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Who Dunnit?

by | 12th, March 2004

‘IT says something grim about the world today that when 190 people are murdered by terrorists and 12,250 injured, many horrifically, the papers do not know whom to blame.

Who could do such a thing?

It’s not that there is any shortage of candidates editors are scratching their heads not in trying to think of anyone or any group capable of such a thing, but rather because the list of suspects comes too easily to mind.

The Guardian puts this in simple terms, leading with the numbers and the question: “ETA Or al-Qaeda?”

The paper’s pictures of the dead, bloodied and maimed are a truly awful sight.

The victims of ten bombs (three more failed to go off) on Madrid’s railways that ripped carriages apart like “cans of tuna”, creating a “platform of death”, are everywhere.

This “massacre in Madrid” is almost too awful to take in, a mass killing that came without warning in one of Europe’s premier capital cities, on Britain’s doorstep.

Seeking something to cling onto in this maelstrom of uncertainty and confusion, the

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