The war against the drug gangs and their leftist allies has settled down
to a grind. Many of the drug producing operations have been pushed to border
areas, where the drug gangs can find some sanctuary in Venezuela or Ecuador.
The army and police keep chasing the gangsters and rebels around these remote
areas. The gangs are building well fortified bases in remote areas, using large
number of land mines and booby traps. Colombia is becoming the nation with the
highest number of annual land mine casualties. Colombia has long had one of the
highest murder rates in the world, and as long as the drug gangs are able to
hold onto their rural strongholds, that violent tradition will continue.
April 3, 2007: The government issued international arrest warrants for three
Israeli men who had provided special operations training for drug gang killers.
The three Israelis apparently had counter-terrorism training themselves, and
are selling it on the international market to whoever can pay. The drug gangs
need trained assassins to remove rivals and government officials that get in