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If yesterday, we knew that the Government wants to sanction Foro Ermua for convoking some demonstrations -when he didn’t-, today we have known that the bloodiest of all ETA terrorists is going home, with an electronic device in his wrist, as had been announced. The decision comes after the elections and has provoked a real uproar in Spain. Lately he was going out of the hospital on a daily basis, costing the security of those strides 120€ daily in security.

Meanwhile, the PSOE negotiator with ETA, Eguiguren, the man who was condemned for beating his wife, is now counselling Zapatero to make a pact to lead Navarra’s Government’s with ANV, ETA-Batasuna’s party at last elections, telling him “you will be remembered for ending terrorism“.

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The United Nations Security Council has approved the creation of a special tribunal to try suspects in the killing of Rafiq Hariri, Lebanon’s former prime minister.

UN sets up tribunal over Hariri killing

Cars drive along on the road in Beirut May 31, 2007, where former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri was killed by an explosion in February 2005. (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)Reuters – Syria could spark trouble in Lebanon in response to a U.N. Security Council vote to set up a tribunal to try the killers of Rafik al-Hariri, the former prime minister’s son said on Thursday.

Syria may trouble Lebanon after U.N. vote: Hariri (Reuters)

But the situation turns out to be ridiculous when you see that both Hezbullah and Syria have accused the new tribunal of violate the Lebanese sovereignty, when even the Lebanon Government have asked twice for the existence of the tribunal.

Today also another Lebanese soldier has been killed, with shots coming from inside of the camp.

Christian Science Monitor reports that inside the camp the population is turning over the Islamists. The subtitle says blames the recent battles between Lebanese police and Fatah al-Islam for the anger of the residents. But you continue reading you see that is not exactly true:

Tripoli, a traditionally conservative Sunni Muslim city, has long been fertile ground for the growth of Islamic radicalism. And analysts and religious leaders here say that dozens of foreign militants – many of them veterans of the war in Iraq – have relocated to Tripoli in recent months, some of them joining Fatah al-Islam, a new Al Qaeda-linked faction bottled up in the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp, 10 miles to the north.

The presence of foreign fighters and the week-long battles between the Lebanese Army and Fatah al-Islam are giving rise to concerns that groups inspired by Al Qaeda are seeking to take advantage of Lebanon’s political turmoil to establish a foothold here.

“I used to say that there was no Al Qaeda in Lebanon. And I believed that until last week. Now I am convinced that Al Qaeda is here in Tripoli and northern Lebanon,” says Sheikh Omar Bakri, a cleric who runs a religious library in the Abi Samra district of Tripoli.

So, how many time the preparation of this has taken Al-Qaeda?

In line with this, yesterday was arrested a high-rank member of Al-Qaeda in a Beirut hotel:

According to this reliable source, this very dangerous terrorist had illegaly crossed into Lebanon from Syria overland. He had come over the weekend to coordinate with Fatah al Islam militants currently barricaded in the Nahr el Bared Refugee Camp and battling the Lebanese Army.

Go over and read it all (You can also read Gateway Pundit). It’s worth to see another reason why Syria considers illegal the Tribunal…

Just to see how unhappy Lebanese are with UN resolution, Jim aka Gateway Pundit posts this photo:


Young Lebanese men dance to celebrate the U.N. resolution on the Rafik Hariri tribunal in the predominantly Sunni area of Tariq el-Jadidah in downtown Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, May 30, 2007. Supporters of slain former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri cheered and wept — and some even danced in the streets — late Wednesday to celebrate the U.N. Security Council approval of the international tribunal to prosecute suspects in his killing. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

You can also check Chaim’s Blog:


Mahmoud Khalil Taha, 85, who fled the Nahr el-Bared camp in the morning, is checked by a nurse on his arrival at a school turned center for the displaced in Bedawi refugee camp where many residents of the besieged Nahr el-Bared refugee camp have sought shelter, near the city of Tripoli in Lebanon – Tuesday, May 29, 2007
(Photo from: Yahoo)

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Related posts:

  1. Lebanon vs. AlQaeda and Fatah al Islam (II).
  2. Lebanon vs. AlQaeda and Fatah al islam (I).
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about which I blogged yesterday, look who is being investigated. And just not to waste the time, also threatens women who do not wear the veil…

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European Parliament passed a resolution on May 24th in which they considered as an “alarming precedent” the decision by Chávez to shut Radio Caracas Televisión, because of their critics to Chávez. But the Venezuelan President, as Castro, has a very good defensor in Europe: PSOE (Spanish Socialists). The Spanish Socialists voted against the resolution and their secretary for International Relations, Elena Valenciano, repeated Chávez’s arguments: “it is an administrative decision” and the defense of freedom of expression is “a campaign of the right“. This Wednesday, when the closing of RCTV is a fact, Popular Party has asked for a rectification to PSOE.

