Saturday, August 07, 2004

ETA REAPPEARS with a double bombing in Northern Spain this morning. Luckily, there were no casualties:
The armed Basque separatist group ETA claimed responsibility for two small bombs that exploded Saturday in two northern tourist towns, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

The attacks were the first claimed by ETA since September 2003. Authorities briefly suspected the separatist group of involvement in the Madrid railway bombings in March before blaming Islamic extremists.

The explosions occurred around 1 p.m. in the coastal resort towns of San Vicente de la Barquera and Ribadesella. Minutes earlier an anonymous person claiming to represent ETA called police and two newspapers with a warning.
By the way, note the infuriating terminology, calling ETA an "armed Basque separatist group". This is like calling al-Qaeda a "plane-piloting Islamic religious group". A f*cking stupid thing to say.

Sorry for the cursing, but this thing really infuriates me. Hasn't anybody learnt anything about how wrong it is not to name terrorists for what they are?