This morning´s bomb, the worst since the al Qaeda train bombing of March last year, was preceded by a telephone warning from the Basque separatist ETA group. 43 people were injured. As predicted here on January 14th, it appears ETA won´t accept any dilution of plans for autonomy. The bomb happened despite the fact that a referendum on the matter is set for April.
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A separate fall-out is that this bomb may well represent the end of the road for Madrid´s hopes of hosting the 2012 Olympics. It offers a grisly coda to the Olympic Committee´s visit of last week, reminding everyone that Spain has home-grown terrorists to destabilise it as well.