July 11, 2006
The bastards have done it again
Terrorists have attacked the metro system in Mumbai (aka Bombay), killing an estimated 135.
Is this to be the nature of the world for the foreseeable future? Civilzation perpetually under siege? Innocents regularly dead? If this is not stopped, we will descend to the Dark Ages in a death of a thousand cuts.
The Terrorist, He's WatchingHow will this affect India-Pakistan relations? The role of India in suppressing Iran's nuclear program (if there is one)? The strengthening of US-India ties? Domestic responses within India?
The bomb in the bar will explode at thirteen twenty.
Now it's just thirteen sixteen.
There's still time for some to go in,
And some to come out.
The terrorist has already crossed the street.
The distance keeps him out of danger,
And what a view -- just like the movies.
A woman in a yellow jacket, she's going in.
A man in dark glasses, he's coming out.
Teen-agers in jeans, they're talking.
Thirteen seventeen and four seconds.
The short one, he's lucky, he's getting on a scooter,
But the tall one, he's going in.
Thirteen seventeen and forty seconds.
That girl, she's walking along with a green ribbon in her hair.
But then a bus suddenly pulls in front of her.
The girl's gone.
Was she that dumb, did she go in or not,
We'll see when they carry them out.
Somehow, no one's going in.
Another guy, fat, bald, is leaving, though.
Wait a second, looks like he's looking
For something in his pockets and
At thirteen twenty minus ten seconds
He goes back in for his crummy gloves.
Thirteen twenty exactly.
The waiting, it's taking forever.
Any second now.
No, not yet.
The bomb, it explodes.
Posted by Chester at July 11, 2006 11:30 AM
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Thank you man. Please stop supporting the dictator in Pakistain who is behind this and several other terror attacks on India.
Posted by: Jacob Joseph at July 11, 2006 12:18 PM
Bush MUST move quickly to condemn the attacks, confirm solidarity with India, and get the Nuclear Deal pushed through. The alliance with India is the MOST important one for the US to cultivate in the 21st century. India is not only big enough to really provide the depth to help us, but if we believe that moderate Muslims are important to the WoT, India has the biggest quantity of those as well.
Posted by: GK at July 11, 2006 2:17 PM
I suspect that the anti-Bush/anti-US people have delayed and diluted the US response to terror to the point that this sort of thing IS our foreseeable future. Remember the Axis of Evil? Two of the players are close to being nuke-powered.
Instead of a sharp, painful but minor jolt which removes terrorists from the scene, we may now be on a path whose end is widespread nuclear war with millions dead because there is no longer any way to end it cheaply.
Posted by: Jim,MtnViewCA,USA at July 11, 2006 3:04 PM
That last parenthetical in the post "(if there is one)" refers to the role of India, not the existence of Iran's program. Of that I have little doubt.
Posted by: Chester at July 11, 2006 11:02 PM