Today Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end Colombia’s 50-year civil war, one that’s left 220,000 people dead.
Santos brokered a peace deal with the Marxist narco-terrorists FARC, but five days ago the people of Colombia narrowly voted against it: 49.79 per cent of Colombians voted “yes” in a referendum, while 50.21 per cent voted “no.”
Why wouldn’t Colombians want a peace deal after all these years?
Because this “peace deal” gave FARC unelected seats in Colombia’s Congress. And special welfare payments. And even dozens of radio stations.
Santos made such extreme concessions to the terrorists that Colombians were displeased. So rigged the referendum question.
Despite all these tricks, all this pressure from (Obama on down), and the desperate hope of 50 million Colombians to put this violence behind them, they still found the courage to say "no" to a corrupt deal. Because it really offered no peace.
I think saying "no" to elites is spreading, don’t you...?
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