Tuesday, December 16, 2008

EU Endorses Apartheid

Eighteen years ago the world celebrated the end of the Apartheid regime in South Africa, yet, today, the European Union decided to endorse Spain's own brand of political, civil, and human rights violations' state policy. In doing so the leaders of the EU deprives a large percentage of the Basque electorate of their representation which means that those who call the shots in Europe can care less about democracy.

This article was published at Nasdaq's web page:

Spanish Government: EU Adds Two Basque Parties To Terror List

MADRID (AFP)--The European Union has added two Basque separatist parties and two recently arrested ETA leaders to its list of groups and individuals supporting terrorism, the Spanish government said Tuesday.

The Communist Party of Basque Lands, or PCTV, and the Basque Nationalist Action, or ANV, will join the armed Basque separatist group ETA and its political wing Batasuna on the roster, the interior ministry said in a statement.

The E.U. also added 13 ETA members to its terror list, including the group's suspected military chief Aitzol Iriondo Yarza and his predecessor Miguel de Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina, both of whom were arrested in France recently, it added.

Spain's Supreme Court voted in September to outlaw both the PCTV and the ANV in a decision based on a 2002 law allowing the exclusion of parties that back terrorism.

Both parties are suspected to have served as a front for Batasuna in elections.

Spain's top antiterrorism Judge Baltasar Garzon suspended their activities for three years in February, barring them from running in Spain's legislative elections in March.

Now, lets wait and see if twenty years from now the EU will remove Aitzol and Mikel from their terrorist list, just like the USA did with Nelson Mandela a few months ago.

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