The Spanish government shows appeasement is addictive – but they’ll still get eaten.
Winston Churchill knew all about this:
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
So now, having appeased al-Qaeda, the Zapatero government has to keep on feeding the entire terror ecosystem:
A political firestorm swept through Spain yesterday after the Government released a notorious Eta killer from prison on “humanitarian grounds”, fearing that he was close to death after 114 days without eating…
Acknowledging that the move would be controversial, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, the Interior Minister, explained that he had freed the prisoner to prevent him from dying “in the next couple of weeks”…
He emphasised that de Juana had served his 18-year sentence for his role in the killing of 25 soldiers and policemen in the 1980s and was now in prison for making veiled threats in newspaper articles. “For many of us it will seem that he has spent little time in prison, but the fact is that he served the sentence imposed by the courts.”
The killer had served just 8 months for each soldier & cop he murdered – even less than the useless German 2.7 year discount for mass murderers.
But once an appeaser, always an appeaser.