Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Too distraught to speak
The train tracks were my first stop in Mumbai after arriving on a flight from my home-base, New Delhi. I wanted to see what the damaged train cars looked like, even though the bombs had been detonated hours before.

I climbed onto a concrete wall and balanced as I walked closer to where the bombs went off. A train that was a target of the attack was left sitting on the railway. As I got closer, climbing over the trash and mud and rats, I could see the ripped-apart first-class cabin of the train. The metal was mangled and bent back. In fact, you could see right through the car.

On the tracks and gravel below, there were pieces of torn clothing, but it was hard to tell what may have been left after the blast and chaos that followed and what was simply trash left on the railway. There are cars that are separated as "men only" and "women only." It was explained to me that this is done because the cars get so crowded that there are concerns about molestation of women riding the train.

I spent the entire night doing live shots near one of the government-run hospitals where many of the victims of the train attack were taken. In between interviews, I was able to do some reporting on what was happening in the hospital. One of the things that struck me was how many people from the surrounding community were out distributing tea, water, fruit and bread to the volunteers and family members stuck late into the evening (or all night long) waiting for word on loved ones.

These attacks struck at rush hour in the evening, and as many people stayed up through the night (as the monsoon rains intermittently fell) they began to question what exactly would happen "the next day." Early on, I was greeted by some heart-wrenching scenes as family members came from the hospital with bad news. I met one older man who was in tears, so distraught he couldn't even speak. Family members had to tell me what had happened. He had spent the entire evening looking for his 28-year-old son, only to identify him later in the morgue.

The personal stories of those affected in these attacks are the hardest to hear. It makes you wonder how anyone could inflict harm on civilians. At a medical ward set up in one hospital for victims of the attack, many people looked dazed and some sat bandaged. The toughest scene was in the intensive care unit, where a victim of the attack was on a ventilator, his body shaking involuntarily as doctors tried to nurse him back to life.

I also saw scenes of progress and determination. At one train station not far from one of the blasts, we saw commuters pushing to get on trains, determined not to let these terrorist attacks change their plans.
Posted By Seth Doane, CNN Correspondent: 2:14 PM ET
  45 Comments
It never ceases to amaze me how people can be so non-chalant about hurting others! I hope whoever did it gets caught and is punished severely for this bombing.
Posted By Anonymous Genevieve M, El Paso, TX : 2:30 PM ET
I ride the train to and from work each day and once in awhile I imagine the horrific image of something like that happening. But then, I snap myself out of it and realize that I'm more likely to get struck by lightening. We can't live in fear, and I think that is the only victory over terrorism.
Posted By Anonymous Bob Goldie, San Francisco : 2:41 PM ET
I have travelled once on the local train in Mumbai at the peak rush hour and I can imagine the terror and chaos those exploding bombs must have caused. Its a sad day for humans when civilians are targeted to prove some 'freedom' cause.
Posted By Anonymous Nikhil Prakash, Plano, Texas : 2:57 PM ET
What is going on in a culture where men and women have to ride seperate train cars for fear of molestation? When are we going to look at all people as sentient beings? When will all this senseless violence end? With each terror attack, it proves nothing. The end result will not force others to believe as the terrorist would like. All the killing is in vain. If this world is still standing by the year 2100, do you think we would have advanced to the point that we can live civil with each other's differences and in peace?
God, I hope and pray so.
Posted By Anonymous Betty Ann Nacogdoches, Texas : 2:58 PM ET
Hi Seth,

And welcome to CNN. Saw your report last night and thought it was fantastic and your entry today is really great. I think many of us have forgotten that India even exists today, we are so preoccupied with Iraq and all. And it is so sad that so many human lives have to be taken for what reasons that aren't even clear. Your story of the father searching for his son in the hospital and then finally finding him in the morgue was just heart wrenching.

These people have gone through so much through out the years and yet they seem to want to get on with their day to day lives no matter the cost or who tries to defeat them.

Again thanks for the report. Hope to hear more from you in the future.

