Friday, November 28, 2008

'India's 9/11' - Who Did It?

I've heard the attack on Mumbai called 'India's 9/11.' It's a reasonable comparison: Mumbai is enormously important to India's economy, and is a major port city, just like New York City. And, the attack on Mumbai earlier this week was a large-scale operation, like the 9/11 attacks on America.

Thankfully, it looks like the Mumbai attack has killed less than a tenth as many people as 9/11.

The last I saw, part of the Taj Mahal hotel was still on fire, and two or three terrorists are still inside.

Over at the Chabad house, the killing is over. The terrorists missed a two-year-old boy, thanks to a quick-thinking cook, but got most of the rest of the Jews.

Enter the Experts

Experts are proclaiming that this is obviously the work of the Pakistani military, or Al Qaeda, or some other outfit. At least one of them is likely to be right.

I agree with those who say that the scale and organization of this suggests Al Qaeda, as it was when it hit America back on 9/11. But, at this point it might be any bunch that could plan and coordinate an attack like this.

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4 comments:

ng2000 said...

Valuable resource of Mumbai news summaries: http://www.ng2000.com/blog/2008/11/29/mumbai/

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

ng2000,

Noted.

Rather heavy on advertising and a chat sing-up, but there is a list of headlines.

Nigel Legin said...

Check out other views and things you can do to fight against terrorism at my blog - http://chickenmanchow.blogspot.com

Thanks!
Nigel

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Nigel Legin,

I'm not likely to stop buying products made in Pakistan. Or India, China, or Chicago, for that matter.

As I often do, I'll point out that I do not necessarily agree with sources that I link to or cite in this blog. Yours does seem to have an interesting point of view.

I discussed the current state of fact and speculation, and my take on it, is in "Pakistan, India, Mumbai, Nuclear Weapons, and Pashtunistan: Simple This Isn't" (December 27, 2008).

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Note! Although I believe that these websites and blogs are useful resources for understanding the War on Terror, I do not necessarily agree with their opinions. 1 1 Given a recent misunderstanding of the phrase "useful resources," a clarification: I do not limit my reading to resources which support my views, or even to those which appear to be accurate. Reading opinions contrary to what I believed has been very useful at times: sometimes verifying my previous assumptions, sometimes encouraging me to change them.

Even resources which, in my opinion, are simply inaccurate are sometimes useful: these can give valuable insights into why some people or groups believe what they do.

In short, It is my opinion that some of the resources in this blogroll are neither accurate, nor unbiased. I do, however, believe that they are useful in understanding the War on Terror, the many versions of Islam, terrorism, and related topics.