Melanie Phillips takes a look at the atrocities committed in Mumbai and finds that "they told us very clearly a number of things." Here is one message that should be hard to mistake:
"Doctors working in a hospital where all the bodies, including that of the terrorists, were taken said they had not seen anything like this in their lives.
'Bombay has a long history of terror. I have seen bodies of riot victims, gang war and previous terror attacks like bomb blasts. But this was entirely different. It was shocking and disturbing,' a doctor said.
Asked what was different about the victims of the incident, another doctor said: 'It was very strange. I have seen so many dead bodies in my life, and was yet traumatised. A bomb blast victim's body might have been torn apart and could be a very disturbing sight. But the bodies of the victims in this attack bore such signs about the kind of violence of urban warfare that I am still unable to put my thoughts to words,' he said.
Asked specifically if he was talking of torture marks, he said: 'It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood,' one doctor said.
The other doctor, who had also conducted the post-mortem of the victims, said: 'Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was clear that they were killed on the 26th itself. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again,' he said.
Corroborating the doctors' claims about torture was the information that the Intelligence Bureau had about the terror plan. 'During his interrogation, Ajmal Kamal said they were specifically asked to target the foreigners, especially the Israelis,' an IB source said."
"The atrocities demonstrated with crystal clarity what the Islamist war is all about - and the western commentariat didn't understand because it simply refuses to acknowledge, even now, what that war actually is. It does not arise from particular grievances. It is not rooted in "despair" over Palestine. It is
not a reaction to the war in Iraq. It is a war waged in the name of Islam against America, Britain, Hindus, Jews and all who refuse to submit to Islamic conquest."
What of the Islamists treatment of their Jewish targets? Phillips writes:
"They went to some lengths in addition to single out a centre for observant Jews. Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife Rivka were murdered not because of Palestine but simply because they were Jews. That is because hatred of Jews as Jews is fundamental to the Islamists' hatred of the west - and of Israel."
And while this was going on in India, a few of the rag-tag Iraq Veterans Against the War roamed around Union Square in San Francisco for a lame act of street theatre. These "vets" most of whom have never set foot in Iraq, tied up "onlookers" and performed some sort of torture on them, all to make the military they claimed to serve in look worse than the Islamofascists.
In truth, the IVAW traitors do nothing but glorify the terrorists with their act.
It would be nice, for once, to hear all these liberal "anti-war" groups and Democrats get mad about how these people were tortured and quit calling our military torturers. After reading about this, I'm sick of hearing these liberal pantywaists complaining about "waterboarding," "loud music" and "cold temperatures." That is NOTHING compared to what these poor souls, especially the Israelis, went through. So why don't all you fools shut the hell up for once. Just because you're liberal doesn't mean the Islamofascists don't look on you as an Infidel.