A new fan.
Posted By Anonymous Marcia Warren, MI : 3:07 PM ET
My thoughts and prayers go out to India. Seth, your description reminds me of 9/11 and the citizens that helped each other through. I don't know much about Mumbai, but I know that people are resilient. I hope they stay strong and remember that they have our support.
Posted By Anonymous Lin, St. Louis, MO : 3:12 PM ET
This just yet again reinforces that Terrorism is NOT a American problem, it is a WORLD WIDE problem. And my only question for the rest of the world is; So where is your support for the war on terror?
Posted By Anonymous Bill, Erie, PA : 3:25 PM ET
The return to normalcy is the anti-terrorism pill isn't it?
Posted By Anonymous Tikka, Seattle, WA : 3:44 PM ET
Terrible tragedy in India; ongoing bloodshed and carnage in Iraq and Afghanistan; still little or no relief in New Orleans; rampant corruption in the American political system; violent crime in every major American city. But right there on the CNN homepage, check the "most popular" stories/videos - "Where is Suri Cruise"?

I find myself ashamed and embarrassed by my fellow Americans. Anyone who gives a damn about Suri Cruise (other than her delusional and pathetic parents) should have their head examined.
Posted By Anonymous Frank, White Plains, NY : 3:50 PM ET
You know, these days, hearing about bombings in other countries, one has become almost numb to the ACTUAL effects of these acts. Unknown places, unknown people, just numbers.
Having a report like this brings home, the tradgedy and atrocity of an act like this, the way nothing else can. I think more of these reports are important to other such events around the world, so we don't lose touch, with what's REALLY happening eleswhere.
Posted By Anonymous Richard Noodleman, Aliso Viejo, CA : 3:51 PM ET
As Albert Einstein once said,"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." And that is exactly where we're headed if we cannot get a handle on this senseless violence and terrorism, soon.
Posted By Anonymous Katherine- Tulsa, OK : 4:03 PM ET
Hi Seth,
There are simply no words..Day after day we see such horrible things that we humans do to each other..Until we can stop hatred and anger, I don't feel much hope that any of these things will stop..I saw a great line on a Church billboard..It read, "If you want to change the world, CHANGE yourself." Maybe one person at a time has to start to realize we are going nowhere fast..I'll try to keep in mind that there were many people in India and around the world who rushed to help their fellow neighbors yesterday..I'd like to hang on to that hope..Take Care
Posted By Anonymous Lorie Ann, Buellton,Calif. : 4:35 PM ET
Regarding Betty Ann's comment: "What is going on in a culture where men and women have to ride seperate train cars for fear of molestation?"

Obviously you have never ridden the train in Tokyo during rush hour. Amazing how many times you are "accidently" touched / brushed upon.

In regards to the terrorist attack in Mumbai, my prayers go out to the families caught in the midst of this nightmare. Peace be to all.
Posted By Anonymous Kristi - Felton, CA : 4:45 PM ET
My heart is saddenned and my spirit is shaken, I pray for those who have lost there lives and the families who have to live the rest of there lives in everlasting pain.
Indian Govt needs to have better security in public places and realize human lives have a a cost greater then any economic growth digits.
Posted By Anonymous Ruchira Abhyankar , Washington DC : 4:46 PM ET
With each passing day, man's inhumanity towards his fellow man increases.

And we, as Americans, continue to go on with life as though nothing can ever touch us. Give us our shopping malls, sporting events and cable television/computer hookups and we will continue to ignore the problems of the world.

There are people who care, but they certainly aren't running our current government. Terrorism is going to continue because this is the only way the marginalized people of this world can confront an organized military.

If the developed nations of this world ever hope to curb the ever increasing terrorist attacks, they must learn a whole new way of waging war.

The original 13 colonies used unconventional tactics against a powerful British military which continued to fight according to the rule of war in their time. The British lost to an inferior force, but one which changed the rules.

To continue fighting terrorism as if we are waging war against a geographic country will accomplish nothing. When your enemy throws out the rule book, new tactics must be devised in order to prevail.
Posted By Anonymous Joseph Kowalski, North Huntingdon, PA : 4:58 PM ET
Had travelled in Mumbai trains for 10 years during peak hours both ways and I too sometimes felt that the trains would be an easy target other than the buses, theatres and now the shopping malls. Have seen fellow travellers being alert all times for any unclaimed baggage or boxes inside the train/buses, so I am not sure why nobody could find out these baggages or whatever it was.
My friends and families are safe and my prayers go to families of the affected ones.
The Mumbai trains are so crowded (6.1 million travel per day) that having separate compartment is the only way to have a safe travel(infact theres no space even to scratch oneself inside the train during peak hours) and unintentional touching is common and so molestation is not the right word and reasons for the separation of compartments.

