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David Guyatt
10-09-2008, 11:28 AM
The spectre of an insider Gladio style operation being responsible for the 2004 Madrid train bombing continues to circulate:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2781588.ece

191 dead, thousands of victims - but the ‘mastermind’ is cleared

Thomas Catan in Madrid
The accused mastermind of Europe’s worst Islamist terrorist attack was cleared of all charges along with six others yesterday in a shock judgment that angered victims.

Twenty-one others were convicted of playing a role in the 2004 Madrid train bombings, though many of them on much lesser charges than the prosecution had sought.

Family members of the 191 people killed and 1,800 injured expressed astonishment, branding the sentences as lenient and feeble, and vowing to appeal.

Pilar Manjón, who heads the largest association of victims, said: “I don’t like to see murderers walk free.” She lost her 20-year-old son when ten bombs packed into sports bags and detonated by mobile phone ripped through four commuter trains.

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The court ordered victims of the bombings to be paid between €30,000 (£20,900) and €1.5 million (£1 million) in compensation.

One of the highest amounts will go to the family of Laura Vega, 29, who remains in a coma in a Madrid hospital. They will receive about €1 million to help to pay for her continuing care.

The atrocity was the world’s largest terrorist attack since September 11, 2001, and was the first European example of al-Qaeda-inspired terrorism on a large scale. But prosecutors failed to convince judges on the three-man panel of a direct al-Qaeda link. And the verdicts also failed to answer the question of who plotted the attack.

The accused mastermind, Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, known as Mohammed the Egyptian, burst into tears of relief upon hearing the verdict, shouting “You see that I’m innocent?” according to his lawyer.

He is serving a ten-year sentence on unrelated terrorism charges in Italy, where police taped him bragging in a telephone call about his supposed plotting of the Madrid bombings.

Amid a heavy security operation that included armoured cars and police helicopters buzzing overhead, Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez read out the verdict to a hushed courtroom. Three men - two Moroccans and a Spaniard - were given the toughest sentences in the complex six-month case.

Jamal Zougam, 34, a Moroccan who lived in Madrid, was convicted of mass murder, having placed one of the bombs packed with dynamite and nails aboard the trains. Police arrested him after finding that one of the mobile phones used in an unexploded bomb had been sold from his shop. Several witnesses also reported seeing him aboard one of the trains that morning.

Othman el-Gnaoui, 32, was also found to have had a direct role in the attack and was convicted of murder.

José Emilio Suárez Trashorras, 31, a Spanish miner with a history of mental illness, was convicted of being a “necessary collaborator” in the bombings after selling the dynamite used in the attack to the Madrid cell.

The three were each sentenced to between 35,000 and 43,000 years in prison - though under Spanish law they will serve a maximum 40 years.

Three other Spaniards were convicted of helping Trashorras to traffic the explosives stolen from his mine.

But the judge had to call for silence in the court as he announced a series of sentences that left victims aghast. Of the three men accused of planning the bombings, two were convicted only of belonging to a terrorist organisation, and given sentences of 12 and 15 years. With the acquittal of Mohammed the Egyptian, the prosecution was unable to secure the conviction of anyone for masterminding the bombings.

Seven alleged ringleaders blew themselves up when police surrounded their flat in Madrid three weeks after the attacks, leaving only relatively minor players to face charges.

Despite the acquittals, the Government scored one important success in the trial. The court moved decisively to bury a conspiracy theory, supported by the main opposition party, that the attacks were the work of Eta, the Basque separatist group.

“There is no evidence to support the thesis” that Eta was behind the attack, the judgment stated.

The conservative Popular Party lost power in general elections three days after the blasts and some members have maintained that they were victims of an ill-defined conspiracy between Eta and the Socialist Party to oust them. Nevertheless, the Popular Party seized on the failure to bring the ringleaders to justice to call for a fresh investigation.

By contrast, José Luis RodrÍguez Zapatero, the Spanish Prime Minister, hailed the trial as a triumph. He praised the work of the police and security services. “Today justice was done and we must now look to the future,” he said. “The sentence shows that the citizens can have confidence in the force of the law, and the loyal and efficient work of those charged with enforcing it.”

