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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Spanish Troops Deployed to Catalonia
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont prefers a mediated solution with Madrid, nothing acceptable offered so far, nothing likely satisfying both sides.
Catalan pro-independence MP Mireia expects separation from Spain to be announced following a Monday parliamentary session, tweeting:
"We know that there may be disbarments, arrests…But we are prepared, and in no case will it be stopped."
Puigdemont said he's "sure that in the next few days we will show the best of our country when the institutions of Catalonia will have to apply the results of the referendum. Today we are closer than yesterday to our historic wish."
PM Mariano Rajoy said "(i)f Mr. Puigdemont wants to talk or negotiate, or wants to send mediators, he knows perfectly well what he must do first: Return to the path of the law" – meaning abandon
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