Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating with Marxist rebel group FARC
By: Renee Nal | New Zeal
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating for a “peace agreement” with Marxist terrorists FARC. The agreement would have given the murderous communist organization a pass for their many crimes and sickeningly, a seat in the Colombian government.
FARC “has killed more than 250,000 people and displaced thousands since 1964,” as reported at The Atlantic.
Thankfully, Colombians rejected the so-called “peace deal” by an alarmingly small margin earlier this month. Conservative former president Alvaro Uribe “led the ‘No’ campaign against the peace deal” as reported at the Chicago Tribune.
“My soul is not prepared to debate with criminals,” Álvaro Uribe was quoted as saying.
It is a shame that Alvaro Uribe did not win the Nobel Peace Prize.
As reported at the Chicago Tribune,
“Colombians widely credit Uribe for forcing the rebels to the negotiating table by leading a U.S.-backed military offensive that pushed them to the edge of the jungle during his 2002-2010 presidency.”
The current president has quite a different approach than Alvaro Uribe. The NYT reported that Juan Manuel Santos “resisted calls for tough prison sentences for the FARC, saying that would push them away from the table and back to the war.”