Dutch FARC Guerrillas in the Colombian Jungle


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

In February 2003 the Marxist terrorist movement FARC abducts a man called Julio, a regular citizen without political connections or power. Author W.G. Van Dorian interviewed him about daily life under FARC rule. It was to become Van Dorian’s second novel, “The Song of Colombia”, a thriller that is based on a true story that took place in 2003 in Colombia, South America.

The FARC, which still steals money from citizens and kidnaps and murders innocent people, without any ideological bases, demanded ransom from Julio’s family. Read how Julio, as one of few hostages, manages to escape certain death.

Around the same time, Dutch student ‘Tamara’ (in real life called: ‘Tanja’) joins the FARC in a naive attempt to ‘change the world’. She became well-known after the Colombian army raided a FARC rebel camp in 2007 and found her diaries in which she wrote vital information about the FARC. Where Tamara is at present, no one knows. She is likely to be punished (with death?) for her loss of the diaries. Her experiences come to a crossroads with those of Julio’s when the struggle for survival begins.

This thriller is mainly about Julio’s struggle with death and his will to survive. It is also about the idiocy of leftist European students joining or supporting murderous groups like the FARC under false pretences. They see it as a romantic way to help the struggle for the poor, as they think, not knowing about, or worse, ignoring the atrocities the FARC has committed.

Passages written in the third person are mixed with diary fragments of both leading characters in the first person and cause a chilling and horrific view of the happenings, supported by the fact that this is based on a true story. Van Dorian writes direct and confronting without showing any subtleties, politically incorrect if you will, but with the emphasis on FARC cruelty and not hiding his admiration for president Uribe of Colombia and his struggle against terrorism.

After Van Dorian’s debut: ‘The Invisible Invasion’, which became a bestseller in Holland and Belgium, again Van Dorian makes the reader shiver in this thriller/drama. For now, it is said to be the Dutch writer’s last work. With this provoking story, not sparing anyone, and simple style of writing Van Dorian once again hits the sore spot of some. But given the fact that this is a true story, it should!

The Song of Colombia is not a documentary. It is a thriller in which facts are being welded into the thrilling and horrific storyline.

W.G. Van Dorian is the Dutch author of the controversial novel The Invisible Invasion.

Born in 1967, Van Dorian grew up in Holland in the middle of the cold war. His grandparents, who survived the Japanese concentration camps in Indonesia, taught him the values of personal freedoms, especially that of freedom of speech.

Van Dorian studied Dutch and International Law in The Netherlands and practiced law as a criminal law attorney. He’s also practiced immigration law and family law. Van Dorian and his Colombian wife subsequently went to live in Colombia.



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the blog editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Recently, the editors Examiner.com appointed him as their Law Enforcement Examiner. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for NewswithViews.com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 300 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
Website:http://jimkouri.us

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