“The intelligence service is convinced that the infiltrators will not be identified because they are in important positions,” the retired official said.The 80-year old Valencia is the teacher of current commander of the armed forces of Colombia, Freddy Padilla and head of the army, Mario Montoya, the newspaper says.For Valencia, the rescue of the Colombian-French Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages “was a very hard blow that weakens the narcoguerrilas of the FARC even more, but we do not know what the reaction of ‘Alfonso Cano’ will be”.According to the former general, ‘Cano’ ”has the understanding needed to accept being defeated and have to negotiate” because “the government’s goal is not to destroy the FARC, it’s to end the war”.Valencia also said that the guerrillas are scattered and have difficulties obtain food, drinks and equipment, moreover because most their communications has been destroyed.Valencia admits the FARC ”can continue as a small and islated guerrilla group, focused on drug trafficking” and felt there won’t be a final battle to exterminate the guerrillas completely.”There won’t be a single, definitive attack as in a conventional warfare, because they are very dispersed. But there may be a series of small and accurate attacks … It is a slow and inevitable agony. They are responsible for their own destruction,” the retired general said.
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