Last Friday, several Colombian human-rights groups received another e-mail threat from someone claiming to represent an organization of ex-paramilitaries. The threat, the seventh since May, is more explicit than the previous six. It reads:
… [T]he cease-fire we granted you – so that you could get lost from our territories liberated by communism – has now expired. Starting next Friday, September 22, our men will arrive in your cities to look for you, and we know very well where to find you.
It ends with "September 22, don’t forget!!!"
That is tomorrow.
Let’s hope that these e-mails are just the work of a lone sociopath who has no intention of actually carrying them out. Because almost nothing has been done to investigate their origin and find out whether this is the real thing.