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Re: Former Spanish PM Azner

Released on 2012-02-27 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 1814928
Date 2010-11-17 00:31:32
Yes, awesome hair.

Also, I don't think he is ideological or necessarily hardline. I would
argue that about half of all Spaniards definitely agree with him. The
problem with Spain is that half of the country is worried about external
threats coming over from North Africa and the other half thinks that the
biggest threat is Madrid.

On 11/16/10 4:26 PM, Reva Bhalla wrote:

Wow, Senor presidente is hardcore.. Way more extreme than even the
Israeli officials I've heard speak. He honestly believes that all
terrorists are the same and that nothing short of total war can defeat
them. He is adamantly against any kind of negotiation with terrorists
and criticizes France, Germany and others heavily in this regard. He
attributes French and German "weakness" on counterterrorism to their
larger Muslim populations. He said OBL's statement on retaking Andaluz
is all he heard and the Germans and French just didn't get it. He says
poverty has zero connection to terrorism and that developmental aid
policies are useless. On ETA, he said the ceasefires are just time
buying measures, nothing more. In Catalonia he says the regional govt
encourages Muslim immigration from Pakistan, Algeria, etc because they
can more easily linguistically integrate them as opposed to
Spanish-speaking immigrants. This is also where the most radical imams
are in the country. He also said ETA has at least 20 camps in Venezuela
and ggat farc and eta work with each other in training l, weapons, etc.

Overall, he's very ideological and hardline. Good reminder of the
personal role in poltics (though he also paid for that and is embarassed
by his loss)

Also, great hair.

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