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Originally posted by devilwasp
spain isnt as strong as america so its citizens have never had to deal with these attacks spain has never really had a terrorist attack
...an editorial on this in the Spanish press (in a newspaper that is anti-Socialist) and they said that Spain has gravely damaged its credibility with the world, and that it is quite possible that it will never be trusted again.
As early as December 2003, al-Qaida-aligned operatives posted a communiqué on the Internet spelling out the organization's strategy to force NATO allies to abandon the United States in Iraq. The strategy envisioned a wounded Spain as being the first to withdraw its troops from Iraq in a move that would be followed by other European Union states.
A 50-page report, published by the al-Qaida-aligned Information Center for the Support of the Iraqi People, detailed a strategy by Islamic insurgency groups in North Africa to achieve a Western military withdrawal from Iraq. The report, which appeared on al-Qaida-related websites, devoted eight pages to the role of Spain and its participation in the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq.