January 25, 2010

In fourth-Generation warfare, the front line is anywhere...

I'm just surprised that this hasn't been tried before. Or a number of other possible attacks I could mention. (But won't—no need to give certain people ideas.)

Terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba 'planning paraglider attacks' in India - Times Online:

Indian intelligence officials suspect that the terrorist group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks is planning another audacious strike on the country — this time from the air, using suicide bombers flying paragliders.

U. K. Bansal, an Indian Home Ministry official, told reporters that the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba faction was thought to have acquired a number of the gliding parachutes.

"We have intelligence reports that LeT has purchased 50 paragliding kits from Europe with an intention to launch attacks on India," he said... [...]

..."It would be natural for them to plan another spectacular attack from the air. The warning has to be taken seriously." Paragliders usually do not have an engine but can — in skilled hands and in the right conditions — cover large distances. The world record for flying a paraglider is more than 460km (285 miles).

However, they usually need to be launched from a high point, or towed by a boat or car, which could limit their effectiveness....

Oh, yeah, that's really going to limit effectiveness.

* Update: Take a look at this video. We are SO lucky that Islam is almost as damaging to cognition as liberalism, or those suicide-bomber Johnnies would be much more troublesome...

Posted by John Weidner at January 25, 2010 11:37 AM
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