The Madrid Bombing (11 March 2004)

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Madrid bombings carry al-Qaida hallmark
By Claude Salhani, UPI International Editor, 11 March 2004. It's a declaration of war against democracy,”. While all fingers in Spain are pointing at the Basque separatist movement ETA as the perpetrators, the attacks carry all the markings of al-Qaida and its jihadi affiliates.
Millions protest Madrid attacks as ETA denies responsibility
Agence France Presse, 12 March 2004. The rallies were probably the biggest the country has ever seen—even bigger than the unprecedented February 2003 protests against the Spanish government's support of the US war in Iraq.
Madrid blasts tear hole in record of Spanish right
Agence France Presse, 13 March 2004. Spain's governing rightwing Popular Party (PP) had hoped to go into Sunday elections on the strength of its economic record, but this week's bombings in Madrid have torn a gaping hole in its calculations.
Spanish lies
By Ignacio Ramonet, Le Monde diplomatique, April 2004. The 11 March bombings in Spain are a consequence of the Iraq war and the confrontation between al-Qaida and the United States and its allies. Draw a few lessons, political and other, from the major changes in the Spanish political scene.