CASTRO URDIALES, SPAIN – Why is it that some terrorist attacks don’t seem to be that special?
Aren’t phone bills a pain?
I mean it is not as if we can live without these modern conveniences, can we? Have you seen how many of us are glued to our cellphones on buses, in waiting rooms or even while walking down the street (Q: why are there not more deaths from not paying attention to traffic while playing Call of Duty on an iPhone?)?
But angry enough to carry out a terrorist attack?
On this day in 2009
Two bombs exploded at two cellphone towers in the Basque region of northern Spain resulting in damage to both towers but no injuries or deaths. The Basque separatist group ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna – Basque Homeland and Liberty) was most likely responsible.
ETA is going to interpret these attacks as a show of its own strength. But it’s a strength that’s more fictitious than real.Rogelio Alonso, Madrid’s University of King Juan Carlos
Two cellphone towers targeted but no one killed or hurt. But I do wonder if Spaniards’ phone bills went up. Join the club amigos!
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