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Originally posted by RizlaKing
Basque Newspaper has said that ETA Has Formally Denied responibility
No need... because I am also. Anything is certainly possible (though the name of the City of New York does not have 11 letters, neither does the Pentagon, but that's besides the point). Your points are valid... however, we're not fundamentalist Muslims hell-bent on hating capitalist westerners. While I still understand less than 5% of what I'd like to understand of their culture, here in NYC, I've had to wonderful opportunity to speak at-length with several very personable devoted Muslims (on average among the nicest people I know). One thing that rings with frequency is the reliance on symbolism, and the symbolism of numbers and associated events. It's clear that yesterday's coordinated attack took a great deal of planning to accomplish. Why didn't they choose 3/10 or 3/12 or 2/27 we may never know. However, they did choose a date that perpetuates uneasy coincidences associated with their specific actions. We can speculate they did it just to send conspiracy websites into a tizzy, but they don't seem the prankish types. As any profiler of criminals will tell you, people like this exude patterns, and it's the patterns of their activity that eventually gets them caught. If we are experiencing a pattern -- their desire to display some type of mystical significance through the timing of attacks -- this is a very important pattern to notice.
Originally posted by John bull 1 OK.I'll play Skeptic today.
Hey, somebody send that guy back to the science topics. Okay... who left the terrorism door open? I'll bet it's Springer. JohnBull 1... Actually no... because for ancient mystical numerology... they're more concerned with the number of days between the two days. You're going to have to do better than that. [Edited on 12-3-2004 by SkepticOverlord]
Originally posted by Kano Well if you are both playing skeptic, its my turn to play nutter.
Originally posted by robertfenix
The ETA does not have the technical resources to pull off the detonation of 10 or 13 coordinated high power bombs.
While I think the van with the arabic motivational tape seems to be a setup. I do not think the ETA would willfully kill that many Spanish citizens.
Whether or not ALQ was involved remains to be seen
I don't think so either. But the timing of opportunity could be more of the factor. I'd imagine this has been planned for at least 3 months, maybe more. Enough time for the mystics among them to consider the appropriate date of the attack to cause the most pleasure with Allah (no slight intended toward Muslims, just wondering if this is how the terrorists were thinking).
Originally posted by Kano But I don't think it is safe to assume this has been planned for this date since 9/11/01?
Originally posted by RizlaKing
check this out
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
As JB1 pointed out, the tally from 9/11-to-3/11 is correctly indicated as 912 days. His post made me realize my intent to indicate the span of days between the two dates was poorly communicated in the initial post.
Either way... given the increasing evidence the Madrid attacks were Al Qaeda in origin, the dates (11) and span (911) are alarming indicators.