Steve Edwards' website

Home Page

News stories

"Basque Homeland and Freedom"

30 October, 2001 —


In March 2006, ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) renounced violence, effective Friday the 24th.

Yesterday ETA, the Basque separatist group, made an offer of peace to the Spanish government.

They asked for independence in return, which was always their goal; but they're trying to talk new talks.

ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) claimed 11 attacks since June 25. this is consistent with my impression while I was in Spain, that they were killing about once a week. These people are vicious and clinical, usually car-bombing, and killing in some cases without much tactical sense. (Once, it was a well-liked cook at a restaurant where somebody ETA didn't like used to eat.)

Bad motherf*ckers. I think it interesting that to at least an extent they are being flushed out. There have indeed been some recent arrests of some of their operatives.

— October, 2001, Kilkenny Ireland