But the sentence also raised serious doubts about the way in which the Spanish security services had acted before the attacks. Several of those on trial for supplying the explosives were police informants. One, Rafá Zouhier, had warned police that the Spanish miners were selling explosives more than a year before the attacks.

Rafael Calduch, a professor at Complutense University, Madrid, said: “The negligence of the security forces has been very much placed in evidence. That is going to have legal consequences for some police leaders.”

Police have boosted the number of agents dedicated to Islamic terrorism tenfold since the bombings, and claim to have foiled further attacks.

But José MarÍa de Pablos, spokesman for a victims’ association, voiced his dismay at the acquittal of Mohammed the Egyptian and other accused ringleaders. “If it wasn’t them, we have to find out who it was. Somebody gave the order.”


Commuter carnage

— At 7,37am on Thursday, March 11, three sports bags filled with dynamite and nails exploded on a commuter train as it entered Atocha station, Madrid. Less than two minutes later, four similar bombs detonated on a train just outside the station. Simultaneously, three further bombs exploded in two trains on the outskirts of the city. All four trains had left the same station, Alcalá de Henares, 19 miles outside Madrid.

— The attacks claimed the lives of 191 and injured more than 1,800

— Initially, Prime Minister José MarÍa Aznar blamed Eta, the Basque separatists group, sticking to that theory even after detonators and tapes of verses read out from the Koran were found inside a van near Alcalá de Henares station

— A general election was held on the Sunday after the attacks. On the Saturday night a tape purporting to be from al-Qaeda claimed the bombings were “a response to your cooperation with the criminals Bush and his allies”, referring to the 1,300 Spanish troops in Iraq

— Many thought that Mr Aznar’s insistence that Eta was behind the attack was an attempt to deflect blame from himself for the war in Iraq. Despite leading by 6 per cent in polls a week before, Mr Aznar’s Popular Party lost to the Socialists under José Luis RodrÍguez Zapatero, who had promised to withdraw from Iraq if he won

— Police quickly determined that the sports bags used in the attack were detonated remotely using mobile phones.

— In April 2004 police tracked seven men to a flat in the Madrid suburb of Leganés. Before they could be apprehended, the suspects blew themselves up

— More than 70 other suspects were eventually arrested, in an investigation that spanned six countries. One important suspect, Mohamed Afalah, is presumed to have died in a suicide attack in Iraq

— 29 people were eventually charged in connection with the attacks in Madrid. Their trial lasted five months, involved 40 lawyers and called 350 witnesses

— 21 people were convicted, with the three main perpetrators receiving symbolic sentences ranging from 35,000 to 43,000 years. Under Spanish law they will be released after 40 years

Source: Times archives, Agencies

David Guyatt
10-09-2008, 11:33 AM
For an all round read on the Madrid train bombing, I am (unusually) posting a wiki entry because it provides a lot of linked info and is a good source to begin a study of this event:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_about_the_2004_Madrid_train_bombing

Controversies about the 2004 Madrid train bombings
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The conservative PP government was accused of falsely blaming Euskadi Ta Askatasuna for the attacks. The very day of the attacks, police officials informed the Government that explosives usually used by ETA were found at the blast sites. This, along with other suspicious circumstances, led the PP to suspect ETA involvement. Although there was no direct or indirect evidence from the investigation of the bombing pointing to ETA involvement, the group had been caught with a large amount of explosives some months previously, which looked like preparations for a big strike.[1] But according to a report of the ESISC (The European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center) the very same morning of the bombings the Spanish Intelligence Services and Policy had concluded that the author of the massacre was an Islamist terrorist group, but they had been ordered by the government to deny this Islamist attribution and insist that the ETA were the only suspects,[2] although this same source also states that there is no precedent of collaboration of international islamists with non-Muslims,[3] and there were two non-Muslims (and police informers) involved in the Madrid attacks.[4][5]
The government sent messages to all Spanish embassies abroad ordering that they uphold the version that ETA was responsible. President José María Aznar even called a number of newspaper editors and publishers personally to ask for their support of this line. version.[6]
The tense political atmosphere in Spain in the period running up to the elections brought the PP to the edge of a political catastrophe. On one hand, José María Aznar was aggressively opposed to any dialogue with ETA, and based most of his campaign on the threat of terrorism (the 9/11 attacks in New York reinforced his view of the war against the terrorists). On the other hand, Aznar's friendship with U.S. president George W. Bush led him to support the 2003 invasion of Iraq against the views of the overwhelming majority of the population (resulting in the biggest demonstrations ever seen in Spain since the restoration of democracy in the late 1970s).[7][8] This left Aznar in a complicated situation- if Basque terrorists were proven to be responsible for the massacre, it would favour the PP's campaign, but if an Islamic group appeared to cause the blast, people might blame him for earning himself (and Spain) enemies.
The Summary of the Judicial Enquiry concluded that the decision to attack Madrid was taken after, and as a result of, the invasion of Iraq. Nevertheless, The New Yorker claimed the decision was taken before 9-11[9] according to an Italian police report.[10]
[edit]Explosives used in the attacks

