Ten years after the end of terrorist violence, the former Government presidents José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Mariano Rajoy - the first, at the head of the Executive who October 20, 2011 and, the second, leader of the opposition and after head of government When seven years later, in 2018, the band announced its definitive solution - take the view back and recall the last collets of that stage of terror and its final closure, review the wounds that still suppress and weigh the steps that must be given to transit of peaceful coexistence to authentic reconciliation.
On the night of this Wednesday, in TVE interviews, both celebrated the end of ETA but discrepored when it comes to assessing the path that remains to go and the attitude of both the government and on the left abertzale to achieve full normalization after so much pain.
Zapatero believes that Bildu, with Arnaldo Otegi in front, has given the key step of repentance, while Rajoy regrets that the government of Pedro Sánchez is "whitening" to those who supported terrorism.
Rodríguez Zapatero recalled on October 20, 2011 with the conviction that "the nightmare finally ended" and did it "without counterpositions". In this interview, the former president of the Government said he knew the detail from days before before and when it occurred he could not contain "some tear". "He won his life, he won freedom, won democracy," he said.
Zapatero, however, avoided assessing the words of the Bildu leader by establishing his support for the general budgets of the State as a counterpart to the release of ETA prisoners by Pedro Sánchez. Former Socialist president said that what remains is now "sharing consensus on the final moment".
Mariano Rajoy remembered that date of 10 years ago putting the accent on the victims. The former president described the Declaration of Arnaldo Otegi about the pain caused as simple words that must, to be credible, be supported by facts and this happens by ending the tributes to ETARRAS and recognizing the truth of all the pain caused.
Rajoy insisted that the story must be that of the victims, that of the innocents who suffered in the first person. For him, 853 murders is something that "can not even forget or whiten".
In addition, he expressed his "concern" for the lack of knowledge that has the youngest generation of all that stage of cruelty. He regrets especially that the current Government of Pedro Sánchez is held thanks, among others, to Bildu's support. Rajoy believes that the executive thus contributes to "whiten" an organization that is not ETA but it has given him his support and reproaches him the transfer of penitentiary politics to the Basque Country. In this sense, he sentenced: "I would not have done it."Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 22:55