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  • Monday, February 28, 2005

    London police launch fear mongering campaign

    And just before a general election. Nothing like a bit of fear mongering to get terrorism right to the top of the agenda is there? From Yahoo: London police launch 'terrorism awareness' campaign

    Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair warned that terrorists would remember how Spain's conservative Popular Party lost the elections after last year's train bombings in Madrid, which were blamed on Islamic militants.
    Obviously, the Spaniards were always going to vote out the warmonger in power. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

    8 Comments:

    At 2/28/2005 05:08:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "bombings.... which were blamed on Islamic militants."
    Two questions:
    If the Madrid atrocity was blamed on Islamic militants, who do you think really did it?
    As for 'militants', when does a militant become a terrorist?
    To me, militants are activists and aprtake in civil disobedience, demos etc. A terrorist kills and maims.

    allan@aberdeen

     
    At 2/28/2005 05:39:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Well, the article makes clear who is blamed, does it not?

    Not have anything to say on the blatent fearmongering in London Allan, the subject of this particular message?

     
    At 2/28/2005 10:05:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The article states that the attacks were blamed on Islamists and the part which I cited was re-typed by you which, I must reasonably assume, represents your views given that this is your site. So, on the true identities of the perpetrators of the Madrid bomb and 'terrorists'....?
    As for London, I could agree that there is some hype to this and I could see Tony Blair's hand behind it. However, if wrong, many people will die - see Iraq and Israel this week.

    allan@aberdeen

     
    At 3/01/2005 02:21:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    I really can't figure out what you are on about here, allan. You obviously read the article. As such your question is a bit mysterious.

    http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=militant&x=0&y=0

     
    At 3/01/2005 08:28:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Allan, I think you're driving yourself round in circles on this one. However, these were my words below:

    And just before a general election. Nothing like a bit of fear mongering to get terrorism right to the top of the agenda is there? From Yahoo:

    Obviously, the Spaniards were always going to vote out the warmonger in power.

    Anything to say about those points?

     
    At 3/01/2005 02:35:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I read that Aznar was the favourite to the extent that the opposition let Zapetero be its leader because they didn't think it mattered as they were most unlikely to win.
    It has also been reported that Iraq had nothing to do with the bombings - which had been planned for a long time.
    Regardless, Spain will regret Zapetero's term, their economy is already suffering since his election.

     
    At 3/02/2005 05:27:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    Aznar's support of the war was wildly unpopular with the people. The opposition annouced they would pull out (and this was before the bombings). The little runt went against the will of the people who were given a real alternative and he got fired.

     
    At 3/04/2005 07:34:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Indeed, Spain was one country were the population always opposed any invasion of Iraq. Aznar was going to get kicked out because of Iraq anyway.

    Zapatero when he was interviewed recently said that his greatest moment so far in power has been withdrawing Spanish troops from Iraq, and the Spaniards appreciate that he lived up to his promise to do that.

     

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