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Lessons From Mumbai
by Bruce Hoffman

12.01.2008





The seven years since the September 11 attacks have been remarkable for the absence of any truly major or significantly innovative terrorist attacks on par with that day’s heinously tragic events. Last Wednesday evening’s coordinated terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India have likely changed that. To be sure, since 2001 there have been bombings in Bali, Istanbul, Madrid, and London among other places; but the vast majority of terrorist incidents seemed to be confined to established zones of conflict like Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and more recently, Pakistan. For the past two years, India has also been repeatedly targeted by terrorists—for instance, the July 2006 commuter-train bombings also in Mumbai, that claimed more than twenty lives and injured scores of others, and the series of unrelenting and unexplained low-level bombings that have convulsed the country’s markets, train stations, restaurants and other public gathering places that have steadily driven up the death toll to some two hundred persons. But the Mumbai attacks were of a completely different magnitude and intensity. And, they are likely to exert a profound influence on future terrorism patterns.

In the United States, there’s a clear continuing risk from lone gunmen or home-grown extremists. America’s most recent massacre—the April 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, which claimed the lives of more than thirty persons—is testament to that. The 2007 plot by six self-identified Islamic militants to attack Fort Dix, New Jersey is another case in point. But while authorities must continue to worry about attacks by “amateur” or wannabe terrorists like these, their focus—preparations and response capabilities—will inevitably have to be geared to the more “professional,” trained, disciplined and deployed terrorists, as it is doubtful that home-grown terrorists could amass the numbers and have the requisite skill-set required to hit multiple target sites with the ferocity that the Mumbai attackers exhibited.

Indeed, beyond any doubt, the Mumbai operation was planned, premeditated and executed by terrorist teams functioning under a command and control apparatus that orchestrated their deployment and coordinated their assaults. In this key respect, the attacks diverge significantly from the pattern of a lone suicide bomber entering a hotel ballroom or riding a subway car and blowing himself up, or of simple home-made bombs surreptitiously planted hours before they explode and triggered from a distance by timed or remote-control detonators.

Mumbai saw disciplined teams of well-armed, well-trained terrorists simultaneously spreading throughout the city to execute their mission at least ten different targets. In each case, they stood their ground and inflicted the carnage and bloodshed they were doubtless trained to accomplish. And, in the cases of the assaults on the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower and Oberoi hotels, not only effectively resisted counterattack by Indian security forces, but impeded and inflicted serious losses on those forces—including the deaths of the city’s top police counterterrorist commanders.

The attacks demonstrate how a small number of armed and trained terrorists can paralyze a city, stymie the security force, undermine public confidence in the ability of government and the authorities to respond, and generate worldwide attention and publicity. The lesson of how easily India’s premiere financial capital and economic center can be brought to a standstill, and the immense challenges of responding to multiple, coordinated urban assault will likely preoccupy federal, state and local authorities in the United States and elsewhere in the months and years to come.

 

Bruce Hoffman is a contributing editor to The National Interest and a professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He is also the author of Inside Terrorism (2006).

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Re: BE VIGIL...when dealing with SUICIDE BOMBERS and ISLAMIST GUERRILLAS.
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 10:37:31 AM »
be vigil?

numbnuts.

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Re: BE VIGIL...when dealing with SUICIDE BOMBERS and ISLAMIST GUERRILLAS.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 03:01:03 AM »
numbnuts...

be vigil

maintain vigil



it be slang, bigot...

like such it, biatch. :D :D :D



the act of observing; surveillance.


and it IS important in this day and age...despite your stupidity...some of us find this to be a serious issue...go back to playing with self.
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Re: BE VIGIL...when dealing with SUICIDE BOMBERS and ISLAMIST GUERRILLAS.
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 06:37:39 AM »
it "be" ungrammatical.  where you get your slang, sarah palin?

