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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:37 PM
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WikiLeaks cables: US proposed counter-terrorism centre in Barcelona
Source: Associated Press

WikiLeaks cables: US proposed counter-terrorism centre in Barcelona
Fears that Spain had become 'major logistical hub' for terrorists and 'al-Qaida target' led US to plan centre in 2007, say cables
Associated Press
guardian.co.uk, Saturday 11 December 2010 21.07 GMT

The US grew so concerned about the possibility of an Islamist terrorist attack in Spain in 2007 that it proposed setting up a counter-terrorism centre in the country's second-largest city, according to leaked US embassy cables.

The three cables say the US planned the "counterterrorism, anti-crime and intelligence centre" at its consulate in Barcelona.

The goal was to "combat the target-rich environment of terrorist and criminal activities centred in the region," which has a "presence of over one million Muslims," according to a 2007 cable.

In March 2004, a total of 191 people were killed and more than 1,800 wounded in bombing attacks on commuter trains in Madrid. Islamic militants claimed responsibility.



Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/11/wikileaks-c...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:34 PM
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1. Anyone get the feeling that we're chasing "terrorists" who don't exist ....
and who seem obvious enemies/targets of our own government?

And which may, indeed, be "over one million Muslims" -- !!! "evilgrin"

If we want to end terrorism we had best find a way to control this corrupt and

imperialist government which is using our tax dollars to destroy the world!!

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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:59 PM
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4. 'patsies, ' flase flags etc.
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The abyss Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:42 PM
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2. Recommend
Hi Judi :hi:

Keep up the fight!

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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:55 PM
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3. They can pull money out of their asses for this nonsense
but yet we have make unemployment benefits a fight to the death....the US is so fucked up.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:07 PM
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5. ... and no universal health care for suffering Americans -- 50 million of them..!!!
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 11:08 PM by defendandprotect
And, imo, we should be jacking up taxes on corporations for pay for this

unemployment THEY have created!!

Let's tap into some of those profits they've "earned" from harvesting

slave labor all over the world!


But one way or another, it's time to bail out the unemployed and the long term

unemployed --

the homeless and the diabled --

and all the newly impoverished these money mad people are creating --

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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:35 AM
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6. It is just utterly maddening.....
they bitch about the deficit and continue to let the vampyre that the DoD/Military suck the life out of this country along with giving hand jobs to corporations for not doing jack shit; EVERYONE (including corprations which have been given PERSONHOOD) needs to pay their fair share of taxes.
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