In the immediate aftermath of the train bombings it was suspected that the explosive used in the bombs may have been Titadine, as initial suspicions on responsibility for the bombings focused on ETA and this explosive had been used by them on occasions in the past[11][12]. As evidence emerged from the investigation attention on the explosive used switched to a brand of dynamite known as Goma-2 [13].
Analysis of samples from the explosion sites carried out by a member of the bomb disposal squad (TEDAX) following the bombings did not produce a definitive result. The analyst concerned later testified in the trial of those accused of committing the bombings. She stated that the only thing she could identify in these tests were generic components of dynamite [14].
Later in 2004, in his appearance before the parliamentary commission of investigation, Juan Jesus Sánchez Manzano (the head of the TEDAX) stated that traces of nitroglycerine had been detected in the samples recovered after the bombings [15][16]. He would later retract this statement before the investigating magistrate in charge of the case and emphasised that he was not an expert in explosives [17]. The statement by Sánchez Manzano led supporters of the idea that ETA was involved in the bombings [18] to question whether the explosive used in the bombs had been Goma 2 ECO [19]. Nitroglycerine is not a component of Goma 2 ECO [20][21].
In the run up to the trial of those accused, the court ordered that fresh tests be carried out on the samples recovered from the trains and on remains of explosive recovered from different sites connected to the bombings. These tests were carried out by specialists appointed from the security services, the defence and other parties to the accusation. The judges ordered that video and audio recordings be made of these tests[22]. The results of these tests [23] were also inconclusive concerning the samples taken from the explosion sites. Nitroglycerine was detected in one of these samples, and the presence of dinitrotoluene (DNT) was also detected. This has led to claims that the explosive used could have been Titadine [24]. However, also detected in the same sample was dibutyl phthalate (DBP)[25], which is a component of Goma 2 ECO but not of titadine [21][26]. Several other samples from the explosion sites also revealed the joint presence of DNT and DBP[27]. Tests were carried out on a sample of Titadine [28]. In addition the presence of nitroglycerine and DNT was also detected in samples of Goma 2 ECO that had been recovered from sites associated with the bombings [29].
The discovery of these different components led to suggestions that there could have been some accidental contamination of the samples and explosive remains, although a definitive cause of such contamination has not been established [30] [31]. Entire cartridges, or partial remains of cartridges, of Goma 2 ECO were recovered from the apartment in Leganés where 7 suspects of the bombings died following an explosion, the only unexploded bomb, a Renault Kangoo van found near Alcalá de Henares station on the day of the bombings, and the device that was left by the high speed railway line connecting Madrid and Seville [32].
The only explosive positively identified in any site connected to the bombings has been Goma 2 ECO and the sentence in the trial concluded that it was likely that the bombs contained this explosive or a mixture of it with its predecessor product Goma 2 EC [33].
[edit]Could the bombings have been prevented?

