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 More on the liberation of South Korean hostages: remember the guy who was killed by 10 shots and whose death was blamed on natural causes? Well, really it was not because of natural causes, it was because he did not submit himself to Allah.

The youth pastor who was leading the group of 23 South Korean aid volunteers in Afghanistan was killed for refusing to convert to Islam, the head pastor of the church revealed after the final 19 former hostages arrived home.

Among the 19 hostages who returned on the second (of September), some were asked by the Taliban to convert and when they rejected, they were assaulted and severely beaten,” reported Park Eun-jo, pastor of the hostages’ home church, Saemmul Presbyterian Church in Bundang, just south of the South Korean capital Seoul.

I heard from the hostages that they were threatened with death,” he added, according to Christian Today Korea. “Especially it is known that the reason Pastor Bae Hyung-kyu was murdered was because he refused the Taliban’s demand to convert.”

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Is there anything wrong about this??? Well, yeah, have you considered that there is no video showing us the faces of these hostages during their kidnapping asking for release?

But hey, what do you know?? There are idiots -this time is Canadian, but intelligence is not a consequence of nationality so tomorrow it would be from other country- saying that this should be the signal for other countries to start negotiating with the Talibans.

The hostage agreement reached last week between the Taliban and South Korea has profound implications for all countries fighting in Afghanistan. It puts the lie to those, including the current Canadian government, who say it is impossible or counterproductive to strike a deal with the Islamist insurgents. Clearly South Korea found the talks quite productive.

Hey, the Talibans are going to be exultant because of the results of their actions… What a moron!!!

Hehe: at least, one of the kidnappers has had what he deserved. He was already preparing an assault on a police post.


About the German plot: German police is searching for 10 more people, both inside Germany and abroad:

BERLIN (AFP) – German police have launched an international hunt for 10 accomplices of the three men held over a foiled Islamist plot to blow up airports and US installations in Germany, a top official said Thursday.

“Terrorist attacks need preparation. We are trying to identify all of those who were working in the shadows,” Deputy Interior Minister August Hanning told ARD television.

Police were searching for “the 10 people who were behind this” within Germany and abroad, he added.


The arrests were made at a vacation home, pictured, in Oberschledorn. The suspects had rented the house to store chemicals to make explosives, officials said, and were preparing to leave when security forces swooped in.

But there is more about the already detained:

Newspapers reported on Thursday that investigators believed Fritz Martin G. to have been the ringleader of the plotters.

He had been living in Neu-Ulm, a town in southern Germany seen as a hotbed of Islamist radicals, and was involved in a mosque there which German police have long believed to be a base for extremists planning attacks.

Investigators said an Islamic centre in nearby Ulm was among more than 30 places the police raided early Wednesday. Offices seized documents and computers they hope can point them to those who helped to organise and finance the well-advanced bomb plot.

The three main suspects, pictured in the press wearing blue prisoner overalls, appeared before an investigating judge in Karlsruhe in southwestern Germany on Wednesday.

The authorities have said the men gathered at their Sauerland hideaway on Sunday to start making bombs to use in “massive attacks” with the 12 drums of hydrogen peroxide (left) they had stashed in the garage. 

Sources close to the case told AFP the police were looking into the group’s plans to use military detonators to set off bombs because this could provide important clues in the investigation.

They also phoned British colleagues.

Several calls to British numbers are said to been made from mobile telephones linked to two of the men being questioned in Germany. One is said to have been a “known” number.

Remember that there were also 8 people detained in Denmark accused of preparing more Islamist terrorist attacks? Well:

“On August 31, 2007, the Islamist website {name removed}, hosted by SiteGenie LLC in Rochester, Minnesota, posted a document calling for “martyrdom [i.e., suicide] operations” in Denmark. The author, who identified himself as a member of Al-Qaeda, urged the Muslims not to forget the incident of the Danish cartoons, and promised the people of Denmark that the “brigades of martyrdom seekers are on their way… and will soon carry out blessed operations” in their country. He called on the Muslims to register on the site as candidates for these suicide operations.

Once again this means only one thing: they can go from one place to another and they can communicate to each other, very easily. And we are all menaced, whatever the policy our Governments make.


Elder of Ziyon has an appaling story which happened in London. A woman enters a café in Edgware Road near Marble Arch and asks for a juice. She sits down and waits for it, noticing she is the only female customer. When the waitress brings it to her, she complaints because it was fermented and tells the woman it needed to be conserved in a refrigerator.

But the waitress answers “No– English”. So exasperated, she shouts:

Is there no-one working here who speaks English? This is Paddington – this is still a London neighbourhood.’
A well-dressed man came over and said ‘I speak English.’ I thought he was going to intervene on my behalf but instead came out with this astonishing observation:
You are a racist! You are a racist ape! Look at you– you are an ape!’[…] Shocked, I glared at him, but he had to finish things off : ‘You want them to speak Hebrew, don’t you?

😯 This man has a problem with geography…

I got up from my seat and went over to him and at the top of my voice said I would be proud to speak Hebrew if I could, it being the language of the Torah and of an ancient culture going back six-thousand years. [Heh, imagine the face of the moron…:twisted: ].
He then embarked on a tirade at me about the ‘five million Indians’ slaughtered in genocide in America. [Of course, Muslims have never killed a poor fly in their whole history…]. Meanwhile, the men in the café were in various states of laughter at me, and exhibiting great admiration for him.
Believe it or not, the server had in the meantime brought me a fresh juice which I calmly drank with my very un-Hebrew ham and cheese sandwich, and then I left. I wandered over to the flower shop and found myself commiserating with what seemed to be two Englishwomen who lived in a permanent state of fear in a neighbourhood they had called their own for generations. They told me I must have been mad going into that shop, as ‘all the establishments in Edgware Road are off-limits to us now.’

😯 Not surprised then that the British are going abroad in something very similar to an stampede.


Once again all of these stories makes this come true:

ejem… I feel this is insulting for the poor pig…


NYT has run a story critisizing Mother Theresa, and feeling disgusted because normal US nationals know Calcutta not because of its beautiful buildings and educated middle class, but because of her. So what is the problem with her and the liberal media around the world?

As a doctor, I can only shake my head at those sophisticated critics that lament her hospices don’t meet the year 2000 standards of university hospitals. They ignore the question: If Mother Teresa’s hospice was not there, where would the people go? To other Indian hospices? To University hospitals, with private beds and gourmet meals?

… The rest off the criticisms similarly show a strange envy of the good. But why Mother Teresa? Why not slime American born Ram Dass and the Indian doctors and who helped wipe out small pox in India? Or slime Mother Wichiencharoen, a Buddhist nun, for her shelters in Bangkok?But we all know why, don’t we? The NYTimes doesn’t like Catholics.

It’s the sex stupid.

Mother Teresa opposed abortion and promoted chastity. How dare she impose her rigid Catholic morality on poor Hindus, (whose religion, by the way, also opposes abortion and promotes chastity).
But the editors of the NYTimes can’t have a rich American slime Mother Teresa, so they find an Indian born woman to do it.
So let’s destroy the reputation of Mother Teresa, and we won’t feel so guilty at our next cocktail party.

SC&A writes:

We are not all Mother Teresa. That said, because we are not all Mother Teresa, we ought not diminish her status so that we might be her equal. The ability to reach within and bring the very best of who we are isn’t easy. If it were, we’d all be heroes.

We live in a world that trivializes goodness and and character. The virtues of money, sex and inflexibility are celebrated and extolled. ‘Take no prisoners’ has come to define not only political agendas, but moral ones as well. Success often means trading in values that might actualize the very best of who we are, for values that will clearly enslave us.

We do have the ability to reach that part of ourselves that is the best of ourselves and if we choose, we can make that self actualization as natural as breathing. Who we are won’t change- in fact, we can choose to reach out to our own unique potential and evolve into our best selves. Each of us has within our grasp, the opportunity to be our own expression of Mother Teresa.

Read it all: it’s really worth your time.

