Kashmir, Israel, India, LeT, and the Mumbai events

Many Indian government figures are beginning to point the blame towards an organization called LeT, or Lashkar-e-Taiba, as being behind the attacks on targets inside Mumbai, India. LeT is an organization of resistance to Indian control over a major portion of Kashmir, where the India government has terrorized the people there for decades now, in one of the longest, bloodiest and nastiest conflicts worldwide, if not the very worst of them.

Two of the targets picked out in Mumbai seem to be the targets that LeT might well have chosen if they were in fact the organization behind these attacks. See ‘US intelligence points to LeT for Mumbai attacks’ The head of Mumbai’s anti-terrorism police (he died) and the offices of a Far Right Wing Jewish center were involved as targets, and both are connected to the use of torture on Muslim POWs in Kashmir (and elsewhere inside India) and the involvement of Israel giving support to the Indian government in their occupation of the Kashmir Homeland. See Israel to train Indian soldiers in Kashmir Yet, LeT seems to be saying that they were not involved in this attack. See Jamat-ud-Dawa (LET Political Wing) on Mumbai Attacks: “Not a Legitimate Tactic” By Evan Kohlmann, so who knows?

There are certainly many inside the Indian Hindu Far Right that are desperately wanting to use these attacks as further reasons to motivate their own desire for more pogroms against India’s Muslim communities. So now we have Kashmir mixed up with US imperialism, the Indian government, torture, Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the so-called ‘Global War on Terrorism’. What a mess!

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