Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Maoist or Muslim
As there has been no credible claim of responsibility yet for the Mumbai bombing, care to speculate if it was perpetrated by Maoist insurrectionists or Islamic radicals? My bet is jihadists acting under the pretext of liberating Kashmir, most probably from the Lashkar-e-Taiba movement perhaps with the assistance of rogue or not so rogue elements of the Pakistani intelligence service (the ISI), but I would not entirely preclude Maoist involvement even here with Muslim extremist bombers as we saw Basque ETA separatists allegedly provide the explosives for al-Qaeda to execute the Madrid train bombings in 2004. Terrorism can make strange bedfellows. Our hearts, our prayers, and our solidarity go out to the people of India.