Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Appeasement: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Whenever you have a weak moment in the War on Terror, if your knees feel a little shakey - Remind yourself, there is no going back. You can not negotiate and appeasement will never work. (HT: Little Green Footballs)
A terrorist plot to bomb Real Madrid's soccer ground, where David Beckham and Michael Owen play, has been smashed.

Islamic extremists were planning the outrage at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in a campaign against high-profile targets.

The plot was revealed by a Spanish judge yesterday after hearing evidence from the suspects.

A police source said: 'Thousands pack into Real Madrid's ground every other weekend. It would have been a massacre.'

Two railway stations in Madrid and the city's 516ft Picasso Tower were also on the terror list. Thirteen people were arrested last week around Spain after a gang of suicide bombers planning to blow up the Spanish parliament were held earlier.

Both groups are thought to be loosely linked to the train bombers who struck in Madrid on March 11.

In case memories are running short, this is not the first terrorist plot to be disrupted since Spain bowed down to the terrorist last March.