Tuesday, October 30, 2007


A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands. Nichollo Machiavelli.

I don't really like Machiavelli, but some of his ideas make me think really. If our Armies are aimed at defending citizens against foreign dangers and police corps at defending them against interior/inner dangers, the Prince (nowadays the Government/politicians) should be modernizing it to achieve its goals.

The wars' circumstances are changing. Are we really prepared?

From Winds of Jihad:

Six people suspected of recruiting Islamic militants to send to Iraq have been arrested by Spanish police, the interior ministry said.
Paramilitary police were searching the homes of the suspects in the northern Burgos region, it said.
The cell is alleged to have operated through internet chat rooms and discussion groups.
‘The dismantled group was organising clandestine meetings, was gathering funds for imprisoned terrorists (and) was justifying terrorism,’ the ministry said.

Well, today we have known first that the prosecutor has asked for two out of six of them unconditional prison for recruiting on-line people to carry out jihadi acts on foreign places (mainly, Iraq) and secondly, that the cell had connection with another cell detained in Denmark and with Bouchaid Macher, the accused of the Casablanca bombings against Spanish interests in 2004, now detained in Morocco.

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