Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Over 100 Dead In Mumbai Train Bombings

Jesus, I step away from the computer for a few hours and the whole world goes to shit. Over 100 people have been killed in a series of seven train bombings in the Indian city of Mumbai. This isn't necessarily the work of al-Queda, there are a lot of interested parties that have conducted bombings in Mumbai in the past decade and a half. It could be a lot of people, but apparently the Indian government has a good idea who it is. From The Age:

A senior Mumbai police official, PS Pasricha, said the explosions were part of a well-co-ordinated attack. The country's home minister told Indian television that authorities had information that an attack was coming but did not know the time or place.

You'd certainly never hear an American official be that candid with the press, no matter what political party they are affiliated with, but India has had a lot more experience in dealing with terrorism than we have, and how in the world would you ever be able to stop something like this in a city of sixteen million people anyway? I don't know.

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