I have said around the world because in Spain it was El País (yes, you all know how much I love that newspaper) the liberal MSM which was worried about how on earth someone with doubts could be made saint… because she had lost her faith. 😯 Of course, what the article’s writer did not know is that Nowak -secretary of the Congregation for the Saints’ Cause- said: “It is a phenomenon which happens to every great mistic and spiritual teacher, as Saint Teresa of Jesus or Saint Juan de la Cruz, called spiritual night or senses’ night.  They are special periods of the spiritual life of the people who feel themselves abandoned by a God who they feel is very far from them“.

😈 Oh, yeah, but they are independent and objective. Yeah, without doubt…

And, while these liberal media are critisizing and diminishing her so much, the Feast the Missionaries of Charity have given in her honor and her tomb were full of people to mark the 10th anniversary of her death. In the ocassion, Sister Nirmala Joshi, her succesor as Head of the MofC, said:

Only those of an advanced level of spirituality” experience this, Sister Nirmala said, calling it a sign of being close to God. It is like being close “to the sun and so blinded by the brilliance,” she explained.


Iranian 40.000 human bombs. See the video inside (in English). Is this what gender equality means for the Iranian aytollahs?


Lastly, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he was “shocked and humbled” by a visit to a refugee camp in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region. Hmm, for someone who has been for so many years in the UN, saying that is errr, well, not very trustful… How on earth he did not know this? For a complete roundup of news regarding this, you can read Passion of the Present.

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Detectives investigating the failed car bombings at Glasgow airport and in London have arrested two more men, Strathclyde Police have said. The arrests of the men, aged 25 and 28, take the number of people held over the attempted bombings to seven.

Houses are being searched in Houston, near Paisley, Merseyside, and in Staffordshire, where one of two doctors arrested in the inquiry lived. Police are linking the failed bombings and the UK remains on high alert. Police said the arrests of the two men, who are not believed to be of Scottish origin, were as a result of “intensive police operations in the Paisley area last night”.

Assistant Chief Constable John Malcolm, of Strathclyde Police said: “This continues to be a fast-moving investigation and I am grateful to the public for their perseverance and support during these difficult times. He added: “I would continue to urge people to be vigilant.”

On Monday, Staffordshire Police closed off Priam Close, in Bradwell, not far from Chesterton, where one of the people being held, Dr Mohammed Asha, lived. Dr Asha, who worked as a junior doctor at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, was arrested on the M6 in Cheshire on Saturday night.

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From CNN:

Authorities suspect the two men who rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into Glasgow’s airport on Saturday are the same people who parked two car bombs in central London a day earlier, security sources told CNN.

British police said on Monday they had arrested two more people as part of their investigation into the failed terror attacks that have put the country on its highest state of alert.

The two were arrested in the Paisley area of Glasgow, police said. The men were aged 28 and 25 and believed not to be of Scottish origin. That brings the total number of people arrested to seven.

Other than one suspect who was severely burned, no one was seriously hurt in Saturday’s incident at Glasgow. The car bombs in London did not detonate.

Police investigating the car bombs in London were tracking the two men even before the attack in Scotland, sources told CNN.

It is certainly very less likely that they are of Scottish origin, and even less possible they are Buddhists on a rampage campaign… smile_sad

Doctors probed over failed bombings
Guardian Unlimited – 25 minutes ago
Two of the people being quizzed by police over the failed car bombings in London and Glasgow are believed to be doctors. One of them is Dr Mohammed Asha, 26, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, who was arrested on the M6 in Cheshire.

The second doctor is thought to have been one of the two men who drove a blazing Jeep packed with gas canisters into a terminal building at Glasgow Airport.

He was seen wearing a stethoscope at his rented home in the village of Houston, near Glasgow Airport, letting agent Daniel Gardiner said.

It is believed the doctor worked at Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital.

One of the two men is now under armed guard in a critical condition at the hospital after suffering terrible burns in the attack.

Police carried out a controlled explosion on a vehicle in the car park of the hospital. Strathclyde Police said the car was connected to the airport attack.

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Two more arrests over British terror alert UPDATE
Forbes – 38 minutes ago
GLASGOW (Thomson Financial) – Police investigating a weekend car bomb attack at Glasgow airport have arrested two more people, according to a police spokesman.
Britain at maximum alert Canada.com
Britain fears new attack Independent Online

Amid fears of a new Al-Qaeda-style attack, the goverment also called a new meeting of its so-called COBRA crisis cell, the fifth in four days, to discuss the latest developments.

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Seven suspects detained over British plot: Brown has said he believes those behind the botched attacks were associated with militant group al Qaeda. No, Al-Reuters, they are not militants, they are nurses spreading the love around the world. smile_sad

Time: How secure is Britain?

Yet if the terrorists who targeted Glasgow and London lacked the technical and planning skills to succeed, any hopes that their attacks were the work of crazed individuals have evaporated. Instead, a picture is emerging of a well-coordinated operation stretching from Scotland to southern England — with the hallmarks of a plot inspired by al-Qaeda. It has also revealed the manpower limitations of the country’s electronic surveillance system. David Capitanbchik, a terrorism expert at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, also suggests the attack in Glasgow may be in response to last week’s elevation to the post of Prime Minister of Gordon Brown, who is a Scot and from Glasgow, and is a wake-up call to Scotland which has traditionally seen itself as immune to terrorism, a view based in part on strong historical ties with Northern Ireland during the height of Britain’s conflict with the IRA. Yesterday’s attack, on the first day of the Scottish school holidays and possibly timed to coincide with the Queen’s official opening of the Scottish parliament shows that “Scotland has to be as much on alert as the rest of the UK,” he said.

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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”.

Hallado un coche con explosivos en Ayamonte | Reuters.es

‘Gara’ dice que el Gobierno y ETA pactaron sus declaraciones sobre la tregua | elmundo.es

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.

[En español]

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. clap 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 😀 ].


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Indonesia Captures Head of Islamic Militant Group – ABC News

An image of the leader of Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah
Islamiah (JI) Zarkasih is displayed during a news conference at the
national police headquarters in Jakarta June 15, 2007. Indonesia has
captured Zarkasih, the chief of the country’s anti-terrorist unit said
on Friday.  (Dadang Tri/Reuters)

“He is the emergency head of JI. He is above Abu Dujana and
was captured on the same day,” said Suryadarma Salim Nasution,
who leads Detachment 88, the country’s anti-terrorist unit.

Asian and Western authorities blame JI for a series of
attacks in Southeast Asia, including the 2002 bombings that
killed more than 200 people on Indonesia’s resort island of

Although there has been no major bomb attack since 2005, in
raids in March police said they had found a huge cache of
weapons, explosives and chemicals that could be used to make a
bomb even bigger than the main device used in 2002

At the news conference, police showed video testimonies
from Zarkasih and Dujana, in which the former said he was
acting head.

“In 2004 there was a leadership vacuum and there was
pressure to fill the vacuum. A body was set up to fill the void
so we set up a caretaker body. My colleagues appointed me to
lead the body,” the grey-haired Zarkasih, 45, said on the

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They have already captured Abu Dujana, the leader of the terrorist Al-Qaeda linked group, as Australian FM Alexander Downer announced some days ago. We will see what they do with them. I am not very confident.

NOTE: It’s curious to see that they are called militants...

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Well, it’s not rare, considering what it’s happening

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The charred home of Jamal Abu al-Jediyan in northern Gaza. Mr. Jediyan, part of the Fatah leadership, was killed Monday by Hamas fighters.

that the Palestinians flee from their houses: from Jihad Watch: Fatwa forbids PA Muslims to emigrate

Alarmed by the growing number of Palestinians who are emigrating from the Palestinian territories, the Palestinian Authority’s mufti has issued a fatwa [religious decree] forbidding Muslims to leave.

Sources in the PA Foreign Ministry told The Jerusalem Post that some 10,000 Palestinians have filed requests to emigrate from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the year. They said the requests had been approved.

[…] The sources said most of the applicants were young men seeking work abroad. They said the majority of them wanted to move to the US, EU and Canada.

