Saturday, March 04, 2006

JUAN JAGUE BLANCO - '' THE BUTCHER OF BADAJOZ'

Now here is a fine little fascist, Juan Yagũe Blanco, son of a doctor, of all things, born in 1891. He was to become a life long friend and shadow of Franco. They attended The Toledo Military Academy together before honing their murderous style of warfare on the killing fields of Morocco. In fact everywhere that Franco went, Yagũe soon followed. Whether ending strikes by slaughtering a few hundred proles or overthrowing democratically elected governments; these two combined for a great one two punch.
In the days immediately following the uprise of the Generals, while Franco was openly bragging about introducing “White Terror” to Spain, little Yagũe led a force of some 3,000 troops, mostly Moors, to attack, on August 14th, 1936, a city on the border with Portugal, Badajoz. The loyalist elements in the city offered stiff resistance but were finally overcome. What was to happen in Badajoz was, I believe, a warning to the Spanish people of what could be expected when these bastards met resistance. Townspeople were rounded up and led into the town’s bullfighting arena. Women were systematically raped. As many as 1500 Spaniards (some sources say 4,000) were machined-gunned in the "Plaza de Toros”. So thorough was the slaughter that the Nationalists tried to use the lack of eyewitness accounts as evidence that it didn’t happen. But forever after, and as long as the Spanish people have a voice, little Yagũe will be known as “The Butcher of Badajoz.”

8 Comments:

Anonymous WhattheH said...

I'm constantly horrified, particularly lately, at some people's inhumanity, depravity and complete indifference to other humans (and animals, and the environment and....) The naked thirst for power at any price seems to be inherent in people of a certain mindset, which leads them to ignore or discard the lessons of history. The Butcher provides one of these lessons, yet over 60 years later, we are seeing atrocities still happening - in Bosnia 10 years ago, in Afghanistan under the Taliban, Rwanda and today in Iraq and Darfur. Does mankind never learn?

5:59 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

I answer in the comments in the previous post, Whattheheh...

9:19 AM  
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9:30 AM  
Anonymous waldo said...

Beautiful site.

Thanks

6:11 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

thanks corporal

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Urganda said...

Congratulations Durrati, the story of the Butcher must be remembered.
Mouths, mouths, mouths...

12:39 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

Thank you Urganda, hope you visit us again....

4:02 AM  
Anonymous little owl said...

This day in History:

August 14, 1936

70 years ago a massacre of civilians took place at Badajoz, Spain.

We will never forget the fascist crimes!

12:15 AM  

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