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After the announcement of the “beginning” of the dialogue -the socialists have been having contacts with ETA since 5 years ago, when Aznar was President and the Anti-Terrorist and for Freedoms Agreement was signed-, I read this morning that Mr. Zapatero is following very carefully the timing given by ETA terrorist Mikel Antza. In it, it is said:

The projet to abandon the weapons will begin in 2008 with a “indifinite cease-fire” that will take place after a total amnesty for the 570+ ETA terrorists convicted and condemned to prison in Spain. Before that, the doors would be opened to negotiation qith Batasuna acting as intermediary, which would have begun contacts with Basqeu Nationalist Party and Basque Socialists Party in 2004.

These contacts will go on to the next step between Batasuna and Spanish Government to, in Dec 2004, have the first direct contact between the “armed” [terrorist] band and the Executive.

A “National Debate Forum” -a platform built by Batasuna in which all nationalist parties and unions would be represented, except Basque Nationalist Party- must prepare the future “Dialogue Table” between all the different Basque parties.

During the present year, ETA would declare a temporal cease-fire in exchange of what the Government would make a declaration of intentions similar to the one Englis PM John Major and Irish PM, Albert Reynolds, made in 1193, which gave an impulse to the “peace process” in Northern Ireland. After that step, the Spanish Government would try to bring near Basqeu Country all the convicted ETA terrorists and the legalization of Batasuna, and at the same time would apply the necessary measures to minimize the effects of the summary 18/98 which intend -we know that even were denied more prosecutors- to terminate the financial, international and political net of the Terrorist band.

Also during 2005, Antza writes that some contacts should be made with French Socialist Party for them to act as intermediary with French Government. As a good will signature, France also had to bring near Spain the convicted ETA terrorists in French prisons.

That year would also be the scene of the first political agreement between Batasuna, socialist “abertzales” agents and the unions LAB y ELA. 2006 would be the year of the “recognition” of the right of self-determination for Basque Country and Navarra. At the same time, a second political agreement would bring an alliance between “abertzales”, Basque Nationalist Party and Ezker Batúa.

In 2007 they would concede the partial amnesty for terrorists accused of particular crimes. During 2008, ETA would declare an “indefinite cease-fire”, in exchange of what the Government would adopt some “grace measures with all the convicted terrorists of the organization.

For the general elections of 2008, Antza’s plan predicted a union of all Basque political forces. During that year, ETA and the Spanish and French Armed Forces will beg for forgiveness for all the crimes committed during the “time of the conflict”.

During 2009, they would constitute a common organ between Basqeu Country and Navarra, with which they would become united -the plan doe snot say how-. 2010 is the year of the settlment of all the “improvements” adn 2012 will see the “self-determiantion” referendum.

At the same time, the Catalan Generalitat sponsors a summer course, in which Batasuna’s leader Otegi is going to lecture about politics.

A lot of bloggers write about Gara’s editorial (Gara is the Batasuna’s paper), because it is very clear underlining the total surrender of ZP and, as a result, of Spain. In that editorial, it is said:

A historic declaration: it is the first time that a Spanish Government compromises itself and publicly and officially to respect the decision of the Basque citizens about their future, recognising that this political agreement is binding for all the Basque parties and agents by the method that these last ones decide and to carry it afterwards for all the different institutional areas.

There are no more excuses now for all the Euskal Herría’s agents launch the democratic debate to reach an agreement that Madrid and Paris should respect. It is clear that the process began some months ago, because such statements, so important as the permanent cease-fire and the Spanish Government does not come out of nowhere.

Humeando Letras Libres: Gara explains how Spain has surrendered before the cowards of the shot in the neck.

El liberal Vascongado: he quotes the same article but a different paragraph:

“When Zapatero underlines, that “in absence of all the violence and coertion”, he must fix his look in his policial and judicial services. The compromises must be followed by decisions that produce the minimum conditions to let a democratic debate“.

