India’s 9/11

The latest confirmed figure of deaths in Mumbai (that I have seen) is 195. According to an article in the UK Telegraph, however, that number is likely to rise to 300. Amid the ocean of ink being spilled on the Mumbai atrocity, a few underplayed angles have emerged that deserve mention: Learning from...

Poverty in Pakistan, Terrorism, and the IMF

[Crossposted at dKos as a diary, please recommend it.] From the intelligence gathered thus far, the consensus opinion on the Mumbai terrorists is they are Islamist extremists who hail from Pakistan. File that revelation under “no surprise”. But information about the lone captured terrorist,...

Whodunnit?: Thinking aloud about the Mumbai terrorist attacks

In the post-9/11 world, one thing always assumed whenever there’s a terrorist attack is that it was perpetrated by Muslim extremists.  Of course, the empirical evidence shows that they usually are, and I would be more surprised to hear that the Mumbai attacks were carried out by, say, a radical...

Terror in Mumbai

This isn’t what I want to think about happening before Turkey Day…  Reports says over 40 people are dead in the Mumbai terror attacks today, and there may be American and British hostages at hotels.  I don’t have time to provide more detailed coverage, but metblogs.mumbai.com has some on...