March 10, 2006
Big surprise here. "A two-year investigation into the Madrid train
bombings concludes that the Islamic terrorists who carried out the
blasts were homegrown radicals acting alone rather than at the behest
of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network, two senior intelligence
officials" told the Associated Press.
Of course not. Because the Madrid train bombings were carried out by
police informants connected to a false flag intelligence operation.
"Moroccan Rafa Zuher and Spaniard Jose Emilio Suarez had been in
contact with police before the attacks," the BBC
reported on April 29, 2004. "According to [the Spanish newspaper] El
Mundo, [Suarez] was an informant for the National Police, providing
information about trafficking in weapons, drugs and explosives."
is no mistake the Associated Press neglected to mention this
troublesome detail. It is also no mistake the Tunisian Serhan Ben
Abdelmajid Fakhet blew "himself up along with six other suspects when
police surrounded their apartment three weeks after the bombings,"
along with Jamal Ahmidan, the Moroccan "military planner" of the
operation, as the Associated Press notes. Suicide is often the fate
suffered by patsies with too much information, especially "al-Qaeda"
Rafa Zuher "was a police informer to an elite unit of the Guardia Civil known as Unidad Central de Operaciones," writes Michel Chossudovsky.
It should come as no surprise that the Guardia Civil operated as the
secret police for Spain’s long-time fascist ruler, Generalissimo
Francisco Franco, and long accused of war crimes (during the Spanish
Civil War), torture and atrocities. Moreover, Jose Emilio Suarez "had
in his possession the telephone number of the Head of Tedax, Juan Jesus
Sanchez Manzano. Tedax is Spain’s Civil Guard bomb squad , a very
specialized division of the Spanish police. A official of the this
special unit was in fact involved in the deactivation of one of the
bombs which was to be placed in the train." Again, not surprising,
although completely ignored by the corporate media at the time because
the script called for blaming "al-Qaeda," who apparently wanted to get
José María Aznar (a former Falangist, or fascist) re-elected. Instead,
Spaniards elected Rodríguez Zapatero, a socialist.
María Aznar attempted to blame Euskadi Ta Askatasuna ("Basque
Fatherland and Liberty"), or ETA, for the bombings but this didn’t jive
with the emerging script, as drafted by the Straussian neocons, who
attribute all terrorism to "al-Qaeda" because all such acts are of
course attributed to evil Muslims and Arabs, as exemplified by the
mythical "al-Qaeda," in fact a CIA-ISI contrivance. Arnaldo Otegi,
leader of Batasuna, a Basque political party, shifted the blame away
from ETA and suggested "Arab resistance" was the most probable
perpetrator. On March 11, 2004, it was widely reported that a stolen
van was located in the Spanish town of Alcalá de Henares containing
several detonators and an Arabic-language cassette tape with Qur’anic
verses (as it turns out, this tape was a commercial product and
contained no material specific to the attacks). Apparently, Islamic
terrorists are in the habit of leaving behind Islamic religious
materials, as Marwan Alshehhi, supposedly one of the nine eleven
hijackers, left behind a Qur’an in a rental car discovered at Boston’s
Logan airport (along with instructions on how to fly a commercial
airplane and a fuel consumption calculator).
In addition to
the direct and ignored police involvement in the Madrid attacks, there
is a suspicious connection between the Moroccan Jamal Zougam,
pegged in the corporate media as the "leader of Spain’s al-Qaida cell,"
and Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and London’s Finsbury Park Mosque.
Abu Hamza al-Masri admitted during his recent trial on terrorism
charges that "he had met several times with police officers and members
of the MI5 spy service," the Associated Press
reported in February. Haroon Rashid Aswat, supposedly linked to the
London bombings, was revealed as a British intelligence asset last
August. Aswat was involved with al-Masri and his al-Muhajiroun group
(see a photo
of the two together here). According to John Loftus, a former US
federal prosecutor, al-Muhajiroun was used "to recruit Islamist
militants with British passports for the war against the Serbs in
Kosovo," as Michael Meacher, former British MP, wrote for the Guardian last September.
it turns out, al-Muhajiroun, and thus al-Masri, are connected to
British, U.S., Pakistani, and German intelligence, and worked for NATO
in Kosovo. Loftus told Fox News (and it is a miracle Fox News reported
this) the "CIA was funding the [Kosovo] operation to defend the
Muslims, British intelligence was doing the hiring and recruiting. Now
we have a lot of detail on this because Captain Hook [al-Masri], the
head of Al-Muhajiroun, [his] sidekick was Bakri Mohammed, another
cleric. And back on October 16, 2001, he gave a detailed interview with
al-Sharq al-Aswat, an Arabic newspaper in London, describing the
relationship between British intelligence and the operations in Kosovo
and Al-Muhajiroun" (see Michel Chossudovsky, London 7/7 Terror Suspect Linked to British Intelligence?).
we have a connection between Jamal Zougam, the "leader of Spain’s
al-Qaida cell," suspected in the Madrid bombings, and
British-American-Pakistani-German intelligence operations. It is
possible the Spanish Unidad Central de Operaciones worked with these
intelligence operations to create false flag terrorism, terrorist acts
eerily similar to the NATO-linked Gladio operations in Italy, most
notably the 2nd of August 1980 Bologna railway station bombing,
responsible for killing eighty-five people and attributed to Italy’s
proto-fascist SISMI (Servizio per le Informazioni e la Sicurezza
Militare, or Military Intelligence and Security Service). As an
interesting aside, the "influential" neocon and "Italianist" (i.e., he
has an affinity for Mussolini and fascism), Michael Ledeen, was connected to SISMI,
as the trial of Francesco Pazienza (who worked for SISMI) and
statements by top intelligence officials made before the Italian
We shouldn’t expect the corporate media
to report any of this information, easily collated using a simple
Google search, accessing "mainstream" publications. Instead, we are
expected to believe the Madrid "Islamic terrorists" are "homegrown
radicals acting on their own rather than at the behest of Osama bin
Laden’s al Qaeda network," itself a CIA-ISI contrivance. In fact, there
is plenty of evidence that the Madrid bombing was pulled off by a
U.S.-British-Pakistani-German component of the intelligence monolith
and not "radical Algerian, Moroccan and Syrian groups bent on carrying
out attacks." Of course, since the "mastermind" of the Madrid
operation, the Tunisian Serhan Ben Abdelmajid Fakhet, "blew himself up
along with six other suspects when police surrounded their apartment
three weeks after the bombings," taking the "military planner" Jamal
Ahmidan with him, a direct link to the real perpetrators of the
bombings no longer exists. Dead men tell no tales.