Abid Katib/Getty Images (left).Hamas fighters in Nusairat, in the Gaza Strip, defended a national security headquarters they had seized from Fatah Tuesday.

NYT writes:

That agreement to govern jointly, negotiated under Saudi auspices, put Fatah ministers into a Hamas-led government in an effort to secure renewed international aid and recognition and to stop what was already serious fighting between the two factions.

But the new government has failed to achieve either goal, and it appeared to many in Gaza that the gunmen were not listening to their political leaders. Mr. Abbas is under increasing pressure to abandon the unity government he championed and to try once again to order new elections, which Hamas has said it will oppose by any means.

Hmm, of course not…

14 Palestinians have also been killed in the Gaza Strip.

Fighting on the streets of Gaza, June 13, 2007.

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Fighting on the streets of Gaza, June 13, 2007.

From Newsweek:

June 13, 2007 – As gun battles continue to roil the Gaza Strip this week, militants from Hamas are tightening their grip on power. The Islamists have already taken over several hospitals and a number of key Fatah security installations. In the meantime, more than 50 Gazans have been killed, dozens more wounded. Militiamen executed rivals by throwing them off the roofs of high-rises, and masked gunmen set up checkpoints throughout the territory. Even some aid workers are finding themselves caught in the cross-fire. Two Palestinian employees of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) were shot to death on Wednesday, and the agency announced that it would temporarily suspend most of its Gaza operations. (UNRWA distributes food and offers health services to Gaza’s 1 million refugees; some essential aid will continue.)

And then there is an interview to the UNRWA delegate (UNRWA is responsible for the refugee camps both in Lebanon and Palestine). And of course, who should show restraint:

Q: How do you judge Israel’s response to all this?

A: We just hope that everybody shows restraint. This is first and foremost the responsibility of the Palestinians. Israel has legitimate security concerns, but they have to find solutions without adding to or compounding the problem here. Israel, in our view, can significantly contribute to stability by finding a solution to the issues at the border crossings which allow the borders to function. In economic collapse, there’s fertile ground for extremism. Peace is a dividend of economic wellbeing.

So, it’s not rare that Palestinians blame Israel for the clashes: This is not civil war, it’s a prison riot.:

The conflict started as a power struggle between Hamas and Fatah – with Fatah being under immense pressure from the United States and Israel to strip Hamas of its power. But Palestinians also know that now the fighting has gotten out of hand. Neither Hamas nor Fatah has much success maintaining any ceasefire as frustrated youths, born in the Gaza pressure-cooker with no future prospects and no hope in sight, take over the streets. My cousin described it best: “This is not a civil war. It is a prison riot.”

At the same time h/t Jihadi du Jour:

Because of the worsening security situation and infighting in Gaza, “Hamas fires its rockets to kill Israeli women and children, while cynically trying to provoke Israel’s reaction and…thereby blame the common enemy of the Palestinian people, which – as Palestinians are brainwashed from childhood to believe – is Israel.

Time says this is a blow for US policy. I really think this is teaching what the real nature of Hamas is.

What has really happened is that Hamas has seized armored personnel carriers. h/t New Media Journal.

Last developments:

  • At least 200 gunmen of the Fatah-allied Bakr clan surrendered to Hamas in Gaza City, clan elders and witnesses said
  • An explosion wrecked the Khan Younis headquarters of the Fatah-linked Preventive Security force, killing five people
  • There were clashes in Gaza City near a local
    Fatah commander’s home and in high rise buildings for control of sniper
    posts. Six militants were reported killed
  • Hamas gunmen gained control of Gaza’s main north-south road
  • And Hamas said it had taken control of the border in the south between Gaza and Egypt.

  • Palestinians carry a wounded man during clashes between security members and militants from the Hamas Islamist movement in Gaza City, 13 June 2007. MAXPPP / LANDOV

    EU has condemned Gaza Strip violence, while thousands of Palestinian security officers loyal to Fatah are under Hamas siege at their last bastion.

    The Gaza doctors, in the middle of the struggle. More here.

    But has this terrible struggle ended terrorism? No, Le Monde reports that a pregnant woman, mother to 8 children, and her cousin, mother to 4 children, have been detained before committing suicide and killing in Israel. They had been recruited by the Palestinian Jihad. Klovs: “I do not believe that nobody condemns Palestinian Authority for using humanitarian permissions for entering Israel“.

    Remember the attack on an Israeli key border crossing on Saturday? As you know they used a car disguised as if it were from a TV. Well, journalists have condemned the attack because “the new tactic would make their jobs significantly more dangerous” h/t O Insurgente. 😀 Well, then, we will see if that makes them give more accurate picture of what it’s happening.

    Related news:
    Shimon Peres has been named President of Israel.
    Bargouti: if only Israel would meet us half the way”.
    Human Rights Watch denounces “war crimes” committed between Al Fatah and Hamas.

    Also blogging about this: Gateway Pundit, SC&A, Klovs (in Spanish).

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    Eeeh, how can I say this? Oh, yeah, I will imitate John Wayne, I must be considered in these moments as a hard man….

    The Government’s President, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has reassured he will be “implacable” against ETA’s menace and supported unity against the terrorist band, because “if democrats are not ready to pay a political price for the violence’s end, they should not pay the price of separation“.

    Zapatero was referring to announcement of the end to ceasefire of the terrorist band before the Federal Committee of PSOE, who has met in Madrid to analyse, among other things, the results of the local and autonomical elections of last May 27th.

    In a hard speech, the Executive chief underlined that to reach an agreement with all (also with the terrorists?) in anti-terrorist fight he won’t state any conditions or rectifications (no, Mr. President, the only one who has to rectify from past behaviour here is you). “That’s how -he said – the consensus is built, that’s the way to show the will to reach an agreement”.

    Zapatero insiste en que será ‘implacable’ con ETA y aboga por la unidad | elmundo.es

    WOW, I’m impressed! What a hard man! So, why on earth he has waited 3 years to be hard against ETA? Couldn’t he have begun a little sooner, for example, when he was negotiating with ETA while also negotiating with Aznar the Antiterrorist Pact?

    aznar con ZP

    Zapatero’s loyalty to anti-terrorist pact (Montoro para la Razón):

    Zapatero: “Uy, I am going to get my pen, it has fallen again“.

    Aznar: “This is the 25th time it has fallen. You look like an idiot, José Luis“.

    ETA terrorist under the table: “I would much more say that he is too clever by half“.

    I laugh not to cry. smile_angry

    I totally agree with this:

    In normal circumstances the Otegi’s detention, a despicable human being, would make me joyful. At this point, it makes me feel worried. Those of us who consider that the institutions should be credible and worthy can’t but consider as deplorable the irresponsibility with which Zapatero is using them -specially Justice- at his will, as if they were modeling clay, as if they were his own.

    So now, it looks like De Juana has begun eating after he was again transferred to Aranjuez’s prison 2 days ago (why now he is eating and in the last hunger strike he did not? ). Eeh, well, no, my Times’ moonbats friends, don’t be worried about his present state of health: he has been eating also these two last days:

    According to sources consulted by Cadena COPE Radio, the reality is that the [bloody ETA terrorist] has not been on hunger strike these last days but that have been eating from tin/can meals bought on the prison’s shop.

    Yes, my Times’ moonbats friends, Spanish prisons have the option that, if a bloody terrorist doesn’t want to eat the normal prison meal, he can go to the prison’s shop and buy whatever he wants. While his victims (25) are now in their graves. But of course, their lives are NOT interesting to you, right? They are only victims. No interest in them. De Juana is much more interesting.

    This same day we will have the abertzale left marching throughout San Sebastián to support Arnaldo Otegi, who was considered by Zapatero a “man of peace” but who has now being imprisoned (what a hard man, so implacable):

    Otegi, detained yesterday by police in San Sebastián, entered Martutene’s prison at 13.00 p.m. The arrest was made after the Supreme Tribunal decided to confirm the punishment of 15 months in jail for terrorism’s apology.
    The Supreme Tribunal says in its resolution that “the casation appeal was by no means accepted for breach of law and for law’s infraction or for the non-compliance with the constitutional principle pointed out by Arnaldo Otegi”. The resolution will be published shortly.
    Representants from the Basque Government, Basque Nationalist Party, Basque Socialists, Popular Party and others and also for several unions, will take part in a demonstration which will be held today in Bilbao under the slogan ‘It’s our right: peace and freedom. ETA NO.

