Yesterday, Aznar was given the prize Jesús María Pedrosa (with video), who remembers the PP Councilman of that name murdered by ETA in June 4th 2000. The reason for it is “his support and compromise with terrorism’s victims in all his political life“.
He was insulted by some “abertzale” youths who were at the entrance of the hotel where the prize was given. Their shouts were mixed with the “freedom, freedom” that was shouted by PP militants who were also at the entrance. One of them even has intended to go near the “batasunos”.
In his speech, Aznar called Batasuna “ETA’s Trojan Horse for cheating the defenses of both the State of Law and the constitutional order”.”To negotiate politically with the illegalized party is a “mocking of legality and it means the submission of the political future of the Basque Country, in particular, and of Spain, in general, to the terrorists’ capacity of coertion”. He has called also for a rebelion, similar to the one who existed against nazism, fascism and communism. Mr Zapatero would answer he wants the Nobel Prize for the ending of ETA terrorism as the own terrorists were saying in a phone call, intervened by police, last March, 2005.
In the investigation of the payments to ETA, today is going to declare Javier Arzalluz and tomorrow will declare Gorka Aguirre. Judge Grande-Marlaska has freed the 2 businessmen detained because they paid ETA, because the prosecutor’s office has not accused them formally. The judge’s accusation was based in the declarations of the businessmen who put on the record at the payment they were doing it “because they wanted, that is was voluntarily made to benefit the “peace process”“.
PSOE is critisizing -as ever- Judge Grande-Marlaska and PP are critisizing them: yesterday was Rajoy, who said the Judge is only “doing his job”. But also Enrique Múgica, Socialist, whose brother was killed by ETA, told reporters yesterday “we cannot labeled this as a “peace process”, when the murderers, that is, ETA terrorists, do not show any repentance“. “We cannot compare this with Northern Ireland, there are no civil war here between bullies, here the bullies were only from a side and have killed more than 900 people“. And the Basque Government has asked the General Prosecutor of the State, to act against the Judge (HT: Apolo).
The businessmen from Basque Country and Navarra are going to unify their efforts to fight the terrorists by building an association. Its goal will be to denounce their defenceless state and speak aloud against ETA extorsion and the negotiation. But not all of them will stand out: they fear violence and attacks from the “abertzale leftists“.
Yesterday two ETA terrorists tried to be expelled from their trial by kicking the bullet-proof cristal which protects them from the public attending the process. They also said: “We are not going to answer any question, we are proud of belonging to ETA”. They are accused of killing a Civil Guard who intended to identify them (December 17th 2002), when they were going to Madrid for bombing several establishments of “El Corte Inglés”, a famous Spanish department store, on December 31th of that same year. They were carrying 130 kg of explosives.
As it’s presumed that tomorrow Mr. Zapatero will announce the beginning of the negotiation, the victims are going to give him their signatures against negotiation collected today in a vigil in Paseo del Prado (Madrid).
But the real problem is that we are going into a new State, without ANY vote -anything similar to Italy and its vote over the federalism is just a mere coincidence- and who consists in imposing a new social model, from the revision of the role of the Catholic Church -today PP MP, Mr Cuesta, has proposed to eliminate the public finance of the Church and last week to eliminate in Andalucía the crucifixes from public shools– and the historical memory, to the new Education Law or the gay marriage -yesterday was presented the first demand to obtain the divorce of a gay couple HT: Liberal Ripense-. In the new “social model“, the ETA negotiation is so important, because we do not know if the “aim of peace” justifies for him the methods for achieving it.
NOTE: I am in favour of the Church’s self-financing: that way, this
band of thugs peaceful-loving-respectful-caring-amiable people that we have for Government would not be one day and the next menacing with its financing. They have also said “the assistance activities of the Church will not be menaced by the new financing“. They are absolutely FEARFUL of what is going to happen, as the Catholic Church in Spain is the most important “holding” for assistance and help. I will post some day numbers of its labour.
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