Yesterday I mulled over the events occuring in Spain. The bombing last Thursday chilled me to the bone. My step-sister’s daughter is living in Barcelona and I was worried about her.
I listened to news reports come in telling of Spain’s government insisting that ETA was responsible for the bombings and I thought that claim was odd. I’m not all that familiar with ETA’s ways but it seemed to me more likely that it was an Islamist extremist group like al Qaeda that was responsible.
It seems the citizens of Spain smelled bullshit on this claim, also. On Sunday it became clear that Spaniards were not going to allow a lying group of politicians continue to rule their country. The Spanish People’s Party was out and the Socialist were voted in.
It is real easy to say that the terrorist were able to overthrow Spain’s government with bombs. So easy, I’m afraid, that the terrorist will see this as their victory. I’ve come to the conclusion that that isn’t the case. Spain’s actions may well have emboldened the terrorists to continue their bombings but I believe Spain reacted to being lied to rather than acting to appease the terrorist.
The BBC asked for opinions as to why Spain overthrew it’s government. Read some of the opinions from around the world. It’s very interesting.