If this story on the German network, ARD, is true, then Aznar, Acebes and/or some of their civil servants could be looking at prison terms. The Bundeskriminalamt, more or less the German FBI, says that Madrid misinformed it twice re the the explosives used in the bombings and was electorally unforthcoming with information, apparently with the intention of furthering the Basque hypothesis. There may be a perfectly innocent excuse – the BKA’s man in Madrid might have it in for Acebes – but if true it’s disgraceful as well as incomprehensible: any government that can’t exploit to its advantage an attack of this nature, whoever the authors, is so formidably incompetent that it deserves to be kicked out.
- How many working Andalusians does it take to keep a fellow-countryman on the dole?
More than some people think.
- More on the hack attack: Adolfo Daine/adol77dai51, Manchurian candidate?
More on the hacker who briefly brought baldie enterprises to a shuddering halt the other day. The problem is now fixed
- “What is art in Latin countries is obscenity in the Nordic north”
JD had a bit more Time than I did and kindly sent me an article from 1930 which turns the tables
- Felix Schlayer and the Nazis
Few here are both able and willing to read any language but their own, so there has been a sudden burst
- Hate plates
In the States civil servants get paid to censor vanity plates. Here are a couple that didn’t make it in Florida: I