Thursday, March 11, 2004

Not the Basques But Al-Quaeda


It does make more sense.

And if it is bin Laden's group, then this is probably the tip of the iceberg: I can't see them targeting Spain like this unless it's as a warm-up to something else. They hate the Spanish, true (And just now I wonder, considering that bin Laden planned 9/11's date as "historical revenge" for the Turks being turned back at Vienna, is today's date significant vis-a-vis Spain's war of expelling the Moors?), but why them and not the Italians or Brits or Poles? There are other, more visible allies of the United States than the Spanish. But the Basques of ETA have never been this bloody before, so I don't think it's them.

Last I saw the death toll was 170 or so. It's very sad.