posted on May, 25 2004 @ 08:30 PM
They did not
sway the Spanish election. Anzar claimed the bombing was by ETA; so that the people would vote him back in because he had a hard
stance on terrorism. He was found out, and that resulted in thousands protesting against his politicisation of the bombing. Add to that the fact that
his party was for the war in Iraq, and repeated polls before and during the war showed that over 90% of Spaniards were against it. And add to
the fact that the last poll taken before the bombing and the election showed Anzar’s party leading by 42-38, when they finally went on to
lose just 43-38 and you get a clearer picture. The only press that went hell for leather with the ‘Spaniards give into terrorism' angle was the
American. I wonder why.
Anyway this isn’t the thread to argue about Spain again. Just had to point that out.
I have every reason to believe that they are at this moment working to pull off a series of massive terror attacks in the U.S.A. hoping to have the
same outcome on our elections.
Do you really think a terrorist attack before the election would see the balance swung away from Bush? I think all indications show that would only
reinforce his chances, not least because Americans wouldn’t, of course, want to be seen as giving into terrorism; A view cleverly reinforced by the
coverage of the Spanish election.
[Edited on 25-5-2004 by kegs]