Sunday, November 13, 2005

Maximum Impact

Indian investigators have captured the man believed to be the mastermind behind the October 29th bombings in New Delhi. According to Outlook India,
     Two weeks after the serial blasts ripped through the national capital, Delhi Police today claimed to have cracked the case with the arrest of a Pakistan-based militant group Lashker-e-Taiba militant who allegedly coordinated and financed the operation.
Tariq Ahmed Dar (32), who was working as a sales representative of multinational pharmaceutical firm Johnson and Johnson, had allegedly hatched the plot along with two Lashker ultras of Jammu and Kashmir Abu Al Qama and Abu Huzefa, Delhi Police Commissioner K K Paul told a press conference.
Just days before the blasts, Rs 4.86 lakh had been deposited to Tariq’s HDFC Bank account in Srinagar from a Middle-East country. The money was meant for financing the blasts in which RDX, though not in its pure form, was used, Paul said.
He said at least four persons were involved in the October 29 triple blasts which killed 60 people and injured more than 200 others.
While two of the conspirators and executers are from Jammu and Kashmir, the others were “foreign nationals,” Paul said without identifying their nationality.
The reader is left to speculate which country or countries the “foreign nationals” might be from. Since two of the suspects are from Jammu and Kashmir, and Lashker-e-Taiba is a Pakistan-based terrorist group, there are obvious conclusions to be drawn.

The article continues:
     Putting at rest speculation that the blasts were the joint handiwork of LeT and Hizbul Mujahideen, the police chief said investigations so far showed the involvement of only LeT.
Dar was arrested in April this year upon his return from Haj as the security agencies seized foreign currency from him. He was also arrested in connection with possession of illegal arms, Paul said, adding he was out on bail in the case.
Asked whether there was any reason that the militants chose the busy markets just before Diwali, he said “they perhaps wanted to cause maximum impact.” Dar was being taken to the sites of the explosions and other places he had mentioned to verify his account.
Police teams were also conducting searches in Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and some other states for the militants still absconding.
Outlook India does not make it clear — perhaps because all its regular readers already know — that Lashker-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen are Islamic terror organizations, and that the New Delhi bombings were carried out by Muslims as a jihad operation.

Two weeks ago, when the incident was still breaking news, there was a vigorous discussion in the comments section of a Gates of Vienna post concerning whether it was jumping to conclusions to point an accusing finger at Muslim terrorists. Commenter Jez asserted that, after all, “Hindu extremists have also a history of terrorist action aimed at muslims.” I offered a $50 bet, payable to the winner’s favorite charity, that the perpetrators would be Muslims. I had no takers, strangely enough.

As many commenters have pointed out, the bulk of Hindu violence against Muslims has been in reaction to violence against Hindus, the desecration of Hindu sacred sites, and other atrocities perpetrated by Muslims in their millenium of jihad against the Hindu infidels.

India is showing remarkable restraint concerning Pakistan. Imagine what it would be like for us if Canada were a dictatorship claiming Maine as its own territory. Suppose the Canadian media repeatedly urged its people to wage holy war against the United States to recover its rightful real estate. Picture Canadian terrorists regularly crossing the border to blow up and murder thousands of people in Buffalo and Detroit and New York.

Would Toronto be a smoking crater, or what?


shoprat said...

The MSM would probably insist that we quite being imperialists and give Canada its rightful property back.

Baron Bodissey said...

John B. — I had to delete your comment because the long links messed up the page width. The text was:

“"Picture Canadian terrorists regularly crossing the border to blow up and murder thousands of people in Buffalo and Detroit and New York."

Detroit? Why would Canadian terrorists want to, residents of Detroit are doing a good job them selves.”

And then the links:link1 and link2.

Everybody should make link tags. They’re like this: <a href="">My website</a>

Baron Bodissey said...

John B. -- all right, forget Detroit. How about Ann Arbor, then?

Unknown said...


Thanks for the tip - I'll try that. If the internet blows up in the next few days, you can blame me.


BTW - thanks for the great blog, you are appreciated.

Papa Ray said...

Great post as usual.

We are all going to find out how Texans react sometime in the next few years, if the Illegal mexicans and s. americans continue using violence.

Violence that we can't ignore anymore and/or hope that the law enforcement can handle.

I can tell you one thing. Its not going to be pretty.

Papa Ray
West Texas