From the BBC-
The 11 politicians who died while being held by Farc rebels were killed during an accidental clash between factions, Colombia's intelligence chief has said.FARC is investigating. Are they pretending to be a government agency? For its normal bureaucratic speak to say 'we're investigating' after a fiasco or tragedy occurs.
Andres Penate said intercepted communications showed the left-wing movement had shot dead the hostages after coming across another rebel unit.
Thinking they were security forces, commanders ordered the hostages to be killed rather than let them be rescued.
The Farc said in a statement that they were investigating the incident.
The group had previously insisted the politicians were killed in crossfire when an "unidentified military group" attacked their jungle camp in the western Valle del Cauca region on 18 June.
Which is exactly what happened in Colombia. Ultimately the responsibility for the deaths falls on FARC. They were holding these men in violation of the law, if not they would be alive today.
Seems pretty simple, doesn't it?
Hat tip- Dr. Taylor at Poliblog who thinks the incident may have large ramifications in regards to Colombia's politics.
Linked to- Blue Star, Cao, Morewhat,
Labels: Latin America