And he comments:

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Thanks to Vox galliae and I Like your Style I have known of Wang Liping , a Chinese aged 25, who was forced to have an abortion when he was 7-month pregnant because she is not married! The Police of Familiar Planning has caught and driven her to a hospital to make her have an abortion.

Wang Liping lives in a suburb of Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. She became pregnant in November 2004. Because her boyfriend could not afford a wedding, they did not get married right away. She is the oldest sibling in her family, and her parents were excited about having grandchildren. Without a marriage certificate, however, she could not receive a government permit to give birth.

At about 6 p.m. on May 31, 2005, Wang was stopped on the street by a group of people who identified themselves as staff members from the township family planning office. They forced her into their car and took her in turn to the town clinic, an air force hospital, and Tangli Clinic. All three institutions refused to abort her fetus. At about 11 p.m., they took her to Laoyachen Clinic.

Without her consent or any pre-operation tests, the staff from the family planning office and several doctors and nurses held her arms and pushed her to the ground. She screamed for help. They also beat her, stripped off her pants, and injected a syringe of drugs into her abdominal area. She was then taken to a patient room and tied to the bed.

Wang Liping said, “I was both shocked and scared, and lost all strength to fight back. My calls for help were unanswered. I could not believe such a brutal, horrid thing was happening to me.”

She said that at about 3 a.m. on June 2, after violent pains, the infant was born. The infant cried for a few minutes and then became silent and motionless. At that time, no hospital staff was around to help her. Deeply fearful, she shouted for a while before a yawning nurse appeared.

Wang said, “Could you check on my baby?” The nurse walked over to the bed, looked at the baby, and said, “The baby is already dead.” She then tossed the body aside.

Wang was so shocked by the news that she fainted. When she woke up in the morning, a doctor was standing by her bed and asked her to pay a fee to handle the baby’s remains.

When Wang said that she had no money, the doctor put the body in a plastic bag, put it on her bed and said, “If you have no money, it’s easy, just take the body and handle it yourself.”

Note: According to articles circulating on some Chinese web sites, some restaurants cook aborted fetuses and sell them as a tonic.

Well, I am SHOCKED and DISGUSTED, whatever a commenter in this blog thinks about this.

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because their label was in Spanish.

This great success of the Catalan nationalist folly took place in an extraordianry reunion of the Executive Council of Catalan Republican Left (ERC, in Spanish). When they noticed the bottles of water the hotel had served them had the labels in Spanish, they rejected it and asked to be served others whose labels were in Catalan.

Found in Spanish Catalan blog Criterio.

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Quick links

From Le Monde:

  1. Slovak left (SMER), winner of last elections, forms a coalition with far-right extremists (SNS) and with nationalistic party (HZDS). They are excluding the Christian-democrats and the SMK (center-right) and they are going to fulfill a “leftist agenda”. SMER, affiliated to European Socialist Party, won thanks to a campaign against liberal reforms: its leader, Robert Fico, is going to increase taxes for individuals and for firms, especially for Banks and great societies and he only has promised to lower the taxes for the most necessary goods.
  2. The negotiations of Turkey’s adhesion to European Union can be in danger. And everything because of the customs duty, if Ankara does not apply it to all 25 countries and especially to Cyprus.

“This is not a menace”, has said the Finnish FM, Erkki Toumioja -wow, he is just trembling…-.

Ankara has refused to recognise the authotity of Cyprus (Nicosia) and does not authorise ships or airplanes from that country in its ports and airports.

“The end of the year is the end of the time for this”, he has added. But he has not said if that end-time is about the text’s ratification, the momment in which it should be applied or simply the end to the restriction to the ports and airports.

 

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We will maintain the principle of resolving political decisions with the legitmate representants of the popular sovereignty.

The Government will respect the decisions that the Basque citizens adopt freely, respecting the democratic methods, the rights and freedoms of the citizens in a climate of absence of violence and coaction”.

The future of Euskadi demands a great agreement of political co-existence, but I do not rely on PP for that.

