Nov 28 2008

WorldView: In Mumbai, the Medium is the Motive

Published by at 3:37 pm under 9/11,Current Events,terrorism,WorldView

Why bother trying to decipher the motives of the butchers of Mumbai (or worse, go out of our way to actually defend them) when an all-Canadian MacLuhanesque explanation is available? To wit:

* The terrorists targeted Americans and Britons, but were also perfectly willing to slaughter anyone else who happened to be in their way.
* The attackers murdered Jews at a Jewish center that provided services to the local community and tourists
* The terrorists attacked a financial centre of Mumbai
* The killers attacked a hospital maternity ward
* The attack occurred in a country that has overwhelmingly embraced globalization and rejected tribal nationalism

So… why is there any confusion at all about what motivated the killers?

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