posted on Mar, 15 2004 @ 08:38 AM
Spain got into the Iraq war because the government had already dealt with home-grown terrorism and Al-Queda was known to have ties in Spain. To say
that Spain was a partner in the Iraq war is greatly over dramatizing. They gave lip service and tacit agreement but, very little in the way of direct
military action. Does anyone recall the Spanish armies push to Bagdad? Yes they have helped in a small way after the Iraqi army had the crap kicked
out of them by the US military. Does this provide some sort of cover for the murder of innoscent people on commuter trains?
Someone said, that they thought that Aznars party could have been behind the slaughter. Why? The whole Spanish policy towards Iraq was not approved of
by the majority of the people and for Gods sake I thought Al Queda had no links to Iraq?? Now, after the bombing it's all somehow entertwined? The
ruling party said that it was ETA from the start, they did not say it was Al Queda. Hell, they were all petrified that it was Al Queda.
Look at who the winners here were, the Socialist party, ETA and Al Queda. The losers were the conservative government in Spain. (let's be honest,
whoever was elected in Spain would have had little influence on the voting US public)
What can the victors take from their victory and use to their advantage in the future? That's the question to ask. What have they learned and what
has their opposition learned?
It seems clear to me that it proves that terrorism works. The right use of enough explosives, planted in the right place, at the right time and date,
can influence a countries election. What election could they influence next?
Did the world just get safer? Another country falls into the camp of appeasement to fundamentalists religious zealots. Maybe it's the best thing for
them. Maybe Al Queda will leave them alone now. Maybe if we gave UBL everything he asks for, he will stop wanting to kill infidels. Keep hope