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  • The Basque Solution: Will Spain break up? And should Americans care?

    10/05/2017 8:17:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2017 | Mike Konrad
    Like vultures, the worldwide press is starting to celebrate the anticipated disintegration of Spain. The Catalans are determined to go.  Considering that Catalonia is the richest province in Spain (by absolute numbers), Spain would suffer an economic hit should Catalonia go. However, always alongside the separatist Catalans are the Basque, who have the highest per capita output in Spain – but only one third the population base.  Navarre Province (which is heavily Basque in the north) came in second per capita in 2010.  Madrid was a mere third per capita, but much of that is artificial wealth, because the national bureaucracy...
  • Basque Protesters Call For Independence Vote In Spain

    07/10/2015 12:38:51 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    IB Times ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | Aditya Tejas
    Thousands of people gathered in northern Spain on Sunday to demand a referendum vote for the independence of the countrys Basque region. Demonstrators holding long lengths of cloth formed human chains across several Basque cities, including the capital of Vitoria, Bilbao and San Sebastian. Many of the protesters wore the colors of the Basque flag -- red, white and green. The demonstration was organized by the pro-independence Gure Esku Dago ("It's in Our Hands") group, and was backed by several separatist parties and local figures. Spains Basque community has long asserted that it should be independent of the country, and...
  • Iceland Revokes Order to 'Kill Basques on Sight'

    05/15/2015 5:17:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Basques can now safely visit Iceland without the threat of being killed on sight. P In a small town on the western coast of Iceland last week, authorities finally revoked a 400-year-old order that allowed Basques to be killed on sight. For the last four centuries people hailing from the Basque Country could have been legally hunted down and killed had they dared to step foot in Iceland. But last week, authorities finally repealed an order issued 400 years ago that led to the massacre of 32 Basque whalers. It came about after three Basque whaling vessels entered a fjord...
  • Basque Country horses

    03/08/2006 11:24:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 421+ views
    Basque Research ^ | March 7, 2006 | Elhuyar Fundazioa
    417 animals were analysed in all: 147 pottokas, 163 Basque mountain ponies, 62 Jacas Navarras and 45 of the Burguete horse breed. Two of these breeds are heavy or given over to meat production (Jaca Navarra and Burguete); on the other hand, the other two are considered to be lightweight breeds... one can observe a gradient between the autochthonous breeds: the pottoka has had the least external influence and the Burguete breed the most... The results show that the four native breeds are related to each other; above all there are geographical relations: the pottoka with the Basque mountain pony...
  • UK leader: We are 'deeply sorry' for Bloody Sunday

    06/15/2010 1:39:06 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 104 replies · 420+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 15 June 2010 | The Times of India
    LONDON: British prime minister David Cameron apologized on behalf of his country Tuesday for the 1972 slaughter of 13 Catholic demonstrators in the Northern Ireland town of Londonderry, an outrage that became known as "Bloody Sunday." In a solemn statement to the British House of Commons, Cameron said that a mammoth, 12-year investigation into the killings left no doubt that the soldiers confronting crowds of Catholic demonstrators in Londonderry's hard-line Bogside district mowed down unarmed protesters without provocation. "What happened on Bloody Sunday was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It was wrong," Cameron said, as a crowd watching him from Londonderry...
  • "Progressive" Priests Reject Pope's Bishop Pick in Spain

    12/21/2009 2:03:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies · 518+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 12/21/2009 | Hilary White
    SAN SEBASTIN, Spain, December 19, 2009 ( - The appointment of Bishop Jos Ignacio Munilla to the diocese of San Sebastian in northern Spain, has been repudiated in a letter signed by a majority of priests of the diocese. Since the rejection early in 2009 by the Austrian bishops conference of the pope's pick for bishop of Linz, some European bishops and priests have stepped up their defiance of papal wishes on appointments and Catholic teaching. The letter said that Bishop Munilla is "not suitable" for the post and said the appointment would "discredit the ecclesiastical life of our diocese."...
  • Suspected ETA militants charged in France

