Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai - Glued to Cable News

You've heard by now of the gun, and bomb attacks in Mumbai. Some 90 dead and over 250 injured. Luxury hotels were targeted. There, the terrorists are going after westerners, and particularly American and British passport holders. It looks like a hostage situation, according to the London Times:

At least 80 people were killed tonight and 20 Westerners taken hostage as suspected Islamic terrorists mounted a series of coordinated attacks on India’s financial capital.

I'm watching Fox news and they have very little information. They haven't confirmed if they have American hostages. The White House is having an emergency meeting... Now they are saying there are at least 90 dead... A great deal of carnage... The Indian army may have been called, there are rumors that they stormed a hotel and there is a gun battle going on.

It's obviously not just a local conspiracy against Hindus, but global in scope by targeting westerners.

In related news, Federal agents warn of a terror attack on the New York subway system.

The New York Post has more detail from India:

"They were talking about British and Americans specifically. There was an Italian guy, who, you know, they said: 'Where are you from?" and he said he's from Italy and they said 'fine' and they left him alone. And I thought: 'Fine, they're going to shoot me if they ask me anything - and thank God they didn't," he said.

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