The Spanish Defense Minister, José Antonio Alonso, has confirmed that the car bomb which killed 6 Spanish “blue helmets” in Lebanon contained 50 kilos of explosive and has admitted that the Spanish armoured vehicle BMR in which they were travelling did not have frequency inhibitors, a system that blocks the explosion of devices by radiofrequency. [But politicians’ cars have this device, haven’t they?].
Alonso has also informed that on Nov 9th, the Defence Major State ordered that all the armoured vehicles in missions were given the frequency inhibitors. The purchasing process begun then and it is in the vehicles that will be sent to Afghanistan, but not to Lebanon, where they will be included right away”.
So, what is it? Let’s tell the terrorists in Afghanistan they can kill the troops this way? Why this devices were not included from the beginning?
And above all, where is the Alliance of Civilizations, you morons?
[left: Hizbullah fans, right: one of the hurt Spanish soldiers in Lebanon, yesterday].
Note: of course, the first and main responsibles of the death are the terrorists. But the Defence Ministry has the obligation to provide the troops with the appropriate material to fight. If they have said they were in alert, how in earth this was not considered????
Popular MP, Gustavo de Arístegui, has also said that “he does not believe Hizbollah rejection and condemnation of the attack, because they have five or six thousand men in arms in Lebanon and a lot of supporters. The people there are collaborators or are feeling threatened by Hezbollah“. He added that “some Lebanese leaders have told them that the terrorist attack has an objective: send a very clear message to international troops“.
UPDATE: Profile of the dead soldiers:
Jeyson Alejandro Castaño Abadía
He lived in Madrid, where his sister, Sandra, also lives.
Born in Madrid, 18-year-old. He lived in Algete (Madrid).
The Major of this city, Inmaculada Juárez, and the President of Madrid’s Community, Esperanza Aguirre, have declared two days of official mourning.
Manuel David Portas Ruiz
Sevillano, 19-year-old. He was hurt in the attack and died some hours later when doctors were treating him. He had gone straight from school to the Army. He was formed in Alcantarilla (Murcia) as a parachuter. He had been 4 months in Lebanon in his first mission, and he was scheduled to return on July, 9th.
Yhon Edisson Posada Valencia
Colombian. He was 20-year-old.
Jefferson Vargas Moya
Colombian, 21-year-old. In an statement to Caracol Radio, his mother, Sofía Moya, explained that he was sending money for her and his sister. She also said that since three years ago, he has not seen her but he called her “nearly every day” and had scheduled a trip to Colombia on July, 2oth, after ending his term in Lebanon. She also asked for his body to be returned to Colombia.
Juan Carlos Villora Díaz
He was borned in Lanzahíta (Ávila) 20 years ago. He lived in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid) with his mother and his 17-year-old sister. 7 years-ago he wanted to be a priest and lived in the Seminars of Valencia and Santander. He was literally wearing the priest outfit, when he repented and abandoned the religious career, according to his father. He entered the Army 1 year and a half ago. He was in Lebanon since 3 months ago. He had plans to marry his girlfriend. The village where he was born (1.000 inhabitants) has decreed 3 days of mourning.
I will keep on informing.
UPDATE 2: TV has reported that the two other soldiers are badly wounded. They have heavy burns in face and arms. They can be blind for life.
Death is not the end: a traditional Spanish hymn to honor the killed in war:
The song’s letter is:
“When the sorrow reaches us/ for a lost brother,/ when the paining goodbye/ searches on faith its hope/ in Your word we trust/ with the certainty that You/ have already returned him to the Life/ have already sent him to the Light“.
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