Colombian general Alejandro Navas slammed the FARC Wednesday, likening the guerrillas to “the boy who cried wolf,” following Tuesday’s alleged breaking of a unilateral truce in the southwest of the country.
According to a local military commander, guerrillas waving white banners lured its soldiers into a minefield which was then detonated, after which skirmishes reportedly broke out between the two sides.
The alleged attack came hours after FARC leaders announced a unilateral ceasefire from the peace negotiations between the government and the guerrillas taking place in Havana Cuba.
Navas confirmed the attack saying that “the situation with the FARC is a case of the little lying shepherd who always says that the wolf is coming, and none ever comes. But when it finally happens no one is prepared. Perhaps this is a valid analogy to how the promises of this terrorist group work,” said the official who added that the army had clear evidence attacks continued against the population.
“There is evidence of how they have failed to keep their word. Words that are not committed to the military forces as we have not made any agreement with them, but words committed to the Colombian people,” said Navas referring to the fact that the Colombian government has refused to come to a bilateral ceasefire until a peace agreement has been reached.
Finally the general said that the fighting spirit of the armed forces continued intact. “We will continue with our plan of war the “Sword of Honor,” said Navas. “We will continue to attack the illegal groups. We will not lower our guard.”