Two suspected Basque separatist militants arrested in Spain last week took a weapons training course in Venezuela, a Spanish judge said Monday.http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/2010100431720/world-news/spanish-judge-says-2-suspected-basque-militants-got-weapons-training-in-venezuela.html
Judge Ismael Moreno said one of the instructors in the 2008 course is a suspected ETA member who is a longtime resident of Venezuela, now has Venezuelan nationality and has held a post in the government of President Hugo Chavez.
That alleged ETA member, Arturo Cubillas Fontan, was indicted by Spain in March of this year. Among other things, Spain accuses him of helping ETA arrange explosives training with Colombian FARC rebels inside Venezuelan territory.
. . . Spain's Foreign Ministry said it had asked Venezuelan authorities to provide any information it might have relating to the training of the suspected ETA members in the Latin American country.
. . . The judge said in an order issued Monday that the course they took in July and August 2008 involved training in marksmanship, disassembling and cleaning guns and communicating in code.
Venezuelan authorities say Cubillas has lived in Venezuela since 1989, when he came from Algeria under an agreement with Spain. He is one of about 30 Basque separatists sent to Venezuela under various agreements with Spain in the 1980s and early '90s.
Cubillas is married to a Venezuelan woman and has held a post in the agriculture ministry in Chavez's government.
Chavez was one of the first foreign leaders Obama reached out to - - Obama gave him a hug, called him "amigo" and exchanged gifts.
Obama is either an awful judge of character, or he likes terror supporting leftist dictators.