Mumbai Terrorist Attacks: A Wake Up Call For Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
Just before I was going to bed on 26 November 2008, I turned the BBC news on to know about two British retail giants Woolworth going to administration. Without any shock and horror, I watched the Massacre of Mumbai news. The news itself did not surprise me that much. The only thing that surprised me was: even the little known and sometimes unknown small Islamic militia groups are capable of conducting such attacks with a vast amount of destruction. Undoubtedly they are well trained, did their homework, was well equipped and no fear to die.
I ponder, what was their motivation ? Was religion the only driving force ? Regardless their motivation, it is a wake up call for South Asian region. This coherent and successful -given their motive is acquiring international media attention – attack will encourage the other waiting to be troublemakers in these territories.
However, we can not cancel the possibility of having relationship among all of these groups based in the same part of the world.
The next morning I was watching Keith Vaz’s (Member of British Parliament) interview with BBC. According to him, there is highest level of security in Hotel Taj Mahal. He compared the security level with airport security. But we can see whatever the security level was, it was not adequate enough to tackle those attackers. What can a few security guards can do against a group of militia army with automatic rifles/grenades and maybe with commando training?
How did they collect these weapons ? who supplied them ? It is an open secret in Pakistan that, terrorist groups get direct support from some corrupted and de-moralised ISI agents.
How about if it comes out that some RAW agents also associated with this atrocity ? Hang on, hang on, why would a RAW agent would allow them to carry on this ? Ummmm….. how about having $5 million deposited in a Swiss bank account just opened on your name ?