The Lesson of Madrid    
    John Tyndall on the Spanish rejection of US policies    

When news first broke of the appalling bomb explosions at the Atocha railway station in Madrid last month, killing at least 200, our first reaction was to question whether it could have been the work of Al-Qaida or some similarly oriented Muslim group - or whether it was an outrage engineered by Zionists allied to the neo-cons surrounding President Bush, and calculated to land Al-Qaida with the blame and thus justify an escalation of the Bush/Blair 'war on terror', involving perhaps further military action against sovereign states unfriendly to the 'New World Order'.

Further consideration renders the latter explanation unlikely in this case, and therefore we can regard the most probable source of the attack as being an Islamic one. Reports that a group allied to Al-Qaida have acknowledged responsibility should not be taken as gospel proof of this - the media can manufacture any story that suits the interests controlling them - but the simple question of benefit and loss points overwhelmingly in that direction.

Spain rejects the Bush way

Very shortly after the Madrid explosions, the Spanish voters spoke, decisively rejecting former Premier José Maria Aznar and his Partido Popular party - and their policy of alignment with the Bush/Blair war against Iraq. Whatever the moral considerations involved in the bombings - and here we simply cannot judge Arab/Muslim actions by European criteria - the outrage and its consequences constituted a massive political victory for Al-Qaida and a decisive defeat for the NWO coalition. That it took the deaths of over 200 innocent people to bring this about was tragic in the extreme, but the fact must be faced, and we must hope that out of the tragedy some good will come.

One good that has undoubtedly been manifest is that a number of scribblers of the gutter press, hirelings of the powerful interests that direct globalism, have well and truly exposed themselves and the cause they espouse. They have called the Spanish voters 'cowardly' by failing to support "the war on terror" Andrew Sullivan, in The Sunday Times (21.3.04), accused them of "caving in to blackmail." Michael Portillo, elsewhere in the same paper, wrote that "Spain has shrunk." Daniel Hannan, in The Sunday Telegraph on the same day, spoke of new Premier Zapatero's pledge to pull Spanish forces out of Iraq as a "betrayal" and went on with similar nonsense about Spain revisiting its "abject past."

In fact, what the Spanish people showed in the wake of the Madrid disaster was not cowardice but sound common sense. They failed to see why Spanish lives should be further risked in a war that was of the making of the US President and had nothing to do with their own country. They did not fall for the squalid confidence trick that told them that all the western nations were terrorist targets just because they were western; they understood that they had been targeted because their previous government had supported an unprovoked and unjustified attack on a sovereign state.


One particular reason why the Bush/Blair and neo-con lobby and their supporters in the media are in a state of such chagrin at the result of the Spanish election is that they realise that it has struck a massive blow against their entire global strategy and that, politically, it is likely to become contagious - with perhaps similar results in other countries, even possibly Britain and the United States.

The perceptive American commentator Sam Francis has said on his website SF Online that...

'... what we ought to learn from the Madrid bombing is that the war on terrorism as Mr. Bush and his advisers have designed it not only has not been won but is not winnable at all. It is not possible for the government or any government to capture or kill every person willing and able to make and plant bombs capable of inflicting enormous damage and loss of life. Nor is it possible for the government to protect every conceivable target the terrorists may choose to strike. If you protect planes and airports, they will attack trains and train stations. If you protect trains they will attack shopping malls. If you protect shopping malls, they will attack bridges, office buildings, public parks, theatres... At least the Spaniards have learned something, at a bloody price. Americans should too.'

What this message says is if that we cannot stop the terror itself we must remove the cause of the terror. That means, in affect, the abandonment of globalism, support of Israel and the role of 'world policeman'. Politicians in Britain please note!

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