These are the words pronounced by Mr. Zapatero in a conference to MSM in the building of Parliament but not to the Parliament. The journalists had not made any questions -it was forbidden…-. ZP has said it is the Government the one who has to choose the way of the announcement.

The Terrorism Victims Association has made an official communiqué (del blog de Anghara):

Not taking into account the lament of the terrorism victims and of the society in general, who had 4 times asked Rodríguez Zapatero with several demonstrations, not to negotiate with the people who despise our State of Law, the President has preferred not to consider the popular lament and he is going to consider as speaker the most bloody assassins of the history of our country “.

“So our Government is going to give into the demands of Arnaldo Otegi, Josu Ternera, Txapote or Idoia López Riaño “The Tigress”, not considering the sacrifices of the people who died for the defense of freedom in this country”.

“For the terrorism victims it is tremendously discouraging to see how our government gives continously into the ETA blackmail, and lets that the people who had caused so much pain and suffering to the Spanish society are called “defenders of peace”, while the victims are insulted continuosly, even accusing them, miserably and vilely of not wanting peace”.

[…] If ETA has killed phisically to nearly 1000 Spanish citizens and injured more than 8000, José Luis has killed their memory, leaving without sense their death and their injures“.

People has been summoned to go to the Congress to tell Zapatero what we think of the Process.

Bloggers:

  1. Adam Selene: From now on, 1000 murders give more legitimacy than 10.000.000 votes.
  2. Batiburrillo: Without the Official Secrets’ Commision being summoned, without the Anti-terrorist Agreement being summoned, but in front of the journalists, Zapatero has fulfilled the calendar ETA gave him about announcing this in June.
  3. Cambiemos el mundo: The treason to Spain is carried out: the dialogue with ETA begins.
  4. El Liberal Vascongado: Zapatero has surrendered to ETA.
  5. El Paraíso Perdido: Article 472 Spanish Penal Code: The crime of treason is commited: (d) by declaring the independence of a part of the national territory”.
  6. En Defensa de Occidente: Eta has won, it’s official.
  7. Etimologías: I hope ETA is not given a prize for not killing people.
  8. Ferblog: The political negotiation with ETA is an error, because it is inconvienient to the goals of the State. Because there were efficient ways to eliminate terror and it has been the result of a change in the antiterrorist policy that Zapatero has not really explained.
  9. Incompetencia.com: Have they really checked all they have to check? I am of the opinion that ETA could have been finished with judicial and policial measures. The own members of the Band wrote each other saying the situation was very bad. But that was 2 years ago. Now the hydra has grown and has a lot of heads to cut.
  10. Labore Solis: Negotiation in my name: NO!
  11. Óptica libre: Game over.
  12. Prevost: Today is very unhappy day: Long live to Spain! and even if it sounds strange: Long life to freedom!
  13. ZP no es bueno: We have to ask: Has ETA ended their killings? Yes. Has ETA leave the extorsion? NO. Has the killers been sent to prison by Justice? NO. Has condemned the illegal Batasuna the hundreds of murders of Eta? NO.

MSM:

  1. BBC: Spain PM ready to open Eta talks.
  2. Corriere della Sera: The announcement of Zapatero: “I dialogue with ETA”.
  3. El Confidencial Digital: Zapatero winks at ETA: The Government will respect the decisions that the Basque citizens adopt freely.
  4. El Mundo: Zapatero anounces the beginning of the dialogue with ETA, “without paying any political price”. [This title sound like he hasn’t paid a political price yet].
  5. FOX News: Spain: Formal peace talks with ETA to begin soon.
  6. GEES: Rendition process: the announcement. According to the conditions stated by the Parliament, for that announcement it was required that the terrorists have shown unequivocally their will of abandonning theit criminal activitiy. It has been made without debate or a votation that really would show the support the Government has for this risky adventure. It is also irrelevant because the Government has been negotiating with ETA for long. If he had been honest, he would have said “the contacts continue”. But now he has worn off his mask to recognise openly that he is treating with terror.
  7. La Razón: Zapatero informs about the beginning of the dialogue with ETA.
  8. Libertad Digital: “The Government will respect the decisions that the Basques will take“.
  9. Rajoy has answered: If there is a political negotiation, ETA would have won. With ETA or Batasuna no one can talk about Spain, Navarra or the Basque Country“.

