Spanish national newspaper mistakes silly blog for serious Gibraltar threats

LAST UPDATED: 4 May, 2014 @ 20:09
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Spanish national newspaper mistakes silly blog for serious Gibraltar threats

RIGHT wing newspaper El Mundo has been left with egg on its face after it reported on a shadowy Gibraltarian ‘guerrilla group’ threatening to wage war against Spain.

The paper ran the story that the radical group ‘Gibraltar Messengers’ had issued a series of threats to sink Spanish boats in Gibraltarian waters.

It claimed the group was distributing leaflets in both Gibraltar and La Linea, inciting civil disobedience.

However the shadowy paramilitary organisation, the Gibraltar Messenger, turns out to be a rambling blog that claims, among other things, that the British Royal Family are Nazis and called for a volunteer Gibraltarian Special Boat Service to be set up.

It also urged that the people of both Gibraltar and La Linea should ‘unite the whole Campo with their Gibraltarian cousins, with everyone at peace, free and prosperous under the rule of Christ, your shared rightful King, rather than the evil Elizabeth and Juan Carlos’.

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  1. I would like to know why The Olive Press misrepresents what El Mundo published almost two weeks ago. Nowhere in this report you will find expressions like “guerrilla group” or “shadowy paramilitary organisation”. It speaks about a “radical group” which has distributed leaflets in La Linea in a pitiful Spanish. That is true.

  2. I don’t think there would be tears shed if they did sink a couple. probably wouldn’t be anymore than they deserve. The Gibraltarians have the right to defend their waters and land from their fascist neighbours.

  3. Olisipo What is true is that some people want to up the tension and it is certainly not the Gibraltarians. I can assure you that I have read more pitiful Spanish in some Spanish blogs than I read on “the pamphlet” that had apparently been put in a La Linea post box and was then reproduced on another anti Gibraltar blog a full week before it appeared on any newspaper report. The comments that followed are unprintable here. What I cannot understand is how people in their right mind can accept whatever is presented to them as the gospel truth without a shadow of a doubt and then go on to insult and threaten Gibraltarians. It sounded to me as if the person who had written this in the first place was on some sort of mind blowing trip of the sort for which you don’t need wheels peppering it up with quotes of different religions for good measure. Do you really believe Gibraltarians would go round La Linea slipping pamphlets like these into people’s post boxes or any other for that matter? The problem with these things is that it goes viral and nobody seems to bother to go to the source of it and show it up for what it really is and who may be behind it, they just happily print it as if it were true. Thank you OP for not being as gullible as some seem to be. Has anybody seen any note on any of those who published saying that what they had published was not true?

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