Leaves a bad taste in the mouth since I work for an NGO. Now, why would FARC trust an NGO? Is it because FARC has dealt with NGO's before? NGO's that favored them? NGO's are non-government, yes, but should they be anti-government, working with rebels, helping them transfer hostages?
It is no wonder that governments are wary of NGO's sometimes.
How the Hostages Were Rescued - Operation Jaque
In an operation codenamed "Jaque" members of the Colombian armed forces over time were able to infiltrate the ranks of the FARC and persuade a guerrilla known only as "Cesar" to move the high profile hostages to a pre-agreed spot for a helicopter rendezvous with an NGO. This NGO would then supposedly move the hostages to a secure place to meet potentially with the new leader of the FARC Alfonso Cano or possibly with FARC Secretariat member Mono Jojoy. The NGO in question was of course fictitious and as soon as the helicopter was airborne the Colombian military let it be known that the captives were on their way to freedom, first to San Jose del Guaviare and then later on to Bogota.
Undercover Colombian commandoes flew to the jungle camp in a civilian helicopter, claiming to be from a fictitious non-government organisation.
Thanks to my Momma who fed me well. Thanks Ma.