Source: Yahoo news
As of 7:39 this morning, four commuter trains in Madrid were attacked in what resulted to be the worst terrorist attack in history for Spain. A series of hidden bombs contained in backpacks had gone off in a 15 minute span. 192 people were killed and 1,400 more were wounded as a result of the attack.
Spain had at first blamed ETA, a Basque separatist group until Al-Quds al-Arabi (An Arab newspaper) had recieved an email stating that the attack was orginally planned by Al-Qaida, and that the attack's purpose was because Spain had been America's ally in the war against terrorism. Still Spain's government beleives that the attacks were more likely caused by ETA.
I honestly beleive it was Al-Qaida, since there are too many similarities between this attack and the attack on the World Trade Center. Even the date is exactly 2 and a half years from the attack on 9/11.
I don't know what Al-Qaida expects to achieve from these attacks. The world isn't going to convert to Islam just because of the massacres of Al-Qaida. Their purpose in killing people is solely to murder and nothing more.
What are your reflections regarding this terrorist attack? Do you beleive this was the work of Al-Qaida or was it the work of the ETA?
For more information, visit these sites:
Yahoo New: Terror Blasts Kill at Least 192 in Spain
Time Europe: Bust in Madrid