“ ETA stands for Euskadi ta Askatasuna, which in the Basque language of Euskara means Basque Homeland and Freedom.
Designated a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, the group has been blamed for more than 800 deaths since 1968. Around 400 ETA members are in prison.
About 2.5 million Basques live in the Pyrenees mountain region along the border between Spain and France — where their ancestors have lived for 5,000 years.
Another half million live in France. Separatists want to establish a homeland encompassing the three provinces Spain officially recognizes as Basque plus another Spanish province, Navarra, and part of southern France. “
So the question of course is ‘hey, why not just give them their land and their own country as they wish? Chances are if we look into it, now that we are used to the scenario and how these things usually played out, I bet the Basques were probably the native peoples of these territories before the Spaniards were… and now they just want their land back. we know the drill. Hold no. I’ll go online and check it out real quick. Standby…
O.k. I’m back. took me a while. had to read the entire history of Spain up to the Visigoth invasion, and then do a re-search… finally found the history of the Basques themselves. Just as I suspected. Native/indigenous peoples who want their own land, country, independence, and government ever since it was taken away from them by Spanish tyrant Franco in the thirties. And Spain still refuses to give it back to them. So there it is. now they fight the only way they know how. Terrorist tactics to win their freedom and independence… no different than what we did when we wanted our independence from England.
I’ll tell ya, I’m beginning more and more to understand what seems to be very clear probably to world leaders who try to keep it all hush-hush. a simple pattern…. when you hear the word “terrorists” it is probably being used by rich and powerful imperialist governments to describe smaller weaker native or indigenous peoples who are trying to win their country and land back from those same larger richer more powerful governments. The word terrorist, one gathers, is a euphemism for “those pesky natives who want us to give back what we stole from them…”