Friday, November 28, 2008

And So it Continues

Standoff in Mumbai down to one hotel
MUMBAI, India: The standoff in the Indian commercial capital of Mumbai narrowed to a final running battle between commandos and at least one gunman who was still roaming the charred corridors of a luxury hotel, the Taj Mahal, but the murderous assault on this city continued to shake the nation and ratcheted up tensions with neighboring Pakistan.

American intelligence and counterterrorism officials said Friday there was mounting evidence that a Pakistani militant group based in Kashmir, most likely Lashkar-e-Taiba, was responsible for the deadly attacks on Mumbai.
What strikes me most about this whole ordeal is the relative ineptitude of the Indian authorities to bring this to a timely and reasonable conclusion. With a large radical Muslim population themselves and an entire country of Muslims wishing to destroy them on their border, they are seemingly unprepared to deal effectively with a terrorist attack.What gives?

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