Mumbai Never Stops and what I heard today that the whole city is back to Normal... Salute to my "Amchi Mumbai" and the Mumbaikars.
Posted By Anonymous Nagraj, Akron, Ohio : 5:23 PM ET
It is absolutely awful that the people who did this have enough anger in themselves to target civilians in this manner. Just when tensions between India and Pakistan appear to be decreasing, something like this incident furthers the divide between the countries, and the people. I truly hope people in Mumbai are able to move on with their lives and not live in fear.
Posted By Anonymous Rachna, Los Angeles CA : 5:32 PM ET
It seems these days that the terrorism and death will never end. It is terrible to see these people suffering, and I cannot comprehend what would motivate a human being to cause so much pain. I also fear that this attack will spark more conflict between Pakistan and India, regardless of the fact that the Pakistani President and Prime Minister condemned the attacks. My heart goes out to the citizens of Mumbai.
Posted By Anonymous Anna, Moline, Illinois : 5:43 PM ET
Indeed, it is a sad day for all of humanity, when innocent lives in New York, Madrid, London, Bali, Mumbai et al are taken away from us --- for no folly or fault of theirs. I pray that their families and friends have the succour and strength to continue to 'rebelieve' in the goodness of humanity and the promise of a better tomorrow. My sincerest prayers, wishes and hopes go out to each and every person touched, affected and impacted by these tragedies. God, please save us from these. They and us deserve better days!!
Posted By Anonymous HB, Boston, MA : 5:53 PM ET
I just cannot believe how vicious these coward criminals can be! I am sure that they will be punished in the end.
I would like to express my condolences to those who suffered big losses.
Posted By Anonymous Koji Sek, Tokyo, Japan : 6:04 PM ET
The issue of terrorism simply makes no sense. Why would people try to rationalize violence on others as a means to communicate? I'll just never figure it out. Some folks are numb to it and understandably so since we are bludgeoned with this violence every day - warlords in Somalia, Israel vs. Everyone, Iraq, North Korea, and yesterday India. When will we ever learn? I am so disgusted.
Gandhi said "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." It's too bad no one seems to be listening.
Thank you Seth for your work on the tragedy of our global family in Mumbai.
Posted By Anonymous Stephanie H., Brooklyn NY : 6:05 PM ET
While I sympathize with this particular tragedy, I find it ironic that the American media never reports the horrific death of innocent civilians caused by American misguided bombs in Iraq. C'mon people wake up. What is the difference between this act and our missle "accidentally" hitting a civilian target in Iraq? If the US does not pull out of Iraq, we are in part creating future generations of terrorists who once were young innocent children who witnessed the deaths of their innocent families at the hand of the US.

IMPEACH GW BUSH!!!
Posted By Anonymous Katherine, Woodland Hills CA : 6:45 PM ET
Hey Seth, welcome, great report last night.
What can we do about terrorists who have no respect for human life or for their own!! It is so frightening to watch those morbid scenes and watch those proud people try to understand and deal with it. My condolences and God help them all. It's getting so I'm afraid to turn on the TV for fear of what or where these terrorists will strike next.
Posted By Anonymous Bev. Whitby, Ontario, Canada : 6:58 PM ET
It's sad to see something like this happen in India, especially after the London attacks. You would think we, as a global entity, would be more prepared for terrorist activities within our public transportation systems! Seems like the terrorists are just going around the world picking on everyone now!
Posted By Anonymous Jolene, St. Joseph, MI : 7:53 PM ET
I wonder if the terrorists tried to execute this on the one year anniversary of the London subway attacks but could not do it then so they did it as soon as they could have afterwards? Just a thought.
Posted By Anonymous Carter, New Orleans, LA : 9:36 PM ET
Excellent entry, excellent blog. Thank you for this report, Seth.

I am planning a trip to India next month, and, like those commuters who won't allow the terrorists to disrupt their day, I will not allow them to disrupt my travel plans.

After all, I was a flight attendant during (and after 9/11). Those were some stressful times in the air, but we got through it. I could go on and on about this, but will spare you.

