecuadorian guerrilla, it was a colombian groups inside ecuadorian territory.
There's not an alliance between Ecuador and Venezuela against Uribe, the OAS (organization of american states) is against the action taken by Colombia in ecuadorian territory.
Colombia had located Raúl Reyes, # 2 in the FARC after Marulanda in a camp in Santa Ana, Sucumbíos Province in ecuadorian territorry.
Colombia's army had traspassed the frontier line many times before, but this past weekend they bombed a FARC camp when they were sleeping.
Ecuador responded demanding apologies for the military action in ecuadorian territory because Colombia knew of the operation weeks ago and didn't communicate the ecuadorian army of the prescence of Reyes there.
Ecuador alleged that Colombia violated its sovereingty and Colombia alleges that it was an action taken in legitime defence (legítima defensa in spanish) to destroy the FARC.
Colombia supposedly found a laptop that contained information of meetings with members of ecuadorian and venezuelan governments and now Colombia says that Venezuela finances FARC and Ecuador gives refuge to them.
The OAS said that Colombia violated articles 61, 62 and 63 of the charter of the OAS and created a commission to investigate.
Now Ecuador is demanding that Colombia commits to never doing those type of actions again.
Chavez is in this because he wants to discredit Alvaro Uribe.
Chavez wanted to make political profit from the liberation of hostages and Uribe has a more militaristic approach backed by the USA.
Here are some links of news in english that can help you:
There's a military strategy that Colombia has made its own of pushing FARC south to the border with Ecuador.
There's 720 kilometers of frontier line between Colombia and Perú.
Ecuador has thousands of soldiers protecting the frontier from these groups and from frequent Colombia's trasspasing.
The terrain of the border in the east of the highlands is dense jungle, very difficult to control.
Colombia does not have a proper military control and doesn't want to have that control, thay want the ecuadorian army to deal with that.
Now that the groups of Raúl Reyes trasspased the border they attacked 30 minutes after the ecuadorian radars were turned off, these was planned more than 2 weeks before the attacks and was not communicated to the ecuadorian authorities, they threw bombs inside ecuadorian territory, took the body of Reyes and left.
Now Colombia and USA says that Ecuador is giving refuge to terrorist and Venezuela is financing them.Source(s): Studying a masters in foreing affairs in Ecuador
- honeywellLv 43 years ago
there's a protection tension approach that Colombia has made its very own of pushing FARC south to the border with Ecuador. there is 720 kilometers of frontier line between Colombia and Perú. Ecuador has hundreds of infantrymen protecting the frontier from those communities and from primary Colombia's trasspasing. The terrain of the border interior the east of the highlands is dense jungle, very confusing to regulate. Colombia does not have an ideal protection tension administration and does not desire to have that administration, thay desire the ecuadorian military to handle that. Now that the communities of Raúl Reyes trasspased the border they attacked 30 minutes after the ecuadorian radars have been became off, those grow to be planned greater advantageous than 2 weeks earlier the assaults and grow to be no longer communicated to the ecuadorian government, they threw bombs interior ecuadorian territory, took the physique of Reyes and left. Now Colombia and u . s . says that Ecuador is giving shelter to terrorist and Venezuela is financing them. they might have made a binational team to capture Reyes, yet they desperate to no longer. Uribe has a militaristic view and it is supported via the country. If purely Ecuador could have been the single bombarding interior Colombian territory and not notifying the colombian government, this might have escalated to a conflict. that's no longer a huge deal, and that's because of the fact its a militaristic government that doesn't look after worldwide regulation. What if CUBA needed to kill Posada Carriles, a "terrorist/freedom fighter" that blew a cuban commercial airplane, and threw bombs in US territory, might that be a huge deal?
- AcesLv 41 decade ago
Colombia has been at war witha terrorist/drug trafficking/marxist guerilla faction for at least 40 years...
the u.s has recently been "helping out" with a huge amount of money, annually...
colombia recentely launched a raid that killed the second in command of this deadly left-wing terror group called "FARC"...
during the raid they crossed ecuadorian borders...
venezuela, ecuador and bolivia are (in my opinion) leftist countries allied together with cuba.
- 1 decade ago
mr niceguy has it right he just forgot to say that colombia killed the no. 2 FARC in command (this is a drug trafficking, kidnapping rebel group). however, they did it in ecuadorian territory, just across the border. there are indications that FARC had a base set up there. now, venezuela is trying to stick their nose in it, even though it's not their problem.