Friday, November 28, 2008

Mumbai Attacks Blamed On Al-Qaeda As Pretext For U.S. Military Response

In response to any event such as yesterday's tragedy in Mumbai, avoiding hasty action is prudent. It's also important to avoid assuming that initial reports are correct (I'm skeptical of some of the initial stories of attackers asking for those with British and American passports; follow-up reports fail to mention this) and to always, always, always ask the Cui bono (in other words, "Who benefits?") question.

"The majority of the corporate media has gleefully seized upon the terror attacks in Mumbai to claim that they are the work of “Al-Qaeda,” despite clear and contradictory evidence suggesting otherwise, as a pretext to increase bombing campaigns in Pakistan and beef support for the ailing war on terror in Afghanistan."

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