posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 11:29 PM
A group claiming to have links with Al Qaeda have made a statement calling a truce with Spain and has said it will cease all operations until they
learn of the intentions of the new Spanish leadership. They also claim to support Bush's relection campaign because, "it was not possible to find
a leader "more foolish than you (Bush), who deals with matters by force rather than with wisdom."
In a statement sent to the Arabic language daily al-Hayat, the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, which claimed responsibility for the Madrid bombings
that killed 201 people, also urged its European units to stop all operations.
"Because of this decision, the leadership has decided to stop all operations within the Spanish territories... until we know the intentions of the
new government that has promised to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq," the statement said.
The statement said it supported President Bush in his reelection campaign, and would prefer him to win in November rather than the Democratic
candidate John Kerry, as it was not possible to find a leader "more foolish than you (Bush), who deals with matters by force rather than with
In comments addressed to Bush, the group said: "Kerry will kill our nation while it sleeps because he and the Democrats have the cunning to
embellish blasphemy and present it to the Arab and Muslim nation as civilization."
"Because of this we desire you (Bush) to be elected."
A very bizaare read in my opinion. I must question the validity of this, considering how many different groups that have laid claim for the attack in
Even more strange is the support for Bush's reelection. Many things can be thought of this article. Could it be a liberal conspiracy? Or could it be
that terrorist groups are being helped, either by fault or by purpose, by the current administrations short-comings.
It also makes me wonder how well these groups know our political system and current events for them to refer to Bush, Kerry and Democrats as an
It makes me wonder just how many terrorist supporters and affiliates we have in this country, and what, if any, level of office they may hold...
[Edited on 18-3-2004 by Banshee]