This Saturday, September 16, President Gustavo Petro and former President Iván Duque discussed, amid a heated argument, the reason why Cuba was included in the list of countries that support terrorism in the world.
This inclusion of Cuba in the list is not shared by the current head of state, who described it as an act of “bellaquería” by the previous government, after the Cuban government supported the recent peace agreement that Colombia concluded with the FARC. -Ep.
“The excuse was that the ELN peace negotiators, as agreed with the Santos government, could not be handed over as hostages as requested by Duque. “The previous agreements signed by the countries of Colombia, Cuba and Norway in the form of protocols have been betrayed,” said President Petro in his report on X.
This came during his speech at the Group of 77 (G77) summit held in Havana, Cuba. During his participation, Petro called on the United States and the United Nations to remove Cuba from this list, which only includes countries that support terrorism.
Statements that were not very well received by former President Iván Duque, who responded to Petro through the same social network: “Many present themselves as defenders of life, but they are submissive in the face of the oppression and barbarism of the Castros and his heirs” , indirectly refers to Petro.
In addition to mentioning that “the attack on General Santander School was planned and carried out from Cuba; The Colombian justice system prosecuted the ringleaders who gave the order. “Defending legality is not an ideology, nor was the extradition of the ELN narco-terrorists demanded by the United States,” Duque said.
New attacks from both this Sunday
But the discussion didn’t end there: that early Sunday morning, both Petro and Duque decided to continue the mutual accusations from their accounts on X.
The first to respond was Petro, who seized on former President Duque’s last words against him and the Cuban government, saying: “The Castros made sure the children had food, health and education, but you, Duque, have she bombed.” ”
Alluding to the murder of several minors during the last government, when the army bombed a camp of FARC dissidents who had been recruited by the armed structure days before. Facts that caused a great stir in the country at the time, not only because of the scale of the events, but also because of the controversial statements made by the then Minister of Defense Diego Molano, who dared to call them “war machines”. ”
Petro also mentioned in his new trill that such an event took place because Duque believed that “communism would die if the children died, you stupidly thought that.” Perhaps the dictatorship of those who believe it is a blessing “To kill 6,402 young people and think that communism would end like this, worse than the Castros,” he said.
The message ended belligerently, again referring to Duque and previous governments: “I don’t care about those who think they are democrats with the blood of Colombian and Cuban children on their hands.”
Minutes later came Duque’s answer, who tried to remind Petro, through a long message and as a list, of several moments in the country’s history in which there was also death and in which Petro would have taken part.
“I have never in my life picked up a gun to kill someone for political reasons. “I have never been part of terrorist groups and have never justified crimes like those of José Raquel Mercado, the Tacueyó massacre, the takeover of the Palace of Justice or the rape and death of Gloria Lara,” said Iván Duque.
The Castros not only ensured that “many of these crimes, like those of the ELN or the FARC, go unpunished,” but also justified them by exporting their “revolution” of hunger and oppression, which exploded in recruitment in countries like Colombia of minors and the abuse and rape of many of them by their “commanders”.
Therefore, he considers that “communism is a failed model because of its barbarism, its destruction of freedoms, its destruction of institutions and its destruction of private initiative, although there continue to be intoxicated and hallucinated voices that lose the concept of reality in order to to confirm them.” “With the evidence, the failure of this model is clear,” the former president said.
“Humanity has rejected this system that killed children, adults, the elderly, women, etc. in its name.” “Communism is not progressivism, it is poverty for society,” he noted.
It is recalled that on January 12, 2021, during the presidency of Donald Trump, Cuba was redesignated as a state sponsor of terrorism, reversing Barack Obama’s 2015 decision to remove Cuba from this list.
President Petro, in the middle of his message, called on Joe Biden’s administration to eliminate Cuba from there in order to “close and heal the open wounds in the history of Latin America.”
“The removal of Cuba from the list of countries supporting terrorism means the restoration of the truth in our relations and the beginning of a new dialogue to overcome the problems of our common America.” The country whose government has requested, with a country, which contributed to our peace by causing such mischief, now asks in the voice of my government to put an end to this mischief,” Petro said.