3 Colombians on Facebook Hit List Killed

The famous social networking site has been turned into a virtual threatening network. When the first list was posted on the site authorities thought it was a joke, but if I received an e-mail notification stating my name on a hit list, I would not be laughing. CNN reports:

Three teens who were on a 69-name hit list posted on Facebook have been killed in the past 10 days in a southwestern Colombian town, officials say.

Police say they do not know who posted the list or why the names are on it. “It is still not clear,” Colombian national police spokesman Wilson Baquero told CNN. “This is part of the investigation.”

But officials note that a criminal gang known as Los Rastrojos and a Marxist guerrilla group called the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia operate in the area.

The hit list on Facebook, which was posted August 17, gave the people named three days to leave the town of Puerto Asis or be executed, said Volmar Perez Ortiz, a federal official whose title is defender of the public.

Police at first thought the posting was a joke, Perez said in a statement issued Saturday. But the publication of a second list with 31 additional names led authorities to convene a special security meeting Friday, Perez said.

Continues at CNN

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9 Responses to 3 Colombians on Facebook Hit List Killed

  1. Ubermonkey August 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    Quick note: I'm half Colombian – there's no “u” in the country of “Colombia” – which differentiates it from its American word cousin – Columbia. Common mistake. Just like there is no “Q” in “Ecuador”.

    Cheers. Just an OCD correction. :)

  2. VoxMagi August 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    This would be a very grim change of pace for FARC…so I suspect their name is just being thrown around to muddy the waters. Threats and executions of teens sounds more like ultra violent gangsters…especially combined with social media. In any case, who ever wrote such a thing and then acted on it is a complete sociopath.

    • Vox Penii August 26, 2010 at 9:44 am #

      Ima unfriend you, sucka.

      Re FARC: “FARC receives most of its funding—which has been estimated to average some $300 million per year—from taxation of the illegal drug trade, ransom kidnappings, bank robberies, and extortion of large landholders, multinational corporations, and agribusiness. From taxation of illegal drugs alone, FARC has been estimated to receive approximately 60 to 100 million dollars per year.”
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Arme

      VoxMagi apparently believes that violence and terror are okey-dokey when Marxist-Leninists hold the whip.

      • VoxMagi August 26, 2010 at 10:01 am #

        Okay…you asked dumbass…so I'll elaborate.

        FARC has a primary interest in money…one that I completely acknowledge. They specialize in kidnappings and extortion, robberies and more…but there's no profit motive in a list of hit kills and three dead teens. This means that the motive is fear or a display of strength…which suggests an up and coming narco-power using familiar tactics seen throughout Latin America.

        The state of warfare between the gov't of Colombia and FARC is a longstanding and ugly grudge match…so muddying the waters is par for the course if you pay attention to the history of it all. If 7 crimes happen in Bogotá, the authorities will blame 8 crimes on FARC. This doesn't absolve FARC of its history of terrorism in any way…but it does tell you that law enforcement has a playbook that involves throwing the same name out in every case.

        In the end, I refuse to pin anything absolutely on any one source, because this will have to play out further before more can be learned…but for right wing Fox worshipers I'm sure no further info is necessary…its the lefties…nuf said.

        And about this:” VoxMagi apparently believes that violence and terror are okey-dokey when Marxist-Leninists hold the whip.”————–F*ck you. I excuse no one…Nixon or Clinton, Bush or Obama, Pinochet or Stalin, Chavez or Idi Amin. Everyone gets judged on their actions…not their ideologies and pretty speeches…which is a damn sight more fair than the conservatives play it.

        • Tuna Ghost August 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

          Agreed, although I must admit I'm surprised to hear that there is the possibility of Marxists actually having done something concrete. Naturally this did not happen in the US, but still.

  3. stranger August 25, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    As we see on CNN there's a desperate need for real-ID on the web!

  4. Tuna Ghost August 27, 2010 at 4:54 am #

    Agreed, although I must admit I’m surprised to hear that there is the possibility of Marxists actually having done something concrete. Naturally this did not happen in the US, but still.

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