Sent to Dumb Ox , Blue Star Chronicles, Bacon Break: Torrential Midweek/Birthday OTA. Conservative Cat, Imagine Kitty,.

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Light blogging

I am going to be somewhat busy these days, so I apologise in advance for the lack of posting. If I have some free time, though I would post something.

Yesterday, Mr. Zapatero did not announce the “beginning” of the conversations ETA-Government because Spain lose on soccer with France. BUt he will announce them today.

 

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Spain has had a very turbulent history specially in the last centuries. Now, we were having the first 30 years with freedom and yet with peace. Are those two terms so impossible to stay compatible in Spain? Looks like that they are.

When the transition -so praised abroad- was made every man and woman were consciuos of the singularity and of the great aim of peace that was necessary. Of course, there was ETA, Grapo and several other terrorists groups but were regarded as somethign absolutely rare and condemned to end and to oblivion as peace and freedom had come to Spain.

So a lot of criminals of the two “Spains” were forgiven and could get on with their lives as any other Spanish citizen. [I do not agree with this by the way. All the people who had committed this kind of crimes, whatever the side, should have been judged]

But now it seems that this “utopic reality” is coming to an end. Carrillo -above in the Civil War-, the Secretary General of Communists in the Civil War, the author of the killings of Paracuellos -approx. 7.000 people killed and 7 common tombs made, something he has repeatedly denied, but aby of the cruel dictators that have existed have announced this to no one…-, has made in several consecutives days these statements:

  1. Whatever ETA crimes are, they are showing much more sense of responsibility that those leaders of the Popular Party that only want that in Spain people go on killing, murdering and with no peace“.
  2. The right now is just as the clerical right of 1936“. He also diminished the importance of the people who had injured PP militants and politicians in Catalonia but called “louts encouraged by known political parties the ones who insulted him when he presented his new book“.
  3. There are people inciting for the murder of Mr. Zapatero“, after being insulted by people before beginning his speech at the university of Seville. “Any idiot who listens from politic leaders that Mr. Zapatero is a traitor to the law or that he is serving ETA, can feel himself committed to kill him“. Oh, yes, right-wingers had been sooooooooooooooo barbaric and violent that, till today, no PSOE/IU/ERC, etc, offices had been attacked/thrown manure/drawn targets with their names on it,etc. or their leaders called assasins/murderers. But we all know what happened with Aznar, PP and Iraqi war, right? And then PSOE called that “spontaneous expressions of anger and pain“, right?

His own repentance is not very convincing. It is true that he collaborated with the dictatorship’s rulers puting the bases of the new regime. Even if he was living in exile, and everyone was very interested in obtaining peace from the process, he apparently had renounced violence. And there were people that believed him –I was not the exception-.

And I say apparently because in an interview with international journalist Oriana Fallaci published in L’Europeo, he told her (10/10/1975):

I do not condemn violence. I accept it when it is necessary. And if in the revolution that is going to take place in Spain -Franco died on Nov 20th 1975, ten days after- violence is needed, as it’s been needed in other countries, I will be quick to practise it.

Just as a remembrance of the all the people who was unjustly killed there, and who have had no recognition from any political regime or party, I post this photo:

Common burial number 2 from Paracuellos del Jarama

Some of my relatives were killed there. But I don’t hate this man, even when what he did and what he is doing is despicable. How on earth someone at his age (91) is thinking with such hate for other people?

También en: Ser Libre, Todo un hombre de Estado, Totum Revulutum.

Pope Benedict XVIth has authorised this Monday the order by which 148 consacred men and woman and 1 secular woman are recognised as martyrs after being killed by communists in 1936 and 1937.

 

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