Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I am trying to find a wrap-up analysis of the Mumbai terror attack, but cannot find one. I postponed my own my thinking because I was hoping for some explanation that would invalidate my own conclusion, which is difficult for me. Having passed three days, I have no choice than conclude that the whole Mumbai terror operation's object was to kill Jews and nothing else.
Patrick Buchanan writes that the operation was directed to create friction between India and Pakistan. I dont believe it. There are much efficient targets for creating international friction than burning Mumbai's Chabad Center. You dont kill six Jews to create friction between pagan India who couldnt care less for the Jews, and Muslim Pakistan, who hates them more than sin.
It appears to me that the attack was focused on the Chabad Center, where they rounded up all the Jews around and tortured them and killed them. All the other attacks - of two luxury hotels - were just diversionary actions. Apparently the attacks on the hotels had no hostage taking objectives, as all the foreigners were allowed to go unharmed and no one was reported killed. I share an opinion published in HaAretz, my liberal fishwrap:
"It's a very difficult feeling because we know this was targeted against us," said Eliahu Tzadok, 41, of Jerusalem. "It's a continuation of acts against the Jewish people when the Jewish people did nothing to deserve it."