Thanks again,

Ellen aka Queen of Sky (blog-fired Delta flight attendant)
Posted By Anonymous QueenofSky, Austin, TX : 10:42 PM ET
These terrorist attacks reminded me of the blog written by your 360 producer that I never got back to. It was about whether we should take all rumors and threats seriously, and hold people for questioning. These attacks make me think yes. My son's friends have been visiting from Kansas and we had dinner last night in downtown Chicago. As part of the tour we showed them the Sears Tower, on the news lately for terrorist attack threats. We also were close to the commotion with the subway fire. I watched the story from India last night and never want to go through that. We all need to be alert and informed and try and stay ahead of these attacks. I hope the authorities continue to follow leads and question suspects before attacks can happen.
Posted By Anonymous Kathy Chicago, Il : 11:16 PM ET
Terrorism is created by RADICAL ISLAM religion. Look at all the major world problems in the world. It occurs where Muslims are. They are jealous of US, Israel, India's ascent in power. George Bush did the right thing by blasting Taliban and taking Saddam out. Next to be out should be Musharraf and all his radicals who are faking support to US now.
Posted By Anonymous John, Mountain View CA : 11:58 PM ET
reading through such reports, i often visualise the death, the suffering, the pain and the trauma that the people would have faced being at the accident scene...My Gosh, the whole visualization tears off my emotional balance ...and i feel that one more second and tears will roll out from my eyes. And then just to sustain my emotional balance, i have to literally push my thoughts away from the happenings and i intentionally go back to my normal life pushing off all the miserable thoughts out of my system as in nothing happened. But Even doing this gives a feeling of guilt that how can i be so mean that i just hear a news of such lamenting aftermaths and then pay my 5 secs of thoughts on it and then proceed with my normal life as nothing has happened...and life goes on... I think it happens with most of us.... IT's REALLY FRUSTRATING TO JUST BE A SPECTATOR OF THE WORLD BEING RUINED BY THESE EVIL FORCES...IT's REALLY A LOT FRUSTRATING AT TIMES.
Posted By Anonymous Bipan, Delhi, India : 6:55 AM ET
Hi Seth,

Thanks for covering the Mumbai bombings. The subway system which is the lifeline of Bombay for the majority working force, has been the victim of previous terrorist attacks.

It viles up a surge of anger to see terrorism get the better of innocent civilians.
During these periods of latency -when life supposedly gets back to normal- shouldn't the government step up precautionary measures to prevent future acts of terrorism??

I suppose an edge of paranoia would help to safeguard these tracks, that extra punch of vigilance would go the distance in protecting civilians against such heinous acts of violence, especially when this incidence fades into the past and terrorists use their malice to plan their next act.Tracks cannot be left sleeping and trains left vulnerable, especially in a populous city like Mumbai which thrives on the subway system.

My heart goes out to the families of all the victims.

But despite the multitude of problems India has, measures against such cowards should take top priority, and though the task may not be easy, it would definitely deter such cowardly acts in the future.
Posted By Anonymous Rekha, Fremont, California : 8:34 AM ET
World's busiest rail network, wherein almost 6 million ppl travel daily. In peak hours, one finds more then 15-20 ppl stuck cheek to cheek in a sq meter area. 7 blasts with high intensity explosives, killing the people who did not even thoight in weirdest of their thoughts that death was coming in such cruel manner. Can you think of more coward an act?

Whats more important is to realize the fact that it is not a problem of India alone. It has become a global problem and unless each of us from across continent not stand united, incidents like these will keep on shaking us, just the place will keep on changing.

My deepest condolence with the injured and dead and their families.
Posted By Anonymous Ashish, Columbus, Ohio : 9:38 AM ET
I cannot imagine but wonder about the attack on Mumbai. I am an Indian also, but raised in US. As soon as I heard about the attack, I suddenly fell on my knees. I could feel the pain and the suffering that they were going through. I went throught the same during 9/11. My deepest sympathy goes out to each and every family. I m just angry at this moment, and I totally agree with Lorie Ann, from CA.. who said that "in order to change the world, first we have to change as individuals"
This is so true. We as individuals have to change, and then change the perspective of the world. We have to stand united and supportive ..this is the only way we can eliminate terrorism. We cannot be afraid anymore, because they (the terrorists) will make that our weakness. We have to stand together and fight them. I just want to send this message out to everyone, that situations like these may occur in future, and before it does again, the whole world needs to understand that there is no point of war. the war in Iraq, India-Pakistan-Kashmir, Israel - Palestenian, civil war in Sri Lanka, and conflicts in Africa. All these war have no end, and if we stop fighting for little things, may be we can accomplish something BIG, like eliminating Terrorists!! I know it's easy to say, than do..therefore, first change as an individual and then change the world!!
Posted By Anonymous Dimple Patel, Lodi, New Jersey : 9:54 AM ET
It just highlights the need for other countries to join this global fight against terror. SALUTE to Mumbaikars for their resilience and resolve in tough times
Posted By Anonymous Chetan, Chicago, IL : 10:05 AM ET
Common people are the same everywhere on earth, strong, resilient and fearless in face of mindless terror. It has been proven again and again over time. The terrorists fail to see this stark fact through their confused minds.The more they try to break the will of ordinary citizen by unleashing terror, the less powerful they really prove themselves to be. Hats off to all the people in Mumbai.
Posted By Anonymous MM, Columbia, MO : 11:47 AM ET
Reinforces my belief that Terrorism knows no geographic boundaries... and Bombs kill.. irrespective of where they originate from... India, US, Iraq, Syria, Isreal or Pakistan.

