Connecting the Dots on the Mumbai Attacks

Excerpt from an article by the managing editor at the The Environmentalist:

There has been a great deal of reporting, speculation, finger pointing and denials on the Mumbai attacks, much of which has focused on trees (dots) instead of forests. After reading with empathy and horror of the death and destruction, the question remained, who was behind this and why?


The press has been referring to the Mumbai attacks as India’s 9/11. Given the impact on India and the larger impact on both the global economy and the ongoing conflicts in South Asia, that seems an accurate assessment.


The article lists the different players involved and identifies, by name, the likeliest suspects.  

Here’s the link.


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  1. It’s one of the world’s most beautiful hotels and, as cited in the article, was built to challenge the “whites only” policy in 1903 Bombay; an iconic symbol of tolerance that has now been attacked.

  2. I find our relationship with Pakistan troubling. We rarely acknowledge India and we don’t support pro-democracy movements in Pakistan, like that lawyer movement. We give them a shit load of money supposedly to fight terrorism might be smarter to spend it on economic partnerships with India.

    I realize I am over simplifying things…

  3. Who benefits?

    Anyone who can sell arms/munitions/military equipment/training to India. *coughTheUSMilitaryIndustrialComplexcough*

    Anyone who can sell arms/munitions/military equipment/training to Pakistan. *coughTheUSMilitaryIndustrialComplexcough*

    Anyone American, British or Jewish who takes the idea that there needs to be a continued “war on terrah” seriously and therefore needs to buy lots more arms/munitions/military equipment/training. *coughTheUSMilitaryIndustrialComplexcough*

    • kj on December 8, 2008 at 4:04 am

    on this ‘situation.’  jbk asked me about it the other day and i had to say i hadn’t kept up.  truth is, i didn’t know who to read.  (who to trust to read.)  i know you well enough to respect your pov stormchaser, so i very much thank you for providing some links.

    might have already told you, i couldn’t get through the denseness of Steven Coll’s “Ghost Wars,” but it might be a winter read after all.

    Amy Goodman interviews Steve Coll.

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