Source: El PSOE califica de “decisión administrativa” el cierre de Radio Caracas Televisión – Libertad Digital

This happens the same day that Chávez has laughed about international condemnation, specially about EU resolution because of the 784 MPs, only 65 voted it. And the same day in which Chávez has named as enemies of the Venezuelan country, Globovisión TV and the students who demonstrated these past days, saying the latter “are brainwashed by their parents and teachers“.

This happens the same day international Spanish moonbat and gay politician -he is not a moonbat for being gay, he is a moonbat because he is a moonbat-, Zerolo, has asked for the expulsion of Poland from EU after considering that Poland is in the EU only for receiving money. “The EU is not a bank to receive money from. If you don’t respect some civic and republican values, out of the EU!“. The reason? Poland is not accepting the Zapatero’s model of promoting homosexuality in the schools (attention: this link contains very bad taste images. But this book is the one which is being promoted by Spanish Minister of Education to educate minors in schools).

The statement is even worse because Zapatero is going to visit Poland. And because Spain has received (a lot of) money specially for infraestructures from Europe, something that has been pointed out by the Polish Ambassador in Spain, Grazyna Bernatowicz.

Of course, he is not revolving against what is happening in Malasia today….

Just making Spanish people proud of the Government… smile_baringteeth

(UPDATE): My friend Thymoumai has also written about this “support” and is as outraged as me:

there is no such thing as strategies or administrative decisions when we are talking about freedom of speech. But I guess I forgot that for some people, the ideal government model is the Chávez/Catro regime. [attention people, THAT IS THE REAL REASON why I am so worried and why some people are so wrong when they think that Zapatero is supporting Castro and Spanish democracy at the same time. If you support Castro, you don’t support democracy, whatever you say]

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 when it’s needed??

Lina Joy is a Malaysian woman who converted to Christianity and wanted to marry a Christian man. Before she was a Christian she was a Muslim. As we all know, it is not allowed, according to the Sharia, to leave Islam.

Source: Stone Her! « Michael P.F. van der Galiën

Go over to read it. it’s disgusting: the Malaysian court has voted that a Muslim cannot convert. So this brave woman will be probably condemned to death.

And the Muslim cheered at hearing the verdict:

“The issue of apostasy is related to Islamic law, so it’s under the sharia court. The civil court cannot intervene.”

Lina Joy

Disgusting. smile_baringteeth

Now, where is the international condemnation for this?

[En español]

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I have just now received this:

12.000 € OF SANCTION TO FORO ERMUA FOR PROTESTING AGAINST THE EXCARCERATION OF ETA TERRORIST IGNACIO DE JUANA AND THE PROSECUTOR’S DECISION OF NOT ACCUSING OTEGI

The sanctions were proposed more than 2 months ago, but have been notified today, May 29th, only after the elections.

Bilbao, May 30th 2007

The excarceration of De Juana and the prosecutor’s decision of not accusing Otegi of a clear crime of apology of terrorism –what obliged the Tribunal not to condemn him- provoked once again a justified reaction of popular indignation that caused several citizens’ demonstrations of protest in the Interior Ministry surroundings. The Government Delegation of Madrid has blamed the FORO ERMUA of both demonstrations and proposes 2 sanctions of 6.000 Euros for not soliciting approval for them.

These proposes of santion should be interpreted as a step further in the politics of soft hand towards ETA and of coaction and intimidation against democratic citizens who are opposed to the Government policy: the killing-freedom attitudes are inevitable when we are searching for an intermediate point between democracy and terror.

So, when the Government twists the law systematically in favour of the killers to bring them satisfaction and to maintain alive the dialogue with them (De Juana’s excarceration, the decision of stopping the accusation against Otegi, reduction of petitions of punishments for the members of ETA and of the street terrorism[1], to ask for stopping the cause against Egunkaria, tolerance to the acts of Batasuna, the negative to illegalise ANV, etc.). But at the same time they use the law and the institutional power to try to force the citizens and associations opposed to their policies of appeasement and caving into ETA. Those are the consequences of the negotiation.

So, the proposal of 12.000€ of sanction to FORO ERMUA (association which has, on the other hand, only received 2.341,61 € from the Interior Minister) is incardinated in the strategy of negotiation and has as main objective to coerce and undermine the citizen movement to make us cease in the actions against the wiched process of dialogue and cession to ETA.  But they have failed already: whatever the efforts of ETA and Basque Government have employed, we have never ceased in speaking and now Zapatero is going to obtain the same results.

