Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The War on Terror Continues: 90 Dead, Hundreds Wounded in India

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And on it goes:

Mumbai: In one of the most violent terror attacks on Indian soil, Mumbai came under an unprecedented night attack as terrorists used heavy machine guns, including AK-47s, and grenades to strike at the city's most high-profile targets -- the hyper-busy CST (formerly VT) rail terminus; the landmark Taj Hotel at the Gateway and the luxury Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point; the domestic airport at Santa Cruz; the Cama and GT hospitals near CST; the Metro Adlabs multiplex and Mazgaon Dockyard -- killing at least 80 and sending more than 900 to hospital, according to latest reports.

The attacks have taken a tragic toll on the city's top police brass: The high-profile chief of the anti-terror squad Hemant Karkare was killed; Mumbai's additional commissioner of police (east) Ashok Kamte was gunned down outside the Metro; and celebrated encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar was also killed.
Allah mentions that the Pakistani intel service ISI may be involved and if so, that would mean a return to a state of war between two atomic powers. Allah also linked to a story at Fox that Indian troops are attempting to rescue hostages.

Add to this the fact that DHS released a warning citing intel indicating a possible attack in NYC specifically targeting the subway system and we may well be entering the next phase of the WoT whereby AQ and others will test our new, inexperienced president-elect.

Exit thought: Judging by the way this was carried out today in India, I find it astounding that we have not been hit since 9/11 and most of the credit for that goes to George W. Bush, our military and the intelligence agencies.

Update: The worst thing to ever happen to TSA--an agency with some of the brightest intel people in the world--was making the screeners federal employees (soon to be unionized with Obama's blessing). These people are a damned embarrassment.

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