Saturday, January 06, 2007

How's the Thailand and Spain terrorist appeasment programs?

Terrorism: Lets do our weekly tour of appeasment programs around the world. In Thailand, where after a coup the Muslim general in charge went on a charm tour.

A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to release information, said the insurgents were suspected of carrying out arson Thursday night on a kindergarten in Pattani's Kapho district and a public school in Narathiwat's Sungai Padi district. Earlier in Narathiwat, a 19-year-old Buddhist villager was killed and his companion injured when shot by a motorcycle gunman in Rue So district, said another officer who also insisted on not being named for the same reason. In Yala, eight soldiers were wounded when a bomb on the roadside exploded as the six-wheeled military truck in which they were riding passed by, said police Lt. Weerakit Kaewnuanching. Both incidents were also blamed on the insurgents.
Okay, what about Spain and the ETA? Zapatero the most meterosexual leader of the Western world is all about love and peace.
A representative of Spain's ruling party has admitted the government's hopes for peace with separatists are in trouble after police found hundreds of kilograms of explosives in Basque areas on Thursday and Friday. "We have to recognize that there was a problem of information and no dialogue," Socialist party official Jose Blanco told a Spanish radio station. "We have to analyze what happened to avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future," he said. Blanco made the comments a week after a car bomb killed two people at Madrid's airport, and after police found 80 kilograms of explosives and bomb-making materials hidden in two caches near the Basque towns of Amorebieta and Durango on Friday. On Thursday, officials found 100 kilograms of explosives in the same area.
The appeasement programs have yielded the no duh results. Negotiating are only successful when you come from a position of power and strength, something neither leader has at the moment.

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