Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sajid Mir and the terrorist attack on Mumbai

Nice article in the Washington Post.

Beyond or behind al Qaeda, to some extent bigger, better funded, better organized, with better backing by an actual government and military (Pakistan's) we find Lashkar-i-Taiba. This group is so closely interlinked with Pakistan's Inter-services Intelligence Directorate (ISS) that it may be difficult to see any daylight between them.

The U.S. under-estimated the threat posed by this group before the Mumbai attack, and may still do so. The U.S., of course, is counting on Pakistan to help in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. What if Lashkar has been a bigger problem all along?

Could it be that Bush as sheriff absolutely always got the wrong guy?

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