Dear Mike and frieds,
As you can see some Spainish people do not have any shame in telling half-trues to try to prove others wrong when they don’t like his opinions. The sad fact is that some of the responsibles for GAL have been judged, but most of them are out of jail already, some even pardonedby the Spanish goverment. Regarding tortures, there have been cases where the Spanich police has been condemned by justice, sadly again for a democracy, none of them are in jail for their crimes, and some of these police have even recieved promotions afterwards. While people like the former president Felipe Gonzalez said a few weeks ago, that he was aware of GAL’s activiteis during this terrorist last years, and that he even had the last word about carrying out certain actions, with no legal repercusions; Arnaldo Otegi is in jail for taking part in a political rally – trying to present a proposal to achieve political objectives just by political means – where allegedly some other peolpe shouted a pro-ETA slogan. We are in a quite strange situation where on the one hand, at last, the Basque independist left has realized that violence has no place in the 21st Century to achieve political objectives, but on the other the Spanish main political parties are doing all that is on their hands to block this process because they are much more confortable with using the the terrorist problem to distract the Spanish population from other really important issues as the 20% unemployment rate or the many corruption cases of their politicians.