    10/24/2009 11:24:47 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies · 216+ views
    France24 ^ | 24 October 2009 | Staff
    AFP - Two suspected ETA militants arrested in France earlier this week have been charged with conspiracy to collaborate with a terrorist organisation, a legal official said Saturday. Police apprehended 30-year-old Aitor Elizaran in a car park at the wheel of a stolen car in the Brittany seaside town of Carnac on October 19, along with a woman suspect, 32-year-old Oihana Sanvicente. Both were carrying loaded weapons at the time and have also been charged with firearms offences, possession of false documents, and car theft, the official said. The pair had been renting a studio at the holiday resort where...
  • Basque separatist leader, 8 others arrested: sources

    10/13/2009 6:15:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 199+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/09 | AFP
    SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AFP) Police in Spain's northern Basque Country arrested an ex-leader of Batasuna, the banned political wing of the armed separatist group ETA, and eight other militants accused of seeking to rebuild the party, judicial and police sources said. Former Batasuna spokesman Arnaldo Otegi was held in the city of San Sebastian along with a top union leader and three other Basque militants suspected of having tried to "reform the leadership of Batasuna on the instructions of ETA," a judicial source said. The interior ministry said later that four other "leaders of the independentist left" had been...
  • France arrests top ETA leader: Spanish radio

    04/18/2009 5:34:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 409+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/09 | AFP
    MADRID (AFP) Security forces in France on Saturday arrested the suspected military chief of ETA, the third top leader of the Basque separatist organisation to be captured in the last six months, Spanish national radio said. Jurdan Martitegi was detained along with two other ETA suspects in the vicinity of the southern French city of Perpignan in an operation carried out in cooperation with Spanish security forces, the radio said, quoting anti-terrorist sources. The French interior ministry said three ETA suspects were arrested in the village of Montauriol, but it did not identify them. Spanish news reports said Martitegi...
  • Finds that made Basques proud are fake, say experts

    11/28/2008 9:06:04 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 520+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Monday November 24, 2008 | Giles Tremlett
    For traditional Basques the pictures, symbols and words found scraped onto pieces of third century pottery dug up near the town of Nanclares, in northern Spain, included miraculous evidence that their unique language of Euskara was far older than ever thought. Eighteen months ago the dig's director, Eliseo Gil, claimed that some finds at the Roman town known as Veleia were on par with those at Pompeii or Rome itself. Basque nationalists bristled with pride... Now a committee of experts has revealed those jewels to be fakes... The hunt is on for an archeological fraudster who defaced fragments of third...
  • In Search Of The Lost Sahara

    05/18/2008 6:59:59 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 210+ views ^ | 5-15-2008
    In search of the lost Sahara 05/15/2008 A team of Basque and Sahrawi archaeologists is making the first catalogue of the prehistoric heritage of the Western Sahara. Archaeologists doing some research. Photo: EiTBThe region of Tiris, a vast desert area south of Western Sahara, is the work field of the Basque-Sahrawi expedirion researching the past of this inhospitable place of the planet. A team of Basque archaeologists led by Andoni Senz de Buruaga, a professor at the Basque public university UPV, is visiting the Western Sahara for a fifth time. "We presented our research project to the Sahrawi Government in...
  • Somalia - Spanish fishing boat captured by pirates, crew of 26 held captive

    04/20/2008 3:10:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 167+ views
    El Pais (Madrid) ^ | April 20, 2008
    via translation - The boat tuna freezer basque Bakio Beach this Sunday has been assaulted by pirates while fishing seems to be "off the coast of Somalia, has informed the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Basque Government, which has ensured that the pirates have taken control of the boat. Apparently, according to this source, the pirates had attacked the ship with rocket-propelled grenades Spanish, although there have been no injuries among the crew of fishing. A total of 26 people make up the crew of Bakio Beach: 13 of African descent and 13 Spanish origin -5 them...
  • AQncient DNA: Reconstruction Of The Biological History Of Aldaieta Necropolis (Basque)

    04/09/2008 2:26:17 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 177+ views
    Basque Research ^ | 4-7-2008 | University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
    Ancient DNA: reconstruction of the biological history of Aldaieta necropolis A research team from the Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology & Animal Physiology in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Leioa campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and led by Ms Concepcin de la Ra, has reconstructed the history of the evolution of human population and answered questions about history, using DNA extracted from skeleton remains. Knowing the history of past populations and answering unresolved questions about them is highly interesting, more so when the information is obtained from the extraction of genetic material from...
  • Strategy of Tension: ETA Murders Again Two Days Before the National Elections

