We actually sympathize with the cause of Basque independence, but given everything that is going on in the world, why does anybody think blowing up random civilians is a legitimate means to acheive political aims? The Basque movement does appear to be divided—or does this indicate that the attack was a provocation to sabotage the peace talks? From The New Standard, Jan. 4:
Basque separatists say surprised by deadly ETA bomb
The banned Batasuna party – which about 1 in 7 polled Basques support and is seen by Spain’s government as the political wing of Basque guerrillas ETA – has professed surprise at Saturday’s car bomb that killed 2 Ecuadorean immigrants and injured another 19 people at a Madrid airport. In response to the first ETA attack to claim a life in over 3 years, the government has ended efforts at dialog during a 9-month ceasefire with the separatists. Batasuna leaders’ ignorance of the bomb may signal divisions within the region’s independence movement.