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WAR: Spanish Airport Evacuated

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posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:13 AM
Spain's Zaragoza airport has been evacuated due to a terrorist threat from ETA. The call was received at 10am local time and warned of an attack with a grenade launcher between 10am and 12pm, the deadline passed without incident. The search is continuing for the presence of explosives.
Spain's Zaragoza airport has been evacuated after a warning of a possible attack by Basque separatist group ETA.

A spokeswoman for the airport in northern Spain said: "The terminal has been evacuated and security checks are going on."

The Basque road assistance organisation DYA confirmed it had received a warning call and had alerted police.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

"At 0906 (0706 GMT) we received a call in the name of ETA saying a grenade launcher was in place and would go off between 1000 and 1200 (local time)," a spokesman said.

The warning applied to both the military and civil airports in Zaragoza, she added.

Wednesday is a national holiday in Spain to celebrate both the Spanish nationality and the patron saint of Zaragoza, the Virgin of the Pillar.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

More terrorism, though not being blamed on Al-Qaeda this time, more news as it unfolds.

[edit on 12-10-2005 by AgentSmith]

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:38 AM
Who the hell voted 'no' because this article is 'inappropiate for ATSNN'?
I thought we were interested in terrorist threats around here...

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:39 AM
LOL! It wasn't me!

Agent, will you please put more info in the original article as you get more information on this? That might be what whomever meant when they voted that way.


posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:43 AM
Will do, am at work at the moment though but there is no more update anyhow.... WYSIWYG at the moment!

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:51 AM
I voted YES

There's a bit more info here: REUTERS

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:51 AM
duplicate post...

[edit on 10/12/2005 by djohnsto77]

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:54 AM
You mean a "threat" like the "threat" to the NY subway sisten?

Fear is the Mindkiller, remember?

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 06:06 AM
Cheers DJ I've added it in.. And cheers those who voted (yes)

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 06:22 AM

You mean a "threat" like the "threat" to the NY subway sisten?

I don't think fear is a mindkiller....I think it keeps peope safe, keeps us alive.

What are we supposed to do, just disregard every "threat" that comes our way? I don't think so. We just have to rely on our governments and militaries to sort it all out. However, If we counted every threat as imminent and possible....then we (the US and Spain too) would be screwed. Martial law, etc..etc...

EDIT: "YES" vote

[edit on 12/10/2005 by SportyMB]

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 06:33 AM
I agree with Sporty on this. Let's just take the hoaxer NYC threat. Had they not taken precautions and something would have happened, would you not currently being lodging incompetence charges against the intelligence agencies? It really doesn't have to be a Catch-22. There has to be some minimum level of safe-guarding steps taken if there is a threat to public safety. To me that's common sense. Also, the mantra that these events (i.e. some authoritative body in some country) taking steps in the face of a threat because they desire to foster fear in their populace becomes a little nonsensical when you're lodging it against multiple (and very diverse) governments.

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 06:42 AM
Too much Fear makes you Paranoid and Afraid of every little event that happens. Suddenly EVERYTING is a work of a Terrorist and there are no more accidents - just terrorism. Terror. Fear. Terrorist. Bombs. Warnings. Terrorists.

Is there anything else in the News?

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 06:43 AM
I don't think it was an "accident" that someone called in a bomb threat! I don't get your logic as it applies to this situation Souljah.

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 07:03 AM
I mean like "Accident" that happened even BEFORE 9-11: like power going out - a terrorist attack! Gas explosion accidents - a terrorist attack! Airplane crashed - a terrorist attack! People today have so much Fear of terrorism in their heads today, that the first thing they are going to think about when something happens is - TERRORSTS.

About the threat to Spanish airport - I can call right now from a phonebooth and say there is a bomb on the train station and cause panic and evacuation and people would belive me, until the station would be searched up and down and proven clean.

My point is that today people are so paranoid that they will jump the conclusions in a second and the next thing you know the police are blowing up a suitcase with a sandwich and some papers inside.

[edit on 12/10/05 by Souljah]

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 07:12 AM
Souljah, that happened long before 9/11 you know. Just because the Yanks got roasted on that day doesn't mean they are the first to ever have had terrorism.

