Qa'idat al-Jihad, Iraq, and Madrid: The First Tile in the Domino Effect?

(Terrorism Information Center-Center for Special Studies) Reuven Paz - The most detailed and explicit statement against Spain's involvement in the Iraqi issue, by elements of Qa'idat al-Jihad, appeared in December 2003, in an analysis in a 50-page book, titled Iraqi Jihad, Hopes and Risks. About 8 pages of the book are dedicated to Spain. The main motif in this analysis is how to create a change in the Spanish government that enforces the withdrawal of Spanish forces from Iraq; significant decrease of Spanish support for the U.S. by popular pressure; opposition in Italy and Poland to the presence of their troops in Iraq; and creating pressure in the UK against the alliance of their government with the Americans - a kind of domino effect, in which the starting point is Spain.

2004-04-07 00:00:00

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