Some heavy hitters reflect on the Mumbai Massacre:
Ralph Peters – Devils in Mumbai ( Hat tip Morgan)
Thomas P.M. Barnett – This attack will work against them
DNI – Implications of Mumbai
Pakistan is a ramshackle state whose Punjabi military elite have a remarkable talent for brazenly playing with fire, given the fragility and artificiality of their country and their previous loss of Bangladesh (West Pakistan) through genocide and military incompetence. The Pushtuns are quasi-independent, the Baluchis would like to be and the Kashmiris are loose cannons. If any regime is vulnerable to the tactic of state sponsored terrorism and granular insurgency, it’s Islamabad.