As I watch the reports about the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, I wondered first why we should treat this as anything other than a mass murder. I know we are not allowed to speak such questions, but why isn't this about an ultra violent organized crime syndicate? If it is because these attacks receive broader support than organized crime, then I would like to know why that is.
I think our law enforcement and intelligence agencies across the world can track down the organization that sponsored these acts of terror, while at the same time we can ask what is the motivation to lead people to given their lives to kill people like us.
This gets back to the Reverend Wright sermon. Without saying that the victims deserved it, what we have done to encourage this response.