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Originally posted by niteboy82
How exactly have you determined that this is in fact Al Queda? Also, why would you make a post that almost seems to revel in the fact that this happened? I can't believe that someone would be this cold in a thread as if they have reached some level of vindication by the deaths of people in what now is up to 7 possible explosions.
Originally posted by Nygdan
I seriously doubt that al-qaida attacked indian targets on 711 because there are lots of indians that work at 711s. I seriously doubt al-qaida is even aware of that culutral meme, there aren't even 711s everywhere in the US, the meme of it allways being manned by indians I doubt has international awareness.
The perpetrators of this attack are likely members of Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Indian security forces have uncovered a number of LeT cells in and around New Delhi and Mumbai in recent weeks. The cells had plans for coordinated attacks against infrastructural targets, including ports and rail lines. Prior to the blast, a number of bomb threats were made against major Indian rail lines. These actions in the lead-up to the Mumbai attack are consistent with the militant tactic of "pinging the system" to detect response times and give victims "threat fatigue."
India was due for a militant attack by LeT in a major urban area. Though Indian security forces have been particularly effective in uncovering a number of LeT cells throughout the country, they failed to completely disrupt LeT's plans.
Although in many peoples opinions, including mine, Al Queda is a radical politcal group with ties to Pakistan, which means this could be worse than a random terror attack.
Originally posted by darksided
I'd like to welcome India to the Al Queda version of the Global War on Terror. While you have been partisipating in it longer than the US, most Western citizens are waking up this morning to learn you are now in the same boat as the rest of us.
Be careful not to take your camara's around and show all the dead and wounded, many believe the GWOT is a myth or a Bush crafted hoax, and your real crime is trying to be a civilized society.
On a serious note, Americans stand with you today on 7-11, like we did with our European friends in the past.
Make no mistake, this is clearly Al Qaeda, the date is no accident as it is on 7-11, a direct culture draw from American lore regarding the middle class Indian population in the US that have made themselves qw very successful small business owners of convient stores and other service business owners.