From Vinu’s pretty live coverage of the bombings
India is one of the few bright spots in the coming global clusterfuck to the poor house. I’ve been reading the business news from there for some ray of light. Things there, however, seem to have gotten mara fucked up, what with the terrorist attacks on everything in Mumbai. Terrorists simultaneously attacked a railway station, hospital, the docks, police headquarters and major hotels. It sounds like the just walked in and opened fire in these places, killing over a hundred people and wounding over 287 as of now. The Wikipedia page is constantly updated. And there’s a hostage crisis ongoing. And the hotels were on fire. Damn.
The attacks were claimed by the Deccan Mujahideen which, despite sounding like an IPL cricket team, is relatively unheard of. The Foreign Policy Blog has a bit on them, saying that they’re probably connected to the Indian Mujahideen. Regardless, it’s a pretty brazen attack, and extra damaging cause they supposedly targeted Americans and Britishers.
Being able to hit so many major targets at once is nuts, in Colombo you can barely even go to such places as a civilian. I was looking through the terrorist attacks in India this year and they’re actually way more ‘impressive’ than anything the LTTE has done. In the swirling masala of India, however, it’s kinda unclear what those terrorists actually want. There are so many grievances that I’m unclear what these terrorists attacks actually communicate, aside from ‘die’.
This Gauvronomics blog has the best round-up of coverage I’ve seen, ranging from Twitter to mainstream.