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Globalisation Of Terror

The US has been the first victim of a new level of sophistication in world terrorism. India could be the second.

Globalisation Of Terror
Globalisation Of Terror
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illustration by Saurabh Singh The tragedy that has struck America is too poignant for words. As I write, the toll is rising. When the dust settles, we're likely to find that anywhere between 10,000 and 50,000 people have had their lives cut short. In various parts of the world, there are people who openly express their satisfaction that the mighty, presumptive ruler of the world has been struck a crippling blow where it is most vulnerable—in its image of itself. There are many more who regret the huge loss of life but feel the US brought the tragedy onto itself by involving itself in too many places, too often, and not always on the side of justice.

These views are grievously wrong. If the attack was on the US' power and capacity to strong-arm the world, that capacity remains undented while the will behind it may actually have hardened. If it was on the US as a symbol of an unjust order, that world order remains and, given the remorseless logic of globalisation, cannot but remain unaffected. What has...
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