Alarming News

February 26, 2006

Spaniards march against appeasement [posted by Allah]

A dying breed:

Victims of ETA’s campaign of violence led tens of thousands of protesters through Madrid on Saturday in a warning to Spain’s Socialist government not to negotiate with the Basque separatist group….

A sea of umbrellas, placards and flags moved slowly through Madrid’s posh Salamanca district, as the crowd shouted “Zapatero resign” and “Negotiation is surrender”.

Opposition conservatives have accused Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of being soft on ETA since his offer last May to talk to the outlawed group if it abandoned violence for good.

A recent poll showed most Spaniards agree with the policy.

It’d be a lot easier to throw rocks at Zapatero here if his policy were any different from Bush’s vis-a-vis Hamas, or Britain’s vis-a-vis the IRA. Of course, it isn’t.

Ah, what the hell. Peace in our time!

Posted by Allahpundit at 01:10 AM |

But it worked kinda well with the IRA. Because they disarmed. So as much fun as it would be if they were still killing the English, and the English were still killing them, the negotiations actually worked to stop that.

Posted by: Sam L. at February 26, 2006 at 10:20 am

Wouldn’t the abandoment of violence for good be a defeat of terrorism?

Posted by: PAUL at February 26, 2006 at 5:16 pm
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