Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Clear Warning

Balu had some thoughts about the Mumbai attacks, but I won't share them here, because there is a simpler message to be extracted from his analysis.

Think for a moment like a terrorist. In your assessment, were the just-terminated Mumbai attacks more successful in creating terror than the various serial bomb blasts that have hit Indian cities in the past few months? Did they require equipment or capabilities beyond that available to the real or imagined would-be terrorist in various Indian cities?

If the answers are yes and no, then please start preparing for more of the same. The Mumbai attacks exposed many weaknesses, at least start addressing those.

If the answers are no and yes, sleep in peace.