Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Rough Men

Sleepless again, I find CNN absorbed in its silly 'Heroes' show and the BBC feed utterly dead on Rogers Cable so I have moved to IBN's live internet feed.

And I find an amazing homage to Hemant Karkare, the head of India's counter-terrorism effort, killed in the current Mumbai battles.

It is alternately heartbreaking and inspiring. Sad that vermin have killed someone so apparently interesting - a mechanical engineer who made a curious career change. Young family still, but daughters spread over the world - funeral held up to let them return from the US and the UK. I love some of the coverage - "You must have done something right when you come under attack from all political groups". Well, maybe not - maybe everybody else was right.

But one thing is clear - India has to figure out how to stop the next attack, as it did not figure out how to stop this one.


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