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008, 01:41:53 AM »
it "be" ungrammatical.  where you get your slang, sarah palin?

where do you get your comprehension, bigot? george bush?
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008, 02:06:35 AM »
...an interesting interview...maintaining our resolve to keep pressing back against islamist guerrillas must be continued...more than the recent attack in india for quite some time there has been much destruction in india at the hands of islamist guerrillas and all the more reason to continue working diplomatically but also clandestinely to undermine the guerrillas plotting and planning...after much destruction and death in india the media finally decides to place the actions of these guerrillas in the same editing file as the 9-1-1 attacks...


http://i3.democracynow.org/2008/12/1/toll_from_deadly_coordinated_mumbai_attacks

Toll From Deadly, Coordinated Mumbai Attacks Tops 170, Two Top Indian Officials Resign, Tensions Rise Between India and Pakistan


We host a roundtable discussion on the attacks in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, that has left nearly 200 people dead and hundreds wounded. Indian officials claim that as few as 10 gunmen coordinated attacks that began late Wednesday night on multiple targets including a crowded railway station, two luxury hotels, a popular cafe, a Jewish center, a hospital, and a movie theater. India’s top domestic security official, the Home Minister, Shivraj Patil resigned Sunday over his failure to contain the attacks. The State Chief Minister and his deputy have also offered to quit. We speak with South Asian History professor Vijay Prashad, New York City-based activist Biju Mathew, veteran journalist and commentator Tariq Ali and award-winning activist and journalist from Mumbai Teesta Setalvad [includes rush transcript].

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Re: BE VIGIL...when dealing with SUICIDE BOMBERS and ISLAMIST GUERRILLAS.
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008, 03:05:53 AM »
I think Julie Fern is right (ew?). I think it's "be vigilant." I could be wrong.

of course you can write "be vigilant"...that was not what aye wanted to convey...that bigot questions any time aye right something with poetic license...he's dense...and aye love it when aye piss him off...when he comments on it...all the better...it makes me laugh and it is my form of mockery...bottom line...he don't get it...


what aye wrote "b" slang...also...with limited space aye right it the way aye right it...get me?


if you want to trace the root word...it is a noun...but it is a noun which holds an action in it...i remember this definition...

3: an act of watching or surveillance

so "keep vigil" and watch how aye mess with his head.



now...for yourself...if you are intelligent you will ignore that and read the articles aye commented upon...because islamist guerrilla threats are real.

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Re: BE VIGIL...when dealing with SUICIDE BOMBERS and ISLAMIST GUERRILLAS.
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 07:42:21 PM »
I think Julie Fern is right (ew?). I think it's "be vigilant." I could be wrong.

of course you can write "be vigilant"...that was not what aye wanted to convey...that bigot questions any time aye right something with poetic license...he's dense...and aye love it when aye piss him off...when he comments on it...all the better...it makes me laugh and it is my form of mockery...bottom line...he don't get it...


what aye wrote "b" slang...also...with limited space aye right it the way aye right it...get me?


if you want to trace the root word...it is a noun...but it is a noun which holds an action in it...i remember this definition...

3: an act of watching or surveillance

so "keep vigil" and watch how aye mess with his head.



now...for yourself...if you are intelligent you will ignore that and read the articles aye commented upon...because islamist guerrilla threats are real.



so, let's review:  blueidiot's mistakes actually "poetic license."

that license suspended years ago for nww:  numbnuts while writing.

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Re: BE VIGIL...when dealing with SUICIDE BOMBERS and ISLAMIST GUERRILLAS.
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 07:43:34 PM »
it "be" ungrammatical. where you get your slang, sarah palin?

where do you get your comprehension, bigot? george bush?

julie get neither comprehension nor grammar from gump, you ignorant piglicker.

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Re: BE VIGIL...when dealing with SUICIDE BOMBERS and ISLAMIST GUERRILLAS.
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 10:16:34 PM »
If you rearrange the letters in ISLAMIST, you get LSAT-IMIS. I'm not sure what it means but it can't be good.
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