The Civil Guard has located today a car full of explosives in the city of Ayamonte (Huelva, South of Spain), according to sources from the armed institution.
The agency Vasco Press said that there were 100 of explosives and there were detonators, but a speaker from the Civil Guard in Madrid did not say what was the quantity.
Vasco Press informed that the car could have been abandoned by ETA, which ended the cease-fire this month and announced that it will begin a campaign “in all fronts“.
These last years, before the ceasefire, the band put several explosive devices in tourists resorts in their “summer campaing”.
The Government and ETA agreed on the statement of the permanent ceasefire of the band, and of the announcement of the PM, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, on June 29th in the Congress, when he officialised the beginning of the contacts with the terrorists, according to what the “abertzale” left’s newspaper says in its edition of today.
The newspaper points out that any of the two initiatives were unilaterally made and that both questions were “largelly debated, matured and agreed” by the speakers of both sides between July and November, 2005. it also adds that they also agreed the so-called “warranties” and the conditions on the next paragraphs.
According to “Gara”, the agreement to search for a peace process were held in a distant European country between July 2005, with the assistance of an ETA’s delegation and Government’s representatives.
‘Gara’ says that they subscribed compromises of “political importance” which were ratified 4 months later. The agreement also included the declaration of ETA’s ceasefire and the fundamentals of the message adressed by Zapatero, and some warranties about what “Gara” informed a year ago.
Among the warranties, Zapatero agreed with ETA that he would not detain any ETA terrorists during the ceasefire. We have both De Juana case and Otegi’s to know that this is basically true.
Today a ETA terrorist, Iván Apaolaza Blanco, has been detained in Canada. He is the responsible of killing the Major Coronel Pedro Antonio Blanco with 200 kilos-explosive-car. Mr Blanco had signed an agreement to give his organs when dead. ETA terrorists even forbid him his last will of generosity to his fellow human beings.
But these last days, there has been some other facts to take into account. Thanks to Kate, from A Colombo-America’s perspective, who translated this for me. This post is about the constitution of the City Councils following May 27th elections.
[The rest of the post is mainly on capital letters. Please consider that she sent it to me to make the translation differ from the original. Don’t assume anyone is shouting at you 😀 ].
THE CONSTITUTIONAL ACT OF THE CITY COUNCILS FOLLOWING MAY 27 elections ASSUMES THE RETURN OF BATASUNA-ETA TO MUNICIPAL POWER BY WAY OF THE ANV. FOR ANGEL ACEBES, IT HAS TO DO WITH A “STEP BACKWARDS THAT WILL LAST FOR FOUR YEARS BECAUSE NOW IT IS IRREVERSIBLE.” . THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PARTIDO POPULAR LAMENTED THE FACT THAT NOW THE PRO-ETAS ARE GOING TO COERCE THE SITUATION FROM WITHIN THE CONSISTORIES (MUNICIPAL COUNCILS). IN HIS OPINION, THIS IS “VERY SERIOUS” BECAUSE “IT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.”
AT THE SAME TIME, FRANCE HAS WARNED SPAIN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ATTACKS IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
FRENCH POLICE HAVE TRANSMITTED THIS INFORMATION TO THE SPANISH AUTHORITIES, ACCORDING TO THIS SATURDAY’S EDITION OF EL MUNDO, AND HAVE INDICATED A HEIGHTENED RISK OF POTENTIAL TERRORIST ACTIVITY IN OUR COUNTRY. THE FRENCH ANALYSIS IS CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF SPANISH EXPERTS.
AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO, THE MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR AND THE BASQUE GOVERNMENT’S MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR HAVE BEEN PREPARING A SPECIAL SECURITY DEVICE FOR THIS SATURDAY, FOR FEAR THAT ETA WANTS TO BE AN ACTOR AGAIN, JUST AS IT DID FOUR YEARS AGO. THE LAST TIME THE ETA TERRORISTS PERPETRATED AN ACT IN A SIMILAR SITUATION, THEY FILLED A VEHICLE WITH MORE THAN 30 KILOGRAMS OF CHLOROTITE AND TITADYN DYNAMITE BY THE HEADQUARTERS OF ANTENA 3 TELEVISION IN BILBAO.
ANALYSTS FEAR THAT ETA IS USING A MOBILE UNIT FROM FRANCE WHICH WILL CROSS THE BORDER IN A VEHICLE LOADED WITH EXPLOSIVES, LEAVING IT SOMEWHERE IN THE BASQUE REGION OR IN NAVARRA. . PRECISELY DUE TO THIS, DURING THE LAST FEW HOURS THE BORDER CONTROL HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED.
THEY HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED THIS AND FOLLOWED THROUGH ON THEIR THREAT. ANV SUPPORTERS HAVE INTENDED TO BOYCOTT THE FORMATION OF SEVERAL CITY COUNCILS IN THE BASQUE REGION AND NAVARRA, SUCH AS ANDOAIN AND BILBAO. . TWO COUNCILMEN FROM THE PP LEFT THE PLENARY SESSION HELD AT ONDARROA UPON LETTING PNV MAYOR ALBERTO RUIZ DE AZUA SPEAK TO THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ILLEGAL LIST.
SEVERAL SUPPORTERS OF THE ABERTZALE LEFT HAD TO BE REMOVED FROM THE PLENARY SESSION AT ANDOAIN’S CITY HALL AFTER HAVING INTERRUPTED IT.THE SESSION BEGAN WITH A DEGREE OF NORMALCY, THOUGH WHEN THE SOCIALIST MAYOR JOSE ANTONIO PEREZ GABARAIN BEGAN TO SPEAK, THEY APPROACHED HIM IN HOPES OF PRESENTING HIM WITH BATASUNA’S DEMOCRATIC FRAMEWORK PROPOSAL.
[…] ON THE OTHER HAND, IN BILBAO THE ERTZAINTZA HAS PROHIBITED ANV SUPPORTERS FROM ENTERING THE CITY HALL, AS THEY WERE FORCED TO CONGREGATE OUTSIDE THE MINISTRY.
BUT, IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT CONFIRMS ALL THIS IT IS PRECISELY WHAT HAS BEEN ATTEMPTED TO BE DENIED DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS: THAT NO NEGOTIATION EXISTED DURING THE LAST ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN PERIOD AND THAT THERE WON’T BE NEGOTIATION NOW [link ] IT IS LAMENTABLE THAT ANV THAT REFUSED TO CONDEMN VIOLENCE, because they said that “DAMNED WORD SOLVES NOTHING” HAVE NOT BEEN MADE ILLEGAL SOLELY DUE TO THE FACT. [link]
A FINE WAY TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF SPANISH DEMOCRACY. LATEST NEWS: PSOE ANNOUNCES SANCTIONS FOR THE SARTAGUDA SOCIALISTS – WHO MADE A PACT WITH THE ANV- AND minimises the VIOLENCE] . [PSOE anuncia sanciones]
UPDATE: De Juana, in the hospital again.