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Originally posted by Q
The same reason for the Bali bomings. 2 words: soft target.
I liken it to a mean-spirited bully kid. The bullies don't pick on people they know can kick the crap out of them, so they instead pick on someone who can't. Spain presented a relatively easy target, in the minds of Al-Qaeda leadership. 'Justified' by their support of the US in the war on terror.
Originally posted by they see ALL
why did the terrorists attack spain??? what did they gain???
i thought terrorists hated america...
Originally posted by AlnilamOmega
spain has become one of the US's lapdogs in this war on "terr-ah". Because Spain has been infamous for having civil disorders caused by internal governments, I have no doubt in my mind that this attack was a covertly done government operation.
the fact that they have gone out of their way to help the US in this fake war helps to support the idea that al-qaeda (a CIA tool for the media) was behind it, BUT, that's the way it was meant to be so as to keep other possible scenarios unlikely.
They wont attack the US, because they have learned Americans go totally hysterically insane when foreigners bomb us, and well probably come off half cocked and start shooting anything that moves.
In fact, the attack favored the government, as it was by far more strict in their methods against terrorism.
Originally posted by tweedlede
On a differant note..maybe it was the Spanish socialist party who perpetrtaed the bombings to guarantee the elections would go in their favor.
First of: I don't know about your friend. I recognize some people actually changed their intention vote, but the majority, did not. That was reflected in the elections, where PP losed only 700.000. PSOE gained 3.000.000. Abstention decreased greatly.
Originally posted by Muaddib
American mad man, the problem is that there are socialists all over the world and in democracies they tend to fest and grow trying to bring changes using any excuse they can think of.
Al-Qaeda has nothing to do in Madrid. It has been proven there is no link between the morocco extremist captured and Al-Qaeda.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Strange, that they bomb not a few days before an election. I think this is the work of Al Quaeda. This is kind of thier response to the backdoor scheming on our half. They are now getting into the manipulation game.
This is gonna be a mess.
Spain was targeted by extremist from Marocco, possibly aided by the already weakened ETA. All else is non-sense, trying to make Spain appear as cowards.
Originally posted by specialasianX
Spain were targeted for their support for america and the attacks managed to de-seat the pro-US party and now an anti-US, pro-Europe party has power...
Although the means were a bit tough i'm happy an anti-US party took power... hopefully the rest of the world follows suit...
Good fiction but not credible. Certainly Al-Qaeda would want to do such thing. But they didn't. It has been proven without doubt the terrorist were of Marocco, the same ones that were involved in bombing the House of Spain there, with no link to Al-Qaeda. In fact, Marocco is an US ally as is Spain, so Al-Qaeda would have bombed there as well.
Originally posted by riffraffalunas
Madrid trains were targeted to show that
AQ & Cells are in Charge!
Also to payback the Spanish
Intel & police forces for intruding into the Sept 11 diorama, involving the Madrid cells of AQ.
...and not so much the anti-american angle or the friends of USA will 'get theirs too'