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an election in Spain.
A day or two before poll day. Aznar administration loses to Zapatero despite his government posting a large poll lead on the day before the bombing. Involvementn in Iraq a massive factor. Probably the biggest terrorist PR coup in the post-war period.
I cannot even believe your statement, I just cannot believe that you even said that. You claearly have a really weak grasp of the sequence of events.
If what you say is correct, why do you suppose that Madrid was targetted? Just random?
They wanted to turn the election, that was the whole point about the timing of the bombing. It was solely constructed around election date and the pro-American (and therefore pro-Iraq invasion) policy of the outgoing government ubder Aznar.
Christ I thought that this was important geopolitics that people understood.
Understand the facts. I'll put them in capitals for simplicity.
OLD SPANISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED WAR ON TERROR AND INVASION OR IRAQ. ZAPATERO OPPOSED/WAS CAUTIOUS.
OLD REGIME WAS IN LEAD IN POLLS.
TERRORISTS BOMBED SPAIN BEFORE ELECTION TO DEMONSTRATE TO SPANISH POPULACE THAT THEY WOULD SUFFER FROM THEIR PRO-AMERICA POLICY.
TURNED ELECTION, PRO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT VOTED OUT.
Is it really that difficult to understand?
Ireland and Isreal. but you need to have not been in the pub for 6 hours to make them.
dunno, last week
contains mild terror
guerilla warfare are the same thing?
providing arms to the brave freedom fighter of the mujahadeen:)
There's a difference between deposing a government through force, i.e. making it physically impossible for continue their rule, and simply causing them to step down out of fear.
interesting theory on the system and the "anti system". Michels and some guy who's name I can never bloody remember.
"In times of struggle mass movements become more powerful"
very much implies using fear as a weapon in itself though. And you have to assume that that is the intention of most terrorist groups acting in the West today, because they're never going to have any hope of winning an actual war.
"ter·ror·ism (t?r'?-r?z'?m) pronunciation
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons." So that's what we're talking about.
If the aim of the action is different from what is the aim of terrorism, it's not terrorism.
Were classified as a terrorist group by Nazi Germany of course.
probably apocryphal, about the gestapo, on their second day of operations in their Paris office, not being able to open their front door because of the number of letters that had been shoved through it by french citizens, shopping people for being part of the resistance.
like got ALL the things they wanted?
but some of the things. They're usually after one big thing though.
i don't think it was trying to change america's mind, just pwn it a bit
Stern Gang/Lehi group