Sub: Madrid, Israel, Global Terror and the Fence
The horrific Madrid attacks and the 'routine' attack in Ashdod, Israel,
within a day, illustrate well that terrorism is global, and it remains
terrorism whether it happens in Madrid or Ashdod.
It makes me mad and sad to hear about 'the Madrid bombings being in
response to Spain's participation in the war in Iraq', and therefore that
participation is to be blamed. This way of thinking makes again the
criminal into a victim and the victim into a criminal.
Even though my own support for the war in Iraq was lukewarm at best, THERE
CAN BE NO EXCUSE FOR TERROR, for deliberate killing of civilians! This is
a clearcut value we need to say loud and clear about Madrid, Ashdod, Iraq,
always. Since, unfortunately, there are people cunning enough to
manipulate this value and other people naive enough not to figure that out
on their own.
As for the Ashdod attack, it shows Israel's fence campaign in a strange
light. Though Israel's choice is mainly between building the security
fence or suffer more terror attacks, even a fence fails to prevent a
bombing when Israel gives mass work permits to Palestinian Arabs, coming
from Ghaza this time. This abuse by Palestinian terrorists of the
remaining limited freedom of movement between Israel and the territories
may lead to a more strictly closed fence.
(wearing a black button in
solidarity with terror victims in Spain and Israel)