Tuesday, July 11, 2006
AfroIslamic Gap v. New Core
"The Pentagon's New Map," by Thomas Barnett, Esquire, March 2003, http://www.thomaspmbarnett.com/published/pentagonsnewmap.htm.
"LeT, SIMI hand in Mumbai blasts," The Times of India, 11 July 2006, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1733318.cms (from Democratic Underground).
"IT IS HIS FAULT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," by democracynowfla, Democratic Underground, 11 July 2006, http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=2381900&mesg_id=2382604.
Discussion on this blog of India maintaining a near-abroad now seem quaint, as yet again the country is victim of a terror war inside her borders.
The terror attack on Mumbai trains was carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba and local Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists and was designed to trigger communal conflagration in the country’s financial capital, intelligence sources said.
While still waiting for clues to emerge, top intelligence sources in New Delhi seem pretty sure the blasts on the trains were plotted by Lashkar modules which are increasingly collaborating with activists of SIMI, which boasts of strong pockets of influence across Maharashtra.
This confirms my earlier work which defined an AfroIslamic Gap, as well as Tom Barnett's model of a New Core. As is predicted by Tom Barnett's original Esquire article,
This country has successfully exported security to globalization’s Old Core (Western Europe, Northeast Asia) for half a century and to its emerging New Core (Developing Asia) for a solid quarter century following our mishandling of Vietnam. But our efforts in the Middle Ease have been inconsistent—in Africa, almost nonexistent. Until we begin the systematic, long-term export of security to the Gap, it will increasingly export its pain to the Core in the form of terrorism and other instabilities.
The Democratic Underground is, as always, helpful
BUSH AND COMPANY HAVE CREATED THE ATMOSPHERE THAT ALOWS THESE ATTACKS TO TAKE PLACE.
THERE WAR MAKING MACHINE IS MAKING OUR WORLD A MORE VIOLENT PLACE.
While Chirol at Coming Anarchy is more worthwhile.
"The Democratic Underground is, as always, helpful"
I prefer smarter leftists - give me a doctrinaire Marxist who at least understands dialectical reasoning. All the DU crowd does is emote.
Posted by: mark safranski | Tuesday, July 11, 2006