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Well the blood is not all washed away in Mumbai and

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Mumbai ...

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the accusations are flying. There was a heavy security lockdown up to a few days before the attack of last Thursday, but for unexplained reasons that lockdown was taken down. Now government ministers are resigning, recriminations flying ever lower and dirtier, general weeping and gnashing of teeth. The next step in that ramshackle democracy is to have large, noisy, bloody riots with all against all, I guess.

India is a mess of a country. The attack and long drawn out fight to eliminate the attackers in Mumbai proves beyond a shadow of doubt that there is a fundamental weakness in Indian governance.

Oh, it has a certain charm to it, like the mixture of feces and spices that apparently permeates most of the country. The scenes on TV seemed comical. Short security men with long guns, crouching, lying, standing, running and firing but ducking as they fired. What a comical scene, but murderous comedy for those Indians who were mercilously mowed down.

So where will the blame finally land! It belongs in Mumbai and Delhi. The Indians did this to themselves and it’s up to them to sort it all out without recourse to the old struggle with Pakistan and nearly every one of its neighbours.

The land of slumdog millionaires!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/11/30 at 19:40

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