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    Friends of yours Snipe? I remember your WTF quote. "Say hi to some of the Guerrila's down there for me."

    Suspected Rebels in Beauty Pageant Video

    Wed September 10, 2003 09:15 AM ET

    BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Wearing bikini bottoms and not much else, a group of suspected Colombian rebels strutted up and down an improvised catwalk in a mock beauty pageant video shown on local television on Tuesday.

    In what authorities suspect were rare images of a rebel Christmas party, the near-naked men wore improvised sashes across their chests as a host in a ski-mask shouted insults about the male contestants.

    "Her measurements are: round, wide and built like the back of a horse," said the host, in an apparent parody of Colombian beauty pageants. He was standing before a poster of Cuban revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

    Army Gen. Francisco Pedraza said troops found the 40-minute video during a raid on a house in southwestern Colombia. He added pageant contestants and the crowd were members of the Cuban-inspired National Liberation Army, or ELN.

    In the video, a crowd of women giggled and heckled the men. A Christmas tree stood in the corner of the room.

    But the tape's mood shifted darkly, cutting from the party to images of four men with their hands bound behind their backs, who warily declared their ages on camera. The television station said they appeared to have been kidnapped by the rebels, who rely on ransoms for cash.

    Colombia's four-decade-old war pits more than 20,000 Marxist guerrillas against outlawed paramilitary gunmen and the armed forces. The conflict claims thousands of lives a year, and is funded by the kidnapping industry and the drug trade.

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    Slightly sickening and disturbing...
    Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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    • #3
      Think they hit the Jose Cuervo a little too hard?

      Guess you'd had to have been there to find it opposed to being shot for saying something like that.