Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mangled Mumbai

I can't believe the recent events in Mumbai (still Bombay for many). It's insane! Only, it's not. It's a fiendish plan to destabilise India's recent efforts to befriend its testy neighbour (Pakistan). It's also frightening that the gunmen were specifically looking for British and American citizens. They pointedly ignored an Italian man and looked for Brits and Yankees. This is a smart way of scaring US and UK citizens away from India and slowing down the economy.

Terrorist attacks have become an annual event in Mumbai. This latest outrage however differs from the usual bombing. My fear is that future terrorists will see the success of this model of attack and emulate it in the future. I fear that this isn't the last we've heard of posh hotel seiges.