Some of the alleged Islamist perpetrators had reportedly been under surveillance by the Spanish police since January 2003. According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, 24 of the 29 alleged perpetrators were informers and/or controlled by the Spanish Police, Civil Guard and C.N.I. ("National Center of Intelligence") from the time before the attacks.[34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41] Two alleged perpetrators were Guardia Civil and Spanish police informants.[42][43][44][45][46][47] Cell phones used in the bombings were unlocked in a shop owned by a former Spanish policeman[48] who is not one of those accused in connection with the bombings.[49]
Two of those accused of supplying explosives for the bombings have a conviction for a previous 2001 offence of trafficking with Goma-2 ECO,[50] an offence that did not prevent Trashorras, described as "necessarily involved co-operator"[51] from later getting a job in a mine, thus gaining access to explosives and blast equipment.[52]
[edit]Controversy regarding responsibility

Thirteen improvised explosive devices were reported to have been used by the Islamic militant group that was responsible for the bombing, all but three of which detonated. This group seems to have had very tenuous connection with al-Qaeda but with the aim of acting on its behalf. Shortly after the bombings, the group was completely dismantled by the Spanish police and the core members died in an apparent suicide explosion when they were surrounded in the nearby city of Leganés.[53]
The Madrid bombings have led to the sharp political and social differences between the parties in Spain being accentuated. This stands in sharp contrast to other large-scale terrorist attacks such as those in New York and London, which galvanized society and political forces towards unity.
Spain's political division is exemplified by the accusation of members of the Partido Popular and several conservative media outlets regarding who was responsible for the bombings and whether the attacks were for political gain.[54] Some of these sources initially supported the hypothesis that ETA was behind the attacks. These groups have focused their investigation on unexplained details and inconsistencies in the Summary Report and have expressed skepticism about the truthfulness and neutrality of the evidence presented.
Since the bombings, the chief opposition party, PP,(which lost power in the election in the immediate aftermath of the bombings) together with the conservative media forces in Spain, have overtly argued the possibility that the Socialist party, the police, the Spanish, French, and Moroccan secret services, and, of course, ETA, had a role in organisation of the outrage.[55]
Not all conservative media outlets are involved in this campaign. There is a distinct difference between those who believe that the PSOE used it for political gain (as it had access to information, either from France or through links to the Police, used to criticise the government in the aftermath of the bombings), and those who believe a consortium of the ETA, some groups in the State Security Forces (possibly related to the GAL), the Moroccan secret services, and the Socialist Party (PSOE) may have had a role either in organising the bombings or blocking official investigation.[56] The first group includes the Newspaper ABC, while the second group includes the Radio Station COPE and newspapers La Razón and El Mundo.[57] This second group claims the official version is more than questionable and that the truth is still unknown. They have coupled such claims with doubts about the legitimacy of the current government, which they oppose ideologically.
An attempt to link ETA to the bombings occurred in May 2006, when El Mundo published on its front page that a business card of the Basque firm Mondragón Cooperative Corporation (MCC) had been found in the van used by the terrorists. This piece of evidence, discovered by the policemen who found the van, was not found in the numerous police reports.[58] El Mundo's rationale was that Mondragón had no connection with ETA but could point to ETA, just as the Qur'anic cassette pointed to Islamic extremists.
The Spanish police later asserted that it was not a business card, but the cover of a music CD of the popular Spanish 80s rock group "Orquesta Mondragón".[59] The CD with its case was found in a pile of various other music CDs. The rear of the cover had apparently been used by the legitimate proprietor to warn people when he parked in the middle of the street, since it had a handwritten message that read "I am coming back immediately".[60] Nevertheless, El Mundo continued to insist on the existence of an MCC card in the van.[61]
The Spanish police also asserted that a card from "Gráficas Bilbaínas" ("Bilbao printing", a print shop located in Madrid) found in the van was the source of the alleged confusion.[62]
[edit]Alleged destruction of evidence

Some critics of the indictment (for instance the public clerks' Spanish Union "Manos Limpias") allege that the passenger cars destroyed by the explosions were destroyed to hide evidence, and the corpses found in the Leganés flat were buried without autopsy.
Those allegations have been dismissed by the Spanish Supreme Court ("Tribunal Supremo"). The Spanish institution denied the accusations and even prosecuted the "Manos Limpias" union for false accusations[63]
[edit]Maussili Kalaji

Mobile phones used in the bombings were unlocked in a shop owned by a Spanish policeman (who retired after the attacks) of Syrian descent and former al Fatah militant, Maussili Kalaji.[64][65][66][67][68] [69][70][71][72][73].
Mr. Kalaji was not one of those accused in connection with the bombings[74], though the police proposed to take him into custody. [75]
[edit]The thirteenth bomb


