It seems obvious that Mr. Feingold hesitated to explore the true criminal nature of FARC and, hence, the real reason behind the tragic murders. I can only surmise this is because he has sympathies with FARC's stated Marxist goals. I would advise that, in FARC's case, those stated goals are in fact a cover for their true goal, which is to establish a large criminal enterprise.
I was saddened to read Danny Feingold's article concerning the deaths of the three activists in Colombia. I was especially shocked to see that Ingrid Washinawatok was one of those killed. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ingrid briefly many years ago in New York City. Decades later, I still remember her as one of the most impressive persons I have met. She was a leader at the heart of the community of American Indian persons in New York and, through her work with the United Nations, at the heart of those fighting for indigenous rights throughout the world. She was a co-chairwoman of the Indigenous Women's Network and worked with the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Peoples, the International Treaty Council and the American Indian Community House, as well as other organizations in New York. She leaves behind many friends and colleagues, as well as a husband and a 14-year-old son.
Funds for all three victims have been established. More information about them, and the issues, is available at www.alphacdc. com/ien/colombia.html.