No mercy for losing
Panic to know the truth. Marcos Balfagón, el País.
The WarMinistry has dry braking 10,000 initiative to declassify documents relating to events that occurred between 1936 and 1968. In those papers information, for example, about the adventures that befell the military units during the Spanish Civil War or strategies of repression on Franco dictatorship. Also find helps from the Regime to the Axis Powers during the Second World War or war movements of Sidi Ifni in the late fifties. For having, there's even material covers the activities of Radio Independent Spain, The Pyrenees Radio, clandestine radio station that intended to tell what was happening in the opaque Spain of Franco and launched the Communist Party in Moscow in 1941, then moved to Bashkiria and ended settling in Romania, where worked one of the fathers of the Spanish Constitution of 1978, Jordi Solé Tura.
Better not knowing anything, not poke, not investigate, that nothing transcends or commented. To achieve bureaucratic walls are the highest authority in this matter, the Minister Pedro Morenés, who has said no. There is a law of 1968, the Official Secrets that prevents (forever) consulting such matters unless express order of the Government.
At that law must abide the Minister. Obviously, if it existed in any of these documents to the state information that would endanger or generate tensions on the international scene, to continue staying silent. But a comparison with Western countries confirms that such prevention is meaningless: British historians can know all the details of the Falklands War (1982) and a writer like Christopher Hitchens could flip through declassified documents in the United States for Trial Kissinger, a devastating review of the catalog of murders and secret plots that took place during his administration.
Nothing serious occurred in none of these cases (and many others) after lifting the secrecy, and historians did their job and the people knew what happened. Not here. Morenés should explain whether obstacles kept out of fear or ignorance. Or, perhaps, because the initiative was the previous government declassify.