Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Eta declares permanent ceasefire

From the beeb:
"The Basque separatist group Eta has declared a permanent ceasefire.
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."
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.

The zeitgeist has dispensed with your services; kindly leave the world stage.

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