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Monday, March 27, 2006

Some good and some bad

There is this, which is good, and this, which is bad.

Theoretically, the same group of people - mainly American and British military personnel - is involved. I don't know if any of you saw the glowing faces of Norman Kember's family and friends, but it reminds you that it could all be so different.

On another topic, the Basque terrorist and seperatist organisation just more or less disbanded. It is unlikely that any of you have seen any Spanish news on the topic, so let me relate briefly - from Madrid, the news was all of happy Basque people saying how much better it was without ETA.

Such a partial truth. This is the terrorist organisation whose political arm, Batasuna, was recently banned. Whatever else the giving up of arms means, it means that, unlike in the similar case of the IRA/Sinn Fein, the Basque seperatists are now a faction without a voice. Which is how ETA came about in the first place.

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