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What, Really, Is Inside the FARC's Computers?

April 2, 2008 (EIRNS)—Maximiliano Londoño Penilla, president of the Lyndon LaRouche Association of Colombia, issued the following statement yesterday:

Amidst all the posturing, from each side, on the subject of Colombia's March 1 military operation in which Raul Reyes and a score of his companions were killed in a FARC camp on Ecuadorian territory, and on the content of the hard drives of the FARC computers seized in the operation, there has been a deafening silence on the most fundamental aspect of the whole incident. Those computers contain certain information which neither the FARC, nor Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, nor Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, nor Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, nor Wall Street, nor the City of London, nor the congressmen and leaders of the political parties of the region, never mind George Bush's government in the United States, want to be made public.

What's really on those hard drives?

The FARC, of course, deny that the original computers survived the attack, and say the revelations being circulated are apocryphal. However, with information from these computers, the Costa Rican police were able to raid a residence in which they found a strongbox containing a half-million dollars. But what is interesting about the case, is that the information on this FARC stash dates from 1997. That means that it is very likely that the hard drives also have information from June 1999, regarding an extremely embarrassing meeting which Reyes held with Richard Grasso, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange.

In that meeting, held in the Colombian jungle of Caguan, Reyes and Grasso joined in the now famous Grasso abrazo ("Grasso Embrace"), and discussed mutual "investments" and a future Reyes tour of New York's financial district. The full story on this meeting and its sequel can be found in Executive Intelligence Review's July 16, 1999 issue, or at www.larouchepub.com/spanish.

There, it is proven that Wall Street and the City of London's bosses not only flirted with, but established an intimate relationship with the FARC narcoterrorists, founded upon their centuries of promotion of free trade and the drug trade, as supposed "licit" economic activity. Grasso and Raul Reyes's infamous embrace represents the deep and lasting relationship, which continues to this day, of the Anglo-Dutch financial networks which plotted this new Opium War the FARC is waging against the United States, the nations of the America, and the entire world.

In the face of the patent reluctance of the region's actors, all victims of this British manipulation, to speak frankly about the Grasso Abrazo, U.S. statesman Lyndon H. LaRouche recommends that everything be brought to light, so that the truth be known. "It is like vomiting," LaRouche commented; "one feels better afterwards."