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Former Foreign Minister Ana Palacio on BBC now:  "ETA is really an isolated bunch of thugs."

She is advocating no financial rewarding of ETA for going into ceasefire, because in her view that would reward ETA for terrorist action, would show that terrorism pays.  (This tactic has, however, been used effectively in Mozambique, among other countries, to give the ex-rebels financial incentive to stick it out in the political arena rather than going back into the bush to fight after they lost repeatedly at the polls.)

A listener e-mail says, "I would not trust what an organization that has been killing for so long says."

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 11:09:47 AM EST

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