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War On Terror Crashes Into India: The November 2008 Mumbai Attack - By Come Carpentier de Gourdon (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

9 January 2009 The tragic terrorist attack which struck Mumbai from 26 to 29 November 2008 evinced in its ruthless efficiency the hand of the Special Forces' operatives who trained the terrorists for this audacious urban raid.   It is now universally acknowledged that an operation of this scope and complexity, involving ...

David Miliband Expands on Criticism of "War on Terror" Phrase: In Speech In Mumbai, Foreign Secretary Applies Theme To India-Pakistan Tensions - By Julian Borger (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

15 January  2009, The Guardian UK MUMBAI - The foreign secretary, David Miliband, today declared that the use of the phrase "war on terror" as a western rallying cry since the September 11 attacks had been a mistake that may have caused "more harm than good". In an article in today's ...

Terrorism on the New York Times Op-Ed Page - Friedman Supports Civilian Suffering As Education - By Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

WASHINGTON - New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman endorsed terrorism in a January 14 column  defending Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip. To answer his own question about Israel's plan--"What is the goal?"--Friedman referred back to the 2006 attacks on Lebanon, which killed about 1,000 Lebanese civilians. To ...