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Clues from the thirteenth bomb allowed the police to arrest the first alleged perpetrators, three Moroccans (Jamal Zougam, Mohamed Chaoui and Mohamed Bekkaliand) and two Indian citizens, on Saturday, 13 March. [76]. The bomb has been called "the bomb that dismounted the PP version of ETA"[77], and was known to Spanish sources as "Mochila de Vallecas", "Backpack from Vallecas", because its discovery was announced in the Vallecas Police Station on the morning of March 12. The thirteenth bomb's validity as an exhibit is disputed.
[edit]Presence of the bomb on the train
On the morning of the bombings, the trains were double-checked by the EOD police to be sure that no unexploded devices were present. The thirteenth bomb was not found at this time. The only EOD policeman who remembered handling a heavy bag (the thirteenth bomb weighed around 24 pounds) that morning in El Pozo station asserted positively that the heavy bag he handled in the train station did not contain the bomb. [78][79]
[edit]Correct handling of the evidence
A Spanish police report concluded that the bomb could have been manipulated by unidentified persons in Ifema (in Spanish, "pudo ser manipulada por personas no identificadas en el Ifema"), which was the Madrid exhibition center where objects found in the trains were temporarily stored. While DNA from an unidentified male was found on or in the bag[80], Spanish police asserted that the 'chain of custody' was unbroken [81] [82][83] and the PP leader, Mariano Rajoy, asserted in March 2006 that he had no doubts about the validity of this police exhibit. [84]
In December 2006 El Mundo claimed that one of the policeman in the Vallecas Police Station during the alleged discovery of the thirteenth bomb was under investigation for his alleged participation in a plot to sell illegal Goma 2-ECO, and in the assassination of a petty thief. [85]
[edit]See also