    Another march will be held in Pamplona with the same slogan.

    While in both Basque Country and Navarra, all of them are out in a demonstration, Zerolo -that politician whose only virtue is having converted his own homosexuality in the only reason to be on politics-&Co. continue to consider equal ETA terrorist band and Popular Party.

    Girauta in an article for Libertad Digital:

    Both the concessions and the renounces are very clear, we don’t need any king of tricked mirrors: has the ETA supporters been presented at the past May 27th elections? Has Butcher-De Juana received any favour treatment? Has Batasuna -also a terrorist organization- been able to act publicly? Has a debate about the “territory” or the “autodetermination” been considered (with those or other names)? Has the Prosecutor’s office adapted his measures to the “new conditions”? Did Patxi López -Basque Socialist- speak about understanding the enemies’ reasons? Did or not say the President that some terrorists were supporters of peace -I add one of them was Butcher De Juana-? By the way, an affirmative answer to these questions would result in a devastating moral concession: the legitimation of terrorism as a method to achieve political objectives.

    Also read The Infantile PM h/t O Insurgente.

    UPDATE: My Spanish friend Crispal reaches the same conclusions about this matter that I have. And it’s curious because he is in Saudi Arabia, blogging from there as an infidel.

    You have given them everything they have wanted. You have let them rearme themselves, reorganise themselves, present themselves to Spanish elections, etc. And now you say, ZP, that you are going to fight them as they are not trustful people. So Aznar was right. Or you have run out of disposition? –Zapatero insisted on his electoral campaign “yo tengo talante”, that is “I have disposition”. People who did not like him asked then: but that disposition is good or bad? Of course, he never answered…. –

    You are the most irresponsible leader Spain has had since there is democracy here. Your idiocy has driven us to an abyss.

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    His return to Aranjuez, prison in which he was till March 1st, happens a day after the ETA’s announcement of the end to ceasefire. The terrorist band’s statement has not been alien to the measure applied to De Juana,who only a week ago was asking to be freed and go back to his house in a soft prison regime which had been granted to him last February.
    But yesterday, after ETA’s statement was known, Interior Minister, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, assured that De Juana “in any case” was going to be given the soft prison-home regime, as has been speculated this last days.

    ABC.es – De Juana Chaos ingresa en prisión al desaparecer “el riesgo para su vida”.

    The Interior Minister has tols to leftist Radio Cadena SER, this Wednesday: “Circumstances have changed”. That is they have changed again. They changed when the State General Prosecutor asked his subordinates to take into account “the new situation” about ETA dialogue. And now they also change –but not 6 months ago, with the murder of Palate and Estacio–, because of the [supposed] pacts’ end. The minister Bermejo spoke in advance about this last change and Rubalcaba has confirmed it, sending De Juana back to prison. The T-4 terrorist attack [where both Palate and Estacio were killed] was no more than a “tragic accident” for the Government.

    Libertad Digital: Rubalcaba justifica el regreso a prisión de De Juana: “Las circunstancias han cambiado”

    The main problem is they are not underlining, not even telling us, what circumstances have changed now. That without considering that laws are not changed only by a change in circumstances. There are procedures to be met to change them. smile_angry

    But for the Government and Socialist party, the culprits are not ETA terrorists -who are no more than poor communists a little bit confused- nor the Government -who has been kissing their asses repeatedly for the last year-. The culprit, of course, is the Popular Party, that is the only one who opposed to the ETA’s negotiation.

    At the same time, Real Madrid has asked for special security measures. Something very clever specially considering what is the area in which it’s more probable to have a terrorist attack now.

    Jesús Cacho in El Confidencial.com:

    ETA has not surprised anyone. Who has again surprised till the shame has been Rodríguez Zapatero. According to his statement this morning [he is writing about yesterday’s statement by the President], ETA is again wrong, not him. Without any autocritic, without any kind of rectification or correction intent, his statement has all the ingredients of the so-called “Alicia way-of-thinking” [this is a line of thought which is referred to Alicia in Wonderland]: “Spanish society has shown that its pain does not weaken its strength” And??? Even more serious than anything, because it shows the precarious intellect of the President, is when he says “Basques future depends on themselves”, an statement which makes dissapear something so elemental as is, according Spanish Constitution’78, that the sovereignty of Spanish nation resides in the Spanish people as a whole and not in Basques, Galicians or people from Murcia considered isolated from the rest.

    So it would be ALL Spanish people the ones who, as the holders of Spanish sovereignty, the ones who should say what they want to do with Spain, Basque Country included. It’s obvious that Zapatero has not given to the terrorist band everything the latter demanded, because if not, we would be speaking about Basque’s independence. But it is equally obvious that the independence was the final step of this negotiation, the target that the band wanted to acquire as they decided to attend all the calls that Zapatero’s aides gave them since the moment he was named President. And it is obvious that the band has not abandoned any of its objectives, has not renounced to violence, has continued demanding the revolutionary tax, defying the State of Law, rearming itself

    Prevost: ZP The Hard: Chaos comes back to Madrid. smile_teeth


    As it’s normal it was a trap ceasefire, with an evident objective: rearming itself, to recover economical means and to form its integrants. The first one in pointing it out as PP ex-Interior Minister, now in European Parliament, Mayor Oreja. All the things have happened as he told since the first moment of the ceasefire: from the first one till the last. “With ETA there is no possible negotiation, this is another trap truce”, he said on several occasions. PSOE members called him names back then.

    Aquiles, as ever writes a very good post about the end of the truce who really did not exist.

    Pandemonio criticizes the leftist journalists (and bloggers) who do not know what to say about the truce’s end.

    Outside Spain there have been bloggers who have written about the ETA’s truce’s end: EURSOC, Gateway Pundit and Outside the Beltway. The latter writes:

    Interesting, as I had at one point thought that 9/11 and the 7/11 Madrid bombing might have taken the political viability out of political violence for ETA.

    Well, in fact the political violence has never dissapeared: business obliged to give the revolutionary tax, the deads of the T4 terminal, the repeated attacks on PP, PSOE and Basque Nationalist Party members during past elections, all the weapons stolen from a French factory after kidnapping its owner’s family… I don’t think that’s taken the political viability out of political violence. The reason? in Zapateroland the violence gives you political strenght as a result from negotiation. Unfortunately

    Victoria Prego h/t Disculpen las molestias.

    Spanish people have never denied their Government its citizen support to confront murderers. And they can do it again. Another thing is the trust that Zapatero can give the citizens in this hour. He can always gain it.

    For my part, it’s very difficult to support him as this stage: the term has been entirely a mess. Both international and national politics are not focused on important things, such as the next economical crisis, which could become a reality next autumn, specially caused by lower expectations related with the building market.

    The trust is Zapatero is so low big at this stage that there are people considering that even the truce’s end is a result of the negotiation and that they are just preparing to stage the next step in the negotiation. Zapatero wants to win the next elections and a hard stand towards ETA now, can give him the votes he needs.

    Portuguese blog O Insurgente also wrote about this.

    Como se previa, de nada serviu a política de apaziguamento levada a cabo pelo governo de Zapatero. É também provável que a ETA tenha aproveitado este periodo para se reorganizar e reamar (recordam-se da armas apreendidas em França?).

    “As was forseen, the appeasement policies of Zapatero were worth nothing. And it also proves that ETA has used this period for reporganising and rearming itself (do we remember the stolen weapons in France?).

    There is something I should say though: I’ve been surprised because all of them called ETA terrorists by their name: TERRORISTS. Something which I must thank after reading international MSM which named them as separatists as the hardest name of all (CNN called them separatists and BBC independentists smile_cry Well, considering that Iraqi terrorists for this MSM are insurgents, I really think we can thank God for not reading they have written freedom fighters instead).

