Nine Hundred and Eleven Days
Later: Madrid, Spain
By now you know that during the early morning
rush hour of Thursday 11 March, (01:30 ET) a number of simultaneous bomb blasts
killed more than 200 people in Madrid, the capital of Spain.
If you’ve been with ThreeWorldWars for any
length of time, you’ll know my interest in the pattern of historical world
events when it comes to dates, times and other facts. I wrote about
this when I reported that certain elements appeared to be in place for a
possible terrorist attack on February 2. Thankfully that didn’t happen.
A date that I missed because of an error on my
own website was March 11th. The Madrid bombings occurred exactly
911 days and 16 hours after September
11, 2001. Coincidence?
Another significant fact is that a number of
newspapers originally reported that 173 people were killed. Here’s one of the
Even the Taipei Times (which I use on account of
being in Taipei currently) had this front-page headline: “Madrid explosions
kill at least 173”.
Taipei Times Report
If the fatality figure wasn’t yet clearly known,
why choose 173? Why not 175, or 150? Don’t you usually round up or down a
number when you’re estimating something? The reason 173 was blasted all over
the international press is because it’s a message, a signature showing those who
know what to look and listen for, that this dastardly act was planned. 1+7+3 =
11, a well-known occult signature. If you’re interested in reading more about
this, please see:
Repetitive Appearance of Numbers and Symbols.
So Who is Responsible?
You’ll see these two messages being repeated
constantly over the next few days:
"The Spanish authorities have made it clear
their prime suspect for the co-ordinated blasts is the armed Basque separatist
group ETA, but do not rule out other lines of inquiry."
"Some observers say the bombings bear the
hallmarks of the Islamic militant network al-Qaeda, which has threatened revenge
on Spain for its government's backing of the US-led invasion and occupation of
The two phrases "ETA" and "al-Qaeda" are going
to be blasted at us constantly, numbing us from thinking about anything other
than these two possibilities. And of course, that’s what ‘they’ want.
I can't say much about al Qaeda, but I can say
with some certainty that I doubt it's ETA. I lived in Spain until fairly
recently for almost a year. I used to frequent the trendy bars and
restaurants around the Atocha Station area (the location of the first blasts),
because I lived a short, 10-minute stroll away. On two occasions I drove a
fairly flashy German convertible sports car through Pais Vasco (literally
country of the Basques), and had the opportunity to chat to a few 'locals'.
This despite numerous warnings from ill-informed Spanish friends about how
dangerous Basque country could be. I know the Spaniards, and I know the
Basques (at least as well as one can get to know a nation in a year of living
I also know the following facts:
ETA usually provides
advance warnings of any attacks (most often by phone).
ETA attacks are usually
small scale, damaging either only buildings or killing small numbers of
'Only' 850-odd people have
been killed by ETA since 1968. That's 24 deaths a year on average, far
fewer than what the US government and military is responsible for.
In 1987 a bomb blast in
a supermarket in Barcelona killed 21 - their most deadly attack to date.
If this attack is ETA,
it would be more than 8 times as serious as there previous record.
ETA attacks are normally
individual events, not coordinated, multiple events.
ETA always claims
responsibility - they haven't done so to date for the Madrid bombings.
So, while I obviously don't know who is
responsible, all I ask is that you consider ETA's history before blindly
believing everything you hear on the news.
It's clear to me that forces similar to those
involved in the planning of 9/11 are responsible for
Spain's Twin Towers.
For further analysis, please see
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