"The Basque separatist group Eta has declared a permanent ceasefire.Because they realise that nothing they are fighting for is worth killing for? That would be a nice but unrealistic thought. Because post-9/11, Bali, Madrid, Kerbala, and Casablanca, terrorism is so much more difficult to romanticise and they realise they're onto a losing ticket, more likely.
Eta is blamed for killing more than 800 people in its four-decade fight for independence for the Basque region of northern Spain and south-west France.
In a statement released to Basque media, the group said its objective now was "to start a new democratic process in the Basque country".
Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said the government was cautious but hopeful about the announcement."
The zeitgeist has dispensed with your services; kindly leave the world stage.