    UPDATE: You should read what JM Guardia aka Barcepundit has written for Pajamas Media.

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    gadahnAfter Gadahn (left) announced a new attack on US (read also The Counterterrorism Blog here and here):

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Four men have been charged with conspiring to blow up jet fuel supply tanks and pipelines at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

    Homeland Security sources said there is no current threat at the airport and the attack as planned was “not technically feasible.”

    The alleged plot did not target airplane flights, officials said.

    A wiretap transcript given to CNN by the FBI indicates the plotters targeted the airport because of the popularity its namesake, John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963.

    “Anytime you hit Kennedy, it is the most hurtful thing to the United States. To hit John F. Kennedy, wow … they love JFK — he’s like the man,” former JFK airport cargo worker Russell Defreitas said in a telephone conversation monitored by the FBI.

    “If you hit that, this whole country will be in mourning. It’s like you can kill the man twice,” Defreitas added.

    At a Justice Department news conference Saturday afternoon, the plotters were described as “a determined group” whose signature was persistence.

    Defreitas, a U.S. citizen and native Guyanan, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, according to a written statement from the Department of Justice. He was arraigned Saturday in federal court in New York.

    The other suspects were identified as Abdul Kadir of Guyana, Kareem Ibrahim of Trinidad, and Abdel Nur. The United States plans to seek extradition of the three men charged outside the United States.

    4 charged with terror plot at JFK airport – CNN.com

    Woman honor thyself, has also posted about this.

    The Counterterrorism Blog writes about the immigrant ramifications of the JFK Plot:

    The take-down of the suspected radical Islamic terror cell threatening to blow up JFK airport yesterday highlights, yet again, key national security issues related to our immigration system. The alleged ringleader of the plot, Russell Defreitas, is reported to be a 63 year old naturalized US citizen from Guyana. It is not yet clear from released information when he naturalized; however, information gleaned from the criminal complaint indicates he developed his Islamic-inspired hatred for America years ago. The question, of course, is did he harbor such anti-American feelings before he became a naturalized US citizen? If he did, he likely would have lied in the process of becoming naturalized.

    The other disturbing revelation from the JFK plot complaint (page 12) is how the conspirators planned to assist the smuggling of jihad fighters from Asia into the US through the Caribbean. These alleged conspirators appeared to have access to established alien smuggling operations in Guyana and Trinidad, most likely involving the use of false identification and travel documents. Once again, we see the nexus of alien smuggling and terrorism.

    More about this plot from The Counterterrorism Blog:

    Jamaat-al-Muslimeen (JAM) is a Trinidad & Tobago homegrown political/Muslim organization that was involved in a bloody (by Caribbean standards) coup attempt in 1990 that resulted in the death of 19 people. The leader, Abu Bakr, is still in T&T and is somewhat of a hot potato politically. He is known to spew some wild allegations and poses more of a threat to T&T via kidnappings and robberies than terrorist acts. He once claimed to have a nuclear device on the north end of T&T. Bakr (whose real name escapes me now) still appears in T&T news trying to enter the political arena. He has been linked to several deaths and kidnappings of former JAM members, some of whom have split from JAM and formed a spin off movement against Abu Bakr.

    Many JAM members fled to Brooklyn in 1990 and started their own narcotics organizations when the coup failed. Obviously their adherence to Islam did not outweigh their greed. I always thought they were more of a gang then a dedicated extremist organization. Despite what maybe stated in today’s news, they do not have obvious direct links to al-Qeada. The only link maybe Adnan El-Shukri-Jumah, al-Qaeda’s operative who had distinct links to T&T and Guyana and may have been assisted by JAM members.

    Guyana and Haiti have a significant extremist element with a particular Haitian Muslim having links to an Iranian backed cleric linked to the Tri-border area in South America.

    JAM is not al-Qaeda, but should be watched closely, which the NY-JTTF does.

    Jamaat-al-Muslimeen in Wikipedia. About the coup d’état, it says:

    It was the organisation’s leader, Imam Yasin Abu Bakr, who led members of the Jamaat in an attempted coup d’état against the elected Government of Trinidad and Tobago in July 1990. Over a six-day period members of the government including then-Prime Minister A.N.R. Robinson were held hostage at gun point while chaos and looting broke out in the streets of the capital Port of Spain.

    As you can see pacific guys… And this happened back on 1990. Hmm, I confess I had no idea this had happened…

    The Strata-Sphere points out the importance of the Surveillance program in detecting the plot:

    The official said the plotters had conducted surveillance on giant jet fuel tanks at JFK and the pipeline. They had taken surveillance video of the targets and took it to Trinidad to review the tape, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the arrests were not yet announced.

    The official said investigators first found out about the plot in January 2006. After that, an informant infiltrated the group.

    Pastorius has also written at IBA.

    More about Jamaat-al-Muslimen (Community of Muslims):

    From the latter:

    While the Muslimeen are a Sunni group, both Kadir and Ibrahim are Shi’a Muslims.

    Hmmmm….Here’s a couple of points about former Parliament member Abdul Kadir:

    Abdul Kadir hailed originally from Buxton, East Coast Demerara, and attended St Stanislaus College. While working the night shift at the Guyana Water Authority, he enrolled at the University of Guyana from where he graduated in 1975 with a Higher Technical Diploma in Civil Engineering. He then went on to the University of the West Indies (UWI) where he earned a BSc in Civil Engineering, graduating in 1981. He also studied Islamic theology in Iran.

    Well, that helps explain this:

    Speaking with the Stabroek News yesterday, Kadir’s daughter Sauda said that her father had been on his way to Iran where he had been invited to attend an Islamic conference when he was arrested. She said that Kadir had left Guyana on Thursday evening for Trinidad from where he was scheduled to travel to Venezuela to pick up his Iranian visa before proceeding to Iran.

    It was when he was about to board his flight to Venezuela that he was taken off the plane and told he was being held “for some conspiracy.”

    Flight to Venezuela?? Hmm, how strange… smile_sad

    Related links:

    The Gathering Storm writes about the Jihadi training camp in upstate New York:

    Members of the compound have been sent to Pakistan and Afghanistan for specialized training in guerilla warfare – – a fact confirmed by Thomas P. Gallagher, a Special Agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

    The Red House cell of ul-Fuqra has metastasized so that similar Islamic compounds have popped up in neighboring Prince George and Campbell Counties. The 25 acre facility in Prince George County is situated on Mahareen Road, a name selected by the Muslim newcomers and duly approved by the local ordinance officials. Mahareen is the plural of the Arabic mahar, meaning “clever one.” The facility in Campbell County is considerably larger, occupying more than 100 acres. An additional compound reportedly has materialized in Bedford County near the city of Roanoke.

    Several Virginia compounds appear to possess obstacle courses, and firing ranges.
    Members of the compounds have been known to refer to themselves as “soldiers of Allah” and “Mohammad’s commandos.”

    It’s interesting to see what this people are being trained for: guerilla warfare. Now, read what I wrote about Catalonian Jihadi base:

    As the recruited ones in Spain lack military formation, knowledge of explosives or urban guerrilla, mainly “are sent for kamikaze actions“, or “are instructed” in military actions. “the danger, as both sources from the National Police and of the Civil Guard have pointed out – is that, once formed as terrorist in those fields or trained in combat in Iraq, the recruit is sent back to Europe to stay latent until the order arrives to them to activate“.

    Yeah, that’s right: urban guerilla.

    I do not know if someone would get to think about this… but it is a terrible coincidence.

    Any light lit? lightbulb Don’t think so… smile_sad

    The Hill Chronicles, Right Truth have also written about this subject.

    Stormwarning’s Counterterrorism writes about the (not confirmed yet) connection with Muhammad El Shukrijumah, named by FBI as the new Atta:

    A FBI spokesperson in Miami said the squad assigned to track Shukrijumah was aware of the case but that “no connection” to the wanted al Qaeda suspect was found in the JFK case. The spokesperson said the best available information is that Shukrijumah is with top al Qaeda leaders along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.


