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After the Madrid attacks of March, 11th 2004, which killed 192 people, exemplary internationally-recognized police and a judicial investigation determined that a group of Islamist radicals had been to blame.
However, the proximity of the general election clouded everything. "If it has been ETA, we win; if it has been the Islamists, wins the PSOE," said the power-lined people before the elections. "Someone counted in seats," admitted Casimiro García-Abadillo. For three days several members of the Government were determined to continue linking ETA when all the tracks were already pointing the other way.
Aznar confessed in his memoirs that the CNI was unaware of who had been the author. The then-president consulted at the wrong source, for the real source of information was the Tedax, who collected and analyzed the remains of the bombs, the only clue on which an investigation could be initiated. CNI members were constantly asking me.
In this book, I tell minute by minute how we discovered each data and how I personally communicated it to my superiors: that the artifacts that did not explode were composed of dynamite Goma 2 ECO, that of those that did explode could not determine the mark and that the detonators found in the Kangoo also did not point to ETA.
That information that I conveyed, however, did not fit with what the Government was moving to the public, nor with the information offered by El Mundo, a media that repeatedly questioned my professionalism and honesty. I asked the Home Office to support my work, but it never did. Perhaps, it wasn't interested either. The story is told by the data and not the fabulations.