Monday, August 23, 2004

KUDOS TO THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR for using the right term when defining ETA, in an unusually balanced article today, considering the precedents in the foreign media:
Compared with the ruinous attacks that struck Spain in March, the bombings over the past 14 days in the northern provinces might be expected to attract little notice: Seven weak explosives, wrapped in plastic bags, and weighing less than 300 grams, caused only slight injuries and minor property damage.

But in Spain, a country that has suffered domestic terrorism for the past 30 years, the explosions were an unnerving reminder that ETA, the Basque terrorist group, was still a threat.
(emphasis mine)

I have complained in the past that the foreign media still uses the stupidly incorrect "separatist group" as the label for a group guilty of more than 800 murders. And there hasn't been a Franco to resist against for almost 30 years now.

(Crossposted at The Command Post)