The Government should know that, the more he attacks the FORO ERMUA, the bigger will be our strength. If in the end this felony is achieved and they impose the sanction, FORO ERMUA will appeal the citizens to have enough funds to pay it and will use the rest to strengthen the citizen’s movilization against the ignominous process of dialogue, cession and pact with the terrorist band ETA. A band that has already 900 deaths in their backs, thousands of hurt people, dozens of thousands of menaced citizens and hundred of thousands of displaced [is the one] with which the General Secretary of PSOE and nowadays President of the Government prefers to dialogue better than with us: it is not that Rodríguez Zapatero treats democrats opposed to the Government as terrorists, the situation is that he treats us worst. And we are not going to tolerate.

Don’t need any comments. This is the most accurate painting of nowadays Spain. But there is something very clear: if the Government would not feel itself menaced by Foro de Ermua and other organizations, it would not act this way.

And the reason is that there are problems with the Navarra’s Government: if the Socialists at last sign a pact with Nafarroa Bai (nationalists) and ANV (Batasuna, substantially) that is not going to be very well seen in other parts of Spain. Anyway, they do not want to pact with PP because they have been insulted “and socialists also have dignity“, Zapatero dixit. WOW, ZP the noble. Don’t make me laugh… smile_teeth

More about todays’ session:

The president has not answered my question. And it is so grave that he can’t answer me in a so important subject“, stated Rajoy in his second time to speak. “The majority of the Navarros want Navarra to continue existing. I’m not in favour to let UPN (PP in Navarra) govern to see what happens; I do not agree with a pact with someone, as the fist elected of Na-Bai, who wants Navarra’s independence“, stated PP leader.

Rajoy also stated that if UPN and Socialists in Navarra will reach an agreement for the next 4 years, it will guarantee that Navarra “has stability and certitude“. “I am enormously worried because the President of the Government is unable to have a judgement in this subject and to express it in this Parliament“, he concluded.

In his next time to speak, Zapatero continued with his reproaches to Rajoy. “I understand that Rajoy is now worried. But he could have done another policy related to Navarra and PSOE“, he insisted. He said that “PSOE is open to dialogue for the coexistence and integration, not for diving the Navarros and the Spanish“.

The reason of this angry revolting of the President is Madrid: not only Socialists have not won in the capital and in the Autonomous Community but also the PP’s victory has caused a crisis on PSOE: three PSOE councillors don’t want Sebastián -ZP’s candidate- to take his seat. “That the one who named him, takes his responsibility in the defeat“. Yes, please, let him take the responsibility. smile_shades

For a retrospective about Sebastian, click here.

[I have corrected some errors…]

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 If you haven’t heard about the turnout bid of Spanish electric firm Endesa, you should. By now, there have been three: by Spanish firm Gas Natural (who did not pay enough at all), by German E.On (which was ended after a Zapatero-Prodi summit in Ibiza) and by Italian Enel and Spanish Acciona -which the laic blessings of both Italian and Spanish Government-. The impact on Spanish energy market is going to be great: Endesa is a great firm, stabilised and with magnificent prospects. Enel is not a very efficient firm and is a public firm, which hasn’t got gas, which is one of the main products of Endesa. The main critic is then that, while Enel gains a lot by the operation, Endesa does not win anything, and can be even divided if Enel and Acciona do not agree about their results.

But the turnout bid has meant a special war between Zapatero and Endesa’s President, Manuel Pizarro. Last february he was even followed:

Endesa’s President, Manuel Pizarro, has asked today in Zaragoza “transparence and effectiveness” to the Civil Guard after being followed by two agents on Feb 20th, when took place the meeting in Ibiza between Italian President Prodi, and his counterpart, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. According to sources, it was then that was decided the entry of Enel in Endesa Al parecer, durante esa semana, se gestó la entrada del grupo Enel en la eléctrica.

According to newspaper “El Mundo”, the Government confirms that Pizarro was being followed, but does not tell about the motives. Pizarro, who took part in a post-graduates course at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Zaragoza’s University, added that both agents were later detained by Police.

“We denounced them before the Civil Guard and, through Internal Affairs, they should investigate what these 2  men were doing, not on duty, acting like that for themselves or a third party”, he stated.

Source: La Nación – Pizarro pide transparencia a la Guardia Civil por el seguimiento del que fue objeto el 20 de febrero

Don’t think I have anything more to add…

(En español)

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