Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Root Causes Update

India looks likely to execute the surviving culprit of the Bombay massacre, Priyamvada Gopal is upset:
Questions must be asked about the unwillingness of both the Indian and Pakistani states to address the root problems of poverty, expropriation and disaffection that propel mere boys like Kasab into the arms of militias against their own interests.

The root causes that drove the highly educated and well off terrorists to attack the World Trade Center are unspecified. Coincidentally the root causes of terrorism appear to be things that women like Gopal didn't like anyway- Americans, multinationals etc- what a surprise.

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...


There are loads of countries with far worse state-sanctioned poverty than Pakistan, and the downtrodden masses in those countries do not (to my knowledge) go round bombing foreign countries.