Friday, March 12, 2004

Madrid, again

198 dead, about 1400 wounded. Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigade claimed the attack, but they are the kind of people who'd claim even an earthquake given the opportunity. Authorities are investigating the possible Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigade or other Al Qaeda involvement, but the prime suspects are still ETA. They found a van with detonators and Koranic teachings, but if ETA is smart they'd have left such a van.

I find myself almost hoping that it was ETA and not some camel-loving gentlemen, because the Spanish won't start beating up Basques for ETA terrorism, and if it turns out to be Al Qaeda many Arabs who had nothing to do with it are fairly likely to get beaten up for no good reason.

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