Argentina and Israel gathered on Friday to honour the 29 victims of the 1992 terrorist car bombing at the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, the first of two deadly attacks against Jewish interests in Argentina. The second in July 1994 against the Jewish community organization AMIA claimed 85 lives.
The US Department of State released it’s 2010 Country Reports on Terrorism, in which it praised Argentina for “cooperating well” with the US in analyzing possible terrorist threat information,” although it warned about the country’s “virtually no progress toward addressing anti-money laundering and counterterrorist finance activities.
Seventeen years after 85 people died and hundreds were injured in Argentina's worst terrorist attack, their relatives criticized both Iran and their own government Monday for failing to solve the case.
Britain’s Prime Minister identified segregation and separatism as key issues behind the threat of Islamic extremism and called for a “shared national identity”.
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference PM Cameron stressed the difference between Islam as a religion and Islamic extremism as a political ideology, and said that Western countries need to confront extremism rather than practice a “hands-off tolerance”.
A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and injured a further 60, many seriously, at Russia's biggest airport in an attack that bore the hallmarks of militants fighting for an Islamist state in the north Caucasus region.
The Union of South American Nations, Unasur, Argentina and Venezuela were among several to condemn the car bomb attack perpetrated Thursday morning in the Colombian capital, Bogotá that left at least nine people injured and which President Juan Manuel Santos described as a “terrorist action”.
The Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces, FARC guerrillas, currently have an estimated “7.000 armed terrorists” which compares favourably with the 20.000 eight years ago when President Alvaro Uribe took office for the first time, said the Colombian Army outgoing commander, General Oscar Gonzalez.
Terrorism knows how to convert some countries into useful idiots said Colombian president during an interview with Spanish media in the framework of the EU-Latam-Caribbean leaders’ summit in Madrid.