Blowback in Morocco?

It’s no coincidence that this bomb blast happened in a tourist destination and that six French nationals were killed.  As appalling and sad as this event is, it is a result of US, British and French policies (under the UN-guise) in the Middle East.   Arabs are unhappy with the dictatorships that rule them, that have removed their economic freedoms, and left them jobless and unable to put food on the table for their families.   What is more, these dictatorships are propped up by the US and its allies.  While bombing innocent tourists may seem cruel and brutal, consider Osama bin Laden’s argument that it is taxpayers in the West that fund these wars against the arab world, so they should also be a target no different to the US military, and if they don’t like being murdered, they should grow a spine and put an end to the wars. We argued before there will be blowback, and sadly, there is likely going to be much more. What would you do as the oppressed under such a scenario?

Morocco Café Blast Kills 14 in Widely Condemned ‘Terrorist’ Act

By Donna Abu-Nasr and Mariam FamApr 29, 2011 3:05 AM GMT+0200

A blast ripped through a restaurant in downtown Marrakech, Morocco, killing at least 14 people, including Europeans, in what U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called a “terrorist attack.”

“Acts of terrorism must not be tolerated wherever and whenever they occur,” Clinton said in a statement released in Washington last night. French President Nicolas Sarkozy also condemned the act of terrorism and United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon expressed his “firm rejection of the use of indiscriminate violence against innocent civilians.”

“Killing innocent people in this way could be nothing but an act of terror,” Karim Taj, chief of staff for the North African nation’s communications minister, said in an interview yesterday. “It’s too early to confirm that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.”

The attack, which injured about 20 people according to Taj, took place at the Argana Restaurant in a square that is a tourist destination. Six French nationals were among the dead in the cafe, Al Arabiya television reported, without saying where it got the information.

“Everything was covered in blood. The scene is horrifying,” Tarek Bozid, a 33-year-old photographer and Marrakech resident who went to the scene, said in a telephone interview. “Tables were broken and glass was shattered.”


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