During the "Troubles" in NI, my Dad was in the Army. We lived in the UK, in Belfast and in Germany. Everywhere we went, we had bomb scares and sometimes actual ones too.

I remember one night in Germany where we we evacuated from our houses at about 0400 due to a suspect package in our street....

Turns out it was a thermos flask filled with coffee that someone had dropped. there was no warning of any kind, but the Army took the sensible precaution to evacuate and destroy the item, as you never know. That was in 1990..

I could go on and on.......but remember, this new fangled "War on Terror" may get those unused to it spooked, like the vast majority of Americans, but for the rest of us, it is nothing new, we do not panic and we get on with it.

EDIT: AgentSmith, don't fret about those too stupid to vote properly. I get them all the time. Especially if the story is critical of Bush/Iraq/America/Christians/Apple get my drift.........

[edit on 12/10/05 by stumason]

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 07:19 AM
Souljah, I see what you're saying. People do pull the "terrorist" card way too much.

About the threat to Spanish airport - I can call right now from a phonebooth and say there is a bomb on the train station and cause panic and evacuation and people would belive me, until the station would be searched up and down and proven clean.

Unless you call the media, I doubt they will evacuate the airport just because someone calls in a bomb threat or whatever. That kind of crap happens all the time. They usually find out through other sources just how credible a threat is...even if you call in. Im sure bomb calls happen all the time.

It's not like a public school that closes for a day everytime someone farts.

[edit on 12/10/2005 by SportyMB]

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 07:28 AM
I agree with you Stu -

ETA has been fighting for Basque separatism for a long time in Spain. Long before George Bush decided to take the word 'Terrorism' and appropriate it for his own causes, countries like Spain had ETA.

Britain the notorious IRA, UDA (and other Loyalists).

In addition, from this article:

ETA has attacked Zaragoza before. It exploded a rocket grenade at the airport in June and damaged an electricity station with a small bomb in September.

So while I agree in part Souljah, that the word Terrorism has been bandied around way too much lately, in this case, it would seem sensible that Spain take ETAs thread seriously.

[edit on 12-10-2005 by nikelbee]

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 07:54 AM

fear is the mindkiller

Getting blown up by exploding bombs is the bodykiller.

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 01:31 PM
A governing power loves terrorism and the fear it places into citizens. Terrorism actually helps maintain a way of life. When you can make a whole populace afraid of someone trying to change the way of life then you can label any threat to it as a terrorist, even if the threat is actually peaceful dissenters attempting to show citizens there is a better way of life that could be had if they would try.

Are you trying to lobby for alternative fuels to try and squash the oil barrons that are polluting and controling our way of life in oder to maintain a healthier world and a freer economy? Forget that, send in a SWAT team and launch grenades into that persons house to kill him. Now all you have to do is plant a fake note and go on the media and say he was making explosives and maintaining contact with terrorists in an attempt to attack something or someone. The neighbors will buy it "wow you know we didnt know him that well he has always been this nice guy who would just greet you and mind his own business. Who would have known he was a terrorist (not)"
Maybe you want to expose the lies the media feeds us on a daily basis and somehow you have stumbled onto proof? Well then they simply take you off the street out of nowehere and tell the media that a child confessed to being molested by him. Child pornography is found (planted) on his computer and all credibility of that man has been destroyed for as long as he lives.

Dillusions of an over paranoid conspiracy theorist or simple nutcase who should be thrown into an asylum. Of course you could dismiss those cases. But in all actuality, the government does indeed have the power to pull off those very scenarios, and perhaps they do. Citizens are so scared of terrorists and criminals however that they will simply be happy another one is put away.

Terrorism preserves a way of life because it allows those in power to label enemies of their cause with a word that strikes extreme fear into blind citizens who simply do not understand or even know there is perhaps a better way of life and that their government may actually be lying about certain terrorists and their true aims.

Capitalism is the way of life that dominates the majority of this planet at this point. The capitalist that currently run this world also control the flow of information in this world. Any threat against this way of life will be nullified by those who control it. Even if the threat is a "terrorist" trying to expose lies and attemtping to help people see there may be a better way of life.

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 01:47 PM

You have voted DYepes for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.

Excellent Post DYepes!!!

Very well said!

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