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    Considering the inminent exit of ETA terrorist José Ignacio de Juana Chaos from the hospital of San Sebastián in which he has been after his hunger strike, the Unified Union of Policemen (SUP) has sent a press note to the MSM reclaiming his immediate return to prison. A place, he never should have left, as the SUP remembers.

    In the same press release, the organization ratifies that he should never have left jail, and “not because of the punishment of 25 murders, of which he had never shown any repent, but because he has been fighting the State of Law, fight which has concluded with his exit from prison“.

    El Semanal Digital

    El Confidencial publishes that the Government asked the Hospital not to release any of these news before the past elections, something we were all fearing was going to happen:

    Achieved target. Rodríguez Zapatero called a member of the Basque Government of Ibarreche to ask them to release the information after May 27th (elections day). The motive: he did not want PP to use De Juana’s exit from hospital as a weapon during the electoral campaign.

    Spanish newspaper La Razón writes an article about De Juana:

    The prison “development” of the ex-chief of ETA “Madrid commando” has been al the way critisized by the priviledges he has obtained in prisons and hospitals. – When he was “near death” [I love The Times], he was the main role in a sex continous story of bed, shower and meals in the Madrid’s hospital “Doce de Octubre“.

    For a retrospective on sex stories of ETA bloodiest terrorist, while international MSM were considering him near death (then I am dead already), see my post here.

    With some other interesting accounts:

    A worse destiny than him have suffered some other terrorist victims who saw him at hospital. As he is free to move along the hospital, he run into three victims who belong to Covite [another ETA terrorism’s victims’ association]. In the same floor De Juana is staying there is a widow of a man murdered by an ETA commando. This woman has leucemia.

    The three other victims just go into hiding, as they have taken part in the demonstrations outside the hospital to protest for the liberation of the ETA terrorist.

    But there is more:

    The investigations that have taken part about the telephone numbers, 2 Spanish and 2 French, that was carrying with him the ETA terrorist Juan Carlos Yurrebaso, member of «Hanes», the “negotiation apparatchik” of the ETA terrorist band, have brought some trails that had let the investigators stablish that they could have been used by members of the Basque Socialist Party.

    Very important: El juez Marlaska reabre una causa a Otegi por enaltecer a ETA en contra del criterio del fiscal.

    The judge of the National Court Fernando Grande-Marlaska has reopened, against the Prosecutor’s will -what a shame a prosecutor that does not prosecute-, a process against Otegi, Batasuna’s speaker, and other 22 members of this party because of their participation in the hommage of the ETA terrorist Arkaitz Otazua, dead in a cross-fire with Ertzaintza, Basque Autonomous police.

    The case was shut provisionally last March by Grande-Marlaska because he had no proofs, but the reception in the Judge’s office of a TV recording with Otegi’s participation in the act has made him reconsider his decision as his speech at it could constitute a crime of terrorism’s apology.

    Hehe, that photo describes terribly well this ETA terrorist himself who was released in 1978’s amnesty.

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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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    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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    I have just now received this:


    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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    This campaign has some very important characteristics: corruption, violence against PP and appeasement of the Government to ETA, basically.

    In Sevilla, PP has announced that it has been discovered that the Majorship, ruled by the Socialists, was sending by fax instructions to forge official receipts. The Major has said nothing about this.

    PSOE has also been accused of corruption in the Malaya case, something which can give the Majorship directly to PP.

    Precisely it was the Malaya case the one who could have given a heart attack to the nowadays Madrid’s Major and Pp candidate to the same post on May 27th elections Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón in a TV debate. In the middle of the debate, Miguel Sebastián, PSOE candidate to Major and before  that Director of the powerful Economic Office of the Presidency, showed him a photo of Montserrat Corulla, a very beautiful lawyer who has been accused of acting as “man of straw” in teh Malaya case and asked him if he had “something to do with someone related to this corruption net. As Ms. Corulla is very beautiful and it was rumoured that he had an affaire with Ruiz-Gallardón, the latter answered he was not going to answer about personal matters. Some people I have been speaking with consider that Sebastián wanted Ruiz-Gallardón to ask him about his homosexuality -and present him as an homophobe-, as it is rumoured that Sebastián is homosexual. Well, nowadays it looks like that is Sebastián the one who has something to do in the Malaya case. PP has already asked him for it.

    From the Economic office of the Presidence, Sebastián&Co. prepared an assault on BBVA, using the old -and unethical- tactic of accusing its president, Francisco González, of having committed tax crime/administrative infraction, something which was denounced by Manuel Conthe, ex-president of CNMV (Spanish SEC). Anyway, is BBVA now free of the wrongdoings of the EOP? Looks like that it isn’t. And the benefits would be -again- for Italy and Mr. Prodi.

    Even the Basque Nationalist Party that normally has not been involved in any corruption phenomenon, has a senator, Víctor Bravo, ex-director of Guipúzcoa Budget  Office, who has been accused of “diminishing” the debts some people had for not having taxes if they pay earlier and it was paid to him.  This has not been the first case in the last months that the Basque Nationalists are accused of corruption: some others (for example, Juan Ramón Ibarra o José María Bravo) were doing the same. The fact that the BNP has been ruling the Community in most part of the 30 years since democracy came could have been the cause for not having discovered more cases of corruption within this party.

    But there are other tyoes of corruption appearing this days: Canarian Coalition  has denounced PSOE for a  fraudulent growth of the  electoral lists in the Canary Islands in the areas where the PSOE is ruling:

    Coalición Canaria ha presentado una denuncia ante la Junta Electoral Provincial por el incremento fraudulento del censo electoral en municipios de La Gomera gobernados por el PSOE. Concretamente, en Vallehermoso CC ha detectado graves irregularidades al incrementarse el censo electoral, respecto al anterior de 2003, en barrios o calles ‘en los que apenas existen habitantes desde hace 25 años’.

    The same thing looks like that has happened in Galicia and in Valencia. Just the same Venezuelan Bolivarian Chávez made in the past.

    About agressions toPPthey have continued throughout these past days and nothing indicates they are going to stop:

    17.05.07 Mataró (Barcelona). The PP office appears with the word “fachas” (fascists) in the walls and in the surroundings it could be read “go out of a worker’s quarter”.

    19.05.07. Getafe (Madrid). Unkown people painting to the electoral posters and the main PP office in the city. -in this locality nº2 is Gica Craioveanu, a Romanian footballer-. The Pp candidate has already said that they are not going to stop working for change.

    20.05.06. San Sebastián. A hundred pro-ETA intimidated, insulted and menaced the PP candidate to San Sebastián’s Major, María José Usandizaga, when she had finished an electoral act in the Olf Part of the city. She had to take refuge in a store because of the lack of Basque policemen in the area.

    20.05.07. Torrelodones (Madrid). There are damages in PP billboards and posters and insulting paintings against PP in other publicity places..

    20.05.07. Coslada (Madrid). A group of people throw stones to the PP electoral van. they also insulted them, calline them “fascists” and menaced them with “Hope that they put a bomb and kill you all”.

    The last one has taken place today in Valencia -another explosive was set some days ago there too-. The Government has not condemned any of these acts which are totally against a normal democratic and peaceful behaviour.

    But Granada’s PSOE has called the youths to a “macrobotellón” -that is, where people drink alcohol till they are so drunk that some of them even finish it with an alcohol coma [think that it is said like that…smile_omg]- against PP the night before the elections (the so-called reflection day). The prosecutor has already denounced the initiative.

    Moving over to the terrorist subject, the Catalan terrorist group Terra Lliure, after TV3 -Catalan public TV- made a documentary nearly praising them has issued a death threat against Albert Ribera, 27-year-old and president of the new party Ciutadans de Cataluña (Catalonian citizens). The important thing here is that Terra Lliure had been a lot of years without appearing in the public scene -in fact, it was officialy dissolved in the 90’s-. Albert Rivera has said that he is not scared because of the threats.

