With the administrators now sorting out the books, and the fear that this Christmas may be its last, Mylo Willkin conjures up fond memories of Woolworths.
Last nightÂ I watched two of the documentaries on www.youtube.com. There are five, apart from the 'prelude to tragedy' which Tim suggested. If you are fed up of reading then i recommend these, theyÂ give a good insight into the historical context of Spain in this period and are really interesting.
The rows of pic â€˜nâ€™ mix sit proudly in their containers, the array of stuffed toys smile on the shelves and the Christmas music sings through the store. However,Â it is possible that this will be Woolworths last Christmas.
If you havent been following, the event started late last evening. Essentially: a major terrorist attack with car bombs, squads with automatic weapons and grenades - coordinated attacks on (mostly luxury) hotels, hospitals, theaters, railway station and others, all in different parts of the city.
Several important heads of agencies have already been killed, including the anti-terrorist government agency. Reports are of already 87 casualties, with about 240 injured.
Reportedly terrorists havebeen filtering out hostages with American and British passports. There are even hostages from the European Parliament and major TNCs, who were there for meetings.
India has already seen an increase of terrorist attacks recently - however, the attacks have generally been remote attacks with bombs. This is a major event, as there are now coordinated groups with objectives and major assault weaponry.
A huge setback to the worldwide policy of anti-terrorism. Reporters are already comparing this event to the 9/11.