These last days, we have been living here the “Debate on the State of the Nation”, although no one has told us which Nation they are referring to. One of the things everyone was very anxious to see is what does Zapatero wants to do about ETA. But nothing was spoken about it in the 1st day of the Debate.
Of course, the second day it was considered, but just because the PP had no possibility of contradicting and critisize the Zapatero Administration.
He said: “Just as I announced, next month I will communicate to the political forces the start of the process of dialogue to achieve the end of violence with Eta.”
BBC is biased as ever: they titled a special about ETA “The end of an era”. That is curious: there is no end, really. There are a lot of people, ETA victims, which are there, suffering the pain of having lost parents, wifes, husbands, sons, daughters, etc. Or being themselves severely wounded.
With ETA terrorists happens just the same as with Islamic terrorists. If I criticize the terrorists, I am only critisizing people who are using terror and force to achieve political gains. But there are people who are confounding both the Islamic terrorists with all Muslims and Eta terrorists with all Basques, just as Barcepundit says here.
Of course, ETA victims have been organising peaceful demonstrations to show their reject to Zapatero’s program. This photo is from the one of June 4th 2005:
Anyway the Government has made everything posisble to diminish the importance of these protests. Here you can read what one of the victims’ association thoght about Zapatero in May 3rd 2005, just three months before this demonstration.
Another photo from Times On Line:
In this stage Rajoy asked in Parliament: are you going to negotiate the autodetermination right with Basque Country? And Zapatero said: No, what happens? don’t you listen to the PM? See this video:
(video in Spanish). Found here.
So, now the President of PSE (Basque Socialists) Patxi López, has said they are going to have talks with Batasuna, the political wing of the terrorist organization. Then José Blanco, the Secretary of Organization from PSOE, also said they were supporting that, but only “if Batasuna respects the law”. Well, it’s curious but the Antiterrorist Agreement between PSOE and PP, and the subsequent Political Parties Law, said political parties who were interested in violence or defended it were going to be illegalised. This is the case of Batasuna, which has not condemned any of the terrorist attacks ETA has made along these years. Zapatero has also added he will negotiate even if there is no peace, even if ETA is not for an end of violence. What people here believe is that they are going to be legalised again without any consideration to those Agreement and Law. PP has just said that any possible meeting will be illegal.
It is in this context that we have to consider the lack of willingness to prosecute Otegi, the president of Batasuna, and one of the people that was named to take part in the negotiatory commission.
So Mariano Rajoy has answered in very hard terms to the Zapatero’s process. He has declared he only gave support to the Government for ETA talks but not for these developments. The President has “lied, he is telling Spanish people just the opposite to what he has said now, and in these conditions I cannot support him”. This meeting with Zapatero is “just the confirmation of the death of the Antiterrorist Agreement”. He has also said he is not bond any more by any Agreement if the meeting between PSOE and Batasuna takes place.
The victims have also spoken: Foro de Ermua’s leader, Mikel Buesa (whose brother was a socialist killed by ETA) has said that this will only open a new terrorist cycle in the future. His colleague, Antonio Aguirre has added this means the lose of all dignity the Socialist have.
Anytime I read foreign blogs (A Tangled Web, Michelle Malkin here, here, and here, for example, Gateway Pundit here and here, or Robinik), I just smile when I see how much they “love” moonbats such as Susan Sarandon or similar. At least there are people who have the guts to go after these kind of new priests of their new love-me-and-think-like-me-I-am-more-intelligent-than-you-but-in-case-you-do-not-you-are-a-….-fascist religion: Michael Moore has been sued by a veteran, because of not asking for his permission to use his image in Farenheit 911 (HT: Generación-X).
Well, in Spain we have our own share. The international Film director Pedro Almodóvar said, after the terrorists attacks of March 11th, in front of international MSM, that he knew that PP was giving a coup d’état, but later it was discovered he had read it in an Internet forum and everything was a hoax. He really did not asked for forgiveness but afterwards he thought he was going to be sued for moral damages and not in front of that same international MSM.
We have the actresses giving white flowers to MPs to remind them the need of peace in Basque country, to which a PP MP said “In which tomb must I put this flower?“. The same as Baglietto’s widow and other victims. One of them, Pilar Bardem, the mother of Javier Barden, has also given a prize to the lawyer of Otegi.
Boris Izaguirre, a Venezuelan homosexual who has made a carreer in the leftist TV shows -just by being homosexual, not because his opinions are worth hearing-, said PP was more antidemocratic than the terrorist group. And yesterday, Miguel Bosé said that PP was in politics to “achieve its goals of dynamiting democracy“. Afterwards, he also said PP should be divided and far-right left alone, while giving born to a center party, leadered by Gallardon, Madrid’s major.
It is very curious, but EVERY ONE OF THESE PEOPLE WERE ALSO AGAINST AZNAR AND IRAQI WAR GAVE THEM THE EXCUSE TO CRITISIZE HIM. These actresses are members of an group called “Culture against the War”, who organised several demonstrations against Aznar Adminsitration (even they have denounced him before the International Criminal Court) and were the ones who agitated the situation in the days after the March 11th bombings, telling that Aznar was lying. PSOE’s site had a link to “Culture against the War” site.
Boris Izaguirre was one of the leading anchors of one of the most important TV leftist program: Crónicas marcianas (Chronicles from Mars). The leading anchor of this program, Catalan Javier Sardá, called son of bitch to Bush in direct. The leading anchor and several others were condemned also because of laughing of a psychical diminished guy also in direct.
And lastly Bosé. Well, when Aznar was Spanish President, he had a program in Spanish public TV titled el “Séptimo de Caballería”. Of course, nowadays there is no PP-anchor in TVE, even if they have said they were for a new public TV, in which all ideas would be presented. Anyway, he was one of the leading people in assuring Aznar was nearly the Antichrist by his alliance with Bush, even booing another leftist (environmentalist) because his votes where going to diminish Socialists and be a reinforcement of PP.
Anyway, how would you interpret that the one who is not a nationalist does not have even right to live? This was said by Javier Maqueda, Basque Nationalist Party in a meeting with Ballearic socialist, who applauded cheerfully his words.
And all of this is made when a new demonstration is going to be held in Madrid next Saturday June 10th.
NOTE: I should say I was not very favourable to Iraqi war, BUT I was totally against the troops’ retirement. I think that if you have begin an intervention, you have to finish it. Things which are not completed in these cases are very dangerous. And lastly, the critics of the war have just acted in a very selfish way, for their own interests. It’s being said once and again that Bush was interested in oil. But what about France and Russia for example? were they really for peace or simply for their own economical interests.