    03/07/2008 5:08:28 AM PST · by J Aguilar · 7 replies · 611+ views
    EL MUNDO newspaper ^ | 7 March 2008 | J Aguilar
    Isaas Carrasco, 42, former Socialist councilor, has been murdered half an hour ago in the Basque region, before his wife and daughter. Spain will hold next Sunday the first National elections after 3/11.
  • ETA suspects arrested at "bomb factory"

    09/01/2007 4:02:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 535+ views
    ETA suspects arrested at "bomb factory" Police arrested four suspected Basque separatist guerrillas in southern France in what they have described as a "bomb factory" where a car bomb was apparently being prepared. At least two of those detained - three men and a woman - are said to be leading ETA militants. Special forces raided the house near the French town of Cahors after a joint intelligence operation between Paris and Madrid. Police say all four people arrested were armed but surrendered immediately. The Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said one of the group was one of ETA's...
  • A job for Don Quixote

    04/09/2007 8:42:34 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 1 replies · 332+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2007 | Suzanne Fields
    MADRID -- When most Americans hear the word Basque they think "terrorist." It's not quite fair, but that's what many Spaniards think, too. Most Spaniards -- large majorities, by the polls -- blame not only the bombers, but the prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, as well for his coddling the terrorists.. A terrorist organization called Basque Fatherland and Liberty, or ETA for short, took responsibility for the car bomb. ETA is often compared to the Irish Republican Army, but the comparison is not exact. What the two organizations have held in common is their ability to kill without conscience....
  • A United Kingdom? Maybe

    03/05/2007 7:44:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,300+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2007 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Britain and Ireland are so thoroughly divided in their histories that there is no single word to refer to the inhabitants of both islands. Historians teach that they are mostly descended from different peoples: the Irish from the Celts and the English from the Anglo-Saxons who invaded from northern Europe and drove the Celts to the countrys western and northern fringes. But geneticists who have tested DNA throughout the British Isles are edging toward a different conclusion. Many are struck by the overall genetic similarities, leading some to claim that both Britain and Ireland have been inhabited for thousands of...
  • BBC: Madrid blast 'ends Eta ceasefire' (the Spanish government has announced)

    12/30/2006 7:51:00 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies · 1,073+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 30 December 2006, 13:38 GMT | BBC Staff
    Madrid blast 'ends Eta ceasefire' The government says Eta has ended the ceasefire Basque separatist group Eta have carried out a car bomb attack at a Madrid airport ending a ceasefire, the Spanish government has announced.At least four people were injured in the blast in the car park of terminal four at Barajas Airport. "It is an attack which breaks nine months without violent actions by Eta," said Spain's interior minister. He said the prime minister would stress later that "violence and dialogue are incompatible in democracy". Officials said Eta had made a call to claim the attack -...
  • Media averts eyes from huge Spanish demonstration

    06/12/2006 12:34:42 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 17 replies · 1,122+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 12th, 2006 | Thomas Lifson
    Something between 200,000 and one million people took to the streets of Madrid (see photo) for a demonstration against appeasement of terrorists. The ETA Basque terrorists, who are to enter talks with the government were the proximate cause. But also the Muslim terrorists who dream of reconquista - re-claiming Spain for the Dar al Islam. Speakers and many in the chanting crowd denounced PM Zapatero, who unexpectedly won Spain for the Socialists in the wake of the Madrid terror bombing and who now proposes to negotiate with the ETA thugs. The crowd was apparently chanting against both forms of appeasement.
  • Third Century Roman Inscriptions Discovered In Basque Country

    06/08/2006 12:51:09 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 2,807+ views
    eitb24 ^ | 6-8-2006
    Third century Roman inscriptions discovered in the Basque Country 06/08/2006 Archaeologists in the site of Irua-Veleia have discovered an epigraphic set "among the most important of the Roman world" with drawings from the third century and a representation of a Calvary. Archaeological site in Irua-Veleia Archaeologists in the site of Irua-Veleia have discovered an epigraphic set "among the most important of the Roman world," with a series of 270 inscriptions and drawings from the 3rd century and a representation of a Calvary, "the most ancient known up to this moment." The managers of the archaeological site, located near the Alavan...