Bologna massacre
Conspiracy theory
[edit]Notes

^ Bombs Rip Through Madrid (Deutsche Welle)
^ [http://www.esisc.org/Attentats%20de%20Madrid.pdf Les attentats de Madrid. Analyse prospective des menaces(17-03-04): "Nous savons, par nos contacts de travail habituel dans la but were ordered by the gover communauté européenne du renseignement et les services spécialisés, que le Centro Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI, les services de renseignement de Madrid) et les services antiterroristes de la police arrivaient, dans la matinée aux mêmes conclusions. Ils reçurent alors, des autorités gouvernementales, l’ordre de nier la piste islamiste et de continuer à prétendre que la piste de l’ETA était la seule valable. Cette attitude fut maintenue jusque dans la journée de vendredi".
^ Ibídem: Until now, there has never been any example of a terrorist action by international islamist made in collaboration with non muslims. French original:Il n'y a d'ailleurs à ce jour aucun example d’une action terroriste menée par des islamistes internationalistes en collaboration avec des non musulmans
^ Rafá Zouhier was a confident of the Guardia Civil before, during and after the bombings...José Emilio Suárez Trashorras was also a police confident -Rafá Zohuier era confidente de la Guardia Civil antes, durante y después de los atentados....José Emilio Suárez Trashorras...También era confidente de la policía-
^ The two key collaborators of the Madrid train bombings were police confidents
^ Remembering March 11: The Madrid Bombings and Their Effect on Spanish Government, Society and the Antiwar Movement (Democracy Now)
^ Noam Chomsky, The Iraq War and Contempt for Democracy.
^ Polls find Europeans oppose Iraq war (BBC News)
^ [1] One of the most sobering pieces of information to come out of the investigation of the March 11th bombings is that the planning for the attacks may have begun nearly a year before 9/11
^ Madrid: The Prime Suspect (CBC)
^ “CBS News: Spain Reels From Deadly Bombings”
^ "ABC: Los terroristas querían volar dos trenes dentro de la estación de Atocha"
^ “New York Times: Bombing in Madrid: The Investigation”
^ “ABC: La perito de los Tedax despeja las dudas sobre los primeros análisis de los explosivos”
^ Declaration (Spanish) "Sessions of the parliamentary commission of investigation: 4th page first column"
^ "Audio file with the declarations of Sánchez Manzano"
^ "El País: El jefe de los Tedax declara al juez del 11-M que se equivocó al hablar de nitroglicerina"
^ “International Herald Tribune: Three years after train bombings, Spain is haunted by conspiracy theories”
^ "El Mundo: El explosivo que estalló el 11-M era distinto del que tenían los islamistas"
^ Manufacturer fact sheet
^ a b NordExplosives fact sheet
^ "El País: El tribunal del 11-M admite la petición de uno de los acusados del atentado para citar a tres etarras"
^ [2] [3] [4] [5]
^ "El Mundo: El fabricante de Goma 2 EC asegura que esta dinamita no tiene nitroglicerina desde 1992"
^ "Test results pages 20-21 (Spanish)"
^ "El País: Detectadas 79 muestras con el componente Goma 2 ECO"
^ "Test results pages 41-42 for example (Spanish)"
^ "Test results page 146 (Spanish)"
^ "Test results pages 22-23, 29-30 and 109-110 (Spanish)"
^ "El País: Los peritos atribuyen los resultados de los análisis a una mezcla de dinamitas Goma 2"
^ "El Mundo: El hallazgo de nitroglicerina: entre la falta de explicación y la tesis de la contaminación"
^ "El País: Los peritos del 11-M no hallan sustancias ajenas a la Goma 2 ECO en lugar del atentado"
^ "Sentence of the court (in Spanish)"
^ El Mundo: 34 de los 40 que el juez implica en el 11-M estaban bajo control policial
^ Un inspector asegura que perseguían a varios de los acusados desde enero de 2003, ABC:An inspector assures that several accused were being pursued since January 2003
^ "The notes of the Moroccan informer 'Cartagena' prove that the Police had the 3/11 leadership under surveillance."
^ Spain: State Funeral For Madrid Bombing Victims Gathers World Leaders: The main suspect remains Moroccan Jamal Zougam, who allegedly had close ties to Islamist militants and who has been under watch by Spanish, French, and Moroccan agents since 2001
^ Madrid bombing accused ‘under watch since 2002’
^ Spanish investigators confident The lead suspect is Jamal Zougam, who allegedly has close ties with Islamist militants and has been under watch by Spanish, French and Moroccan agents since 2001 at least.
^ 34 over 40 alleged perpetrators were controlled by the Police
^ 11-M: ¿Culpa in vigilando? Police made a follow-up on the prosecuted, due to his condition of being suspects of Islamic terrorists. De los acusados...la policía venía haciendo un seguimiento por su calidad de sospechosos de ser terroristas islámicos
^ ABC Rafa Zouhier. Confident of the Civil Guard...Rafa Zouhier. Confidente de la Guardia Civil...
^ Rafá Zouhier was a informer for the Guardia Civil before, during and after the bombings...José Emilio Suárez Trashorras was also a police informer -Rafá Zohuier era confidente de la Guardia Civil antes, durante y después de los atentados....José Emilio Suárez Trashorras...También era confidente de la policía-