    The pro-ETA newspaper GARA has issued some fascicles in which they sum up how the negotiation with the Goverment has happened. And there are surprising -or not?- revelations.

    It’s absolutely shameful to read that PSOE representant in the negotiations, Jesús Eguiguren (accused and convicted for hitting his wife, something which is striking being this a so-feminist self-called Government…) asked textually to the ETA terrorists: “Slow down please the degree of your menaces. Nwither PP nor socialists dissidents and never to women”. And he continues: “because that is, in the public opinion, horrible for us, who are helping you all that we can“. Just to sum up: someone who has been convincted for hitting his wife, asks the terrorists with the “please” before. Delicious, isn’t it. And coherent. My goodness, this man should be out of politics since the day he was convicted…

    Even Gara has publishedthat a year ago the Government agree with them to close a “treaty” for the Basque country before July 31st this year.. And that Otegi -Batasuna’s president- is out of jail because of another agreement between PSOE and Batasuna– he was accused of praising terrorism-.

    The revering position of this Government, that we could observe in Eguiguren, has produced a multiplication of support for the so-called izquierda abertzale [abertzale left] -they are nothing but the people who support ETA- and the agressions to politicians of all sort (also the Spanish Minister of Justice or Basque nationalist Party politicians) and in the classroom (more here). they have even interrupted a meeting at the Majorship of San Sebastián, ruled by the not-very-much-admired Odón Elorza, in favor of the dialogue with the terrorists.

    Today ETA has also exploded a low explosive to a Socialist Candidate. Joseba Elola has pointed out that he is frightened but that never he had been threatened before by the abertzale.

    Navarra is going to be the key in the process: if UPN (right) does not take the absolute majority (half and 1) of the total seats in the Autonomous Community, Navarra will -with 99% probability- be united with basques in the first step to the independence of both Communities. The problem is that Socialist base in Navarra are not speaking about this possibility. As a result of the tense situation and to increase that sensation, Navarra is full of anti-system groups today. Because they know the importance of the event.

    In this climate is not surprising that the concentrations called by Foro de Ermua and another similar associations against negotiation were forbidden by the Government, for example in Madrid.

    ETA has also announced that the bloody terrorist Josu Ternera will continue to be its representant in the negociation. The wife-hitter negotiating with the terrorist Spain’s future. Hmm, what a perspectivesmile_confused

    It is also quite surprising the plittle coverage and attention MSM are giving to the Gallician independentist terrorism. Since Socialists and Galician nacionalists arrived to power last years attacks have increased with home-made devices planted in strategic places and with notes written in Galician-portuguese, a modality only spoken by Galician nationalists: 

    Le cuentan a El Chivato que los incidentes violentos –en realidad, actos terroristas- protagonizados por independentistas se han incrementado desde la llegada a la Xunta de la coalición PSOE-BNG. El último hecho fue la bomba colocada en un polígono industrial de Lugo el pasado martes, día 15. Dato muy relevante: el artefacto estaba dirigido contra una constructora cuyo dueño fue político del Partido Popular.

    Que se sepa, no se han escuchado palabras de condena de parte de Touriño, ni de Anxo Quintana, mucho más cuando no pocas juventudes del BNG se mezclan con ese tipo radicales. Un extraño caso de silencio a pesar de que la bomba estuvo colocada frente a un supermercado y pudo ocasionar “graves daños impredecibles” de no haber sido desactiva por los Tedax.

    La reivindicación de la bomba apareció escrita en gallego-lusista, a pesar de lo cual los medios de comunicación han obviado la palabra “independentistas gallegos” al referirse a los autores del atentado. Muchos han preferido hablar de “unos desconocidos”, cuando ese idioma inexistente únicamente es utilizado por los independentistas.

    The political leaders have not condemned these acts.

    Everything is complicated by the march 11th bombings investigation, that shows that anything is very clear. The superior policeman in charge of the proofs derived from the explosions, Sánchez Manzano (more than 30 years in the force and the main actor in the polemic about the boric acid) did not keep the explosives properly.

    It is not strange than that Zapatero was booed yesterday when visiting his granfather’s village -you know, the one killed by Franco, who was a double agent for both the republicans and the nationals in the war (more here, even when the Spanish Public TV does not show it. And it is not strange that Bilbao’s streets have been covered with posters against Zapatero and ETA terrorist De Juana saying: “25 víctimas do not at any more. ZP do not negotiate with our deads”. nor that the Wall Street journal alerts about the growing uneasiness because of … ZP.

    related news:

    1. the relatives of the dead in Guadalajara’s fire insult Socialist President Barreda (Autonomous Community of Castilla-la Mancha).
    2. Spanish National Bank sells 80 tons of gold because of the deficit in the commercial trade with foreign countries.
    3. There is also a revolutión in Second Life, against ETA negotiation.

    Related posts:

    1. Spanish Elections Watch 2007 (part 3): more violence and ANV.
    2. Spanish Elections Watch 2007 (part 2): agressions on PP members.
    3. Spanish Elections Watch 2007.
    4. Corrupsoe reloaded (part 2): Sebastián, socialist candidate to Madrid’s Majorship.
    5. Corrupsoe reloaded (part 1): Ibiza connection and Arenillas.

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    This post could also be titled as BBC Watch, because it is very funny how they write about the situation in the refugee camp:

    Thousands of people have used a night-time lull in fighting between troops and Islamist militants to flee a refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

    Palestinians in Nahr al-Bared had been trapped for three days as Lebanese army troops exchanged fire with Fatah al-Islam fighters holed up in the camp.

    At least 50 soldiers and militants have died. The civilian toll is unknown.

    UN head of humanitarian affairs John Holmes appealed to the warring sides to allow aid supplies into the camp.

    He said it was outrageous that a relief convoy which had entered the camp on Tuesday had been forced to turn back after shells exploded near its vehicles.

    There are two very interesting things in this part of the news:

    1. the Islamist terrorists are called militants and fighters, as if they were some kind of wonderful saviors. As I posted yesterday, the people are turning these terrorists affable murderers to the authorities. They are there ONLY because the troops are not allowed inside the camp and are using Palestinian refugees as human shields. I make the same question as yesterday: Why this is not told by BBC? -yesterday it was Yahoo!-Reuters-.
    2. And the second is even more outrageous: the aid supplies were bombed by the fighters who were trying that the Palestinians did not get out of the camp. They even did not want the evacuation of the wounded.

    From Beirut to the Beltway has written about the last events in Lebanon (h/t Blacksmiths of Lebanon):

    The Lebanese army is acting to “finish off” the terrorists in the Nahr El Bared refugee camp, after receiving a green light Monday from the Lebanese cabinet, and political cover from the Palestinian factions, who are now concerned about the civilian death toll. The army is now reportedly moving into the camp and arresting some of the terrorists.

    […] According to As-Safir, an ISF investigation into a bank robbery accidentally led the police to an apartment in Tripoli that members of Fatah al-Islam used as a base. The Islamists reacted to the police operation by attacking a Lebanese army post near the Nahr El Bared refugee camp, slaughtering 17 Lebanese army soldiers in their sleep, and ambushing others on leave in Qalamoun and Koura. The terrorists’ weapon of choice: suicide attacks. As-Safir said the ISF and the Army intelligence had been monitoring the movements of Fatah al-Islam for months. They succeeded in apprehending over a dozen members, but the camp was off limits to them.

    The terrorist group, implicated in a terrorist attack last February, and reportedly charged with killing politicians and attacking UNIFIL troops, as well as killing “crusaders and Zionists”, had been trying to extend its zone of influence to the international highway connecting Lebanon to Syria. The group often clashed with other Palestinian factions, especially Fatah, which accused it at various points in time of being controlled by Syrian intelligence. There have been attempts by local camp leaders to hand over suspects in the Ain Alaq bombings to the Lebanese authorities, but these attempts failed.

    Read all the post. Nothing to do with BBC coverage…

    Finally the UN and Red Cross convoys have entered and they keep on being shot by terrorists militants. There are 4 dead.

