Madrid Train Bombings

The last acquitted by the Supreme Court in Spain denies that the Leganés group committed Madrid Bombinbs

Note: 11-M is what is used in Spanish for the madrid bombings.
In Leganes the supposed terrorists alledgidly blew themselves up after the bombings when the police were at their door (one policeman died).
Italic text are my notes.
Translated by yours truly for 911blogger.com
Orignial article: http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2008/09/29/espana/1222659763.html

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MADRID .- First they said that he and his brother Moutaz were the brains of 11-M. Later, he was sentenced to 12 years and, last July, the Supreme Court acquitted him. Today he speaks for the first time in the newspaper El Mundo and considers that he and his family have become "the other victims of the 11-M" and that the confidants know much more about the attacks.

On July 17th he received the good news in the prison in Alicante that the Supreme Court was acquitting him of all charges and that he was a free man. This is an excerpt from the interview.

  • "If it were true that those who were on that floor had killed 192 people, how could they become friendly terrorists and wait until the entire building was cleared to commit suicide?".

2004 Madrid Bombings, Iran – Additions as of May 11, 2008

Again this week, most of the new entries in the 9/11 Timeline focus on the 2004 Madrid bombings. Shortly after 9/11, investigators linked together a cell in Madrid, London-based cleric Abu Qatada, and the "Hamburg Cell", and Spanish police monitored a house where the Madrid bombers would later build the bombs. They failed to arrest the bombers for common crimes they committed, but focused on one of the bombers' apartments, and increased surveillance of them in spring 2003.

Madrid Train Bombings, Al-Qaeda in Spain – Additions as of May 4, 2008

The vast majority of entries this week are about the 2004 Madrid train bombings and al-Qaeda in Spain. A suspect Spanish policeman sold a house to Moutaz Almallah, one of the bombers, in 1995, some of the bombers could have been arrested in a general sweep of al-Qaeda-linked militants in Spain after 9/11, but were not, although one of the masterminds was photographed with top al-Qaeda operative Barakat Yarkas. However, surveillance of the bombers continued and an informant spied on their secret meetings. The police learned one of the masterminds was preparing for "violent action", and another mastermind was surrounded by informants.

One informer monitored the bombers closely, and realized another of the alleged bombers also worked for the police. The wife of one of the bombers gave police stunning details about his activities in 2003 and they started monitoring a house used by he bombers based on a tip-off from her. She warned police the bombers were planning a suicide attack, and continued reporting on the group. Police received a big tip that could have prevented the bombings, monitored the apartment of one of the masterminds, and turned down the chance to videotape the bombers' meetings.