Friday, November 28, 2008
UPDATED: IS INDO-PAK WAR ON HORIZON?
UPDATE 11/28: Associate Press: "Clues point to domestic terrorists in India attack." NOTE: Earlier, intelligence officials were implicating Pakistan in the Mumbai attacks. Now, opinions have changed: LONDON (AP) - The attack on India's financial capital bears all the trademarks of al-Qaida - simultaneous assaults meant to kill scores of Westerners in iconic buildings - but clues so far point to homegrown Indian terrorists. FULL ARTICLE... Original Post: FLASH, HIGH PRIORITY: It now appears that the Mumbai attacks were carried out by Islamic terrorists. India has been racked by many such attacks in recent years, but this one was the largest and most organized. Strong evidence that they came into India from the sea indicates foreign involvement, and the top suspect is Pakistan. Terror attacks are known to have been sponsored and choreographed by Pakistan's intelligence service. A LATE BREAKING BULLETIN FROM STRATFOR WARNS US THAT A NUCLEAR CONFRONTATION MAY BE COMING. THE ALARMING REPORT: If the Nov. 26 attacks in Mumbai were carried out by Islamist militants as it appears, the Indian government will have little choice, politically speaking, but to blame them on Pakistan. That will in turn spark a crisis between the two nuclear rivals that will draw the United States into the fray. FULL REPORT at STRATFOR... (NOTE: IS THIS WHAT US VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN CRYPTICALLY WARNED ABOUT WEEKS AGO?)