Sunday, December 7, 2008
Meaning of Mumbai, Putin Style
10 young men arrived by rubber boats i Mumbai, then dispersed in groups of two into the city, with specific targets aimed at creating havoc with foreigners and the Jewish center. 180 people were killed, and 300 more injured, both Muslim and Hindu killed indiscriminately.
It's been established that they were trained in Pakistan, but no reasons for the attacks have been given. So guesses are being made, that it's to fire up tensions between India and Pakistan, that it has to do with the much fought over area of Kashmir, it wants to prove to countries that their citizens aren't safe anywhere, that it puts extra pressure on Pakistan and they will move troops towards the Indian border, leaving the Afghan border open for Taliban troops to cross. Or, all of the above.
Already NATO trucks bringing supplies to Afghanistan have been attacked, including two transportation hubs with over 160 Hummers, and local Pakistani police have become outmanned with too little firepower against the local Talibans. The local groups want to take over Pakistan and have it become a Caliphate, same goal as the Afghan Taliban. The civilian government is seen as weak, with a corrupt playboy as the head of state, and nobody is really sure about the Army's loyalties, or the dreaded ISI. Every reason inside Pakistan is part of some labyrinthian plot, with the US at the center. With the rising suicide bomb attacks and more people deserting from the military and police forces, the Taliban can then offer themselves as the solution to end the chaos, plus they would get an atomic bomb to play with...
Vladimir Putin is using the current economic crisis to take back oil and natural gas companies that were sold when the Communist regime fell apart. Some may call it socialism, some call it theft, while others call it following the American model. Russia is also trying to spread its influence with an alliance with India, Brazil, and China, sending his flunky Medvedev on goodwill missions to those areas. So far the reaction from when he visited Cuba, has been Cuba asking the US to please begin normalization of relations with us...
at 11:45 PM