Barcepundit’s coverage of the 3/11 Commission
continues, now featuring PM’s Rodriguez Zapatero’s testimony:
As I wrote before, the possibility that it was a joint operation is real, but not too likely. But it makes you wonder when the Zapatero administration and its apologists, including the friendly media, are saying that there’s almost a metaphisical impossibility that a secular ETA might want to collaborate with religious fanatics. Not for 11-M, but absolutely altogether. Which is simply stupid, for many spreading the myth do know about this; namely judge Garzón. Just go and see this other picture. And regarding March 11, there may not be conclusive evidence, but there are some very serious questions (many of them at Robert’s post). And it simply makes you wonder why the current government refuses to investigate.
I personally think that if ETA had any role at all it was not in the bombings themselves but in the creation of an atmosphere in which, if any attack would take place, the government would immediately think of ETA. Sort of a disinformation campaign to dupe the government, knowing (from the contacts in prisons? from the jamboree in Tehran on January 2004, like every January?) that there was going to be a real attack by Islamists. Hence the van full of explosives intercepted a couple of weeks before March 11 (when he was located by the police, the driver shouted “please, don’t do anything, I surrender, I’m from ETA” too soon, almost before the first cop “good evening”; and he was carrying a map with a big red circle conspicuously surrounding the exact same area where the bombs where eventually placed on the fateful day that the bombings took place).
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