Friday, September 26, 2008

Always Blame ETA

If you read this blog on a regular basis you know by now that I often refer to a "Madrid based Ministry of Propaganda" and that I always criticize the media outlets that parrot whatever press release by the Spanish government regarding the Basque issue.

Why do I call it propaganda?

Propaganda is a concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behaviors of large numbers of people. As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda in its most basic sense presents information in order to influence its audience. Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or gives loaded messages in order to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the cognitive narrative of the subject in the target audience to further a political agenda.

In this case, the political agenda by Madrid against the Basque people.

All of this explains what you are about to read from Sky News:

Jet Causes Panic In Spain Resort

11:19am UK, Friday September 26, 2008

A military jet breaking the sound barrier has caused panic in the southern Spanish town of Malaga.

The two loud blasts were heard in quick succession, sparking fears that terrorists had targeted the resort.

"It was very loud and it sounded like a bomb, but it's a false alarm," a government spokesman confirmed.

The scare came just days after the government blamed Basque rebels ETA for killing a soldier and injuring at least 12 people in three bomb attacks in northern Spain.

Conchita Vila, the owner of the El Tubo bar in Malaga, told the AP news agency the booms shook her apartment.

"It scared me. I live on the first floor and the whole house moved," she said.

Local authorities received a flood of calls from concerned residents.

There are several Spanish military bases nearby to Malaga, as well as an American air force refuelling base in the town of Moron de la Frontera.

Who wins from keeping the Spanish people terrorized?

Juan Carlos Borbon and his henchmen who always cry wolf in order to continue to erode the political rights and the civil guarantees of the Spanish citizens in general and the Basque citizens in particular.

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