Leon (Panetta), you ignorant slut.
India is an ALLY, fool. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in remarks Thursday, ranked U.S. ally India with China as a rising threat to the U.S. in Asia. The Pentagon quickly sought to roll back the remarks. “We face the threats from rising powers — China, India, others — that we have to always have sufficient force protection out there in the Pacific to make sure | Read More »
Indian commandos too late to rescue hostages: five slain.
Via Hot Air, the hostage crisis at Mumbai’s Chabad-Lubavitch Center ends precisely as I feared: 3 Americans killed at Mumbai Jewish center MUMBAI, India – Commandos who stormed the Mumbai headquarters of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group on Friday found the bodies of five hostages inside — a New York rabbi and his wife as well as three others. The rabbi and two other men were | Read More »
BREAKING: Major terrorist attacks in India.
Putting together details now: preliminary reports are of armed attackers (automatic rifles, grenades). Some indication that Westerners are being targeted. More as it comes in. UPDATE: Via AoSHQ: Terrorists Target Mumbai Hotels Unknown terrorists have conducted a coordinated attack across Mumbai’s major tourist hubs, with over a dozen deaths and many injuries reported. Gunmen have targeted luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded | Read More »
The Indians go Pirate-Hunting.
Do you have a problem with captured piratical prisoners trying to play the asylum game? Easy answer to that, as AoSHQ notes: don’t take any.
India launches first lunar mission.
No political reason for posting this, except that it’s a). a significant step in space exploration from an American ally and b). neat: India launches first Moon mission India has successfully launched its first mission to the Moon. The unmanned Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft blasted off smoothly from a launch pad in southern Andhra Pradesh to embark on a two-year mission of exploration. The robotic probe | Read More »