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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, December 01, 2008


Would the Mumbai attacks be covered as significantly if they hadn't happened over a holiday weekend when there was so little US news to report?

Have we reached a point where terrorists need to choreograph their attacks as media stories to enhance their effectiveness? (Hostages make better TV coverage than bombings.)

Now that it's becoming clearer that the attackers were Lashkar-i Tayiba, Kashmiri fighters who trained in Kashmir, does that give the Indians a clearer military target to go after?

And, how much do the politically weak governments in India and Pakistan factor into the likely outcomes?


  • What I don't understand is why this gets so much media coverage while the siege of Gaza gets under reported.

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 4:53 PM  

  • That's a more complicated question than I want to venture into right now.

    One of my running interests has long been the DR of Congo. That's one of the more extreme examples of mass human suffering without anyone noticing.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 6:01 PM  

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