February 1st, 2012
08:56 AM ET

FARC delays hostage release

Colombian guerrillas have postponed the release of six hostages because of alleged militarization in the area where they operate, the group said Wednesday.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, are the nation's main leftist rebel group. In a statement, they accused the government of President Juan Manuel Santos of plotting a military rescue of the hostages despite plans for a unilateral release.

"The area we had chosen for the release of the prisoners... has been unjustifiably militarized by the Colombian government, which forces us to delay it," the statement said.

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  1. Clydster

    Its more like, the US government needs to send money / and or arms to obtain the release.

    February 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Are these still the same hostages we were discussing months ago ?

    February 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Déjà vu, eh, bc(iah)?
      Yes, they are the same ones.
      And what is a guerilla group, if not a military presence of their own?

      February 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Clydster

    They are dealing cows now from what cnn said a week or two ago. So buy them a hundred cows and be done with it

    February 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I was going to get silly and start talking about gorilla groups, but I'll leave it alone.

    February 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      I commented on them FARCing people, but it got deleted.
      Magic wand isn’t working today.

      February 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Well all I can say is Farc it.

    February 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rider same as cly

    Start a battle against the government of columbia and the farc . Let them fight it out. Then we can blame it on the cows.

    February 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ Rider
    We can at least blame the cows in part for global warming if nothing else.

    February 1, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rider same as "C"

    @ bobcat (in a hat) c yes we have to blame it on someone at least they are not blaming it on the USA , but im sure that will come later, the columbian government & and there little goons the farc are so tightly woven its almost impossible to end it! But at least they try to grow more trees , they must of listenes to al gore . The only thing is that they plant the wrong ones coca plants. Some day the farc will go broke. And thats the time when they will once again infiltrate the columbian government and attack the american people once again with there product

    February 2, 2012 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |