[FoRK] Ugh. "Don't Feed The Terrorists!"

Elias Sinderson elias at cse.ucsc.edu
Mon Mar 15 00:56:08 PST 2004

jbone at place.org wrote:
> The Socialist win in Spain appears correlated to the incident in 
> Madrid;  the Popular Party was in the lead beforehand. [...]
> I wonder if there was any strategic intent in this regard per the 
> terrorists, or if this is just entirely coincidental.

Assuming that Al-Queda was responsible for the bombing, I should think 
that it makes little difference to them whether it is the Popular or 
Socialist Party holding the reigns. As I understand it, Al-Qaedas' 
priciple ideology is concerned with the removal of western influence 
from Muslim states. This includes the destruction of Israel as well as 
overthrowing the leadership of any pro-western muslim nation.


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