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Spain / Madrid Train Bombings / The Aftermath / Rail Security / Jenkins Interview #754353

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 2004
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The investigation into the bombings on the train system in Madrid, Spain, introduced; translated excerpts played from a cell phone conversation from a train in Madrid.

(Madrid: Christiane Amanpour) The day after the devastating attack in Spain by the terrorists whoever they are featured; scenes shown from the wreckage of the train carriages & of millions in the rainy streets to denounce the act of terrorism. [Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria AZNAR†, interior minister Angel ACEBES†- {thru translator}, MAN - comment on the terrorism.] The history of homegrown terrorist attacks in Europe & the scale of Thursday's attack discussed.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Madrid: Alessio Vinci) The terror aftermath in Madrid featured; scenes shown from the train station where several people gave their {translated} views on what happened & of people marching in the street; details given of the problems in identifying the victims. [Medical doctor J.C. SERRA REXACH†- {thru translator} describes an unidentified victim.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) The issue of the vulnerable nature of US railways featured; scenes shown of the day's security presence. [Department of Homeland Security undersecretary Asa HUTCHINSON†- explains why it would be wrong to change the terror alert level; comments on the possibility of Al Qaeda striking the rails.] [Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Steven TAUB†- urges people to be on guard.] The financial & logistical problems of providing airport-type security for the rail system discussed.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live interview held with RAND Corp.'s Brian Jenkins about tracking the terrorism in Spain. [From Los Angeles, JENKINS - speaks about the possibility that ETA, or a faction, or the global jihad is behind this large-scale attack; comments on the possible of a joint attack between ETA, the jihadists & Al Qaeda; cites the significance of such large-scale indiscriminate attacks.]

Reporter(s):
Blitzer, Wolf;
Amanpour, Christiane;
Vinci, Alessio;
Meserve, Jeanne
Duration:
00:14:20

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