Questions on Mumbai Tragedy
…from The Hindu:
“Police suspect Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) to be behind the serial blasts in suburban trains in Mumbai that claimed 190 lives and left over 600 injured.”
I’ve a few questions….
Both of these organizations have expressed open sympathy for Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Might have they been aided by the White House’s leak of al-Qaeda operative Muhammed Naeem Noor Khan’s identity to the press two years ago?
Terrorism is defined as “The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons” [American Heritage Dictionary]. What was the “ideological or political reason”?
Terrorism is committed to make a political demand or to “make a point”. In this case, as in so many others, no statement has been made. How does anyone make a political demand without making it? How does one “make a point” without stating it? Reports are that this was carried out by a “large” and “sophisticated” group. However, they don’t seem large or sophisticated enough to state their goals.
Will New Delhi follow the disingenuous examples of Washington and Westminster after the 9/11 and 7/7 atrocities respectively, and use this as an excuse for curbing civil liberties or even for foreign mischief?
And as always...Cui bono?