    And attention to this comment:

    Beirut mood report: Today the traffic was very light, people are scared, they fear leaving home and not coming back, there’s a tense mood in the air. It was calm. People noticed a change in the tonality of the Palestinian parties, this caused fears, yesterday the Palestinian parties said they want to end the terrorist group, but today rallies were held in the camps against the government of Saniora and the Leb army. The word on the street is that Damascus put enormous pressure on Palestinians especially Hamas to change the tonality of their statements…God Help Lebanon

    Hmm, not surprising. These terrorists militants have been killing Palestinians (even using them as human shields!!) and, instead of confronting them, they are confronting the Lebanese army…

    And this other one about the Fatah al-Islam leader asking and obtaining help from Syria.

    You can go and read the comments. They are very interesting.

    Global Voices Online has a roundup on Lebanese bloggers and their view on the situation. Read all of them. There are opinions of all sorts. 😉

    Here there is more about the Aschrafief bombing.

    The American Thinker writes about the leader of the group:

    al-Abssi was sentenced to death along with al-Zarqawi in Jordan for assassinating the United States diplomat Laurence Foley, he was freed from a Syrian jail where he had spent three years for plotting terrorist attacks there. Released last fall, he made his way immediately to the northern Lebanese refugee camp Nahr el-Bared where he began to recruit not only Palestinians but also Arab fighters and jihadists from as far away as Chechnya.

    A very good and peaceful guy. A true alliancetor [Zapatero’s registered trade mark 🙂 ]

    More in Good neighbours Blog. h/t Extreme Centre.org.

    And last news are that… UN condemns Lebanon for disproportionate response. Hmm, no mention to the human shields also, a very important thing, because if someone is shooting you from behind a woman, what would you do? And what would you do if that same someone is shooting to other civilians from behind the same woman?

    Blaming the troops for that is very easy, but from my point of view is not the solution. The first condemnation -and the most important one- should be given to the terrorists and their blackmail of innocent civilians. But the UN Secretary General does a good work on considering the Lebanese Army equal to the terrorists. I am not the least surprised. I have had a very bad opinion of Ban Ki-Moon since he was elected and I knew his position of Kim Il Jong. Appeasement in full extent…

    (UPDATE): You can also see the video Chaim links. Attention to Abbas’s permission to enter the camp…

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    From Yahoo! News:

    Lebanese troops pounded a Palestinian refugee camp with artillery and tank fire for a second day Monday, raising huge columns of smoke as they battled a militant group suspected of ties to al-Qaida in the worst violence since the end of the 1975-90 civil war.

    Nearly 50 combatants were killed in the first day of fighting Sunday, but it was not known how many civilians have been killed inside the Nahr el-Bared camp on the outskirts of the northern port city of Tripoli.

    Palestinian officials in the camp reported at least nine civilians were killed Monday, along with 40 wounded. The figures could not be confirmed because emergency workers or security officials have not been able to get in.

    The White House said it supports Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora’s efforts to deal with fighting, and the State Department defended the Lebanese army, saying it was working in a “legitimate manner” against “provocations by violent extremists” operating in the camp.

    Black smoke filled the sky over Nahr el-Bared as fires raged for hours and heavy gunfire and explosions rang out constantly. Shells could be seen thudding into buildings in the seaside camp.

    Fighting paused briefly in the afternoon to allow the evacuation of 18 wounded civilians, according to Saleh Badran of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. But the fighting quickly resumed. Ambulances raced through the streets of nearby Tripoli, where many shops were closed and many residents stayed inside.

    “There are many wounded. We’re under siege. There is a shortage of bread, medicine and electricity. There are children under the rubble,” Sana Abu Faraj, a refugee, told Al-Jazeera television by cell phone from the camp.

    Lebanon was already in the midst of its worst political crisis between the Western-backed government and Hezbollah-led opposition since the end of the civil war.

    Publius Pundit has this:

    Fatah al-Islam terrorists paid and used as proxy by Bashar al Assad to create havoc in Lebanon triggered a bloody street battle today in Tripoli (second city as importance after Beirut) The good news is that the national Lebanese army is now in control of the situation.

    I strongly believe that the UN investigation in Hariri’s assassinations (and let us not forget the chain of assassinations and attempts of assassinations that followed) is close to publicly affirm, not only suggest as it did so far, the extent of Syrian involvement in these crimes. Truth is nearing the surface and this is the reason of the recent violent clashes.

    h/t: Simon Carl and Alfred, who writes an interesting post about alleged root causes of terrorism.

    From EL Mundo.es:

    A Lebanese Minister assured that the crashed with Fatah al Islam, group which he links to Syria (something Syria has denied.. ehem), seem to have as a target to interfere in the possibility of stablishing an International Crimnal Court who judges the responsbles of the political murders in the “cedar country.

    You can also go to BlackSmiths of Lebanon. Yesterday they wrote:

    While Lebanese Army reinforcements continued to roll into the city, it residents descended onto the streets (where it was safe enough) and cheered the soldiers on, reaffirming their support and belief in the sovereignty of the state and its monopoly over the use of weapons, as represented through the Lebanese Army.

    If this was the first assault in this new phase of the war Syria has declared on Lebanon’s sovereignty and stability then the Lebanese have, yet again, won. Throughout the day, the residents of the country’s second largest city continuously placed their trust and safety in the hands of the state. Today, the nation as a whole stands united behind its fighting men, and the families of those soldiers who died defending our rights to be free of the terrorists and murderers who have tried, are trying, and will try to stamp out our spirit.

    This night a huge explosion has happened in Aschrafieh and Today the fighting continues… with the Jihadis using the people from the camp as human shields:

    The Naharnet news website, has reported from sources inside the camp, that Fatah al-Islam gunmen have resorted to using the residents of the camp as human shields, firing on those trying to get out of the camp as well as humanitarian organisations which had attempted to evacuate the wounded as part of an earlier agreed upon ceasefire.

    It is curious that Yahoo! did not write about that, is it??

    By the way, in the comments they say that Lebanese people are helping the Lebanese Army and that some civilians have caught and turned in two fugitives. Good for them!

    Gateway Pundit reports:

    One of the men killed in Sunday’s fighting, Saddam El-Hajdib, was a suspect in a failed German train bombing a sign that Nahr al-Bared refugee camp had become a refuge for militants planning attacks outside of Lebanon. In fact it had been reported that the Al Qaeda-linked group was in the advanced planning stages for spectacular external attacks against civilian targets in Europe and the America.

    ABC News considers this is the worst fighting since the Civil War.

    And Reuters gives some of its space to a representative of Fatah al-Islam, who blames Lebanon -unsurprisingly-:

    Abu Salim, a spokesman for Fatah al-Islam, blamed the army for the flare-up and threatened to ignite violence elsewhere.

    “If the situation stays like this we will not be silent and will definitely move the battle outside (the nearby city) of Tripoli,” he told Reuters by telephone.

    He said the group had lost five dead and nine wounded inside the camp since fighting erupted early on Sunday. Palestinian sources in Nahr al-Bared said the bombardment on Monday had killed nine civilians and wounded 20.

    Well, as I said, no surprise at all.

    Avi Green points out why Al-Qaida and Fatah Al Islam were in that camp:

    The battle was an unprecedented showdown between the Lebanese army and militant groups that have arisen in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps, which are home to tens of thousands of people living amid poverty and crime and which Lebanese troops are not allowed to enter.

    He also underlines that the people there were been trained to commit attacks in other countries.

    But that’s just my opinion makes a bloggers’ roundup.

    Spanish Blog Etimologías links to an article in The Times about Fatah al Islam.

    European Union: In a joint statement, the 27

    condemn “most energetically” the attacks against the lebanese security forces and the bomb attack in Beirut that has produced a mortal victim and several wounded. They also express their support to the Government of the PM Fuad Siniora.

    “The presidency asks Lebanon to reject violence and to do everything possible to prevent the situation for going even worse”, the statement says.

    Sent to Open TRackbacks: Dumb Ox, MoreWhat.com, Blue Star Chronicles, Pirate’s Cove, The Amboy Times.

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