Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dangerous ETA Terror Cell Identified

Thanks to the tireless efforts of some of Spain's finest investigative journalists, we are able to reveal that the people shown on the front page of today's ABC are in fact members of ETA.

Oddly, for such a dangerous group of terrorists, some of these people look vaguely familiar. Kofi Annan, didn't he work for some international organisation? Bertie Ahern, Gro Harlem Brundtland? These are names that ring bells. Gerry Adams, Jonathan Powell (the one that isn't pronounced 'pole'), Pierre Joxe. Who would have thought that they all work for ETA? But in case you think it's just one mad newspaper making all of this up, let me correct you. El Mundo confirms that these dangerous people are the "pregoneros de ETA", and the especially reliable La Gaceta says that they are "los enviados de ETA". Surely that puts it beyond doubt?

There is another shadowy figure behind the group who didn't turn up yesterday at this so-called peace conference in San Sebastián. Tony Blair was either too busy sorting out the Middle East (a far fetched explanation if ever I heard one) or just not offered enough money to turn up. The latter sounds true to form. Hiding their true intentions, the sinister group called on ETA to definitively cease all violent actions. If it wasn't for our keen nosed news hounds they might just have got away with it.

What would a former Irish prime minister, an ex French interior minister and Gerry Adams know about terrorism anyway? The people who are here to really tell it like it is are from the party of the political manipulation of 11-M, together with their equally opportunist fellow travellers in UPyD. "Push off foreigners!" is the all too subtle message from those who get incredibly nervous the nearer the Basque Country gets to an end to violence. The victims organisations that have been hijacked by the far right simply deny the existence of any ETA victims who don't share their shrill point of view. 

All of this could still change of course. Should Mariano Rajoy win the election and then decide to sit down and talk to ETA, all of those shouting about betraying the memory of the victims will fall strangely silent. There will be no street demonstrations, and the same newspapers that accuse mediators seeking peace of working for ETA will instead churn out editorials praising the wisdom of the great leader. We know this will happen because it's what happened last time the Partido Popular, under José Maria Aznar, negotiated with ETA. In the meantime, watch out for these dangerous people!


Lavengro said...

A bunch of retired pols who want to keep themselves in the international limelight and a retired murderer who wants to brush up his newly invented image as a civilised member of the human race because he's standing for President of the country next-door to his own. They get together to hold an unnecessary meeting that is timed and stage-managed to help one faction in next month's election.


Graeme said...

Retired murderer! I thought I'd made it clear that TB wasn't there? Whatever the staged nature of the event, I can think of a lot of worse things for retired politicians to be doing than helping to create an atmosphere which might lead to ETA abandoning violence.

Roberticus said...

Hey Graeme,

Any word to the wise on the Esperanza Aguirre alleged break-in?

Good ole' Espe didn't waste time speculating/slandering that the trespassers "must have been two Indignados who she [Dolores Carrión] is protecting".

Oh, and the Duchess also requested the timely resignations of political rivals Carrión and Antonio Camacho. Rather conveniently, don't you think?

Graeme said...

Well the only reliable information at the moment suggests they were Real Madrid fans, indignados in the Mourinho sense of the word. Probably came round to watch the highlights of the game. The neighbourhood is just going downhill since she moved in.

ejh said...

because he's standing for President of the country next-door to his own

No he isn't.