Thursday, November 27, 2008

Vacuous quote of the day:

From a Christiane Amanpour interview on the current festivities in Mumbai:
CNN: An attack this large, this sophisticated, and carried out with no warning could have come from inside India, maybe, maybe outside, maybe a neighboring state could be involved.
Well, thank you for narrowing that down for us, Captain Obvious. Did we need to pad out air time or word count?

9 comments:

atlharp said...

Don't forget, "Women and minorities hardest hit!"

Wolfwood said...

"...although this is by no means certain."

loki said...

The people who did it were either male or female. You heard it here first!

shooter said...

This is what happens when you let a television anchor think for herself.

Cossack in a Kilt said...

Mrs. Jamie Rubin strikes again!

staghounds said...

Also Moslems, or not Moslems.

DirtCrashr said...

The Deccan Plateau is the location of Hyderabad and Secundrabad and Golconda Fort with canons big enough to fit a man inside the bore - Medieval period Muslim city-states that once held sway into the last Century - and which they won fair and square through massive warfare and population decimation - so "Deccan Mujihiden" is a fit name for medieval revivalism.

While south Bombay is called the "financial center" of India, given the massive internal bureaucracy and lethargy it's not exactly like Manhattan (except maybe 24/7 level rush-hour traffic jams) and the WTC, or the tightly knit organizations that operated there.
Bombings and killings inflicted there are going to be acts of mayhem but not a climactic or immediately catastrophic event.

Mitra said...

Ms. A strikes again with her superficial sense of all things profound. How can someone so ignirant assume so much significance? Hearinh her reasons on terrorism in India makes me want to sit face to face with her with a series of questions. She talks about poor Muslims and how they are slighted. And of course the Kasmir issue. So, are there no Hindus who are poor How many Hindu terrorist groups can you name? But just to humor all those, including renowoned reporters like Amonpur, who allege that Islamic terrrorim is basis of disenfranchised Muslims, can you please explain 9/11, the attacks in London and Russia? Indian muslims are on a similar boat as anyone else. There are rich Indians and poor Indians, but only Muslim terrorist groups. There is a number of Islamic nations in the world, they can leave and go there if they feel so slighted in India. They don't go bcos they enjoy individual freedom which they won't enjoy in an Islmaic nation, barring a few. Please do cut the crap. Also, Kasmir? What will Kasmir do without India's economic support? Become a training camp for Islamic terrorists? Maybe she wants to become thier economic advisor!!!

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