at the last general assembly at the united nations, the spanish president made a proposal that it would be best to form a new alliance
…an “alliance of civilisation” between the western and the arab world…
education and culture for a better understanding.
if the choice is
a) an alliance of civilisation for a better understanding, education and cultural interchange in peace
b) an eye for an eye (and we all end up blind)
what does protect us better from further terror attacks? a or b?
as the other thread with the title “Yeah Spain” is discussing underwear in the yukon…this is about spain and its policy.
could be an example for other countries.
the new spanish government is clearly showing that it is “down to earth”
:o --just happens that I live in Spain (Im not a spaniard)
The new socialist government does not exist because of the 3/11 terrorist train-bombing in Madrid (many commuters died on their way to work/school/university when they blew up 3 trains simultaniusly). The terrorists came from marroco. A couple of weeks later they comited sucide, blowing themself and an apartement building where they lived up, when they where about to be arrested.
There is more to it, than meets the eye at first climpse.
The former government of Spain decided to actively participate in a war that UN general secretary Koffie Annan qualified as illegal, since the beginning and did confirm this statement a couple of days ago.
Koffie Annan(United Nations): “The Iraq war is an illegal war”
There were huge demonstrations against this in all mayor cities in Spain.
Long before the attack in Madrid. People did decide to change the policy of their government, because they where fed up, that thanks to the decision of the former spanish president, an illegal war was initiated and many people lost their lives due to that decision.
The Iraq war (has nothing to do with terror realy)
The consequences are quite obvious:
1000 casualties on the american side since the beginning of the war…just think of it!! who knows, there could be a blender user within that number.
…just imagine, you look for a job and go to the army and end up in Iraq…and might end up getting hurt or killed by some crazed Iraqis(because their houses where bombed and/or their father, child, wife or whatever was killed)…bummer. gives me the creeps thinking about it.
civilians, women and children…how many died?-there are no official statistics. But war is about death and killing people. inocent people, colateral damage, are allways the highest number.
if somebody thinks that the world is a better and saver place now, just think of the bombings and death toll since the beginning of that illegal war. and the number of pissed off Arabs in the world right now.
do we fight terror by bombing houses where civilian live or do we breed potential terrorists by doing so?
my question is : would the 3/11 bombing have taken place without the spanish involvement in Iraq?
but back to Spain:
the president of Spain said, before he was elected, that this war was illegal, just as other European leaders like the french president and the german chancellor did, and said he would withdraw all troops within a short period of time.
The majority of the spaniards where against this war and decided to end their involvement by giving their vote to the socialist party.
But not only that, there also were domestic issues and its not at all only the illegal-Iraq-war topic.
Spain also supports the development of GNU software and does invest in research and development.
www.linex.org , is an example
they raised the expenses in education and cut down on defence…
healthcare is public in spain and everybody has access to doctors and hospitals…
Did the attack influence in the outcome?. it did have an impact, but this was not the only reason. (there were domestic issues as well and local polls a couple of month later proofed that) but when terror is a part of the politics…and in spain it is a daily threat (in spain due to bask-separatists)…
… you give your vote to the ones that you think they protect you the best from this threat. on both sides of the med. and in the entire world. and in spain you dont want to add another threat(fanatic arabs in this case)