^ The two key collaborators of the Madrid train bombings were police confidents
^ ABC Rafa Zouhier. Confident of the Civil Guard...Rafa Zouhier. Confidente de la Guardia Civil...
^ Rafá Zouhier was an informer for the Guardia Civil before, during and after the bombings...he did not inform about the preparations. José Emilio Suárez Trashorras was a National Police informer about guns, explosives and drug smuggling-Rafá Zohuier era confidente de la Guardia Civil antes, durante y después de los atentados... no informó sobre los preparativos...José Emilio Suárez Trashorras... era confidente de la Policía Nacional-
^ The two key collaborators of the Madrid train bombings were police confidents
^ Cell phones used for March 11 were unlocked in a phone shop owned by...a Spanish police officer. And not just any police officer: It was Maussili Kalaji
^ Un inspector asegura que perseguían a varios de los acusados desde enero de 2003
^ ABC Trashorras y Toro, condenados a más de 10 años de cárcel por tráfico de drogas y tenencia de explosivos
^ Madrid bombings trial: Key defendant refuses to testify:The seventh prime defendant is Jose Emilio Suarez Trashorras, 30, of Spain, considered a "necessary cooperator" in the attacks by allegedly facilitating the explosives that were manufactured in Spain and stolen from a mine in the north.
^ Trashorras volvió a trabajar a la mina tras la "operación Pipol": Trashorras worked again in a mine after the "operation Pípol"
^ - Madrid bombing suspects (BBC News)
^ Fear or Falsehood? Framing the 3/11 terrorist attacks in Madrid and electoral accountability (Real Instituto Elcano)
^ Cultura contra la guerra organiza una manifestación contra el PP frente a su sede de la calle Génova (Libertad Digital)
^ (Spanish)Los agujeros negros del 11-M El Mundo, 19 April 2004. Article defending a number of conspiracy theories related to the bombings.
^ Spain’s 11-M and the right’s revenge (Open Democracy)
^ La furgoneta Kangoo del 11-M tenía una tarjeta del Grupo Mondragón en el salpicadero (El Mundo)
^ Noticia bomba (El País)
^ Las últimas exclusivas de Pedro J. y Jimenez Losantos sobre el 11-M son desmontadas por la policía (La República)
^ La furgoneta del 11-M tenía una tarjeta del Grupo Mondragón en el salpicadero | elmundo.es
^ La Policía dice ahora que la tarjeta no era del Grupo Mondragón sino de Gráficas Bilbaínas | elmundo.es
^ El Supremo tumba las teorías de la conspiración del 11-M que apoya el PP
^ Cellphones used for March 11 were unlocked in a phone shop owned by... a Spanish police officer. And not just any police officer: It was Maussili Kalaji
^ (Spanish)El hombre que liberó los móviles del 11-M dice que era policía y trabajó en la UCIE
^ (Spanish)[Una matanza diseñada para cambiar el http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2005/08/22/espana/1124680691.htmlGobierno de España] En la empresa Test Ayman, propiedad de Ayman Maussili Kalaji, fueron liberados varios de los móviles utilizados por los terroristas, entre ellos el recuperado de la mochila de Vallecas...[]...Kalaji, de origen sirio, era policía ...[]...Kalaji tenía contactos con los hermanos Almallah.
^ (Spanish)11-M: batiburrillo y casualidades Luego compareció Ayman Maussili Kalaji, un policía nacional de origen sirio, propietario de una tienda de telefonía que fue el encargado de liberar los móviles que los indios vendieron a unos desconocidos...[]...La única cuestión que plantea su implicación en el atentado es el cúmulo de casualidades que concurren en él. Fue el experto en telecomunicaciones que liberó los móviles. Y, además, era (ahora está jubilado) policía nacional y estuvo destinado en la UCIE, la unidad especialista en terrorismo islámico. Además es de origen sirio. Perteneció al ejército de su país. Recibió formación especial, se resistió a describirla, pero nadie quiso preguntarle en qué consistía esa formación.
^ (Spanish)El policía que manipuló los teléfonos móviles del 11-M se infiltraba en grupos islamistas
^ (Spanish)¿El policía que preparó las bombas?
^ (Spanish)¿Quién montó las bombas?
^ (Spanish)Un 'soplo' policial advirtió a Kalaji de que se estaba investigando su papel en los atentados del 11-M
^ (Spanish)Para comparecer tuvo que tener información
^ (Spanish)La familia Kalaji y el 11-M
^ (Spanish) Un inspector asegura que perseguían a varios de los acusados desde enero de 2003
^ (Spanish)[http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2005/07/29/espana/1122611409.html La Policía sugirió al juez Del Olmo detener al agente Kalaji por el 11-M ]
^ La 'mochila de Vallecas' no estaba entre los objetos que la Policía recogió del tren | elmundo.es
^ La bomba que desmontó la tesis sobre ETA del PP · ELPAÍS.com
^ La 'mochila de Vallecas' no estaba entre los objetos que la Policía recogió del tren | elmundo.es
^ El inspector que custodió los objetos en El Pozo no identifica ante el juez la 'mochila de Vallecas' | elmundo.es
^ El inspector que custodió los objetos en El Pozo no identifica ante el juez la 'mochila de Vallecas' | elmundo.es
^ El agente que vigiló la mochila bomba del Pozo dice que siempre la tuvo controlada · ELPAÍS.com
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