The Basque terreurbeweging ETA apologises for all the pain that they during the past years caused. The Spanish government sees there is evidence of the strength of the rule of law, but for the victims, the excuses to leave.
For the first time in its existence, the Basque terreurbeweging ETA forgiveness asked for ‘all the suffering’ that they have over the past fifty years has caused. ‘In all those years our people have much to …
For the first time in its existence, the Basque terreurbeweging ETA forgiveness asked for ‘all the suffering’ that they have over the past fifty years has caused. ‘In all those years our people have much to endure, latch in an open letter to the Basque newspapers Gara and Berria. The ETA describes itself as a ‘socialist revolutionary freedom movement’, but acknowledge ‘all the pain that they to the people harmed. And that was not less: “There are people killed, injured, tortured and others were forced to go abroad to escape’, provides the ETA. ‘Excessive.’
The ETA admits that she was responsible for. “We realize that we during the long period of armed struggle for the suffering people have caused, a lot of damage where there is no solution for it.’ And say they regretted having. ‘We want to pay respect to the dead, the wounded and the victims of the ETA. We are sorry, sincerely.’
More than 800 dead
Those victims, there are quite a few: after the first political assassination, on a chief of the secret police in San Sebastián in 1968, there were more than 800 people to the separatist violence. Especially representatives of the Spanish ‘occupation force’ – army, police, judges, etc. – have been targeted, but also its own people did not come unscathed from the fight. He who is not decidedly for independence, was against, and had to take the consequences of wear. Leaders who refused the ‘revolutionary tax’ to pay did so at their own risk.
The ETA says to realize that these excuses can’t make up. ‘These words can’t undo what happened or ease the pain. We say that with respect, without the conflict again to want to ignore.’ Nobody can the past, undo, sound the still. “But the worst thing they could now do, the facts can deny or twist. We take all responsibility for what happened.’
The Spanish government is in the excuses a proof of the power of the rule of law’ that the terror has overcome with the weapons of democracy’.
Too late, much too late
The organization of victims AVT regrets that the ETA of this “strategic” communication is latched to its acts of terrorism to justify. ‘The apologies are good, but they should be accompanied with other actions, such as cooperation with the ministry of justice’, according to the AVT-president Miguel Ángel Blanco. “For me, it does not mean much. It comes late, much too late, and lost expectations.”
For the president of the socialist PSOE, Pedro Sanchez, is a ‘big step’ in the direction of final peace. “But it is a long and difficult journey,’ he says on Twitter.
An important step in the direction of peace was in 2011, when the ETA of a unilateral permanent cease-fire promulgated inspired. Last year, then all of the weapons turned in. Next, decisive step must next month be put: it is intended that the movement itself completely dissolves.