Spain Airport Bombing

I’m not a terrorism expert but I do read. Although many may up on this bombing as an Al Qaeda bombing, I don’t think so. At least the early reports are not consistent with the Al Qaeda MO. This was a single bomb with warning. Al Qaeda likes multiple bombs with no specific warning. We’ll need more information. Still the world has to get a handle on this kind of random violence.

Update from CNN.com (1/2/06):

Spain has blamed a powerful bomb explosion Saturday at the country’s busiest airport on Basque separatist group ETA, declaring it a violation of a nine-month cease-fire.

The bomb at Barajas International Airport is “absolutely incompatible with the permanent cease-fire that ETA declared nine months ago,” Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said during a nationally televised news conference.

He ordered the government to halt any peace efforts, but he declined to say that the attack “breaks the cease-fire,” which was the way Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba described it to reporters a few hours earlier. (more…)

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  1. By the date you wrote this, it had already been reported that it was ETA (who took responsibility for it immediately) and not Al qaeda.

    I believe CNN reported it too, but I read it in the Spain newspapers.

    The information is already out there.

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