In solidarity with the people of India
No “top billing” today. I thought perhaps I would separate this edition into Mumbai and non-Mumbai sections, gathering some of the most interesting posts on the former and giving the reader a break from that topic with the latter.
Part I: On the Mumbai Massacre:
Naxalite Rage - Mumbai Overrun
Shlok Vaidya deserves high praise for being all over this story with unique insights and explanations generally unavailable anywhere else, on his blog, twitter and other forums. The rest of the blogosphere was following in his wake.
Pundita’s call to pick the brains of Lt. Gen. Paul van Riper makes me think that, like the Roman Senate commissioning Pompey to destroy the pirates of the Aegean, it would simply be easier and quicker to give van Riper an anti-Piracy command on the Horn of Africa. Unfortunately our system does not work like that. Also note in the second post by Pundita, she draws attention to Shloky’s radio appearance on the John Batchelor Show.
SWJ Blog – How the Mumbai Attack Differs
Analysis by Bill Roggio.
AM catches some heat in the comments.
Kings of War – Some Answers… And a Few Burning Questions
First rate commentary on Lashkar-e-Taiba.
HG’s World - Mumbai Questions?
Round-up and commentary by HG99.
Chicago Boyz – Mumbai Musings
Looking at Mumbai from a different perspective.
As opposed to the Turks, Iranians, Malaysians and Indonesians, the Sunni Arab states (Kuwait excepted) are conspicuously silent on the massacre in Mumbai.