As an indian, my heart goes out to those killed and wounded and their families. Also as an Indian who has lived under the shadow of terrorism for the last 30 years, I know we will prevail. That is the sould and heart of the Common Indian.

Question is, will the rest of the world atleast now wake up and recognize that terrorism exists outside of the Western World... and that an Enemy's Enemy CANNOT be your your Best Friend -- especially if they believe in the same causes.

It simply amzes me that the world continues to ignore the absolute proof that a there are other countries apart from Iran, Iraq, Syria etc .. that dont produce oil, yet sponsor terrorism -- all for an inane tract of land.

Ridiculous. Wish the leaders would wake up and see reality... that people don't want a ego-centric leader or a baseless piece of land... but rather peace of mind.. and the right to live without fear.
Posted By Anonymous Ajit Iyer, Irvine, CA : 12:03 PM ET
Very touching article. God takes care of the judgement of people who do bad and evil things.
Posted By Anonymous Urmila Sreedharan, California : 12:17 PM ET
The reaction and concern of readers to news on the Mumbai attacks is heartening, so it feels almost petty to point out (though I am still going to) that when Mumbai was the target of an even more severe attack (13 blasts across the city killing 257 people) on March 12, 1993, the West looked upon it (if at all) as a localised incident, but its only since 9/11 that terrorism has come to be looked upon as a global issue. Even now, the price of life seems to differ depending on where it is lost. The West has taken over the reigns of the war on terror, but India has been fighting this war ever since my or my parent's generation can remember.
Posted By Anonymous Ruma, New York, NY : 12:24 PM ET
Shocking (but then, may be not) that a CNN correspondent writes in a language that is completely devoid of any emotion. What king of mind comes up with a sentence like this one: "I was greeted by some heart-wrenching scenes as family members came from the hospital with bad news." Greeted by??? You expected to receive greetings on your arrival? Bad news??? Not devastating, not news of despair, not news of a loved one lost --- bad news indeed.

Another gem: "I met one older man who was in tears, so distraught he couldn't even speak. Family members had to tell me what had happened." And further, the correspondent wonders "...how anyone could inflict harm on civilians". Hard to imagine indeed when there are compassionate souls like this one who made not a single mention of being moved to act instead of (or in addition to) engaging in detached observation of fellow human beings in utter suffering.
Posted By Anonymous Divya, Minneapolis, MN : 12:31 PM ET
I am heartbroken at what has happened in Mumbai. I dont know if I should cry for the lives lost, or be thankful for those saved by the millions of Mumbaiites who rallied around thier injured brothers. It is during times of need such as these can we truly appreciate the resilience of the human spirit. Seeing pictures of ordinary civilians working to pull the injured out of the mutilated cars has put my faith back where it belongs..in the goodness of the human race.

PS: Betty Ann: If we can celebrate our cultural differences, instead of criticizing them, becuase they are "different", the world will be a happier place. The ladies compartment, makes life easier for women to get on to trains that are crowded beyond beliefe, maybe it isnt such a bad thing!!
Posted By Anonymous Radhika, Fremont, CA : 12:52 PM ET
There is no one that I know that even comments on recent world events, and I fear that people have already forgotten about the terrorist attack in Mumbai. Everyday there is some new and horrible news to report. It seems that people have become de-sensitized, and are now apathetic towards issues related to terrorism and war.

