Friday, March 20, 2009

Colonialist Spain

The article you're about to read will show you how Spain desperately clings to its colonialist past. First they refuse to recognize the right of the ethnic Albanians in Kosovo to their self-determination, a right that they have also denied to its own European colonies (Nabarra, Catalunya and Galiza).

But then they are all too willing to contribute to the USA's colonialist occupation of Afghanistan.

Here you have the article published at The New York Times:

Spain: Troops to Leave Kosovo


Spain said Thursday that it would withdraw its 600 peacekeeping troops from Kosovo by the fall, easing the way for a possible increase in the number of soldiers it has deployed in Afghanistan. The Spanish government, which is trying to rein in secessionist movements in the Basque region and Catalonia, does not recognize Kosovo as a sovereign nation. Defense Minister Carme Chacón, above, who was visiting Spain’s force there on Thursday, said the withdrawal would take place gradually over the coming months. “Your mission has been accomplished,” she told the troops in comments broadcast on the Web site of the newspaper El País. “Now it is time to go home.”

Rafael Calduch, a professor of international relations at Complutense University in Madrid, said in a telephone interview that it did “not make sense to have troops in an independent country that Spain does not recognize.” He added that there was also “a lot of pressure to send more troops to Afghanistan.” Spanish officials have high expectations of a closer relationship with the United States after the inauguration of Barack Obama, but diplomats and foreign policy experts in Madrid say an early test of the relationship will be Spain’s willingness to enlarge its force of nearly 800 troops in Afghanistan.

Did you know that the Spaniards celebrate the genocide that they unleashed in America every year on October 12th when they initiated their colonization of the continent?

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