It’s Madrid, ETA, international terrorism and the elections in Spain what we hear on the news all the time. Because Aznar blamed the ETA (Basque seperation movement) for the train attacks of last Thursday, while there seems to be great evidence that it’s Alquaeda, Aznar’s probably lost the elections. Most Spaniards were totally against the war on Iraq, while Aznar was one of Bush’s greatest followers. The critics say the attacks reminded Spain of their opinion and Aznar’s, so that they voted for the social-democratic party rather than Aznar’s conservatives. I totally condemn the terrorist attacks, but am happy with the outcome of the elections, because I’m a socialist.
Would it be by accident that the attacks come exactly two and a half years after the 9/11 WTC and Pentagon attacks? We’re gonna hold three minutes of silence at 12:00 PM again. In Spain, they had a quarter of silence last Friday to remember the attacks.
Everyone’s debating now whehter the Netherlands are in danger of terrorist attacks. I don’t think there’s a great chance: we have neither skyscrapers nor big cities. However… We do have the international court of justice and other such organisations… But would that be a reason for terrorists to attack our country? If they would, they’d either attack Schiphol or Rotterdam’s haven.
Oh for clarity’s sake: I completely condemn the attacks – no matter its influence on elections or terrorist attacks in the Netherlands – and feel really sorry for all the victims and their relatives.