Idiot numerologists

15 March 2004

As part of the idle speculation around the Madrid bomb attacks on Thursday, someone picked up the fact that the date of the bombings, March 11th 2004, is 911 days after 9/11. SPOOKY, EH?

Cue the usual conspiracy theory nutjobs going on about the symbology. Only problem is, it isn’t 911 days, as they forgot to remember the fact that this year is a leap year and so it’s actually 912. Never mind…


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It would seem that the numbers idea came from this alleged transcript from Al-Qaeda:-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3509556.stm

“We declare our responsibility for what happened in Madrid exactly two-and-a-half years after the attacks on New York and Washington” So these numbers seem to have some symbolism to Al-Qaeda .

Here is another link which suggests that it is 911 days on the n-1 theory

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/madrid.asp