Yesterday’s big news was the story of a clandestine terror cell operating in Bolivia, that’s been suspected by police of links to several recent incidents, including a bombing of a cardinal’s residence (which he was fortunately not in at the time, as he was in hospital recuperating from heart surgery). Today we find out a bit more about two of the five men who were killed and captured in a dramatic firefight at a Santa Cruz hotel:
Translation mine.Meanwhile, here’s a report from the Budapest Times that shows just how schizophrenic some people are when confronted with terrorist villainy among their own:
The Croation minister of the Exterior confirmed on Friday that Eduardo Rózsa Flores and Mario Tadic, believed to be members of a terrorist cell that planned an assassination of the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, had Croatian citizenship.“We can confirm that this case concerns persons registered as citizens of Croatia,” said a ministerial spokesperson, who added that nothing was known about their supposed activities in Bolivia. Bolivian authorities confirmed that Rózsa Flores, whom the Croatian press nicknamed “Chico”, died in a confrontation with Bolivian security forces, while Tadic was detained as one of the accomplices. Croatian deputy Branimir Glavas said that he remembered Rózsa Flores very well. “Eduardo ‘Chico’ was a journalist and enlisted voluntarily in the Croatian army. He was a good fighter, although nothing about his past was very clear. For us, he was always an enigma,” Glavas said.According to the publication “24 Hours”, “Chico” came to eastern Croatia as a journalist, but then quickly became a volunteer soldier. He was wounded in combat on three occasions and received Croatian citizenship and the rank of colonel in the Croatian army.
“Not involved in a plot of any kind”, but somehow he went to Bolivia “to fight against its communist government”? Sorry, people, but what he got involved in IS a terror plot, because Bolivia doesn’t have a communist government–it has popular, freely elected socialists who are working hard to free it of the tyranny of the old oligarchy. Who, I suspect, are the ones behind all this. Let’s face it, this self-styled “conservative, anarchist world revolutionary” (and very self-contradictory!) hero is a terrorist. A conservative cannot be an anarchist, much less a revolutionary. I’ve met real anarchists, and this one bears no resemblance to any decent one. This one was nothing but a fucked-up fascist, one who used his military training and experience to become a terrorist much like Tim McVeigh. His blog (brought to my attention by commenter Mihály Kovács) is covered in racist Cruceñista logos and a veritable goulash of other weird and contradictory crap. Its header shows poor grasp of Latin (as well as facts). It’s supposed to be Sic Semper Tyrannis, dative plural, not “Tyrannus”, which is singular nominative (and a major no-no if you’re trying to say “Thus ever unto tyrants” in Latin). If it were up to me, I’d say he should be shot for bad grammar alone. As it is, he got a dose of sic semper terroristis, and it serves him bloody well right.
Zoltan Brady, editor-in-chief of Hungarian literary magazine Kapu, which had employed Rozsa Flores and published several of his books, said he was convinced that the group had not been involved in a plot of any kind. Brady said he had talked to Rozsa Flores two days ago, adding that his colleague had gone to Bolivia in May 2008 “to fight against its communist government” and for the independence of the province of Santa Cruz. “Eduardo lived in the jungle and was involved in regular fights… he was a soldier, a partisan, fighting together with thousands of others in the jungle,” Brady said. He also added that he thought that Rozsa Flores and the others had been executed rather than killed in a fire fight.