Skip to comments.Spain sends in ARMY to Catalonia as it pushes region to brink over referendum
Posted on 10/04/2017 11:38:58 PM PDT by aquila48
SPAIN has sent two convoys of troops into Catalonia in a move that is likely to anger the regional parliament.
Troops from the Logistic Support Group 41 (AALOG 41) who are based in Aragon were told of their move at about 7pm last night.
The exact number of soldiers is not known but according to the newspaper El Confidencial, two contingents of troops are being sent in 20 trucks.
It is understood their orders are to provide logistical support to the Guardia Civil and national police still stationed in the region.
The appearance of troops is likely to be seen as highly controversial as the President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont has previously referred to the presence of the Guardia Civil and national police as occupying forces and had said they should leave all four of the Catalan provinces immediately.
Former Vice President Alfonso Guerra defends the idea of sending the Army to Catalonia.
The former president and leader of socialist party PSOE Alfonso Guerra has defended the decision to send the Army into Catalonia in case the police were not able to control the situation created by a "pro-fascist" independence movement that is attempting "a coup detat".
In an interview with radio station Onda Cero, he recalled that in Paris the Army has been in the streets for a year because of the terrorist threat and that does not make France less of a democratic country.
Alfonso Guerra has supported the message that the King addressed the Spaniards last night because he made an emphasis "where it is needed, in the members of the coup detat", with whom he believes it is not possible to negotiate.
The troops are believed to have been stationed at the barracks in Santa Eulalia de Sant Boi de Llobregat, a few miles from Barcelona.
If the people in this area of Spain are able to pull this off look for a similar illegal election in California next year.
California is never going to vote to leave, with or without a referendum.
If they did, President Trump should help them pack, rather than go full Lincoln and sic the U.S. military on them.
True the Libs in California love telling the rest of the country how to live their lives.
They just couldnt give that up.
Why would it be illegal?
Secession is illegal. Once States join the US they can’t leave.
Hopefully the army kills all the muzzies in Catalonia.
Where did you get that idea? Nothing in the Constitution suggest that.
I think most of those in middle America would pay to get California out of the Union.
Your basic problem, in a nutshell, is that one side has lots of money and wants to leave while the other side has lots of guns and wants them to stay. Which side do you think will prevail. Stealing a phrase from the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, “Guns will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no guns.”
This text from the Declaration of Independence states that a we have the right to throw off a government that we determine to be oppressive.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
This passage from the Declaration of Independence states that the original colonies were independent states (countries). Did someone repeal the Declaration of Independence and not tell me?
Just because the USSC says that the states can not secede does not mean that they can not.
Consider that this Texas v. White was decided 4 years after the Civil War and 650 thousand dead. The court was not going to rule that the Confederacy was right.
Well, I don’t know. Will anyone else with guns sell to the side with money?
I’ve lost track. Is this a war or a rumor of war?
Only if the people with the guns let them. This is where a 2nd Amendment would come in handy. The people might be outgunned but at least they could buy some time to arm themselves better. When they are virtually disarmed it’s a lot tougher. Tough to sympathize when they disarmed themselves willingly. They forgot to read the part in the history books where it says that government is the biggest threat to their safety.
This sounds like a repeat of Tianamen Square. Hard to believe a supposedly civilized European country is throwing soldiers into the mix. One nervous soldier or protestor takes the first shot and this could turn into a bloodbath. When Yugoslavia split up it was initially peaceful then quickly escalated into open warfare.
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