The trains were 'First service' meaning they came straight out of
rail service depot. This area is strictly controlled with heavy
security. Al Queda or ETA could never have gained access.
Only Mossad, with it's network of
could have the accessed the depots, and had the
needed to make these bombs.
Some background on Madrid
Madrid's a population of
2,881,506 in 1998. Madrid has long been the center of Spanish government and
culture. As a result, it has drawn its population from all over the country. Castilian,
usually referred to as Spanish, is spoken with several regional accents.
The Basques are
a Christian group in the mountainous region that straddles the border between modern-day
Spain and France and they want an independent state. The train bomb is way beyond anything
they are capable of.
Suddenly the blame shifts from Basque to Al Queda
Al Queada suspected
initially blamed the Basque separatist group ETA for the stunningly well-coordinated
series of 10 explosions but later shifted their focus to Al Queda.
Muslims claim responsibility
The Arabic newspaper Al-Quds
al-Arabi said it had received a claim of responsibility issued in the name
of al-Qaida - It said the brigade's "death squad" had penetrated "one of the
pillars of the crusade alliance, Spain."
Spain back the USA in their attacks on AL
"This is part of settling
old accounts with Spain, the crusader, and America's ally in its war against
Detonators and Koran conveniently found in nearby
But the discovery of seven detonators and an Arabic tape
in a van parked near Madrid, plus a purported al Qaeda letter claiming
The bombs were set off by mobile phone and contained copper
detonators, which are not generally used by armed Basque separatist group ETA.
Arab bomber also spotted ---- "He wore three layers of
underwear and was closely shaven, which is common for Arab suicide commandos who because
of their faith usually do this before immolating themselves."
Muslims threaten " Winds of death " on
Straight out of a Hollywood movie
"We have succeeded in infiltrating the heart of crusader
Europe," the letter said, calling the bombings at three Madrid railway stations
"Operation Death Trains."
"We bring the good news to Muslims of the world that the
expected 'Winds of Black Death' strike against America is now in its final stage," it
U.S. intelligence agencies say Muslims will attack
countries such as Spain that supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq Fears that Al-Qaeda
was behind the Madrid blasts grew after a video was found Saturday in which a man speaking
Arabic claimed the attacks in the name of the Islamic fundamentalist network.
Video tape found at Mosque
declare our responsibility for what happened in Madrid exactly 2 1/2 years after the
attacks on New York and Washington. It is a response to your collaboration with the
criminals Bush and his allies. "
"You love life and we love death, which gives an example of what the Prophet
Muhammad said. If you don't stop your injustices, more and more blood will flow and these
attacks will seem very small compared to what can occur in what you call terrorism. "
to the Sabra Shatila massacre
Meir Dagan -
The Head of Mossad
He would deny all knowledge of
bombings. Would consider Israel participation in the Bali Bomb, the three Iraq
Mosque bombs, or any others to be absurd speculation.
Israel sends three pathologists will assist the Spanish government in identifying bodies
from the terrorist bombings in Madrid.
1970s:-- Under Sharon's command Dagan led a
special anti-terrorist unit the " Rimon undercover unit," which killed
1982: --As a commander in southern Lebanon
during the Israeli invasion where 30,000 civilians were slaughtered. He helped establish
the pro-Israel South Lebanese Army.
1987-1993:-- He establishment of undercover
units operating in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
1995: ---After retiring from the army,
Dagan joined Israel's secret service as deputy director.
1997:--- In charge of counter-terrorism. A
long time opponent of the Oslo peace accords, Dagan finally resigned after Barak appointed
a more moderate retired major general to run his new security-diplomatic team.
Dagan's Positions on Camp David talks
and the current Intifada:
Mount: ---- He feels it's Israel's property but will let Arabs worship.
assassination policy: ----- Says it's a justifiable tool
Spain's new socialist Prime
Minister Josť Zapatero ( Jewish ) has made it plain that the government's
position is that the tragedy that killed 192 that those responsible were
international Islamic terrorists. He rejected any possibility that Eta
Basque separatists might have been involved. "Responsibility for preparing
and carrying out the blasts rests exclusively with international terrorism
of a radical Islamist type,"
Aznar's team: destroyed all computer records dealing with the
March 11 Madrid bombings before leaving office
Mr Zapatero told a parliamentary commission of inquiry into