2008 Mumbai atrocity. US, UK, Israeli, Muslim or Hindu crime?
Gideon Polya, “2008 Mumbai atrocity. US, UK, Israeli, Muslim or Hindu crime?”, MWC News, 6 December 2008 (only partially cached by Google)..
2008 Mumbai atrocity. US, UK, Israeli, Muslim or Hindu crime?
The appalling November 2008 Mumbai (at least 188 dead and at least 293 injured) comes over 2 years after the appalling 11 July 2006 Mumbai Bombing atrocity (200 commuters killed, 700 wounded). Back in 2006 the 7/11 Mumbai Atrocity could be dispassionately analysed in terms of classical criminal investigation hypotheses based on Motive, Opportunity and Means (MOM), the Means including preparedness to commit such an atrocity, as evidenced by the historical track-record (see my article on MWC News entitled “Mumbai 7/11 Atrocity. US, Israeli or Indigenous crime?”) . The same Motive, Opportunity and Means (MOM) analysis can be applied to the 2008 Mumbai atrocity.
Western candidates for the 2008 and 2006 Mumbai Atrocities (rationales in parentheses) would include the US (destabilization of Pakistan and increased influence with India, leading to US regional and resource domination; to blame “Islamic terrorism”, noting that the CIA is closely linked to Pakistan’s ISI, which in turn is closely linked to Kashmiri separatists, other jihadis and the formerly US-backed Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists; to cover its immense crimes in Occupied Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Muslim World); Apartheid Israel (to blame “Islamic terrorism” and to cover its current appalling, obscene and violent mass imprisonment of 4 million Occupied Palestinians, noting that Mossad is closely linked to Indian Intelligence); and the UK (for reasons linked to Anglo-American resource and regional hegemony; to cover its immense crimes in Occupied Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan in which post-invasion excess deaths total 2 million and 4-6 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.6 million and 2.1 million, respectively; and refugees total 6 million and 4 million, respectively) (see MWC News article “9-11 excuse for US global genocide. The real 9-11 atrocity: millions dead [9-11 million] in Bush Wars”).
The prime South Asian candidates for the 2008 and 2006 Mumbai Atrocities would include Hindu extremists both inside and outside the Indian Government and with or without US, UK or Israeli collusion (fostering of communal hatred for political reasons; excuse for further constraints on human rights and political activism in desperately impoverished India in which the prosperous middle and upper classes rule an impoverished majority and annual avoidable deaths from deprivation total about 3.7 million people out of a population of 1.1 billion) (see “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” , G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007).
The only obvious motive of violent Muslim jihadi groups (notably Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Kashmiri separatists and the formerly CIA- backed Taliban and Al Qaeda) would be revenge for Western or Indian crimes against Muslims, this indeed being the asserted motive trumpeted by the Mainstream media. However the Mumbai commuters and Western tourists targeted in these attacks are utterly innocent of crimes against Muslims. Furthermore, the consequences of the Mumbai Atrocities could clearly be anticipated to be attacks on Muslims in India and elsewhere; more vigorous anti-terrorist activity by governments in South Asia and indeed world-wide; huge damage to their various causes; and huge benefit to anti-Arab anti-Semitic and Islamophobic UK, US and Israeli state terrorism, imperialism and power. The only obvious motive of the US CIA-influenced Pakistan Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) would be to serve US interests – but this would be at the cost of serious detriment to Pakistani economic and security interests, as evidenced by the huge and acutely dangerous global and Indian reaction based on the UK-, US- and Israeli-promoted “Muslim extremist” hypothesis.
The UK, US and Apartheid Israel have increasingly intimate connections with the Indian Government, Indian military and Indian Intelligence. India is a major holiday destination for Israeli military personnel and there are huge family and business connections between the UK and India. Indian Government, Indian Intelligence and Hindu extremists would have vastly greater access, anonymity and opportunity than foreigners. Conversely, one supposes that Indian Intelligence and other Services would be keeping very close tabs on any people likely to be linked to violent Muslim extremist groups.
“The Means” encompasses two distinct areas, namely (a) technical means and (b) preparedness to recruit, train and unleash terrorists to commit mass murder. One supposes that all “groups of interest”, i.e. UK, US, Israeli, Muslim and Hindu groups, would have the technical means to send 10 (possibly 15 or more) well-trained, lethally-equipped gunmen into Mumbai to ultimately kill 188 and wound 293 people. Thus in the US Columbine High School Massacre (1999), 2 un-trained teenage students killed 12 people and wounded 23 others before committing suicide. However preparedness for Governments, Government Agencies or jihadi organizations to recruit and train Indigenous South Asians to commit mass murder is another matter and must be addressed objectively by looking at the historical track records of the various “groups of interests”.
Britain has an appalling record of not only conducting genocide in India but of recruiting willing Indigenous South Asian accessories. Thus the 1757 Battle of Plassey, that delivered Bengal and ultimately all of South Asia into the hands of the British, was won with Indigenous complicity. The subsequent 1769-1770 Great Bengal Famine that killed 10 million Bengalis involved Indigenous Indian tax collectors. The ability of thousands of British soldiers to hold a country of 200-400 million inhabitants for 2 centuries required Indigenous Indian soldiers or sepoys. This broke down in the Indian First War of Independence in 1857 (known to the British as the Indian Mutiny) when sepoys revolted; however the 1857 Rebellion was put down with great ferocity and Indian historian Amaresh Misra in his 2008 book "War of Civilizations: India AD 1857" has estimated that the British murdered 10 million Indians in a genocidal, post-1857 orgy of massacres…