We remember the day that terrorism came to Spain:
On this day in 2004, 191 people are killed andnearly 2,000are injured when 10 bombs explode on four trains in three Madrid-area train stations during a busy morning rush hour. The bombs were later found to have been detonated by mobile phones.
The attacks, the deadliest against civilians on European soil since the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing, were initially suspected to be the work of the Basque separatist militant group ETA.
This was soon proved incorrect as evidence mounted against an extreme Islamist militant group loosely tied to, but thought to be working in the name of, al-Qaida.
By March 11th noon, candidate Rodriguez-Zapatero of the left was running around blaming Pres. Bush for the dead in Spain.
He blamed it on the Spanish government’s support of the Iraq war. He blamed everybody but the criminal terrorists who killed 200 and injured 1500.
Three days later, the left was back in power with a plurality of the vote.
Today, Spain will celebrate another anniversary of the terrible train massacre.
There are no Spanish troops in Iraq this time around. Unfortunately, there are lots of active terrorist cells in Spain!