The ability for us to adapt to any situation is a great one, but it is also a curse. No one seems to care about anything anymore.
Posted By Anonymous John Verco, New York, NY : 1:35 PM ET
Dear Terrorist,

Even if you are not reading this we don't care. Time and again you tried to disturb us and disrupt our life - killing innocent civilians by planting bombs in trains, buses and cars. You have tried hard to bring death and destruction, cause panic and fear and create communal disharmony but every time you were disgustingly unsuccessful. Do you know how we pass our life in Mumbai? How much it takes for us to earn that single rupee? If you wanted to give us a shock then we are sorry to say that you failed miserably in your ulterior motives. Better look elsewhere, not here.

We are not Hindus and Muslims or Marathis and Gujaratis or Punjabis And Bengaliies. Nor do we distinguish ourselves as owners or workers, Govt. employees or private employees. WE ARE MUMBAIKERS (Bombay-ites, if you like). We will not allow you to disrupt our life like this. On the last few occasions when you struck (including the 7 deadly blasts in a single day killing over 250 people and injuring 500+ in 1993), we went to work next day in full strength. This time we cleared everything within a few hours and were back to normal - the vendors placing their next order, businessmen finalizing the next deals and the office workers rushing to catch the next train. (Yes the same train you targeted)

Fathom this: Within 3 hours of the blasts, long queues of blood Donating volunteers were seen outside various hospitals, where most of the injured were admitted. By 12 midnight, the hospital had to issue a Notification that blood banks were full and they didn't require any more blood. The next day, attendance at schools and office was close to 100%, trains & buses were packed to the brim, and the crowds were back. The city has simply dusted itself off and moved one - perhaps with Greater vigor.

We are Mumbaikers and we live like brothers in times like this. So, Do not dare to threaten us with your crackers. The spirit of Mumbai is very strong and can not be harmed.

Please forward this to others. U never know, by chance it may come to Hands of a terrorist in Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iraq and he can then read this message which is specially meant for him!!!

With Love,
From the people of Mumbai
Posted By Anonymous People of Mumbai : 1:57 PM ET
It has been proved again and again that this inhumane atrocities are initiated across the border from India. Only short term solution is perform surgical air strikes (like what israel did) on the occupied Kashmir where militant camps are located. This will send a clear message across the border for whoemover supporting or hosting Terrorism that don't mess with your Neighbours.
Posted By Anonymous Vinni, Atlanta,GA : 3:05 PM ET
Hi Seth!
Great report and blog entry! With so much going on around the world, I'm always saddened that a majority of Americans just don't seem to care to know. Also, I'm happy to see your work on CNN, I used to watch you on Channel One and I once met you at a JEA/NSPA Convention. I can't wait to see more of your work!
Posted By Anonymous Maggie Le, Allen, TX : 4:19 PM ET

I have spent 20 years of my life living in the suburbs of Bombay.
There is nothing that stands out more than the electric trains of Bombay.
Riding these trains have not only made me physically tough, but also thought me how to be a friend or a brother to strangers. Here is my story, It was 1997 and I was traveling between
church gate and bandra. The trains were running late because of tracks being flooded by rains. The trains were packed and I was almost hanging out of the door barely holding on to one of the doors.
Just then it started raining, and I realized my books which were in my another hand was starting to get wet. An old man standing next to me also hanging almost out of the door, noticed this and did something that I never expected.
he took of his rain jacket and handed it to me asking to cover the books, so that it does not get we. this really touched me. as the train started to move again, I noticed he was
getting wet and never bothered to take the rain jacket from me back. when I got to bandra station, I handed him back the jacket and said thanks. he just smiled at me and left.
I don't think you see this happening in many parts of the world.
Posted By Anonymous Johny Bentonville, Arkansas : 5:25 PM ET
Unbelievable hypocrisy. I am an Indian and my heart goes out to my countrymen who died in the bombings. But I cant tell you how ridiculous it is to see Americans condemn such terrorist acts. Maybe Americans should spend sometimes thinking about what US soldiers are doing to Iraqis. Raping 15 year olds and killing their families!!!! If that's not terrorism, then what is? America is known to sponsor and execute crimes against humanity like these Mumbai bombings. These bombings are carried out by terrorist outfits supported by Pakistan whom the US considers an ally!

For those Indians who are coming here looking for sympathy. Wake up! See the US for what it really is!!!! Have you all forgotten the recent spy scandal? Beware of snakes in the grass!!!!

Islamic terrorism is a problem that we have to fight. We will fight it allright. But what about American terrorists?
Posted By Anonymous Raj, Chennai : 6:14 PM ET
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