Wednesday, February 09, 2005

A car bomb has exploded in Madrid, today. According to the latest reports, 43 people were injured, and, fortunately, no one has been reported killed.

"There is no place for [terrorism] in politics or civil society -- bombs lead only to prison," Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said.

However, last March, a terrorist group linked to al Qeada set off bombs on four commuter trains killing 191 people. In response, Spain dropped out of the international coalition in Iraq, as demanded by the group.

I wonder what the death threshold is in Spain that causes the government to acced to terrorist demands? Over 190 deaths and they get what they want? If Spain reacts like it did last time, there would be a Basque state.

You gotta love consistancy in policy!

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