Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Que sera, sera

The Spanish electorate jumped when Al Qaeda told them to, now they are saying, not high enough:

MADRID, May 1, 2007 (AFP) - Al-Qaeda's north African operations are funded with money made through crime and charitable fundraising in Spain and France, a Spanish judicial investigation has found, it was reported on Tuesday.

Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that a team of prosecutors and judges had unearthed a complex web of sleeper cells in France and Spain that were financing terror operatives in North Africa.

....Spanish and French intelligence reports also say France and Spain are key terrorist targets in Europe, the paper said.

Earlier this year Spain's security services was ordered to redouble efforts to monitor networks and individuals linked to Islamist groups and in particular to increase surveillance in the country's north African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

Spain is already on heightened alert because of the ongoing trial of those suspected of involvement in the 2004 Madrid bombings which killed more than 200 people.

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